https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/18/1886327/-Trump-s-border-fence-is-slicing-right-through-irreplaceable-archaeological-sites Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, an area where less than 5 miles of existing barrier has been replaced by Trump’s fence. That barrier already crosses ecologically sensitive areas of a monument that is also a UNESCO world biosphere preserve, and the tall fence ruins the view of some shockingly beautiful, untouched desert lands. But as the fence expands, it’s also moving through areas that artifacts and remains of people who lived in the Sonoran Desert 10,000 years ago
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/18/1886352/-Pentagon-says-the-cost-of-Trump-s-border-fence-could-be-measured-in-the-lives-of-American-troops To build his fence, Trump is using the National Emergencies Act to dip into a hodgepodge of military projects and scoop out funds that were going to purchase things like homes, schools, hospitals—and in at least one case, a practice facility for paratroopers. Which seems a little important. As The Washington Post reports, the cost of these projects might not just be in dollars, because some of them were designed to address situations that are genuinely life-threatening.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/18/1886366/-Drama-alert-Bolton-reportedly-slammed-Trump-in-closed-door-meeting-with-influential-conservatives Trump has notoriously thin skin, and an even more notorious thirst for revenge. With those facts in mind, Bolton will likely soon be the target of his public ire as Politico reports that the recently fired national security adviser ripped Trump and his foreign policy decisions to a room full of influential conservatives, including Rebekah Mercer, the billionaire Breitbart-backer, and her father, Robert Mercer, both among Trump’s biggest financial donors in 2016.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/18/1886344/-White-House-burns-through-a-fifth-general-counsel-at-Homeland-Security The job of the general counsel overseeing some 2,500 lawyers at the Department of Homeland Security was partially to push back on administration policies that were potentially illegal. The White House clearly didn't like how John Mitnick was doing that job, so it axed him on Tuesday, tossing yet another senior official at Homeland Security on a scrap heap of ousted agency leaders.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/18/1886317/-Trump-campaign-s-big-plan-to-get-labor-to-support-him-They-just-will Donald Trump and his people have concluded that he has to win the labor vote in 2020, despite the fact that his trade war is destroying manufacturing and many associated jobs. That's pretty much the Trump campaign’s only hope.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/17/1886144/-Trump-is-tired-of-dealing-with-the-ethanol-mess-he-created Trump is 'tired' of dealing with the ethanol mess he created...Farmers, already getting crushed by Trump's trade war, are pretty upset that Trump's Environmental Protection Agency has granted more than 50 waivers to oil refineries since early 2018 exempting them from using renewable fuels such as corn-based ethanol and soybean-based bio diesel.
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