Daniel Politi
Daniel Politi
Journalist in Buenos Aires. Stringer at nytimes & argusmedia. Weekend contributor at slatest.Source
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Trump, Xi Agree to Resume Trade Talks, Bringing Truce to Tariff War

Trump, Xi Agree to Resume Trade Talks, Bringing Truce to Tariff War

Global markets can breathe a sigh of relief. At least for now. President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping agreed to restart trade talks that had broken down almost two months ago. That means there won’t be an escalation in the tariff war between the two largest economies in the world that had worried financial markets, businesses and farmers. In practical terms, the agreement doesn´t actually change anything about the current situation since existing import tariffs will remain in place. But Trump said he would not impose new tariffs that he had threatened and could have...

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June 29, 2019
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Surgeon General: “This Is Going to Be the Hardest and the Saddest Week of Most Americans’ Lives”

Surgeon General: “This Is Going to Be the Hardest and the Saddest Week of Most Americans’ Lives”

Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams issued a stark warning to Americans Sunday, calling on everyone in the country to get ready for what he characterized as a national catastrophe. “This is going to be the hardest and saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly,” Adams said in an interview on Fox News Sunday. “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localized. It’s going to be happening all over the country.” Adams followed the lead of President Donald Trump, who had warned Americans Saturday that “there will be a lot of death” in the...

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April 5, 2020
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Dwayne Johnson Responds “It’d Be My Honor” to Poll Showing 46% Want Him to Run for President

Dwayne Johnson Responds “It’d Be My Honor” to Poll Showing 46% Want Him to Run for President

AdvertisementAdvertisementDwayne “The Rock” Johnson is ready to continue fueling speculation that a presidential run could be in his future. Earlier this week, would like to see the actor run for president. Johnson tweeted a link to with words recognizing that he may not be the most traditional candidate but it’s something he is keeping in the back of his mind. “Not sure our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club—but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve...

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Apr 10
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Schumer: Senate Will “Move Forward” on Marijuana Legalization Regardless of Biden’s Position

Schumer: Senate Will “Move Forward” on Marijuana Legalization Regardless of Biden’s Position

AdvertisementAdvertisementSenate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is ready to use the weight of his office to push for marijuana to be legalized across the country. After New York decided to legalize marijuana earlier this week, Schumer said he is hopeful that President Joe Biden will end up coming around on the issue. But regardless of whether that happens, “at some point we’re going to move forward, period,” the senator from New York . Schumer, who first introduced a marijuana legalization bill in 2018, said he’s working with Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of Oregon on...

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Apr 3
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Official Shows Military Scars to Protest Anti-Asian Violence: “Is This Patriot Enough?”

Official Shows Military Scars to Protest Anti-Asian Violence: “Is This Patriot Enough?”

AdvertisementAdvertisementLee Wong moved to the United States from China 51 years ago and he’s tired. Tired of people questioning his allegiance to the country because of the way he looks. And now the recent increase of anti-Asian violence pushed him to take a stand that . Wong, a township trustee in a Cincinnati suburb, decided to take off his shirt during a board meeting this week to make a point. As Wong talked about the increase in violence and discrimination against Asian-Americans during a meeting of the board of trustees in West Chester Township, Ohio, on Tuesday he slowly unbuttoned...

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Mar 27
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Minnesota Supreme Court Throws Out Rape Conviction Because Victim Chose to Get Drunk

Minnesota Supreme Court Throws Out Rape Conviction Because Victim Chose to Get Drunk

AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Minnesota Supreme Court said that a man who had sex with a woman while she was passed out on his couch can’t be convicted of rape because the woman . The ruling came in the case of Francois Momulu Khalil, a 24-year-old Minneapolis man who was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual misconduct because the victim was drunk and a jury considered she was “mentally incapacitated.” Now Khalil will be able to have a .AdvertisementThe woman, identified in court documents as J.S., met Khalil outside a bar in Minneapolis in May 2017. The woman had been denied entry...

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Mar 27
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Scramble for Beds as Number of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Custody Soars to 15,500

Scramble for Beds as Number of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Custody Soars to 15,500

AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Biden administration is struggling to find appropriate places to house unaccompanied migrant children as the surge in arrivals at the border continues. As of Saturday, the U.S. government was housing some 15,500 unaccompanied minors, . Around one-third of them, or some 5,049 teenagers and kids, are in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. That means unaccompanied minors make up more than half of the total of 9,830 immigrants of all ages who are in the custody of the border patrol, .AdvertisementThe numbers of people in the custody of the border...

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Mar 21
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Montana Senator Mocked for Appearing to Wax Nostalgic About Days of “Homegrown” Meth

Montana Senator Mocked for Appearing to Wax Nostalgic About Days of “Homegrown” Meth

AdvertisementAdvertisementSen. Steve Daines was trying to make a point. But the senator from Montana appears to have lost it and ended up sounding quite a bit nostalgic about the days when his state had its own “homegrown” methamphetamine before Mexican cartels moved in and took the market from hardworking Americans who made a drug that was less harmful. By the way he phrased it, many thought it sounded like the senator was pining for the days when meth was made within the country’s borders.Advertisement“Twenty years ago in Montana, meth was homemade. It was homegrown. And you had purity...

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Mar 27
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Feinstein Says Senate Should Analyze Filibuster Reform, Giving Big Boost to Effort

Feinstein Says Senate Should Analyze Filibuster Reform, Giving Big Boost to Effort

AdvertisementAdvertisementSen. Dianne Feinstein has long been seen as one of the big supporters of the filibuster. Now she’s making clear , providing a big boost to Democrats who want to do away with the procedure that effectively requires most legislation to receive 60 votes in order to pass the Senate. Feinstein, who has served in the Senate for nearly three decades, that the shootings in Atlanta this week are pushing her to change her mind and she could be open to changing the way the filibuster works if senators can’t come together in a bipartisan manner on gun-control legislation and...

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Mar 20
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Trump Blasts McConnell in Front of RNC Donors: “Dumb Son of a Bitch”

Trump Blasts McConnell in Front of RNC Donors: “Dumb Son of a Bitch”

AdvertisementAdvertisementFormer President Donald Trump insulted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel, deriding him as a “dumb son of a bitch” at a Republican National Committee donor retreat Saturday evening in which he called for GOP unity but also blamed party leaders for not helping him overturn the presidential election. Trump spoke in front of GOP donors and Republican leaders, including several senators, at Mar-a-Lago and seemed to suggest that Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer would have been better at fighting for Trump if they had been members of the same party. “If that...

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Apr 11
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