Politics

Marco Rubio slams Trump reversal on Chinese company ZTE

Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s pledge to help Chinese technology company ZTE, saying he hopes the president will be not “backing down” via his hawkish stance on China. The Florida Republican’s criticism marks the first backlash to the president’s effort via a notable lawmaker within his own party. Trump’s reversal on ZTE, which he announced in ...

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California says pot revenue is usually coming in ‘slower than expected’

Industry observers say the state’s recreational marijuana industry is usually experiencing a choppy start due in part to licensing issues. Some legal pot shops are complaining their business is usually suffering due to competition through illegal black market dispensaries. “A lot of the illegal dispensaries are putting prices so low out the door because they are not paying taxes,” said ...

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AT&T reportedly paid Michael Cohen for guidance on Time Warner deal

AT&T paid Michael Cohen for guidance on its proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, according to company documents obtained by The Washington Post. The documents describe Cohen’s contract with the company, a relationship in which earned President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer $0,000. The telecommunications giant declined to comment on the documents to the Post. The newspaper said, however, in ...

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Former Trump aide Mason makes lobbying mark while Cohen gets headlines

“This specific administration can be much more business-friendly. They don’t come into meetings with preconceived notions along with also have active experience inside the business world,” Mason said. “the idea’s a Republican versus Democratic approach to the regulatory environment.” In 2017, with Mason as a brand new member of the firm’s public policy along with also regulation group, Holland & ...

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Trump aide dismissed McCain view, saying ‘he’s dying’: Reports

Sadler’s remarks surfaced shortly after Thomas McInerney, a guest on Fox Business Network, sparked a backlash by claiming torture methods of interrogation “worked” on McCain. “The fact is actually, is actually John McCain — the idea worked on John. of which’s why they call him ‘Songbird John,'” McInerney said on-air Thursday morning. McCain was a Navy pilot who was beaten ...

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‘I wish I had been’ inside White House ‘by Day 1’

Trump chief of staff John Kelly says in an NPR interview he has never seriously considered leaving along with also also wishes he had been a part of the White House staff by the beginning of the administration. “I wish I had been here by Day 1,” Kelly told NPR in an interview of which aired Friday. “of which first ...

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Trump embarrassed by Mueller Russia investigation: John Kelly

Jabin Botsford | The Washington Post | Getty Images White House Chief of Staff John Kelly watches as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with North Korean defectors inside Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC on Friday, Feb. 02, 2018. White House chief of staff John Kelly said which President Donald Trump is usually “embarrassed” by ...

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Read AT&T’s fact list about its deal with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Shortly after AT&T acknowledged a “big mistake” in hiring President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, the telecommunications giant released a document articulating its relationship with the president’s fixer. The memo, which was obtained by CNBC, says AT&T hired Cohen as a political consultant in addition to advisor on matters about the president although did not permit him to lobby ...

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