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Juan Williams: Trump ‘scaremongering,’ using executive order to ‘go around Supreme Court’ on census

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President Trump’s executive order asking federal agencies to aid in the accounting of the citizen and non-citizen population is a scare tactic, according to Juan Williams.

Trump issued the proclamation to circumvent the Supreme Court after it temporarily blocked the administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, Williams claimed Thursday on “The Five.”

“People are scaremongering and that is what this president is doing,” he said.

“Hillary Clinton said today this is weaponizing fear and bigotry — and I could not agree more.

TRUMP, ‘NOT BACKING DOWN’ IN EFFORT TO COUNT CITIZENS AMID CENSUS FIGHT, ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ORDER

“The Supreme Court of the United States has said ‘no’. He is going around the Supreme Court, around the Congress.”

The host added the presence of a citizenship question could make some people shy away from responding to the Constitutionally-mandated decennial count.

“It intimidates people who should be participating in our census to find how many people live in our country,” he said, alleging it could “depress” accounting of “non-whites.”

Expressing disagreement, host Jesse Watters said the citizenship question first appeared on the census when James Monroe was president.

FLASHBACK: TRUMP SEEKS 2020 CENSUS DELAY AFTER SUPREME COURT BLOCKS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION

“They’ve been doing this since the 1820s,” he said, adding he thought critics of the question are failing to differentiate between legal and illegal immigrants.

At the White House Thursday afternoon, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Attorney General William Barr flanked Trump as he announced the order.

The move would make use of “vast” federal databases and free up information sharing among various federal agencies concerning who they know is in the country, Trump said.

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“Today I’m here to say we are not backing down in our effort to determine the citizenship status of the United States population,” the president told reporters, after slamming Democrats he said were playing politics with national security.

He called legal opposition to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census “meritless.”

Speaking after Trump, Barr said the information collected via the executive order could be useful in determining the makeup of the Electoral College and congressional apportionment.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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FedEx CEO says shipping regulations creating ‘impossible burden’ for company: ‘We are expected to be the policeman’

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FedEx’s lawsuit against the Trump administration stems from its inability to police hundreds of thousands of shipments for regulatory violations, according to its CEO.

It is nearly impossible for FedEx to exactly what technology is contained in its deliveries, and where it comes from, company chairman Fred Smith told Bret Baier Monday on “Special Report.”

“We contacted the Department of Commerce today and told them that the increasing use of restrictions on exports and imports by the Commerce Department in various geopolitical and trade disputes creates just an impossible burden on FedEx and common carriers,” he said.

“Because, under the Department of Commerce’s regulations, we are expected to be the policeman for these export and import controls – and there are about 1,100 entities now on this list and five were just added last Friday.

CHINA WANTS FEDEX TO EXPLAIN WHY HUAWEI PACKAGE WAS NOT SHIPPED TO US

“We’re required under the regulations of the department to certify that the shipper – who may or may not be telling the truth – is in compliance with those export regulations. Despite the fact that we handle 15 million shipments a day, if we make an error on any one of them… we can be fined $250,000 per piece.”

In a statement released earlier Monday, the company further explained its decision to sue.

“As a company that is committed to complying with all laws and regulations in the countries we serve, FedEx strongly supports the objectives of U.S. export control laws,” the statement read.

“FedEx is a transportation company, not a law enforcement agency.”

The lawsuit comes after Chinese tech firm Huawei demanded clarification from FedEx after it apologized for failing to ship a branded device destined for the United States.

China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the shipping company should offer an explanation after FedEx released a statement saying an “operational error” was to blame for the package not being shipped to the U.S., Reuters reported.

On Friday, PCMag said FedEx refused to ship a package that reportedly contained a Huawei phone. The parcel, which was shipped from Great Britain and bound for the U.S., was ultimately returned after spending about five hours in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Smith reacted to the situation in his interview with Baier.

FEDEX WORKER GOES VIRAL FOR STOP SHE DIDN’T HAVE TO MAKE

“Huawei is just emblematic of this problem,” Smith claimed.

The Huawei incident concern two packages – two out of 15 million – where a 30-year employee – a great FedEx team member – made an error and diverted two packages for a compliance audit. We found out about it. We returned them to the customer. We apologized.

“There was third one in the U.K., where a relatively new teammate – because the box said Huawei on it – misinterpreted the regulations and didn’t accept the package.”

Smith said the issue was emblematic of the “confusing situations” that can arise from the rare shipment that, “becomes an international cause celebre.”

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“It’s impossible,” he said.

Fox Business’ Katherine Lam contributed to this report.

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Casey Elliott: Edible marijuana is putting kids at risk

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In states where marijuana has been legalized, revenues for edibles have skyrocketed. Edibles are food products that contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the substance in marijuana that produces psychological effects, or cannabidiol (CBD). As marijuana businesses profit from these sales, some states are considering the taxation of marijuana products to fill budget gaps.

However, most states have seen far less revenue from the taxation of marijuana products than legalization advocates would lead the public to believe, with California receiving less than half of the tax revenue initially projected.

Today, makers of edibles infuse varying quantities of THC into food products such as chocolate bars, beef jerky, soda, and more. With so much money to be made, even major corporations are entering the edibles marketplace. In 2018, Heineken launched “HiFi Hops,” a non-alcoholic beer infused with THC; last month, the inventor of “Jelly Belly” launched a line of CBD-infused jelly beans, which promptly sold out; and on Saturday (a noted holiday among marijuana consumers), a Carl’s Junior restaurant will serve the “CheeseBurger Delight,” featuring a CBD-infused sauce.

There has been limited research on the effects of CBD among children and adolescents or whether CBD usage normalizes the use of marijuana in general. Therefore, we must be cautious about what the acceptance of marijuana-infused products will have on our society’s understanding of safe marijuana consumption and regulation.

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The rise of edibles mimicking popular children’s candies and other frequently purchased family food products has resulted in a troubling increase in marijuana-related hospital visits for minors and adults alike, with legislatures in Colorado and California enacting laws to restrict marketing of edible products and prevent accidental ingestion by minors.

However, even with these new marketing restrictions, emergency room visits for minors caused by inhaling or ingesting marijuana continue to rise. In fact, a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine reported that “edible products accounted for 10.7 percent of marijuana-attributable visits between 2014 and 2016 but represented only 0.32 percent of total marijuana sales in Colorado (in kilograms of tetrahydrocannabinol) during that period.”

Since legalization, marijuana-related traffic deaths have increased 151 percent in Colorado, killing drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists. Furthermore, 48 percent of pediatric marijuana intoxication cases reported to poison control centers in Colorado were attributed to the ingestion of edibles.

This double-whammy of decreased regulation of marijuana and increased marketing of marijuana-laced products is detrimental to public health and substance misuse prevention efforts, and it puts our kids and teens at risk.

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Science has taught us that the age of first use of any addictive substance — whether it be marijuana, alcohol, tobacco or another drug — increases the likelihood of that individual going on to develop a substance use disorder in his or her lifetime, as does exposure to caregiver substance misuse.

The United States is in the midst of an overdose epidemic that is killing more people in one year than car accidents and gun violence. It is imperative that we learn from our mistakes and the actions that could have been taken to prevent the current epidemic, such as investing in evidence-based prevention education, and implementing safeguards to prevent future epidemics.

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Who is TS Ellis? A look at the judge in the Manafort, Mueller case

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The federal judge presiding over Paul Manafort’s case has rebuked Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and chastised lawyers on both teams for behavior in the courtroom.

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