Trump's Agenda Is Beset by Opposition on Many Fronts

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 20:59
President Donald Trump faces resistance that has helped block his immigration policy, slow his health-care agenda and cabinet nominees, force out a top adviser and bring raucous protests to his public appearances.

U.S. Proposal Considers Prosecuting Parents Helping Children Entering Country Illegally

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 20:40
A draft memo from the Department of Homeland Security also indicates those trying to cross the border illegally could be returned to Mexico to await legal proceedings, with others held in detention centers while awaiting hearings.

Omar Abdel-Rahman, 'Blind Sheik' in 1993 Trade Center Attack, Dies

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 19:56
Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in the U.S. in the 1990s, has died. He was 78 years old. Mr. Abdel-Rahman was a key spiritual leader for a generation of Islamic militants and became a symbol for radicals during a decade in American prisons.

Trump Ramps Up Media Attacks at Raucous Florida Rally

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 19:08
With a made-for-TV entrance descending Air Force One, followed by attacks on the news media and Washington establishment that were trademarks of his campaign, President Donald Trump launched a broadside against his critics in front of thousands of the supporters who sent him to the White House.

Revised Travel Ban Would Cover Same Seven Countries

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 18:25
A current draft of President Donald Trump’s replacement executive order on immigration and refugees shows that the administration would try to keep temporary travel restrictions on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, but would reverse the inclusion of green-card holders, according to an internal State Department memo.

Norma McCorvey, Plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, Dies at 69

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 18:01
Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision, has died at 69.

Pence Backs NATO; Russia Official Touts a New World Order

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 17:14
Vice President Mike Pence made one of the Trump administration’s most full-throated efforts yet to reassure nervous European partners. Later, a Russian minister spoke of a “post-West world order.”

Trump to Interview Four Security Adviser Candidates on Sunday

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:00
The president will speak with Army strategist Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, acting National Security Adviser Keith Kellogg and U.S. Military Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen.

Lawmaker Answers to Hometown Critics at Town Halls

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:44
Rep. Tom Reed, an early Trump supporter, is among the lawmakers facing constituents and activists to defend the president’s agenda.

SpaceX Scrubs Capsule Launch

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:47
Space Exploration Technologies scrubbed the launch of an unmanned capsule destined for the international space station on Saturday, roughly 10 seconds before scheduled liftoff in Florida.

Key to Pandora's Subscription Hopes: Country Music

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:45
As the Internet-radio giant enters the competitive field of subscription streaming services, it hopes to ride its edge with country-music lovers.

California Dams to Face New Stress Tests

Wall Street Journal: US News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 04:00
With more rains headed in over the next several days, California’s overburdened dam system faces a new stress test after a near disaster at Lake Oroville last weekend raised questions about the health of the state’s extensive network of reservoirs.

Feinstein Pushes for Reform in Sexual-Abuse Reporting in Sports

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 17:20
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she would push for federal requirements for USA Gymnastics and other amateur sports organizations to immediately turn over reports of sexual abuse to law enforcement or face criminal penalties.

Insurers Voice Concern Over House GOP's Outline for Health Law Repeal

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 17:06
House Republicans’ outline of an Affordable Care Act repeal plan left health insurers increasingly worried about the future of the health law’s exchanges, despite a Trump administration proposal earlier this week aimed at providing stability.

Insurers Voice Concern Over House GOP's Outline for Health Law Repeal

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 17:06
House Republicans’ outline of an Affordable Care Act repeal plan left health insurers increasingly worried about the future of the health law’s exchanges, despite a Trump administration proposal earlier this week aimed at providing stability.

Trump Team's Growth Forecasts Far Rosier Than Those of CBO, Private Economists

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:07
The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections made by independent agencies and most private forecasters, according to several people familiar with the discussions.

Deere Gives Upbeat Outlook as Earnings Fall

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:56
Deere & Co. said demand for its farm machinery is improving, offering fresh optimism that the three-year long slide in equipment sales is beginning to ease. It also raised its sales growth forecast for this year.

Kraft's $143 Billion Bid for Unilever Highlights Squeeze in Consumer Goods

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:56
Kraft Heinz has made a $143 billion approach to take over U.K. consumer-products giant Unilever, a move that would bring together some of the best-known household brands in the world.

Immigrant 'Dreamer' Case May Be Heard Next Week

Wall Street Journal: US News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:55
A Mexican immigrant who is a beneficiary of the Obama administration program known as DACA will remain in detention until an immigration judge hears his case as early as next week, his attorneys said Friday.

Brad Grey to Leave CEO Post at Viacom's Paramount Pictures

Wall Street Journal: US Business - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:53
The former talent manager who has run Paramount for more than a decade is stepping down at the request of his new boss, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, according to people familiar with the matter.

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