After marathon negotiations, Democrats and Republicans failed to reach an agreement providing an economic lifeline to the American people, already reeling from a devastating health crisis. President Trump has threatened to intervene, but so far no word from the White House over any executive order.
Meanwhile, in the latest salvo against China, the administration banned two media apps deemed a threat to national security. The White House also slapped sanctions on Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam and ten other Chinese officials for engaging in quote “policies of suppression.”
Nathan King has the details.
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- Qinduo Xu is a political analyst and Senior Fellow at the Pangoal Institution.
- Morgan Muchnick is a Republican strategist and Founder of M2Group, a consulting firm.
- Kimberly Leonard is Senior Healthcare reporter with Business Insider.
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President Donald Trump’s bans on two popular Chinese social media apps — TikTok and WeChat — are the latest moves in an escalating U.S.-China rift, and point to a future where technology and innovation are increasingly walled behind political barriers. https://t.co/LaCglYIL23
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 7, 2020
Up to 40 million Americans could be evicted by the end of this year, according to a new report published by the Aspen Institute. The report warns that the US may be facing the most severe housing crisis in history if conditions don't change. https://t.co/H1qJcBBlG0
— CNN (@CNN) August 7, 2020