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Part 2: Trump Administration’s New Immigration Plans


President Trump released two memorandums Tuesday, expanding the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Here is the plan for enforcing immigration laws. Read Part 1 below, on the plan for implementing border security.

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Part 1: Trump Administration’s New Immigration Plans


President Trump released two memorandums Tuesday, expanding the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Here is the plan to implement border security. Read Part 2 above, on the plan for enforcing immigration laws.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE

Sweden Becomes the New Poster Country for the U.S. Immigration Debate


Riots in a Swedish suburb Tuesday reinforced conservative arguments for stricter immigration policy, and Donald Trump’s falsehoods are getting lost in the shuffle.

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Trump Administration Issues ‘Sweeping Rewrite’ of Immigration Policies


New guidelines expand the current crackdown on undocumented immigration and increase the number of people who can be deported.

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Love Letters From Both Sides of Incarceration


Frankie, who is serving a life sentence without parole, and Yolanda, his wife, reflect on marriage with one spouse behind bars.

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The Enemies [a cartoon from Germany]









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Be Right Back









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Questioning Local Media Coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Reporter Jordan Chariton appears on a North Dakota news show to set the record straight about what’s happening at #NoDAPL camps.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Truthdiggers of the Week: Sanctuary Churches, Havens for Undocumented Immigrants


Despite serious risks, religious institutions across the U.S. are opening their doors to immigrants who fear deportation under the Trump administration.

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Lawmakers Feel the Heat as Resistance Ignites in Town Hall Meetings


Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Eight Signs That Someone Is a White Terrorist


Robert Doggart (pictured) has been found guilty on four counts of plotting to commit arson and violate civil rights. But he was not charged with terrorism.

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Santa Monica, Calif., Dumps Wells Fargo Over DAPL Funding


The city’s progressive agenda includes a new measure to shield residents from discriminatory acts by the Trump administration.

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PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff Warns That the Recent Attacks on the Press Subvert Democracy

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with the co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” to discuss the future of journalism and the need for a more diverse media. Transcript added.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Hispanic House Democrats Blast ‘Dictatorial Shenanigans’ at Immigration Meeting


Two members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are banned from a major discussion of immigration raids and detentions.

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Trump Vilifies Media—Except Outlets That Follow His Narrative


Trump ranted and raved at the press Thursday, but not all the press—for instance, he didn’t attack Breitbart News.

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Just to Be Clear









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Small Survey Finds Negative Feelings Among Police Toward Black Lives Matter


A law firm canvasses 200 police officers about race relations on the job.

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Two States [a cartoon from Jordan]









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Immigration Agency Quietly Accelerates Deportations of Central American Mothers and Children


Three families are to be expelled Friday, including a 19-year-old mother and her toddler.

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Cenk Uygur and the Truthdig Team Question the Future of Progressive Politics

Truthdig staff members sat down Thursday with the host of The Young Turks to discuss his bid to shake up the Democratic Party.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Alternative ‘Facts’


When the president spreads false propagandist narratives, journalists and their sources must forcefully embrace their role as the Fourth Estate.

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All of Putin and Trump’s Men


Mike Flynn’s phone call to the Russian ambassador looks like the result of a joint effort by the “Moscow Gang of Trump” and its associates.

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China Policy [a cartoon from the United Arab Emirates]









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GOP Oversight









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We Must Know the Truth


An independent, bipartisan commission should investigate Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Proceeds as Emergency Request Is Denied


As the Sioux tribes run out of legal routes to halt the pipeline, military veterans travel to North Dakota to support the water protectors’ final stand.

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Time Is Already Running Out on Our Democracy, Scholar Says


We may have a year or less, and it has happened to countries like ours before, according to a Yale professor.

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Group Love









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Why Did Donald Trump Appoint Gen. Michael Flynn in the First Place?


It reflects poorly on the president’s judgment that he could not see that his hand-picked national security adviser, pictured, was a disaster.

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Investigating









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Snowden: ‘Finally: Irrefutable Evidence That I Never Cooperated With Russian Intel’


Whistleblower Edward Snowden says a report suggesting Vladimir Putin is considering sending him back to the U.S. as a “gift” to President Trump proves he is not a spy.

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Could National Security Adviser Mike Flynn Face Criminal Charges Over Russia Ties?


Serious questions continue to swirl around Flynn’s relationship with the Russian government.

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In Trump Times, the Enemies of Our Enemies Are Not Necessarily Our Friends


How can we recognize who our allies are in the mixed-up world of the new president?

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The Long Road to Impeaching Trump Just Got Shorter


Democratic leaders in Congress have shown scant interest in impeaching the new president. Escalating pressure from constituents could soon change that.

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Yard Sale









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The Real Victors in the Judicial Ruling on Trump’s Immigration Ban: This Country’s Universities


It’s poetic justice that universities should stand in the way of the president’s plans to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.

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What We Do Now


Two new books published in the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration purport to show a path forward for liberals.

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Geoff Cowan, Former Head of Voice of America, Stresses the Need for a Strong Press in the Trump Age

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with the USC journalism professor, pictured, about opposition to the new Trump administration and the role of the media in these troubling times.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Los Angeles City Council Prepares Defenses Against Trump’s Policies


The council takes steps to protect against faith-based discrimination and provide aid to travelers detained at LAX.

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Ethics Experts: Kellyanne Conway Broke Law by Promoting Ivanka Trump Brand


After her boss slammed Nordstrom company for dropping his daughter’s fashion line, Trump’s top aide encouraged Americans to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff.”

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Nordstrom









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Standing Rock Tribe Calls for Action in Face of Impending Pipeline Construction


The fight over the Dakota Access pipeline is reaching a boiling point as peaceful demonstrators seek to halt imminent drilling.

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What the Streets of Los Angeles Can Teach Us About Policing in America

The Truthdig team spoke with author Wellford (Buzz) Wilms about the complex relationship between urban neighborhoods and law enforcement.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The U.S. Is Playing With Fire on Iran


Bellicose rhetoric by Mike Flynn (pictured), U.S. national security adviser, about Tehran’s missile test points toward a potentially disastrous policy in the Trump administration.

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Trump’s Tweets Are a Sideshow: His Executive Orders Are Building a Corporate State


The Trump era heralds a growing assault on basic government and progressive values.

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Indian Giver









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DeVos Squeaks In as Trump’s Education Secretary


The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm the appointment of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the historic, tie-breaking vote.

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Help Block Potential Rollback of LGBT Rights


The couple reportedly also influenced President Trump to release a statement Tuesday affirming the White House’s commitment to upholding LGBT protections.

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Family Ties Leave Taxpayers on Hook for Eric Trump’s Business Trip


Conflict-of-interest concerns surfaced Saturday after it was revealed that a recent business trip by Donald Trump’s son cost taxpayers nearly $100,000.

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