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Monday, December 18

 

  QUOTE OF THE DAY  

Does not have the same skills as the real deal.
— California police on the would-be robber that got stuck in a chimney. Ho, ho, ho-no you don't.

 

  

HOLIDAY RUSH

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

China...as in President Trump is unveiling his "America First" national security strategy today. After months of trying to negotiate new trade policies, Trump's expected to accuse China of "economic aggression." Although the White House warns it's not the only country on the naughty list.

 

Climate change...as in Trump is expected to reverse former President Obama's decision to add climate change to the list of national security threats. It forced federal agencies to consider climate change impact when making national security decisions. If Trump drops it, not so much.

Taxes...as in Christmas may come early for businesses. The GOP wants to sign its tax overhaul into law this week. It cuts the corporate tax rate and drops the Obamacare individual mandate. Here's what else is in it.

 

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Government shutdown...as in the one looming on Friday that everyone's hoping to avoid.

 

Emails...again. This weekend, a Trump lawyer accused special counsel Robert Mueller of unlawfully accessing tens of thousands of Trump transition team emails. Mueller's rep says they acted appropriately. There's been speculation that Trump might try to fire Mueller, but yesterday the president said 'not true.'


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WHAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT...

Jerry Richardson. Yesterday, the Carolina Panthers owner said he's going to sell the team at the end of the season. The NFL is investigating Richardson over alleged workplace misconduct. Including alleged sexual comments and touching of female employees, and using a racial slur. Richardson didn't mention the investigation or accusations in his announcement. But said it was time for the team to get a new owner.


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  THING TO KNOW

 

For those of us who check our phone every five seconds...