Trump determined to hit China as tit-for-tat tariff war eruptsTue, 19 Jun 2018 13:44:22 -0400 WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - China has underestimated President Donald Trump's resolve to press ahead with tariffs unless Beijing changes its "predatory" trade practices, a top U.S. trade advisor said on Tuesday, in comments that undercut the chances of a negotiated settlement to a looming trade war between the world's economic superpowers.
U.S. to pull out of U.N. human rights body: sourceTue, 19 Jun 2018 13:07:22 -0400 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will announce on Tuesday that the United Sates is pulling out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Trump administration source told Reuters.
No more 'internment camps': Democrats disrupt congressional hearingTue, 19 Jun 2018 13:22:23 -0400 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Decrying "internment camps," Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile U.S. congressional hearing on Tuesday with a dramatic protest against the Trump administration's policy of detaining immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in placeTue, 19 Jun 2018 12:01:36 -0400 NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law.
Former U.S. Senate intelligence staffer asks court for Trump gag orderTue, 19 Jun 2018 12:28:59 -0400 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Senate committee security official, charged with lying to the FBI about contacts with reporters, on Tuesday asked a court to issue a gag order prohibiting U.S. President Donald Trump and others from commenting on the case.
In border battle, White House needs to clean up its messagingTue, 19 Jun 2018 16:45:20 GMT Media uproar over the Trump administration's zero tolerance family separations policy shows no signs of slowing down, and polling has found the public is not supportive. That's a bad recipe going into the midterms for the GOP.
Close the camps, but hold it against asylum applicants who bring children across the borderTue, 19 Jun 2018 15:39:49 GMT The detention situation along the southern border is fraying the nation's moral authority and detracting from the cause of secure borders. Fortunately, there's a far better alternative to the present situation. It begins with President Trump ordering Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end immediate criminal referrals for those who cross borders with children.
How immigration is putting Republican candidates in dangerTue, 19 Jun 2018 14:07:53 GMT The standard pivot from primary to general election could make life hard for Republican candidates this summer, as the focus on immigration shows no signs of waning, and there appears to be a wide gulf between the general electorate and GOP voters.
The liberal arts are broken, and no one wants to fix themTue, 19 Jun 2018 04:00:37 GMT When I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in English at the end of the 2011 academic year, I panicked. If you’ve seen John Mulaney’s new Netflix special, "Kid Gorgeous," you’ll know why it wasn’t just the springtime sun on my black robe that was making me sweat that afternoon. About 20 minutes into his routine, Mulaney admonishes his audience after they applaud how he spent $120,000 on an English degree, calling it “the worst financial decision” he ever made. What’s worse is that, at the end of it all, he walked across the graduation stage “hung over, in a gown, to accept a certificate for reading books [he] didn’t read.”
Obama holdovers at VOA failed to broadcast the Singapore summit into North KoreaTue, 19 Jun 2018 04:00:32 GMT In an act of gross neglect of their mission and their audience, U.S. officials in charge of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, or BBG, and key Voice of America, or VOA, managers who are also senior government executives failed to boost shortwave and medium wave radio broadcasts to North Korea for the duration of the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore.
Cash for coal cronies: Trump's wrongheaded energy directiveTue, 19 Jun 2018 04:00:27 GMT Trump’s recent decision to force grid operators to buy power from unprofitable coal and nuclear plants at above-market rates has been widely and appropriately criticized as an unjustified, harmful intrusion into America’s energy markets.
Rick Scott cuts the first World Cup-themed political ad of 2018Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:22:53 GMT You're not going to see that many American politicians reference the World Cup in this year's election campaign, especially considering that Team USA failed to qualify. But Florida, with a very large and diverse (used properly – as in, from many different countries) Latino population, is one state where the tournament will matter, and Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for Senate against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, is going out of his way to highlight it.
Bumble founder threatened after app banned gun photosTue, 19 Jun 2018 17:28:00 GMT Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd said she received threats after her dating and networking app banned images of guns in March following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and other incidents.
Google's diversity efforts disappointTue, 19 Jun 2018 17:26:00 GMT Google needs to do more to boost diversity in its workforce, according to the company’s latest annual report on the tech giant’s makeup.
Republican pressure intensifies to end family separations at borderTue, 19 Jun 2018 17:00:00 GMT The Trump administration is facing mounting pressure from fellow Republicans and other allies to end the practice of separating children from parents caught illegally crossing the border, as backlash over the enforcement policy quickly escalates into a political crisis.
This is what a trade war looks likeTue, 15 May 2018 04:35:49 GMT A chicken tariff is still affecting the truck you drive decades later. One certainty of a trade war is unintended consequences, and CNN's Jon Sarlin explores how one trade war starts with a bird and ends with fake passenger seats.
Macron tells teenager: 'Call me Mr. President'Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:22:14 GMT French President Emmanuel Macron is rarely one to shy away from taking a selfie with the crowds or sharing a high-five, but there is one informality he won't tolerate -- nicknames.
NPR's Hinojosa: Trump Admin Is Dehumanizing Immigrants Like Nazis Did to Jewish PeopleTue, 19 Jun 2018 15:36:44 +0000 Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Live,” anchor and executive producer of National Public Radio’s “Latino USA” Maria Hinojosa compared the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy causing the separation of immigrant children from their families to the dehumanization of Jewish people by the Nazis. Partial transcript as follows: RUHLE: I want to ask you about all the images we’ve seen of young boys and we haven’t seen any of young girls. what do you make of this? HINOJOSA: Well, you know, they are controlling the narrative. RUHLE: But why? HINOJOSA: Because it’s playing into what the president said yesterday they are all thieves. It plays into the sense that boys, boys of color, young boys who don’t speak english are a threat. That they are, again, to follow their narrative, they’re a potential MS-13 gang members. So what we’re not seeing are the pictures of little girls, right, of their mothers. I mean, I’m just thinking, Stephanie in terms of the logistics of taking care of these people. I’m so worried about how many pedophiles are now signing up to go and work in these places. I mean, just the sheer thought of trying to take care of toddlers and changing diapers. You know what it’s like
Laura Ingraham Slams 'Faux Liberal Outrage' Over Border Child Detention Centers, Likens Them to 'Summer Camps'Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:19:28 +0000 Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” host Laura Ingraham used her show-opening monologue to criticize the “outrage” from opponents of the detention of children who were separated from their parents for crossing the border illegally. Ingraham likened the detention facilities to “summer camps,” and noted others in the media had likened them to boarding schools. Transcript as follows: INGRAHAM: Every country has an obligation to protect its borders and its citizens, particularly one as expansive and as generous as the United States. Now for too long, immigration law was ignored, frankly, and basically unenforced. Obama tried to enforce it in an ad-hoc fashion, but its policies, which we are going to get to in a moment, only ended up exacerbating our problems at the border. So today we have a full-on crisis, 160 percent increase in the number of people illegally entering the United States from just last year. Well, the President is responding with a zero-tolerance message which he reiterated today. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The United States will not be a migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee holding facility, it won’t be. You look at what’s happening
IG Report Questions Why FBI Did Not Investigate Huma Abedin's Emails During Hillary ProbeTue, 19 Jun 2018 14:44:44 +0000 NEW YORK -- In its extensive report on the Hillary Clinton email probe, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog raised significant questions about why the FBI did not examine the contents of Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s private email accounts and did not seek to obtain Abedin’s personal devices to determine whether classified information was exchanged.
Report: North Koreans Will Root for South Korea at World CupTue, 19 Jun 2018 15:22:03 +0000 Many North Koreans will be pulling for South Korea's World Cup success since the tournament is one of the few sports events from outside North Korea that is approved for broadcast on the secluded nation's government-controlled television stations.