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Chuck Schumer just poked a huge hole in Trump’s logic in the government shutdown fight

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Donald Trump is demanding Democrats agree to incorporate $5 billion in funding for a wall alongside the US-Mexico border. Otherwise, he stated, he could be “proud” to close down the government. But at the identical time, Trump continues to insist that Mexico pays for the border wall. …

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The ‘father of the internet’ says that Google employee backlash to its defense work was just ‘a lot of misunderstanding’

Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the web, this week defended Google’s work on Project Maven – its controversial pilot program with the Pentagon. Employee objections to the work, which concerned creating artificial-intelligence applied sciences to be used by the Defense Department, have been primarily based on a misunderstanding …

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Trump is failing to achieve one of the biggest goals of his trade war, and he only has himself to blame

Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump needed to use tariffs to assist deliver down the trade deficit with China. The US-China trade deficit hit a document excessive in the month of October. According to economists from Goldman Sachs, Trump’s tariffs on Chinese items are literally making the trade deficit worse. …

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Trump’s trade war with China is the biggest threat to the US economy in 2019, and it’s making economists the most worried they’ve been in years

Evan Vucci/AP ImagesPresident Donald Trump’s trade war is making economists extra worried than they’ve been in years. President Donald Trump’s trade war with China was the high 2019 concern cited by US economists. 85% of economists surveyed by the Wall Street Journal additionally mentioned dangers for the US economy are …

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China reportedly bought $180 million worth of US soybeans, and it’s the first concrete sign of a truce between Trump and Xi

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesFarmer John Duffy and Roger Murphy load soybeans from a grain bin onto a truck China reportedly bought greater than 500,000 tons of US soybeans, worth round $180 million. China promised to buy US soybeans as half of the preliminary deal solid by President Donald Trump and Chinese …

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Sundar Pichai says more than 100 Google employees were working on a censored China search engine at one point

Reuters/Jim Young At a House Judiciary Committee Meeting on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was grilled about whether or not the corporate will re-enter China. In August it was reported that Google was working on constructing a censored search engine for China identified internally as Dragonfly. Pichai’s reply of selection …

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A bipartisan group of former senators put together an open letter urging current lawmakers to become ‘zealous guardians’ of America’s democracy

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesPresident Donald J. Trump (L) talks with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and others following the State of the Union tackle within the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC.` A bipartisan group …

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