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Trump and Putin Mano a Mano

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Diplomacy: President Trump arrived in Poland yesterday for a quick and friendly stop before moving on to the G-20 summit in Germany. In a press conference with the Polish president, Trump declined to single out Russia for hacking the US …

Korean Tensions Rise, Obama/Trump Economy

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Hermit Kingdom: Following North Korea’s test of a long-range missile, the US warned yesterday that it would use “the full range of capabilities at our disposal against the growing threat.” In an exercise of muscle, the US conducted a joint …

Korea Fire Missile, Trump Sends Rocket

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Political Rocket Science: It’s the 4th of July and Americans aren’t the only ones firing rockets.   North Korea claims that it tested an intercontinental ballistic missile today as it continues developing a projectile that could hit the United States. …

German Bus Nightmare, Deregulation

Monday, July 3, 2017

World: As many as 18 people died today when a German tour bus collided with a truck and burned. The bus was carrying 46 elderly passengers from the German state of Saxony. Many other passengers were injured. Deregulate: As the …

Destruction of State, “Jump in the Gulf”

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The State of State: Writing for Politico about the gutting of the State Department under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former State official Max Bergman says that, “This is how diplomacy dies. Not with a bang, but with a whimper. …

US Annoys China, “Joe” Hosts Claim Threat

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Dealmaker: The US threw relations with China into question yesterday with the announcement that the administration has agreed to sell $1.4 billion worth of weapons to Taiwan and is imposing sanctions on a Chinese company and bank for dealings …

Mother-in-Law May Visit, War of Words

Friday, June 30, 2017

Mother-in-Law: After a Supreme Court decision allowing partial enforcement of President Trump’s travel and immigration order, the administration moved quickly yesterday to define the close personal connections that would permit people from six Muslim countries to travel or immigrate to …

EPA Cuts Water Protection, Tighter Travel

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Nation: The Environmental Protection Agency released plans yesterday to dismantle an Obama-era rule protecting about 60 percent of the country’s bodies of water from pollution. The current rule protects big waters such as the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound, as …

Healthcare Bill in Trouble

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Terminal Illness: Lacking the votes in their own party to pass their health care bill, Senate Republican leaders yesterday delayed bringing the bill to the floor. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was planning to get a vote before July 4th but …

Senate Bill Would Shed 22 Million

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

To Your Health: The Congressional Budget Office says the Senate health care bill would dump 22 million people off health insurance by 2026, a couple of million less that the estimate for the House Healthcare bill. The CBO says that …