As we went to press, we were seeing reports of markets rising on the news of a Deal that we noted in our special edition of Notations--over 255 points. This is as President Trump and Former Congressman Beto O'Rouke held competing rallies in Texas as the President formally launched his re-election effort--and Social Media was "abuzz" about Crowd Sizes.
The outlines of a deal have emerged whereby it appears that Congress is determined to avert another shutdown by allowing for border security funding without a wall and some inroads on Immigration reform. As we went to press, the President's response was not yet known with some reporting that President Trump may take Executive Action to insure that his base remains with him.
This is also as another interesting development just occurred on the Politics front: Mark Kelly, the former Shuttle Commander, Gun Control Crusader and husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is running for the US Senate Seat.