As Congress prepares to resume its debate over immigration, John Oliver rips into a ‘brutal’ anecdote from Guantánamo Bay
While the Senate and House continue their debate over immigration, John Oliver has called into question a harrowing anecdote from Guantánamo Bay. In an edition of Last Week Tonight, he mocked the idea that toddlers can enter the mainland US from the prison, despite a law that prohibits children. Oliver concluded: “A representative from Qatar, or some nation we don’t know, that may be friendly to the US, or may not be friendly to the US – say, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – is allowed to smuggle a Uighur child over the fucking ocean?”
Who gets the last word?
In a dispiriting, and ultimately pointless bit of spin, Vice President Mike Pence has been accused of hurting his wife by allowing her to join him as he tours US nuclear missile bases. In response, Pence’s wife has worked with the Department of Health and Human Services to expand mental health care. AP reports: “Emma Pence said she’s been working with administration officials for months to propose a voluntary program to give access to the most basic screenings and treatment options to any American who identifies as having a mental health condition and presents a need.”
Where was climate change an issue in the Kavanaugh hearings?
This question caused Guardian US’s Amelia Gentleman to turn her attention to the Senate judiciary committee and the absence of issues such as climate change from the hearing for the first nominee of Donald Trump’s administration to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy.
Trump thinks he may be getting Vladimir Putin
“Little Rocket Man” is supposed to send Donald Trump a coded message about world conflicts, but the US president thinks he may be one of the Russians.
“A man-made global warming hoax,” Donald Trump will say on Wednesday, according to a report in the New York Times. “If it happens at all, it was probably created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.” Given that an estimated 95% of climate change scientists believe that Earth is warming, it’s likely that Trump will not be the first president to deny the reality of climate change and blame it on China, as Republicans in Congress have been doing in the hope of suppressing public acceptance of global warming.
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