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Written by SK Ashby

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In other news, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is directly coordinating with the White House to defend Trump against impeachment.

Look, I think we all knew a GOP-controlled Senate would never remove Trump, but this is a little audacious even for them and Democrats should make it a campaign issue in vulnerable seats.

Meanwhile, Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, says Scotland will make another push to withdraw from the United Kingdom if Boris Johnson moves ahead with a Brexit against the will of the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Finally, I'm not impressed by Trump's "greatest and biggest deal ever," but I'm not an expert. Actual experts aren't impressed either.

"Pardon me if I don't pop champagne, but aside from a cessation of continued escalation, there is not much worth cheering," leading China expert Scott Kennedy said in an analysis of the agreement.

"The costs have been substantial and far reaching, the benefits narrow and ephemeral." [...]

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said agreeing to remove tariffs amounted to "giving away much of our leverage, while kicking the can down the road on the most meaningful trade issues with China."

And trade economist Mary Lovely said the deal could only be viewed as a "partial win" which "didn't move the needle very much."

"President Trump is desperately trying to get back to where the economy was 18 months ago," before taking this "unilateral, brute force approach," Lovely said.

Back to President Obama's economy? Gasp!

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