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Postmaster General DeJoy hires PR firm to counter House investigation

  • Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hired a consulting firm with ties to President Trump to represent him after the House Oversight Committee launched an investigation into his private business.
  • The investigation follows a Washington Post report that the longtime Republican fundraiser may have violated campaign fundraising law.
  • Patomak Global Partners was founded by Paul Atkins, a former SEC executive who has advised Trump on financial deregulation and served on his business council.
  • A USPS spokesperson said the work performed by DeJoy’s personal firms, Patomak and RLF Communications, does not relate to his duties as Postmaster General or its main PR agency, Weber Shandwick.
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US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hired a consulting and PR firm with deep ties to the Trump administration as he faces allegations that he violated campaign fundraising laws as a private businessman and Republican fundraiser, Business Insider has learned.

Since his

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US Navy, NATO train to counter missile threat from Russian submarines

  • As Navy warships practiced hunting submarines in the Atlantic this month, NATO cut the ribbon at its new US-based joint command.
  • Both events point to a major focus for the US and its NATO allies: countering increasingly active and increasingly potent Russian submarines.
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With increasingly sophisticated Russian submarines prowling the Atlantic, the US Navy is working harder to keep track of what’s happening off the US coast.

The Navy’s focus on anti-submarine warfare waned during the Middle East wars, but attention is shifting, underscored by Exercise Black Widow 2020 in the North Atlantic between September 12 and 18.

The deterioration of Russia’s navy in the decade after the Cold War “allowed a lot of folks to think that the homeland is a sanctuary from Russian forces,” Vice Adm. Daryl L. Caudle, commander of Naval Submarine Forces, told reporters on September 16.

“But it’s

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UK’s Johnson Says Plan to Break Brexit Treaty Needed to Counter EU’s ‘Revolver’ | World News

By Elizabeth Piper and William James

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday a bill that would break international law by breaching parts of the Brexit divorce deal was needed because the European Union had not taken a “revolver off the table” in trade talks.

Johnson accuses the EU of threatening to use the withdrawal treaty agreed in January to put up trade barriers between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland, and even to impose a food blockade, the latest brinkmanship of a four-year saga since Britain voted narrowly to leave the bloc.

The EU says Johnson’s plan would wreck trade talks and propel the United Kingdom towards a messy Brexit. A derivatives industry source said on Monday the European Commission had delayed a decision on euro clearing, ramping up the pressure.

As Britain’s House of Commons began debating the Internal Market Bill, which the EU has

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