Trade War Watch: Trump’s Not Letting Up on Europe’s 10 Percent Solution

The past week has seen a flurry of trade trade announcements — none of them particularly promising for the United States. After a brief moment where President Donald Trump’s tariff threats seemed to have a positive impact on the European Union, Germany threw new support behind China as the People’s Republic issued a stunningly large 40-percent […]

New investigation says partner in Trump’s Toronto hotel raised financing after sending $100 million to a Putin-controlled bank

Mike Cassese/Reuters FT: Trump’s business partner on the Trump Toronto tower paid a $ 100 million commission to a middleman with Kremlin links to help facilitate the sale of a stake in a Russian steel mill. The stake was sold for $ 850 million and some of that money may have gone to the Trump […]

Trump’s former top aide Hope Hicks is reportedly looking for a new job in New York

J. Scott Applewhite/AP Hope Hicks has reportedly been speaking to prospective employers in New York City. She resigned as White House communications director in February. Rumors had been swirling that she could return to the White House after her time off. Hope Hicks is reportedly looking for a new job in New York City, casting […]

Asian markets are sinking after the latest salvo in Trump’s trade war with China

The US government has released a list of $ US200 billion worth of Chinese goods that will be subject to new 10% tariffs. The news has not gone down well in Asian financial markets, especially in China. Stock futures point to losses, steep in some instances, in European and US markets when trade resumes later […]

Thomas Hardiman, one of Trump’s Supreme Court finalists, lost out on the nomination twice in a row

AP Photo/Cliff Owen Thomas Hardiman, the Third Circuit US Court of Appeals judge who was among President Donald Trump’s top picks to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, lost to Brett Kavanaugh on Monday. Trump announced he would nominate Kavanaugh, nearly two weeks after Kennedy said he was preparing to leave the bench. Hardiman was […]

Federal judge rejects Trump’s request to allow long-term detention of immigrant kids

Getty Images/Spencer Platt A federal judge rejected the Trump administration’s request to allow long-term detention of illegal immigrant children. Judge Dolly Gee turned down a US Justice Department motion to modify a 1997 settlement to allow the government to keep underage migrants in detention alongside their parents. The government asked to suspend a requirement that […]

Trump’s legal team is now in open combat with Mueller over the Russia investigation

Alex Wong/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani, the man leading President Donald Trump’s legal team in the Russia investigation, drew a new line in the sand on Friday as the two sides battle over whether Trump will testify under oath. Giuliani said he wants special counsel Robert Mueller to show any evidence he may have that Trump […]

China says Trump’s tariffs ‘launched the largest trade war in economic history,’ vows to strike back

Reuters/Jason Lee The Chinese government responded quickly to the as President Donald Trump’s tariffs went into effect at midnight ET on Friday. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce called the tariffs “typical trade bullying” and said Trump “launched the largest trade war in economic history.” China also promised that it would respond with trade restrictions of […]