New Mattis Statement Stops Juuuuust Short of Saying Everything Trump Did This Week Was a Bad Idea

  1. New Mattis Statement Stops Juuuuust Short of Saying Everything Trump Did This Week Was a Bad Idea  Slate Magazine
  2. US releases $200 million in defensive aid to Ukraine as Moscow seeks better ties  CNN
  3. Putin Says Trump Is Considering Allowing Separatist Ukrainian Territories to Vote on Their Future, Report Claims  Newsweek
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Democrats are searching high and low for dirt on Trump's Supreme Court pick — and they're coming up short

  1. Democrats are searching high and low for dirt on Trump’s Supreme Court pick — and they’re coming up short  Business Insider
  2. Russian firm in election meddling case cites Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh in bid to drop charges  CNBC
  3. The world’s richest countries are the top buyers of goods at risk of being made by slaves  Quartz
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Netflix Falls Short of Q2 Subscriber Expectations Worldwide, Stock Dives

  1. Netflix Falls Short of Q2 Subscriber Expectations Worldwide, Stock Dives  Variety
  2. Netflix added 5 million customers, but Wall Street is panicking  CNNMoney
  3. Netflix, Inc. Misjudged Subscriber Additions in the Second Quarter  Motley Fool
  4. Netflix stock slammed after second-quarter subscriber numbers and revenue fall short  MarketWatch
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Line snakes 'half way around' Short Pump Town Center for Build-A-Bear's 'Pay Your Age' deal

  1. Line snakes ‘half way around’ Short Pump Town Center for Build-A-Bear’s ‘Pay Your Age’ deal  wtvr.com
  2. Build-A-Bear ends ‘Pay Your Age’ promotion, closes lines due to ‘safety concerns’  ABC15 Arizona
  3. Build-a-Bear’s ‘Pay Your Age’ single-day sale ends shortly after it began  The Tennessean
  4. Live updates from Build A Bear Pay Your Age Day as hundreds queue for bargains  WalesOnline
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Pompeo Caught Between Trump's Short Fuse and Kim's Intransigence

  1. Pompeo Caught Between Trump’s Short Fuse and Kim’s Intransigence  Bloomberg
  2. Would Trump accept North Korea as a nuclear power?  The Hill
  3. Mike Pompeo downplays North Korea’s ‘gangster’ comment, cites progress on nukes  USA TODAY
  4. What now? Pompeo exits North Korea emptyhanded, leaving US with three options — all of them bad  Fox News
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Iran nuclear deal in doubt as world powers fall short on Tehran's demands

Iran nuclear deal in doubt as world powers fall short on Tehran's demandsThe Iran nuclear deal looked in doubt on Friday as European powers failed to convince Tehran that they would be able to fully compensate for economic losses caused by the US’s exit. The signatories to the landmark accord met for the first time since Donald Trump, the US president, withdrew in May to discuss how they could salvage the deal in the face of a reimposition of US sanctions. The 2015 deal saw the lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Republic in return for curbs on its nuclear programme verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Washington has since told allies they must stop buying the OPEC producer’s oil from November 4 or face financial consequences. The other signatories — Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia — have vowed to stay in the accord but appear powerless to stop their companies pulling out of Iran for fear of US penalties. Protesters in the Iranian capital swarmed its historic Grand Bazaar on Monday, news agencies reported, and forced shopkeepers to close their stalls in apparent anger over the Islamic Republic’s troubled economy Credit: AP Since Mr Trump’s announcement, Iran’s currency has plummeted and prices have risen dramatically, sending thousands out on the street in protest. Germany’s foreign minister said that world powers would not be able to make up for companies leaving Iran, but warned Tehran that abandoning its nuclear deal would cause more harm to its already ailing economy. “We will not be able to compensate for everything that arises from companies pulling out of Iran,” Heiko Maas said. The pillars of the European Union’s strategy are European Investment Bank lending – a special measure to shield EU companies from US secondary sanctions – and a Commission proposal that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran’s central bank to avoid US penalties. President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran Credit: AP Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, told French President Emmanuel Macron in a phone call before the summit that the package fell short of their demands. Tehran has already warned it is ready to resume uranium enrichment to 20 percent – above the level permitted in the deal – “within days” if the agreement falls apart. The country’s all-powerful Revolutionary Guards meanwhile has also said that they may block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz in response to US calls to ban all Iranian oil exports. European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini leaves after a Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) ministerial meeting on the Iran nuclear deal on July 6, 2018 in Vienna, Austria Credit: AFP Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief who is chairing the summit, said the signatories had agreed to continue talking, including on economic measures. European diplomats, however, privately questioned whether they could do enough to keep Tehran onboard. “We’ve made some progress, including on safeguarding some crude (oil) sales, but it’s unlikely to meet Iranian expectations,” said one senior official.


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Supreme Court nominee short list features candidates President Trump likes for different reasons

As President Trump approaches Monday’s announcement of his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, aides and advisers say the president is weighing different factors for different candidates. Perhaps the biggest factor: The degree of difficulty for Senate confirmation of Trump’s choice.

     

 

 


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Democrat senator stops short of joining 'Abolish ICE' movement, calls for comprehensive reform

  1. Democrat senator stops short of joining ‘Abolish ICE’ movement, calls for comprehensive reform  ABC News
  2. President Trump Interview With Maria Bartiromo: Dems Talk Of ICE Elimination Will Hurt Them In Mid-Terms  Deadline
  3. Malkin: ICE protesters would open floodgates  Boston Herald
  4. 2020 Insight: Dem prospects call for abolishing ICE; Harris ‘not ruling it out’; Warren sounds like a candidate  CNN
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