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January 1, Supreme Court Backs Trump on Asylum Ban | White House Threatens Flavored Vape Ban | Trump’s 9/11 Tweet Sparks Anger



This Day in History | 1953

John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island

Good morning Middle Americans !

President Trump has won a major victor from the Supreme Court.  The High Court overruled the 9th Circuit Court, lifting an injunction, which means the president can implement his tough new asylum rules.  The legal implications are significant. But the political implications are more important as the president continues to try and put points on the board and keep his base energized.  

Meanwhile, Wall Street is bracing for an Elizabeth Warren presidency. The White House, and First Lady Melania Trump, are getting involved in the fight against the youth vaping epidemic. Finally President Trump is taking some heat for his 9/11 tweets. Read all about it. 

– Fraser Dixon

Supreme Court Says Trump Can Bar Asylum Seekers During Legal Fight 

(NY Times) – It was the second time in recent months that the Supreme Court has allowed a major Trump administration immigration initiative to go forward. In July, the court allowed the administration to begin using $2.5 billion in Pentagon money for the construction of a barrier along the Mexican border. Last year, the court upheld President Trump’s ban on travel from several predominantly Muslim countries.

Read more from the New York Times here 

Wall Street Says Elizabeth Warren Has ‘Got to Be Stopped’

Investment guru Jim Cramer says Wall Street’s financial community fears the possibility of Sen. Elizabeth Warren becoming president.

“It would be a suboptimal situation for the banks” if Warren were to win the Democratic nomination, Cramer recently said on CNBC.

Read more from CNBC here

White House Turns Up the Heat on Youth Vaping 

So schools are cracking down: “Thousands of schools across the country are installing sensors in bathrooms to catch offenders. One school in Alabama has gone as far as to remove bathroom stall doors,” Reuters reports.

“We simply have to remove these attractive, flavored products from the marketplace until they secure FDA approval,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today.

Find out more from Reuters here

Donald Trump Sparks Anger With ‘Never Forget’ 9/11 Tweet

President Donald Trump’s tweet to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks drew harsh criticism from many Twitter users, who bashed the president for his invitation to the Taliban to conduct negotiations at Camp David and his history of making insensitive and untruthful statements about 9/11, HuffPost reported on Wednesday.

Learn more from the Huffington Post here

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