Sunday, April 5, 2020

MixedTimes - Adam Shaw

Nikki Haley accuses WHO of taking 'China's word' on coronavirus transmission

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley took aim at the World Health Organization on Friday, saying the health body owes an explanation for why “they took China’s word” on the claim that coronavirus could not be spread from person to person -- a claim now known to be entirely false.

Russian-drafted coronavirus resolution that swiped at US fails at UN

A Russian-drafted U.N. General Assembly resolution on the coronavirus that took a number of swipes at the U.S. was shot down by the U.S. and its allies -- a significant defeat for Moscow as members chose instead to pass a more neutral resolution urging action on the virus.

Cuomo shuts down NYC playgrounds as coronavirus deaths soar

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he is closing New York City playgrounds as part of the continued efforts to stem the dramatic rise in coronavirus deaths in the state, which have reached nearly 2,000.

Trump administration eases Obama-era regs on vehicle fuel economy

The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to ease Obama-era regulations on fuel economy, the latest rollback of the previous administration’s regulatory agenda -- and one that officials say strikes a balance between economic, safety and environmental factors.

Trump immigration agenda rolls on: Coronavirus threat fuels new border crackdown

As the coronavirus outbreak shutters much of daily life across America, President Trump’s aggressive policies on immigration and border security are not slowing down -- to the contrary, his administration has significantly strengthened restrictions as part of a global effort to stop the spread.

Cuccinelli clarifies ICE not shutting down deportations during coronavirus crisis

Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli on Thursday sought to clarify a statement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that indicated it was halting most deportations due to the coronavirus outbreak -- with Cuccinelli pledging that deportations would still go ahead, but with increased safety precautions.

Bernie Sanders wins Northern Mariana Islands caucuses

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday won the Northern Mariana Islands Democratic presidential caucuses, securing another four delegates in his uphill battleto beat former Vice President Joe Biden for the party’s nomination.

UK PM Boris Johnson rules out Brexit delay amid coronavirus pandemic

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday ruled out delaying Brexit because of the coronavirus pandemic, reiterating that the U.K. would finalize its departure from the European Union with or without a formal trade agreement by the end of the year.

ICE chief scorches Chicago mayor for glib response to latest sanctuary city horror crime

EXCLUSIVE: The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in an interview with Fox News this week, ripped into Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for her response to the sexual assault of a three-year-old girl, allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant who had been sprung from custody by the city’s sanctuary policies.

What is the 'Remain in Mexico' policy?

The Trump administration launched the Remain in Mexico policy in January 2019 -- a policy that has become one of the central pieces of the administration’s push to combat the ongoing crisis at the southern border.

Graham says Trump ‘receptive’ to DACA package after meeting with GOP senators

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said President Trump is “receptive” to a package, that would keep protections for certain illegal immigrants shielded from deportation under an Obama-era order, while addressing underlying issues within the immigration system, after a meeting with Republican senators at the White House.

Lindsey Graham to lead group of senators to White House for immigration reform talks

EXCLUSIVE: Top Republican senators, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plan to meetThursday at the White House with President Trump to discuss a possiblecomprehensive immigration reform deal in case the Supreme Court strikes down an Obama-era ruling shielding illegal immigrants from deportation, Fox News has learned -- a push likely to revive concerns among Trump’s base of an election-year“amnesty” push.

Lindsey Graham to lead group of senators to White House for immigration talks

EXCLUSIVE: Top Republican senators, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plan to meetThursday at the White House with President Trump to discuss possible immigration measuresin case the Supreme Court strikes down an Obama-era ruling shielding illegal immigrants from deportation, Fox News has learned -- a push likely to revive concerns among Trump’s base of an election-year“amnesty” push.

De Blasio ignoring ICE pleas for cooperation on illegal immigrant criminals, official says

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ignored a pleaby federal immigration authorities to cooperate with them on keeping criminal illegal immigrants off the streets, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officialtold Fox News on Monday -- part of a continued stalemate between the Trump administration and liberal cities on the matter.

Trump mocks Bloomberg’s height by crouching behind podium at CPAC

President Trump on Saturday delighted supporters at theConservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by crouching behind a podium as he mocked billionaire Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg'sperformance at a recent debate.

Trump sending Pompeo to witness Taliban deal signing

President Trump on Friday announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will witness the signing of an agreement with the Taliban as part of an effort to bring thousands of U.S.