Immigration raids reportedly set to begin: Nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented immigrant families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, according to a New York Times report.
The operation, backed by President Donald Trump, is back on after having been postponed in June. The raids, which are to be conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement over multiple days, will include “collateral” deportations, the Times adds.
Miriam Adelson wants ‘Book of Trump’ in Bible: Republican donor Miriam Adelson has suggested the Jewish bible ought to get a “Book of Trump.” Scholar Joel M. Hoffman is among those dismissing the idea, according to a USA Today network report.
“Would it be too much to pray for a day when the Bible gets a ‘Book of Trump,’ much like it has a ‘Book of Esther’ celebrating the deliverance of the Jews from ancient Persia?” writes Adelson, wife of Las Vegas Sands Corp.LVS, +0.71%founder Sheldon Adelson, in a recent Las Vegas Review-Journal column. She praises the Trump administration in her column for pro-Israel moves such as recognizing Jerusalem as the country’s capital.
Hoffman, author of “The Bible Doesn’t Say That,” says there is no way to add another book to the Jewish bible.
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Pete Buttigieg takes aim at systemic racism: Countering skeptics who doubt he can win over crucial African-American voters in the Democratic primaries, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has rolled out the details of his plan to combat systemic racial inequality, naming it for legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass. So says an NPR report.
His “Douglass Plan” aims to establish a $10 billion fund for black entrepreneurs over five years, invest $25 billion in historically black colleges, legalize marijuana, expunge past drug convictions, reduce the prison population by half and pass a new Voting Rights Act to further empower the federal government to ensure voting access, the report says.
Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., last month had to respond to criticism from angry city residents after a white police officer fatally shot a black man.
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Bernie Sanders unveils anti-endorsements: The Bernie Sanders campaign has released a list of anti-endorsements that features CEOs and billionaires who have criticized the Vermont senator’s policy proposals or his White House run.
“These people have a vested interest in preserving the status quo so they can keep their grip on power and continue to exploit working people across America. We welcome their hatred,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said in a statement. The list includes J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.JPM, +0.59%CEO Jamie Dimon, Walt Disney Co.DIS, +0.70%CEO Bob Iger and Home Depot Inc.HD, +0.42%co-founder Bernie Marcus.
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Democrats hope Beto, others exit 2020 race to run for Senate: Democratic senators are hoping that some of the party’s presidential hopefuls — such as Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke — could drop out of the 2020 race in time to run instead for the Senate, according to a Hill article.
That’s after Eric Swalwell, a House member from California congressman, became the first Democratic contender to end his pursuit of the presidential nomination.
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Swalwell dropped out as he faces a challenger for his seat in Congress, and he’s not the only one with an eye on his day job, notes a separate Hill story. A prominent state senator has already entered the race for presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard’s seat representing Hawaii in Congress, and several prominent women are considering bids for 2020 contender Seth Moulton’s seat in Massachusetts.
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