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Trump weathers Armistice Day barbs

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/12/18, 11:39 am

Close to 70 world leaders gathered in Paris Sunday to commemorate Armistice Day and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Germany’s agreement to cease fighting against the forces of the British Empire, France, Russia, and the United States took effect at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, 1918. French President Emmanuel Macron, host of the event, used the occasion to warn about the dangers of nationalism. Macron called nationalism a “betrayal of patriotism,” adding, “The old demons are rising again, ready to complete their task of chaos and of death.” Some saw the speech as a swipe against U.S.

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Split verdict

Politics | Division in Washington will likely multiply investigations and legislative gridlock, but critical judicial appointments march on
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/08/18, 05:24 pm

In the weeks before Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 6, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., told a crowd of supporters how to approach Republican politicians they disagree with on immigration:

“If you see anybody in that [Trump] Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. … And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

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Appeals court ruling keeps DACA alive

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/08/18, 04:51 pm

A U.S. appeals court Thursday let stand an order keeping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in place, overriding President Donald Trump’s effort last year to end it. DACA allows people who were brought to the United States illegally as children to stay here but doesn’t grant them legal immigration status. The government reasoned that former President Barack Obama overstepped his executive authority when he created DACA.

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