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Caught up in the shame game

Politics | Democrat publicly chastises Trump donors in Texas
by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/08/19, 04:49 pm

As soon as U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, tweeted a list of names of President Donald Trump’s donors from San Antonio on Monday, Justin Herricks heard about it from his employees. Soon, he was getting angry calls and social media messages.

“[They were] saying a lot of things about the businesses I have and about myself as a person—people telling me I’m a racist person,” Herricks, the president and CEO of Precision Pipe Rentals, told me. His name was on Castro’s list with 43 others who donated the maximum amount permitted under federal law to Trump’s reelection campaign.

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Seeking the welfare of Baltimore

Politics | Pastors focus on ministry amid a hurricane of tweets
by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/01/19, 04:25 pm

The Rev. Rodney Hudson of Ames Memorial United Methodist Church in Baltimore knows the problems his city faces. His church is in Sandtown, where neighbors rioted in 2015 to protest Freddie Gray’s death in police custody.

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Big spenders

Politics | The latest budget deal reveals shifting priorities for some Republicans
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/25/19, 03:44 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump and congressional leaders agreed Monday on a budget deal that would increase federal spending by more than $320 billion as budget deficits rise to trillion-dollar levels.

“This was a real compromise in order to give another big victory to our Great Military and Vets!” the president tweeted after the deal was announced.

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