US Politics in Trump era Public date: 17.09.2019 01:44:11

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30 Mar 2019

Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 Puts Big Pharma First, America Second

If there’s anything Donald Trump hates more than globalist trade deals that restrict U.S. sovereignty, it’s the exorbitant cost of pharmaceuticals in this country. “The next major priority for me, and for all of us, should be to lower the cost of health care and prescription drugs,” the president said in his most recent State of the Union Address. “It is unacceptable that Americans pay vastly more than people in other countries for the exact same drugs, often made in the exact same place.”
If there’s anything Donald Trump hates more than globalist trade deals that restrict U.S. sovereignty, it’s the...

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8 Mar 2018

Local News Anchors Are Being Forced to Deliver Pro-Trump Propaganda

A family of conservative multimillionaires owns Sinclair Broadcast Group. And Sinclair Broadcast Group is on the cusp of owning enough local television stations to reach 70 percent of American households. Every news station under Sinclair’s umbrella is required to syndicate commentary that comports with its owners’ ideological views.
A family of conservative multimillionaires owns Sinclair Broadcast Group. And Sinclair Broadcast Group is on the cusp of...

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15 Jul 2017

Secretary of State Gives Up on Diplomacy, Berates White House

A few months ago, Rex Tillerson was the chief executive of the world’s largest oil company — which is to say, he was the authoritarian ruler of a private empire powerful enough to bend nation-states to its will. Now, he finds himself widely derided as the least influential secretary of State in modern memory — one who appears to be a subordinate of a 36-year-old  trust-fund dilettante who bought his way into Harvard, and married himself into power. Jared Kushner has (reportedly) undermined  Tillerson’s attempts to shape foreign policy, while the White House won’t let him staff his department with anyone but pro-Trump sycophants.
A few months ago, Rex Tillerson was the chief executive of the world’s largest oil company — which is to say, he was...
7 Jul 2017

White House Warns CNN That Critical Coverage Could Cost Time Warner Its Merger

The Trump administration is now openly threatening to use the Justice Department as a tool for punishing critical speech. White House advisers have discussed a potential point of leverage over their adversary, a senior administration official said: a pending merger between CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, and AT&T. Mr. Trump’s Justice Department will decide whether to approve the merger, and while analysts say there is little to stop the deal from moving forward, the president’s animus toward CNN remains a wild card. [my emphasis]
The Trump administration is now openly threatening to use the Justice Department as a tool for punishing critical...

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29 Mar 2017

The White House Asked for Veto Power Over Sally Yates’s Testimony at Russia Hearing

Sally Yates’s tenure as the Trump administration’s acting attorney  general was short-lived but eventful. A holdover from the Obama Justice Department, Yates didn’t make it two weeks before she was dismissed for refusing to defend Trump’s first travel ban. But before she departed, she warned White House counsel Donald McGahn that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had misled his superiors about his preelection conversation with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Weeks later, word of that warning leaked to the press — and Flynn promptly resigned.
Sally Yates’s tenure as the Trump administration’s acting attorney  general was short-lived but eventful. A...

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