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by McRocket at Jun 22, 2018
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'General Motors Co (GM.N) is going ahead with its plan to manufacture the new Chevrolet Blazer SUV in Mexico, a spokesman for the automaker said on Thursday, despite criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump over making vehicles abroad.

Trump has been pressing automakers to build more vehicles in the United States under efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

“We remain committed to working with the administration on a modernized NAFTA,” GM spokesman Pat Morrissey said, adding the decision was made years ago.

Trump has previously criticized GM for building vehicles in Mexico for sale in the United States.

The United Auto Workers union called the decision disappointing. “This is all happening while UAW-GM workers here in the U.S. are laid off and unemployed,” the union said in a statement.'

GM to build Chevrolet Blazer in Mexico


So much for the Trump touch.
by yiostheoy at Jun 22, 2018
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In an incredible cross-coalition vote by the Justices on the SCOTUS, sales tax is now allowed on virtually all internet sales.

Kennedy, a swing voter, and Ginsberg, and activist voter, combined with Gorsuch, who has a previous pro-state pro-Colorado history on this issue, together with two unlikely allies who are both strict constructionist -- Alito and Thomas. Essentially, Alito and Tomas voted that since the Congress had been unable for the past 25 years to settle this issue legislatively, they would join Kennedy, Ginsberg, and Gorsuch in legislating it now.

On the other hand, ironically, the 3 classic activist justices all voted against this activist ruling -- Kagan, Sotomayor, and Breyer. Chief Justice Roberts stayed true to his colors of strict constructionism and voted against it as well.

What a surprise mix of votes.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/17-494_j4el.pdf
by evenflow1969 at Jun 21, 2018
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Mark Meadows blows up on Ryan over Immigration bills missing key parts but fails to name parts! I am whole heartedly against moving bills to fast as they tend to have unforseen consequences, but why not name the problems publicly? I do not get this!
by McRocket at Jun 20, 2018
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'President Donald Trump said Wednesday he plans to sign an executive action designed to keep families together during detention on the U.S.-Mexico border.

"I'll be signing something in a little while that's going to do that," he told reporters during a White House event after saying he wanted families to be kept together. "I'll be doing something that's somewhat pre-emptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation I'm sure."

The action is expected to allow families to be housed together even while adults in the family are being detained or prosecuted for crossing the U.S. border illegally or for seeking asylum at the border outside of a designated border entry point.'

Trump says he's going to sign a measure to keep migrant families together


Excellent.

First - great news for those poor children.
Second - it's great to see Trump cave like the big, fat, bone-spurred, thin-skinned wimp that he is. He could have done this days ago - but instead he tried to blame others.
Now he sees NO ONE who is sane (including those in his own party) is with him on his policy.
So he caved.

Fabulous.

Trumpbots? Let the spinning begin....
by McRocket at Jun 19, 2018
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'The Senate voted Monday night to reinstate the U.S. ban on Chinese telecom giant ZTE, which has violated American sanctions and was labeled as a national security threat by the Pentagon.

Why it matters: The Senate's rejection is a strong rebuke, by lawmakers from both parties, of the Trump administration's decision to resurrect ZTE.

Joint Statement, from Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Marco Rubio (R-FL):

“We’re heartened that both parties made it clear that protecting American jobs and national security must come first when making deals with countries like China, which has a history of having little regard for either. It is vital that our colleagues in the House keep this bipartisan provision in the bill as it heads towards a conference.”'

Senate rejects Trump's ZTE deal


Thoughts?