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Illinois the home state of former President Barack Obama commemorated his birthday under a new state law. The bill marking Aug. 4 as “Barack Obama Day” throughout the state was enacted without making the date a full-scale holiday. The Illinois House narrowly rejected a plan to make Obama’s birthday a state holiday amid worries that the cash-strapped state could not afford to give state state employees another paid day off. https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/1025749969385467904 The law hailed Obama’s efforts to protect the rights of Americans and build “bridges across communities.” “It’s incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois. I think…

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Ivanka Trump discussed what she called a “low point” in her time in Washington DC  when appeared at a forum hosted by Axios recently. Ivanka said she disagreed with her father’s policy of separating families along the southern border. She claims that she was very affected by the policy. Ivanka said of family separations, “That was a low point for me as well.” Ivanka continued, “I feel very strongly about that, and I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children.” Ivanka fell short of harshly criticizing her father and the administration of which she…

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Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump by 7 points in a hypothetical matchup for the 2020 election, according to a new Politico–Morning Consult poll. Of the 1,993 registered voters polled, 44 percent said they would vote for Biden in 2020, while 37 percent said they would cast their ballots for Trump. The survey also found that registered Democrats favored a generic candidate over Biden by 9 points. “Notably, 89 percent of Democrats say they would vote for a generic Democrat over Trump, but only 80 percent of Democrats say they prefer Biden over Trump,” said Morning Consult Managing Director…

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Topher Grace has confirmed he did date Ivanka Trump. Topher Grace, the BlacKkKlansman actor, relived memories of his early 2000s relationship with Ivanka Trumpwhen a reporter for the Daily Beast asked him if it was true. “Uh… I did. Certainly, it wasn’t a political statement,” Grace said. “This was a decade ago. I met her here in New York and we went on a couple of dates. I wouldn’t say that we ‘dated,’ but… I didn’t do it for political reasons.” Grace added he “never met her father,” current president Trump who won the election in 2016. The actor shared…

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Congressional Republicans is often seen siding firearms over Americans’ safety. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) attempted to pass a bill by unanimous consent rendering it illegal to intentionally publish a digital file that would program a 3-D printer to “print” a firearm. “The administration has surrendered to the crazed demands of a self-described anarchist who is going to put this up on the internet. He wants to sow chaos. He said so, in our country and across the world by making these blueprints widely available,” Nelson said of Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson. It was Senator Mike Lee, a Republican from…

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Top Immigration and Customs Enforcement official Matthew Albence appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions about the Trump administration’s abhorrent family separation policy. During that appearance, Albence claimed that the detention centers where immigrant children ripped from their parents are held are “more like a summer camp.” Albence said, “I’m very comfortable with the level of service and protection that is being provided,” at “family residential centers,” the Trump administration’s preferred way to refer to immigrant detention facility. Commander Jonathan D. White is a public health coordinating official for the government’s reunification effort. White said, “This is a…

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There are disturbing footage of President Donald Trump’s feud with CNN reporter Jim Acosta at his Tampa Bay, Florida. Trump has singled out Jim Acosta in particular as a whipping boy in his war against the media. When Acosta strode out to do his pre-rally previews, Trump’s hooting and baying fans immediately began booing, screaming “traitor” and “liar!” at him. https://twitter.com/alivitali/status/1024400977930149889 They even began a huge chant of “CNN SUCKS” that threatened to drown out the newsman himself. https://twitter.com/OctavioJones/status/1024404359931748355 There have been clashes between Trump and Acosta, to the point that Trump regularly calls him out on Twitter by name…

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President Donald Trump said attorney general, Jeff Sessions, should end special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference. The president is arguing that the ongoing probe is hurting the United States. “This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!” the President tweeted. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1024646945640525826 Although CNN has reported that several members of Mueller’s team have donated to Democrats, Russia’s interference…

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President Donald Trump recently claimed during his “Make America Great Again” rally in Florida that Americans need photo IDs to buy groceries. The president was advocating for voter ID requirements and claimed the only time people don’t need ID is when they want to vote. He says: “If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID. You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID and you need your picture.” It’s unclear when the president last purchased groceries or anything else himself. Trump had been railing…

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