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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced this week that the U.S. and China had agreed to cool down the brewing trade war, following a joint statement from U.S. and Chinese officials. That’s a positive first step. Mnuchin confirmed that the planned tariffs under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 on $150 billion of Chinese exports “are on hold,” a move
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Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley is demanding—as Homeland Security committee chair Ron Johnson did last week—that the Justice Department reduce the number of redactions in documents handed over to the Senate. Of particular interest are the text messages between FBI chums Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. Grassley wrote today to Deputy Attorney General Rod
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A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Donald Trump can’t block people from viewing his Twitter feed over their political views. From The Hill: Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, said President Trump’s Twitter account is a public forum and blocking people who reply to his
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Hungary’s maverick prime minister, Viktor Orban, is once again stirring the pot of goulash. Four years ago, Orban gave his critics ammunition when he said he was constructing an “illiberal democracy.” This month he doubled down, declaring liberal democracy dead and urging other European leaders to stop trying to revive the corpse. Instead, Orban exhorted them to get busy
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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Mike Warren and reporter Andrew Egger join Charlie Sykes to discuss Michael Cohen's alleged dirty dealings with Ukraine, President Trump's rhetorical assaults on the FBI, and last night's Democratic primaries.<mediadc-iframe data-state="{"cms.site.owner":{"_ref":"00000161-7bda-ddc2-adf9-7bfba7d90000","_type":"00000161-3461-dd66-ab67-fd6b93390000"},"iFrameEmbedCode":"<iframe style="border: none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6627292/height/270/width/480/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/" height="270" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>","cms.content.publishDate":1527101334922,"cms.content.publ… read more weeklystandard.com Source link
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Grace Kennan Warnecke’s memoir, Daughter of the Cold War, is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of George F. Kennan, one of the most influential diplomats of the 20th Century, as well as wife of the scion of a newspaper dynasty and mother of the youngest owner of a major league
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There’s a lot to say about Philip Roth—and a lot of people more qualified to say it than I am—but it’s worth pointing out, if nothing else, out how prescient the great novelist, who died on Tuesday, was. No, I’m not referring to The Plot Against America, which was an absolutely brilliant work of pure
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The 2018 IMD World Competitiveness Rankings emphasize a long-term trend highlighted in past editions – that the countries on the top of the list each have a unique approach to becoming competitive. The IMD World Competitiveness Center ranks the competitiveness of 63 world economies every year since 1989. It compiles them using 258 indicators. Data such
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President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration Wednesday at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethany, New York. The group will include law enforcement and local leaders and the discussion will center on immigration loopholes that enable MS-13 to infiltrate American communities. “These catch-and-release loopholes including lax asylum standards, the pervasive entry of
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In what may be the worst micro episode of all time, the Substandard discusses the true meaning behind Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” and other suggestive songs from the 1980s. Plus an attempted conversation on the passing of Philip Roth. We warned you! The Substandard is sponsored by Casper mattresses. For a limited time, visit Casper.com/savings to
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  by Julia Cohen Republicans are outperforming Democrats in fundraising and polls amid a week of defending both MS-13 and Hamas. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended members of gang MS-13 on Thursday, claiming they are not “animals,” stating they are “God’s children.” MS-13 is known for violent behavior, like stabbing a 15-year-old boy to death, stabbing a
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Over the weekend, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who led U.S.-China trade negotiations, announced a trade war between the two countries was “on hold.” This progress will surely bring a sigh of relief for American farmers—and short-term stability to international markets as tensions rightly de-escalate. Working Backward The two sides have been negotiating over bilateral trade concerns
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Animal testing by cosmetic companies is becoming a thing of the past in the United States, so it might shock you that the government is still forcing taxpayers to pay for cruel, ineffective, and expensive animal tests on cosmetics in government laboratories. Conservative taxpayer watchdog group White Coat Waste Project (WCW) recently found that the
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Dan Crenshaw, a 33-year-old former Navy SEAL, won the GOP primary runoff election in Texas’s second congressional district on Tuesday night. With 90 percent of precincts reporting, Crenshaw led his opponent, state representative Kevin Roberts, 70 percent to 30 percent. Although Crenshaw won in a landslide on Tuesday, Republican operatives following the race thought Crenshaw
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