Solar Shingles Are The Focus Of Standard Industries’ New GAF Energy Unit

Boosting solar shingle growth with the DecoTech is the mandate of GAF Energy, a new company formed under the Standard Industries wing. The new entity will assist customers with planning, financing, permitting with utilities, and installation in a streamlined approach, the company says

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Trump: I’m Proposing $5.7 Billion for Wall in Exchange for DACA, TPS Protections and Other Reforms

During a statement on Saturday, President Trump proposed funding for humanitarian assistance and drug detection technology, increases in Border Patrol agents and immigration judges, changes to the asylum application process for minors, promotion of family reunification, $5.7 billion in border wall funding, and protections for DACA recipients and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. Trump said, “Our plan includes the following: $800 million in urgent humanitarian assistance, $805 million for drug detection technology to help secure our ports of entry, an additional 2,750 border agents and law enforcement professionals, 75 new immigration judge teams…a new system to allow Central American minors to apply for asylum in their home countries and reform to promote family reunification for unaccompanied children, thousands of whom wind up on our border doorstep. To physically secure our border, the plan includes $5.7 billion for a strategic deployment of physical barriers, or a wall. This is not a 2,000-mile concrete structure from sea to sea. These are steel barriers in high priority locations.” He added that the plan includes “3 years of legislative relief” for DACA recipients, which will “give them access to work permits, Social Security numbers, and protection from deportation,” and 3 years of TPS extension. Follow Ian Hanchett

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Trump Advisers’ BRIDGE Act Expands ‘Catch and Release’ for Future Migrants

The compromise shutdown deal reportedly being prepared by aides to the president would expand catch and release rules to aid millions of current and future illegal migrants and would paralyze enforcement for at least three years, immigration reformers said.

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Donald Trump Ridicules ‘Disgraceful’ BuzzFeed for Botched Russia Story

“Many people are saying that the Mainstream Media will have a very hard time restoring credibility because of the way they have treated me over the past 3 years (including the election lead-up), as highlighted by the disgraceful Buzzfeed story & the even more disgraceful coverage!” he wrote

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Klobuchar: Trump Should ‘Come Back to the Table,’ End Shutdown

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) asked President Trump “to come back to the table,” and end the government shutdown. Transcript as Follows: “I’m Amy Klobuchar, the Senator from the state of Minnesota. This weekend, we are on the verge of what soon will be a month-long government shutdown, and it’s the longest and most senseless shutdown in American history. That’s nearly a month of hundreds of thousands of workers not getting paid. That’s nearly a month of everything from air safety to medical advancement being undermined. Nearly a month of unnecessary anxiety and unwarranted chaos. This past week, the President declared he’ll ‘never back down’ from his decision to shut down the government until he gets what he wants. We ask the President to come back to the table, and to stop holding the hard-working people of America hostage by requiring them to pay ransom to reopen their government. Especially after we already passed bills to reopen the government and to help secure our borders. We ask the President to end this shutdown. We ask him to listen to his own employees. Like Kathleen, from my home state, a newly hired employee at the Department of

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Brooks: I Don’t Think Trump Will Declare National Emergency

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks predicted that President Trump will not declare a national emergency on the border and said that if anything would lead to weakened Republican support for Trump, a national emergency declaration would do it. Brooks stated, “I hope he doesn’t. I think he won’t. … I would be surprised if he did the emergency thing. That — there’s just so much upset, even in the Republican Party, about that. That — if there’s anything that would lead to the weakening of the Republican being-stuck-with-Trump position, that would do it.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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Renault Zoe Wins 2018 Electric Model Trophy In Germany, BMW Wins Manufacturer Title — Germany EV Sales Report

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) passenger car market ended the year dropping 10% in December, to 5,711 registrations, with fully electric cars continuing to expand (+12% YoY) while plug-in hybrid electrics couldn’t find a way out of their hole (-35% in December). Fully electrics (BEVs) now clearly outselling plugin hybrids (PHEVs) — 67% PEV segment share for BEVs in December, and well above the 2018 average (53%)

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Watch Live: Women’s March Activists Relocate to Protest Outside White House

Anti-Trump Women’s March activists have relocated to protest outside the White House where President Donald Trump prepares to address Americans at 4 p.m. Eastern with a  “major announcement” on the humanitarian crisis on the U.S. Southern border.

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