Today is June 27, and here are the stories I am watching.
1-Democrats clash on health care in first debate. Ten presidential candidates squared off in their first joint appearance, laying bare an intraparty dispute over the future of the nation’s health-care system while offering a united front in denouncing President Trump’s policies.
DML: Zzzzzzzz Zzzzzzzzz Zzzzzzzzzzz. Tonight is round 2.
2-China to insist U.S. lifts Huawei ban as part of trade truce. Beijing also wants the U.S. to lift all punitive tariffs and drop efforts to get China to buy even more U.S. exports than Beijing said it would when the two leaders last met in December.
DML: This trade feud will not end anytime soon.
3-FAA finds new Boeing 737 MAX software problem. Boeing and federal regulators said they have identified a new software problem on the 737 MAX, slowing the process of returning the troubled jet to service. The software issue involves an emergency procedure to counteract a misfire of the MAX stall-prevention feature that has been implicated in two fatal crashes.
DML: No kidding, I shorted this stock on Monday.
4-Lawsuit alleges government has mistreated migrant children. Immigrant rights attorneys claim the U.S. is holding children in unhealthy and unsafe conditions along the southwest border, in violation of a settlement dictating the detention of minors. It comes after the Senate passed legislation providing $4.6 billion in humanitarian aid for the border.
DML: Deportation. It works wonders. We should try it.
5-Supreme leader says Iran won’t back down. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called U.S. pressure “obvious tyranny” and labeled Washington the “most hated, evil government in the world.” The comments come as Europe plans to provide a credit line to keep economic ties with Iran, despite its threat to disregard some commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal.
DML: Can we deport Iran to the moon?