Trump’s new immigration crew is getting worse

Even though President Trump’s battle against Congressional oversight is front and center, the administration is staffing up its xenophobe wing with even nastier hardliners. If we thought Trump’s immigration policy was bad, judging by the new blood, we may be in for something worse. Ken Cuccinelli is being brought in to wrangle Trump’s immigration agenda. … Read moreTrump’s new immigration crew is getting worse

Bipartisan lawmakers reach deal on disaster relief, shrugging off Trump’s border money demands – ThinkProgress

Congressional leaders agreed on Thursday to a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill, rebuffing President Donald Trump’s demand that the legislation include more funding for border security. The Senate later passed the measure by a vote of 85-8. According to Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), chairman of the appropriations committee, Trump has agreed to sign the deal … Read moreBipartisan lawmakers reach deal on disaster relief, shrugging off Trump’s border money demands – ThinkProgress

Eric Greitens’ return to the Navy highlights military’s ongoing problem with sexual assault – ThinkProgress

Former Navy SEAL and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R), who resigned last year amid allegations of sexual assault and a fundraising felony charge, told supporters recently that he will return to the Navy for active duty service. The revelation highlights the military’s ongoing problem with handling sexual assault and rape allegations.  Greitens is expected to … Read moreEric Greitens’ return to the Navy highlights military’s ongoing problem with sexual assault – ThinkProgress

Open thread for night owls. Covering the climate crisis the way E.R. Murrow did the start of WW II

“Covering Climate Now” has debuted. It’s a project co-sponsored by the Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation to which other media and journalists are being invited. The objective is simple: Bring together journalists and news venues to improve—“dramatically improve,” according to The Nation—coverage of the climate crisis and solutions to it. Here are some details about the project and an … Read moreOpen thread for night owls. Covering the climate crisis the way E.R. Murrow did the start of WW II