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Green card holders cannot enlist in the Army Reserve “for the…

Green card holders cannot enlist in the Army Reserve “for the time being,” Army confirms

An Army official said green card holders cannot enlist in the Army Reserve “for the time being,” responding to a Mic report from Tuesday about previously unreported changes to Army recruitment policies.The change is due to a Department of Defense policy announced Friday, which requires green card holders to have completed background checks before shipping off to basic training. Kelli Bland, director of public affairs at the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, said green card holders can still enlist as active duty members of the Army. Read more.

Trump says he’s considering lifting 1920 law keeping foreign aid…

Trump says he’s considering lifting 1920 law keeping foreign aid from reaching Puerto Rico

Appearing before the press Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced he was considering lifting the so-called Jones Act, a 1920 maritime law preventing foreign ships from bringing much-needed aid to the storm-struck island of Puerto Rico. “We’re thinking about [lifting the Jones Act],” Trump said. “But we have a lot of shipments and a lot of people that work in the industry that don’t want the Jones Act lifted, and we have a loft of ships out now.” Read more. 

Trump’s poll numbers are up since the hurricanes. They’re still…

Trump’s poll numbers are up since the hurricanes. They’re still historically bad.

President Donald Trump’s approval rating is on the upswing, now standing at 41% in the RealClearPolitics average — an uptick pollsters say is attributed to how voters view his response to the recent spate of devastating hurricanes as well as bipartisan deals to fund the government.However, while Trump’s approval rating is better than the dismal 37% low he faced last month, it’s still bad compared to his recent predecessors. Read more.

Trump says US may have “no choice but to totally destroy North…

Trump says US may have “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” during UN speech

President Donald Trump will “totally destroy North Korea” if it threatens the United States or its allies, he said in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump said. “‘Rocket Man’ is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.” Read more. 

Trump hints that US will pull out of Iran deal in UN speech On…

Trump hints that US will pull out of Iran deal in UN speech 

On Tuesday, the first president in generations to question whether America should be a world leader will offer his first address to the United Nations. President Donald Trump already said Monday he wants to, “make the United Nations great.” His speech will focus on reforming the U.N. to have more buy-in from member nations by urging “burden sharing” among the world’s countries. And a cornerstone of Trump’s speech will be a push for resolution of the North Korean threat. The White House said Trump will urge nations to not be “bystanders in history” and join the U.S. in pressuring North Korea to end its nuclear program. Read more.

Nearly half of Republicans have yet to hold a public town hall…

Nearly half of Republicans have yet to hold a public town hall since Donald Trump took office

It’s been 231 days since Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. In that time, nearly half of Republicans in Congress have still not held a public town hall with constituents.That’s according to the latest data from Town Hall Project, a group that tracks when and if members of Congress hold a public town hall.The August recess, in particular, is typically a time when representatives and senators meet with constituents. Read more. 

What grassroots groups learned from fighting Trumpcare — and how…

What grassroots groups learned from fighting Trumpcare — and how they’ll apply it to the DACA fight

Through early August, grassroots groups helped face down four versions of health care bills supported by the White House and Republican leaders in both chambers of Congress. Though deeply unpopular with Americans, one of those proposals cleared the House and another came just one vote short of advancing in the Senate. Now, those same groups have six months to pressure Congress to pass legislation aimed at protecting the estimated 800,000 undocumented immigrants whose statuses have been thrown into limbo by the Trump administration’s recent decision to end the program designed to protect them. Read more. 

11 states and the District of Columbia sue Trump over DACA…

11 states and the District of Columbia sue Trump over DACA decision

Eleven states along with the District of Columbia filed suit against President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to live, work and attend school in America.Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson — who sued the Trump administration earlier this year over the travel ban — announced the lawsuit, saying Trump’s decision to end DACA infringes on people’s constitutional right to due process and equal protection. Read more.

Trump voters aren’t comfortable with an increasingly diverse and…

Trump voters aren’t comfortable with an increasingly diverse and accepting America, poll finds

Voters who backed President Donald Trump are “uneasy” with the fact that the U.S. is “becoming more diverse and tolerant of different lifestyles, gender roles, languages, cultures and experiences,” according to an NBC/Wall Street Journalpoll published Wednesday. While 55% of all voters say they are comfortable with those changes, that number plummets among Trump voters and Republicans, according to the poll. Read more.