Antitrust Experts Weigh in on DOJ Warning Over Oscar Rules Changes

WASHINGTON — The Netflix vs. Spielberg debate over potential rules changes at the Oscars has until now been one of, “When is a movie a movie, and when is it a TV show?” The Justice Department’s warning to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, first reported in Variety, adds a twist. Is the […]
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The Cost Of Immigration

The Washington Post: Senior White House officials are exploring ways to exempt commercial trade from President Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S. border with Mexico, three people briefed on the discussions said, amid warnings that blocking the flow of goods between the two countries would have severe consequences for the U.S. economy. Hmm … what costs would that be?  Maybe these costs? “The findings of this analysis show that the average cost of a deportation is much smaller than the net fisca...
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Footage Reaction: Diana is Now at Her Full Power [CinemaCon 2019]

Wonder Woman 1984 was originally going to be out this fall, but the film got pushed back all the way to the middle of summer in 2020. That didn’t stop Warner Bros. Pictures from showing off a bit of new footage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week. /Film’s own Peter Sciretta and Ben Pearson were on hand to give us a quick Wonder Woman 1984 footage reaction and description, so if you’re hungry for details on the next adventure for Diana Prince, keep reading. In a quick sizzle reel of footage th...
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At congressional hearing, Gov. Inslee gets goaded by Republicans on coal and his jet trip to D.C.

Gov. Jay Inslee got a frosty reception from the only fellow Washingtonian on the panel, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, who made a point of quizzing him on how he got to Washington, D.C.
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Trump steps back from Mexico border threat as companies warn of economic fallout

Trump threatened on Friday to close the border this week unless Mexico acted. Auto companies have been warning the White House privately that it would lead to the idling of U.S. plants within days because they rely on prompt deliveries of components made in Mexico. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest U.S. business lobbying group, has been in contact with the White House to discuss the "very negative economic consequences that would occur across the country," said Neil Bradley, the group'...
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'I fear for Brexit': ERG dismayed by May plan to talk to Corbyn

Tory Brexiters say they doubt they can support any deal struck between party leadersTheresa May’s cabinet descended into rows and recriminations before it settled on the uneasy decision to invite Jeremy Corbyn to help solve the UK’s Brexit crisis.During seven hours of meetings on Tuesday described as tense and gruelling, the prime minister struggled to keep order among colleagues who are vying to take her job. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Jacob Rees-Mogg

MoD criticised over £500m cost of storing obsolete submarines

Failure puts UK’s reputation as responsible nuclear power at risk, auditors sayStorage of obsolete nuclear submarines has cost the UK taxpayer £500m because of “dismal” failings in the government’s nuclear decommissioning programme, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has found.The Ministry of Defence has twice as many submarines in storage as it does in service and has not disposed of any of the 20 vessels decommissioned since 1980, the National Audit Office (NAO) said. Continue reading...
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White House sees 'headway' on U.S.-China trade ahead of new talks this week

The United States and China "expect to make more headway" in trade talks this week, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday as the top U.S. business lobbying group said differences over an enforcement mechanism and the removal of U.S. tariffs were still obstacles to a deal. "We expect to make more headway. Kudlow, who directs the White House National Economic Council, acknowledged that there are still issues to be resolved, and the Trump administration will focus heavily on w...
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Woman Allegedly Carrying Malware Charged With Lying To Enter Mar-A-Lago

A Chinese woman allegedly carrying two passports and a thumb drive full of malware has been charged with lying to a federal official and trespassing over a supposed Saturday attempt to enter Mar-a-Lago while Trump was visiting South Florida. Prosecutors in South Florida allege Yujing Zhang lied to a Secret Service agent to access Mar-a-Lago, claiming after her arrest that she had flown from Shanghai to “speak with a member of the President’s family about Chinese and American foreign economic ...
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Democrats mock Trump over healthcare delay, prepare for 2020 battle

Trump in recent days had pledged to use court action to end Obamacare, the signature law of his Democratic predecessor President Barack Obama, and said his Republican Party would over the next few months push for a better healthcare plan at lower cost for most Americans. In a series of late-night posts on Twitter on Monday Trump did just that, saying there would be no vote on any healthcare legislation until after next year's election. Democrats gleefully jumped on the delay, saying it showed ...
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Trump again misstates where his father was born: It was New York, not Germany

Fred Trump is of German descent, and his father was a German immigrant. But Fred Trump was born in New York. As The Washington Post detailed shortly after Donald Trump's election.
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Smollett Conspiracy Theories Target George Soros

Nuccio DiNuzzo/GettyThis story originally appeared in Right Richter, a newsletter by Will Sommer. Subscribe now to see what's happening in right-wing media from the safety of your inbox.A couple dozen protesters gathered in Chicago yesterday to demonstrate against the decision to drop charges against former Empire actor Jussie Smollett for his alleged hate crime hoax. But amid the signs criticizing Smollett and prosecutor Kim Foxx, there was one surprising name that drew protesters’ ire: bil...
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White House sees 'headway' on U.S.-China trade ahead of new talks this week

The United States and China "expect to make more headway" in trade talks this week, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday as the top U.S. business lobbying group said differences over an enforcement mechanism and the removal of U.S. tariffs were still obstacles to a deal.
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House Oversight Committee Authorizes Subpoena In Security Clearance Probe

Ex-White House personnel security director Carl Kline will have to answer to congressional questions.
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Trump Waiting on Possible Border Closure

A spokesman said the White House is now considering a number of options short of a full border closure, such as shutting down certain entry ports or parts of all of them.
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Trump says NATO countries' burden-sharing improving, wants more

Trump used a well-worn script about burden-sharing with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in talks at the White House. The meeting came a day before NATO foreign ministers sit down in Washington for what is expected to be a session dominated by concerns about Russia. Trump, who has ruffled feathers among European allies by repeatedly saying that NATO nations needed to pay more and ease the burden on the United States, said his tactics have paid off.
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White House spokesperson calls Puerto Rico 'that country' twice. It's not a country.

White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley was on MSNBC defending the Trump administration's response to Hurricane Maria disaster relief in Puerto Rico.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump softens rhetoric on closing border, suggests Mexico is helping to stop illegal crossings

The White House says closing the border is still an option but suggests it has no timeline despite earlier assertions it could happen this week.
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Trump Says Closing the Border May Be Necessary Despite Economic Cost

President Trump said Tuesday that the economic cost of closing the southern border would be worth bearing for the security such a move would provide the U.S.National security is “more important than trade,” and “the border’s going to be closed 100 percent” if neither Congress nor Mexico steps up with a solution to the flood of migrants from Central America hoping to reach the U.S., Trump said at the White House.“Border Patrol has done an incredible job, but the system is absolutely maxed out, an...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Canada, Democrats, United States, Border Patrol, Central America, Trump, Sanders, Commerce Department, U S National, Sarah Huckabee Sanders

White House adviser contradicts Trump on border plan

A top White House adviser indicated Tuesday afternoon that the administration might try to find a way to keep goods moving across the US-Mexico border -- just before President Donald Trump told reporters that he remains "totally prepared" to follow through on his threat to shut down all traffic over undocumented immigration.
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Major League Baseball and the Trump Administration’s Common Approach to Labor Issues

A league department aimed at improving teams’ performance in salary arbitration appears markedly similar to a White House working group designed to make union negotiations “more efficient.”
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LA leaders call for Hotel Bel Air, Beverly Hills Hotel boycott over Brunei’s anti-gay measures

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin and Councilman Paul Koretz called Tuesday for a boycott of the Hotel Bel-Air and the Beverly Hills Hotel owned by the government of Brunei for anti-gay measures in the tiny kingdom making homosexual sex and adultery punishable by death. Koretz also announced he is introducing a City Council resolution opposed to Brunei’s policies. “This is as barbaric as anything that has happened in hundreds of years. We can’t abide by it and we have some l...
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Oversight Okays Subpoena To Former White House Security Clearance Official

The House Oversight Committee voted on Tuesday to subpoena a Trump Administration official who allegedly retaliated against a whistleblower who raised concerns about the decision to overturn approximately 25 security clearance denials for officials and contractors. The subpoena — among the first issued under the new Democratic majority in the House — will go to former White House personnel security office director Carl Kline, who left for the Defense Department in January 2019. Cummings has s...
Tags: News, White House, House, Jordan, Defense Department, Trump, Jim Jordan, Cummings, Mohammad Bin Salman, Kline, Newbold, Kushner, House Oversight Committee, Trump Administration, Jared Kushner, Security Clearances

White House whistleblower testimony prompts Dems to subpoena Trump official over security clearances

White House officials received clearances despite problems with background checks. The group appears to include Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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After GOP resists, Trump defers push for health plan to replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned President Donald Trump to hold off action in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act, telling him to instead take it on the road as a 2020 campaign issue. The two spoke Monday ahead of Trump’s evening tweets suggesting he had moved off his push for […]
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McConnell Throws Cold Water On Trump’s Grand O’Care Replacement Plans

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) put the kibosh on the Senate considering a comprehensive health care overhaul, after President Trump had promised an Obamacare replacement “far better” than the law Republicans failed to repeal in 2017. McConnell told reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill that he had spoken to Trump Monday about his plans, after he was asked if he and the President were in different places on replacing the Affordable Care Act. “Not any longer,” McConnell said, answeri...
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Senate Dems Block GOP Effort To Shorten Trump Nominee Debate Time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats blocked a GOP attempt on Tuesday to change Senate rules to limit debate time on most of President Donald Trump’s nominees to just a couple of hours. The party-line vote is another step toward a potential power play by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is considering ramming the rules change through later this week using an arcane parliamentary maneuver. The proposed rules change would limit debate on most nominees to two hours instead of the 30 hour...
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House Oversight Dems OK Subpoenas For Census Citizenship Question Probe

By a 23-14 vote, the House Oversight Committee authorized several subpoenas related to its investigation into the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The vote is an escalation of the showdown between the Trump administration and House Democrats over a key voting rights issue. “The Trump administration is stonewalling and has left the committee no choice but obtain this information by compulsory process,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said at the...
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Trump pulls back from threat to close border this week

By JILL COLVIN and COLLEEN LONG WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s taking a wait-and-see approach on his threat to close the southern border as soon as this week. His administration is grappling with a surge of Central American migrants trying to enter the U.S., and Trump said last week he’d seal the border in the coming days if Mexico did not immediately halt all illegal immigration into the U.S. A closure would have enormous economic consequences on both sides of the border,...
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Second Democratic Debate, Hosted by CNN, to Be Held July 30-31 in Detroit

WASHINGTON — The second Democratic presidential primary debate will be held on July 30 and July 31 in Detroit, with the exact venue to be announced. CNN will broadcast the event across platforms, including CNN International and CNN en Espanol. The Democratic National Committee announced last week that the first Democratic debate would be held […]
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