NATO, Tariffs, Cyber Monday: Your Monday Evening Briefing

NATO, Tariffs, Cyber Monday: Your Monday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up .) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. President Trump arrived in London. The battle over impeachment will not pause. Mr. Trump will attend meetings during a commemoration of NATO’s 70th anniversary . Mr. Trump had pointed words for Democrats for scheduling the House Judiciary Committee’s first public impeachment hearing for Wednesday, when he will still be out of the country. And in a 123-page draft document, House Republicans laid out an argument to counter Democrats’ impeachment case: that Mr. Trump was acting on “valid” concerns about possible corruption involving Americans , not self-interest, when he pressed Ukraine for investigations of his Democratic rivals. Here’s how to follow where we are in the impeachment process . 2. The president expanded his global trade war. He surprised Brazil and Argentina, tweeting that he would impose tariffs on their steel and aluminum . He said they had deliberately weakened their currencies, to the detriment of U.S. farmers and manufacturers. The tariffs would shatter previous agreements with the two, South America’s biggest economies, at a time when Argentina is in recession and Brazil confronts high unemployment and anemic growth. Above, aluminum cable in Brazil. Both countries have become bigger suppliers to China during the trade war, rankling American officials. 3. The Supreme Court heard arguments in its first Second Amendment case in nearly a decade. But judging by the justices’ questions, they may not deliver a ruling of any particular consequence . Above, […]

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