Category Archives: Enumerati

China Socks It to Trump with New Tariffs

$75 billion

“China announced that it will impose additional tariffs on a total of $75 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for President Trump’s latest planned levies on Chinese imports,” Bloomberg reports. “Some of the countermeasures will take effect starting Sept. 1, while the rest will come into effect from Dec. 15, according to the announcement from the Ministry of Commerce. This mirrors the timetable the U.S. has laid out for 10% tariffs on nearly $300 billion of Chinese shipments.”

Harris Bags $1 Million at Vacation Fuundraisers

$1 million

“Sen. Kamala Harris raised over $1 million through several campaign fundraisers in the wealthy enclaves of the Hamptons on Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts,” CNBC reports. “Harris attended multiple events last weekend in the affluent vacation spots, including five in the Hamptons. The massive haul comes after she suffered a quick decline in national polls.”

Poll: Two-Thirds Oppose Impeachment

59%

A new Monmouth poll finds just 35% of Americans feel that President Trump should be impeached and compelled to leave the presidency while a clear majority — 59% — disagree with this course of action. The survey finds Trump’s approval at a dismal 40% to 53%.

Trump’s Approval at 36%

36%

A new AP-NORC poll finds just 36% of Americans approve of the way President Trump is handling his job as president, while 62% disapprove. “The numbers may be ugly for a first-term president facing reelection in 14 months, but they are remarkably consistent. Trump’s approval rating has never dipped below 32% or risen above 42% in AP-NORC polls since he took office.”

CBO Predicts Higher Deficits than Expected

$12.2 trillion

The CBO says federal deficits are projected to grow much more than expected over the next decade thanks to the two-year budget agreement lawmakers and the White House struck last month, the Wall Street Journal reports. “The agency increased its forecasts for deficits over the next decade by $809 billion, to $12.2 trillion… The increase primarily reflects higher federal spending under the new budget deal, partly offset by lower projected interest rates.”

Americans’ Confidence in Economy Falling

65%

A new CNN poll finds 65% of Americans say current economic conditions are good, but that’s down since May, representing the first significant decline in public perception of the economy during Donald Trump’s presidency.

Trump in Hot Water with Farmers Over Biofuels

31

“President Trump ordered cabinet members on Monday to stem the tide of rising anger in Iowa and other Farm Belt states over his administration’s decision to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline,” Reuters reports. “About a week ago, the administration granted 31 exemptions from the nation’s biofuel laws to 31 refineries.”

Government Won’t Vaccinate Migrants in Detention Camps for Flu

3

“The U.S. won’t be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year’s flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection that’s killed at least three children at detention facilities in the past year,” CNBC reports.

Fifth NRA Board Member Quits

5

“A fifth member of the National Rifle Association’s board of directors has resigned, the latest in a string of high-profile defections within the powerful gun rights group in recent weeks,” Newsweek reports.

Biden Maintains Wide Lead

29%

A new CNN poll finds Joe Biden continues to lead the Democratic Presidential Race with 29%, followed by Bernie Sanders at 15%, Elizabeth Warren’s 14%, Kamala Harris at 5% and Pete Buttigieg at 5%. Harris has plunged from 17% to 5% since June.