And, according to the European Commission, the E.U.’s bureaucratic arm, there’s nothing on the table at all. Margaritis Schinas, a Commission spokeswoman, told a news conference Monday that “there are no offers” and that the Trump-Juncker meeting “is a discussion, it is a dialogue,” Reuters reported. Kudlow apparently had bad information. … [Read more...] about Can Jean Claude-Juncker End Trump’s Trade War With Europe?
"I will vote today for the resolution of disapproval," Romney said. "This is a vote for the constitution and for the balance of powers that is at its core. For the executive branch to override a law passed by Congress would make it the ultimate power rather than a balancing power." … [Read more...] about Senate votes to end Trump national emergency, as 12 Republicans join in rebuke
A majority of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday backed for a second time legislation that would terminate a national emergency on the southern border that President Donald Trump declared in February, sending the measure to the White House for Trump's expected veto. … [Read more...] about House Votes Again to End Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration
Decertification of a class action basically means that Trump is hoping that federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel will take away the plaintiffs’ status as a “class” under the law. Trump contends that new evidence has emerged including the depositions of former students that work in his favor. His attorneys point to one former student who testified, “You have to be pretty thick-skulled to think it was a university. For goodness sa[k]es. I mean, a university is a four-year degree. I knew it was a business seminar.” The argument Trump is trying to make is that these students really can’t say they were harmed or fooled by the school if they knew perfectly well what they were getting into. … [Read more...] about Trump Moves to End Trump U Class Action, and You Should Hear His Reasons Why
Trade policy is a diplomatic tool. The setbacks globalization has created for many American communities ― tragic as they have been ― could well have been justified if they secured other strategic goals. In the late 1990s, the Clinton administration pitched China’s entry into the WTO as a way to advance human rights causes. More trade with the United States, it was hoped, would encourage China to become more democratic. After more than 16 years, a verdict is long overdue. The WTO failed because it is structured to prioritize corporate profit and investment over human rights, the environment and worker wages. It isn’t equipped to alleviate tensions between an authoritarian government and a democracy. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Trade Rhetoric Is Unhinged. His Tariffs Aren’t.