A former NASA and Apple engineer tried several bird feeders that falsely claimed they were “squirrel-proof,” so after a lot of testing, he decided to embrace squirrels’ ingenuity by creating a Ninja Warrior course for squirrels to reach the bird feeder. https://cnet.co/2Af4bng … [Read more...] about The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump, Pence travel to Cape Canaveral for SpaceX launch
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Host Don Lemon asked, “You’ve watched these pictures coming out of Minneapolis, St. Paul and other cities, these protests. They’re happening all over the country. No one condones this kind of destruction, but what do you say to these protesters, many of them outraged, sick and tired of black men being unjustly killed. What do you say to them?” … [Read more...] about Biden: Trump Has Been Giving Bigotry ‘Oxygen’ Since Charlottesville
LGBT groups were not exactly thrilled with the mere preservation of Obama’s 2014 workplace protections. They drew attention to a handful of common themes: President Trump’s promise to sign the sweeping First Amendment Defense Act; the anti-LGBT records of Vice President Mike Pence and cabinet nominees like Jeff Sessions; and especially the impact of Trump’s current travel ban, which applies to immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries, LGBT and non-LGBT alike. … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s White House Really Safeguard LGBT Rights?
In a similar vein, to see the riots flaring in Minneapolis is to be transported to the past: to the 2015 riots in Baltimore after 25-year-old Freddie Gray died in police custody; to the 1992 riots in Los Angeles after the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins and the initial acquittal of officers involved in the infamous beating of 25-year-old Rodney King; to the 1965 Watts riots after a dispute between a black motorist and a white cop. … [Read more...] about The protest pictures alone tell the story of America’s racial hierarchy
All this said, it’s possible that Trump has a clear path to victory on this issue. After all, since he hasn’t officially made any concrete demands, he shouldn’t have much trouble framing any nominal concession from the Mexican government as a triumph. Further, as immigration reporter Dara Lind notes, border crossings almost always spike in the spring before dipping in the summer. So it’s quite possible that the president will be able to point to tangible improvements in conditions at the border when declaring mission accomplished a few weeks from now. … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Trump’s New Plan to Seal the Border by Putting Tariffs on Mexico Could Backfire