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Government watchdog warns that Trump administration’s tariff exclusion process appears tainted by ‘improper influence’

An internal government watchdog faulted the Department of Commerce for its lack of transparency on the Trump administration’s tariff exemption process, saying it raises the appearance of “improper influence” in the agency’s decision-making. In a memo published Wednesday, the Commerce Department’s Office of the Inspector General said it found evidence […]
Government watchdog warns that Trump administration’s tariff exclusion process appears tainted by ‘improper influence’
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross blasts Democrats as ‘hell-bent on impeaching the most successful president since Ronald Reagan’

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross tore into the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, contending that “liberal politicians” are ignoring the president’s economic gains and piling their attention instead on ousting him from office. Ross doubled down in his staunch defence of Trump in fiery remarks to the […]
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross blasts Democrats as ‘hell-bent on impeaching the most successful president since Ronald Reagan’
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Commerce Chief Wilbur Ross threatened to fire NOAA leaders after a weather office in Alabama contradicted Trump about Hurricane Dorian

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration after one of its weather offices in Birmingham publicly contradicted President Donald Trump‘s claim that Hurricane Dorian could strike Alabama, The New York Times reported. Three sources familiar with the discussion told the […]
Commerce Chief Wilbur Ross threatened to fire NOAA leaders after a weather office in Alabama contradicted Trump about Hurricane Dorian
Tech

The US is officially extending Huawei’s reprieve by another 90 days

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed to Fox Business on Monday the US is granting Huawei a second 90-day licence following its blacklisting. This will mean US firms can continue doing business with the Chinese phone maker for the time being. The firm was placed on an “entity list” over […]
The US is officially extending Huawei’s reprieve by another 90 days
Markets

FedEx is suing the US government, claiming that complying with Huawei’s blacklisting violates its constitutional rights and traps it ‘between a rock and a hard place’

FedEx is suing the Trump administration, saying it’s “virtually impossible” to comply with its restrictions on trade with Huawei and other blacklisted companies. As checking millions of packages every day isn’t feasible, FedEx says its choices are to either scrap a big chunk of its business or break the rules […]
FedEx is suing the US government, claiming that complying with Huawei’s blacklisting violates its constitutional rights and traps it ‘between a rock and a hard place’
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The Trump administration added a citizenship question to the 2020 census to help Republicans win elections, according to new evidence

The Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census was at least partly based on analysis that adding the question would help Republicans win elections, according to new evidence. Plaintiffs challenging the legality of the citizenship question in federal court have recently come into possession of the […]
The Trump administration added a citizenship question to the 2020 census to help Republicans win elections, according to new evidence
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Wilbur Ross of not getting congressional approval to add a citizenship question to the census and lying about his reasoning

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grilled Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing over his approval of a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The addition of the question – which asks individuals to state whether they are US citizens – is deeply controversial, and two federal […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Wilbur Ross of not getting congressional approval to add a citizenship question to the census and lying about his reasoning