China officially ratified a plan Thursday to write a national security law for Hong Kong that would outlaw secession, subversion and foreign interference in the semi-autonomous territory. Critics say the move, which follows months of often-violent protests in the city, will effectively put an end to the core values that set the former British colony apart from the rest of China. … [Read more...] about UK’s Johnson, Trump, discuss potential of G-7 meeting
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"When the President took office, there were no predictions China would surpass the US in GDP within two years. Their GDP was 60% the size of the US at the time and slowing. They would have had to grow $7.5 trillion to catch us in two years even if we didn't grow at all, which would have required 30 percent annual increases on their part. No one would predict that," said Derek Scissors, a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute and an expert on the Chinese economy. … [Read more...] about Fact check: A list of Trump’s general false claims from March 16 through May 3
11 a.m. EDT: President Trump meets with New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo enlists celebrities Chris Rock, Rosie Perez to encourage New Yorkers to get tested, wear masks Cuomo on George Floyd's death: 'How many times do we have to learn the same lesson?' Cuomo to sign executive order allowing businesses to deny entry to customers without masks MORE (D). … [Read more...] about The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump, Pence travel to Cape Canaveral for SpaceX launch
Just because Trump’s mentor Roy Cohn made a name for himself in the 1950’s as Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s sidekick in a witch-hunt that smeared decent Americans as communist subversives does not mean the Russians were anything but an adversary. McCarthy and Cohn destroyed the noted scholar and college professor Owen Lattimore by falsely accusing him of being “the top Russian espionage agent in the United States.” But there were and are actual Russian agents. Cohn’s protégée, Trump, is now insisting that an effort to investigate a real Russian plot is a “witch hunt.” … [Read more...] about Somebody Tell Donald Trump—Russia Is Still an Adversary
Third, the order directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to “consider taking action . . . to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices” that “may include practices by entities covered by section 230 that restrict speech in ways that do not align with those entities’ public representations about those practices.” For Twitter in particular, the FTC is supposed to create and make “publicly available” a report describing any consumer complaints that “allege violations of law.” … [Read more...] about What does Trump’s latest executive order say about him?