Book Recommendations

There is so much going on, so quickly it’s rare to have a chance to take an in-depth look of what’s happening. There are so many good books that it can be hard to know where to start, so here are a few book recommendations to get you started.

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Immigration – Facts & News Links

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Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to ‘rest easy’ http://bit.ly/2w3tyAL

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to ‘rest easy’

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to ‘rest easy’

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the “dreamers” they will not

Source: bit.ly/2w3tyAL

Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees https://nyti.ms/2jFudrd

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NRA | Guns — Facts & News Links

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How Much Did The NRA Spend On Getting Trump Elected? They Broke Their Record For Campaign Spending http://bit.ly/2fFIi3e

How Much Did The NRA Spend On Getting Trump Elected? They Broke Their Record For Campaign Spending

How Much Did The NRA Spend On Getting Trump Elected? They Broke Their Record For Campaign Spending

How Much Did The NRA Spend On Getting Trump Elected? They Broke Their Record For Campaign Spending

At 10 p.m. PST on Sunday, October 1, a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, leaving at least 50 dead and over 400 injured in local hospitals. This horrific act is now the deadliest shooting in modern American hist…

Source: bit.ly/2fFIi3e

‘Thoughts and prayers’ — and fistfuls of NRA money: Why America can’t control guns – LA Times http://lat.ms/2fK2elh

‘Thoughts and prayers’ and fistfuls of NRA money: Why America can’t control guns

‘Thoughts and prayers’and fistfuls of NRA money: Why America can’t control guns

'Thoughts and prayers' and fistfuls of NRA money: Why America can't control guns

NRA political contributions are the reason America can’t control guns.

Source: lat.ms/2fK2elh

Why more than 100 gun control proposals in Congress since 2011 have failed – CBS News http://cbsn.ws/2FcQbcs

Why more than 100 gun control proposals in Congress since 2011 have failed

Why more than 100 gun control proposals in Congress since 2011 have failed

Why more than 100 gun control proposals in Congress since 2011 have failed

None of the proposed legislation became law and very few of the proposals even made it to the House or Senate floor

Source: cbsn.ws/2FcQbcs

WATCH: Florida sheriff comes out against arming teachers: “Teachers should teach” http://hill.cm/Ds5O5aF

Florida sheriff comes out against arming teachers: ‘Teachers should teach’

Florida sheriff comes out against arming teachers: ‘Teachers should teach’

Florida sheriff comes out against arming teachers: 'Teachers should teach'

The sheriff of the Florida county where last week’s school shooting took place came out against President Trump’s suggestion of arming teachers, saying that “teachers should teach.”

Source: hill.cm/Ds5O5aF

Buried on page 719 of Trump’s newly unveiled 2019 budget: $12 million in cuts to programs within the federal gun background check system that help states report criminal and domestic violence records. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-nra-gun-safety-background-checks_us_5a84abdee4b0774f31d1b770 …

Trump’s Budget Cuts Millions Of Dollars From Gun Background Check System

Trump’s Budget Cuts Millions Of Dollars From Gun Background Check System

Trump's Budget Cuts Millions Of Dollars From Gun Background Check System

This would “significantly undermine” efforts to keep firearms out of dangerous hands, gun control advocates say....   read more

FEMA | Disasters – Facts and News Links

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General overseeing Puerto Rico response breaks with Trump: We don’t have enough troops or equipment http://hill.cm/cZJIOMz

‘Not enough’ troops, equipment in Puerto Rico, says general in charge of relief

‘Not enough’ troops, equipment in Puerto Rico, says general in charge of relief

'Not enough' troops, equipment in Puerto Rico, says general in charge of relief

The Defense Department has not sent enough troops and vehicles to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but will soon send more, according to the three-star general newly in charge of coordinating the military response.

Source: hill.cm/cZJIOMz

The French are a lot further & yet they had no problem responding RIGHT AWAY: http://bit.ly/2fw5KQq

French aircraft, troops back Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Caribbean

French aircraft, troops back Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Caribbean

French aircraft, troops back Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Caribbean

France has flown two A400M military airlifters and is sailing over the helicopter carrier Tonnerre to deliver humanitarian aid to islands in the French Caribbean.

Source: bit.ly/2fw5KQq

Puerto Rico mayor fires back at Trump admin: “This is not a good news story, this is a people-are-dying story” http://hill.cm/dHH8xWY

San Juan mayor tears into Trump DHS chief: ‘This is not a good news story’

San Juan mayor tears into Trump DHS chief: ‘This is not a good news story’

San Juan mayor tears into Trump DHS chief: 'This is not a good news story'

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on Friday morning ripped into acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke for calling the government’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico a “good news story.”

Source: hill.cm/dHH8xWY

Trump would slash disaster funding to the very agencies he’s praising for Harvey responses – The Washington Post http://wapo.st/2wbqYK2

Trump would slash disaster funding to the very agencies he’s praising for Harvey response

Trump would slash disaster funding to the very agencies he’s praising for Harvey response

Trump would slash disaster funding to the very agencies he’s praising for Harvey response

Proposed budget cuts would slash federal money for some state and local preparedness efforts.

Source: wapo.st/2wbqYK2

Trump Can Say Whatever He Likes: He’s Made Rebuilding a Safe Houston Much, Much Harder – Mother Jones http://bit.ly/2vUk7Uc

Trump can say whatever he likes: he’s made rebuilding a safe Houston much, much harder

Trump can say whatever he likes: he’s made rebuilding a safe Houston much, much harder

Trump can say whatever he likes: he's made rebuilding a safe Houston much, much harder

He weakened an important federal standard 10 days before the storm.

Source: bit.ly/2vUk7Uc

President Trump’s 2018 budget raises questions about a “better than ever” #Harvey recovery. https://t.co/7ztYcV7zhL

Trump’s 2018 budget raises questions about a “better than ever” Harvey recovery

Trump’s 2018 budget raises questions about a “better than ever” Harvey recovery

Trump's 2018 budget raises questions about a "better than ever" Harvey recovery

Trump has proposed vast spending cuts and leaving some leadership positions unfilled at agencies involved in disaster management

Source: t.co/7ztYcV7zhL

4 Ways President Trump’s Budget Takes Aim at FEMA and Disaster Preparedness – Union of Concerned Scientists http://bit.ly/2wb89qV

4 Ways President Trump’s Budget Takes Aim at FEMA and Disaster Preparedness

4 Ways President Trump’s Budget Takes Aim at FEMA and Disaster Preparedness

4 Ways President Trump’s Budget Takes Aim at FEMA and Disaster Preparedness...   read more

Women’s Issues – Facts & News Links

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Women’s Issues

Trump’s planned elimination of violence against women grants is pure cruelty. http://slate.me/2hF0JW5

Trump’s Planned Elimination of Violence Against Women Grants Is Pure Cruelty

Trump’s Planned Elimination of Violence Against Women Grants Is Pure Cruelty

Trump’s Planned Elimination of Violence Against Women Grants Is Pure Cruelty

These crucial grants support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and elder abuse.

Source: slate.me/2hF0JW5

White House gender pay gap more than triples under Trump – The Washington Post http://wapo.st/2vMRJHx

Analysis | White House gender pay gap more than triples under Trump

Analysis | White House gender pay gap more than triples under Trump

Analysis | White House gender pay gap more than triples under Trump

Women in the Trump administration earn 63 cents for every male dollar, according to a new, more representative analysis of White House staff pay.

Source: wapo.st/2vMRJHx

Trump Has Nominated 42 US Attorneys So Far. Only One Is A Woman. http://bzfd.it/2xtCzZ6

Trump Has Nominated 42 US Attorneys So Far. Only One Is A Woman.

Trump Has Nominated 42 US Attorneys So Far. Only One Is A Woman.

Trump Has Nominated 42 US Attorneys So Far. Only One Is A Woman.

A US attorney under Obama told BuzzFeed News the numbers indicated diversity “is not a priority” for the Trump administration.

Source: bzfd.it/2xtCzZ6

White House council for women and girls goes dark under Trump – POLITICO http://politi.co/2vMRXyn

White House council for women and girls goes dark under Trump

White House council for women and girls goes dark under Trump

White House council for women and girls goes dark under Trump

The administration is evaluating whether to keep the office, created under President Barack Obama to focus on gender equality.

Source: politi.co/2vMRXyn

Donald Trump’s Presidency Is an Assault on Women | Foreign Policy http://atfp.co/2rR0IWI

Donald Trump’s Presidency Is an Assault on Women

Donald Trump’s Presidency Is an Assault on Women

Donald Trump’s Presidency Is an Assault on Women

Don’t be fooled by talk of women’s empowerment. His white, male, chauvinistic administration is setting equality back decades — and making the world a more…

Source: atfp.co/2rR0IWI

Can we please dispense with the fallacy that @IvankaTrump cares about WOMEN. She doesn’t give two $hits about anyone who isn’t RICH, just like her Daddy. She’s not COMPLICIT, she’s a LEADER in the WAR against WOMEN.

How Trump signed a global death warrant for women | Sarah Boseley | Global development | The Guardian http://bit.ly/2j6A1H7

How Trump signed a global death warrant for women | Sarah Boseley

How Trump signed a global death warrant for women | Sarah Boseley

How Trump signed a global death warrant for women | Sarah Boseley

With one devastating flourish of the presidential pen, worldwide progress on family planning, population growth and reproductive rights was swept away. Now some of the world’s poorest women must count the cost...   read more

White House – Facts & News Links

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Men make 37% more than women at Trump White House, economist says https://usat.ly/2sNDZXv

Men make 37% more than women at Trump White House, economist says

Men make 37% more than women at Trump White House, economist says

When comparing median salaries, women working for the Trump White House are making much less than their male counterparts, according to an analysis from an economist.

Source: usat.ly/2sNDZXv

White House gender pay gap more than triples under Trump – The Washington Post http://wapo.st/2vMRJHx

Analysis | White House gender pay gap more than triples under Trump

Analysis | White House gender pay gap more than triples under Trump

Women in the Trump administration earn 63 cents for every male dollar, according to a new, more representative analysis of White House staff pay.

Source: wapo.st/2vMRJHx

Trump’s Cabinet So Far Is More White and Male Than Any First Cabinet Since Reagan’s – The New York Times http://nyti.ms/2hb1yJA

Trump’€™s Cabinet So Far Is More White and Male Than Any First Cabinet Since Reagan’€™s

A look at gender and ethnic diversity in presidential cabinets.

Source: www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/13/us/politics/trump-cabinet-women-minorities.html

Trump Staff Shortage – Nobody Wants To Work In His Disastrous Administration https://trofire.com/2017/06/01/trump-staff-shortage-nobody-wants-work-disastrous-administration/ via @The Ring of Fire Network

Trump Staff Shortage – Nobody Wants To Work In His Disastrous Administration – The Ring of Fire Network

Trump Staff Shortage – Nobody Wants To Work In His Disastrous Administration - The Ring of Fire Network

According to a senior Republican official, the White House is struggling to hire more staffers because there aren’t enough qualified, talented people applying for positions to work with Donald Trump.  The anonymous Republican claims that too many people view the president as “crazy,” and they don’t want to be associated with his brand. Ring of

Source: trofire.com/2017/06/01/trump-staff-shortage-nobody-wants-work-disastrous-administration/

Nobody wants to work for Donald Trump because he is ‘crazy’, former senior Republican official says http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-no-workers-crazy-former-senior-republican-official-michael-steele-president-us-white-a7766861.html

Nobody wants to work for Donald Trump because he is ‘crazy’, former senior Republican official says

Nobody wants to work for Donald Trump because he is 'crazy', former senior Republican official says

Donald Trump is struggling to find new staff to work for him because everyone thinks he is “crazy”, a senior member of the US President’s Republican Party has said.   Michael Steele said potential White House employees were put off by an environment in which aides are “flying by the seat of their pants”....   read more