Trump appoints trade dealer
President Trump appointed someone else to lead further trade deal talks with China.
Robert Lighthizer was chosen, but he still seems to think there’s a lot of tension with the country.
He’s replacing Steven Mnuchin, who had a more moderate approach. Chinese leaders liked him, but they might not like this change.
Even though Trump said the deals were a big win, China hasn’t committed.
Democrats are angry in Wisconsin.
They protested at the State Capitol accusing Republicans of trying to mess with election results.
The newly elected Democratic governor of the state was expected to be a huge win for the party, but Republicans are trying to diminish his power before he even gets started.
They are putting limits on early voting and changing the dates of the presidential primaries.
Trump is bargaining
President Trump began to sweet talk some Democrats in an effort to make the next two years with an opposing Congress as smooth as possible.
Trump hosted Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin at the White House for lunch and riveting conversation.
Manchin preached bi-partisanship and productivity, hoping to get to a deal for legislation.
Trump has seemed agreeable despite Manchin’s suggestion of immigration reform that directly opposes his position.
Trump has hosted several other Democratic congressional leaders with more to come.
Bush honored at Capitol
The 41st president was taken to the Capitol rotunda for a ceremony Monday.
George H.W. Bush died on Friday at the age of 94.
The highest praise was given to Bush in the traditional proceedings.
Attendees praised his service to our country, and notable speakers like Vice President Mike Pence agreed.
He will lie in the Capitol for three days of mourning.
Gas prices strike violence
Violent protests by the Yellow Vests in France’s capital die down after a long weekend.
More than 260 people were wounded and three died outside of Paris, according to the New York Times. Damage to the Arc to Triomphe could be more than a million euros.
The movement has been going on since May, when a suburban woman called for lower gas prices in a petition. It has since gained popularity among French drivers, wearing their mandatory yellow vests as uniforms.
The petition now has 1.15 million signatures with no sign of dwindling.
Israeli Prime Minister in hot water
Benjamin Nentanyahu is facing three corruption allegations with an almost decade-long term in office.
Police recommend his indictment after the most recent corruption allegation of accepting bribes.
It’s up to Israel’s attorney general to decide if he should be indicted. But he could still stay in office if he chooses to go to trial.
Because of other tense situations in Israel and recent resignations, Nentanyahu has many hats. He’s currently also playing the roles of foreign minister, health minister, and defense minister.
The allegations seem to be a check on power.
That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more.