Monday, September 11

Š       Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the Trump administration from deporting Dreamers. http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/45714-why-im-suing-the-trump-administration-over-daca

Š       Trump’s former chief strategist Stephen Bannon suggested that Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey was the biggest mistake in modern political history. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/11/steve-bannons-damning-admission-trump-firing-comey-may-be-biggest-mistake-in-modern-political-history/?undefined=&utm_term=.91c92de49e02&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

Š       California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced plans to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging Trump’s DACA decision. http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-california-atty-gen-xavier-becerra-to-1505111063-htmlstory.html#nws=mcnewsletter

Š       The UN Security Council passed new sanctions on North Korea to limit North Korea’s oil imports and ban its textile exports – an effort to deprive it of income and pressure it to negotiate. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-the-push-for-oil-embargo-on-north-korea-china-is-reluctant-to-sign-off/2017/09/11/3a5b56fe-96e5-11e7-a527-3573bd073e02_story.html?utm_term=.c9bbfbd36939&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-world%252Bnation&wpmk=1

Š       ProPublica reported that in a “sting-like” operation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has targeted illegal immigrants for deportation who sponsor undocumented relatives coming across the Mexican border. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45722-relatives-of-undocumented-children-caught-up-in-ice-dragnet

Š       The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed a 9th Circuit decision and allowed the Trump administration to block refugees from six, mostly Muslim countries without direct familial ties in the U.S. from entering this country. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45729-supreme-court-backs-broad-enforcement-of-travel-ban-for-now

Tuesday, September 12

Š       North Korea condemned the UN Security Council’s decision to impose tougher sanctions and warned the US would “suffer the greatest pain” it has ever experienced for urging for greater sanctions. Trump responded, “those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/north-korea-lashes-out-over-vicious-un-sanctions/2017/09/12/88be9caa-97b9-11e7-af6a-6555caaeb8dc_story.html?utm_term=.afa48f4a9f62&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

Š       According to The Daily Beast, Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook to remotely organize and promote anti-immigrant rallies in the US. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45730-russia-used-facebook-events-to-organize-anti-immigrant-rallies-on-us-soil

Š       The US Senate approved a resolution condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups and urged Trump and his administration to speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and white supremacy. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45737-senate-approves-resolution-condemning-white-supremacist-groups

Š       The Pentagon sprayed Naled, a chemical that kills mosquitos and bees, on more than 6 million acres around the Houston area to control insects that pose a health risk to rescue workers and residents of the area. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45735-us-govt-pesticide-spraying-in-wake-of-harvey-a-toxic-boon-to-agrochemical-giants

Š       The Supreme Court blocked two federal district court rulings that required Texas to redraw state and federal congressional districts, mostly affecting and diluting Latino votes. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45774-the-supreme-courts-conservatives-just-ensured-that-latino-votes-still-wont-count-in-texas

Š       Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Congress won’t vote again this year to raise the debt ceiling. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/12/mitch-mcconnell-congress-debt-ceiling-vote-242603

Wednesday, September 13

Š       Russian politician Vyacheslav Nikonov said the US intelligence community “slept through while Russia elected a new US president,” and the US “is losing its ability to define the world.” http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45748-us-spies-slept-while-russia-elected-trump-russian-politician-says

Š       The Department of Homeland Security ordered federal agencies to stop using Russian brand, Kaspersky Lab, security software amid concerns of Russian espionage. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-to-ban-use-of-kaspersky-software-in-federal-agencies-amid-concerns-of-russian-espionage/2017/09/13/36b717d0-989e-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.b9ad3f7c7260&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-world%252Bnation&wpmk=1

Š       Democratic leaders said they had reached a compromise agreement with Trump to enact protections for the children of undocumented immigrants in exchange for increased border security measures, but not funding for a wall. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/top-democrats-announce-daca-deal-with-trump-that-excludes-wall-funding-2017-09-13?siteid=bnbh

Š       In a conflict of interest, Mike Flynn may have lobbied to build a fleet of nuclear reactors for Middle East clients while he served as national security adviser. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45758-michael-flynn-may-have-lobbied-for-nuclear-deal-inside-white-house

Š       The Senate Intelligence panel inserted a clause in a bill to designate WikiLeaks as resembling “a non-state hostile intelligence service.” http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45756-senate-intel-slips-sentence-into-bill-that-could-lead-to-spying-on-us-citizens

Thursday, September 14

Š       The Senate killed an amendment by Sen. Rand Paul that would have removed Trump’s authority to wage endless war. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45765-senate-votes-to-give-trump-authority-to-wage-endless-war

Š       Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested use of a US Air Force jet to take him and his wife to honeymoon in Scotland, France and Italy. http://lists.readersupportednews.org/ss/link.php?M=68384&N=25649&C=587bb1249d465d9d8c86566eaf4d0277&L=34578

Š       According to The Washington Post, Trump supporters have expressed anger and incredulity with Trump after he announced a deal with Democrats to protect Dreamers. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/14/according-to-democrats-trump-has-done-an-about-face-on-dreamers-his-diehard-supporters-are-fuming/?undefined=&utm_term=.12a2733c42ee&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

Š       North Korea fired another missile over Japan in reaction to new UN sanctions on North Korea. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/north-korea-launches-another-missile-japan-orders-shelter-in-place-2017-09-14?siteid=bnbh

Š       The US Office of Government Ethics reversed a policy that prohibited anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers’ legal defense funds – a move that could help staffers pay for attorneys in the Russia probe. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45775-trump-ethics-watchdog-moves-to-allow-anonymous-gifts-to-legal-defense-funds

Š       Contradicting Trump’s orders, the Department of Defense (DOD) has continued to have the military prepare for the impacts of climate change; but the DOD is reassessing if their efforts should be suspended, revised, or rescinded. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45771-pentagon-moves-ahead-with-obama-era-climate-preparation-plan-despite-trumps-orders

Š       The California Assembly passed a bill to require that future presidential candidates release their tax returns prior to being placed on the state’s ballot. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45782-california-legislature-passes-bill-requiring-presidential-candidates-to-release-tax-returns

Š       North Korea threatened to use nuclear weapons to sink Japan and turn the US into “ashes and darkness.” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/09/14/north-korea-japan-no-longer-needed-exist-near-us/665002001/

Friday, September 15

Š       The US Army canceled enlistment contracts for immigrant recruits, potentially exposing many to deportation. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/15/army-kills-contracts-for-hundreds-of-immigrant-recruits-sources-say-some-face-deportation/?utm_term=.f555b0202d26&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

Š       A spokesman for Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, testified before a federal grand jury focused on the Russia probe. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45800-manafort-spokesman-testifies-to-russia-grand-jury

Š       The Justice Department announced that it is rolling back an Obama-era program to help improve trust between police agencies and the communities they serve. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45799-doj-rolls-back-program-intended-to-identify-problems-in-police-departments

Š       Taxpayers paid $1,092 for a two-night stay at Mar-a-Lago. The receipt, obtained by an advocacy group, verified that Trump has taxpayer funds flowing directly to his private business, according to The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/taxpayers-billed-1092-for-an-officials-two-night-stay-at-trumps-mar-a-lago-club/2017/09/15/e3e5dfdc-97c6-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?undefined=&utm_term=.8de2756ab4fe&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

Š       Senator John McCain said he was joining an effort with other legislators to challenge Trump’s ban on transgender troops by introducing a bill to thwart the ban. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45815-mccain-joins-effort-to-challenge-trumps-transgender-troops-ban

Š       The Federal Trade Commission announced it would investigate Equifax's handling of a cyber theft of over 100 million Americans’ personal data. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41957-investigators-knives-out-for-equifax-after-massive-data-breach

Saturday, September 16

Š       A federal judge barred the Trump administration from withholding funds from sanctuary cities. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45801-federal-judge-blocks-trump-from-denying-funds-to-sanctuary-cities

Š       The California legislature passed a bill to make California a “sanctuary state.” http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45808-lawmakers-vote-to-make-california-a-sanctuary-state

Š       Due to former CIA deputy director Mike Morell’s resignation and CIA director Mike Pompeo’s refusal to accept a speaking invitation at Harvard, the college revoked its invitation to Chelsea Manning to be a “visiting fellow.” http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45808-lawmakers-vote-to-make-california-a-sanctuary-state

Š       A group of teachers, human rights lawyers and legal scholars filed a brief arguing that Trump’s pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was unconstitutional. http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/45817-was-trumps-pardon-of-joe-arpaio-unconstitutional

Sunday, September 17

Š       National security adviser McMaster denied news that Trump was reconsidering his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/17/mcmaster-says-no-redo-on-paris-climate-deal-decision-suggests-bannon-tried-to-manipulate-trump/?undefined=&utm_term=.2fb9e74dc6a2&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1