Frontrunning: February 17

  • ‘In Trump We Trust’ Is Market Mantra as Turmoil Besets White House (BBG)
  • World stocks lose momentum after record-breaking week (Reuters)
  • As Tax Debate Heats Up, Lawmakers Struggle to Think of a Plan B (WSJ)
  • Mnuchin Warned as G-20 Sees New Economic Order (BBG)
  • Deutsche Bank examined Donald Trump's account for Russia links (Guardian)
  • Stop hurling insults and listen, Pope Francis tells politicians (Reuters)

Federal Judge Grants Partial Block Of Trump Immigration Order

War broke out between the Judicial and Executive branches shortly before 9pm on Saturday evening, when federal judge Ann Donnelly in Brooklyn issued an emergency stay halting Trump's executive order banning immigrants, saying removing the refugees would cause "irreparable harm."

President Obama Explains Why His Immigration Plan Is Right & SCOTUS Is Wrong - Live Feed

Following the dead-locked decision of The Supreme Court stymieing Obama's controversial immigration plans - noting that he overstepped his authority - it seems the President is not taking the highest court in the land's decision lightly. With 11 million illegal immigrants still in the US and the the empty "deciding" seat still vacant since the sad death of Justice Scalia, we wonder just what Hillbama is willing to give up to get access to those potential votes head of the election...

"We Will Fight This All The Way To The Supreme Court" - 11 States Sue Obama Over Transgender Bathrooms

Officials from 11 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to overturn a directive telling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity, decrying the policy as "a massive social experiment." Joining Texas in the lawsuit was Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin, plus Arizona's Department of Education and Maine's governor. "We are willing to fight this all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to," Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told reporters in Austin.