Republican senators went to the White House today for a lunch meeting with President Trump. On the menu was a strategy discussion about health care legislation. It came a day after their sudden, unexpected failure to pass a health care bill to replace Obamacare and even their attempt to just repeal the law. Dylan Scott, who covers health care for Vox, says Trump's inconsistency hasn't made things any easier for senators who are trying to bridge a wide partisan gap.
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This week, surrounded by American goods, President Trump kicked off his 'Made in America' week. It's part of his nationalist agenda to bring manufacturing jobs back from overseas.
But what does ‘made in America' mean today? How difficult is it to buy products made entirely in the USA? Where are products actually made in the country? We look at how big companies are moving from small towns to big cities in the digital era.
Mark Muro, Brookings Institution (@MarcMuro1)
Jonathan O'Connell, Washington Post (@OConnellPostbiz)
Louise Mozingo, University of California, Berkeley (@louise_mozingo)
Bradley Tusk, Tusk Holdings / Inc.com (@BradleyTusk)
Muro on manufacturing jobs: Trump's promise and realities of advanced manufacturing
Muro on auto slowdown flashing caution lights for manufacturing employment
O'Connell on impact on suburbs as companies relocate to big cities
Mozingo on how pastoral capitalism has reshaped the metropolitan landscape
Tusk on how the suburbs are changing, why they may never be the same
Louise A. Mozingo
A police shooting in Minnesota has shocked the local community -- and the whole country of Australia.
Australian newspapers are calling the police shooting of one if its citizens in the United States “an American nightmare”. Over the weekend, police in Minneapolis, Minnesota shot and killed an Australian yoga instructor. Justine Damond had just called 911 to report a rape. The details of the shooting are murky at best, while outrage has been growing in Minnesota. Australians are rightly outraged. Jared Goyette is a journalist in Minneapolis who is covering the shooting for the Guardian.
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Special: ‘Trump Baby’ flies over Big Ben… President Trump flies to Europe this week for meetings with NATO, the Queen and Russia’s President Putin. But the president won’t be the only Trump flying when he lands in the UK. An enormous, orange “Trump baby” balloon, complete with a diaper and cell phone is set to float just above the streets of London, for all to see. What else do British protestors have in store?
On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away. The Supreme Court may see cases involving abortion, health care and the limits of presidential power. Can Democrats use upcoming hearings to dramatize what’s at stake--before November’s elections?
Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
Family migration and the politics of incivility Separating immigrant families at the border may be something new, but the US has never extended the “Good Neighbor Policy” to Central America. Clinton and Bush discouraged newcomers, and Obama was called, “Deporter in Chief.” We’ll provide context ignored in mainstream media coverage.
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