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The owner of the Red Hen explains
why she asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders
to leave

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Washington Post, by Avi Selk and Sarah Murray    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/24/2018 7:32:44 AM     Post Reply
Stephanie Wilkinson was at home Friday evening — nearly 200 miles from the White House — when the choice presented itself. Her phone rang about 8 p.m. It was the chef at the Red Hen, the tiny farm-to-table restaurant that she co-owned just off Main Street in Lexington, Va. Sarah Huckabee Sanders had just walked in and sat down, the chef informed her. “He said the staff is a little concerned. What should we do?” Wilkinson told The Washington Post. “I said I’d be down to see if it’s true.” It seemed unlikely to her that President Trump’s press secretary

   

 

  


 
Maxine Waters: People Are ‘Going to Harass’
Trump Administration Officials at Restaurants,
Stores, and Gas Stations

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Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/24/2018 2:48:42 PM     Post Reply
Saturday on MSNBC, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) suggested people harassing, and protesting members of the administration of President Donald Trump at stores, restaurants, and gas stations was the new reality for the United States of America. Waters was referencing White House press secretary Sarah Sanders being asked to leave a Red Hen restaurant in Virginia this weekend. Waters said, “I have no sympathy for these people that are in this administration who know it’s wrong for what they’re doing on so many fronts. They tend to not want to confront this president or even leave, but they know what they’re doing

Laura Ingalls Wilder´s name removed
from book award over racism concerns

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/24/2018 3:19:01 PM     Post Reply
Chicago - A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove the name of Laura Ingalls Wilder from a major children’s book award, over concerns about how the author portrayed African Americans and Native Americans. The board of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) made the unanimous decision to change the name on Saturday, at a meeting in New Orleans. The name of the prize was changed from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award. The association said Wilder “includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC’s core values”. The first award

Trump tweets he wants to deport illegal
immigrants ´with no Judges or Court Cases´ —
a move that would violate due process

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Business Insider, by Ellen Cranley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/24/2018 1:03:17 PM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that the US should deport immigrants who enter the US illegally with no legal process. Trump said once "somebody comes in" the country, they should be removed with "no Judges or Court Cases" — a move that would violate the long-established legal precedent for immigrants´ rights to due process. (Snip) The US Constitution´s Fifth Amendment guarantees the right to "due process of law" in criminal proceedings. In 1953, the Supreme Court clarified this right extended to non-US citizens. The Kwong Hai Chew v. Colding case concluded that the Attorney General "did not have the

Schumer announces his daughter
is marrying another woman

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New York Post, by Elizabeth Rosner and Linda Massarella    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 6/24/2018 9:55:12 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Chuck Schumer used the occasion of Sunday’s NYC Pride March to announce that his daughter, Alison, will be marrying her fiancée, Elizabeth Weiland. The women plan to walk down the aisle on Nov. 18. “Marching in the #NYCPride Parade has special meaning this year as I am marching with my daughter Alison and her wonderful fiancée Biz! #HappyPride,” tweeted the politician, who wore a lavender shirt to the pride parade. Alison, 29, is an executive at Facebook, while Weiland’s LinkedIn page says she is in her second year of an MBA program at Columbia University.

An anti-Trump movement is calling
for the boycott of these 24 retailers

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Business Insider, by Kate Taylor, Mary Hanbury    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/23/2018 4:16:55 PM     Post Reply
The boycott-Trump movement has resurged. Shannon Coulter, a brand and digital strategist, started the #GrabYourWallet hashtag in October 2016 to encourage people seeking a way to take concrete action against Donald Trump to boycott companies — large and small — that do business with his family. As a result, brands such as Nordstrom, Jet.com, and Gilt dropped Ivanka Trump´s fashion line last year. While Coulter has remained steadfast in her quest to encourage the other 62 retailers, nonprofits, and even a movie produced by Harvey Weinstein to ditch Trump products, the issue has peaked once more among consumers and

   

 

  


 
Poop. Needles. Rats. Homeless camp
pushes SF neighborhood to the edge

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Heather Knight    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/24/2018 3:09:34 PM     Post Reply
The Chronicle receives a deluge of email every day, but one message sent to the news desk on a Saturday evening in April was particularly memorable. “There is a suitcase full of human s— on the corner of Isis and 13th,” the email read. “Last night, I had to threaten violence to a man smoking crystal meth on my front porch. This morning, my 2-year-old son and I watched a rat rummage through the trash in our gutter. “Things have been getting worse and worse on my block since 2010, and the city does NOTHING to fix it,” the angry

   

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