Daily Bread for 3.5.19

Good morning.

Tuesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of eighteen.  Sunrise is 6:22 AM and sunset 5:49 PM, for 11h 27m 10s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 1.3% of its visible disk illuminated.

Today is the eight hundred forty-sixth day.

The Whitewater Common Council meets at 6:30 PM.

The Boston Massacre takes place on this day in 1770.

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Corrinne Hess reports Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office No Longer Working With ICE:

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office will no longer offer information to immigration officials about people detained in the jail.

Sheriff Earnell Lucas, who took office Jan. 7, said he wants to avoid lawsuits other law enforcement agencies across the country have faced for holding inmates for up to 48 hours longer than they should have been detained so U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents could interview and possibly take custody of the inmate.

Lucas announced last week he had established a policy ensuring that absent a valid judicial warrant, information would no longer be shared with ICE.

Lucas’ policy is a shift from former Sheriff David Clarke’s administration, which not only fully cooperated with ICE, but also attempted to sign a 287(g) agreement to give deputies the authority to act as ICE representatives.

Milwaukee County was not approved for that type of an agreement after community protests. Though the neighboring Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department has signed a 287(g) agreement with the federal government.

  Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, and Meg Kelly write President Trump has made 9,014 false or misleading claims over 773 days:

Powered by his two-hour stemwinder at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 2 — which featured more than 100 false or misleading claims — President Trump is on pace to exceed his daily quota set during his first two years in office.

The president averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day in his first year in office. He hit nearly 16.5 a day in his second year. So far in 2019, he’s averaging nearly 22 claims a day.

As of the end of March 3, the 773rd day of his term in office, Trump accumulated 9,014 fishy claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.

Trump’s performance at CPAC is emblematic of his version of the truth during his presidency — a potent mix of exaggerated numbers, unwarranted boasting and outright falsehoods. His speech helped push March 3 to his fourth-biggest day for false or misleading claims, totaling 104.

The speech included his greatest hits: 131 times he has falsely said he passed the biggest tax cut in history, 126 times he has falsely said his border wall is already being built and 116 times he has asserted that the U.S. economy today is the best in history. All three of those claims are on The Fact Checker’s list of Bottomless Pinocchios, as well as other claims Trump made during his CPAC speech.

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