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Victory Day

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, Bloomberg reports that Kellyanne Conway and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are in the running to replace Mick Mulvaney as Trump's chief of staff.

Meanwhile, Russia and Turkey are teaming up to conduct join patrols to remove our (former) Kurdish allies from their own lands in Northern Syria.

Finally, Trump wants to know where the fake NAFTA replacement he ordered is.

Trump administration officials have been pressing for a House vote before the end of November, although a key U.S. labor leader earlier this month said it would fail if it was voted on before the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 28.

“Can’t believe that Nervous Nancy Pelosi isn’t moving faster on USMCA. Her people want it, they don’t know why she isn’t putting it up for a bipartisan vote. Taking too long!” Trump tweeted.

The reason we haven't heard much about this in the last year is because it doesn't matter.

There's no urgency in Congress to pass it or reject it because it's a big nothing. It's virtually identical to what's already on the books. Congress may ratify the deal before the end of the year, or they may not. I mean, I'll cover it here when something happens but, ultimately, no one but Wall Street traders are going to notice. And even that will be fleeting.