Two individuals, both of whom have informally advised the administration on the deal in the past, said they had, for months, pushed senior officials to implement stricter enforcement mechanisms into the phase one pact before its signing. Since then, those individuals and a cohort of other traditionally hawkish China policy experts have privately called out the White House’s inability not only to get Beijing to live up to its purchasing commitments but also to leverage the deal to stop the country from engaging in malign practices such as intellectual property theft. … [Read more...] about Trump Is Under Increasing Pressure to Blow Up His China Deal Before Election Day
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An errand at a hardware store on Monday left Stacey enraged. Despite a statewide order in Texas to wear masks, no one, including the store clerks, was wearing one. And a trip to the sheriff's office to report the issue was fruitless and infuriating, she said. A sergeant brushed off her concern saying that there was nothing she could do about it. … [Read more...] about Viral obit blames Trump and Texas governor for man’s covid-19 death
The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that a fifth of all coronavirus hospitalizations could result in a surprise medical bill from an out-of-network doctor who became involved in the patient’s care. The nonpartisan foundation also projects that, on average, an American with employer-sponsored coverage would face $1,300 in costs for a coronavirus hospitalization. … [Read more...] about A Hospital Forgot to Bill Her Coronavirus Test. It Cost Her $1,980.
Hendriks had a liver biopsy when he was a teen, and, he said, “Try holding your breath with a needle through your rib cage, that’s always fun. But other than that, it’s just a pill a day and just be smart with certain things. I can’t take certain painkillers. I think the last time I had a drink, I got a hot flash straightaway and then gave it to my wife and made a coffee. It’s just one of those things I need to be careful with. ... It’s like as long as I’m managing myself, I can have a normal life.” … [Read more...] about A’s closer Liam Hendriks reveals he’s considered at-risk with liver condition