Monday , 25 June 2018

Politics

In Texas, Trump's steel tariff stirs uncertainty and concern

Joel Johnson examines the shipping labels on 35-ton coils of American-made steel that will be unspooled, bent and welded into rounded sections of pipe. One’s from Nucor, a mill in Arkansas. Another’s from Steel Dynamics in Mississippi. But much harder to spot in the sprawling factory yard is the imported steel that’s put his company in the crosshairs of President …

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Mattis focusing on strategic security issues in China talks

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea. Speaking to reporters on his plane Sunday en route to a stop in Alaska, Mattis avoided …

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Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea. Speaking to reporters on his plane Sunday en route to a stop in Alaska, Mattis avoided …

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Increasing threats to DHS include burned animal carcass left on staffer's porch

In recent days, the Department of Homeland Security’s internal intelligence and analysis office has determined violent threats against department employees have increased, according to an official with knowledge of a recent threat assessment. The department determined that there was a “heightened threat against DHS employees” in response to recent government actions surrounding immigration, according to a letter sent to employees …

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Alec Baldwin to Melania Trump: 'Come over to the light'

Alec Baldwin invited first lady Melania Trump to “come over to the light” — and then asked the first lady to join him on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” “Dear Melania- We know what you’re thinking. What you’re feeling. You are quaking w anticipation. Shuddering w a strange, newfound courage,” Baldwin tweeted on Saturday. “Come. Come over to the light. We …

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Pruitt staff had relationship with lobbyist tied to 'sweetheart' deal, emails show

Nearly two months after it was first revealed that Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt rented a $50-a-night Capitol Hill condo from the wife of a top lobbyist, newly released emails show that relationship was not just limited to an unorthodox rental agreement. Emails obtained by the Sierra Club, as part of a lawsuit filed against the EPA, show numerous …

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Trump says undocumented immigrants should 'immediately' return without due process

President Donald Trump said undocumented immigrants should be immediately deported and denied due process once they enter the country. The president, who tweeted Sunday morning during his drive to Trump National Golf Club, went one step further than his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which demands every immigrant who comes to the United States illegally should be criminally prosecuted. Trump’s hasty …

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