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National News, Friday, 4/12/19 – Midwest Digging Out from Snow Blizzard

President Trump ready to send immigrant detainees to sanctuary cities.

Get what you wished for is his message to Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Friday the president said the White House is considering plans to send immigrants to the many sanctuary cities along the west coast.

Further, the president tweeted that relocating illegal immigrants to these districts should make the “Radical Left” happy.

The comments came after the White House proposed sending the detainees to sanctuary cities twice in the last six months. The proposal was first floated in November amid reports of a large migrant caravan from Central America making its way to the southern border. The idea was again considered in February, amid the standoff with Congress over a border wall.

“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Trump tweeted.

“The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy—so this should make them very happy!” he continued.

The president doubled down as Democrats fumed over the relocation idea.

“The extent of this Administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s spokeswoman Ashley Etienne said in a statement Friday. “Using human beings—including little children—as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal.”

She added: “The American people have resoundingly rejected this Administration’s toxic anti-immigrant policies, and Democrats will continue to advance immigration policies that keep us safe and honor our values.”

Pelosi’s district—San Francisco—was among the sanctuary cities the administration considered sending detainees to.

That’s a lot of snow.  The blizzard that dumped 2 feet of snow in South Dakota and Wyoming is winding down as the weekend begins.

Daily records for snowfall were reported in the Twin Cities and Wausau and Green Bay, Wisconsin.

South Dakota and Minnesota saw half an inch of pure ice weigh down power lines and trees while wind gusts in Pueblo, Colorado, reached 107 mph and 70 mph in Duluth, Minnesota.

The storm was located in southwestern Minnesota on Friday morning and still bringing some snow and gusty winds to the eastern Dakotas, Minnesota and parts of northern Wisconsin. Only about 2 to 4 inches more snow is expected in northern Minnesota.

Lightning, hail and gusty winds from strong thunderstorms ahead of the snow were moving through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley early Friday.

The center of the storm moves into northern Minnesota and southern Canada by Friday evening, but the cold front extending from the storm will move into the Northeast with strong storms, including heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds and some hail.

A new storm will move out of the Southwest Friday and into the Gulf Coast and Deep South bringing a threat for strong tornadoes, damaging winds and huge hail.

This is probably one of the highest tornado threats so far this year.

The storm moves into the Southeast and onto the East Coast Sunday into Monday with more severe weather.

Pentagon’s transgender policy for military service to take effect today

The Pentagon’s new policy that places limits on the military service of transgender individuals goes into effect on Friday, nearly two years after President Donald Trump tweeted that he wanted to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military.

The new policy largely requires service members and those wishing to join the military to adhere to the standards associated with their biological sex.

Service members diagnosed with gender dysphoria, defined as “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender … associated with clinically significant distress and impairment of functioning,” will no longer be allowed medical surgeries for gender transition unless they are currently in the process of receiving medical treatment. And transgender individuals who have received hormones or medical surgery related to their transition are now barred from joining the military, even if they can prove stability in their preferred gender.

Tim Williams, better known as the man on TV saying “Hotel? Trivago,” has been arrested in his hometown of Houston and charged with DWI, according to police.

The Trivago.com spokesman was reportedly found passed out behind the wheel in a moving lane of traffic with his foot on the brake Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Williams was released on bond and will appear in court April 17.

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