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Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force price hikes -The Hill

Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force price hikes -The Hill The Chinese replied hard and fast, announcing on Tuesday a new tariff on all the rest of America's exports to China, worth some $60 billion. Beijing is reportedly looking at lowering import tariffs on global trading partners, which could include the U.S. [Full Article...]

Rod Rosenstein expecting to be fired, AP reports

Rod Rosenstein expecting to be fired, AP reports Mr. Rosenstein in May 2017 reportedly suggested that he wear a wire and secretly record his conversations with the president. Other Justice Department sources argued that Rosenstein was being sarcastic when making the wire comment. The administration official, whom Trump has called for a federal investigation to unmask, wrote that there was a group of officials working to safeguard the cou... [Full Article...]

Pompeo: US Would Win Trade War with China

Pompeo: US Would Win Trade War with China The US on Monday imposed duties on another US$200 billion (S$273 billion) of Chinese imports, prompting China to respond by slapping tariffs of its own on US$60 billion of US goods. The tariffs threaten China's status as a lowcost production base that, along with the appeal of the fast-growing China market, drew many companies to build factories and supply chains in the country over the past sever... [Full Article...]

Three people killed in Maryland shooting, law official confirms

Three people killed in Maryland shooting, law official confirms Witness Colleen Hendrickson said: "I think it's real for a lot of people right now, and there's a lot of people still affected by this, [police] are still looking, and it's been a few hours at this point, or about an hour and a half". Two were in stable condition and two who were seriously injured. Stone said two patients are stable, and two are seriously injured. The three others were expected to... [Full Article...]

EU leaders warn Theresa May she must rethink Chequers blueprint

EU leaders warn Theresa May she must rethink Chequers blueprint Mrs May promised new proposals to reassure Dublin that it would not end up with a " hard border " with the British province of Northern Ireland but warned that she too could live with a no-deal outcome - though many around the summit in Salzburg do not believe that that is a credible threat. [Full Article...]

Khan disappointed by 'arrogant' India after talks cancellation

Khan disappointed by 'arrogant' India after talks cancellation Inviting the Indian PM to Pakistan , Imran Khan said the summit will offer an "opportunity for you to visit Pakistan and for us to re-start the stalled dialogue process". Indian media quoted army chief Bipin Rawat calling for "stern action to avenge the barbarism that terrorists and the Pakistan Army have been carrying out". [Full Article...]

Mitch McConnell Says Republicans Will 'Plow Right Through' Nominating Brett Kavanaugh

Mitch McConnell Says Republicans Will 'Plow Right Through' Nominating Brett Kavanaugh Christine Blasey Ford's offer to testify before the Senate next week - if she and Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans can agree to terms - sets up a potential showdown that could imperil what had been the nearly certain confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Accuser's Classmate: 'That It Happened Or Not, I Have No Idea'

Kavanaugh Accuser's Classmate: 'That It Happened Or Not, I Have No Idea' With his comment, Mr Trump went against advisers who had counselled him to stay out of the fray. U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his U.S. We want to thank you for publicly sharing your story of sexual violence. Mr Trump's tweet could affect GOP support among women going into the midterm elections. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh's accuser struggled to come forward, friends say

Kavanaugh's accuser struggled to come forward, friends say Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have demanded that the hearing be postponed until an FBI investigation can be completed, the Department of Justice has stated that the FBI does not have jurisdiction in this matter. Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine) wants each to testify under oath before the committee, and to answer questions from opposing counsel. Democrats have felt a lot more confident in recent... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in US Senate

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in US Senate But Dr. Blasey Ford's lawyers have said an FBI investigation into her claims should be conducted before the committee holds a hearing. Lawyer Debra Katz writes that Ford's "strong preference" remains a full investigation before she testifies. [Full Article...]

Trump says U.S. considering permanent military presence in Poland

Trump says U.S. considering permanent military presence in Poland During a subsequent press conference, Duda voiced support for the idea. "I firmly believe that ... we are not only going to realize and safeguard our own energy needs, but I also hope that we'll be able to transmit gas further to our neighbors through the development of the Three Seas Initiative area through the construction of interconnectors", Duda said of USA natural gas. [Full Article...]

Trump orders declassification, release of Comey texts

Trump orders declassification, release of Comey texts The president tweeted Tuesday, quoting a supportive congressman and adding: "Really bad things were happening, but they are now being exposed". It's also unclear if the multi-agency review now underway might find ways to withhold certain information or limit whatever damage, such as outing sources or scaring off would-be ones, that may arise from the release. [Full Article...]

If Kavanaugh's accuser won't testify Monday, just vote

If Kavanaugh's accuser won't testify Monday, just vote Democrats are casting Republicans as strong-arming a wronged woman, their eyes on a #MeToo movement that has caught fire and exploded the careers of dozens of male titans. Neither will be heard from in the name of expediting this process after a last-minute allegation. The controversy hands Senate Democrats considering challenging Trump in 2020 a rich opportunity, and they're taking it. [Full Article...]

Susan Collins, Flake, Corker Offer Private Testimony to Kavanaugh Accuser

Susan Collins, Flake, Corker Offer Private Testimony to Kavanaugh Accuser Republicans have set a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Monday that is supposed to feature Kavanaugh and his accuser, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford . Speaking on CBN News' "Faith Nation" Tuesday, Robertson said there are several key lawmakers to watch at next week's hearing. Watch more of Sen. [Full Article...]

Trump Says Brett Kavanaugh 'Does Not Deserve This'

The committee announced yesterday it would postpone its planned vote on Thursday on Mr Kavanaugh's nomination, which requires Senate confirmation, and scheduled the high-stakes hearing with the nominee and his accuser to testify. "I wish I had been able to do more for Anita Hill". And Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is challenging Heller, said that if Heller still has "no reservations" abou... [Full Article...]

Typhoon Mangkhut smashes into China after cutting deadly path through the Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut smashes into China after cutting deadly path through the Philippines Tens of thousands of travelers had plans disrupted after Hong Kong's global airport, a major regional hub, canceled most flights. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught on Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-storey building in the village of Ucab. [Full Article...]

Danger for Trump court pick as assault accuser vows to testify

Danger for Trump court pick as assault accuser vows to testify Blasey Ford believes he attempted to rape her when she was in high school and that bears on his fitness and character", Katz said. They're hoping their new strategy will salvage Kavanaugh's endangered nomination with a risky, nationally televised showdown between the appeals court judge and his accuser. [Full Article...]

Pyongyang agrees to start denuclearization process

Pyongyang agrees to start denuclearization process Kim and Moon embraced at Pyongyang's worldwide airport - where the North Korean leader had supervised missile launches previous year as tensions mounted. It's expected the 150,000 person capacity stadium will be filled for a one-hour performance entitled "Brilliant Fatherland". If realized, Kim would be the first North Korean leader to travel to the South Korean capital. [Full Article...]

US sanctions Russian, Chinese tech firms over funds…

US sanctions Russian, Chinese tech firms over funds… In fact, however, North Korea's nuclear disarmament started even before the Trump-Kim summit - at Pyongyang's initiative. During a fractious Security Council meeting which comes on the eve of the inter-Korea summit in Pyongyang, Haley said Moscow had tried to hide "systematic" violations of the 15-member body's penalties on Pyongyang and pressure United Nations experts into altering a r... [Full Article...]

WaPo Investigator: Kavanaugh Accuser Believes Feinstein Kept Her Promise

WaPo Investigator: Kavanaugh Accuser Believes Feinstein Kept Her Promise Dianne Feinstein raised questions about Kavanaugh just days after his committee hearing concluded. " She will agree to participate in any proceedings that she's asked to participate in". "This woman will be heard". When she testified before the Judiciary Committee, senators on both sides of the all-male panel questioned her credibility. [Full Article...]


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