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Not One Penny: 'Happy New Year Rod Blum' | Campaign 2018

Washington Post - Tue, 2018-01-09 21:30
Not One Penny, a coalition of progressive organizations, released an ad criticizing Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) for voting for President Trump's tax plan.

News Analysis: Trump’s Negotiation on Immigration, Unfolding on Camera

NY Times - Tue, 2018-01-09 21:29
President Trump and a delegation of lawmakers from both parties engaged in a vigorous discussion of immigration, in effect negotiating legislation in front of the nation.

Jimmy Iovine Dismisses Rumors Suggesting He Plans to Leave Apple

MacRumors - Tue, 2018-01-09 21:20
Last week, rumors from several sources suggested Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine was planning to leave Apple in August following the final vesting of his stock, but Iovine yesterday told Variety that he isn't going to leave the company.

Iovine made the comments at the Grammy Museum during a Q&A session held to promote "The Defiant Ones," a documentary about his career and friendship with Dr. Dre. According to Iovine, he is committed to helping iTunes chief Eddy Cue and Apple CEO Tim Cook continue to grow Apple Music and take it "all the way."

"I am almost 65, have been with Apple for four years and in 2 1/2 years the [Apple Music] service has gotten to well over 30 million subscribers and Beats has continued its successful run. But there's still a lot more we'd like to do. I am committed to doing whatever Eddy [Cue], Tim [Cook] and Apple need me to do, to help wherever and however I can, to take this all the way. I am in the band."While Iovine did confirm that the final portion of the stock he was granted when Apple acquired Beats will vest in August, he says the bulk of his stock "vested a long time ago." A tiny portion remains unvested, but it's "not what [he] thinks about.""The bottom line is I'm loyal to the guys at Apple. I love Apple, and I really love musicians. That's why those articles annoyed me, because it had nothing to do with reality. It made it out to be all about money."Iovine plans to continue to help the streaming music industry advance, and while he says he'll "eventually" need to slow down, that's not happening soon. His goal is to get streaming music right.

According to Iovine the streaming music industry needs to become "more interesting" to be successful, following in the footsteps of companies like Netflix with original content. Apple has been focusing heavily on original content with exclusive music-related documentaries and television shows like "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," which have debuted on Apple Music, and it is delving into serious original content programming with several new TV shows on order.

Iovine first joined the Apple Music team in 2014 when Apple acquired Beats Electronics and the Beats Music streaming service, both of which were co-founded by Iovine and Dr. Dre. Iovine has a much longer history with the company, though, first pitching a subscription music service to Steve Jobs in 2003.

Though Iovine has no official title at Apple, he has been heavily involved in Apple Music since its 2015 launch and has negotiated many of the streaming deals for the service alongside Eddy Cue, Dr. Dre, Robert Kondrk, Trent Reznor, and other Apple Music execs.

Under Iovine's leadership, Apple Music has seen strong growth, with the service now boasting more than 30 million subscribers.

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After meeting, Trump says he still wants a wall

CNN - Tue, 2018-01-09 21:18
Just hours after a bipartisan meeting on the future of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, President Donald Trump tweeted that he still wanted to see a wall on the southern US border as part of any immigration deal.

Editorial Observer: Monuments to White Supremacy

NY Times - Tue, 2018-01-09 21:11
Tennessee lawmakers can no longer plausibly deny racist origins of the Confederate monument movement.

'Dreamer' with cancer fears deportation

CNN - Tue, 2018-01-09 21:05
Jose Guevara doesn't remember his life in El Salvador.

North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

NY Times - Tue, 2018-01-09 21:04
The ruling was the first time that a federal court had blocked a congressional map because the judges believed it to be a partisan gerrymander.

Power Companies Got a Tax Cut. Will Your Bill Reflect It?

NY Times - Tue, 2018-01-09 21:00
Some utilities say they will pass savings from the tax law to ratepayers. Attorneys general in several states are calling for federal action as well.

Trump signs executive order to support veterans

Washington Post - Tue, 2018-01-09 21:00
President Trump on Jan. 9 signed an executive order that he said commands his administration to explore ways to improve mental health support for veterans.

Former Disney actress reveals sexual abuse

CNN - Tue, 2018-01-09 20:53
Fans are pouring out support for actress Bella Thorne after the actress revealed on social media that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child.

Editorial: Don’t Deport the Salvadorans

NY Times - Tue, 2018-01-09 20:52
The humanitarian reasons those who escaped their quake-damaged homeland should be allowed to stay far outweigh the legal reasons to send them home.

Steve Bannon Steps Down From Breitbart Post

NY Times - Tue, 2018-01-09 20:48
Mr. Bannon, closely associated with the right-wing news site in recent years, has lost support with conservative backers as President Trump denounced him.

How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List

NY Times - Tue, 2018-01-09 20:46
Robert E. Murray, the chief executive of Murray Energy, wrote a lengthy “action plan” last year for President Trump. There’s not much left undone.

Mom chose me -- and I'm forever grateful

CNN - Tue, 2018-01-09 20:31
When I was little my mom would read to me from a book called "The Chosen Baby." It was aimed at adopted kids like me, to help us understand how we came to become part of a family.

Op-Ed Columnist: Iranian and Saudi Youth Try to Bury 1979

NY Times - Tue, 2018-01-09 20:28
The year was pivotal to their countries, but they reject the changes it brought.

Ancient village moved across China

CNN - Tue, 2018-01-09 20:17
According to Confucius: "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
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