Today is July 27 and here are the stories I’m following:
1. Border wall a go.
The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court’s five conservative justices gave the administration the greenlight to begin work on four contracts it has awarded using Defense Department money. Funding for the projects had been frozen by lower courts while a lawsuit over the money proceeded.
DML: A victory for Trump, but it will have ZERO effect in stopping illegal immigration.
2-Two Americans held by Italians
Italian police said Saturday that two 19-year-old American tourists have confessed to fatally stabbing an Italian paramilitary policeman who was investigating the theft of a bag with a cellphone. The American men were detained for alleged murder and attempted extortion after being questioned overnight. They were taken to a Rome jail as the investigation continues. Italian authorities have not released their names.
DML: Apparently the two had stolen the bag of a drug dealer in Rome after the man reportedly gave them “a different substance” instead of cocaine. Idiots for doing drugs in the first place.
3- No vino…?
France is pushing ahead with a landmark tax on tech giants like Google and Facebook — despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliatory tariffs on French wine.
DML: For as long as Trump doesn’t mess with French Fries I’m cool with it all.
4. Done deal on asylum
The Trump administration signed an agreement with Guatemala Friday that will restrict asylum applications to the U.S. from Central America. The so-called “safe third country” agreement would require migrants, including Salvadorans and Hondurans, who cross into Guatemala on their way to the U.S. to apply for protections in Guatemala instead of at the U.S. border. It could potentially ease the crush of migrants overwhelming the U.S. immigration system, although many questions remain about how the agreement will be executed.
DML: It won’t do a thing. Mark this email.
5. Florida demand for CBD growers booms
Holly Bell was recently named the state’s first “director of cannabis,” three months before the Legislature handed hemp over to the agriculture agency. Bell says she expects most Florida growers to cultivate flowering plants that will be used for CBD extraction, at least at the outset. Bell, a former banker who took over as Florida’s cannabis czar after playing a role in Tennessee’s hemp industry, said market research shows countrywide demand for hemp is anticipated to be “in the high double digits over the next few years.” She estimates that as many as 3,000 growers will line up when agriculture department begins accepting applications for the program.
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