Audio clip: Listen to audio clip. President Trump sounded positive on finding a fix for DACA, an expiring program that protects those brought here illegally as children from deportation: (President Trump) "We have something in common we'd like to see this get done." But he said any deal should include the border wall, and the end of the chain immigration and diversity lottery programs: (President Trump) "I'm appealing to everyone in the room to put country before party and to sit down and negotiate and see if we can get something done." The President also calling for a permanent spending bill, rather than another short term fix, before funding runs out next week. In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News. Follow Rachel Sutherland on Twitter: @SutherlandFOX … [Read more...] about President Trump: “Put Country Before Party”
Minnesota employers as different as hospitals, retailers and the Vikings find themselves in an uneasy spotlight the Trump administration has trained on a controversial work visa program. As part of President Donald Trump’s Buy American and Hire American initiative, the government recently released for the first time detailed data on employers who secured three-year H-1B visas for college-educated professionals. Local employers and immigration attorneys also report a major increase in paperwork requests and unannounced site visits. Administration supporters say these steps bring needed transparency to the program, which has been blamed for displacing U.S. workers. But local critics say that instead of meaningful reforms, the government so far has opted for crippling red tape and employer shaming. “I’ve not seen this much anxiety in the time I’ve been doing this,” said Chris Wendt, the veteran immigration attorney at the Mayo Clinic, the state’s top … [Read more...] about Minnesota employers of skilled immigrant workers say Trump aims to shame, not reform
White House Communications Director and presidential advisor Hope Hicks (2nd L) arrives at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center February 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Hicks is scheduled to testify behind closed doors to the House Intelligence Committee in its ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) White House Communications Director Hope Hicks attends a listening session hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with student survivors of school shootings, their parents and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House February 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting the session in the wake of last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 students and teachers dead. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) White House Communications Director Hope Hicks (R)listens to White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway as US President Donald Trump speaks to the … [Read more...] about Could Hope Hicks’ ‘white lies’ for Trump pave the way for a future in celebrity PR?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By James Murphy October 26, 2016 Now, in the waning days of his campaign for the presidency, let us dismiss one of the most persistent falsehoods about Donald J. Trump: the notion that he is a social media genius. Twitter helped make Trump the nominee of the Republican Party, but the lesson for politicians is that everything he did on Twitter to win the nomination ended up destroying him as a candidate.Last winter, in a piece on Trump’s mastery of Twitter, Slate declared, “Everyone knows he’s the best.” In 2015, The New York Times described his Twitter campaign as the fulfillment of “a vision, long predicted but slow to materialize,” namely “a White House candidacy that forgoes costly, conventional methods of political communication and relies instead on the free, urgent, and visceral platforms of social media.” … [Read more...] about Trump stinks at Twitter. Sad!
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Cass Sunstein April 26, 2017 Well before Donald Trump, we had plenty of presidents who operated by instinct. Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush all prided themselves on their ability to size up people and situations — and to do so accurately and quickly. Social scientists like to distinguish between two ways of thinking: fast and slow. In their terminology, System 1 is intuitive, rapid, and emotional. By contrast, System 2 is deliberative, reflective, and intent on calculation. System 1 operates effortlessly; System 2 works hard.Both systems are indispensable to human life. When System 1 is working well, you can tell, almost immediately, whether someone is a friend or a foe. System 1 enables you to drive safely while on automatic pilot. It helps you to assess your partner’s emotional state after a few seconds of conversation. … [Read more...] about Trump is instinctive, but not like Reagan was