APNewsBreak: Gun safety groups to host presidential forum

APNewsBreak: Gun safety groups to host presidential forumTwo prominent gun safety organizations said Thursday that they will host a forum for Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, the day after the city marks the second anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The Giffords group and March For Our Lives told The Associated Press that the forum focused on gun violence will be the first of its kind for presidential hopefuls and will be open to all candidates who meet the Democratic National Committee’s polling and fundraising thresholds for the September debate. Guns are a complex issue in Nevada, an early voting state that will be the third in the U.S. to weigh in on the 2020 Democratic field.

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Trump’s former economic adviser admits his tariffs are hurting US and helping China

Thu Aug 1 , 2019
Donald Trump’s trade war is hurting the American economy while failing to damage China as intended, the US president’s former chief economic adviser has said.Gary Cohn said tariffs imposed on billions of dollars worth of Chinese products had backfired.“I don’t really think it’s hitting the Chinese economy,” the former White House official told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.Mr Cohn – who quit his role as director of the National Economic Council last year – claimed Mr Trump had even helped Beijing by providing “a very convenient excuse” for China to slow the breaks on its overheated economy.“I think the Chinese […]