As recently as last week, a deal appeared possible that would restore or even expand protections for DREAMers -- a group of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children -- while also including undetermined measures to increase "border security."
Friday morning, however, President Donald Trump may have blown up this burgeoning deal by adding new, very aggressive demands.
Donald J. Trump
The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!
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Alabama officials on Thursday unhesitatingly pushed aside a legal challenge from Roy S. Moore and certified Doug Jones as the winner of this month's Senate election. The action, during a brief meeting at the State Capitol, was essentially the state's final step before the seating of the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama in a quarter century. It was also a swift rejection, by some of the state's most powerful Republicans, of Moore's complaint that he was the victim of "systematic voter fraud." The certification leaves Moore, 70, a former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court whose campaign faltered partly because of allegations of sexual misconduct against teenage girls, with almost no avenues to derail Jones's ascension to the Senate. read more
President Donald Trump should pardon his former national security adviser and campaign aide Michael Flynn, who "has taken the biggest fall," Flynn's brother said Tuesday. In a since deleted tweet, Joseph Flynn said Trump must get the former Army general off the hook for his December 1 guilty plea stemming from his contacts with the former Russian ambassador. The plea deal is a part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign. "About time you pardoned General Flynn who has taken the biggest fall for all of you given the illegitimacy of this confessed crime in the wake of all this corruption," Joseph Flynn tweeted, though the post was deleted after about 15 minutes. read more
The world's richest people got a whopping $1 trillion richer in 2017, according to a new report from Bloomberg News. That's about four times the gains they made last year. That data comes courtesy of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which tracks and ranks the world's 500 richest people. It attributes much of the economic growth to the stock market's record-high year. (The MSCI World and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes grew about 20 percent this year.) The 2017 "World Inequality Report" (compiled by economists such as Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez) found that the 1 percent reaped 27 percent of the world's income between 1980 and 2016. The bottom 50 percent, by contrast, got just 12 percent of the pie. read more
Doctor Who has officially regenerated into their 13th incarnation during the Christmas Special. Peter Capaldi bowed out in style today by joining forces with the first ever Doctor to save the life of an Army Captain -- and the world in general once again. The festive episode, titled Twice Upon a Time, saw the Doctors collide at the South Pole and heading off on one final adventure. (Warning: Story and videos contain spoilers for Whovians.) read more