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Steve King Is A White Supremacist, And The GOP Doesn’t Care

Steve King is the representative of my hometown of Ames, IA, where my parents still live. Voters can choose Scholten4Iowa, who is running on Medicare for All, supporting unions, and putting money back in the pockets of Iowa farmers with sensible trade policies.

Or voters can choose to give all that up so someone who has only voted to take away healthcare, gut unions, and start trade wars that are destroying wealth of farmers just so he can put his white supremacist agenda on a national stage. White supremacy that does nothing for Iowans of the 4th District, but white supremacy that is being blasted in the name of the people of Iowa’s 4th District.

Read this damning catalogue. You’re giving up healthcare and unions, and tens of millions of dollars for this?

“On Wednesday, when the same reporter asked King if he is a white supremacist or a white nationalist, the congressman didn’t deny the allegation.

“I don’t answer those questions,” he said. “I say to people that use those kind of allegations: Use those words a million times, because you’re reducing the value of them every time, and many of the people that use those words and make those allegations and ask those questions can’t even define the words they’re using.”

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Poll: only 28 percent of young voters say they will certainly vote in the 2018 midterms

Reminder to everyone (including myself) who spends waaay too much time arguing with Trump supporters and posting horrifying news articles:

What are you doing to get young people to vote? Because there is PLENTY of work to be done and it’s probably a higher impact use of our energy.

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A Family Of Woodchucks Ate Paul Ryan’s Car

Move over Pizza rat and MPR raccoon, another group of rodents has stolen my heart.
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Analysis | There’s no immigration crisis, and these charts prove it

If you or anyone you know believes any of the below, youre wrong and need to read the link to connect to reality.

Myth No. 1: Undocumented immigrants are flooding into the United States

Myth No. 2: Undocumented immigrants bring crime

Myth No. 3: Immigrants take our jobs and lower our wages

Myth No. 4: Immigrants are a drain on the economy
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‘Where are the babies, Mitch?’: McConnell pursued from restaurant by angry crowd

If you think that ripping children away from mothers and building a fascist state is bad, but making someone order from Seamless is just going too far, please get out of the way.
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‘My son is not the same’: New testimony paints bleak picture of family separation

Human beings, children, are being treated this way by our government. Some of you are still defending this.

Olivia Caceres was separated from her 1-year-old son in November at a legal point of entry. According to her testimony, she said that after reuniting with her toddler, “he continued to cry when we got home and would hold on to my leg and would not let me go. When I took off his clothes he was full of dirt and lice. It seemed like they had not bathed him the 85 days he was away from us.”

“[The children] did not have shoes or blankets in the detention center, and there were people in the cells that had to sleep standing up. They did not have enough to eat either, and could not drink the water, because of the chlorine they added to it … the incarcerated children were insulted – called named such as “animals” and “donkeys.”

“The officers told them that they could not eat because they were asking about their children. There was a pregnant woman who fainted from hunger.”

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America Was in the Business of Separating Families Long Before Trump

From Amanda Sen: “There’s more, much more, and it continues to this day in criminal and family courts across the country. Kids are removed from parents, especially parents of color for little more than the stress of poverty. Our courts and officials treat “offenses” and circumstances of poverty harshly, particularly for black and brown families. The child welfare system acts primarily not to rescue kids from abuse but to enforce cultural expectations in ways that have a disparate impact. For example, a white, middle class person has been able to use marijuana without fear of jail or losing their kids to the foster system since long before legalization. Not so for others. I had one client, a young man, whose baby almost went into foster care (and would have had he not had a great public defense organization behind him) because, get this, he smoked marijuana *before* she was born. Oh, and his brother had a mental illness for which he was receiving and participating in appropriate treatment. We had to have a hearing before a judge for him to be able to care for his own baby, even with clean drug tests. His own baby. Even then, ACS tried to get his sweet dog ordered out of the house because the caseworker didn’t like dogs. In 2016. We have a lot of work to do as a country.”
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