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Soy farmers freak out as Trump’s tariffs prompt several countries to cancel their US trade missions

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American soy farmers are coming under increasing stress thanks to President Donald Trump’s trade wars — and that pressure has only grown after both China and Europe recently canceled trade missions to the United States.

CNBC reports that trade delegates from China, India, Spain and Italy have all cancelled planned September visits to the United States due to political tension over President Donald Trump’s trade policies, which have seen foreign nations slap hefty tariffs on American soy farmers.

Simon Wilson, executive director for the North Dakota Trade Office, tells CNBC that the cancelled trade missions are just the latest sign that Trump’s tariffs are putting real economic stress on U.S. farmers.

“They explained to us that there is too much uncertainty,” Wilson says. “It is a mess.”

Tim McGreevy, CEO of the US Dry Pea and Lentil Council, tells CNBC that there’s a real danger that these countries will start looking toward alternatives to fill their citizens’ demands for soybeans, peas and lentils.

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“Canada has a larger pea crop than ours,” he explains. “Australia is looking to increase their sales and Russia and Ukraine are ramping up their pea production to sell to China.”


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‘None of this is normal’: Maddow revolted by child sex trafficking charges against Trump pal George Nader

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow connected the dots between the President Donald Trump's administration and George Nader, who served time for child pornography prior to Trump's 2016 campaign and has subsequently been arrested on child sex trafficking charges.

"In what is an astonishingly scandal-ridden presidency, populated by an astonishingly strange cast of characters, he remains one of the most unsettling figures in all of Trump world. Again, to be clear, to disambiguate here, we are not talking about Jeffrey Epstein, seen here with the president, who is also now in custody awaiting child sex trafficking charges," Maddow explained. "No, this is a whole different guy who you can see in this picture with the president who is now in federal custody awaiting a different set of sex trafficking charges as well as serious child porn charges and not for the first time."

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Fox News hires former Trump spokesman as Senior Vice President: report

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The revolving door between the White House and Fox News was spinning on Friday as a former spokesman for President Donald Trump was hired by Fox News.

"A bit of news: Raj Shah, the former spokesman in the White House, is joining Fox as a senior Vice President," Washington Post White House correspondent Josh Dawsey reported on Friday.

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After Hope Hicks left her job as White House communications director, she was hired to lead corporate communications for New Fox, the parent company of Fox News.

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Here’s why President Trump’s explicit racism is an impeachable offense

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Without even waiting for former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify about President Donald Trump's obstruction of justice, Democrats are legally justified in acting now to impeach the president for his explicit racism, a civil rights activist argued on Friday.

Journalist and author Shaun King laid out his argument in a column published by The Intercept.

To make his argument, King explained the difference between implicit and explicit racism.

"Across the country, corporations and government agencies, including police departments, are offering a wave of what’s called 'implicit bias training.' The fundamental theory is that, in this country, otherwise well-meaning employees can be racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or xenophobic in ways that they may not really even be aware of," he explained. "It’s the notion that people unknowingly or unconsciously discriminate against others."

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