SFGATE: Hundreds flock NYC airport to greet migrant children

Hundreds flock NYC airport to greet migrant children
Published on June 21, 2018 at 01:09PM by Kyle Swenson, The Washington Post
As Air Force One shuttled President Donald Trump back to Washington following a boisterous heartland rally, hundreds of people filled the terminals at the president’s hometown airport.
The spontaneous demonstration at New York City’s LaGuardia was sparked by rumors of the arrival of migrant children separated from their parents at the southern border. Waving signs and singing songs in English and Spanish, the crowd was both a welcoming party and rebuke of the White House policies that have split the country in recent days.
More than 2,300 children have been separated under the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy to criminally charge adult migrants.

SFGATE: Trump’s immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

Trump’s immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern
Published on June 21, 2018 at 02:48PM by NOMAAN MERCHANT and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don’t go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they remain with their families.
“We are pleased that the president is calling a halt to his inhumane and heartless policy of separating parents from their children,” said Peter Schey, the lawyer in a lawsuit that resulted in a key agreement governing the treatment of migrant children in detention called the Flores settlement.

State Quarterly Personal Income, 1st quarter 2018

State Quarterly Personal Income, 1st quarter 2018
State personal income increased 4.3 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2018, after increasing 4.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017. Personal income increased in all states and the District of Columbia. The percent change in personal income across all states ranged from 7.4 percent in Washington to 2.0 percent in Idaho. Full Text

Published June 21, 2018 at 02:30PM
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SFGATE: Trump reportedly threw Starbursts on table near Merkel

Trump reportedly threw Starbursts on table near Merkel
Published on June 20, 2018 at 08:48PM by Grace Panetta,

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Ian Bremmer, the Eurasia Group president, told CBS on Wednesday that President Donald Trump threw Starburst candies onto a table at the G7 summit for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and said: “Here, Angela. Don’t say I never give you anything.”
Bremmer said the incident occurred near the end of the summit after world leaders pressured Trump to sign the joint communiqué.
The summit was marked by tensions between Trump and US allies over trade. 

Almost two weeks after the G7 summit in Canada, more details are emerging about the tensions among world leaders there.
The summit took place with the backdrop of an escalating trade battle between the US and Europe and Canada.

SFGATE: Geraldo: ‘When did we become the party of child abuse?

Geraldo: ‘When did we become the party of child abuse?
Published on June 20, 2018 at 05:22PM by Pat Ralph, provided by

In an interview with Sean Hannity on Tuesday night, the Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera ripped President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, calling it “child abuse.” Rivera pushed back on Trump’s false claims that existing immigration law is to blame for families being separated at the US-Mexico border, calling on the president to end his administration’s policy. “When did we become the party of child abuse?” Rivera told Hannity in a heated exchange.  In an interview with Sean Hannity on Tuesday night, the Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera ripped President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, describing it as “child abuse” and “cruelty.