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Trump Chalking By College Republicans Is A ‘Hate Crime,’ Black Students Claim

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Chalk messages triggered not just students but faculty and staff at the nation’s largest Catholic university.
DePaul University’s Black Student Union accused its College Republicans (CRs) of a hate crime because they organized the April 4 chalking outside the Student Center, with messages that alluded to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and praised police and Israel.

Though BSU representative Michael Lynch told The College Fix that he filed a hate-crime report against the CRs, both the DePaul administration and Public Safety department toldThe Fix they had not received any such report from Lynch.

In a campuswide email Monday obtained by The Fix, Vice President for Student Affairs Eugene Zdziarski said “many students, faculty and staff found the chalk messages offensive, hurtful and divisive.”

They also violated campus regulations by endangering DePaul’s tax-exempt status, he said – a claim that has been repeatedly challenged by a free-speech legal advocacy group.

Wide latitude to ban chalking

The DePaul CRs’ event is part of a recent campus movement known on Twitter as#thechalkening, in which students have chalked messages associated with conservatives – as simple as “Trump 2016” and as provocative as “abortion is murder.”

Such messages have angered students and aggravated administrators at Emory University, the University of Kansas, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, University of California-Santa Barbara and University of Michigan, among others.

The DePaul chalking included Trump allusions such as “Make DePaul Great Again,” “Build That Wall” and “Trump Train 2016.” They also referenced the pro-police Blue Lives Matter movement, support for Israel and other presidential candidates.

The university’s grounds crew removed the CRs’ chalkings on Tuesday morning. DePaul claimed that was part of routine maintenance, but also noted that “some among the crew considered the messages inflammatory,” The DePaulia reported.

The Student Centers Policy and Procedure Manual, last updated in February, gives DePaul wide latitude in how to interpret chalked messages.

Page 33 says chalking is allowed outside of the Student Center, but messages “may not contain profanity or may not abuse, assail, intimidate, demean, victimize, or have the effect of creating a hostile environment for any person based or group of people [sic] on any of the protected characteristics in the University’s Anti-Discriminatory Harassment Policy.”

Some students took to DePaul’s Class of 2018 Facebook page and openly mocked the students whose feelings were hurt by the words such as “Trump” and “Build that Wall.”

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DePaul CRs President Nicole Been immediately took to Twitter to criticize the school for its response.

BSU apparently invited the CRs to a face-to-face meeting to discuss their differences, but after the CRs proposed a time, BSU representative Lynch withdrew the invitation “after consulting with different student leaders and examining your group’s reaction and behavior,” according to emails obtained by The Fix.
Lynch said his group would follow “DePaul policy and procedure regarding hate speech incidents on campus.”

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Following an April 6 group meeting, BSU distributed a document with the apparent intent of getting the CRs in trouble for the chalking.

It tells members how to file complaints with DePaul based on code violations including harassment and “disorderly behavior,” but also directs them when to file complaints (April 11 between noon and 4 p.m.) and what to include (“your personal experiences with discrimination and racism on this campus”).

Directly under a section on “Student Organization Accountability” that describes how campus groups and their members can be punished, the document describes the CRs and includes images of the chalking.

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Lynch also posted in the Class of 2018 Facebook page, accusing the CRs of “campaigning for a political candidate” and calling the chalked messages “racist and xenophobic.”

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The DePaul CRs responded to the negative attention by starting a fundraiser to bring anti-feminist gay speaker Milo Yiannopoulos to campus and “Make DePaul Great Again.” His “Dangerous Faggot Tour” has divided campuses.

Stop using your tax-exempt status to justify censorship

Vice President Zdziarski’s message to the community Monday was a shot across the bow against the CRs and anyone considering similar chalking.

He said the chalkings had to be evaluated in the context of “significant racial tension in our country and on college campuses,” and in how they affect DePaul’s “inclusive and supportive educational environment.”

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, DePaul is also “significantly limited in the types of political activities it can promote or support” without losing its tax-exempt status, Zdziarski wrote.

“In practice, this means no partisan political advertising may be conducted on campus that could in any way be attributed to DePaul University.”

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Georgetown Law Center made that same claim in blocking campus supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders from distributing campaign material on campus – a claim that got scrutinized at a recent congressional hearing on campus speech.

After rebuking Georgetown Law and American University for this interpretation of their tax-exempt status, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education released its “Policy Statement on Political Speech on Campus 2016.”

It says the IRS has noted that “[t]he actions of students generally are not attributed to an educational institution unless they are undertaken at the direction of and with authorization from a school official.”

That means, according to FIRE: “As long as partisan political activity on campus by students and student groups is neither privileged nor hindered by the institution, and as long as partisan political speech by students and faculty does not overcome the strong presumption that they do not speak for the institution, then the tax-exempt status of universities and colleges will not be affected.”

Via Info Wars

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BREAKING!!! The MEMO IS BEING RELEASED! Here’s When You Can Expect To See It!!!

GRAB THE POPCORN!!

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For the past several days #ReleaseTheMemo has been trending on social media as conservatives across the country are demanding the release of the newly discovered damaging report. Over the weekend that traction only gained further steam as more people began to echo this phrase causing the Deep State to tremble in their treasonous boots. In the past, the left may have been able to sweep this memo under the rug, but that changed after what was released today. Another stunning report surfaced earlier today that shows that text messages between disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page’s went missing right around the time that Robert Muller was appointed to oversee the Russian Collusion investigation.

With this new information brought to light the memo has been pushed further into the spotlight, and now we have time when it is expected to be released, and it is sooner then you think.

Americans across the country have been eagerly awaiting the release of the anticipated memo that according to all that have seen it say it is worse then they could have ever imagined. The memo details the FISA surveillance abuses that were conducted under the Barack Obama administration, and how they used these secret courts to spy on a presidential candidate and use lies to make that happen.

Early on Monday morning, Congressman Dave Joyce appeared on Fox & Friends where he stated that he had seen the memo and its contents were “deeply disturbing.” Joyce was asked in the interview if the contents of the memo would be cause for termination of anyone involved in this scandal, which prompted Joyce to respond with, “termination would be the least of these people’s worries,”

Then when Joyce was asked if people would go to jail, he responded with, “They should.”

Now, how bad is this memo?

Joyce added, “Every American…would be surprised how bad it is.”

According to Joyce, the memo has been making its rounds through Congress for a bit now, and the contents enclosed in this memo has stunned almost every member of Congress who has read it.

Now, many of us are wondering why would the release of this damaging memo take that long since we have the right to know what is going on behind the closed doors in our government. Well, to give more answers on why we may have this delay of two to three weeks here is more from Washington Examiner.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy met with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes over the weekend to discuss next steps for the memo that details alleged abuses by the Intelligence Committee.

According to a committee source, no final decision was made on making it public because the three want to give lawmakers “who haven’t read it yet a chance to do so and weigh in.”

If a decision is made for a public release, the timeframe would probably be two to three weeks, the source told the Washington Examiner.

The four-page report, which was made available to the entire House on Thursday and has since been viewed by at least 180 members as of Sunday, is said to outline misuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by the Obama administration.

Meanwhile, the FBI has yet to see the memo.

“The FBI has requested to receive a copy of the memo in order to evaluate the information and take appropriate steps if necessary. To date, the request has been declined,” FBI spokesman Andrew Ames told the Washington Examiner.

Unnamed individuals who spoke with the Washington Post said the memo contains assertions that seek to discredit Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that hired former British spy Christopher Steele to author the largely unverified “Trump dossier.”

The document reportedly says the FBI included false claims from Steele about Trump associates’ ties to Russia in an approved application to spy on campaign adviser Carter Page.

While everyone is waiting on the contents of this memo, some people have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on how the note should be released, and I must say some of them are great ideas.

This memo could be the game changer we have all been waiting for over the last year.

It is about time that the American people know just how destructive Barack Obama and his minions were and how they were the ones obstructing justice in our country. Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the rest of those involved in this shocking abuse of power deserve to answer for their crimes once and for all and maybe now we will be able to see that happen.

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BREAKING!! TRUMP’S DOING IT ON MARCH 5th!!! DREAMERS ARE DONE!

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There has been a tremendous amount of concern regarding the government shutdown and what brought it about. Primarily, it was DACA, Dreamers, and the issue of illegal immigration. Democrats shut down the government because DACA kids weren’t included in the budget. Which has everyone wondering what’s going to happen now that the budget has been extended for a month on the promise that DACA will be taken care of.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a White House press briefing that it is possible starting March 5th that Dreamers could start getting deported. This is if Democrats don’t comply with the demands of President Trump regarding chain migration. Sanders said,

We haven’t determined that. We are hopeful we don’t have to do that and we don’t have to get there. We would like Democrats to get serious about solving problems.”

Now Congress has six weeks until the continuing resolution before the budget runs out. Only six weeks to figure out United States immigration policy and deal with the 690,000 DACA kids currently in this country. If they weren’t able to figure this out in October or the last four times they passed a continuing resolution what is going to make them figure it out in less than a month?

When asked about the status of Dreamers and the message the administration is sending to them in light of everything that is going on Sanders replied,

I think they should storm capitol hill and protest there because that is the place that has held up this discussion. Democrats are the one who shut this discussion down by forcing a government shutdown, by being unwilling to fund the government. We lost four days over this process of the conversation that should have been focused on immigration reform, fighting over this CR. If they had been part of the solution instead of part of the problem, I think we would already be further down the road in our negotiation on this package.”

The Daily Mail reported,

Sanders said Monday that Democrats in the Capitol ‘held up’ discussion about DACA, which gives at least 700,000 people a guarantee they won’t be deported unless they commit crimes. ‘Democrats are the one that shut this discussion down by forcing a shutdown, by being unwilling to fund the government,’ she insisted. Sanders framed DACA recipients’ worries as products of a ‘failure to actually address the issue’ on Capitol Hill.

‘They’re the ones that actually pass and make those laws,’ she said of Congress.
‘And the president gave a six-month timeframe in order for them to do that. And now I think all of America is counting on them to show up and make sure that happens.’ The DACA program’s uncertain fate continues to serve as leverage for the president to demand funding to construct a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

He also wants an end to ‘chain migration,’ a system that allows green card holders to sponsor large numbers of relatives for lawful admission into the U.S. And Trump is demanding that Congress scrap a diversity visa lottery that awards residence and work permits to people who come from ‘underrepresented’ countries. He has said he prefers a ‘merit-based’ system that pays no notice to anyone’s country of origin. Trump’s wall in particular, a constant campaign promise that consistently riled up crowds in 2015 and 2016, has become a sticking point for many Democrats.

At least one outspoken congressional advocate for illegal immigrants, however, is willing to grudgingly go along. ‘I think the wall is a monumental waste of taxpayers’ money, and it’s to build a monument to stupidity and it’s just idiotic,’ Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois said Sunday on ABC. ‘Having said that, if that’s what it’s going to take in order to put 800,000 young men and women in the country … in a safe place and put them on course to full integration in our society … I say pay it.'”

While DACA protections will likely diminish starting March 6th, and the likelihood that some deportations will take place is high, Democrats only have themselves to blame. They have had since October to try and negotiate a DACA deal yet they have held out until now to push for a government shutdown. It makes no sense other than to call it a publicity stunt.

They are willfully holding the American people hostage over DACA kids who only account for 690,000 people out of the population. While the Children’s Health Insurance Program is something that 8,500,000 children are covered by. Democrats willingly putting the lives of 8,500,000 children at risk all to protect 690,000. The numbers just don’t add up no matter which way you spin it. There is no excuse for what they did.

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BREAKING!! TRUMP Just Made URGENT Announcement!! THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!

HELL YEAH!! GO TRUMP!

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The government has been shut down for three days. But it is expected to reopen tomorrow. Senate Democrats forced the shutdown by filibustering on Friday. Thus, over the weekend long and bipartisan talks took place over how to end the shutdown. Eventually, both sides came to an agreement.

The government shutdown came about because Senate and House Democrats wanted DACA funding included in the continuing resolution budget package. However, it was not in it. Even though they agreed with everything else in the budget including extending Children’s Health Insurance Program funding for six years. Democrats refused to end the shutdown until DACA was discussed while President Trump insisted he would not negotiate DACA until the government was reopened.

The Independent Journal Review reported,

On Monday, the Senate voted to end the government shutdown after just three days of being unable to reach a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and immigration reform. President Donald Trump repeatedly said that funding for the border wall would need to be included in the deal, and Schumer argued for DACA to be included, as well.

In the end, Schumer gave in to a plan where Democrats would accept a deal to end the shutdown in exchange for opening negotiations on DACA. The vote landed at 81-18.
Now Trump has issued a statement saying that Democrats had finally “come to their senses” to fund the military, border patrol, first responders, and insurance for vulnerable children. He then said his administration would “work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration,” but only if “it is good for our country.””

The President spent the weekend at the White House residence on standby should the Senate finally come to a conclusion. They did, however, it wasn’t until Monday when a decision was made. While at the White House the President was reported to be restless while on the phone with Republican legislators and some informal congressional aides.

While some took issue over his notable absence from the discussions he did exactly what he was supposed to. It isn’t his job to craft a budget, it is Congress’ job. His role is more of a principal, a lender of last resort, the last person you want to go to. Going to him indicates a failure on the part of Congress and the Senate to do their job and negotiate a bill that could pass. In the end, he won and thereby the American people won.

USAToday reported,

Yet Democrats on Monday made their own case for at least a partial victory. They noted that the new spending plan lasts less than three weeks, winning them a commitment to work on a permanent resolution to the issue of DREAMers, the undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

If there’s no agreement by Feb. 8, they warned, there could be a rerun of what Democrats called the “Trump shutdown,” which took place as both parties positioned themselves for congressional elections in a little less than ten months. “The Republican majority now has seventeen days to prevent the DREAMers from being deported,” said Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaking on the Senate floor.

On Monday, Senate Democrats came together with Republicans on a short-term government funding bill — with a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to work toward a bipartisan compromise on immigration, border security, and a broader budget outline before then. The vote was 81-18. 

Sanders said Trump hopes to sign the bill later Monday, after the House votes on the short-term spending measure and the budget office does necessary paperwork. Shortly after the vote, Trump met at the White House with a group of Senators — all Republicans, and all viewed as relative hard-liners on the immigration.  The government has been partially shut down since 12:01 a.m. Saturday, after senators blocked a bill that would have kept the government funded for the next month. The legislation came up with a vote of 50-49 – about 10 votes short of overcoming a Democratic filibuster.

Democrats opposed the bill in part because it did not include provisions for young immigrants protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA. Trump announced in September that he would end the program, saying Obama didn’t have the legal authority to give the undocumented immigrants legal status. But he also gave Congress six months to enshrine the program into law. 

Democrats argued the president was backing away from his commitment to finding a solution to help protect these 800,000 immigrants from deportation. “We expect that a bipartisan deal on DACA will receive fair consideration and an up-or-down vote on the floor,” Schumer said Monday. Trump himself has been largely silent throughout the shutdown crisis, except for an occasional tweet. But across the globe, Vice President Pence was quick to cast Democrats’ efforts as a loss. “The Schumer shutdown failed,” Pence said during a news conference in Israel, placing the blame squarely on the top Senate Democrat. “Now that the government is reopening, Congress can get back to work advancing the president’s agenda.””

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