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What We’re Reading Today: Mexico Win, Jobs Gap Widens, Biden Struggles … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye today.

Trump and Mexico

Mexico talked Trump out of tariffs with extensive migrant crackdown — Washington Post

Trump Says Mexico Tariffs Worked, Emboldening Trade Fight With China — New York Times

Democrats Slam Donald Trump’s Mexico Deal for Failing and Succeeding — Breitbart

Trump’s Long-Term Goal Is Not Global Free Trade — Cafe Hayek

Economy

U.S. Job Openings Outnumber Unemployed by Widest Gap Ever — Wall Street Journal

Gasoline Prices Set to Plunge at the Pump — Bloomberg

Impeachment Follies

Matt Gaetz To John Dean: Let’s Face It, You’re Here As A Prop Because Democrats Can’t Impeach Trump — Hot Air

Rep. Biggs: Dean’s Judiciary Committee Shows Dems’ ‘Desperation’ — Newsmax

Google search tool labels Mueller report ‘fiction’ — Washington Times

House Democrats To Get Some Mueller Report Material, But Contempt Vote Is Still On — NPR

Election 2020

Biden’s slow rollout rankles Iowa Dems — Politico

The DNC said no to a climate debate. Some of its members are still trying to make it happen. — USA Today

Beto O’Rourke unfazed by weak poll numbers — Politico

Biden Aide Struggles to Explain Flip-Flop on Hyde Amendment: ‘This Is Not a Decision About Politics’ — Washington Free Beacon

Sanders: I Spent My Whole Life Fighting Against Authoritarianism Like the Soviet Union — Washington Free Beacon

Only In California

Pot industry wants LA crackdown on rogue shops — AP

$339,000 for a restroom? L.A. politicians balk at the cost of toilets for homeless people — Los Angeles Times

Angelenos ‘Most Stressed’ Citizens In The U.S., Study Shows — CBSLocal

Plastics Ban

Canada plans to ban ‘harmful’ single-use plastics by 2021 — CNN

Justin Trudeau Uses 9-Year-Old’s Straw Stats To Sell Ban on Single-Use Plastics — Reason

Big Tech

News industry joins calls for increased scrutiny of Big Tech — The Hill

Google Calls Study Alleging It Scrapes Billions From News Publishers’ Content ‘Inaccurate’ — Daily Caller

China

China has hinted it may starve the U.S. of key materials for tech products. That could backfire. — Washington Post

If Dems Know What to Do About China, They’re Not Saying — The Atlantic

Misc

AOC pushes raise for reps, says this is why some leave for lobbying money — Fox News

Puerto Ricans Rebuild Without Government Help After Hurricane Maria — Reason


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