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The “Trade Deal”: A Pathetic Parody, Credibility Squandered

The “Trade Deal”: A Pathetic Parody, Credibility Squandered Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Anyone who thinks this bogus “deal” has resolved any of the issues or uncertainties deserves to be fired immediately. Here’s a late-night TV parody of a trade deal: The agreement won’t be signed by both parties, though each might sign their own version of it, and the terms of the deal will never ever be revealed to the public, which includes everyone doing any business in the nations doing the “deal.” How is this “deal” not a pathetic parody of a real deal? A real deal is signed by both parties and is made public, so the business community can make informed decisions. The leaders who sign the agreement have to sell their respective nations on the benefits of the deal and explain the horse-trading that is part and parcel of any voluntary agreement. But nope, this “deal” has none of that. If the “deal” is so great, why is it secret? Anyone claiming a deal so odious or empty that it can’t be revealed to the electorate has destroyed whatever credibility they had left after 18 months of teases and promises. Put yourself in the shoes of a soybean farmer. Are you going to plant another 1,000 acres of soybeans because now that the “deal” is done, you can be absolutely confident that your entire harvest...

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Dem Rep: Cenk Uygur ‘Should Be Given a Chance’

Rep. Ro Khanna (D., Calif.) said on Friday that Cenk Uygur “should be given a chance” in his race for a California congressional seat despite despite a record littered with offensive remarks about women. “The important thing is for him to unequivocally, clearly condemn any of those past statements and say that they were wrong and that he has moved on and understood why they were wrong,” Khanna said. “I do think he has done that, and if people acknowledge their mistakes, acknowledge when they have said something that is offensive or hurtful, I do think they should be given a chance to still participate.” Recent Stories in Politics Sanders Retracts Controversial California Endorsement After Backlash Dem Rep: Cenk Uygur ‘Should Be Given a Chance’ Dem Rep: Trump Could Be Prosecuted in the Future Uygur apologized in 2017 for his offensive writings after he was ousted from the leadership of Justice Democrats, a far-left PAC he cofounded. The writings included his sexual expectations of the women he dated, and sentences like, “I’d much rather go out with a slut than a prude” and “If I haven’t felt your tits by then, things are not about to last much longer.” Uygur excused the writing, saying he was “still a conservative who thought that stuff was politically incorrect and edgy.” Khanna added that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) endorsed Uygur because...

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Dem Rep: Trump Could Be Prosecuted in the Future

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D., Md.) said on Friday that President Donald Trump has committed at least one crime and could be prosecuted in the future. “There was, perhaps, multiple crimes committed by this president,” Raskin told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. He added that the impeachment report includes “lots of factual evidence that could lead to prosecution of the president later.” Recent Stories in Politics Dem Rep: Trump Could Be Prosecuted in the Future Taylor Swift Calls Out George Soros in Award Speech Georgia Democrat Called Out for Sharing Doctored HuffPost Headline Blitzer and Raskin also discussed the Republican defenses of President Trump during the impeachment process. “The articles of impeachment cite high crimes and misdemeanors committed by the president. The Republicans argue, unlike Nixon and Bill Clinton, there was no actual crime committed by this president,” Blitzer said. “The Republicans seem to be suggesting that there needs to be a statutory crime and prosecution before there’s a constitutional crime and impeachment,” Raskin said. “That is not at all the intent of the Framers and that’s not what has happened before. Bill Clinton had not been prosecuted before. Richard Nixon hadn’t been prosecuted before.” The Democrat said that constitutional offenses are separate from crimes and argued that abuse of power and obstruction of Congress violate the Constitution. During President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, Republicans charged that Clinton had committed and suborned perjury regarding...

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Taylor Swift Calls Out George Soros in Award Speech

Pop singer Taylor Swift called out billionaire investor George Soros in a Thursday speech, saying the Democratic megadonor and his family bankrolled the exploitation of her music. Swift’s attack came amid a public feud with music executive Scooter Braun. She said Soros’s financial backing of Braun’s purchase of the rights to her music catalog “enabled” Braun to mistreat her. Braun has cited those rights to block Swift from performing her own songs. Recent Stories in Politics Dem Rep: Trump Could Be Prosecuted in the Future Taylor Swift Calls Out George Soros in Award Speech Georgia Democrat Called Out for Sharing Doctored HuffPost Headline “The fact is that private equity enabled this man to think, according to his own social media post, that he could ‘buy me.’ But I’m obviously not going willingly,” Swift said while accepting the Woman of the Decade award at Billboard’s “Women in Music” event. “After I was denied the chance to purchase my music outright, my entire catalog was sold to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings in a deal that I’m told was funded by the Soros family, 23 Capital, and the Carlyle Group,” Swift said. “Yet to this day, none of these investors have bothered to contact me or my team directly to perform their due diligence on their investment, on their investment in me. To ask how I might feel about the new owner of my art,...

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Joy Behar: Biden Needs to ‘Get Tough,’ Go After Ivanka

https://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/04/Joy-Behar.jpgOn Friday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View,” co-host Joy Behar said 2020 presidential candidate and former Vice president Joe Biden needs to “get tough” and address the Hunter Biden Ukraine business ties by attacking President Donald Trump’s...

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