Democrats boycott another White House meeting on border security as thousands of federal employees are forced to work without pay.
Another stabbing at the hands of MS-13 that could have been prevented. Enough is enough. Congress, close this loophole!https://t.co/Y9NlVcYfWd
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 14, 2019
The White House is ramping up its push for immigration reform in the wake of recent MS-13 stabbings. In a tweet Monday, the Trump administration denounced a violent attack on two high school students in New York, which was carried out by suspected illegal alien teenagers.
The White House urged Congress to close the DACA loophole that is allowing underage criminals to be in the U.S.
“There is another major caravan forming right now in Honduras and, so far, we’re trying to break it up, but, so far, it’s bigger than anything we’ve seen and a drone isn’t going to stop it,” he stated. “And a sensor isn’t going to stop it, but you know what’s going to stop it in its tracks — a nice, powerful wall.”
Because, well, you know: global warming will freeze the Middle East …
A pox on both their houses!
Notice how their opinions depend upon which party is in the White House and not upon the actual healthcare.
I want you to think thru the following two paragraphs with me.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows.
Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 individual basins. They found the ice loss to be accelerating dramatically – a key indicator of human-caused climate change.
Assume for argument that they are right. Some questions come to mind.
First, there was global cooling (“The Coming Ice Age”) until 1979. It wasn’t until the late 1980s that there was a discussion of global warming.
Second, that last sentence.
They found the ice loss to be accelerating dramatically – a key indicator of human-caused climate change.
Even assume this to be the case. How does ice loss acceleration prove human-caused global warming? It does no such thing.
The Democrats and Republicans in Congress have never met a politician who wouldn’t compromise.
He got his way with Canada. He got his way with Mexico. He got his way with the EU.
Will Congress beat him?
WASHINGTON – With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would “never ever back down.”
Trump rejected a suggestion to reopen the government for several weeks while negotiations would continue with Democrats over his demands for $5.7 billion for a long, impregnable wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The president also edged further away from the idea of trying to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress.
“I’m not looking to call a national emergency,” Trump said. “This is so simple we shouldn’t have to.”
No cracks were apparent in the president’s deadlock with lawmakers after a weekend with no negotiations at all. His rejection of the short-term option proposed by Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham removed one path forward, and little else was in sight. Congressional Republicans were watching Trump for a signal for how to move next, and Democrats have not budged from their refusal to fund the wall and their demand that he reopen government before border talks resume.
The White House has been considering reaching out to rank-and-file Democrats rather than dealing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to try and chip away at Democratic opposition to the wall. A White House official said plans were in the works to call freshman representatives, especially those who initially did not support Pelosi’s bid for the speakership.
If you are going to buy a home in the inland northwest, do it soon.
Spokane-area home prices rose in 2018 as a strong seller’s market persisted.
Demand for single-family homes outpaced supply, often leading to multiple offers on homes and escalating prices.
The average sales price for a house in Spokane County was $255,931 last year, according to the Spokane Association of Realtors. That’s a gain of nearly 12 percent from 2017’s average price of $228,701.
The median sales price also rose 12 percent – to $235,000 from $210,000.
Inventories of homes for sale were down 21 percent in 2018 compared to the prior year. At the end December, there were 798 homes for sale.
The number of homes sold rose 1 percent. According to the Spokane Realtors Association, 8,212 single-family homes and condos were sold last year.
Law enforcement officials can’t force smartphone users to unlock their devices using fingerprints or other biometric features such as facial recognition, according to a Northern California court ruling from last week.
The ruling, which was shared this morning by Forbes, was the result of an Oakland investigation into possible extortion. Police officers asked the court for permission to seize multiple devices and then compel the suspects to unlock the devices using biometric authentication.
The court said that there was indeed probable cause to grant a search warrant, but that it was denied because the request to force the suspects to unlock their devices using biometric authentication “funs afoul of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.” From the ruling:
The Government, however, also seeks the authority to compel any individual present at the time of the search to press a finger (including a thumb) or utilize other biometric features, such as facial or iris recognition, for the purposes of unlocking the digital devices found in order to permit a search of the contents as authorized by the search warrant.
For the reasons set forth below, the Court finds that the Government’s request funs afoul of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments and the search warrant application must be DENIED.
More than 40% of men today suffer from it—and their loved ones pay the price.
Here’s the list in full.
Senator Elizabeth Warren is pushing radical reforms as part of her early presidential pitch. During a speech in New Hampshire Saturday, Warren outlined her platform and called for “systemic changes” in the federal government.
She also promoted reforms to benefit the lower and middle class at the expense of — what she called — “the wealthy and well-connected.” This comes after Warren repeatedly hinted at her intent to run for president in 2020.
The Democrat lawmaker also said she has an “affirmative vision” for America.
“I’m willing to fight, everybody knows that — the question is: How do we build an America that works, not just for those at the top, but an America that works for everyone else?” she asked. “I talked serious policy here in New Hampshire, and that’s what I’m gonna keep on doing.”
Warren also expressed support for universal health care, a higher minimum wage, and a relief to student debt.
Welcome to socialist USA.
This will get Congress’ attention.
The @TSA security checkpoint at Terminal B has been closed, and passengers will be routed to either Terminal C or E. if you have a flight, please allow extra time, and check https://t.co/a5cyZuGvqF for wait times. #fly2houston
— Houston Bush Airport (@iah) January 13, 2019
When asked if he would be in favor of having Gross testify before Congress last year, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham had this to say:
“Absolutely not, that will be the last time you ever have a foreign leader meet with the president of the United States privately and I can tell you there may be times where we need to do that, so I can’t imagine how that would affect future president’s in their ability to talk to foreign leaders.”
Senator Graham’s comments echo the sentiments of other interpreter groups, who say the industry takes confidentiality very seriously at all levels. A formal request to Gross has not yet been sent.
“Under my administration, free speech does not end at the steps of a cathedral or a synagogue or any other house of worship,” stated President Trump. “We are giving our churches their voices back, we are giving them back in the highest form — with this executive order, we also make clear that the federal government will never, ever penalize any person for their protected religious beliefs.”
The Trump portrait of an unsustainable Border Crisis is dead on. “In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with Criminal Records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes & 4000 violent killings.” America’s Southern….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2019
….Border is eventually going to be militarized and defended or the United States, as we have known it, is going to cease to exist…And Americans will not go gentle into that good night. Patrick Buchanan. The great people of our Country demand proper Border Security NOW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2019
Wouldn’t that be giving Parliament just what they want: no Brexit at all?
“I hope that we will be able to get agreement on a way of leaving the European Union that causes the least friction, in terms of our economy,” stated Fox. “No deal is certainly survivable, but it would be problematic for our economy, so much better to carry out the will of the British people, but in the way that causes the least potential damage to our economy.”