Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS NEWS: It's Sunday, June 24. I'm Margaret Brennan, and this is FACE THE NATION. Outcry over the president's policy of seizing migrant children from their parents who cross the border illegally forces him to halt those separations midweek. But that sharp reversal leads to confusion and chaos when it comes to trying to solve the immigration crisis. No one has a solution. So the border crisis has become a political lightning rod. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS (D), MARYLAND: This is a policy -- and understand this -- this was a policy invented, implemented, and executed by President Donald Trump. DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: They want to use the issue, and I like the issue for election, too. Our issue is strong borders, no crime. Their issue is open borders, let MS-13 all over our country. That's what's going to happen if you listen to them. So we're being very, very … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” for June 24, 2018
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WASHINGTON – The year 2026 sounds like it's a long time away, like it's the name of some sort of science-fiction movie or something. But think back to 2010, which is just as far away as 2026. Think back to the year that Obamacare became law, the year that the Deepwater Horizon oil well exploded and filled the Gulf of Mexico with oil, the year when an earthquake devastated Haiti. None of that seems so long ago, which is just one reason why it's worth noting that that an earthquake of another sort could hit America in 2026. That's when Medicare is projected to start running out of money. Now think back to 2002. America, still reeling from the Sept. 11 attacks of the previous year, was girding up for the Iraq War. The collapse of Enron filled the business pages. And Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to their first Super Bowl victory. Yeah, it was a bad year. But 2034, which is as far away as 2002, could be worse; that's when the Social Security trust fund is scheduled to start … [Read more...] about The Briefing: A rough road for Medicare and Social Security
Keith Matheny and Katrease Stafford Detroit Free Press Published 10:01 p.m. UTC May 21, 2018 Detroit Renewable Power, the large, long-standing solid waste incinerator just off I-94 and I-75, has exceeded pollution emissions standards more than 750 times over the last five years, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality records show. Most of the incidents were not considered violations by the DEQ, however. They were dismissed because the pollution event was a minimal percentage of the incinerator's overall emissions or occurred during startup or shutdown, when environmental regulations provide more leeway for emitters. The DEQ, in a negotiation with Detroit Renewable Power and Michigan Attorney General's Office, agreed last June to a consent order citing the company for only eight pollution incidents from 2015 and 2016. The total penalty was $149,000. "That's really the tool we have to try to bring them into compliance," said Todd Zynda, the … [Read more...] about Detroit Renewable Power waste incinerator pollutes. Is DEQ doing enough?
TIM MARTIN, national treasure and chief of mighty pub chain JD Wetherspoon, has withdrawn his company from all social media. Martin is unlikely to be the last businessman to decide that total and unthinking immersion in the internet is bad for your bottom line. For years it has been accepted as the gospel truth that every business must be connected to everyone at all times. But what is the point in being connected to simpletons who waste your time? What is so great about being connected to empty-headed thickos? What exactly do you get out of it? Tim Martin found that Wetherspoon staff were spending their working hours dealing with online complaints that were so trivial they beggared belief. “I think they need to lower their mirrors in the toilets,” tweeted one mildly disgruntled customer. “I’m 5ft 2in and can’t do my make-up.” “Have just realised you’ve taken the haggis bites off the menu???” posted another Wetherspoon user. … [Read more...] about Wetherspoon’s boss shows it’s closing time for the morons of social media
Jessica Vaughan, director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, discussed immigration with Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Tonight co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Tuesday and described the Mexican government as enabling an approaching caravan of 1,500 families from Central America seeking entry into the U.S. Vaughan described exploitation of American asylum and immigration policies as an ongoing and years-long problem.“It has been going on since about 2012, when it really started to pick up with the numbers,” said Vaughan. “It really reached a head in about 2014 when we saw a huge influx, and that’s when Breitbart broke the story of what was going on by publishing the photographs of these kids crammed into the overwhelmed border patrol holding facilities and also families just kind of walking across–mostly women with children walking right up to border patrol agents asking to be apprehended. It has been going for a long … [Read more...] about Jessica Vaughan on Caravan ‘Stunt’: ‘Mexico Is Letting This Happen’