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Trump tweets new round of China tariffs

Trump tweets new round of China tariffs

President Donald Trump announced on Friday a new round of tariffs on China set to start October 1 in the latest escalation in the trade war with Beijing. The President tweeted that “the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25%, will be taxed at 30%.” “Additionally, the remaining…MORE

In latest sign of turmoil, NRA loses three of its lawyers

In latest sign of turmoil, NRA loses three of its lawyers

In the latest sign of turmoil at the National Rifle Association, three lawyers representing the gun-rights organization are out following departures from other top officials and several board members. The group dismissed its longtime outside counsel Charles Cooper, according to a source familiar with the matter. The source also confirmed to CNN that Michael Volkov,…MORE

Navy SEAL commander: We have ‘drifted from our Navy core values’

Navy SEAL commander: We have ‘drifted from our Navy core values’

In the wake of several high-profile scandals — including allegations of sexual assault and cocaine use against Navy SEAL team members — the admiral overseeing the Navy SEALs has ordered a series of immediate changes to address what he calls a drift from “Navy core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.” “Our Force has drifted…MORE

White House continues bipartisan gun control talks after confusing week

White House continues bipartisan gun control talks after confusing week

President Donald Trump capped a week of see-sawing statements on gun control proposals by claiming Thursday evening that bipartisan talks are ongoing. Following back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, earlier this month, Trump issued a call for stricter background checks. But in the last week, Trump has fallen into a similar…MORE

Trump has questioned why he must attend G7

Trump has questioned why he must attend G7

President Donald Trump departs late Friday for a summit he’s questioned is worth his time. This year’s G7 gathering, held in seaside France, is Trump’s third. It comes amid global economic jitters, tensions from the Mideast to the Indian subcontinent and raging fires in the Amazon. But in conversations with aides over the past weeks,…MORE

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for pancreatic cancer in New York City, the Supreme Court announced Friday. “The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the court said. This is the 86-year-old liberal icon’s fourth bout with cancer. In 1999, she successfully underwent surgery to…MORE

Trump’s banks won’t tell court if they have his tax returns

Trump’s banks won’t tell court if they have his tax returns

Lawyers for Deutsche Bank and Capital One repeatedly refused Friday to tell an appellate court in New York whether the banks are in possession of President Donald Trump’s tax returns, citing “contractual obligations” not to disclose the information and drawing the ire of a panel of judges. The three-judge panel was so frustrated by the…MORE

The White House has a new press secretary, remember?

The White House has a new press secretary, remember?

Stephanie Grisham occupies prized White House real estate — in the East Wing. The office she earned as Melania Trump’s communications director is on the second floor and big enough for a table and chairs, a seating area, and a substantial desk, with several windows that let natural light stream in. Grisham still uses it…MORE

Donald Trump can’t just ‘hereby order’ whatever he wants

Donald Trump can’t just ‘hereby order’ whatever he wants

President Donald Trump has a lot of power to make things happen in this country. He can move economic markets with a single tweet. He can destroy a Republican’s political career on a whim (see “Flake, Jeff”). He can declare national emergencies — even if they aren’t actual national emergencies. But being president does have…MORE