The U.S. has reached a deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, removing a significant roadblock for congressional approval of President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence MORE's revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).Trump alluded to the deal in remarks to the National Association of Retailers in Washington, D.C., saying he hoped it would benefit U.S. industries and lead to the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.The president appeared to skip over an explicit mention of the steel tariffs, but said the three nations had reached an agreement to sell "our product into those countries without the imposition of tariffs or major tariffs.""That deal is going to be a fantastic deal for our country, and hopefully Congress will approve the USMCA … [Read more...] about Trump reaches deal to lift steel, aluminum tariffs on Mexico, Canada
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Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the so-called “Battle in Seattle,” which launched a global protest movement about the rules by which the global economy is run. Last week we also heard President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence MORE threaten to put a 100 percent tariff on French wine and camembert cheese and reinstate steel tariffs on Argentina and Brazil. Additional tariffs, we’ve been reminded, are scheduled to go into effect on December 15 against China.The anniversary of the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests is the perfect time to reopen a debate on the value of tariffs. Those protests first raised the idea of tariffs as an important enforcement mechanism, not for zero-sum nationalism but for universal labor, human rights and environmental … [Read more...] about The real value of tariffs
Porsche’s 2020 911 Carrera 4S is so quick and capable that it seemed like only a racetrack could demonstrate its true capabilities.So, wary of testing the laws of physics and the limits of the California Highway Patrol, I asked the Porsche people if I could have a couple of laps on their Porsche Experience Center track south of downtown Los Angeles. When they said yes, I forgot the Angeles Crest Highway and headed for Carson.The German car company’s iconic sports car -- by no means its bestselling model but still its pride-bound flagship model -- is 56 years old and now in its eighth generation. The new iteration differs stylistically only a little. But in terms of performance, as has been the case with every new generation, it’s a new car in impressive new ways.On the outside, very few alterations from the 2019 911 are visible. The rear of the car is a little wider, almost imperceptibly. It is slightly wider up front, and slightly longer overall -- though the … [Read more...] about At 56 years old, Porsche’s 2020 911 sports car is spry as ever
close Video Hannity on the IG report Sean Hannity and his guests unpack the extensive FBI failures described in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the launch of the Trump-Russia collusion probe. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on his review of why the FBI launched its unjustified investigation of Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign found major problems with the FBI’s conduct, further discrediting the Russia collusion hoax. As former Special Counsel Robert Mueller found in his report after almost two years of investigation, there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to help Trump be elected president. Yet Democrats cling to this absurd myth, just as they now cling to the baseless new myth of Trump misconduct regarding Ukraine. The blockbuster inspector general’s report, which was issued Monday, concluded that there were “numerous serious factual errors and … [Read more...] about David Bossie: FBI acted improperly to get court OK for Trump-Russia collusion probe – Who will be accountable?
President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence MORE wants Congress to take up his trade agreement with Mexico and Canada soon, despite his feud with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Impeachment witness to meet with Senate GOP Tuesday Press: Pelosi strikes back, hatred is a sin MORE (D-Calif.) last week and his resulting threats to refuse to work with Democrats on their top legislative priorities.But while the White House's relationship with House Democrats has now created a barrier to any bipartisan agreements, passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was never a guarantee.ADVERTISEMENTSo outside groups supporting the agreement are stepping up their efforts. A pro-trade group, Trade Works … [Read more...] about Pro-trade group targets Democratic leadership in push for new NAFTA