NATO Allies Prepare to Push Back at Trump (but Not Too Much)

NATO Allies Prepare to Push Back at Trump (however Not Too Much)

Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House, mentioned that the Europeans ought to reply by telling Mr. Trump that “NATO is a success story, with increased military spending across the board and two new commands.” But one other worry, he and others mentioned, is that Mr. Trump will search to cut price — “to conflate trade […]

DealBook Briefing: Breast-Feeding Could Have Kicked Off Another Trade War

DealBook Briefing: Breast-Feeding Could Have Kicked Off Another Trade War

____________________________ Photo A Xiaomi retailer in Beijing. Credit Wang Zhao/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Xiaomi’s buying and selling hunch spells hassle for China’s tech giants The smartphone maker went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as we speak. It didn’t go effectively. The shares fell about 4 percent, even because the broader market rose. […]

Trump to Name Supreme Court Nominee: What to Watch

Trump to Name Supreme Court Nominee: What to Watch

Judge Hardiman was additionally, together with Judge Kethledge, considered one of two finalists Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the bulk chief, not too long ago recommended to Mr. Trump and the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, arguing that they posed the least danger of a affirmation failure. Mr. McConnell noticed drawbacks within the […]

Government Work Done, Tax Policy Writers Decamp to Lobbying Jobs

Government Work Done, Tax Policy Writers Decamp to Lobbying Jobs

Staff members on committees in Congress have additionally moved on. Perhaps probably the most high-profile departure this 12 months was Mark Prater, the longtime tax counsel of the Senate Finance Committee who joined the tax advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in June. In May, Brendan Dunn, the coverage adviser and counsel to the Senate majority chief Mitch […]

Opinion

Opinion

I can scent Donald Trump’s concern from right here. His panic. His nervousness. And but, I don’t have a full image of what’s inflicting it. The solely individuals who know what has been found within the Russian election meddling probe are Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his crew, and so they aren’t speaking. But President […]

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Opinion

But NATO shouldn’t be a golf membership, and cash, the one factor Mr. Trump prizes, is only one, slim measure of the prices and advantages of belonging. This president has proven no understanding of the facility of partnership, and the reciprocal nature of its bonds, in an alliance that stands for one thing far greater […]

Trump Giving a Fresh Look to Thomas Hardiman for Supreme Court

Trump Giving a Fresh Look to Thomas Hardiman for Supreme Court

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Trump is expressing recent curiosity in Judge Thomas M. Hardiman, the runner-up for last year’s Supreme Court vacancy, as he pushes his choice on a substitute for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy into the ultimate hours earlier than his self-imposed deadline of Monday evening, three folks near the method mentioned. All […]

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Opinion

Remember, too, the boundaries of the courtroom’s energy. On some huge points, the courtroom just isn’t imposing right-wing insurance policies on your entire nation. It is as an alternative refusing to ban state-based right-wing insurance policies — like abortion restrictions and partisan gerrymandering — that progressives contemplate unconstitutional. (And, by the way in which, the […]

Yet Another Book Takes on Impeachment: This Time, the Case Against

Yet Another Book Takes on Impeachment: This Time, the Case Against

Alan Dershowitz has had a prolific publishing profession: Over the previous 36 years, the authorized scholar and frequent tv commentator has written 37 books, on the breakneck tempo of roughly a e-book a 12 months. But even by his requirements, his most up-to-date e-book, “The Case Against Impeaching Trump,” was a lightning-fast turnaround: He delivered […]

McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options

McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican chief, informed President Trump this previous week that Judges Raymond M. Kethledge and Thomas M. Hardiman offered the fewest apparent obstacles to being confirmed to switch Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the Supreme Court, in keeping with Republican officers briefed on the dialog. While cautious to not immediately make the […]