MSNBC 14 Feb 2020

'Do You Want A President Picking On Judges?'


Attorney General William Barr on Thursday issued a rare criticism of President Donald Trump, telling ABC News that the president's tweets about Justice Department matters 'make it impossible for me to do my job.' Aired on 2/14/2020.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to meet with EU officials over the ongoing migrant crisis. He has called on Greece to allow migrants in that are currently stranded at the Greek border. Tens of thousands have been trying to break through the land border from Turkey, after Ankara announced it would no longer prevent people from trying to cross into the EU.
To ease the situation for refugees already in Greece, Germany says the EU is considering taking in up to 1,500 migrant children who are currently housed in Greek camps. In a statement, Berlin said it was willing to take what it called an appropriate share. Concern has been growing as many of the children require urgent medical treatment, and are not accompanied by adults.
Do you believe the Coronavirus will have an impact on your personal life? The Hill/HarrisX daily poll takes a look. This survey was conducted online within the United States from March 1-2, 2020 among 1,032 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.
The Post's Michelle Ye Hee Lee explains how President Trump's successful merchandise sales have altered the campaign fundraising game for Republicans. Trump's campaign said it has already sold roughly 1 million hats. He even sells merch inspired by his own tweets. When you buy Trump swag off of the campaign website, it's a direct donation to Trump's reelection campaign. That's why, you have to provide the information that the law requires of political donors, like your name, occupation and address. There are only a handful of companies that produce Trump's official merchandise. They are all U.S. based and since 2017, committees supporting Trump's re-election have already spent millions of dollars on them. If you buy a MAGA hat on the official website for $25, you're donating $25 Trump's re-election committees. The committees can use part of that donation on the merchandise side, for things like manufacturing, delivery, shipping and they can use part for the campaign's operations. We don't know exactly what percentage of each item gets used in this way. But there are a lot of knock-offs out there that profit from selling Trump merchandise, with none of the money going to his official campaign. That includes companies in China making knock-off Trump swag. There are lots of vendors selling unofficial merchandise on the streets and online, especially on Facebook. So, if you want to buy swag to support the president, just watch out for those vendors.
With 225,000 jobs added in January and wages rising fastest among low-income workers, the economy is booming under President Trump. One America's Jenn Pellegrino has more on the administration's 'opportunity zones,' which have largely contributed to the U.S. economy.

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