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SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt says Mike Pence was 'on standby' to assume the role of the presidency when Trump made that unexpected visit to Walter Reed last year.

Meanwhile, Senate Republicans say they're going to introduce a small stimulus bill next week. It looks like it will be their dinky $500 billion proposal, not the $1.3 trillion the White House just endorsed.

Finally, DACA recipients and immigration advocates are challenging the Trump regime's latest policy in court because it doesn't follow the Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of DACA and because DHS Secretary Chad Wolf was illegally appointed to his position.

More than a month after the ruling, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced the program would limit renewals to one year instead of two and still not accept new applicants. Immigrant advocates, lawyers and lawmakers denounced the move, criticizing the delay and arguing the move ran afoul of the Supreme Court's order. [...]

Plaintiffs in the case also take issue with the appointment of Wolf, who they argue was "improperly designated as Acting DHS Secretary and thus lacked the authority to issue the Wolf Memorandum."

A government watchdog report similarly found that Wolf's appointment was invalid. Trump has since announced the nomination of Wolf to serve as Homeland Security secretary.