Diner

Following DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen being heckled out of a Mexican restaurant by protesters days earlier, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the first Trump official to be ejected from a restaurant by the owner herself. 

Reports of Sanders being 86’d from Virginia’s Red Hen restaurant as if she were the long lost sister to SNL’s Butabi brothers has led the national conversation to question if this reaction is acceptable. Not only is it acceptable, it’s needed.

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Fortress

Nearly two months into a monstrous federal policy which separates migrant parents from their children at the southern border, the Department of Homeland Security announced it has now placed 2,000 children in facilities across the country.

Leave the porch light on for Father Merrin and Father Karras, because the Trump administration has declared war on America’s very soul.

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A New Hope

In January, two people were killed and 18 were injured during a school shooting in Benton, Kentucky. The social media response was tepid at best; signs of a public finally exhausted after years of reacting to almost-daily tragedies. That changed last Wednesday.

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Chicago

After a man drove a truck onto a Manhattan bike path on Halloween killed eight people, President Trump tweeted he had ordered Homeland Security to increase its “Extreme Vetting Program.”

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When asked on Tuesday if Trump would increase extreme vetting of gun owners after twenty-six year old Devin Kelley carried out a mass shooting on a Texas church resulting in the deaths of 26 people, Trump attacked… Chicago:

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American Beauty

Days after his inauguration, Donald Trump issued an executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. The Muslim Ban was the first major policy Trump enacted rooted in fear and bigotry. His decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is just his latest action marinated in hate.

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Made in America

Like the Trump administration’s previously themed weeks, “Made in America” failed to take the media by storm, concluding with the President’s Mar-a-Lago Club applying for 70 additional visas for foreign workers. However, it was another failure which overshadowed the White House’s attempt to control the media narrative: Donald Trump’s negotiating of health care reform.

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Superbad

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid,” Donald Trump told the Daily Signal in 2015. Trump has repeated this pledge to protect Medicaid multiple times via Twitter.  He’s also broken it multiple times.

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