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Chris Christie doubles down on immigrant tracking plan: ‘If FedEx can do it, why can’t we?’

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Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie responded to critics of his immigration plan on Sunday by insisting that it was reasonable to use FedEx package tracking technology on immigrants.

During an interview over the weekend, Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed out to Christie that “people aren’t packages.”

Christie agreed that people were not packages, but insisted that the “same type of technology” could be used on immigrants.

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“This is once again a situation where the private sector laps up in the government with the use of technology,” the GOP hopeful argued. “Let’s use the same type of technology to make sure that 40 percent of the 11 million people who are here illegally don’t overstay their visas.”

“If FedEx can do it, why can’t we use the same type of technology?”

“They don’t have number, a label on their wrist,” Wallace noted, alluding to Jews who were tattooed in Nazi concentration camps.

“No, we can do it,” Christie replied. “And we should bring in the folks from FedEx to use the technology to make sure we would be able to do it.”

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“There’s nothing wrong with that,” he added. “And I don’t mean people are packages. So, let’s not be ridiculous.”

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox News Sunday, broadcast Aug. 30, 2015.

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Longtime GOP strategist explains why his party is getting crushed in the war of ideas

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Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Wednesday warned the GOP that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might not be a pushover candidate against President Donald Trump in 2020.

Writing on Twitter, Stevens admitted that he had "no idea" if Warren would beat Trump next year, but he did say that "Trump and supporters are destroying [the] credibility of any center-right argument" thanks to Trump's "corrupt and unstable" governance.

When one of Stevens' followers said that Warren would not be able to fulfill her promises just by taxing the wealthy, he countered that this idea is still more popular than anything Republicans are championing.

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Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean

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Japan's top government spokesman slapped down the environment minister on Tuesday after he said there was "no other option" but to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.

"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.

The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.

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Here’s one big reason why Trump is having a white-hot meltdown over the Fed not dropping interest rates

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President Donald Trump has a personal conflict-of-interest that may be impacting his decisions in his public feud with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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