The view from Mexico on the deal to avoid Trump’s threatened tariffs
President Trump continues to tout his tariff-averting deal with Mexico, while critics say it will do little to curb the wave of migrants arriving at the southern border.
Reporter Mary Beth Sheridan, who covers Mexico and Central America, says that Trump’s threat to implement tariffs on Mexico posed one of the “most severe crises in years between the neighbors.” Many Mexicans expressed relief that an agreement averted a damaging trade showdown. But, Sheridan adds, “the sense of reprieve also came with worry about what comes next as Trump enters a reelection campaign in which immigration is likely to be a central theme.”
- Mexican officials hail tariff-averting pact with U.S. even as worries emerge
- Trump defends deal with Mexico that critics say will do little to curb migrant crisis
- Trump announces migration deal with Mexico, averting threatened tariffs
NRA board members collected money, records show
Accusations of financial mismanagement by top executives at the National Rifle Association have rocked the gun lobbying group.
Post Investigative reporter Beth Reinhard says that records show that money was directed to board members -- the very people tasked with overseeing the NRA’s finances.
“In all,” Reinhard says, “18 members of the NRA’s 76-member board, who are not paid as directors, collected money from the group during the past three years, according to tax filings, state charitable reports and NRA correspondence reviewed by The Washington Post.”
- NRA money flowed to board members amid allegedly lavish spending by top officials and vendors
- NRA battles internal strife, external pressures as Oliver North steps down as president
- Inside the NRA’s annual meeting: Guns, ammunition, family and politics
Netflix and 'Be More Chill'
The oldest entertainment business in the United States is thriving. But is Broadway leaving money on the table by not being available on more video streaming service? Steven Zeitchik discusses two insiders who have started the service Broadway HD and are seeking to bring Broadway into the next decade — whether it wants to go there or not.
Steve Hendrix and Peggy McGlone track the journey of a T. rex fossil to the newly reopened fossil hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Peter Holley shares how content about prison is making a space for former inmates on YouTube.
Friday, June 7, 2019
Max Bearak on the political background of the lifting of Botswana’s elephant hunting ban. Peter Jamison on a public housing complex at the heart of a D.C. housing debate. Plus, Luisa Beck on the Bauhaus movement 100 years later.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019