French wine and Italian cheese prices could rise with new US tariffs on EU

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gets handed cheese in Italy, in protest of impending US tariffs on October 1, 2019. | Photo by Antonio Masiello/Getty Images The WTO authorized the US to retaliate against the EU for a years-long dispute over aircraft subsidies. President Donald Trump is going after French wine and European cheese. But this time, it actually makes some sense. The United States is imposing $7.5 billion in tariffs on imports from the…

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Why Bob Woodward was booed during his Q&A with reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

Bob Woodward in conversation with Jodi Kantor (center) and Megan Twohey at the Sixth & I synagogue in Washington, DC, on October 2, 2019. | Kainaz Amaria/Vox Kantor and Twohey broke the Harvey Weinstein story. Woodward asked them if Weinstein was trying to do “a weird foreplay.” Legendary journalist Bob Woodward is coming under heavy fire for the questions he asked while interviewing the Pulitzer-winning investigative team of Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey at a…

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This 2016 letter proves that GOP attacks on Biden over Ukraine are nonsense

Sens. Rob Portman (R-PH) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) arrive for the Republican Senate Policy luncheon on June 12, 2018. In 2016 they co-wrote a letter pushing for corruption reform in Ukraine. | Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call It wasn’t just Biden who wanted reform in the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office. Republican senators did, too. Trump’s core argument against Joe Biden is that then-Vice President Biden improperly used the power of his office to get a Ukrainian general…

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A major new study finds the biggest federal work subsidy doesn’t promote work

A Miami event promoting the earned income tax credit. | Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The most important paper in tax policy right now, explained. The earned income tax credit (EITC), one of the largest tax benefits distributed every year, exists to do one thing in particular: encourage low-income people to work. But new research suggests: Maybe it doesn’t? A research paper from Princeton economist Henrik Kleven, released in draft form in September…

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The past 24 hours in Trump impeachment inquiry news, explained

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Pence, Schiff, State’s inspector general … and Nickelback? The scandal around Trump, Ukraine, and the whistleblower has reached a point where a single day can bring multiple significant developments, each on somewhat separate topics. Just on Wednesday, the State Department’s inspector general headed to Congress for a mysterious briefing, we learned that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had early word of the whistleblower’s concerns, new details emerged about Vice President Mike…

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