Trump commemorates 9/11 first responders by making it all about him

Trump at the signing of a permanent authorization for the September 11th victim compensation fund on Monday. | Win McNamee/Getty Images It was incredibly gauche. It was classic Trump. President Donald Trump began a White House signing ceremony for legislation extending the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund by exaggerating (to put it charitably) his role in the 9/11 response efforts. He ended it by joking about the possibility of structures collapsing under the feet of…

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Marketcraft: how government can beat inequality by reshaping markets

The “Fearless Girl” statue stands facing the “Charging Bull” as tourists take pictures in New York on April 12, 2017. | Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Liberals shouldn’t just compensate citizens for the market’s excesses. They should seek to reshape markets themselves. For decades, liberals have called for government action to correct the excesses of the free market: progressive taxation; public health insurance; unemployment insurance; Social Security; and health, safety, and environmental regulations. The 2020 campaign —…

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Buyers in Amrapali Group see light at end of tunnel

Supreme Court cancels Amrapali Group’s registration, hands over projects to NBCC.Supreme Court order gives homebuyers the first claim of rights over units in Amrapali Group projects Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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The 2 questions Rep. John Ratcliffe must answer before he becomes Trump’s intel chief

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next director of national intelligence, listens as former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies in front of Congress on July 24, 2019.  | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images This will help establish if the Texas representative is “Trump’s poodle” or not. The director of national intelligence is supposed to tell the president the truth, even if it’s something he doesn’t want to hear. President Donald Trump selected…

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The dark history of “gasoline baths” at the border

Smithsonian/National Archives Toxic chemicals — and Nazis — are part of US border history. In 1917, American health officials in El Paso, Texas, launched a campaign to use toxic chemicals, including gasoline baths, to disinfect immigrants seeking to enter the United States through the US-Mexico border. Only a few days after the alarming practice was launched at the border, one Mexican woman refused to go through it, sparking a protest of thousands of Mexicans at…

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Trump’s involvement in A$AP Rocky’s case, somewhat explained

A$AP Rocky performs onstage during day three of the Way Out West Festival at Slottsskogen on August 11, 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden. | Ragnar Singsaas/WireImage The rapper is expected to go on trial Tuesday. This has been a rough month for America’s allies. There was that whole dustup over the British ambassador. And now the US is in a feud with … Sweden. It all begins with American rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been in…

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