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    Trump reportedly enraged after 'do not congratulate' Putin note

    GEOBEATS |  President Trump was reportedly enraged by the leak of information that suggests he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his recent election victory despite national security personnel advising him not to. According to officials who spoke with the Washington Post, a section in Trump's briefing
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    Enraged Trump Personally Dictated Scathing Denouncement of

    LACHLAN MARKAY ASAWIN SUEBSAENG SAM STEIN |  The publication Wednesday of salacious excerpts from a new book on the Trump presidency re-opened a major fissure between the president and his former campaign CEO and chief strategist Steve Bannon. Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury appeared, on the surface, to turn Bannon from a pariah to a full-on ..
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    Donald Trump and the Rage of Rural Voters

    KEVIN DRUM |  David French is a conservative lawyer who writes for National Review. Last year he wrote scathingly about both Donald Trump and the alt-right and was rewarded with a barrage of abuse, much of the worst of it aimed at his wife and children. Yesterday he wrote not about the alt-right, but about ordinary
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    The Trump Outrage Cycle: indignation, rinse, repeat.

    F Harris |  The president's latest offensive comments are playing out in wearily predictable fashion.
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    House prices are rising again, but will brakes be applied?

    First LInks |  The Australian housing market has steadily reaccelerated since the middle of this year. House prices across most capital cities had been falling for 21 consecutive months, but finally bottomed out in around May 2019 and are now rising again.
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    How the Sino-American trade war is affecting commodity markets

    The Economist |  COMMODITY PRICES have been on a rollercoaster ride in the past few years. Spurred by Chinese demand, they reached a giddy peak in 2011. Oversupply and fears of an emerging-market slowdown led to a long decline until 2016. Then prices were starting to recover, until President Donald Trump began raising American import tariffs in 2018,
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'Very compelling argument': Apple chief Tim Cook raises Samsung concerns with Trump

Jennifer Jacobs and Mark Gurman  | 19 Aug 2019  |  Investing President Donald Trump said Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook voiced concerns about chief competitor Samsung Electronics getting an edge because its products, unlike Apple's, won't be subject to tariffs when imported by the US.


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Democrats prepare to launch investigations into Donald Trump

The Economist |  06 Dec 2019  |  News

BEFORE the mid-term election of November 6th, Elijah Cummings, a congressman from Baltimore, Maryland, swore that if Democrats flipped the House of Representatives, his party would do what Republicans have refused to, and 'conduct independent, fact-based, and credible investigations of the Trump administration.'


Donald Trump and the Rage of Rural Voters

KEVIN DRUM |  06 Dec 2019  |  News

Trump Enraged

David French is a conservative lawyer who writes for National Review. Last year he wrote scathingly about both Donald Trump and the alt-right and was rewarded with a barrage of abuse, much of the worst of it aimed at his wife and children. Yesterday he wrote not about the alt-right, but about ordinary


'Caravan' enrages Trump

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE |  06 Dec 2019  |  News

Trump Enraged

The "caravan" that has enraged Trump is an annual event organized by People Without Borders activists. This time there are 1,500 marchers, who say they fled El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras or Nicaragua because of poverty and widespread violence by criminal gangs.


“He's Sitting There Bitching and Moaning'': Inside Trumpworld

GABRIEL SHERMAN |  06 Dec 2019  |  News

But as the meeting began, Donald Trump was more enraged by a crossed red line much closer to home: the F.B.I.'s raid on his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. 'I just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys . . . it's frankly a real disgrace. It's an attack on our country in a true sense ...


How ‘residential for rent’ may change Australian housing

First LInks |  03 Dec 2019  |  Investing

In many global cities, housing demand has typically outstripped supply over the past decade with strong housing price inflation affecting affordability. There are marked changes occurring within the global housing markets with a defined long-term trend from home ownership to rental accommodation.


NATO’s Watford summit features a troublesome trio

The Economist |  03 Dec 2019  |  Investing

THE CELEBRATION of NATO's 70th birthday should have been a triumphal march. The average lifespan of collective-defence alliances over the past five centuries is just 15 years.


It’s the end of the World Trade Organisation as we know it

The Economist |  03 Dec 2019  |  Investing

'Winter is coming,' warned a Norwegian representative on November 22nd, at a meeting of the World Trade Organisation (wto). The multilateral trading system that the wto has overseen since 1995 is about to freeze up. On December 10th two of the judges on its appellate body, which hears appeals in trade disputes and authorises sanctions against rule-breakers, will retire-and an American block on new appointments means they will not be replaced. With just one judge remaining, it will no longer be able to hear new cases.


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