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  • Photos: ‘Just Like 2016!’ Massive Lines for Trump Las Vegas rally

    09/20/2018 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    GP ^ | September 20,2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Photos posted online from Las Vegas show a massive turnout for President’s Trump’s campaign rally being held Thursday night at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The half-mile-plus lines in the 95 degree heat are reminiscent of the huge crowds that turned out in 2015-2016 for Trump’s presidential campaign rallies. The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker reported on the enthusiasm of the Trump supporters, “Some brief anecdotal scene from the Trump rally here in Las Vegas: One woman drove in from San Diego. Another drove 16 hours from Elk City, Idaho. A man and his son flew down from Washington State. And...
  • Executive Order Authorizing Implementation of Certain Sanctions Countering America's Adversaries

    09/20/2018 9:43:41 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 20 replies ^ | 9/20/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Executive Order Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act | The White House Order Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Acting-americas-adversaries-sanctions-act/ White House Logo  SHARE EXECUTIVE ORDERS Executive Order Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act  FOREIGN POLICY Issued on: September 20, 2018 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA),...
  • Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on U.S. imports

    09/18/2018 10:02:30 PM PDT · by cba123 · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2018 | Joe Mcdonald
    BEIJING – China on Tuesday announced a tariff increase on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump’s latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing’s technology policy. The announcement followed a warning by an American business group that a “downward spiral” in their conflict appeared certain following Trump’s penalties on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The Finance Ministry said it was going ahead with plans announced in August for the increases of 10 percent and 5 percent on 5,207 types of U.S. goods. A list released last month included coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. Please see...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency

    09/18/2018 6:20:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON AND BUCK SEXTON
    President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax,” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency. “What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office. “I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I’ve done… in its own way this might be the most important thing...
  • Why The U.S. Ranks At The Bottom In A Foreign Aid Index (According to this freelance writer)

    09/18/2018 1:55:22 PM PDT · by gattaca · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | September 18, 2018 | Joanne Lu
    The United States' commitment to global development does not look good compared with that of other wealthy countries — and it's likely to get worse. According to an annual index released Tuesday by the Center for Global Development that ranks 27 of the world's wealthiest countries, the U.S. scored dead last on foreign aid contributions and quality — despite being the largest donor in dollar amount. That's because in 2017, it allocated a mere 0.18 percent of its gross national income for development assistance. That is well short of the 0.7 percent that wealthy countries have committed to strive for...
  • Obama repeatedly stutters, talks about himself 79 times while campaigning for candidates

    09/16/2018 12:14:41 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 79 replies
    There were times during a Thursday rally Barack Obama couldn’t help but talk about himself, even though he was supposed to be talking about other people. There were other times he could barely talk at all. During the Cleveland rally for Rich Cordray and Betty Sutton, Obama repeatedly talked about himself, despite the candidates sitting behind him. Several times, he stuttered as he attempted to attack President Trump and the success of recent Republican initiatives.
  • Trump holds National Council for the American Worker meeting — live updates

    09/17/2018 12:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 17, 2018
    President Trump is expected to speak at what the White House is describing as the inaugural meeting of the President's National Council for the American Worker on Monday. The president praised the efforts of first responders after Hurricane Florence lashed out at the East Coast. "Will not rest until that job is done and done perfectly," the president said, according to the White House press pool. "... It's a very dangerous situation. You have collapses. You have slides. Its very scary." The council was formed to develop a national workforce strategy to help students and workers have access to the...
  • Trump promises announcement on new China tariffs after market close Monday...

    09/17/2018 12:51:03 PM PDT · by caww · 1 replies
    .washingtonexaminer. ^ | 9/17/2018 | Sean Higgins
    “It will be a lot of money coming into the coffers of the United States of America," Trump said of the tariffs. "A lot of money coming in, but you’ll be seeing what we’re doing right after close of business today." Trump made the announcement to reporters in the Roosevelt Room. The administration has repeatedly said the tariffs are needed to address China's policies, which it claims are predatory and cannot be tolerated. "We can't do that anymore," Trump told reporters. Trump has already enacted tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods and has threatened tariffs on a further $200...
  • Dan Hannan: A US-UK deal will revolutionize world trade

    09/17/2018 9:31:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies ^ | Daniel Hannan
    Let’s take Donald Trump both seriously and literally. When he says he wants to abolish all trade barriers, let’s assume he means it. Back in June, the President stunned his fellow heads of government at the Quebec G7 summit by telling them: “No tariffs, no barriers, that's the way it should be. And no subsides.” A world where all such distortions were removed from markets would indeed be vastly wealthier. We would all benefit, especially people on low incomes, who would gain the most from a fall in prices. Pretty much every mainstream economist, from both ends of the political...
  • North Korean sanctions violations don’t mean Kim is abandoning denuclearization

    09/16/2018 9:59:23 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 1 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/16/18 | USA Features
    Last week the White House announced that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent a letter via South Korea to President Trump sending ‘warm’ regards and a request for a second summit following their historic Singapore meeting earlier this year. The request has generated much speculation among Western and Asian diplomatic and geopolitical circles as to what it means in regards to the primary objective of the U.S., South Korea, Japan, and other concerned parties: The complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. So, does the ongoing flouting of U.S. and international sanctions indicate that Kim isn’t serious about denuclearization and never...
  • Free Trade - The Spirit Of The Ocean

    09/15/2018 6:19:08 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 15 September 2018 | Geoff Fox
    Chinese power is expanding. Chinese claims to the South China Sea are not going to go away in a hurry. At the moment, American power represents a restraint on Chinese expansion. It is not clear how that will hold into the future. In his landmark foreign policy speech in April 2016 candidate Trump said, “……our resources are totally over extended. ……. the U.S. must be prepared to let these (European and Asian) countries defend themselves. We have no choice.” My unique country, Australia, a predominantly European nation on the edge of Asia, does have very deep emotional, cultural and historical...
  • El-Erian: Trump has a 75% chance of winning the trade war

    09/12/2018 9:17:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | September 12, 2018 | Krystal Hu
    President Donald Trump’s trade war may soon escalate if the U.S. slaps more tariffs on import goods from China. Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at the Allianz Group and former CEO of PIMCO, assuaged U.S. investors by noting that the chance of the U.S. getting a better deal from the trade war is 3-in-4. “I think it’s really important to make a distinction between the journey and the destination,” El-Erian said on Yahoo Finance’s The Final Round on Tuesday. “The journey will involve lots of noise, lots of rhetoric about trade wars, and the technically vulnerable asset classes, such as...
  • Mr. Xi – Tear Down These Trade Walls!

    09/12/2018 9:17:25 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 3 replies ^ | 9/1218 | L Todd Wood
    If there was ever an overt sign that the Chamber of Commerce and the Koch brothers really want to continue the open-border raping of America, then today’s announcement that these groups, among other colluders, are banding together to publically oppose and attempt to defeat President Trump’s trade agenda, is that sign. It is a sign from Hades. The fact that these people care nothing for the slaughter of the American heartland, the out-of-control opioid abuse that has killed God knows how many due to despair and loss of livlihood, is simply shocking (Although we knew they doing this before which...
  • China Car Sales Drop as Economic Woes, U.S. Trade War Hit Buyers

    09/10/2018 1:08:33 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 13 replies
    Bloomberg | September 10, 2018, 2:24 AM CDT | Ying Tian, Yan Zhang, and Prudence Ho
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  • Moscow And Merkel Quietly Start Building Nord Stream II To Increase German Dependence On Russian Gas

    09/08/2018 6:27:04 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 10 replies ^ | 9/8/18 | L Todd Wood
    Berlin and Moscow quietly have started laying pipeline for the infamous Nord Stream II pipeline from Russia to Germany. U.S. President Trump has called Germany totally owned by Russia due to their increasing dependence on Russian natural gas to power Deutschland during the winter months. Solitaire, the pipelay vessel of Swiss company Allseas, started installing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Gulf of Finland on Wednesday. Solitaire has a length of 300 meters and a width of 41 meters and the vessel will lay the pipeline around the clock seven days a week, the company said. Altogether 420...
  • Trump tells Apple to make products in U.S. to avoid China tariffs

    09/08/2018 3:36:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 8, 2018 | Christopher Bing
    U.S. President Trump tweeted on Saturday that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) should make products inside the United States if it wants to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports. The company told trade officials in a letter on Friday that the proposed tariffs would affect prices for a “wide range” of Apple products, including its Watch, but it did not mention the iPhone. Trump, speaking on Friday aboard Air Force One, said the administration had tariffs planned for an additional $267 billion worth of Chinese goods. Trump tweeted that “Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on...
  • US recalls diplomats from countries that abandoned Taiwan for China

    09/08/2018 2:59:00 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/8/18 | USA Features
    Analysis: As the Trump administration continues to express greater support for Taiwan, China is exerting more effort in peeling away as many of Taiwan’s remaining 17 allies as it can, as a way to further isolate the island. Moving into regions so close, geographically and politically, to Washington is akin to the Soviet Union moving into traditional U.S. zones of influence in the Caribbean (Cuba) and Latin America during the Cold War.
  • How Europe is plotting to skirt Trump's sanctions on Iran

    09/04/2018 4:54:29 PM PDT · by Hadean · 17 replies ^ | Sept 4, 2018 | Josh Lederman and Dan De Luce
    WASHINGTON — America's allies in Europe are plotting ways to bypass President Donald Trump's sanctions on Iran as they work to keep the nuclear deal alive without the United States. With a second round of U.S. sanctions set to take effect in November, European officials are working at cross-purposes with Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign as they try to preserve as much business as possible with Iran. The goal is to persuade Iran's leaders to stay in the deal for a few more years — perhaps long enough for Trump to be replaced and for a new U.S. president to rejoin...
  • EU Trade Commissioner Gives Ground: We’re Willing To Drop Auto Tariffs To Zero

    08/30/2018 3:37:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 30 Aug 2018 | John Sexton
    EU Trade Commissioner Gives Ground: We’re Willing To Drop Auto Tariffs To Zero (If The US Will Do The Same)(Full Title) President Trump’s hard line on tariffs has won a significant concession from the European Union, at least the promise of one. Trump has been warning all summer that he could add a tariff on automobile imports which would have a significant impact on automakers in Europe (as well as Japan and Mexico). Today the European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the EU was willing to drop all of its existing tariffs on cars and other goods to zero...
  • The hidden gems of the US-Mexico trade deal

    08/31/2018 11:26:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/18 | Russell Price
    Investors cheered Monday’s announcement of a trade deal with Mexico, and appropriately so. A final agreement is not yet in hand, but if maintained, it could alleviate a portion of the significant trade-related uncertainty investors have been dealing with for more than a year. The agreement would offer a few notable adjustments to the original 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which primarily dealt with the trade in goods. The world has changed dramatically since 1994, however, and the value-add of manufacturing skills has been diluted by a proliferation of production capabilities around the world. A nation’s economic worth,...