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Friday, July 20, 2018

A government lawyer acknowledged Monday that the Trump administration will miss its first court-imposed deadline to reunite about 100 immigrant children under age 5 with their parents. Department of Justice attorney Sarah Fabian said during a court hearing that federal authorities reunited two families and expect to reunite an additional 59 by Tuesday’s deadline. She said the other cases are more complicated, including parents who have been deported or are in prison facing criminal charges, and would require more time to complete reunions. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who ordered the administration to reunite families separated as part of President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, said he will hold another hearing Tuesday morning to get an update on the remaining cases. He said he was encouraged to see “real progress” in the complicated reunification process after a busy weekend when officials from multiple federal agencies tried to sync up parents and children who are spread across the country. STORY FROM LENDINGTREE Crush your mortgage interest with a 15 yr fixed “Tomorrow is the deadline. I do recognize that there are some groups of parents who are going to fall into a category where it’s impossible to reunite by tomorrow,” he said. “I am very encouraged by the progress. I’m optimistic.” Lee Gelernt, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney who leads a lawsuit against the federal government, sounded more skeptical. When asked by the judge if he believed the government was in full compliance of the court order, Gelernt said there was much more work to be done. “Let me put it this way: I think the government in the last 48 hours has taken significant steps,” he said. “We just don’t know how much effort the government has made to find released parents. I don’t think there’s been full compliance.” U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, based in San Diego. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, based in San Diego. (Photo: U.S. District Court) The difficulty in reuniting the first 100 children shows the challenge that lies ahead as the Trump administration braces for another deadline in two weeks to reunite nearly 3,000 older children – up to age 17 – with their parents. The process is complicated because of all the different situations that emerged over the weekend. The government initially identified 102 children under age 5 who needed to be reunited but removed three children from that list because investigations into their cases revealed that those children came with adults who were not their parents, Fabian said. Twelve parents were found to be in federal and state custody on criminal charges, making a reunification impossible since the government can’t transfer minors to state and local prisons to protect the well-being of the child. Nine parents were deported, and the government established contact with only four of them, Fabian said. Four children had been scheduled to be released from government custody to relatives who weren’t their parents, leading the government to question whether to allow that process to be completed or to redirect the child back to a parent. Gelernt said he understood many of the hurdles but urged the judge to force the government to scrap its time-consuming investigation into every single case and start a 48-hour clock to reunify families that remain separated by Tuesday. Sabraw said he would decide that during Tuesday’s hearing. Fabian said one of the silver linings of the busy weekend is that her office worked closely with its challengers at the ACLU to share information on each child’s case, to ensure that representatives from immigration advocacy groups and volunteer organizations could be present during each reunification. Gelernt said they’re doing that to help the parents, who are often released from custody with no money and nowhere to go. Fabian said that coordination has led to a more formalized process between government agencies and with the immigrants’ lawyers that should make reunifications go more smoothly in the coming weeks. “I think this process over the weekend helped us see what information, and in what form, is the most useful to share,” she said. “I’d like to make that as efficient a process as possible.” -

Monday, July 9, 2018

Trump denies US opposition to WHO breastfeeding resolution -

Monday, July 9, 2018

Havana plane crash leaves more than 100 dead -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr bloc wins Iraq elections -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: ‘We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families’ -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Donald Trump says he will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore -

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Trump tells FBI: ‘I have your back 100%’ -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mueller requests emails from Trump campaign data firm: report -

Friday, December 15, 2017

GOP changes child tax credit in bid to win Rubio’s vote -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump Jr. is berated for tweet about ‘Obama’s FCC’ chair, net ‘neutality’ -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018 -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52.4bn -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Roy Moore says Alabama election ‘tainted’ by outside groups -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Eric Holder warns GOP: ‘Any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Former British prime minister: Trump attacks on press are ‘dangerous’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Megyn Kelly left Fox News in part due to O’Reilly: report -

Saturday, April 15, 2017

North Korea warns against U.S. ‘hysteria’ as it marks founder’s birth -

Friday, April 14, 2017

British spies were first to spot Trump team’s links with Russia -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Liberal Democrat de Blasio wins New York mayor’s race: media

Democratic candidate for mayor of New York Bill de Blasio smiles while casting his vote in New York

By Edith Honan NEW YORK |          Tue Nov 5, 2013 9:41pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) – Liberal Democrat Bill de Blasio cruised to victory on Tuesday in the race to succeed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, marking the first time a Democrat has captured City Hall in two decades, local media reported. De Blasio, the city’s public advocate, beat Republican rival Joe Lhota after a campaign in which he addressed economic inequality in America’s most populous city, CNN, New York 1 and the New York Times reported. “This election is a very stark contrast between two very different candidates. Mr….

New Jersey Republican Governor Christie easily wins re-election: media

New Jersey Governor Christie exits a polling station after casting his vote during the New Jersey governor election in Mendham Township, New Jersey

y Victoria Cavaliere ASBURY PARK, New Jersey |          Tue Nov 5, 2013 9:15pm EST ASBURY PARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie won re-election in a landslide on Tuesday, a victory seen boosting his widely expected bid for the White House in 2016. Christie was projected the winner, within minutes of the polls closing, by CNN, CBS and NBC. The Republican incumbent was ahead of his Democratic challenger, state Senator Barbara Buono, by 60 percent to 38 percent, according to the first precincts counted, according to NJ.com. Cheers erupted among hundreds of supporters at the Asbury…

Democrat McAuliffe narrowly wins Virginia governor’s race: media

Republican supporters wait for poll numbers and election results at Cuccinelli's election night event in Richmond, Virginia

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Virginia |          Tue Nov 5, 2013 10:07pm EST RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) – Democratic Party insider Terry McAuliffe narrowly defeated Republican Tea Party favorite Ken Cuccinelli to win the nationally watched Virginia governor’s race on Tuesday, U.S. television networks reported. State election board results showed McAuliffe, a Democratic fundraiser and close friend of former President Bill Clinton, had 47 percent of the vote to 46 percent for Cuccinelli, Virginia’s attorney general, with 93 percent of precincts reporting. McAuliffe squeaked to a win with a strong showing from wealthy, liberal-leaning Washington suburbs. His victory cements Virginia as a…

Venezuela’s President Just Moved Christmas To November

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-If you’re Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, and you’re sweating an upcoming vote, the solution isn’t to campaign more. No, the obvious answer is to move Christmas. Maduro announced last week that Nov. 1 would herald the arrival of “early Christmas” in Venezuela, “because we want happiness for all people.” Per Fox News Latino, Maduro sealed the deal by lighting Nativity lights at the Presidential Palace of Miraflores over the weekend and announcing that workers in the country will receive most of their bonuses and pensions nearly a month early. Critics (and grinches) point out that, as a function of early…

Rand Paul Adding Footnotes So People ‘Leave Me The Hell Alone’

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-Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave an interview to The New York Times to announce that he was “restructuring” his office — but not firing anyone — after plagiarism allegations that surfaced last week continued to mount on Monday. “What we are going to do from here forward, if it will make people leave me the hell alone, is we’re going to do them like college papers,” he said Tuesday. “We’re going to try to put out footnotes. We’re going to have them available. If people want to request the footnoted version, we’re going to have it available.” However, Paul’s problems…

For Uninsured, Clearing a Way to Enrollment

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QuestCinq.com/HealthCare LA GRANGE, Ky. — Kelli Cauley’s fingers raced over her keyboard as she asked the anxious woman at her side a series of questions. What was her income? How many people lived in her household? Did she smoke? (“That’s the only health question it asks,” Ms. Cauley said of the application they were completing.) The woman, a thin 61-year-old who refused to give her name, citing privacy concerns, had come to the public library here to sign up for health insurance through Kentucky’s new online exchange. She had a painful lump on the back of her hand and other…

Juventus vs Real Madrid, Real Sociedad vs Manchester United @ 2:45;Miami Heat vs Raptors

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QuestCinq.com/Sports Juventus vs Real Madrid, Real Sociedad vs Manchester United @ 2:45;Miami Heat vs Raptors 8:00 AM ET   Argentina U17 vs Mexico U17   14:00 CET 9:00 AM ET   ATP London   15:00 CET 11:00 AM ET   Sweden U17 vs Nigeria U17   17:00 CET 2:00 PM ET   Champions League Konferenz / Simulcast   20:00 CET 2:45 PM ET   FC København vs Galatasaray   20:45 CET 2:45 PM ET   Juventus 2 vs Real Madrid 2   20:45 CET 2:45 PM ET   Manchester City vs CSKA Moscow   20:45 CET 2:45 PM ET   Olympiakos…

Book review: ‘Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House’ by Peter Baker

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 QuestCinq.com By James Mann, Published: October 31 James Mann, a resident fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, is the author of “Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush’s War Cabinet.” He is working on a biography of George W. Bush for the American Presidents series. We are in the midst of a wave of revisionism about George W. Bush and his administration. For years, amid the rancor of the Iraq war, Bush was often portrayed as a simple idiot or sometimes as a demonic manipulator. More recently, amid an outpouring of coverage prompted by the April opening of the George W. Bush…

India blasts off in race to Mars with low-cost mission

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, carrying the Mars orbiter, blasts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota

– India launched its first rocket to Mars on Tuesday, aiming to put a satellite in orbit around the red planet at a lower cost than previous missions and potentially positioning the emerging Asian nation as a budget player in the global space race. The Mars Orbiter Mission blasted off from the southeastern coast with the satellite scheduled to start orbiting Mars by September, searching for methane and signs of minerals. “This is our modest beginning for our interplanetary mission,” said Deviprasad Karnik, spokesman for the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Only the United States, Europe, and Russia have sent probes…

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