Comedian John Melendez posed as Sen. Bob Menendez and was able to call President Donald Trump while he was aboard Air Force One.
The hashtag #Goyaway was trending on social media after Robert Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods, appeared in the White House Rose Garden afternoon and praised President Donald Trump.
“We are all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder,” Unanue said during the Rose Garden speech. “We have an incredible builder, and we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president.”
The fact that Unanue would associate with Trump was sufficient to anger some of America’s most prominent Hispanic leaders.
CNN’s Ana Navarro explains why many in the Latino community are upset.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) slammed the version of an emergency border aid bill that passed the House Thursday, railing against what she called the lack of humanitarian provisions in the bill.
Ocasio-Cortez, who voted against a different border aid bill earlier in the week as well, said she opposes giving any more money to agencies who are enforcing President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, namely Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The Senate held two votes for opposing plans to end the longest government shutdown in history, with few members breaking ranks as the shutdown stretched into day 34.
The Republican bill would have reopened government, funded President Donald Trump’s border wall, offered temporary deportation protections and provided disaster aid. It received 50 votes, short of the 60 required to move forward.
The Democratic bill would have reopened the federal government through early February and included $12.1 billion in disaster aid. It received 52 votes, failing to move forward as well.
Neither measure was expected to succeed.
Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/24/politics/how-senators-voted-shutdown-wall-vote/index.html
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Janet Porter, Roy Moore’s spokeswoman, claims there was widespread voter fraud in the Alabama special election. Alabama’s secretary of state says that he will certify Doug Jones as the winner of the election today.
Infecting volunteers with Covid-19 could cut a vaccine study by months. CNN’s Drew Griffin reports
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Charles Barkley, former NBA star and Alabama native, endorsed Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama senate race.
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s defeat of Rep. Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, in a New York primary race shocked the Democratic party. CNN’s Van Jones discusses what the win means for the future of the party.
Washington Post reporter Dan Balz discusses an unexpected phone call he received from President Donald Trump.
CNN’s Jim Acosta says appears that protesters were cleared so President Donald Trump could stage a photo event at the St. John’s Episcopal Church across the street from the White House and CNN’s Kaitlin Collins reports that sources are telling CNN that Trump did so because he was angry about having to go to a bunker during the protests.ts.
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