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News. Views. Hughes - January 07, 2019

US & Chinese trade reps meet in Beijing

US and Chinese officials met today in Beijing to discuss a resolution to the US-China trade war. President Trump insists that “the talks are going very well” -- but can the small concessions already given by both sides form the basis of a new, lasting trade deal? RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca reports.

Winners and Losers of the Shutdown

RT America’s Rachel Blevins reports on those impacted by the partial federal government shutdown, now in its third week. As hundreds of thousands of Americans face the reality of life without a paycheck, only a handful of lawmakers have agreed to forfeit their salaries.  RT America’s Rachel Blevins reports. Then progressive radio host Jeff Santos joins to weigh in on the shutdown, arguing that it has put Trump’s popularity with his base in jeopardy and that it may be impossible to salvage his position.

A Wake-Up Call for Republican Millennials

Despite well-funded groups dedicated to recruiting millennial voters, the GOP failed to produce winning results at the ballot box. By working hard to become celebrities but regurgitating decades-old talking points, young Republicans can’t hope to compete with the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Scottie Nell Hughes has advice for both parties in the latest phase of America’s ongoing meme-war. 

 

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