Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Mikhaila Fogel
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 4:38 PM

In an on-camera Oval Office meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, President Trump declared that he would be “proud” to shut down the government if he is not given the roughly $5 billion he has requested for a border wall, reports the Washington Post.

The Trump administration is preparing a set of actions against China’s cyber and trade policies this week, as part of a longer-term strategy to counter Beijing’s adversarial economic tactics, says the New York Times. Nevertheless, the U.S. and China have begun a new round of trade talks in the wake of the 90-day trade war truce established by Trump and President Xi Jinping at the G20, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Five U.S. Marines have been declared dead after last week’s plane collision off the coast of Japan, according to NBC.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House judiciary committee on Tuesday, discussing, among other topics, search algorithms and data privacy, reports the Times.

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Peter Margulies analyzed Judge Jay Bybee’s recent ruling on the Trump administration’s asylum ban order.

Andrew Keane Woods flagged a recent article in the Yale Law Journal on the courts’ role in global internet governance.

Kenneth Propp outlined the discouraging signs in the U.K.-EU Brexit negotiations, and what that could mean for future Anglo-American trade agreements.

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