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Devon and Sarah discuss Trump’s pardon of #NotedDickwad Joe Arpaio, the state of the DACA program, and Hurricane Harvey and the Trump administration’s godawful response. The also bestow the Dickwad of the Week.

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Key Articles

  1. Trump pardons former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio by Devlin Barrett and Abby Phillip (WaPo)
  2. Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio convicted of criminal contempt by Matt Zapotosky (WaPo)
  3. Joe Arpaio’s Pardon Did Not Go Through The Justice Department. It Didn’t Have To. by Zoe Tillman (BuzzFeed News)
  4. Trump team seeks to control, block Mueller’s Russia investigation by Carol D. Leonnig, Ashley Parker,
    Rosalind S. Helderman, and Tom Hamburger (WaPo)
  5. Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding by Jennifer Epstein (Bloomberg Politics)
  6. Trump asked Sessions about closing case against Arpaio, an ally since ‘birtherism’ by Phillip Rucker and Ellen Nakashima (WaPo)
  7. White Nationalist Rule Is Already Here by Mark Joseph Stern (Slate)
  8. Trump Likely to End DACA Immigrant Program by Pete Williams and Julia Anisley (NBC News)
  9. If DACA immigration program ends, Texas will lose by Marc Veasey (Dallas News)
  10. Battle begins over implementing Trump’s transgender ban by Ellen Mitchell (The Hill)
  11. Live Updates: Texas Braces For More Flooding As Harvey Continues To Wallop Coast by Buzzfeed News
  12. Tropical Storm Harvey’s Total Rainfall Could Reach 50 Inches in Texas; Heavy Rain Spreads to Louisiana, Including New Orleans by Jon Erdman and Chris Dolce (
  13. President Issues Executive Order To Expedite Infrastructure Reviews, Revoke Flood Management Standard – Columbia Law School Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
  14. Hurricane Harvey Should Be A Wake-Up Call To Trump’s Disaster Relief Budget by Howard Learner (HuffPost)
  15. Final Vote Results: Further Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  16. How Trump used Hurricane Sandy to fuel Obama birther conspiracy by Kyle Cheney (Politico)
  17. Trump promotes book by controversial sheriff and campaign supporter by Alex Wigglesworth (LA Times)
  18. ICE Left 50 Immigrant Women And Kids Stranded At A Bus Station Before Hurricane Harvey Struck
    by Adolfo Flores (BuzzFeed News)

Dickwad of the Week

  1. Interior Secretary Proposes Shrinking Four National Monuments by Julie Turkewitz and Lisa Friedman (NYTimes)

Action Items

  1. Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense the Secretary of Homeland Security Subject: Military Service by Transgender Individuals Lambda Legal
  2. DONATE to Lambda Legal
  3. The March to Confront White Supremacy: Charlottesville to DC
  4. DONATE to the March
  5. Sign up to march
  6. Sign the petition for the march
  7. Here’s How To Help The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey by Lee Moran, Hillary Hanson, and Nick Robins-Early (HuffPost)
  8. DONATE to RedCross
  9. Texas Diaper Bank
  10. DONATE to Portlight
  11. DONATE to SPCA of Texas

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