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Andrew Harnik/AP/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump went on a 90-minute extended rant during his rally in Wisconsin on Saturday night, programmed against the White House Correspondents Dinner that he refused to attend. During his unhinged monologue, the president said many ridiculous things that will sap your will to continue living in this nightmare dystopia, including: accusing mothers and doctors of executing newborns, calling the media “sick” and ex-FBI officials “scum,” claiming credit for the “sick” idea of sending undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities, and doing an impression of the Saudi king’s accent. Speaking about abortion, Trump brought up a lie he’s been touting for a while: that newborn babies are “executed” by their mothers and doctors. He accused Democrats of “aggressively pushing extreme late-term abortion, allowing children to be ripped from their mothers’ womb right up until the moment of birth.” Then, he went even further, saying, “The baby is born, the mother meets with the doctor, they take care of the baby, they wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby. Here's Trump making another false & unspeakably dangerous claim about abortion: "The baby is born; the mother meets with the doctor. Then the doctor & mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby." “These were dirty players… They’re just leaving because they got caught like nobody ever got caught.” Wow — Trump refers to the FBI and DOJ leaders he's purged from government as "scum" pic.twitter.com/mkjiWZ68cp — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 28, 2019 The president also said he was “proud” of his “sick” idea to ship undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities. Trump says sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities was his “sick idea” https://t.co/vCzpWKoYwh pic.twitter.com/idJYdjpZOT Speaking about America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia, Trump talked about his defense of Saudi King Salman in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “I said, King, We are losing our ass defending you, King, and you have a lot of money,” Trump claimed he said to Salman. pic.twitter.com/TVFMHdz9Oo — Tomthunkit™ (@TomthunkitsMind) April 28, 2019 Before the rally, Trump promised it would be “very positive,” unlike the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Yellow balloons bearing the word “life” and chants opposing abortion rose above the state Capitol Wednesday as lawmakers convened inside to finish the year’s legislative work. A crowd that Capitol Police estimated at 6,500 demonstrators descended on Capitol Square from across the state to protest failed legislation to eliminate some restrictions on late-term abortions and Gov. Ralph Northam's recent comments on that proposal. Wednesday's event, the largest anti-abortion demonstration at the state Capitol in recent memory, was affiliated with the national March for Life, an annual event that has for years drawn thousands of protesters to the national mall in Washington. The Virginia March for Life was the first of its kind, according to its organizers: the Family Foundation, the Virginia Catholic Conference and the Virginia Society for Human Life. A few dozen lawmakers — members of the House and Senate Republican caucuses — made an appearance before the crowd, drawing loud thank yous from demonstrators. “There’s not a more important issue that I’ve deal with in my career in the legislature than life,” House Speaker Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, told the crowd in brief remarks. “A child that is unborn is off limits to the governor and everyone else,” Newman said. “I hope this becomes an annual event.” Legislators are back in Richmond for the annual one-day session in which they take up the governor's vetoes and proposed amendments to bills. Earlier Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers, abortion patients and reproductive rights advocates held an event titled “Speak Out for Abortion Access.” Catholics for Choice, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and other groups participated in that event, according to organizers, who estimated that 60 people attended.
Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, will address the People’s Vote march on Saturday, saying he is prepared to vote for Theresa May’s Brexit deal in parliament as long she agrees to put it to a second referendum. The politician will be the most senior Labour figure to address the rally in Parliament Square in the afternoon, following a mass march through central London at which hundreds of thousands of people – and possibly more – are expected to attend. Source: peoples-vote.uk. © OpenStreetMap contributors “I will help you get it over the line to prevent a disastrous no-deal exit. But I can only vote for your deal – or any deal – if you let the people have a vote on it too. That’s why I’m proud to be marching. I trust the people I represent.” The last People’s Vote march in October attracted an estimated 700,000 protesters, and while its organisers are reluctant to say any more than that “hundreds of thousands” are due to attend on Saturday, the expectation is that significantly more will turn up. The Labour leader will be in Morecambe, Lancashire, campaigning for the local elections due in May. “Alastair Campbell asked me whether I’d be going along and I said to him very honestly that by going there I might alienate some of the people who are strong leavers who I want to bring on board.” Watson’s remarks make him the first shadow cabinet figure to publicly back a compromise proposed by Labour backbenchers Peter Kyle and Phil Wilson, in which supporters would allow May’s deal to pass if it was subject to another popular vote. The former foreign secretary David Miliband is due to travel from New York to attend, while a string of leftwing junior shadow ministers and MPs will address a Left Bloc rally at 11am at Stanhope Gate, near the south end of Park Lane.
Thousands of anti-fascists are expected to attend a central London protest on Sunday to counter a march by the far-right campaigner Tommy Robinson and his supporters. A new group within the party, Labour Against Racism and Fascism, has been created and Momentum has been trying to counter a far-right social media effort which some members believed was often more sophisticated than its own web presence. (@PeoplesMomentum) "Did you find any hatespeech"? He said: “A newly energised, well-funded network of hate is emerging, from Steve Bannon in the US to the former EDL [English Defence League] leader Tommy Robinson at home, and it threatens the very fabric of our nation. The Labour movement must be front and centre in opposing them.” Thousands were expected to attend the Robinson event, which involves a march on Whitehall three days before MPs vote on Theresa May’s Brexit package and has been billed as a “Brexit betrayal rally”. Laura Parker, Momentum’s national coordinator, said: “There has been a reluctance at times from some in the mainstream of Labour to engage in events like this in the past. Niroshan Sirisena, a Labour councillor in Croydon and a Momentum organiser, said he and others set up Labour Against Racism and Fascism weeks ago as part of an attempt to develop the party’s anti-racism policies at a constituency level. “Labour is an anti-racist party, but I think it has to do a little more than say that it is one,” said Sirisena, who has also been involved in distributing anti-racism leaflets at Premiership matches as part of a move to counter the far-right focus on football fans. The Metropolitan police have imposed strict conditions on the times and locations those taking part could protest, and warned that anyone who commited acts of violence would be arrested. The deputy assistant commissioner, Laurence Taylor, the Met’s gold commander for the operation, said: “If you want to protest on Sunday we ask that you do so peacefully, no matter what your view.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For two days, the president toyed with a bipartisan message and watched as the news cycle focused not on him, and not on the midterm elections, but on at least 14 explosive devices delivered to prominent Democratic figures. By Friday, he had had enough. As he left Washington for his latest campaign rally here, President Trump made it clear that he was no longer going to sit through another news cycle without President Trump at the center. When Mr. Trump took the stage at the Bojangles’ Coliseum, hours after Cesar Sayoc Jr., a Florida man with a lengthy criminal record, was arrested in connection to sending the devices, chants of “Build the wall” and “CNN sucks” had already rung out repeatedly. “The suspect has been captured — great job — and is now in federal custody,” Mr. Trump said. “These terrorist actions must be prosecuted and punished to the full extent of the law.” The president, who made a show on Wednesday of being “nice” as bomb scares were affecting several of his political enemies, resurrected some of his favorite political insults two days later. Taunts including “Crooked Hillary” and “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer” were brought out once again in a pull-out-all-the-stops partisan effort 11 days before the midterms. But on Friday, Republicans, from Mr. Trump on down, made it clear that Mr. Sayoc was not one of them. In fact, the president said that the coverage of Mr. Sayoc’s political leanings was a result of the news media trying to pin the attempted bombings on his politics. Most of the people and organizations on the receiving end of the packages have been targeted by Mr. Trump at his rallies.
MILWAUKEE — Former President Barack Obama urged Wisconsinites to vote Democratic at a Friday rally and slammed his presidential successor, Donald Trump, for stoking incivility and telling lies in the months leading up to the Nov. 6 election. He told attendees that the “character of the country is on the ballot” in this midterm election and that the “only check on this behavior is you and your vote.” Obama arrived at North Division High School in one of Milwaukee’s most impoverished neighborhoods to shore up support for a slate of Democratic candidates including U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers, 1st U.S. House District candidate Randy Bryce, attorney general candidate Josh Kaul and state treasurer candidate Sarah Godlewski. About 3,500 people crammed into the North Division High School gym. Another 600 watched the rally from an overflow room, according to Milwaukee Fire Department Capt. Jordan Ponder. Nanette Davis, 54, was one of many African-Americans standing in the crowd as Obama delivered a roughly 40-minute speech. She said Obama improved housing and health insurance for Milwaukee residents like herself. She voted in the 2016 election, but said many others in her community didn’t. Nearly 60,000 fewer votes were cast in 2016 than in 2012, and Trump won Wisconsin by about 23,000 votes. Some political scientists and Democratic party strategists attributed the lower turnout in part to the newly activated voter ID requirement.
Tom Wolf in a state that President Trump won in 2016, Obama told the crowd that the approaching election “is more important than any I can remember in my lifetime.” The former president carried Pennsylvania in both of his presidential races, and Democrats hope the state can help them retake control of Congress from the GOP. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Noting that the coming elections are not for the White House, Obama highlighted a tendency among some constituents to sit on the sidelines. “The Republicans in Congress right now … they’re no check on the White House. They’re bending over backwards to shield … folks from scrutiny and accountability,” he said. On Nov. 6, you have a chance to restore some sanity to our politics.” He went on to say that people across the political spectrum “should be concerned about the current course of this country,” apparently taking a subtle swipe at President Trump. “You don’t have to be a Democrat or a Republican … to say that it’s not good to pressure the attorney general or the FBI to use the criminal justice system to punish political enemies," Obama said. "That’s what they do in some dictatorships. I might just complain. I might say to Michelle, ‘Hey, that’s not fair.’” Obama's trip is the latest in a string of appearances before the midterms. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
The president was referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a law enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security that bears the responsibility of carrying out his hardline immigration agenda. The list of those calling for Ice to be abolished nonetheless includes at least some prominent Democrats, such as Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, both regarded as potential contenders for the 2020 presidential race. A recent poll, conducted before the controversy over Trump’s family separation policy, found Democrats with a 14-point advantage over Republicans on each party’s handling of immigration. The US Customs and Border Protection, meanwhile, was tasked with enforcement along the US borders. But the Obama administration, immigration advocates said, shifted its focus in later years by having Ice concentrate on those who committed serious felonies or were considered security risks. The overall arrests in 2017, Trump’s first year in office, were 30% higher than the previous year. The “Abolish Ice” slogan among some progressives, Fitzgerald said, probably has less to do with the agency itself than “a general cry of protest against Trump’s draconian immigration policies”. Democrats in Washington, he pointed out, have largely adopted the position that Ice should be reformed rather than eliminated in its entirety. The agents wrote that the association of Ice with the Trump administration’s controversial detention and deportation policies had made it difficult for its investigative division to pursue threats to national security, organized crime, and drug and human trafficking. “The reality is, at the end of the day, we need to have an agency that enforces immigration law and the border.” “But we need an agency that operates with humanity, with compassion … It’s not about abolish Ice so much as it is about abolish the abuses, abolish the treatment of families like they’re something less than human.”
The S&P 500 Index rose for the second week in a row after the unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in May, the lowest in nearly half a century. The dollar headed for a seventh straight weekly gain, the longest streak since 2014, while the 10-year Treasury yield rose above 2.89 percent as investor focus turned to the pace of the Federal Reserve’s rate increases. “This cements the June rate hike and if things continue to perform economically at this level and wages continue to move higher, and the unemployment rate drives even lower, I think the Fed, they need to raise rates at least three times this year.” In Europe, stocks were set for the largest gain in a month after Italy’s populist parties grabbed power, ending a three-month political gridlock. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 1.5 percent to highest since March 13. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index gained 0.9 percent. Currencies The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index gained 0.2 percent. The yield on 10-year Treasuries climbed four basis points to 2.89 percent. Germany’s 10-year yield rose four basis points to 0.39 percent. Italy’s 10-year yield fell 11 basis points to 2.689 percent. Spain’s 10-year yield decreased six basis points to 1.441 percent.
Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. Event is sold out, but will be live-streamed here. More information is here. 5-7 p.m. outside the Israeli Consulate, 456 Montgomery St., San Francisco. Palestinian forum: Event marking 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the expulsion and exodus of Palestinians from what became the state of Israel. More information is here. Politics 101: United Democratic Club hosts a primer on local politics. 6:30 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco. More information is here. More information is here.
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