Are Democrats moving too far left in the primaries?

Is the deal with Mexico a huge win or a mirage?

Well it's largely a mirage. These are things the Mexicans have alreadyagreed to do on the border, coupled with agricultural purchases that Trump appears to have entirely fabricated.


Are Democrats moving too far left in the primaries?

You could argue that Joe Biden is moving too far left in the primaries on abortion and other issues possibly undermining his whole candidacy idea as the moderate who can beat President Trump in the fall.

Should House committees have more power to sue administration officials?

It's questionable as a long-term precedent. But you can certainly understand the frustration among Democrats with all of the refusals of administration officials to comply with subpoenas.

Finally, THE RANT:

Today's rant is on President Trump's interview on CNBC on Monday morning which he continued to completely misrepresent what trade deficits are. We don't lose hundreds of millions of dollars to these countries we get stuff. He also suggested that he should have more power over the Federal Reserve like the Chinese premier does. That's a really scary prospect for Wall Street and investors.

America's internet giants are being pulled into political fights right and left these days. Speech – what can be said, and who can say it – is increasingly at the center of those controversies. Consider these two stories from opposite sides of the world:

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Italy's prime minister resigns – Giuseppe Conte, the caretaker prime minister appointed to mediate an uneasy governing alliance between Italy's anti-establishment 5Star Movement and the right-wing Lega party, resigned on Tuesday. Rather than wait for a no-confidence vote triggered by the rightwing Lega Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, Conte stepped down on his own terms. Salvini, who's popularity has been rising, had hoped that by triggering snap elections he could get himself appointed prime minister, will now have to wait for Italy's president, Sergio Mattarella, to decide what comes next. While Lega and smaller right-wing allies want a new vote, center and left-wing parties are apparently working to see if they can form a majority coalition – perhaps including 5Star -- that would allow Mattarella to appoint a new government without fresh elections. We're watching to see how the dust settles in Europe's third-biggest economy.

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300: The US tested a new medium-range cruise missile on Sunday that flew more than 300 miles. This marks the first time the US has tested a weapon that would have violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a Cold War era pact that was officially abandoned three weeks ago, sparking fears of a new global arms race.

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