So far, according to three of the knowledgeable sources, the president has seemed receptive to the idea of playing hardball and walking away, and has told confidants that he’s strongly considering it. One of these individuals said Trump privately mentioned last month that it could “teach [the Chinese] a lesson,” if he were to go through with deep-sixing negotiations. However, the sources noted that the president did not tip his hand to them on which way he’d end up going, between now and the November election, and that he was still hearing a lot from pro-deal forces in his administration. … [Read more...] about Trump Is Under Increasing Pressure to Blow Up His China Deal Before Election Day
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At one point, the campaign informs the news outlet that it is pursuing “three major voter suppression operations” aimed at “idealistic white liberals, young women, and African Americans.” The word suppression here proves to be hyperbolic — the operations are really just covert, targeted ad campaigns waged over social media. Among other things, the campaign has worked to put videos of Hillary Clinton referring to certain black men as “superpredators” into the Facebook feeds of unreliable African-American voters in Florida. … [Read more...] about Trump TV May Have Already Cornered Its Audience: ‘The Future of the GOP’
If Golden State can do all of that, I think it’ll have enough scoring and depth to be a legitimate title contender. It should help that a number of teams are going to be in cost-cutting mode. Though the Warriors are in line to stare down a large luxury-tax bill next season, I expect majority owner Joe Lacob to spend whatever he needs to ensure that his team capitalizes on what’s left of Curry’s prime. … [Read more...] about Warriors mailbag: What’s Golden State’s best-case scenario this offseason?
Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanOvernight Defense: Pompeo pressed on move to pull troops from Germany | Panel abruptly scraps confirmation hearing | Trump meets family of slain soldier Pompeo, lawmakers tangle over Germany troop withdrawal Senate report says Russian oligarchs evading U.S. sanctions through big-ticket art purchases MORE (R-Ohio) separately told reporters that he was "working behind the scenes, including now with some Democrats, on trying to get something done on UI [unemployment insurance], whether it's a return to work bonus or something else." … [Read more...] about Senators holding behind-the-scenes talks on breaking coronavirus package stalemate
They’re in talks to join a pod with one to three other children in which a parent with a teaching credential could help supervise and facilitate their distance learning curriculum. Though they’d want to compensate the parent, Mohan said she’s seen some rates go for about $30-$80 an hour per child, for 5-6 hours a day. “I would probably rather just stop working at that point,” she said. … [Read more...] about ‘Pandemic pods’ present health risks, too. Experts offer safety tips for kids, parents, teachers