The Wall Street Journal: U.S. lawmakers doubtful they can advance legislation making it tougher to grant asylum

June 24, 2019@9:37 AM TFP Editor 0

U.S. lawmakers on Sunday expressed doubts that they could advance legislation to toughen the asylum process for migrants in the next two weeks, as sought by President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence after the administration delayed a planned weekend round of deportations. Democrats signaled they would rather focus on a comprehensive immigration overhaul or measures to fund the asylum process at the border. Republicans, meanwhile, favored legislation to limit asylum options and build Mr. Trump’s proposed border wall. The president underscored the tight timetable [Read More]

Hidden oil spill: New study contradicts owner’s claims

June 24, 2019@9:27 AM TFP Editor 0

A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana’s coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner’s assertions about the amount and source of oil. Oil and gas have been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since a subsea mudslide caused by Hurricane Ivan on Sept. 15, 2004, knocked over a Taylor Energy Co. production platform, which dragged and broke a bundle of well pipes. Taylor capped nine wells but said it [Read More]

Stocks start the week sideways ahead of trade talks

June 24, 2019@9:16 AM TFP Editor 0

U.S. stocks moved sideways in early trading Monday on Wall Street after notching their third straight weekly win. Investors eased into trading ahead of a highly anticipated meeting between the U.S. and China’s leaders later this week. The world’s two largest economies have been embroiled in a trade war that has taken the market on a volatile roller-coaster ride this year and Wall Street is hoping for a deal. Technology and financial stocks did most of the heavy lifting and acted as a counterweight for [Read More]

Google Using AI To Meddle In 2020 Election, Prevent ‘Next Trump Situation’: Veritas

June 24, 2019@9:15 AM TFP Editor 0

A new undercover exposé by Project Veritas reveals that the company is programming its machine learning algorithms in order to avoid the “next Trump situation.”  “We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again,” said longtime Google employee and head of “Responsible Innovation,” Jen Gennai.  “We’re also training our algorithms, [Read More]

Metals Stocks: Gold continues rally, pushing further past $1,400

June 24, 2019@9:11 AM TFP Editor 0

Gold prices resumed a push higher on Monday, as flows into the precious metal continued on improved prospects for easier monetary policy from the Federal Reserve and other central banks. The precious metal “continues to be extremely overbought with short positions staying at their yearly lows and long positions climbing to their highest level since February 2018,” said strategists at Societe Generale, in a note published Monday. “This extreme positioning is likely to linger as [Fed Chairman] Jerome Powell reassured markets about the Fed’s capacity [Read More]

Mexico auctions drug lord’s luxury apartments, safe houses to help fund poor communities

June 24, 2019@9:08 AM TFP Editor 0

It’s a buyer’s market in Mexico for some high-end properties that come with a grisly past. The Mexican government on Sunday began auctioning off dozens of properties seized from drug traffickers and other criminals that included houses with swimming pools and escape tunnels and gang safe houses. The auction was the first time Mexico’s Administration and Seizure of Assets Service conducted an on-site property auction, which included 27 lots, according to El Universal. GUATEMALAN MIGRANTS VOW TO KEEP TRYING TO REACH US BORDER AFTER MEXICO [Read More]