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Trump steering clear of messy House immigration fight

“The person said the White House intends to hammer immigration and border security issues as a key part of its midterm election strategy” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. One senior White House official said the issue is seen inside the building as a House affair, and Trump would be happy to engage if asked to by House leaders once a compromise is reached.Trump is largely sitting out the biggest immigration showdown of his presidency to date as renegade House Republicans — from both the right and the center —…

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Facebook’s new rules for political & issue ads start today

“Announced last month, the new rules require all advertisers running political or issue ads on the platform to verify their identity and location” writes Amy Gesenhues for marketingland.com. The new political ad policies are the result of Facebook failing to identify the full scope of Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.In addition to verifying the advertisers and labeling the ads, Facebook has also created a searchable archive that will log political and issue ad content from advertisers going back seven years.Facebook is now enforcing its new policies for political…

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Apple Knew About Bendgate and Touch Disease iPhone 6 Issues Months in Advance of Repair Programs

“Publicly, though, Apple said that the two devices had been “thoroughly tested” and evaluated for “strength and durability.”” writes Am Pdt for macrumors.com. From Judge Koh:As part of the repair program that Apple eventually put in place, the company is replacing devices affected by Touch Disease with a replacement device for a service fee of $149 The Touch Disease lawsuit is still ongoing and not all documentation has been made public. Source: macrumors.com Share This:

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Donald Trump Is Using a ‘Twitter’ Phone Without a Critical Security Measure.  Here’s What Could Go Wrong

“Trump reluctantly surrendered his Android phone upon assuming office, due to the security concerns of those around him” writes David Meyer for fortune.com. President Donald Trump may be exposing himself to hacking or surveillance due to his use of an iPhone that he doesn’t swap out regularly, according to a new report.The mic and camera might enable surveillance, but it’s the second phone that may be a particular issue. Source: fortune.com Share This:

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Tracking lorries won’t solve Irish border issue, hauliers say

“The use of tracking devices on lorries crossing the Irish border after Brexit would bepointless, the Brexit secretary, David Davis, has been told during a hastily arranged visit to Northern Ireland” writes Lisa O’carroll for theguardian.com. Davis was accompanied by the Northern Ireland secretary, Karen Bradley, and the business secretary, Greg Clark.The Brexit secretary met business representatives in Stormont on Sunday as part of his cabinet team’s research into the “max-fac” (maximum facilitation) customs systems he favours for UK borders with the EU after Brexit. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Obama education secretary: No children should go to school until gun laws are changed

“What if no children went to school until gun laws changed to keep them safe?”” writes Ap File Photo for washingtonexaminer.com. The father of a child killed in the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., said gun control would be the top issue in the 2018 midterm.Duncan, who served as secretary under President Obama, called the step “tragically necessary.”.  Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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The Stormy Daniels payment isn’t the story. Michael Cohen is.

“President Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen have certainly made a mess of their $130,000 payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels” reports washingtonpost.com. Trump will likely assert that he did not learn of the Daniels payment until Cohen demanded reimbursement.Perhaps this is the reason Giuliani has publicly focused on the campaign-finance issue over the Trump-Cohen relationship.Whether the Daniels payment is a financial-disclosure matter or a campaign-finance violation is largely a distraction; the more compelling and consequential issue is the Trump-Cohen relationship.At any rate, the campaign-finance issue and Office of…

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IQVIA shares drop 4% after FDA raises ‘serious concerns’ with its data

“IQVIA shares have declined 4.2% over the last three months, compared with a 0.3% decline in the S&P 500 SPX, +0.44% and a 1.8% drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.22%” writes Emma Court for marketwatch.com. But the error also extends to several other controlled substances, such as oxymorphone and hydrocodone, raising “serious concerns about systemic issues with IQVIA’s data and quality control procedures,” the FDA said.The FDA is asking IQVIA to hire a third-party auditor and give more insight into how its data is generated.In a Wednesday…

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No progress made on any key area of Brexit for months, EU says

“No significant progress has been made on any of the main Brexit issues in negotiations between the EU and UK since March, the European Union has said” writes Jon Stone for independent.co.uk. Ms Zakharieva said: “In June, we need to see substantive progress on Ireland, governance, and all remaining separation issues. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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