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  • U.S. may impose tariffs against China as soon as Friday

    06/13/2018 9:43:29 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 6-13-2018 | Bob Davis/Lingling Wei
    Original plan called for $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods; retaliation likely Reuters A worker walks among containers at the port in Shanghai, China. The Trump administration, deepening its global trade offensive, is preparing to levy tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods in the coming week, perhaps as early as Friday — a move that is likely to spark heavy retaliation from Beijing. Senior trade officials in the White House, the Commerce and Treasury departments and the U.S. Trade Representative’s office met on the issue before President Donald Trump went to a summit of the...
  • Border Patrol: Agent wounded in shooting in southern Arizona

    06/12/2018 2:22:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 6-12-2018 | AP
    The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent has been wounded in a shooting in southern Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border. A Border Patrol statement says the agent was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning for treatment but provides no information on the agent's injuries or the circumstances of the shooting. The statement says the shooting happened south of the community Arivaca (ayr-uh-VAH'-kuh) at 4:30 a.m. and that several people referred to as subjects of the investigation were taken into custody.
  • Trump refuses to endorse G-7 communique, threatens Canada with more tariffs

    06/09/2018 7:21:19 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 96 replies
    he Hill ^ | 6-9-2018 | Luis Sanchez
    President Trump rebuked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday, saying that the U.S. will not endorse a joint communique signed with the other Group of Seven (G-7) members at this weekend's summit and seemingly threatening to impose further tariffs on the country. “Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!” Trump tweeted. Based on Justin’s false statements at his news...
  • Photo of Merkel, Trump Goes Viral

    06/09/2018 6:17:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 213 replies
    MSN ^ | 6-9-2018 | Gillian Edevane
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel shared a picture on her official Instagram account that shows her staring down President Donald Trump during the G-7 Summit in Canada this weekend. True to form, online commenters have since turned the photo into a humorous caption contest. Merkel—or an aide that runs her account—shared the picture on Saturday, as Trump was preparing to depart early from the meeting in Montréal, Quebec ahead of a high-stakes Singapore meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The photo depicts Trump sitting behind a table with his arms crossed, while stony-faced aides and leaders look in his direction....
  • I Don't Need to 'Understand' Anyone Who Still Supports This President*

    06/08/2018 7:23:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 115 replies
    Esquire ^ | 6-8-2018 | Charles Pierce
    he New York Times had a story on Friday that should’ve brought shame and derision upon anyone who voted for the racist monster in the White House, and upon the racist monster that the other racist monster installed at the head of the Department of Justice. The United States government is now committing human rights atrocities within its own borders and against the most vulnerable people it can find. I don’t need to “understand,” much less take seriously, anyone who still supports this president* and his administration* because, if you do, you’ve taken the idea of America and run battery...
  • We Now Have a Timeline for the Steele Dossier, and how it was “Leaked”!

    06/08/2018 3:11:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Tcrlaf | 6-8-2018 | Tcrlaf
    <p>Ali Watkins worked for Buzzfeed as the National Security Reporter from Nov 2015 to May 2017. During this time, the Russian Dossier was released. You can check her linkedin for this information.</p> <p>Dossier paid for with campaign funds from the clinton campaign and DNC.</p>
  • BUZZFEED CONFIRMS IT KNEW ABOUT ALI WATKINS’ RELATIONSHIP WITH INDICTED SENATE OFFICIAL

    06/08/2018 1:18:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-8-2018 | Joe Simonson
    uestions remain over whether BuzzFeed News acted ethically with a former employee, Ali Watkins, who had a romantic relationship with an indicted former security director for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Watkins told her BuzzFeed editors about her relationship with the individual, James Wolfe, who the Department of Justice has charged with lying to investigators during a leak probe, according to The New York Times, where Watkins now works as a national security reporter. BuzzFeed Editor-In-Chief Ben Smith said he would “not comment at all on a reporter’s sources in the middle of an unjustifiable leak hunt” when The...
  • “No Leader is forever”, Macron says as G6 gears up to confront Trump

    06/07/2018 2:42:24 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Rooters ^ | 6-7-2018 | Rooters
    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday no leader was forever, suggesting a more confrontational attitude towards U.S. President Donald Trump as leaders from the Group of Seven countries prepare to clash on trade at a summit in Canada. asked by reporters whether the problem with Trump was that he “didn’t care about being isolated”, Macron said: “You say the U.S. President doesn’t care at all. Maybe, but nobody is forever,” he told a news conference flanked by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “The six countries of the G7 without the United States, are a bigger market taken together than...
  • U.S. Steel to restart second furnace in Granite City, hire 300 employees

    06/07/2018 1:28:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    STLToday ^ | 6-6-2018 | Staff
    U.S. Steel Corp. says it will restart the second of two shuttered blast furnaces at its Granite City mill and hire 300 employees. The decision by the Pittsburgh-based company follows a March announcement that it would restart the other blast furnace at the Granite City Works in the Metro East and recall 500 workers. U.S. Steel laid off hundreds of workers when it idled the furnaces in late 2015, with employment at the nearly 2,000 worker plant dipping as low as 100 in the ensuing two years. The company says the restart of the first furnace is in progress and...
  • Ron Rockwell Hansen: US arrests man for trying to spy for China

    06/04/2018 4:18:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-4-2018 | Sarah N. Lynch
    A former officer with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to spy on the United States for China, the Justice Department said on Monday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation took Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, into custody on Saturday while he was on his way to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to get a connecting flight to China. The department said he has been accused of trying to transmit national defense information to China and with receiving "hundreds of thousands of dollars" while acting illegally as an agent for the Chinese government.
  • Iran calls on World to STAND UP TO TRUMP, save Nuclear Deal

    06/03/2018 7:06:49 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Reuters
    The world should stand up to Washington's bullying behavior, Iran's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Sunday by state media in a letter to counterparts, as the top diplomat intensifies efforts to save a nuclear deal after a U.S. exit. U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out last month from the 2015 accord between Iran and world powers that lifted sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs to its nuclear program. The remaining signatories of the deal - France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China - still see the international accord as the best chance of stopping Tehran developing a nuclear...
  • Atlas Tube CEO critical of Canada's retaliation against U.S. tariffS

    06/02/2018 12:05:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    CTV ^ | 6-2-2018 | CTV Windsor
    I think the Prime Minister needs to park his ego and get a deal done,” says Zekelman, referring to negotiations for a North American Free Trade Agreement. The Canadian-born billionaire wants Trudeau to agree to a U.S. demand for a five-year sunset clause on NAFTA. “They have the world's largest economic engine and if we think we're going to swat them around, it’s not going to happen,” says Zekelman.
  • America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump: U.N. exper

    06/02/2018 10:28:54 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-2-2018 | Stephanie Nebahy
    he American economy roared into overdrive last month, the Labor Department reported Friday, extending the longest streak of job growth on record and echoing other recent signs of strength. The unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since the heady days of the dot-com boom in early 2000. The net increase of 223,000 jobs reflected healthy gains in a broad range of industries, from manufacturing and transportation to health care and retailing.
  • Why Are People Angry About Trump’s Steel Tariffs – And What Do They Mean For Us? ( UK dumping)

    06/01/2018 11:36:17 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Huff post UK ^ | 6-1-2018 | Sara Nelson
    The industry body UK Steel said that, with exports to America worth half a billion dollars a year, producers in Britain would be “hit hard”. Employees at the giant Port Talbot steelworks in Wales have described the move as “another body blow.” Mark Turner, who works at Tata, the company that owns the Welsh steelworks, said there is a major worry that the UK steel market will become saturated if other countries subject to the charges end up “dumping” their steel into Britain, pushing prices down. He added: “Our biggest concern is dumping. The American markets are going to be...
  • Cramer: Europeans are in 'over their heads' on trade because they've never seen anything like Trump

    05/31/2018 6:09:44 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5-31-2018 | Berkeley Lovelace
    The Europeans don't know what to do. I think they're a little taken by surprise," says Cramer, referring to the tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the EU. "Whatever the Europeans are doing, they are confused because they've never seen anything like this president," he adds
  • Could Chrysler Be Killed This Friday?

    05/30/2018 2:53:18 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 195 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-30-2018 | Chris Bruce
    Swirling rumors suggest that one of America's oldest remaining automakers could be on the chopping block. Sergio Marchionne will hold an investor's meeting in Italy on Friday, June 1, in Balocco, Italy, where the CEO will possibly kill one the corporation's most historic brands. FCA specialist Larry P. Vellequette of Automotive News reports that "a source told a European colleague" that Marchionne would declare the end of the Chrysler brand in the speech to investors. In addition, Marchionne could detail plans to pull Fiat out of the United States and China, according to Automotive News. The brand would re-focus on...
  • How Trump’s Election Shook Obama: ‘What if We Were Wrong?’

    05/30/2018 2:45:45 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 123 replies
    MSN/NYTimes ^ | 5-30-2018 | Peter Baker
    Riding in a motorcade in Lima, Peru, shortly after the 2016 election, President Barack Obama was struggling to understand Donald J. Trump’s victory. “What if we were wrong?” he asked aides riding with him in the armored presidential limousine. He had read a column asserting that liberals had forgotten how important identity was to people and had promoted an empty cosmopolitan globalism that made many feel left behind. “Maybe we pushed too far,” Mr. Obama said. “Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.” SNIP--- Mr. Rhodes describes the reaction of foreign leaders. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of...
  • More than 60 Dem lawmakers demand ethics investigation into Trump's relationship with China

    05/27/2018 6:12:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-27-2018 | Mary Tyler March
    More than 60 Democratic representatives are demanding an ethics investigation into President Trump's ties to China, following the president's recent push to rescue Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) posted a letter to David Apol, acting head of the federal government's ethics office, to Twitter on Sunday, stating that the request was prompted by Trump "advocating" for ZTE just days after the Chinese government gave one of the president's business endeavors a $500 million loan. In the letter, lawmakers say the business dealing between the Trump Organization and China may have violated U.S. laws forbidding public officials from...
  • The Constitutional Crisis is here

    05/22/2018 12:49:03 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 69 replies
    Jeff Bezos Internet Blog, fka ^ | 5-22-2018 | Eugene Robinson
    Stop waiting for the constitutional crisis that President Trump is sure to provoke. It’s here. On Sunday, via Twitter, Trump demanded that the Justice Department concoct a transparently political investigation, with the aim of smearing veteran professionals at Justice and the FBI and also throwing mud at the previous administration. Trump’s only rational goal is casting doubt on the probe by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, which appears to be closing in. Trump’s power play is a gross misuse of his presidential authority and a dangerous departure from long-standing norms. Strongmen such as Russia’s Vladimir Putin use their justice...
  • Cramer says departure of Penney's CEO means company is doomed

    05/22/2018 11:14:15 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    MSN ^ | 22MAy | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    Marvin Ellison's exit as CEO of J.C. Penney means the struggling department store chain can't be turned around, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday. Loading... J.C. Penney shares plunged Tuesday after Lowe's announced it is naming Ellison president and CEO, effective July 2. J.C. Penney, which has struggled to compete within the quickly changing retail landscape, told CNBC that it was informed by Ellison a couple days ago of the move. "If there was any chance [of a turnaround], I think you would stay," Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street." "Because it would obviously be such a kick in the...