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President Joe Biden called on his administration to ratchet up pressure on the Chinese steel industry as he brings his economic competition pitch to Pittsburgh, the heart of the American steel industry, on Wednesday, part of a three-day campaign trail swing through battleground Pennsylvania.

Former President Donald Trump could avoid an unprecedented arrest after a prominent legal expert found a loophole around New York Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan’s order.

Trump Began the defense of his hush money case on Monday. On the first day of the trial, the judge threatened to arrest the former president if he missed any trial day. The judge also declined to grant Trump’s request to miss a court appearance on May 17 to attend his son Baron’s graduation.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is convinced that House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) days as speaker are numbered. Speaking to Breitbart News on Tuesday, Greene emphasized her will to see Johnson ousted from his position, saying that she is ready to force a vote for him to vacate his chair if he does not willingly drop the Speaker’s gavel.

According to the Georgia lawmaker, Johnson is out but he does not know it yet.

The inside story of how House Speaker Mike Johnson was flip-flopped on Ukraine aid starts with his top policy adviser, a former lobbyist whose clients include a number of major companies who have issued corporate statements indicating some kind of interest in the war.

The United States is reported to be secretly pushing members of the UN Security Council into rejecting Palestine’s bid to become a full member of the world body.

The revelation was reported on Wednesday by The Intercept, an online American news organization, which cited “unclassified US State Department cables” for its report.

Opposing the statehood on the part of the Council’s member states would obviate a US veto of the prospect, the cables showed.

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"I have serious concerns about the safety of the 787 and 777 aircraft, and I'm willing to take on professional risk to talk about them," Boeing whistleblower Sam Salehpour said in his opening statement on Capitol Hill today at the second Senate committee investigating the plane manufacturer's safety problems. He said when he raised concerns about the 787 Dreamliner, he was "ignored" by the company and "told not to create delays. I was told, frankly, to shut up."

The EU needs new leadership as the bloc’s current top officials have proven entirely unsuccessful, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has claimed.

Orban made the comments at the European Parliament on Tuesday as part of a public discussion with Former Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the leader of the French National Rally party, Fabrice Leggeri.

A Boeing whistleblower testified before Congress after he was allegedly threatened by supervisors for raising safety concerns about one of their models. 

Boeing Quality Engineer Sam Salehpour testified to a United States subcommittee that his boss allegedly threatened him after he voiced his concerns over the 787 Dreamliner model for not being safe to operate. 

“My boss said, ‘I would have killed someone who said what you said in the meeting,’” Salehpour testified. “This is not a safety culture when you get threatened by bringing up safety concerns.”