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Trump Admin Bans U.S. Investors From Dealing With Over 30 Chinese Companies

In what seems to be his first major foreign policy move since losing the 2020 electoral race to Joe Biden, Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday barring American investors from holding shares in companies with suspected ties to the Chinese military. 

The Key Takeaways From the Times’ Trump Tax-Return Investigation

On Sunday, the New York Times published a massive investigation into President Trump’s tax returns, revealing years of aggressive write-offs, tax avoidance, and staggering losses. The report comes at an inopportune time for a president facing an uphill reelection battle and a potential investigation for tax fraud by the Manhattan district attorney. It won’t be the last one, either: the Times notes that the report just “offers an overview of [their] findings; additional articles will be published in the coming weeks.” Continue reading The Key Takeaways From the Times’ Trump Tax-Return Investigation

Why Leaving the WHO Could Be Disastrous for the U.S. and the World

On Friday, President Trump announced that the U.S. would immediately terminate its “relationship with the World Health Organization”—the culmination of a threat that the administration issued a month earlier. It’s a decision, experts warn, that could have dire repercussions on efforts to keep people safe from the coronavirus pandemic and other global public health threats. Continue reading Why Leaving the WHO Could Be Disastrous for the U.S. and the World

Ethics experts say their ‘fear has been realized’ as Trump faces one of his most consequential conflicts of interest yet

Ethics experts fear that the week-long standoff at a Panamanian hotel between ownership and the Trump Organization just presented one of the most consequential conflicts of interest yet for President Donald Trump. Continue reading Ethics experts say their ‘fear has been realized’ as Trump faces one of his most consequential conflicts of interest yet

Trump administration hopes to privatize ISS after 2024

If the US government plans to stop funding the International Space Stationat the end of 2024, there’s a big question: what happens next? Hand the keys over to the private sector, apparently. The Washington Post has obtained a NASA document outlining a plan to privatize the ISS as part of a Trump administration budge request. The plan would request funding (starting with $150 million in fiscal 2019) to foster “commercial entities and capabilities” that could fill the ISS’ role, potentially including “certain elements or capabilities” of the station itself.

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