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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.

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.

Source: Common Domain

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Source: The Week

This government shutdown won't sting

Today 13:36 GMT

"If you look at what the real-world consequences would be, I think this shutdown would be different because we have funded most of the government, because President Trump has said he will make sure essential services continue," Rep.

On all previous occasions, the circumstances and potential consequences of a shutdown — especially their likely political costs for Republicans — were great enough that Trump's own party boxed him in.

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.

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.

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.

Source: DW

'Thousands' of EU diplomatic cables hacked, says report

Today 13:36 GMT

Hackers allegedly linked to China were able to access thousands of sensitive EU diplomatic cables for more than three years, according to a New York Times report.

In one of the cables, EU officials in Moscow describe a July 2018 meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki as "successful (at least for Putin)." Another detailed report of a working meeting and dinner between EU officials and Chinese leader Xi Jinping quoted President Xi as saying the US was "behaving as if it was fighting in a no-rules freestyle boxing match" over its trade policy.

Source: Global News

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.

Source: The Guradian

'I can’t hide my disgust, my disdain’: judge lambasts Michael Flynn

Today 13:36 GMT

When a stone-faced Michael Flynn entered courtroom 24 in the US district court in Washington DC on Tuesday, it looked like a cozy deal arranged with prosecutors – no jail time in exchange for a guilty plea and full cooperation – was already sealed.

The West Wing of the White House – seemed to gnaw at Sullivan, who repeated it several times, all the while emphasizing how unusual it was that the government and Flynn were asking him to bless a plea agreement even though Flynn had not completed his cooperation with the government.

Source: Fox News

Jonathan Turley: Judge surprises Flynn at sentencing hearing – Here's what to expect next

Today 13:36 GMT

One could well understand if President Trump’s fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was a tad confused Tuesday at his sentencing hearing on his guilty plea to a single count of making false statements to federal investigators.

As the judge works up and down that short sentencing spectrum in the next hearing, Flynn should stand accountable for the crime he confessed to – and not the crimes imagined in his record.

Source: BBC

Is there a best time of year to buy stocks?

Friday 21:50 GMT
Source: Common Domain

J&J Slammed by Concern Over Baby Powder Safety

Monday 23:40 GMT
Source: DW

India opens a hospital for elephants

Tuesday 15:26 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Morning Ledger: Fed Grapples With Communication Challenge on Rates

Tuesday 15:25 GMT
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Charter, New York Reach $174.2 Million Settlement Over Internet Service Quality

Tuesday 15:25 GMT
Source: The Guradian

UK couple who named baby after Hitler jailed for terror group membership

Tuesday 15:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

An African Island for Castaway Fantastists

Tuesday 15:25 GMT
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Global Waterfront Properties Command 40% Premium

Today 13:36 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Film director and TV star Penny Marshall dies aged 75

Today 13:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Big Pharma Wins Drug Approval in China Ahead of West for First Time

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: BBC

TV star and director Penny Marshall dies

Today 13:36 GMT
Source: Common Domain

With a Pinch of Innovation, Food Makers Raise Prices

Today 13:36 GMT
Source: Common Domain

These Design Rules Are Meant to be Broken

Today 13:36 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How to give gifts that truly pay off for friends and family

Today 01:30 GMT

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