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Bill Maher “If Secret Service agents are going to get drunk and crash their car into the White House they, at least, have to try to hit one of the nuts jumping the fence.”

 

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Jon Stewart “I think what is so utterly depressing is that none of the ambiguities that existed in the Ferguson case, exist in the Staten Island case.  And yet, the outcome is exactly the same no crime, no trial, all harm, no foul.  In Ferguson, at least you had conflicting witness testimony, you had conflicting forensics, you had the specter at least, of police self-defense, but here there is none of that.  The coroner called it a homicide.  The guy’s not acting threatening, and we know that, not through witness testimony, unreliable bystanders, but because we are bleeping watching it.  Someone taped it.  A couple of days ago the White House proposed more cameras on cop vests as a solution to this type of violence.  I assume the solution they are proposing, if implemented would look something like the Eric Garner case.  I mean maybe, to look at the bright side, we’re about to save ourselves a bleep load of money on cop camera vests, but damn.  We are definitely not living in a post racial society and I can imagine there are a lot of people out there wondering how much of a society we’re living in at all.”

 

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/a9bg2k/the-eric-garner-grand-jury-decision

 

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White House officials expressed growing alarm on Thursday that Congress may not soon approve President Barack Obama’s emergency request for $3.7 billion to tackle the child migration crisis on the southern border of the United States.

The stalemate over the request comes as Obama prepares on Friday to host the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the countries that have been the source of much of the migrant surge that has strained border resources.

Congress is locked in a largely partisan fight over the money that Obama says is needed to provide humanitarian needs of the children and speed deportations for many after they get a hearing from immigration authorities.

Republicans want Congress to amend a 2008 anti-trafficking law to accelerate deportations, but Democrats are opposed out of concern the children would face the same conditions of crime and poverty when returned home. Senate Democrats have proposed cutting Obama’s $3.7 billion request, while Republicans have said $1.5 billion is the most they would want to spend.

Congress is preparing to start a five-week break at the end of next week and there is no compromise in sight.

“The notion that Congress would go home for August recess without having addressed this question … would be pretty extraordinary,” a senior White House official told reporters.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/25/white-house-alarmed-by-extraordinary-inaction-by-congress-on-border-crisis/