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Armando Olmos (CivilRights Olmos)
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While Belgium may be smaller than Maryland and have a population of a little over 11 million, its capital is home to the headquarters of both NATO and the EU. Trump has been a vocal critic of both institutions.

"One thing is for sure, nobody is waiting for President Trump," said Lawrence Kerknawi, a political consultant who was taking a break from work before his entourage arrived on Wednesday. "People are not excited that he is coming."
As Trump touched down on Belgian soil, 9,000 demonstrators took to the streets to protest his trip.

The message was clear. "Get the hell out of our hole," one placard read. Another stated: "Mr. Trump, you are not welcome."
Even before barbed-wire barricades closed many roads, some residents weren't enthusiastic about their American guest.

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Democratic candidates won special elections in two districts that voted for President Donald Trump by significant margins.
In a special election for New York’s District 9 State Assembly, Democrat Christine Pellegrino upset Republican Thomas Gargiulo, The Huffington Post reported.
Trump had won District 9 by 23 points in November. The seat was formerly held by Republican Joseph Saladino, who resigned after being appointed town supervisor of Oyster Bay.
Democrats also pulled off an upset in New Hampshire’s Carroll County District 6, where Democrat Edith DesMarais defeated Republican Matthew Plache, according to WMUR. In the 2016 presidential election, Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in District 6 by seven points

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Lee Francis Cissna, President Trump’s nominee to head the federal agency that handles applications for visas, refugee status and citizenship, has put little on the public record in his 20 years as a lawyer, government employee, diplomat and Capitol Hill aide

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Just when you thought you had seen it all, the now-stacked, right-wing, corporatist U.S. Supreme Court actually made a progressive ruling on a case that is likely to have far-reaching effects on similar litigation going on in courts across the nation.
The case, Cooper v. Harris, involved two electoral districts in the State of North Carolina that had been heavily gerrymandered. In a 4-3 decision (neophyte Gorsuch abstained as he had not heard the arguments, which were presented in December), the Court ruled that the Tarheel State’s 1st and 12th legislative districts had been gerrymandered on a racial basis, thereby violating the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.
Amazingly, the swing vote was arch-conservative Clarence Thomas. Or perhaps his vote was not so amazing. Although Thomas is a die-hard Republican, on this occasion, he overcame his opposition to virtually all things liberal and progressive and voted his conscience. Thomas, who was born into grinding poverty during the Jim Crow Era, was abandoned by both parents, raised by a strict grandfather, and faced rejection among other blacks because of his dark skin. Thomas has a reputation for ruling against the interests of his fellow African-Americans, yet he has always consistently stood against the practice of racial gerrymandering.

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One thing is for sure Trump plans to end internet neutrality. These actions if it becomes law it will hurt, consumers, internet users, small business, and the internet will become expense. Denying many access to internet in their homes. We must fight this to protect democracy.

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Now that Trump has unveiled his new proposal for cutting taxes; this is how this effects our economy? The very rich will crash our economy; who will bail them out with nothing left? They'll be cuts to education, to women health, to environment protections, to the arts and endowments, to school lunch programs, to housing, to food stamps, to Obamacare, science projects, and research and development. We won't be a great nation anymore; Will fall into the 2nd world.

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