As the debate about the construction of a wall and other border security issues, here are 29 facts that you need to know. The topics came up during the most recent episode of “Coffee with Scott Adams.” Brandon Darby, the Managing Editor for Breitbart’s Border and Cartel Chronicles, sat down with the famed creator of the Dilbert comics to discuss the intricacies of border security. 1) No one is proposing a wall between all of Mexico and the U.S.—the U.S. southern border is approximately 2,000 miles. The discussion is about 1,000 miles of physical barriers in regions that are heavily controlled by drug cartels. 2) The Texas border is about 1,200 miles of the approximately 2,000 miles of the total southern border. Most of that border is the Rio Grande, a river which varies in intensity with respect to currents. 3) Mexico has numerous states under the direct influence of drug cartels that have standing armies with access to RPGs, armored vehicles, artillery, and … [Read more...] about 29 Facts About the Border and Mexican Cartels You Need to Know
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As the clock ticks towards exit day, Theresa May is battling to agree a Brexit deal with the European Union and steer it through parliament in time. British politics is in uncharted territory, so predicting with a high degree of certainty how the next few months will pan out is risky.Think of it like a chaotic game of chess. One move in either direction could throw the entire board into turmoil and completely alter what follows.There are myriad of outcomes, but here's a broad overview of how things could go between now and Brexit day in March. :: Another crucial week for the prime ministerSenior UK and EU officials remain locked in negotiations to try and reach an agreement - with both sides continuing their talks until 2.45am on Monday.Downing Street said "substantial issues" over the Irish border backstop - the insurance policy aimed at ensuring there is no return to a hard border - are "still to be overcome".The reason for the late night session? The close of play on Wednesday is … [Read more...] about Deal or no deal: A look at how Brexit could play out
Michael Kranish, The Washington Post Published 9:49 am PST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 22, 2018. less House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on ... more Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Joshua Roberts Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Joshua Roberts Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, listens during a news … [Read more...] about Will the power shift in Washington give Democrats and Trump a chance to perfect the art of the deal?
Eilis O'Hanlon: Chorus of gloom has only served to harden resolve of unionists BelfastTelegraph.co.uk According to a new poll for Channel Four, a majority of people in the UK would now vote Remain rather than Leave. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/eilis-o-hanlon/eilis-ohanlon-chorus-of-gloom-has-only-served-to-harden-resolve-of-unionists-37499825.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/article37499824.ece/64008/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-07_new_45532409_I2.JPG Email According to a new poll for Channel Four, a majority of people in the UK would now vote Remain rather than Leave. Of course, it's not quite as straightforward as that. The survey does not show what the result would be in a second referendum, only the current state of play before any campaign begins. In the two years leading up to the first referendum in 2016 only a tiny fraction of opinion polls ever showed Leave to be ahead of Remain. Leave supporters would simply be starting any new … [Read more...] about Eilis O’Hanlon: Chorus of gloom has only served to harden resolve of unionists
29 October 2018 • 2:51pm PM insists that spending commitments safe in no deal Brexit Hammond warns no-deal Brexit will jeopardise spending plans Hammond preparing to give 30m taxpayers a Brexit boost What to expect from Budget 2018; Chancellor to deliver Budget at 3.30pm Dutch-style pensions revolution could see thousands of workers pool retirement pots Sign up here to the Telegraph's Brexit WhatsApp group Theresa May has rebuked Philip Hammond by insisting that all of his Budget spending commitments will be funded regardless of whether a deal is reached with the European Union. In an apparent swipe at the Chancellor, Mrs May’s official spokesman said on Monday that “all commitments” set out in his speech would be “funded whether there is a deal or not”. He also appeared to undermine Mr Hammond’s claim that there would need to be an emergency budget in the event of no deal, stating that the Chancellor had built up … [Read more...] about Budget 2018 live: Philip Hammond to make final statement before Brexit