The US-Mexico border runs through four states: Arizona; California; New Mexico; and Texas. There are nine Congressional districts on the border. In April of 2017, the Wall Street Journal polled all 17 members of Congress representing border districts and states and couldn’t find a single person who supported Trump’s wall. At the time, Trump was requesting 1.4 billion dollars to begin constructing the wall and no member of Congress representing people living on the border wanted to pay. Now, Trump wants 5.7 billion dollars for the wall and has shut down part of the government to try and get his way.
I’m tired of Republicans justifying Trump’s bad ideas and cruel policies by constantly trying to create false equivalencies with things done by Barack Obama or the Clinton’s. If something was wrong when a Democrat was president that something should be wrong today. If something is worse than anything done during a Democratic administration, it should be wrong today.
today’s version of news updates includes stories about the following topics:
- The government’s advice to workers not getting paid during the shutdown
I know it won’t happen. Republicans lack the courage. Still, it’s time for the vice president and Trump’s cabinet to enact the 25th Amendment.
Donald Trump is so incompetent and compulsive that I can’t support a withdrawal of troops from Syria.
I need to make one thing clear: no one’s health insurance is in immediate jeopardy. Still, the Affordable Care Act is now facing its biggest threat. The possibility that 20 million insured Americans will lose their coverage is now real. There is a chance those with preexisting conditions will no longer have the opportunity to purchase coverage. Children under the age of 26 currently getting insurance from their parents’s policy could soon be uninsured.
Today’s news updates include: cops indicted for beating a cop; a former cop indicted for murder; possible fraud in a North Carolina Congressional election; and the new NAFTA.
Today’s news updates are: gassing people at the border; the Trump administration tells the truth about climate change; and Nancy Pelosi’s progressive support.
This version of news updates has stories about another heartbreaking, senseless shooting, a border patrol agent being acquitted in the shooting of a teenage boy in Mexico, and Saudi Arabia’s nuclear ambitions.