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Sally Yates gives Ted Cruz a lesson during exchange over Trump’s travel ban – video

From The Guardian: Former acting attorney general Sally Yates has come out on top after Texas senator Ted Cruz attempted to corner her during a discussion about Donald Trump’s travel ban. Cruz cited a portion of US code that allows presidents to prevent immigrants from entering the country if their arrival would be ‘detrimental to […]

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Travel ban ruling: judges refuse to reinstate Trump’s order

The judges said the government had failed to make a case that there was an urgent need to block travellers from the seven Muslim-majority countries on the travel ban list from entering the US: Although we agree that ‘the government’s interest in combating terrorism is an urgent objective of the highest order’ … the government […]

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Donald Trump attacks ‘so-called judge’ over decision to halt travel ban

Seattle judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban. Donald Trump has insulted and threatened to overturn the ruling of a “so-called” federal judge in Seattle who temporarily halted his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries and the suspension of refugee admission. In a series of tweets early in the morning after Friday’s ruling by the Seattle […]

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Americans more likely to be killed by cows than immigrant terrorists

Americans are vastly more likely to find employment with a Muslim refugee than to be killed by one. They are in fact much likelier to be killed by cows, fireworks and malfunctioning elevators than an immigrant terrorist. Cows kill 20 Americans every year on average. (Source) Yes, cows are twenty times more lethal than sharks, […]

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Suddenly, Muslims are America’s pariahs

Officers ‘just following orders’, confused children, fearful parents: with Trump’s vile ban, Islamophobia has finally burst its banks. How many times in history has evil been explained as ‘just following orders’. The thought was almost too evil, too grotesque, to countenance. The hours after the ban felt like living through a chapter of history that […]