Layoffs from Trump tariffs are piling up. So are calls for more bailouts.

Layoffs from Trump tariffs are piling up. So are calls for more bailouts. The Washington Post 8 hrs ago Heather Long © Jeff Chiu/AP This July 9, 2018, photo shows a man adjusting prices under bottles of Jim Beam bourbon whiskey displayed at Rossi's Deli in San Francisco. China and the European Union have put tariffs on U.S. whiskey in response to President Trump's tariffs on certain foreign items. (Jeff Chiu/AP) Jane Hardy, the chief executive of a company that makes lawn-care equipment, says she had to lay off 75 employees this summer because of President Trump’s trade war. As she fights to keep her southern Indiana business going, Hardy is one of several manufacturers warning the White House that, unless they see relief from the tariffs soon, job losses will mount and factory closures are likely. Trump has repeatedly said he would protect American farmers in the trade war, last week setting aside $12 billion to help them, but he is facing pressure to extend aid to other ind.. Read More

Hillary Clinton steps up her involvement in the midterms

Hillary Clinton steps up her involvement in the midterms CNN 9 hrs ago By Dan Merica, CNN © Brad Barket/Getty Images Hillary Clinton is getting more involved in the 2018 midterms. Clinton, through her political organization Onward Together, donated the maximum of $5,000 to 19 Democratic House candidates and four secretary of state candidates in June, according to the group's filings with the Federal Election Commission. The donations represent the most concentrated midterm effort the former Democratic presidential nominee has made to date and further thrust Clinton into an election that will be the most potent judgment on Trump since he defeated her two years earlier. Eleven of the House candidates who received donations from Clinton are vying to flip districts represented by Republicans in Congress that she won in 2016. Representatives from Clinton's team and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee worked together to target which candidates Clinton should back to .. Read More

Carr Fire in California is so hot it’s creating its own weather system

Carr Fire in California is so hot it's creating its own weather system CNN 5 hrs ago By Paul Vercammen, Amir Vera and Nicole Chavez, CNN Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT First trial in Mueller probe starts Tuesday The first Mueller probe trial starts on Tuesday with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, charged with bank and tax fraud. MSNBC Report: Sexual abuse 'endemic' in aid sector A UK parliamentary report finds that sexual exploitation and abuse is "endemic" across the international aid sector, highlighting an established culture of complacency amongst leadership personnel. CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports. CNN Giuliani attacks Mueller for unnamed 'conflict' and claims 'collusion isn't a crime' President Trump's lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani tried to downplay collusion by saying it isn't a crime and attacked the special counsel on July 30. The Washington Post 1 Cancel SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO What to watch next First tr.. Read More

Iran: Trump needs to rejoin nuclear deal if he wants talks

Iran: Trump needs to rejoin nuclear deal if he wants talks Associated Press 1 hr ago By AMIR VAHDAT, Associated Press © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 4, 2015 file photo, Iranian and U.S. banknotes are on display at a currency exchange shop in downtown Tehran, Iran. Iran's currency is continuing its downward spiral as increased American sanctions loom, hitting a new low on the thriving black market exchange. The Iranian rial fell to 112,000 to the dollar on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 98,000 to $1 on Saturday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File) TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian officials reacted skeptically on Tuesday to President Donald Trump's comments that he's willing to negotiate with his Iranian counterpart, saying instead that if Trump wants talks, he needs to rejoin the international nuclear deal he unilaterally pulled out of earlier this year. Trump on Monday said he'd meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "anytime" if the Iranian leader were willing. The I.. Read More

Gay couple says they were bumped from airline seats for straight couple

Gay couple bumped from airline seats to make room for straight couple NBC News 16 hrs ago Tim Fitzsimons © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: David CooleyThe Abbey's David Cooley attends the 13th annual "The Envelope Please" Oscar viewing party at The Abbey on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. When gay businessman David Cooley boarded Alaska Airlines flight 1407 from Los Angeles to New York this past weekend, he expected to enjoy the airline's top-rated service and the amenities that accompanied his Premium Class ticket. Instead, however, he said he and his travel companion were subjected to "humiliation" instead. "I have never been so discriminated against while traveling before," Cooley, owner of iconic Los Angeles gay bar The Abbey, wrote in a public Facebook post. He said he and his travel companion were "removed" from their flight "to give preferential treatment to a straight couple." "After my traveling companion and I ha.. Read More

Supreme Court refuses to halt youth climate case

Supreme Court denies Trump admin request to halt youth climate lawsuit The Hill 7 hrs ago Timothy Cama © Provided by The Hill The Supreme Court on Monday denied the Trump administration's plea to halt proceedings in a landmark lawsuit by young people seeking stronger federal action on climate change. While rejecting the government's request to stop the discovery process of obtaining evidence and depositions, the High Court nonetheless lodged criticisms of the case, which is known in lower courts as Juliana v. United States. "The breadth of respondents' claims is striking, however, and the justiciability of those claims presents substantial grounds for difference of opinion," the justices wrote in the Monday notice, asking the District Court for the District of Oregon, where the case is pending, to consider those facts. The Justice Department turned to the Supreme Court earlier this month to halt discovery after both the Oregon court and the San Francisco-based U.S. Court.. Read More

How Trump allies shifted their defense as evidence of contacts with Russians grew

How Trump Allies Shifted Their Defense as Evidence of Contacts With Russians Grew The New York Times 8 hrs ago By MARK MAZZETTI © Andrew Harnik/Associated Press Rudolph W. Giuliani, a lawyer for President Trump, said in interviews on Monday that even if President Trump colluded with the Russians, he committed no crime. WASHINGTON — In the days after the 2016 presidential election, Donald J. Trump’s advisers had an unequivocal message about contacts between Russians and members of the campaign team: There were none. In the ensuing months, as numerous such communications were revealed, the message changed: There was no collusion with Russia’s effort to disrupt the election. On Monday, President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani consistently presented a third line of defense: Even if Mr. Trump did collude with the Russians, he committed no crime. Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter Mr. Giuliani insisted during numerous television interviews that no evidence of collusion existed, .. Read More

Analysis: Trump smokescreen fogs up what is fact or fiction

Analysis: Trump, Giuliani smokescreen fogs up what is fact, fiction CNN 3 hrs ago Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN © DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images President-elect Donald Trump meets with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club November 20, 2016 in Bedminster, New Jersey. / AFP / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images) As the second disorientating summer of President Donald Trump's presidency unfolds, it's becoming hard to work out what is real, what is smoke and what is pure fantasy. But for Trump, that is the point as he faces imminent and medium-term legal and political challenges that could have grave implications for his presidency and give him every incentive to try to make everyone look the other way. So after a weekend spent spearing special counsel Robert Mueller on Twitter, Trump, helped by his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, on Monday seeded a new cloud of obfuscation and confusion on Russia, budget brink.. Read More

Senators want investigation of immigrant abuse allegations

Senators want investigation of immigrant abuse allegations Associated Press 4 hrs ago By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press © The Associated Press FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee want federal investigators to examine charges that immigrants have suffered sexual, physical and emotional abuse at two government agencies’ detention centers. Grassley of Iowa and California’s Dianne Feinstein have written to the inspectors general of the departments of Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, that the allegations are “extremely disturbing and must be addressed. This is not a partisan issue. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) WASHINGTON — The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked federal investigators late Monday to examine allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse o.. Read More

Trial set to begin for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Trial set to begin for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort Associated Press 5 hrs ago By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press © The Associated Press FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, left, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, walks with this wife Kathleen Manafort, as they arrive at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va. Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) WASHINGTON — Two questions loom large as Paul Manafort prepares to walk into a federal courtroom Tuesday: Will Donald Trump's former campaign chairman spend what effectively could be the rest of his life in prison? Or will special counsel Robert Mueller be handed a defeat in his team's first trial since his appointment more than a year ago? Those questions will be answered by 12 jurors selected this week as Manafort's trial on tax evasion and bank fraud charges ge.. Read More