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  • Trump on the national emergency option: 'I may go that route' to build a border wall

    President Trump said Wednesday he was keeping open the option of declaring a national emergency in order to fund his border wall, and he said he "may go that route" if Congress can't reach a funding deal on its own.

    Washington Examiner
  • Trump promise to corn farmers may be a victim of Trump government shutdown

    Donald Trump’s shutdown may be yet another way he’s doing farmers no favors. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, in this case. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency was working on a plan to allow the year-round sale of E15 ethanol, which is currently not allowed for sale between June 1 and September 15. That would have meant added sales for corn farmers, but also problematic environmental effects. But with the EPA shut down, time is tight to change the rule in time: “From the outset,...

    www.dailykos.com
  • Trump may be winning the trade battle with China. But China may end up winning the war

    China's economy has taken a beating in recent weeks as the trade war bites. And it may get worse. "So far, the trade war has had a much bigger impact on Chinese growth than US growth," Bank of America Merrill Lynch says. But Beijing has been throwing all available stimulus options at its economy, and it's just getting started. US corporates are feeling the pinch. And longer-term, the US is losing its economic dominance. Donald Trump may be winning the trade battle with China. But China could...

    Business Insider
  • Trump May Be the True Liberal

    Today’s progressives have embraced illiberalism, from speech codes to identity politics.

    WSJ