Midwestern farmers eye USMCA deal for relief amid China trade war

Midwestern farmers eye USMCA deal for relief amid China trade war Uncertainty within the market is why some farmers in Nebraska are urging Congress to pass the proposed tradedeal known as the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). Another day and unsure of the next dollar. That’s the sentiment of Ryan Ueberrhein, a farmer in Nebraska who says the current […]

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Andy Puzder: Here's why Dems want to generate climate panic (as they ignore ways to reduce carbon emissions)

RNC calls Democrat climate crisis town hall a lurch toward socialism RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel reacts to CNN’s marathon town hall with 2020 Democrats on climate change. Whether you accept or reject the climate change narrative, most people agree that we should avoid pouring massive amounts of anything with potentially harmful consequences into the atmosphere. There is scientific evidence that excessive levels […]

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China's factory activity shrinks for 4th month as trade woes deepen

The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 49.5 in August, China's National Bureau of Statistics said on Saturday, versus 49.7 in July, below the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis. A Reuters poll showed analysts expected the August PMI to stay unchanged from the previous month. Factory activity in China shrank in August for the […]

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Opioids Threaten to Mess Up Europe, Too

In this article As drugmakers are being held responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, it might look at though they have nothing to fear in Europe, where, it’s often assumed, opioid misuse isn’t so rampant. The European Union, though, should take a closer look at the data and make its own move against the irresponsible marketing of opioid painkillers. In […]

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Is China ready to negotiate? Donald Trump has no clue on how to deliver a trade deal.

Story Highlights Trump faces an election next year, Chinese leaders do not. Trans-Pacific Partnership would have had China on the outside looking in on a massive trading zone right in its neighborhood. Trump could have tapped into the antipathy within the Democratic Party to the trade imbalance with China. China poses numerous threats to the world economic order. It has little regard […]

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Investors are doubting James Dolan’s plan to build orb-like amphitheaters

James Dolan’s plan to build futuristic orb-like entertainment amphitheaters around the globe is coming under attack. Dolan, who owns the New York Knicks, saw support for his ambitious new project start to fizzle Tuesday after executives of his entertainment company, Madison Square Garden, said the first high-tech orb could cost half a billion dollars more than forecast. That, combined with […]

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Ivanka Trump and her brother Don Jr. are staking opposite sides in the gun control debate

President Donald Trump’s two eldest children Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. are taking opposite sides on the gun debate.  Members of Congress from both parties are pushing for gun safety measures including expanded background checks after two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that killed 31 people. Ivanka, a White House advisor, has publicly called for […]

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Ocasio-Cortez dares moderate Dems to grow thicker skin

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no snowflake. The rookie New York congresswoman — who has made plenty of enemies on both sides of the aisle with her bold progressive agenda — dared moderate Democrats to get on her level Wednesday, saying she always feels “uncomfortable” but that the uneasiness is worth it. “Change always requires a certain degree of discomfort,” Ocasio-Cortez told […]

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Supreme Court lets Trump use disputed funds for border wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect $2.5 billion in money approved by Congress for the Pentagon to help build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border even though lawmakers refused to provide funding. The conservative-majority court on a 5-4 vote with the court’s liberals in dissent […]

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As Tom Steyer Enters 2020 Race, Climate Activists Shrug: ‘I Really Don’t Get It, Man’

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, promising a populist campaign that harnesses his years of work fighting the fossil fuel industry and advocating for climate action. Yet his decision to enter the race ― after first announcing he wouldn’t ― has garnered more skepticism than excitement. Even as the climate crisis […]

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