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Trump says China tariffs may stay for ‘a substantial period of time’

Trump says China tariffs may stay for ‘a substantial period of time’

President Donald Trump has warned that US tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese exports are unlikely to go away anytime soon — even if the two countries reach a deal to end their trade war. “We’re not talking about removing them, we’re talking about leaving them for a substantial period of time,” Trump said Wednesday.…MORE

Judge expresses skepticism of return-to-Mexico asylum process

Judge expresses skepticism of return-to-Mexico asylum process

Twelve asylum seekers required to stay in Mexico for the duration of their immigration hearings presented themselves one by one before an immigration judge over nearly four hours Wednesday. Each case appeared to raise a similar set of questions about the new policy for Judge Jonathen Scott Simpson, and the hearing culminated in a dose…MORE

Anti-vaxers and Facebook: The four subgroups that fuel online attacks

Anti-vaxers and Facebook: The four subgroups that fuel online attacks

In the ongoing — and sometimes vicious — vaccination debates online, pediatricians who are vocal vaccine advocates have become frequent targets of anti-vaxers. Dr. Paul Offit keeps a fat folder of nasty messages he’s received so that “if someone kills me, my wife can give it to the police.” He does not laugh when he…MORE

Why Trump suddenly says public should see Mueller’s report

Why Trump suddenly says public should see Mueller’s report

Donald Trump, the President who refused to release his tax returns, just made an unexpected gesture towards transparency, saying he’d be happy for Americans to see Robert Mueller’s final report. His comment is probably worth taking with a large pinch of salt. After all, just last week, Trump tweeted “there should be no Mueller report.”…MORE

MoveOn tells 2020 candidates to skip AIPAC

MoveOn tells 2020 candidates to skip AIPAC

The liberal advocacy group MoveOn is urging 2020 presidential candidates to skip the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington next week. The organization made the call in a news release Wednesday, citing a survey of members who said they believed candidates should not attend the pro-Israel lobbying group’s conference. “We are…MORE

Justice Department issues subpoenas in criminal investigation of Boeing

Justice Department issues subpoenas in criminal investigation of Boeing

US Justice Department prosecutors have issued multiple subpoenas as part of an investigation into Boeing’s Federal Aviation Administration certification and marketing of 737 Max planes, sources briefed on the matter told CNN. The criminal investigation, which is in its early stages, began after the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max aircraft operated by Lion…MORE

Meet the men who might be 2020’s first spouse

Meet the men who might be 2020’s first spouse

There are vast differences among the more than a dozen Democrats who have thrown their hats in the ring for the 2020 presidential race, but six of them have something significant in common: Should one of them win, their husband would become the first-ever first spouse. Until now, the position of first lady has always…MORE

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