Immigrant Children without lawyers regularly face judges in Hearings….

Those judges send the ones without lawyer back to deal with their fate back in Central America….’

Those with lawyer almost assuredly will get to say in America…

And Yes….

Illegal undoucument immigrants DO have some Rights in America….

Every week in immigration courts around the country, thousands of children act as their own lawyers, pleading for asylum or other type of relief in a legal system they do not understand.

Suspected killers, kidnappers and others facing federal felony charges, no matter their ages, are entitled to court-appointed lawyers if they cannot afford them. But children accused of violating immigration laws, a civil offense, do not have the same right. In immigration court, people face charges from the government, but the government has no obligation to provide lawyers for poor children and adults, as it does in criminal cases, legal experts say.

Having a lawyer makes a difference. Between October 2004 and June of this year, more than half the children who did not have lawyers were deported. Only one in 10 children who had legal representation were sent back, according to federal data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a research group connected to Syracuse University.

“We have looked for any legal system in the United States where children are required to represent themselves against a government lawyer — child welfare proceedings, juvenile delinquency proceedings. We have not yet found one, and the government hasn’t found one either,” Stephen Kang, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Right Project, said in an interview.

“What we have in immigration court is an out-of-step system,” Mr. Kang said. “Children face federal prosecutors at adversarial court hearings that can have life-or-death consequences for the children involved.”…

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Clinton raised $10M more than Trump in July….

…from the LA Times….

The presidential candidates and many outside groups must report their July fundraising and spending details to the Federal Election Commission by midnight Saturday.

Ahead of their filings, Trump and Clinton announced their July fundraising totals.

Clinton’s July FEC report shows her campaign’s work to bring small donors into the fold is paying off. Her Democratic primary rival, Bernie Sanders, had strong appeal online and had routinely trounced her on the small-money front. In July, contributors giving $200 or less accounted for $11.4 million of Clinton’s fundraising — roughly double the amount they gave her in June.

These small donors helped Clinton raise about $90 million last month for her campaign and Democratic Party allies.

Trump, who did not raise much money during the primary and had no finance team until late May, has proven a surprisingly strong fundraiser. In July, he raised more than $80 million for his campaign and allied Republican Party groups, his campaign said.

Clinton’s campaign began this month with about $58 million in the bank. Trump’s campaign said that as of Aug. 1 it had $37 million in cash and another $37 million in joint accounts with the Republican National Committee….

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Republican Big Money donors fall behind Clinton’s….

For all this idea that BIG money Business people would want to support a ‘Rich’ guy who COULD help them out?

It isn’t going that way….

It seems that Hillary Clinton is getting more  money  from the  Rich than Trump….

Us NOT rich people don’t hear it when Trump boasts about being the ‘King’ of debt and has bankruptcies….

But it appears that rich people DO….

And they aren’t putting their money  on ‘One Way’ Trump….

Democratic mega-donors, including George Soros and Tom Steyer, are putting millions of dollars into efforts to put Hillary Clinton in the White House and win control of the Senate. Their investment comes as Republicans worry about not only the chances of their nominee Donald Trump, but also his effect on down-ballot races.

Yet few of the GOP’s biggest donors have put major money into Trump efforts, a striking change from four years ago when Mitt Romney had more million-dollar donors on his side than did President Barack Obama. They’re also not rushing to help save the Senate, based on the July reports from GOP super PACs….

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The Democrats don’t have Wikileaks stop them from raising money…

They raised Triple  what they raised for President Obama four years ago at this time in the campaign….

Their take is more than the Republican ‘s brought in last month….

The Democrats have a high burn rate as they spread their money around to down ballot races and deal with cybersecurity issues after the Wikileaks hacking….

The Democratic National Committee overcame the hacking scandal that forced out its chairwoman to post a blockbuster fundraising month in July, out-raising the GOP and its own mark from four years ago.

The DNC raised $32.4 million in July, topping its combined total from the previous three months, according to its filing Saturday with the Federal Election Committee. The Republican National Committee raised $27.2 million in July, and four years ago the DNC raised just under $10 million.

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Open Thread for August 21, 2016…Trust Donald Trump?

Just a little reminder…..

Do NOT Trust a guy who says who continues to say he’s gonna change ….

And doesn’t….

Donald Trump is gonna be Donald Trump….

Just about Donald Trump….

Still saying he’s gonna build a wall…

Still talking about setting up a ‘Deportion Force’

Still talking about how President Obama and then Sec Clinton gave ‘birth’ to ISIS….

Still saying he doesn’t want immigration from ANY country that has had a terrorist act in it…

Still calling Obama and Clinton names

Still saying he’s running a campaign , when he has NO ONE that has ever run a campaign running things….

Still NOT listening much to anyone but himself….

Still not gonna tell you about where he owes money and how much he’s on the hook for ….

And the list can go on…..

Donald Trump ain’t gonna change….

And people TRUST him a whole LOT less than Hillary Clinton….

Can you image THAT?

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The US is sending F-22 Fighter Jets to keep Syrian Fighter jets away from American Troops…

In Syria…..

And….

This is NOT good…..

The U.S. military on Friday dispatched two F-22 Raptors stealth fighter jets to intercept a pair of Syrian Su-24 Fencer aircraft that flew in the vicinity of Hasakah, Syria, according to news accounts citing an unnamed Pentagon official.

The American pilots of the fifth-generation fighters made by Lockheed Martin Corp. tried to radio the Syrian pilots but didn’t receive a response, according to CNN’s Barbara Starr.

The Raptors chased away the Fencers to protect U.S. Special Operations forces that are operating in the area, and no weapons were fired, according to The Los Angeles Times’ W.J. Hennigan.

The incident came a day after the U.S. scrambled fighters against Syrian Su-24s that bombed Kurdish forces operating near American special operations forces on the ground in the northeast part of the country in an incident that was the closest the U.S. has come to combat in the war-torn country, according to Military.com’s Richard Sisk.

The close encounter highlights how crowded the airspace and battlefield have become in the five-year-old civil war in Syria, where both U.S. and Russian forces are launching strikes with competing interests.

The U.S. has teamed with rebels to target militants affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and has called for the removal of Syrian President of Bashar al-Assad, while Russian supports the regime.

Indeed, Syrian government warplanes were in the air again Saturday over the flashpoint northeastern city of Hasakeh, despite a U.S. warning against new strikes that might endanger its military advisers, Agence France Presse reported….

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Bernie Sanders to go on the road FOR Hillary Clinton soon…

Bernie comes thru for Hillary Clinton and Democrats ….

He will campaign in his strongest primary states for Clinton and will also make appearanves for others he supports…

“I feel very strongly that Donald Trump would be a disaster for the country. I want to do everything I can to see that Secretary Clinton wins.”
Sanders spent a year on the trail for his own presidential campaign, before dropping out and endorsing Clinton last month.

He spoke on her behalf at the Democratic National Convention, but faced backlash from some of his supporters who say Clinton benefited from a rigged primary process.

Sanders has pleaded with his supporters to back Clinton. Now he’s expected to hit the campaign trail to target the working-class and younger voters……

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Quietly?…The Party Trump co-opted is getting ready to leave him on his own…

More murmuring among the Republican party regulars about taking their message top the votes WITH-OUT Donald Trump….

Back in the beginning of the GOP primary race this Dog thought that the Republican party would not allow one Donald Trump take over their party….

Well, Trump proved me and EVERYONE else wrong….

NOT SO FAST…..

It  maybe that the Trump got the voters?

But in the last word?

The party IS getting ready to take itself back from Donald Trump…

We maybe soon seeing the Grand Ole Party close it’s purse strings off from Trump and the down ballot party moves to campaign for everyone EXCEPT Trump who is gonna lose BIG TIME….

Republicans, worried about preserving their House and Senate majorities in the face of fierce headwinds, are accelerating their plans to distance themselves from Donald Trump – and may soon concede, if only implicitly, his defeat.
Party strategists are mapping out blueprints for down-ballot candidates, in TV ads and on the campaign trail, to present themselves as checks on a Hillary Clinton presidency. It’s an approach that would essentially admit a Trump loss. In interviews, nearly one dozen Republican operatives said they had begun poll-testing the idea – which one labeled a “break glass in case of emergency” strategy – to gauge how the public would react to it.
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It would represent a remarkable step – one not seen since 1996, when down-ballot Republicans, resigned to Bob Dole’s loss, campaigned as backstops to Bill Clinton’s second term. It comes at a time of mounting unease among Republicans about Trump’s prospects and how it will impact the fortunes of others. In recent days, a debate has begun to simmer among the party’s operatives about whether it will soon be time for the Republican National Committee to cut Trump off and redirect resources to congressional lawmakers.

“It would be political malpractice if you weren’t exploring the effectiveness of that messaging strategy,” said Rob Autry, a Republican pollster who’s looking into the idea. “If the current polling trends hold true, then down-ballot Republicans will need to start thinking outside the box.”

David Kochel, a veteran GOP strategist, said the party’s Senate hopefuls “should be watching to see where the bottom might be” for Trump. “It’s still early but some campaigns will need to come up with new and interesting ways to create distance from the top of the ticket,” he added…..

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Donald Trump maybe the reason The Republican lose the Senate…

Five Thirty Eight points out that Trump seems to be creating a drag on the Republican US Senate candidates….

Remember….

There is LESS than 90 days to the election in November and several states actually begin voting in about 2 or 3 weeks…

Donald Trump’s post-conventions polling slump seems to be having an effect on the Republican Party’s U.S. Senate candidates. We thought this might happen: There’s been an increasingly strong relationship between how a state votes for president and how it votes for Senate over the past few election cycles. And, indeed, Trump’s tumble has coincided with worsening GOP numbers in key states. It may cost the party the Senate.

Democrats need to gain a net of four or five seats to win control of the Senate, depending on whether Hillary Clinton or Trump wins the presidency.1 Before the conventions, polling in the 10 states whose Senate seats were most likely to flip between parties this November showed a pretty close race. Democratic candidates led in Illinois and Wisconsin, both of which would be pickups for their party. The Republican candidate was leading in Nevada (a seat that Democrats currently control). I didn’t include Indiana in my pre-convention analysis because of Democrat Evan Bayh’s late entrance into the race — we had just one partisan poll that included Bayh — but Democratic chances seemed good there (it would be another Democratic pickup). And Republicans led in the other competitive Senate races, all seats the GOP currently holds, so Democrats looked like they could pick up a net of two seats if everything stayed as it was and the polling leader in each state went on to win.

Since the conventions, however, Trump’s polling has worsened — overall and in states with key Senate races. In the eight states with competitive Senate races and both pre- and post-conventions polling,2 Trump had previously been down an average of about 6 percentage points; he’s now down an average of 9 points.3 And while Republican Senate candidates had been up by an average of a little more than 1 percentage point before the conventions in these eight states, they are now down by a little more than 1 point. That is, Republican Senate candidates in key states are still running ahead of Trump, but that cushion may no longer be enough to win now that Trump’s fortunes have worsened….

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Who KNOWS what is Donald Trump’s REAL worth?

The NY Times is out with a piece today that examines as much as can be found about Donald Trump’s wealth and business holdings….

And it IS troubling….

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Never before have American’s been asked to vote for a leader of their country who REFUSES to lay bare WHO HE REALLY IS….And will NOT reveal HOW MUCH he is indebted to WHOM….

Trump says the times has $650M in debt floating around…

There is actually NO LAW on the books that forces Trump to divest himself of his business holdings people….

Meaning in plain language that Trump HIMSELF COULD run his Real Estate business from the White House DIRECTLY if elected….

Anyone doubting that he would do so need remember…This is a man who will NOT reveal his taxes to the public , something NO ONE before running for President has withheld…

Going further ….

The NY Times finds that Trump also his assets on loan that are worth  another $2B……He is NOT personally liable for the money, but they are counted in his new worth…

Trump himself has proclaims….”I am the King of Debt’….

The lengthy NY Times piece comes down to this…..

“If you take away all the fancy stuff and so on and so forth, and the five-star ratings, you are basically down to a closely held family-run business that is fundamentally different from IBM or Exxon,” Mr. Weisselberg said, quoting from an email he had received from Donald F. McGahn, a lawyer and former chairman of the F.E.C. who advised Mr. Trump on his federal filing. Mr. McGahn did not return calls for comment.

Others disagree. Mr. Trump’s opaque portfolio of business ties make him potentially vulnerable to the demands of banks, and to business people in the United States and abroad, said Professor Painter, the former chief White House ethics lawyer.

“The success of his empire depends on an ability to get credit, to get loans extended to his business entities,” he said. “And we simply don’t know a lot about his financial dealings, here or around the world.”

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Trump has NOT changed….

Ok lets get something starighjt here….

Disregard the Bull Shit you are gonna here from some the political media reports coming out that Donald Trump has CHANGED …

He hasn’t….

The Hill and Politico have been pushing this line for the past few days and one gets the impression that they are being feed by the so called ‘new’ Trump campaign people….

If you LISTEN to Trump’s speeches now which ARE delieved in a calmer manner?

The contain EVERYTHING he HAS been saying before his ‘rebirth’ (How many times?)

He STILL promises a ‘Wall’…He STILL wants to segregate Muslims in thius country, he still wants  no immigartion from just about every country, he still wants to get rid of NATO , and he STILL can’t wait to get hands on nukes and NOT listen to the intel professionals who would ‘advise’ him….

Donald J. Trump is on ANOTHER Con trip…..80 days out from the Novembner Election he is trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes….

AGAIN…..

Don’t follow the Hill and Politico reporters….

Don’t believe him….

One of the first things he said in new reincrnation is he won’t lie…..

Huh?

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Apple product sales Drop Keep dropping….

Ain’t no surprise here….

Apple Computer sells watches, phones and money paying services….

It’s money is in building a HUGE new cicrclar  SECOND Headquarters building….

The comopany is burning thru money on development of a driverless car and wrist bands….

It’s new phones will make the ear phones from the millions of old phone unusable….

Been saying this for a while….

Apple Computer has LOST its WAY……

And I’m a Appla Guy….

Every one of Apple’s major hardware businesses posted declines in the three months that ended in June, the company reported on Tuesday.

It was the second quarter in a row of falling sales as the technology giant wrestles with a saturated market and a slow shift to services, not gear, as a major driver of the company’s profits. Over all, the company posted revenue of $42.4 billion, down 15 percent compared with the same quarter last year.

The quarter that ended in March was the first time in 13 years that revenue at Apple, which has spent much of the last five years as the world’s most valuable company, was lower than in the same period a year earlier.

The introduction of the 4-inch iPhone SE earlier this year appeared to hurt revenue and profits as some customers bought that device instead of Apple’s bigger, more expensive models.

“Apple is moving from only iPhones matter to iPhones and services matter,” said Ben Schachter, an analyst with Macquarie Securities, who estimated that nearly one-third of the company’s quarterly profits came from services like App Store purchases, Apple Music subscriptions and the iCloud storage business. Revenue in the segment rose 19 percent to $6 billion.

Still, Apple is still primarily a hardware company and its products did not fare well….

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During the second quarter of 2016, sales of Apple iPads, iPhones, and other devices fell 20 percent at popular retailer Target. Target CEO Brian Cornell highlighted the sales drop during an earnings call where he suggested the decline was due to a lack of “newness” and “innovation” and blamed poor Apple sales for Target’s disappointing Q2 earnings results.

According to Cornell, electronics sales decreased by double digits, with Apple product sales responsible for a third of the overall drop….

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Proof that Donald Trump operates in an Alternate Universe ….

Seriously?

He’s in Never…Neverland….

Blacks should vote for him because he’ll delieve for him in FOUR Years?

That is certainly the way for him to bite into the 99% of Blacks who DO NOT Support him, Right?

“You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?” Speaking before another largely-white audience in a town whose population is 93 percent white, Trump said, “And at the end of four years, I guarantee you that I will get over 95 percent of the African-American vote. I promise you. Because I will produce.”

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Polling Update for August 19, 2016…Hillary Keeps ABOVE 300 EV’s

Today’s numbers show Hillary reaching new heights in electoral votes

She’s now projected to win all Obama 2012 states, plus North Carolina and Georgia…..

Election Projection…..

Real Clear Politics Presidential margin.….+6.0 Clinton

Sam Wang Election Consortium Presidenial margin.…+5.5 Clinton

Five Thirty Five.

Clinton….86.0%

Trump….13.9%

The Upshot

Clinton….86%

Trump…..14%

Thursday, August 18

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

Pew Research

Clinton 41, Trump 37, Johnson 10, Stein 4     Clinton +4

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

Rasmussen Reports

Clinton 41, Trump 39, Johnson 9, Stein 3     Clinton +2

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

Reuters/Ipsos

Clinton 41, Trump 36     Clinton +5

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

Reuters/Ipsos

Clinton 39, Trump 35, Johnson 7, Stein 2     Clinton +4

Georgia: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson

FOX 5 Atlanta Trump 43, Clinton 43, Johnson 11     Tie

Nevada: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson

Suffolk University*

Clinton 44, Trump 42, Johnson 5    Clinton +2

Nevada Senate – Heck vs. Cortez Masto

Suffolk University

* Heck 37, Cortez Masto 37    Tie

Colorado Senate – Glenn vs. Bennet

Quinnipiac

Bennet 54, Glenn 38    Bennet +16

Iowa Senate – Grassley vs. Judge

Quinnipiac

Grassley 51, Judge 42    Grassley +9

President Obama Job Approval

Pew Research

Approve 53, Disapprove 42     Approve +11

President Obama Job Approval

Rasmussen Reports

Approve 51, Disapprove 48    Approve +3

President Obama Job Approval

Reuters/Ipsos

Approve 46, Disapprove 48   Disapprove +2

…for more info on the above polls….Real Clear Politics….

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President Obama will go to Louisiana next week….

Baton Rouge , Louisiana  is still digging out from the flooding there….

Over 70,000 people have been dispel;aced….

The Governor of the state has asked for Federal help and a local paper asked why the President didn’t come and review the situation…President Obama being on vacation gives him the ability to do everything he would be able to do from his office in the White House…

Donald Trump has been there for a visit today….

But there isn’t anything he can do except get a photo op….

The Governor has told the President that a visit next week won’t take away from operation on the ground…So he’s going….

Oh, yea…

The Republicans ARE trying to beat up the President because he isn’t in a hurry to run down there and make promises like George W. Bush and get blamed for anything that they can find….

President Obama will visit the site of intense flooding in Baton Rouge, La., next week as part of the ongoing federal response to the natural disaster.

Obama directed aides to coordinate with Louisiana officials on an “appropriate time for him to visit” and they chose next Tuesday, the White House announced.

Obama has faced heavy criticism for not visiting the site this week. He received a briefing by phone from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday while on a two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

Baton Rouge newspaper The Advocate earlier this week called on Obama to cut short his summer vacation to come to the state. And former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee criticized his decision keep golfing and not visit the area this week…..

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Trump 3.0 launch was last night…Maybe?

The media thinks Trump is changing his ways AGAIN?

How any times have we heard THIS?

And who is gonna believe this and forget everything the man HAS said up to another speech?

And this was just a speech…

The guy isn’t running a serious campaign…

The Donald Trump rehabilitation campaign is in full swing, as the candidate finalized a shakeup of his leadership structure on Friday and as his new campaign manager insists that Trump’s apology for past misdeeds was all him.

But the question is how long this new Trump will stick around.

The Republican nominee on Thursday night delivered one of his most surprising speeches yet, expressing “regret” if his past inflammatory rhetoric had caused personal pain. It was a stunning statement coming from a candidate who has said “to apologize for me is very difficult” and that his last sorry was “too many years ago to remember.”

The show of contrition was widely seen as evidence of the influence of his new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, a veteran pollster who campaign insiders said will try to put the brakes on Trump’s darker impulses. And just as Conway is making headway with the candidate revamp, Trump announced on Friday that he would be parting ways with Paul Manafort, his campaign chairman.

“This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign. I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process. Paul is a true professional and I wish him the greatest success,” Trump said in a statement.

But this isn’t the first time Trump has been reeled in only to return to his explosive ways…..

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