About 6 years ago

11/14/2016 - Midnight Reads – Trump Can Keep Plenty of Immigration Promises Without Congress

– Bloomberg
Donald Trump has made a bevy of promises about how he’d overhaul U.S. immigration policy. Many of those pledges, such as tripling the ranks of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and building a wall along the southern U.S. border, require cooperation from Congress which some of his Republican allies will be eager to provide. But what worries pro-immigrant activists the most are the things President Trump can do by himself.
– Inc.
He pulled off an upset of historical proportions. Here’s what’s on the billionaire businessman’s presidential agenda. Trump’s economic plan involves cutting taxes, eliminating regulations, and overhauling trade deals. Doing so, he says, could help grow the economy at a 4 percent clip. Inc. explores these proposals and their potential impact.
Four times in U.S. history, the winner of the nationwide popular vote has lost the Electoral College and the general election. A proposal called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact would automatically allocate participating states’ Electoral College votes to whoever wins the national popular vote.
– The New York Times 
More money has been spent on the one cent soda tax ballot initiatives in Oakland and San Francisco that on the U.S. senate race, marijuana legalization and gun control combined. On the pro-tax side are big donations from billionaires such as Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York. Opposing them are the companies in the deep-pocketed beverage industry, which is outspending them by a ratio of about 3 to 2.