World News

Lindsey Graham: Trump staff 'irrational' about immigration

Lindsey Graham: Trump staff 'irrational' about immigration

"I think somebody on his staff gave him really bad advice from 10:00 to 12:00 on Thursday", Graham said.

"This has turned into an "s-show" and we need to get back to being a great country where Democrats and Republicans work together to do something that we should have done years ago".

Senator Lindsey Graham said Trump was on board early last week with a tentative "compassionate" deal between Democrats and Republicans to guarantee the status of almost 700,000 "Dreamers" - people who came to the United States illegally as children and are now threatened with expulsion.

In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Durbin said that during last Thursday's meeting to present the deal, the White House brought in five other members of Congress "to refute any assertions. that this was good policy". Trump also expressed a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway, which is overwhelmingly white.

Durbin and Graham both said, however, that the President had said in the previous meeting he agreed in keeping a first deal on DACA narrow enough, saying more comprehensive change would happen afterward.

"The president used tough language in general as did other congressmen in the room, yes, sir", Nielsen said. Did President Donald Trump use the term "s--hole" in a meeting last week while describing some African countries and Haiti?

White House chief of staff John Kelly said Wednesday that the bill didn't meet the bipartisan and bicameral standard set by the President.

More news: Is T. Rowe Price Group, Inc

Both Leahy and Durbin asked Nielsen about Trump's comments on Norwegians, whom he reportedly said he would like more of rather than immigrants from other countries. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, putting the bill close to having enough votes to pass the Senate, assuming unanimous Democratic support, but not quite to the 60-vote threshold needed to advance legislation. "I don't [know] either and I'm going to find out".

"I can not agree to a deal that does not give the tools and resources to the men and women of Homeland Security to do the job you have asked them to do", Nielsen told Durbin at a different point in their ten minute back and forth. "... We know what happens when people sit by and are bystanders and say nothing".

Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said she did not hear the president use that word, although she did say he used "tough language".

Nielsen defended Trump's rejection of Durbin and Graham, saying their proposal for $1.6 billion for a border wall and $1.2 billion for technological investments was not enough.

"It's a big problem", Nielsen said, as the surge is a turn around from a big drop that occurred during the early months of the Trump Administration. Trump was pleased with their progress and wanted to get the deal done.

What I was not expecting was that Nielsen would raise a question about whether Norwegians are mostly white.


  • Ghana Unchanged In Latest Rankings; Tunisia Tops Africa — FIFA Rankings

    Ghana Unchanged In Latest Rankings; Tunisia Tops Africa — FIFA Rankings

    The first FIFA World Ranking of 2018 saw very few significant changes as only 22 friendlies took place since the December edition. Tunis is the best Arab team occupying number 24 on the list, then Egypt number 30, Morocco 39, Algeria 57 and Saudi Arabia 65.
    Bordeaux President On Malcom To Arsenal Transfer: 'They Can Always Try'

    Bordeaux President On Malcom To Arsenal Transfer: 'They Can Always Try'

    The club said it "strongly condemns" the video and a disciplinary interview will be held as soon as possible. The Sao Paulo-born striker started his career at Corinthians and joined Bordeaux in 2016.
    Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:ABX) Stake Lowered by Foundation Resource Management Inc

    Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:ABX) Stake Lowered by Foundation Resource Management Inc

    Equities research analysts at Desjardins boosted their FY2017 EPS estimates for Barrick Gold in a research note issued on Friday. The stock of Kinross Gold Corporation (TSE:K) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 26.
  • Trump Admin Eyes Protections for Doctors Who Refuse to Perform Abortions

    Trump Admin Eyes Protections for Doctors Who Refuse to Perform Abortions

    Bush administration, to the chagrin of some conservatives. "To be forced under pain of losing one's job is just outrageous", Rep. The Obama administration had rolled back some of the conscience protections put in place by the George W.
    Trump is in 'excellent' health: White House physician

    Trump is in 'excellent' health: White House physician

    Dick Durbin and other Democrats want to hammer out a solution to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. I don't know where that guy went". "Why did they want to be with him for years and years for various activities?" she asked.
    Saints' Payton on using 'Skol' clap: 'Good playoff fun'

    Saints' Payton on using 'Skol' clap: 'Good playoff fun'

    Blocks by Adam Thielen , David Morgan and Riley Reiff kept a lane open for McKinnon, who made a smooth landing into the end zone. By the time Robinson walked back inside, his friends were eagerly awaiting to tell him what he missed.
  • Nintendo Labo Explained: 9 Things You Need To Know

    Nintendo Labo Explained: 9 Things You Need To Know

    Another kit builds an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack and straps for the user's hands and feet. They range in difficulty from a simply robot that moves around the room to a fully-wearable robot suit.
    Google Chromecast Wi-Fi Interruption Issue Fix to Be Issued on Thursday

    Google Chromecast Wi-Fi Interruption Issue Fix to Be Issued on Thursday

    The hardware info will get a significant update so as to make it easier to avoid network traffic and make sure the device works. The issue initially seemed to be relegated only to those who owned the Google Home Max speaker and TP-Link Archer C7 router.

    Beck Mack & Oliver LLC Has $463000 Position in Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)

    Moreover, Cambridge Tru has 0.04% invested in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) on Tuesday, October 31 with "Buy" rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) earned "Outperform" rating by CLSA on Thursday, August 6.
  • Kevin Durant wants to buy an National Basketball Association team

    Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry isn't the only player on the team who is interested in owning a sports team in the future. I think it should be more guys in the positions of power like general managers and scouts and coaches.
    DACA Was a Done Deal Until Trump's Ego Came into the Equation

    DACA Was a Done Deal Until Trump's Ego Came into the Equation

    He called the latest short term bill "a proverbial crap sandwich", but said at this juncture he supported it. Hundreds of thousands of young persons' lives hang in the balance, as does the funding for our government.

    KLM cancels 220 flights as powerful storm approaches Netherlands

    The Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued a weather alert in the country's east but said that winds were starting to ease. Authorities warned Germans, especially in western and northern Germany, to not leave their homes on Thursday if possible.