Giuliani opposed to Trump meeting with Mueller - WSJ: “Lawyers for President Donald Trump are increasingly skeptical of letting him give an interview with prosecutors running the Russia investigation, but are thinking through how to prepare him for the possible high-stakes session nonetheless. Rudy Giuliani, one of the president’s outside lawyers, said in an interview Tuesday that he is currently opposed to letting Mr. Trump field questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Noting the perils of talking to prosecutors, Mr. Giuliani said that were the president to testify he could ‘talk himself into becoming a target.’”Politico: “Democrats’ slim hopes of taking back the Senate this fall rest with a former synagogue president serving her first term in Congress taking on a battle-tested Nevada Republican who’s won four statewide elections. ‘No pressure there,’ said Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) with a chuckle. Democrats are banking … [Read more...] about Fox News Power Rankings: Dem divides emerge
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Swedish furniture company Ikea is the latest Western corporation facing pressure to comply with China’s speech codes, as Chinese media and Internet users assail the company for treating Taiwan like a separate company on its website. The situation is similar to the way China forced Western airlines to change their websites so Taiwan does not appear in menu selections as if it were an independent country. Even U.S. carriers explicitly encouraged to resist by the White House eventually capitulated and changed their websites to treat Taiwan as a province of China or list Taipei as a city without a country. … [Read more...] about Chinese Media Hounds Ikea for Treating Taiwan Like a Country
As I was leaving we stopped in a room just off the entryway. It was Huntsman’s office. Books on foreign affairs lined the shelves and mementos from his service as governor were scattered about. The most notable thing, though, were the flags placed in front of the window looking out over the valley. There was a flag of each country where he’d served as ambassador, a flag for the state of Utah, a flag for the Navy, the branch of the military his sons belonged to, and in the center of it all, a flag for the United States. … [Read more...] about The last statesman: Can Jon Huntsman, Jr. keep the art of diplomacy alive in the time of President Trump?