Global Immigration

“Trump’s shutdown has paralyzed immigration courts. Oh, the irony.” – Washington Post

“IN THE name of securing the border and keeping out illegal immigrants, President Trump has opted for a partial government shutdown. Irony of ironies, that shutdown has paralyzed the nation’s immigration courts, shuttering many of them and allowing several hundred undocumented immigrants to dodge deportation orders each day the shutdown continues.” Read More

“What To Expect On Immigration In 2019” – Forbes

“We should not expect in 2019 that Donald Trump will visit the Statue of Liberty and deliver a speech about America’s great tradition as a nation of immigrants. But here’s a look at what we should expect to happen on immigration in 2019.” Read More

“GOP Ditched Tax Talk For Immigration Attacks In Midterms” – Huffington Post

“Republicans spent the final weeks of the 2018 midterm elections downplaying their tax cut and instead sought to fire up their base with tough talk on immigration and an unrelenting focus on House Speaker-in-waiting Nancy Pelosi, according to a new analysis.”Read More

Tech

Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge” – New York Times

“A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans.” Read More

“What to expect from CES 2019” – TechCrunch

The timing is… less than ideal. Just as the industry is recovering from a holiday-induced hangover, we’re thrust into the country’s largest consumer electronics show. The timing, of course, is not coincidental. The show is intended to offer a preview for the tech year to come.” Read More

“Tesla shares drop on disappointing quarterly performance” – BBC Tech

“Tesla shares have fallen after the electric carmaker revealed that it missed expectations for deliveries and will be cutting its vehicle prices by $2,000 in the US.” Read More

Entertainment

“New Year, New Globes: “Co-Dependent” Hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg Preview a “Crazy-Pants” Show” – Hollywood Reporter

“The first-time Golden Globes MCs interview each other (with The Hollywood Reporter’s help) about their “five days” of prep, taking advantage of the “looser atmosphere,” why they will avoid Trump and whether they might get, uh, naked during NBC’s live telecast.” Read More

“‘Aquaman’ Whirls To $749M Worldwide; ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Tops $700M Global – International Box Office” – Deadline

“Gliding to another $85.4M at the international box office this weekend, Warner Bros/DC’s Aquaman again rules overseas — for the 4th consecutive frame. The offshore cume is now $560M after a dip of just 28% in holdover markets.” Read More

“Mariah Carey’s ‘Christmas’ Climbs to No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100, Ariana Grande’s ‘Next’ Leads for Seventh Week” – Billboard

“Below Grande’s “Thank U, Next,” Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the first top-five holiday hit on the Hot 100 in 60 years. Plus, three more seasonal classics hit the top 10 for the first time.” Read More

 

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