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Ivanka Trump Promoted Goya’s Canned Beans And The Memes Are Good For Your Heart

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump’s favorite daughter Ivanka, who also acts as one of his senior presidential advisers, posted a photo of herself holding a can of Goya black beans. With a toothy smile, she held the can before a caption with the Goya brand’s slogan: “If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno.”

It didn’t take long for users on Twitter to take reasonable issues with the image. After all, her promotion of Goya products is in direct violation of government ethics laws which states federal employees cannot use their position or title to “endorse any product, service or enterprise.” Still, as woeful as her promotion is of a product that supports her father’s administration at least the memes will give you a good laugh.

Check them out below!

Proof that even the Trump’s would promote hell in a handbasket.

And nothing is quite as hilarious as this meme promoting “sprout juice.”

Please, someone, give her a job at Price is Right and get her out of the White House

And this meme is just proof that the Trumps just drink weirdly.

But actually would love to see this added to the Nancy Drew series

And finally, this book because it sounds like a pretty great read.

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Undocumented Residents Could Be Excluded From The 2020 Census After All, Thanks To New Supreme Court Case

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Undocumented Residents Could Be Excluded From The 2020 Census After All, Thanks To New Supreme Court Case

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The drama over the 2020 Census continues.

First, was a Supreme Court decision that found the Trump administration wasn’t being totally honest about it’s reasoning for including the citizenship question on the 2020 Census – so the court effectively removed the question from the census. 

Then, Trump tried to delay the constitutionally mandated census to give his administration more time to come up with a better reason to tell the courts.

None of that worked as planned by the administration, and the Census has continued as normal. However, so many in minority communities – particularly migrant communities – have been fearful of completing this year’s census. Well, a new Supreme Court case could erase all the progress we made to make sure all residents – regardless of immigration status – were fairly counted.

The Supreme Court will hear a case that could allow the Trump Administration to exclude undocumented residents from Census data.

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments next month over whether President Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count used to apportion congressional districts to the 50 states.

The court’s announcement means that the court – which could soon have a 6-3 conservative majority – will hear arguments in the case on November 30.

In July, Trump issued a memorandum asking the Census Bureau to subtract undocumented immigrants from the count for the purposes of congressional apportionment — the reallocation of the nation’s 435 House districts every 10 years. Trump’s memo came after the Supreme Court had rejected his last minute efforts to add a citizenship question to the census.

By the time the high court hears this case, federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett could be confirmed as the ninth justice, cementing a conservative majority. Senate Republicans hope to confirm her nomination to the Supreme Court before the election on Nov. 3.

However, the U.S. Constitution explicitly calls for the counting of all residents within the country.

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The 14th Amendment requires districts to apportion congressional seats based on “counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.”

Since the first U.S. census in 1790, the numbers of U.S. residents who are counted to determine each state’s share of congressional seats have included both citizens and noncitizens, regardless of immigration status.

“President Trump has repeatedly tried — and failed — to weaponize the census for his attacks on immigrant communities. The Supreme Court rejected his attempt last year and should do so again,” said Dale Ho, a lead plaintiffs’ attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who successfully argued against the now-blocked citizenship question the administration wanted on the 2020 census forms.

Removing those immigrants from the population counts would shift power to less diverse states. A Pew Research Center study last year found that it could result in House seats that would otherwise be assigned to California, Florida and Texas going instead to Alabama, Minnesota and Ohio — each of which is set to possibly lose a House seat in the next decade due to population shifts.

And drawing new districts within the states based only on the counts of citizens and legal immigrants would likely benefit Republicans, shifting power from cities and immigrant communities to rural parts of the states, which vote for GOP candidates at higher rates

The announcement comes shortly after the court also allowed the Trump Administration to end the Census count early.

Earlier last week, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to stop the census count, blocking lower court orders that directed the count to continue through the end of the month. 

The decision, which the Trump administration favored, came with a candid dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor – the court’s only Latina justice.

“Meeting the deadline at the expense of the accuracy of the census is not a cost worth paying,” Sotomayor wrote in her dissent. “Especially when the Government has failed to show why it could not bear the lesser cost of expending more resources to meet the deadline or continuing its prior efforts to seek an extension from Congress. This Court normally does not grant extraordinary relief on such a painfully disproportionate balance of harms.”

But it wasn’t long ago that Trump tried to completely derail this year’s census.

The Trump administration has decided to print the 2020 census forms without a citizenship question, and the printer has been told to start the printing process, Justice Department spokesperson Kelly Laco confirms to NPR.

The move came shortly after the Supreme Court ruled to keep the question off census forms for now and just a day after printing was scheduled to begin for 1.5 billion paper forms, letters, and other mailings.

President Trump had said he wanted to delay the constitutionally mandated headcount to give the Supreme Court a chance to issue a more “decisive” ruling on whether the administration could add the question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” A majority of the justices found that the administration’s use of the Voting Rights Act to justify the question “seems to have been contrived.”

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Chelsea Clinton Just Got Super Real About The Nail In The Coffin That Ended Her Friendship With Ivanka Trump

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Chelsea Clinton Just Got Super Real About The Nail In The Coffin That Ended Her Friendship With Ivanka Trump

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What’s that phrase again… BFFs?

Not too long ago, Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump were such friends, determined to show the world they’d remain close no matter what their parents battle for the 2016 presidency brought out. In fact, back in 2015, during an interview with ET Clinton asserted that she had a tight friendship with President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter.

“Ivanka and I talk about everything,” Clinton explained during an interview at the time. “I’m so grateful she’s my friend. I think she’s a great woman, and I support her as I support all my friends.” Turns out the commitment of friendship and support didn’t last so long. It only took… countless false claims, racism, and sexism to take a toll.

In a recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” Clinton made it pretty clear their duo is no more.

“I’ve not spoken to her since 2016 and I have no interest in being friends with someone who is not only complicit but actively taking part in this administration’s everyday collision of cruelty and incompetence,” she asserted in the interview. “That’s the answer.”

“We were in touch at the beginning of the campaign,” Clinton went on to explain. “But it’s just really hard when there’s someone who’s actively embracing their candidate—whether it’s their father or not—who is trafficking in racism and sexism and antisemitism and Islamophobia and homophobia and transphobia and conspiracy theories and lies and is so fundamentally corrupt.”

“I don’t think [Ivanka and her father] are the same by any standard, but I think she’s more than complicit, as anyone who has worked for him for so long by definition is,” she continued. “And I don’t want to be friends with someone like that.”

When it came to her take on the president’s performance at last Tuesday’s debate with Joe Biden, Clinton described Trump as a ghoul.

“Donald Trump is still a racist, incompetent, miserable ghoul of a human being,” she asserted during her interview.

Of course, Chelsea isn’t the only Clinton to criticize Trump’s debate behavior.

Like many of us, Clinton took issue with Trump’s contribution to the 90-minute circus which saw endless interruptions and crosstalk. The decorum of the evening became so broken down that even Biden fumed at one point “Will you shut up, man?!”

During the debates, journalist Jill Filipovic tweeted at the former presidential candidate who went head to head against Trump back in 2016.

“‘Will you shut up, man’ is the line of the night,” Filipovic tweeted. “I so feel for Hillary right now because I’m positive she wanted to say that and couldn’t.”

Clinton was quick to respond to the comment replying “You have no idea.”

Soon after the debate Clinton replied to another tweet from Pete Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten Buttigieg, who wrote in a tweet “Has anyone checked in on @HillaryClinton ? Girl I’m so sorry.”

“Thanks, I’m fine,” she wrote back. “But everyone better vote.”

Last week’s parley marked the first of three presidential debates that will take place on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. VP picks Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will also battle it out on the stage this week on Oct. 7.

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