Welcome to another edition of Kernels From the Cornfield – No Husks, No Hulls, No Shucks!
News with a dash of commentary to spice up your fare for Tuesday, January 24th, 2017.
This is an abbreviated edition due to a medical appointment and health concerns. The Wednesday edition will be in full form.
1. Political Universe – President Donald Trump on Monday promised business leaders that he would wipe out 75 percent of government regulations affecting their companies.
This morning he met with the heads of the three US auto makers: Ford, General Motors and Fiat/Chrysler. Excluded were the Japanese and Korean auto makers, who have significant US plants manufacturing vehicles in the US.
In Trump’s first official meeting with congressional leaders Monday evening, the President repeated the unsubstantiated claim that he would have won the popular vote if three to five million “illegals” had not cast ballots, according to several sources familiar with the meeting.
Looks like that the controversial Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines will proceed as the President signed an executive order approving those projects.
Embattled Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey can breathe easy. He will remain in place for the remainder of his 10-year term.
Global Politics: The Supreme Court of Great Britain ruled today that before the government of Prime Minister Theresa May proceeds with its Brexit plan, it must be approved by Parliament.
My Thoughts: Baited
Tidbits: A federal judge on Monday blocked the proposed $34 billion merger of health insurance giants Aetna and Humana on antitrust grounds.
Burnt toast, a cancer risk? That’s what a new study in the United Kingdom is saying.
That’s what caught my attention this Tuesday, January 24th, 2017.
Tune in tomorrow for another edition of Kernels From The Cornfield.
I am Mark Ivy