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China’s 19th Party Congress and How the Mighty Xi Jinping Could Fall

China’s 19th Party Congress and How the Mighty Xi Jinping Could FallChina looks set to be the example of what can happen when nineteenth century absolutism fails in the twenty-first century. The Communist Party will convene its week-long Nineteenth National Congress in Beijing on Wednesday. Xi Jinping, just proclaimed “the world’s most powerful man” by the Economist, looks like he has set in motion a chain of events that will lead to the end of China’s one-party state.


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John McCain says heaposll block Trumpaposs defence nominees until he gets more details on Afghanistan plan

John McCain says he'll block Trump's defence nominees until he gets more details on Afghanistan planSenator John McCain has said he’ll hold up Donald Trump’s nominees for key Defence Department posts until the President articulates a more detailed strategy for the war in Afghanistan. Mr McCain, the chairman of the influential Senate Armed Services Committee, said the panel needs new information in order to properly outfit the US armed forces with training and equipment. “If we don't get the information we need, we can't do that,” Mr McCain told reporters.


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Trump tax plan hits bump in Senate as Rand Paul weighs no vote

Trump tax plan hits bump in Senate as Rand Paul weighs 'no' voteBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to ensure support for a budget resolution vital to President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code, as one Republican fiscal hawk announced he might vote against the measure. As the Senate opened debate on a fiscal year 2018 budget, Senator Rand Paul objected to spending levels that he said would exceed agreed caps by $43 billion, and called for spending reforms for so-called entitlement programs such as the Medicare and Medicaid health insurance programs. In a conversation with Trump earlier on Tuesday, Paul said he told the Republican president: "I'm all in.


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Chinas Xi to open Communist Party congress likely signaling plans for next five years

China's Xi to open Communist Party congress, likely signaling plans for next five yearsChinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opens a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signaling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term. Xi's speech will kick off the twice-a-decade congress, a week-long, mostly closed-door conclave that will culminate with the selection of a new Politburo Standing Committee that will rule China's 1.4 billion people for the next half-decade.


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