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Trump’s short list for national security adviser includes no household names

“President Trump has narrowed his list of candidates to replace John Bolton as national security adviser to five names, he said Tuesday” writes September At Pm for washingtonpost.com. Ricky Waddell, the assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who also has served as deputy national security adviser; ● Retired Army Lt.That is by design, administration officials said, and is likely to solidify Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s role as the most influential Trump adviser.The candidates Trump listed are all seasoned national security professionals with much lower profiles…

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Drone Attack Boils Oil Price to Scorch Stock Market Monday

“An oil price scare will accelerate selling here, in particular for companies such as Uber that have benefited from cheap gasoline prices recently” reports ccn.com. Geopolitical uncertainty tends to cause investors to buy safe haven plays such as treasury bonds and gold along with bidding up the oil price.Still, the oil price could spike, particularly if the Saudis can’t get supply equaling 5% of the global picture back online soon.Richard Mallinson, an Energy Aspects analyst, suggested that Monday’s oil price reaction will be muted.Meanwhile, the global oil market is still…

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Lawyers reveal — then retract — plan for more wall in AZ and CA, according to a court filing, Bloomberg reports.

“Trump administration attorneys first informed judges about the extra 20 miles just last month when it appeared there would be excess funds” writes Trends Reporter for huffpost.com. The president is now arranging to redirect $3.6 billion in Pentagon funds for border wall construction.The Supreme Court ruled in July that Trump could raid Pentagon funds to build 100 miles of fencing along the wall.The Trump administration explained in a court filing Friday that it was scrapping plans to build an additional 20 miles of border wall in Arizona and California because it…

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‘Borders mean something’: Eric Holder tells Democrats to propose ‘realistic’ immigration policies

“Holder concluded by saying he hoped the field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates would be “realistic” in their proposed policies” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Several progressive Democratic lawmakers and presidential candidates have condemned the Obama administration recently for deporting scores of illegal immigrants.Former Attorney General Eric Holder expressed concern over recent criticisms many Democrats have made of President Barack Obama’s immigration policies and warned 2020 candidates about embracing calls to decriminalize border crossings.”You served as vice president in an administration that deported 3 million people, the most ever in U.S. history,” Ramos…

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Manufacturers await government meeting to study replacing tuk-tuks with minivans

“However, he confirmed that the traffic administration has recently launched a campaign to ban tuk-tuks in main cities and streets” writes Yara El-ganiny for dailynewssegypt.com. The Egyptian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, issued a decision to replace tuk-tuks (three-wheeled vehicle) with safe, licensed vehicles, such as natural gas-powered minivans.Furthermore, he explained that the main reason which prevents the traffic administration from licensing tuk-tuks is that they are unsafe vehicles.The traffic administration is awaiting the details of the decision, date, and mechanisms of its implementation.Within the same context, the…

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Trump says he will unveil ‘middle-income’ tax plan in 2020

“At the end of 2017, Trump passed a tax overhaul passed by the Republican-led Congress” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. BALTIMORE, Md (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration would unveil a tax overhaul plan aimed at middle-income households next year, amid the 2020 presidential election.Trump has said his administration was considering potential tax cuts, seeking to play down market anxieties over a possible recession.But it’ll be very, very substantial tax cut for middle-income folks who work so hard. Source: 95kqds.com

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Trump administration backs off hold on Ukraine military aid

“A senior administration official confirmed on Thursday that the funds are now available” writes Wesley Morgan for politico.com. “This was not FMS [Foreign Military Sales].This was just security assistance,” he added.Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told POLITICO that the security assistance was released on Wednesday night.The Trump administration has lifted its hold on $250 million in military assistance to Ukraine following intense bipartisan backlash from lawmakers who argued that the funding is crucial for warding off Russian aggression in the region. Source: politico.com

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Israel was most likely responsible for the cellphone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive areas around Washington, D.C., last year, according to former U.S. government officials.

“Israel was most likely responsible for the cellphone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive areas around Washington, D.C., last year, according to former U.S. government officials” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The devices were likely used in an attempt to spy on President Trump as well as those close to the president, a former official said. The Chinese were also suspected as having placed the devices, but a former intelligence official said an analysis of the devices ruled them out. “You can often, depending upon the tradecraft…

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Huawei trying to sell 5G patents to Western buyer to get around Trump

“Though Huawei has developed its own operating system as a plan B, being cut off from the world’s most popular apps would put Huawei phones at a major disadvantage” writes Isobel Asher Hamilton for businessinsider.com. The move is designed to placate concerns in the West about Huawei’s 5G dominance, coupled with the national security concerns from the Trump administration, which argues that Huawei could act as a proxy for the Chinese government to spy.It’s offering to sell the rights to all its 5G patents in a one-time-only offer. Source: businessinsider.com

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Huawei is trying to sell all its 5G patents to a Western buyer in a bid to placate Trump and dodge national-security concerns

“Although Huawei has developed its own operating system as a plan B, being cut off from the world’s most popula apps would put Huawei phones at a major disadvantage” writes Isobel Asher Hamilton for businessinsider.com. It’s offering to sell the rights to all its 5G patents in a one-time-only offer.The move is designed to placate concerns in the West about Huawei’s 5G dominance, coupled with the national security concerns from the Trump administration, which claims that Huawei acts as a proxy for the Chinese government to spy. Source: businessinsider.com

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