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North Dakota farmers lash out at GOP over Trump’s crippling trade war with China: ‘The most scared I’ve ever been’

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Farmers are reporting economic anxiety over President Donald Trump’s escalating trade wars as the midterm elections approach, The Bismarck Tribune reports.

China imposed a 25 percent soybean tariff as a retaliatory measure against Trump’s trade policies.

“Right now, I am the most scared I’ve ever been as to where the future of farming is going,” explained Randy Richards, the Steele County president for the North Dakota Farmers Union.

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In 2016, Trump received more than twice as many votes as Hillary Clinton, besting her 63 percent to 27 percent.

While considered a reliably Republican state, chaos in the agrictulural industry may give a boost to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) in North Dakota’s 2018 U.S. Senate race.

Sen. Heitkamp is being challenged in the November election by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND).

“Cramer boasts about (how) he votes with the president all the time. I don’t think that’s good for North Dakota,” said Richards, who said he didn’t vote for Trump in 2016.

North Dakota exports over $1.4 billion in soybeans to China — which slapped a 25 percent tariff on soybeans.

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Cramer, the Republican congressman challenging Heitkamp, has called for a “safety net plan” for farmers harmed by the GOP president’s policies.

In Minnesota, a former Trump supporter slammed the trade war.

“This isn’t just numbers on a sheet or percentage of trade or dollar value,” Michael Petefish, a Trump-backing farmer, told CNN. “This is multi-generational American families, your base, that you are now squarely putting into financial peril.”

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Ukraine begged Trump to raise issue of their captive sailors with Putin — he didn’t and Russia state TV gloated

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The ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is being painted by Congress and the press against the backdrop of the ongoing war between Russia and the Ukraine.

As more and more sworn deposition transcripts are released, researchers are able to link up the testimony of events with real-time reactions, giving us a remarkable insight into the implications of foreign policy decisions.

Investigative journalist Julia Davis flagged one key part of testimony in the transcript released of the deposition by Ukraine embassy political officer David Holmes.

The transcript reveals Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the former federal prosecutor who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, interviewing Holmes about Ukraine's desperation to set up a meeting with Trump.

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‘Something nefarious going on’: Obama deputy chief of staff doesn’t buy White House claims on Trump’s health

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The deputy chief of staff for operations in the Obama administration broke down on Monday why the White House claims on President Donald Trump's surprise Saturday visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

Jim Messina, who also was the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, was interviewed Monday on MSNBC's "The Last Word" by anchor Lawrence O'Donnell.

O'Donnell noted the note the White House physician sent to White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham:

[caption id="attachment_1563602" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley to Stephanie Grisham.[/caption]

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Trump doctor denies the president underwent any ‘neurologic evaluations’ at Walter Reed Hospital

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The physician to the president claimed that President Donald Trump did not undergo "neurologic" evaluations during a surprise visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham released a picture of a memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley, which was printed on "Office of the Press Secretary" letterhead.

The memo was sent to Grisham.

On Saturday, Grisham had claimed the purpose of the visit was to conduct a "partial" physical. Dr. Conley referred to the visit as an "interim check up."

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