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Why Democrats and Republicans love to fight about immigration

Today 13:36 GMT

In the end, no progress will have been made, and perhaps that's the point: The topic of immigration serves both parties better in a fight than in a deal.

Populist uprisings among both Democrats and Republicans will only intensify as political institutions continue to produce futility and failure. Shutdowns contribute to an erosion of confidence in political institutions, which gives more power to the extremes of both parties and encourages the abandonment of the political process by those in the center.

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Huawei to spend $2B on cybersecurity amid global concerns about Chinese spying

Today 13:36 GMT

Huawei Technologies on Tuesday said it would spend $2 billion over the next 5 years to focus on cybersecurity by adding more people and upgrading lab facilities, as it battles global concerns about risks associated with its network gear.

This has exacerbated the woes of the Chinese firm, which has already been virtually locked out of the U.S. market and has been prohibited by Australia and New Zealand from building 5G networks amid concerns its gear could facilitate Chinese spying.

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Senate Passes Landmark Criminal-Justice Overhaul Bill in Bipartisan Vote

Today 13:36 GMT

The Senate on Tuesday passed a landmark bill that would change sentencing guidelines for federal prisoners—and would allow early release for potentially tens of thousands of inmates who were convicted of nonviolent crimes.

“There are people sitting in jail right now for selling an amount of drugs the size of a candy bar who have watched people come in and leave for selling enough drugs to fill a suitcase,” said Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) on the Senate floor of the disparity.

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Source: Common Domain

Mnuchin thinks there’s a simple reason the Dow is poised for its worst December since 1931

Today 13:36 GMT

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has weighed and measured the recent destruction that put the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track for its worst December since 1931, and he appears to have drawn his own conclusions as to the impetus.

In fact, if the Dow were to finish the month at its current level, down about 7%, it would mark the worst December since 1931, when it fell 17.01%, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

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Source: DW

Brexit: European Commission presents 'no-deal' contingency plans

Today 13:36 GMT

With 100 days until the UK's scheduled departure from the EU, the European Commission revealed contingency plans for a "no-deal" Brexit. Meanwhile, UK businesses have condemned the "lack of progress in Westminster."

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed 14 contingency measures to prepare for the possibility that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on March 29 without a withdrawal agreement in place.

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Source: Fox News

Brian Terry's family hits Democrats over opposition to border wall

Today 13:36 GMT

The family of a Border Patrol agent who was killed in 2010 said Tuesday that Democrats should agree to President Trump's request for $5 billion to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Late Tuesday, Trump tweeted that Democrats "are saying loud and clear that they do not want to build a Concrete Wall - but we are not building a Concrete Wall, we are building artistically designed steel slats, so that you can easily see through it. "It will be beautiful and, at the same time, give our Country the security that our citizens deserve," Trump added.

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Source: Global News

Yemeni mother wins travel ban waiver to see her dying son in California

Today 13:36 GMT

After initially being denied entrance into the United States due to the Trump administration’s travel ban on more than a half-dozen countries, one Yemeni mother has obtained a visa to visit her two-year-old son who is on life support in Oakland, Calif.

‘Unfathomably cruel’: Yemeni mom unable to visit dying 2-year-old son due to Trump travel ban. The U.S. State Department granted Shaima Swileh a waiver on Tuesday after the boy’s American-born father Ali Hassan held an emotional press conference on Monday, begging the State Department to allow his wife to visit before it was too late, CNN and the L.A. Times report.

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Source: The Week

Is a recession coming for Trump You wish.

Today 13:36 GMT

If Democrats want to win in two years, telling voters how bad the Trump economy is when it might be better than the one Obama left them sounds like losing message.

These are all things Democrats and NeverEverTrumpers everywhere should keep in mind as they envision a nasty economic downturn driving President Trump from the White House. Sure, a headline like "Stock market on pace for worst December since Great Depression" provides a wonderful opportunity for a bit of cathartic dunking on Trump.

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Source: BBC

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in contention for Man Utd caretaker role

Today 04:15 GMT

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being considered as caretaker manager at the club following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

"People suggest Pochettino hasn't won a trophy yet at Tottenham but with a net spend of minus £29m or something over the last four years, I'm not sure he could have done more.

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Source: The Week

The Mueller delusion

Today 13:36 GMT

Flynn's sentencing will now be delayed until next year so he has more time to cooperate with Robert Mueller's special counsel probe into Russian election interference.

If you don't recognize this as a more or less accurate description of what Mueller has so far publicly accomplished with the considerable resources at his disposal, you are being willfully, blinkeringly partisan.

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Source: The Guradian

Ministers order full implementation of no-deal Brexit plans

Today 13:36 GMT

All government departments must fully implement their emergency no-deal Brexit contingency plans, cabinet ministers have agreed.

No 10 confirmed on Tuesday that cabinet ministers would “ramp up” no-deal planning, and that the departments would be expected to make it their main priority. Downing Street said it would send advice on preparing for no deal to all UK businesses and suggested they should begin implementing their own contingency plans as they saw fit.

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Source: BBC

Shameless 'self-promoters' rewarded at work

Today 12:41 GMT

Staff who spent their time promoting themselves in meetings were likely to benefit more than colleagues who were doing the work.

Dr Armstrong said in such workplaces there can appear to be "no point to teamwork" because of the individuals who seem to benefit from their self-promotion.

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Source: Global News

Liberals to announce $1.6B for Alberta’s beleaguered energy sector on Tuesday: report

Today 04:14 GMT

Sohi asked recently asked the National Energy Board to review Canada’s current pipeline capacity to ensure it is being used as efficiently as possible and to explore whether there are any short-term measures that could increase rail capacity to move more oil.

Canada’s federal ministers of natural resources and international trade diversification are slated to announce new measures meant to back the country’s struggling oil and gas industry in Edmonton on Tuesday.

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Source: Fox News

House GOP releases transcript of explosive closed-door Comey questioning

Today 13:35 GMT

House Republicans on Tuesday released a transcript of their explosive closed-door session a day earlier with fired FBI Director James Comey, who'd defiantly called the questioning "frustrating" and "more of the same."

The 173-page transcript, which documents congressional Republicans' second hearing with Comey this month, included Comey's explanation of why he broke normal protocol by sending two FBI agents into the White House to interview ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in January 2017.

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Source: Common Domain

Pfizer, Glaxo to Combine Consumer-Health Businesses

Today 10:50 GMT

Pfizer Inc. PFE -1.65% and GlaxoSmithKline GSK 0.05% PLC plan to combine their consumer-health units, and eventually spin off the joint venture—creating a global giant selling drugstore staples like Advil and Sensodyne toothpaste.

Glaxo Chief Executive Emma Walmsley said the deal would allow it to create a new pharmaceuticals and vaccines company, with its research and development efforts focused on science related to the immune system, genetics and advanced technologies.


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