The President says he’s signing an executive order to end family separations. The actual aim seems to be to pick a fight with the courts and allow separations to continue while blaming judges. According to The New York Times, the President will sign an executive order allowing children to be detained indefinitely with their parents. The problem is that that violates a 1997 consent decree saying that you can’t detain/imprison children for more than 20 days (technically what’s currently happening isn’t detention). It straight up violates that order. So what will almost inevitably happen is that a court will step in, say you can’t do that and then Trump will announce that the judge is forcing him to keep separating families.
|October 1, 2023 12:00 a.m.
About an hour ago Punchbowl News sent out an email: “Special Edition: How Congress Averted a Shutdown.” It includes a…
|September 30, 2023 6:09 p.m.
Ditto to everything David says below to this denouement of the latest House GOP clown show. The big picture: House…
|September 30, 2023 3:54 p.m.
At long last Kevin McCarthy came to his senses – or at least saw no other path.
|September 29, 2023 3:26 p.m.
As of today we are seeing more and more reporting that House Freedom Caucus hardliners may actually force a vote…