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VA staffers blasted ‘ridiculous’ meetings and questions with Trump allies in internal emails

VA staffers blasted ‘ridiculous’ meetings and questions with Trump allies in internal emails

Career officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs expressed deep frustrations over having to entertain “ridiculous” policy recommendations from a trio of influential Mar-a-Lago club members during President Donald Trump’s time in office, according to documents released by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics. A series of internal emails spanning from November 2017 to June 2018,…MORE

As disputes boil at G7, Trump softens on trade war

As disputes boil at G7, Trump softens on trade war

President Donald Trump says all is well at the Group of 7 summit, which gets underway Sunday on France’s Atlantic coast. But there is evidence of rancor behind the scenes. American officials are griping the yearly gathering is being orchestrated to isolate Trump. Trade disputes are spilling into the open, even with a new friend.…MORE

Six polls and more than 6,000 interviews show Trump’s approval dropping

Six polls and more than 6,000 interviews show Trump’s approval dropping

First things first: The theme song of the week is the ESPN’s SportsCentury. Poll of the week: A new national CNN/SSRS poll finds that President Donald Trump’s approval rating stands at 40%. His disapproval rating is 54%. His approval rating is down from late June when it was 43%. His disapproval rating is slightly up…MORE

The robots are coming for your job, too

The robots are coming for your job, too

The robots. They’re coming for your jobs. All of you. Long the prediction of futurists and philosophers, the lived reality of technology replacing human work has been a constant feature since the cotton gin, the assembly line and, more recently, the computer. What is very much up for debate in the imaginations of economists and…MORE

Trump arrives for G7 summit as global disputes threaten unity

Trump arrives for G7 summit as global disputes threaten unity

As the global economy shudders, the Middle East boils and the Amazon rainforest burns, world leaders are convening on France’s Atlantic coast for a weekend of talks few believe can solve any of it. The Group of 7 meeting comes after a volatile week that saw President Donald Trump’s behavior appear ever more erratic and…MORE

Trump’s China trade war spirals as 2020 looms

Trump’s China trade war spirals as 2020 looms

The dangerous new twist in the tariff war between the United States and China will heap ominous pressure on the global economy at a moment when it is already struggling in the undertow of their trade superpower showdown. China’s announcement of new tariffs on $75 billion in US goods, and an incandescent reaction from President…MORE

African American employee’s office at Education Department vandalized

African American employee’s office at Education Department vandalized

The office of an African American diversity change agent at the Department of Education was vandalized this week, department employees told CNN on Friday. One employee said the woman’s diploma had been knocked down and that some figurines in her office had been broken. “She had some dolls in her office that were decapitated,” the…MORE

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