Just another fun classified hangout

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President Donald Trump reportedly gave classified information to Russian officials last week. It’s unclear whether Trump himself confirmed or denied those reports — his administration’s response has been all over the place. But don’t expect the president’s party to hold him accountable; contrary to speculation, very few Republicans are actually pulling away from Trump.


On Monday, a federal appellate judge compared Trump’s Muslim ban to one of the worst chapters in American history: the U.S. internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. In case you are wondering, that comparison is a bad sign for Trump.

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“The era of mass incarceration in the United States has left us with the highest rate of imprisonment in the world, and with little good to show for it. We imprison black people at six times the rate of white people; brown people at three times the rate. Racism is cooked into every stage of the criminal system. Black people are more likely than white people to be arrested for the same crimes, held in pre-trial detention and offered plea bargains that include jail time for those same crimes, convicted for those same crimes, and sentenced more harshly for those same crimes.”

— Tahir Duckett, founder of ReThink and LawForBlackLives-DC executive committee member, for ThinkProgress

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