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Hillary Clinton ally: Her memoir will be a "bombshell"

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Hillary Clinton's new memoir, which a longtime ally of hers has described as a "bombshell", will have a lengthy passage on how Russia's interference in the 2016 election and ex-FBI Director James Comey's actions contributed to her astonishing loss, reports The Hill's Amie Parnes, citing sources familiar with the book, which is set for release in September.

Privately, Clinton has told her friends that she "wants the whole story out there from her own perspective":

"She really believes that's why she lost, and she wants to explain why in no uncertain terms," said the ally. "I think a lot of people are going to be really surprised by how much she reveals."
"She believes she would have won and that Russia and Comey ultimately brought her down," said another longtime adviser. "She feels validated by all the news circulating out there about Russia."
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Where Trump's steel and aluminum trade war will hit first

Note: Includes only products under the "Iron & Steel & Ferroalloy" and "Alumina & Aluminum & Processing" NAICS commodity classifications. Data: Census Bureau; Chart: Chris Canipe and Lazaro Gamio / Axios

The Trump administration has begun imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, but several countries are exempted temporarily until May 1, as shown in the chart above. The administration may still apply quotas on exempted countries to prevent a flood of foreign steel and aluminum in the U.S. market, per the White House.

Why it matters: After railroading past a number of his advisors, Trump announced the tariffs on imports of steel (at 25%) and aluminum (at 10%) earlier this month, citing national security concerns. But with the exemption noted above, the tariffs won't carry major bite, at least to start.

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Trump signs spending bill despite veto threat

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President Trump announced that he has signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill that passed Congress last night "as a matter of national security," citing the bill's increase in defense spending, even though he threatened to veto earlier today. "My highest duty is to keep America safe," Trump said. He said he's disappointed in most of the bill.

Key quote: "I will never sign another bill like this again. I'm not going to do it again. Nobody read it. It's only hours old."