Sunday, January 29, 2017

Economic News , Data & Views ..... January 29 , 2017....... Quick Hits for Sunday -- 1) US Politics : Lobby Ban For Administrative Officials ; National Security Memorandum ; Presidential Memorandum On Defeating ISIS ; President Trump Calls With Putin , Merkel & Hollande ; California Rebellion Simmers In Background ; Donald Trump Tweets For Today And NYTs Response. 2) Around the Horn In Europe : France Politics In Focus - Hollande Chat With Trump , French Socialist Presidential Primary Today Between Valls & Hamon , Fillon Weighed Down By Wife's Job Scandal ; UK - Trump Immigration Order Becoming A Focus In Uk - Different Points Of View Naturally ; Greece - News Of the day Touching On Greece. 3) Odds & Ends - Libya & Additional MENA Matters.

US Politics....

Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting:

The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong - they are sadly weak on immigration. The two...

...Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III.

Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world - a horrible mess!

Somebody with aptitude and conviction should buy the FAKE NEWS and failing and either run it correctly or let it fold with dignity!

NYT fires back at Trump: "Subscribers & audience at all-time highs"

Regardless of your position on the Executive Action-President Trump moving forward has to consult with DHS , DoJ , State & Defense Depts.

Note this come from Washington Examiner , not from Huff Po or Wash Po.

Very interesting statement from Secretary of State Nominee Tillerson regarding the recent Executive Action on Immigration.

Sit-in is growing at US Customs and Border Protection office at Tom Bradley terminal at LAX.

Boston protest today sees huge crowd.....

Protest outside WH today....

LAPD chief: I won’t comply with Trump’s immigration ban

White House says ‘extreme vetting’ order remains in place despite judge’s ruling

Sean Spicer: Trump will not apologize for ‘putting safety of country first and foremost’

Not backing down: Trump defends ‘extreme vetting’ as Conway calls it ‘a small price to pay’

Hope Hicks - "Despite what the media reports, we are an incredibly inclusive group and we took into account all of those who suffered."

Future White House executive orders could include Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Egypt being added to the list of banned countries.

McCain: Trump's ban will give ISIS "some more propaganda"

McCain-"It's been a very confusing process."On adding Bannon to NSC - "a radical departure from any national security council in history."

"Exactly right": Jindal backs Trump over travel ban

ICE and Border Patrol Unions support Trump's Executive Actions...

Including Iraq in the 7 country ban comes with a clear downside. As we fight together with Iraqis against ISIS , this comes as a betrayal.

“California could very well become an organized non-payer,”- Willie Brown -former speaker Of California State Assembly “They could recommend non-compliance with the federal tax code.”

Mnunchin Committee Vote is tomorrow, Tillerson (SOS) cloture vote tomorrow night, Chao floor vote (Transportation) Tuesday.

The new US global pecking order? Core staff for Putin (left), one for Merkel (centre), no Oval office for Hollande (right)

Yahoo News President Trump Signs 5-Year Lobbying Ban for Administration Officials Yahoo News President Donald Trump…

Executive Order on January 28, 2017

For reference: Trump's National Security Memorandum (Jan 28, 2017)

And the differences. Reds are deletions. Greens are additions.

Not the only Presidential National Security Memorandum for today. Also today: Presidential Memo on Defeating ISIS

This is the core of the memo. Essentially tells DoD to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS in the next 30 days.🤔

BREAKING: Trump Administration's ban on people from blacklisted countries also includes pilots and flight crew arriving in the US

CEO of 👇

US consulates just updated their websites, telling visa holders & applicants from Iraq, etc: appointments now cancelled.

ACLU lawyers explaining the order here. Judge orders Feds to stop all removals because of EO, case to be heard next month

BREAKING: Federal judge grants emergency stay to temporarily allow people who landed in U.S. with valid visa to remain

BREAKING: Federal judge grants emergency stay to temporarily allow people who landed in U.S. with valid visa to remain

Incredible scenes at various Airports in the US...

Scene outside JFK yesterday......

Immigration analyst: Trump refugee ban is illegal

Dept. Of Homeland Security Issues Release: They "will continue to enforce all of President Trump’s Executive Orders"


France ......

Hollande warns Trump against 'dead end response'

France, PS+ (S&D, G/EFA) primary, second round, Radio Londres exit poll: Hamon: 69% Valls: 31%

Hamon appears set to win round two....

Second and decisive round of French socialist presidential primary today. Turnout so far significantly higher than last Sunday (+21%).

Left-winger vs reformer in French Socialist presidential primary

France's Fillon vows fight 'to the end' over wife job scandal

French Police raid magazine in Fillon 'fake job' probe


May coming under pressure to cancel a planned state visit , as backlash grows....

WATCH: Jarvis: Not Racist To Be Concerned About Immigration [VIDEO]

UK responds to Trump immigration ban:

WATCH: Zahawi: Trump's Ban Discrimating [VIDEO]

Switzerland eyeing pro-Brexit trade deal with UK: minister

Petition calling on UK to cancel Trump state visit hits 100,000 signatures

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2015 turmoil could be replayed in 2017....

ESM: Greek Debt Manageable if Reforms Implemented

Swift Bailout Completion Means Faster Privatization Revenues, Official Says

Turkish gunboat with army chief sails into Greek waters; military on high alert

Italy Rescues 1,000 Migrants Foundering in Mediterranean

New IDs to be issued under security deal with US

As Greek PM mulls options, IMF report looks at what went wrong

Publication of Ta Nea and To Vima newspapers ends, says media group

Roadblocks set up along national highways

Odds & Ends.....

More fighting between Tripoli militias. Questions raised about claims at London conference last week that city safe for UK investors.

New US migration rules allow Libyans to visit if visa comes from US government.

Jala Women & Children’s Hospital in Tripoli sends urgent call 2 authorities 2 provide necessary medicines & equipment or it would close down

EU heads of state meet next Friday to discuss Libya migrant-smuggling. German diplomats criticise Libya camps

No update as yet on Libya visa rules at US embassy site. Visas processed Casablanca embassy.

Angela Merkel opposes EU-Libya migrant return deal without political stability

new traffic lights: safety & rules. Red light 4countries tt have not killed citizens. Green light 4those who have v

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Taliban offers their thoughts to POTUS....

Jordan's King to Meet with Trump at a time of considerable turbulence...