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In this image from video, White House counsel Pat Cipollone speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. CREDIT: Senate TV via AP

Day 6 Recap: Trump’s Defense Continues, Saying Nothing In Bolton Revelations Rises To Impeachment

As President Trump’s legal team pressed the case for acquittal on Monday, they repeatedly made two points: the charges against Trump do not meet the constitution’s criteria for impeachment. And if the president is removed from office for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, it will set a “dangerous” precedent. Continue Reading Day 6 Recap: Trump’s Defense Continues, Saying Nothing In Bolton Revelations Rises To Impeachment

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Larry McMillan drives a combine as he harvests barley Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, near Moscow, Idaho. The region's warm and dry weather has provided optimal conditions for the continued harvest season. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

What Is The Toll Of Trade Wars On U.S. Agriculture?

The recently signed Phase 1 U.S.-China deal promises some relief. Details remain unclear, but the United States government’s interpretation of this deal is that China will purchase $40 billion of agricultural goods in 2020. Some analysts have questioned how realistic those estimates are, given that the highest level of farm products the United States has ever exported to China was $26 billion in 2012, although one Chinese agricultural consultancy company says this can be achieved. Continue Reading What Is The Toll Of Trade Wars On U.S. Agriculture?

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