January 23, 2017

White House chief of staff: “There’s a conspiracy by the media to delegitimize this president.” Madonna: “The revolution starts here. The fight for the right to be free, to be who we are, to be equal. Let’s march together through this darkness.”   https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-mocks-protests-first-remark-140852195.html

Trump spokesperson says he will not be releasing his tax returns after all. “We litigated this all through the election. People didn’t care.”   http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/donald-trump-will-not-release-tax-returns-white-house-adviser-n710511   UPDATE: White House petition for Trump to release his tax returns exceeds 250,000 signatures.   https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/immediately-release-donald-trumps-full-tax-returns-all-information-needed-verify-emoluments-clause-compliance

Trump has reportedly not submitted the necessary official documents in Florida, Delaware or New York to pass control of his businesses to his sons. “Sheri Dillon, the Trump attorney who presented the plan (last week), said that Trump “has relinquished leadership and management of the Trump Organization.”   https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-promised-to-resign-from-his-companies-but-no-record-hes-done-so

Trump executive order to government agencies requires them to “waive, defer, grant ­exemptions from or delay” any part of the Affordable Care Act that imposes a financial or regulatory burden on anyone. “Robert Laszewski, president of the consulting firm Health Policy and Strategy Associates, called the executive order a “bomb” lobbed into the law’s “already shaky” insurance market.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/with-executive-order-trump-tosses-a-bomb-into-fragile-health-insurance-markets/2017/01/22/1afb3500-e046-11e6-ad42-f3375f271c9c_story.html

Environmental activist walking barefoot across the country to raise awareness of climate change hit and killed by SUV. “Mark Baumer was walking on the shoulder of Highway 90 in Walton County, Fla. when the driver of the SUV veered off the road and hit him, ABC News affiliate WEAR reported on Sunday.”   http://abcnews.go.com/US/environmental-activist-killed-suv-walking-barefoot-us/story?id=44979072

Man shot at Milo Yiannopolous protest at University of Washington was an anti-fascist union activist. “The man suspected of shooting the protester turned himself in on Friday after the shooting. Police released him, however, after the shooter claimed he acted in self defense.”   http://patch.com/washington/seattle/friends-man-shot-yiannopolous-protest-seattle-start-fundraiser

217 D.C. inauguration protesters charged with felony riot, face up to 10 years in prison. “I have been representing protesters for 13 years now, and I have never seen felony rioting charges in Washington, D.C.”   http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/more-than-200-anti-trump-protesters-hit-with-felony-riot-charges-during-inauguration-day-demonstration/

White House website: “The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it.” Does this mean we will no longer be allowed to criticize law enforcement officers or hold police departments accountable?   https://www.whitehouse.gov/law-enforcement-community   and   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01/trump-administration-empower-police-forces-170120185034624.html

Left wing extremists blamed for rocket attacks on Turkish ruling party offices and Istanbul police headquarters.   https://www.yahoo.com/news/turkish-police-capture-suspect-istanbul-rocket-attacks-police-110308987.html

Mexican gasoline price-hike protesters seize Otay Mesa border crossing connecting San Diego and Tijuana.   https://www.yahoo.com/news/protesters-control-border-crossing-us-030626474.html


January 23, 2017

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