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Democrats Now Concerned Trump Is Colluding With China

"To be really blunt, an arm of the Chinese government is paying President Trump rent for his building, and last year as you all know China granted President Trump 40 trademarks.  As he travels to China, we’re left wondering, Americans are left wondering if President Trump is representing American interests or his own."

Frontrunning: November 7

  • U.S. Allies Fear Trump Will Pull a Nixon in China (WSJ)
  • Partisan Tensions Flare as GOP Revises Tax Bill (BBG)
  • Tax Overhaul Faces Major Hurdles (WSJ)
  • Multinationals Scurry to Defuse House Tax Bill’s ‘Atomic Bomb’ (BBG)
  • Parties Watch New Jersey, Virginia Votes for Wider Signals (WSJ)

Meotti: The Migrant Crisis Upended Europe

"The migrant crisis is the 9/11 of the European Union... That day in 2001, everything changed in the US. In a minute, America discovered its vulnerability. Migrants had the same effect in Europe...It is a turning point in the political dynamics of the European project..."

Saudi Banks Begin Freezing Accounts Of Arrested Royals, Private Jets Grounded

Saudi Arabian banks have begun freezing the accounts of suspects ensnared in an anti-corruption probe, while in order to prevent royals from quietly fleeing the country, a no-fly list has been drawn up and security forces in some Saudi airports were barring owners of private jets from taking off without a permit.

Paradise Papers: Massive New Leak Exposes Tax-Haven Secrets, Links Wilbur Ross To Russia

A huge new leak of offshore tax-haven documents dubbed the "Paradise Papers", reveals again how the ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. They also reveal that Trump's commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US.