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Does The China Trade Deal Move The World Away From Free Trade?

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While the new deal with China lowers some trade barriers, it leaves many tariffs in place. And it dictates that China buy more from the U.S., but that has other trading partners worried.
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A better deal: In praise of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement

A better deal: In praise of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement

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It'll soon be official. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement, which took effect way back in 1994. This is a very good thing for which President Trump, congressional Republicans and Democrats can claim collective credit. The representatives and senators...
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Trading places: Assessing the first phase of a trade deal with China

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President Trump's trade war with China has cost American farmers dearly , driven up prices and disrupted the resilient American economy in untold ways. So in theory, we welcome the just-announced partial pause in hostilities, articulated in an 86-page agreement, which brings a pledge from Beijing...
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Here are the winners and losers of Nevada's heated Democratic debate, where...

Here are the winners and losers of Nevada's heated Democratic debate, where Michael Bloomberg was skewered and Elizabeth Warren schooled the stage

Six Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday night for the ninth debate of the 2020 Democratic primary. The debate was combative and... Read more ...

Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg clashed more than ever in the Vegas debate...

Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg clashed more than ever in the Vegas debate. These numbers show why

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg sparred on multiple occasions during Wednesday night's debate in Las Vegas. More than 70% of Klobuchar's... Read more ...

Trump named US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting director of...

Trump named US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting director of national intelligence

Trump named controversial US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting director of national intelligence on Wednesday. The ambassador would become the first openly gay... Read more ...

Elizabeth Warren swore off super PACS. One just launched to support her...

Elizabeth Warren swore off super PACS. One just launched to support her anyway, a sign of her campaign's precarious position

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar each have a new super PAC backing them, even though both candidates have tried to distinguish themselves by eschewing super PAC... Read more ...

This Oracle engineer is an undocumented immigrant. Here's why he says that...

This Oracle engineer is an undocumented immigrant. Here's why he says that Larry Ellison's Trump fundraiser is 'a blow to the stomach.'

Rafael Soto-Marquez is an Oracle software engineer and one of the employees protesting founder Larry Ellison's fundraising dinner for President Trump. He is a also an... Read more ...

Warren leaves door open for super PAC spending

Warren leaves door open for super PAC spending

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign denounced big money's growing role in the Democratic primary in a statement Wednesday - but stopped short of specifically calling for the... Read more ...

Bloomberg may have entered the race to stop Sanders, but his campaign mostly...

Bloomberg may have entered the race to stop Sanders, but his campaign mostly threatens other moderate candidates

The 2020 Democratic primary is rapidly turning into a showdown between Sen. Bernie Sanders and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg entered the race much later than... Read more ...

Is Bloomberg Vulnerable on China and Russia?

Is Bloomberg Vulnerable on China and Russia?

The Democratic challenger's business ties to America's biggest rivals raise questions about how tough he'd be with them as president. Read more ...

Bloomberg's 'social media army' blurs the lines on political ads and makes...

Bloomberg's 'social media army' blurs the lines on political ads and makes it harder for people to know what they're actually looking at

Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign is consistently pushing boundaries on the the rules around political advertising on social media. He is in the process of hiring a... Read more ...

Investigators search for woman who crashed into Bethel business, fled scene...

Investigators search for woman who crashed into Bethel business, fled scene with child

A woman with a child inside a car lost control and crashed into a business. Read more ...