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border groups scramble for message to counter trump's wall, tax talk


a broad-based alliance of border advocates gathered in tijuana on thursday to call for a public paign to highlight the benefits of bilateral trade and the need for u.s.-mexico collaboration — a striking counterpoint to president donald trump’s plans for a border wall and a proposal to fund it...






will trump kill the open internet? fcc could be on the verge of ending net neutr


donald trump wants to build another wall. not a physical wall to keep out illegal immigrants, like his proposed mexican border project, but a virtual wall around the internet. and just as with mexico, he wants the people behind the wall to pay for it. president trump seems to want to dismantle the m...






israeli groups sue to stop settlement legalization law


in the first concrete attempt to counter the contentious new law legalizing thousands of west bank settlement homes, two israeli rights groups on wednesday asked the country's supreme court to overturn the measure.






is trump's muslim ban a gift to isil?


we talk to counter-terrorism expert and former fbi agent ali soufan, and debate putin's role on the world stage.






nevada republican feebly tweets voicemail message after voters flood his office


a nevada republican denied that his outgoing voice mail message invited constituents to hang up instead of leaving a message. several progressive groups and actor george takei urged voters to call sen. dean heller (r-nv) on wednesday after fellow republican sens. susan collins (r-me) and lisa murkow...






canada under pressure to counter trump's 'muslim ban'


rights groups urge canada to lift cap on refugee sponsorship after us bars entry to refugees and immigrants.






israeli groups ask court to block law legalizing settlements


two israeli rights groups on wednesday asked the country's supreme court to overturn a new law legalizing west bank settlements, in the first concrete attempt to counter the contentious measure.






ellen degeneres uses ‘finding dory’ to explain to trump why his wall will have ‘


daytime talk show host and comedian ellen degeneres was on fire tuesday when she decided to use her most recent film “finding dory” to explain why the border wall and travel ban won’t work. while protests erupted at airports and government offices all over the united states on sund...






building trump’s wall? 6 things to know about the u.s.-mexico border


with president donald trump moving ahead to build a mammoth wall, the spotlight is on the u.s.-mexican border. and there’s a lot that most people don’t know about it.






israeli groups ask court to block law legalizing settlements


two israeli rights groups on wednesday asked the country's supreme court to overturn a new law legalizing west bank settlements, in the first concrete attempt to counter the contentious measure. adalah and the jerusalem legal aid and human rights center appealed to the high court, asking it to...






transcript president trump mcca speech: border wall being ‘designed right now’ ‘


president trump said his proposed wall along the southern border of the united states is currently in the design phase during his speech to law enforcement officials at the major cities chiefs ociation winter conference in washington d.c. “the wall is getting designed right now,” trump confirmed, pointing out people claiming that he was “only kidding” on […]






israel's netanyahu applauds trump's plan for wall; mexico not pleased


on urday evening, israel's prime minister tweeted his praise of president donald trump's decision to build a wall along the u.s. border with mexico. "president trump is right," netanyahu wrote. "i built a wall along israel's southern border. it stopped all illegal immigration. great success....






border wall: san diego's been there, done that


on wednesday, president donald trump ordered the “immediate construction” of a wall on the u.s.-mexico border. memo to the white house from san diego: done. while trump has portrayed this as a bold new initiative, reinforced fences have marked the border for decades. today, they snake across one-third...






most religious groups come out against trump refugee order


rabbi joel mosbacher had just finished the morning's shabbat service when he got an urgent message: rabbis were needed at new york's kennedy airport. people were being detained under president donald trump's sharp travel restrictions on refugees. would he come pray?






trump says walls work: 'just ask israel'


when president trump vows to build a “big, beautiful wall” on the u.s. border with mexico, he apparently doesn’t have the berlin wall or the great wall of china in mind. “do walls work?” trump said wednesday. “just ask israel about walls. ... just ask israel.” with noticeable frequency, trump appears...






would this pay for the wall?


good morning. it is urday, jan. 28. here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: top stories and who’s going to pay for it? president trump’s desire to fund the cost of a wall across the southern border with mexico has suddenly brought out of obscurity a border-tax idea that has been around...






revealed: forcing mexico to pay for trump’s wall could actually send more migran


a congressional research service report obtained by the daily beast shows that forcing mexico to pay for president donald trump’s wall might result in pulling funding from programs that police the border on the other side. trump claimed that if mexico didn’t pay for his wall that he woul...






trump insists he can bring the cost of $21.6 billion border wall ‘way down’


president donald trump vowed in a pair of tweets saturday morning to negotiate the costs of constructing a wall along the u.s.-mexico border "way down," after a government analysis estimated the price at a whopping $21.6 billion.






what you need to know about the border in san diego and the wall


what you should know about the u.s.-mexico border and the wall trump has ordered.






what's behind the great wall of america?


trump's false advertising routine for a mexican border wall provides an apt excuse for lucrative militari ion schemes.






israeli groups ask court to block law legalizing settlements


jerusalem (ap) — two israeli rights groups on wednesday asked the country’s supreme court to overturn a new law legalizing west bank settlements, in the first concrete attempt to counter the contentious measure. adalah and the jerusalem legal aid and human rights center appealed to the high court, asking it to block implementation of the […]






‘as far as anic rituals go, that was pretty entertaining’: twitter loved lady ga


lady gaga’s super bowl halftime show did not feature any direct s s at pres. donald trump, but her opening choices of “american the beautiful” and “this land is your land” indirectly conveyed a counter-trump message of welcome and inclusivity. she then went on to deli...






talk of a possible takeover fuels macy's stock rise


deal talk: macy’s shares rose 6 percent to $32.69 friday following reports that saks owner hudson’s bay has approached the retailer about a takeover. the wall street journal, citing sources, said the early talks include other ways the two companies could cooperate.






trump says he will bring down the price of wall on mexico’s border


president donald trump pushed back early on saturday on assertions that the wall he wants built on the u.s. border with mexico would cost more than anticipated and said he would reduce the price. trump made his comments in two twitter posts but did not say how he would bring down the cost of the wal...






koch network launches effort to scuttle gop tax plan that would help pay for bor


billionaire industrialist charles koch is launching a paign to sink a border tax under consideration by republican leaders in congress, a move that could complicate the lawmakers’ efforts to find a way to pay for president donald trump’s proposed wall on the u.s. border with mexico. a...






the environmental costs of trump’s wall


it looks like donald trump’s “great, great wall” is actually going to happen. its likely impact on human society has been well-noted, but in the longer-term a barrier across an entire continent will also have severe ecological consequences. the us-mexico border is around 1,900 miles (3,100 km) long ...






anti-abortion activists, counter-protesters rally around us


anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of president donald trump are staging rallies around the country calling for the federal government to cut off payments to planned parenthood. but in some cities the demonstrations are being dwarfed by counter-protests.






anti-abortion activists, counter-protesters rally around us


anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of president donald trump staged rallies around the country saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to planned parenthood, but in some cities counter-protests dwarfed the demonstrations.






watchdog: us has no way to measure border wall effectiveness


the united states does not have a way to measure how well fencing works to deter illegal crossings from mexico, according to a report released thursday by congress' main watchdog as president donald trump renewed his pledge to build "a great wall" on the border.






anti-trump protest in san francisco draws thousands


thousands of people protested urday outside san francisco's city hall against president trump's travel ban and his plans to build a wall on the border with mexico. it is the latest in a series of demonstrations across the san francisco bay area against trump. the crowd chanted "no ban, no wall!"...






can trump just order a border wall to be built?


can trump just order a border wall to be built? quora questions are part of a partnership between newsweek and quora, through which we’ll be posting relevant and interesting answers from quora contributors throughout the week. read more about the partnership here. answer from catherine beale: ...






revealed: trump to focus counter-extremism program solely on islam — and will ab


the trump administration wants to revamp and rename a u.s. government program designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses solely on islamist extremism, five people briefed on the matter told reuters. the program, “countering violent extremism,” or cve, would be changed ...






after tough talk, trump administration adds sanctions on iran


two days after warning that it was putting iran “on notice,” the trump administration friday imposed relatively mild economic sanctions on the islamic republic as punishment for last sunday’s ballistic missile test and its support for militant groups in regional conflicts. the penalties, which...






trump ‘unleashed right-wing hate’: number of u.s. extremist groups rose for seco


the number of anti-muslim groups grew the most, almost tripling to 101 in 2016 from 34 in 2015. there were a total of 917 hate groups operating in the u.s. in 2016






pm trudeau says canada will take refugees


toronto (ap) — canadian prime minister justin trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by u.s. president donald trump: canada will take you. he also intends to talk to trump about the success of canada’s refugee policy. trudeau reacted to trump’s ban of muslims from certain countries by tweeting urday: “to those fleeing persecution, terror […]






trump’s border ‘wall’ to cost $21.6 billion and take 3.5 years to build: interna


president donald trump’s “wall” along the u.s.-mexico border would be a series of fences and walls that would cost as much as $21.6 billion, and take more than three years to construct, based on a u.s. department of homeland security internal report seen by reuters on thursday. the report’s estimate...






pm trudeau says canada welcomes refugees


toronto (ap) — canadian prime minister justin trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by u.s. president donald trump: canada will welcome you. he says he also intends to talk to trump about the success of canada’s refugee policy. trudeau reacted to trump’s visa ban for people from certain muslim-majority countries by tweeting urday: “to […]






white house cites 'buffet of options' on paying for wall


the white house says it has yet to determine how mexico will pay for a m ive wall at the mexican border that president donald trump has promised to build.






anti-abortion activists, counter-protesters rally around u.s.


anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of president trump staged rallies around the country saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to planned parenthood, but in some cities, counter-protests dwarfed the demonstrations. thousands of planned parenthood...






anti-abortion activists and counter-protesters rally around u.s.


anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of president trump staged rallies around the country saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to planned parenthood, but in some cities, counter-protests dwarfed the demonstrations. thousands of planned parenthood...






more americans joining socialist groups under trump


socialist groups see huge spike in membership as they join protests against us president donald trump.






minneapolis establishes transgender equity council to advise city council, park


addressing issues important to transgender people also sends a message to other marginalized groups, officials say.






minneapolis establishes transgender equity council to advise city council, park


addressing issues important to transgender people also sends a message to other marginalized groups, officials say.






anti-abortion activists and planned parenthood counter-protesters rally around u


anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of president donald trump are staging rallies around the country calling for the federal government to cut off payments to planned parenthood. but in some cities the demonstrations are being dwarfed by counter-protests. thousands of planned...






travel ban, border wall protests outside rep. peter king's long island office


several hundred people chanted for an end to u.s. travel restrictions and called for no border wall at a protest outside the district office of rep. peter king in m apequa park -- capping a week of demonstrations against president donald trump's executive orders on immigration.