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Day 971

(Matt Kiser) #1

1/ The Trump administration will revoke California's right to set stricter air pollution standards for cars and light trucks than those required by the federal government. In July, California reached an agreement with Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW to support the state's right to set its own fuel efficiency standards and to voluntarily produce cars averaging nearly 50 mpg by model year 2026. The rollback of California's waiver also affects 13 other states and the District of Columbia, which follow California's emissions regulations. Last summer, the EPA proposed weakening fuel economy standards put in place by the Obama administration by freezing standards at roughly 37 miles per gallon from 2020 to 2026. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the state intends to strike back with a lawsuit, which is expected to go to the Supreme Court. (Los Angeles Times / Politico / Washington Post / New York Times)

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(David Bythewood) #2

It always comes down to money. Why does Trump want to put the homeless in concentration camps? To own the libs and raise real estate prices:

President Donald Trump renewed his complaints about homelessness Tuesday during a swing through California, talking about the harm it does to taxpayers seeking prestigious real estate and warning that cities will “destroy themselves” if his administration doesn’t intervene.

The homeless are living in “our best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to building,” Trump told reporters traveling aboard Air Force One with him to a string of fundraisers in California. "People in those buildings pay tremendous taxes where they went to those locations because of the prestige.”

Trump went on to say he has been talking to “foreign people, foreign tenants” in California who want to leave the country because of the homeless problem. Trump has been increasingly raising concern about homelessness, and said the White House would be taking some sort of action soon.

“In many cases they came from other countries and they moved to Los Angeles or they moved to San Francisco because of the prestige of the city, and all of a sudden they have tents,” Trump said. "Hundreds and hundreds of tents and people living at the entrance to their office building. And they want to leave. And the people of San Francisco are fed up, and the people of Los Angeles are fed up. And we’re looking at it, and we’ll be doing something about it.



President Trump announced Wednesday that Robert O’Brien, the special envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, will be his next national security advisor.

O’Brien will be the fourth person to serve in the position under Trump. He replaces John Bolton, the hard-liner who held the position for more than a year before being ousted last week.

“I have worked long & hard with Robert,” Trump tweeted. “He will do a great job!”


Sounds about right…

Matthew Miller, former spokesperson for DOJ (under Obama)


The Fed lowered its target for the federal funds rate by a quarter percentage point, to a range of 1.75% to 2%. The move, which had been widely expected by analysts, will trim the cost of borrowing for households and businesses.


"Although household spending has been rising at a strong pace, business fixed investment and exports have weakened," the Fed noted in a statement. Inflation has also remained stubbornly below the central bank’s 2% target.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and his colleagues are responding to signs of slowing economic growth, especially in the manufacturing sector which is sensitive to rising tariffs and slowing growth in overseas markets.

“Uncertainty around trade policy is causing some companies to hold back now on investment,” Powell told an audience in Switzerland this month. “So our obligation is to use our tools to support the economy, and that’s what we’ll continue to do.”

(David Bythewood) #6

Impeachment Inquiry into Trump 2019
(David Bythewood) #7

Trump has outright said he doesn’t vet and that he lets the media do it for him. Time to start digging,.


Why does everything seem to be referred to the White House? Obviously they know they did something wrong …

(David Bythewood) #9

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