President Trump is taking hard lines on both China AND illegal immigrants from south of the border...
Here are the Top 5 Things You Need To Know for Tuesday, June 19th:
THE BATTLE OVER IMMIGRATION IS HEATING UP
President Trump digs in, asserts his hard-line policy of separating illegal immigrants from their kids-- even as a growing number of Republicans are starting to criticize the policy. POTUS blames Congressional Democrats for creating the mess.
IT'S OFFICIAL: STEPHANIE MINER IS RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR
The former Democratic Mayor of Syracuse will run as an independent candidate. Our colleague Dave Allen spoke with Ms. Miner this morning to discuss her campaign and her (probably very slim) chances of winning,.
THIS REALLY COULD BECOME A TRADE WAR
President Trump called for increased tariffs over a $200 billion range of various Chinese imports. China is saying it's "blackmail," while Wall Street is saying "YIKES!" The Dow dropped more than 300 points at the opening bell. Any bets on the closing numbers?
WHAT SORT OF EVIL PRODUCES HUMAN BEINGS LIKE THIS?
Tammy LaMere of Fulton was sentenced to 30 years in Federal detention for helping her boyfriend, Cliff Seaway, sexually abuse a child over a three-year period, with much of the abuse being photographed and recorded on video. Words fail me...
TOO LATE FOR ADRIAN, BUT THE SYRACUSE COMMON COUNCIL TOOK ACTION
"Adrian's Law." named after the pit bull who died of exposure last winter, passed unanimously. It allows police to fine and jail anyone who leaves their dogs tied up outside in severe weather. One small victory against cruelty to animals...