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This is how Trump could fire Mueller

2 weeks ago admin2 0
Questions over whether Donald Trump will fire special counsel Robert Mueller have crescendoed this week, with the US president telling reporters yesterday (April 9) that “many people have said, ‘You should fire him.’” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders amplified them still in a press conference today, saying that Trump “certainly believes he has the Read More

There are a lot of great band names in the 58-page list of Chinese products targeted for US import tariffs

3 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on There are a lot of great band names in the 58-page list of Chinese products targeted for US import tariffs
The nascent trade war between the United States and China continues to escalate. A few days ago, China announced tariffs on 128 American products, covering close to $3 billion worth of US exports. Now, the Trump administration is preparing to retaliate, proposing import tariffs on 1,300 categories of Chinese products worth some $50 billion. Trade Read More

Cambridge Analytica boasted that it ran the entire Trump campaign

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Cambridge Analytica boasted that it ran the entire Trump campaign
It’s unclear how much influence Cambridge Analytica, a firm that consulted for the Trump campaign, had on the 2016 presidential election, but, in a private sales pitch, the firm took all the credit. It also hinted at campaign machinations that are illegal under US law. Filmed by an undercover reporter for the UK TV station Read More

Read the TrumpOrg.com email discussing money with Stormy Daniels’s lawyer

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Read the TrumpOrg.com email discussing money with Stormy Daniels’s lawyer
Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen has tried his best to distance the president and the Trump Organization from the $130,000 payment he made to Stephanie Clifford, a porn actress also known as Stormy Daniels. Unfortunately, Cohen seems to have used a Trump Organization email address to organize the payment. Cohen insisted last month that Read More

Trump’s tariff threats are actually improving NAFTA negotiations

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Trump’s tariff threats are actually improving NAFTA negotiations
Donald Trump threw a dynamite stick into the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement last week, by calling for import tariffs on steel and aluminum. He continued the attack on Monday by suggesting that the only way Canada and Mexico—the US’s NAFTA partners and two of its biggest suppliers of steel—could avoid the Read More

The US immigration agency deleted “nation of immigrants” from its official mission

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The US immigration agency deleted “nation of immigrants” from its official mission
The US should no longer be seen as a nation of immigrants, at least from the perspective of US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The federal agency charged with processing immigrant visas, known as USCIS, removed the characteristic phrase from its mission statement today. The welcoming tone of the previous statement has been replaced by a Read More

Inside “reputation laundering” and the controversial report at the heart of Mueller’s latest indictment

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Inside “reputation laundering” and the controversial report at the heart of Mueller’s latest indictment
The latest Russia investigation indictment shines a light on a little-discussed sector of the global economy: the US and British companies that help foreign kleptocrats clean up their images. The practice is so pervasive that in anti-corruption circles, it’s been dubbed “reputation laundering.” Special counsel Robert Mueller today indicted (pdf) the Dutch lawyer Alex Van Read More

Trump debuts in last place in political scientists’ “Presidential Greatness Rankings”

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Trump debuts in last place in political scientists’ “Presidential Greatness Rankings”
The US’s 45th president has had a rocky start to his term as Commander in Chief. A group of more than 170 scholars from the American Political Science Association released a survey today (on Presidents’ Day, the national holiday celebrating those who have held the office), which aims to calculate the “greatness” of every US Read More