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  • China slashes tariffs on imported cars

    05/22/2018 8:49:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | Daniel Shane
    China is cutting the tariffs it charges on imported cars, giving a potential boost to foreign automakers in the world's largest market. The Chinese Finance Ministry said Tuesday that it will cut import duties on passenger vehicles from 25% to 15%, starting July 1. The announcement, which fulfills an earlier pledge by Chinese President Xi Jinping, comes just days after China and the United States agreed to a ceasefire in their recent trade hostilities. President Donald Trump singled China's import duties on cars for criticism last month, pointing out that they're far higher than the 2.5% the United States charges...
  • Trump's promised winnings in Korea are on the horizon

    05/09/2018 12:49:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6, 2018 | Alex Markovsky
    Most criticism of the impending agreement with North Korea espouses a traditional liberal bias. Instead of reading President Trump’s “The Art of the Deal,” Trump’s critics should be reading “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu, the Chinese warrior-philosopher who wrote the book two thousand years ago. Sun Tzu taught that the central importance in war is deception. “Even though you are competent, appear incompetent. One with great skill appears inept,” Sun Tzu advised. “Wear them down by fight, foster disharmony, use their anger and pride against them.” We all remember Trump’s midnight tweets: “little rocket man,” “this maniac,” “much...
  • Trump Iran Announcment [Live Thread}

    05/08/2018 10:58:31 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 234 replies
    4 Chan ^ | 5/8/2018 | Trump
  • Citi: U.S. To Become World’s Top Oil Exporter

    05/05/2018 6:44:39 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 16 replies ^ | 05-03-2018 | Tim
    As global oil markets shift their attention from U.S. shale oil production back to a resurgent Saudi Arabia and Russia and geopolitical concerns bearing down on oil prices, Citigroup said last Wednesday that the U.S. is poised to surpass Saudi Arabia next year as the world’s largest exporter of crude and oil products. The U.S. exported a record 8.3 million barrels per day (bpd) last week of crude oil and petroleum products, the government also said Wednesday. Top crude oil exporter Saudi Arabia’s, for its part, exported 9.3 million bpd in January, while Russia exported 7.4 million bpd, the bank...
  • Trump to send 57,000 Honduran TPS recipients back home...

    05/04/2018 3:07:39 PM PDT · by caww · 71 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 5/4/2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Trump administration will require 57,000 Honduran people to return to their home country, after having lived in the U.S. with protected status since a 1999 hurricane, according to a report Friday morning. Approximately 300,000 people have been approved for TPS since Congress created the program in 1990. Hondurans are the second-largest national group of people who benefit from TPS. Hondurans were permitted to move to the U.S. under the program after Hurricane Mitch destroyed parts of the country in 1999.
  • Record exports cut US trade deficit to $49 billion

    05/03/2018 8:11:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2018 8:50 AM EDT | Paul Wiseman
    Record exports trimmed the U.S. trade deficit in March, the first drop in seven months in a massive gap that President Donald Trump is determined to shrink with an aggressive America first policy. The Commerce Department says the trade deficit — the difference between what America sells and what it buys in foreign markets — slid to $49 billion, down from $57.7 billion in February and lowest since September. Trump has vowed to bring down America’s massive deficits, which he blames on bad trade agreements and abusive practices by U.S. trading partners. Exports rose in March to a record $208.5...
  • Justice Department announces 'zero-tolerance' policy on illegal border crossings

    04/06/2018 1:12:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 6, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    The Justice Department announced Friday that it is implementing a “zero-tolerance” policy for prosecuting those attempting to enter the U.S. illegally -- the latest in a series of measures by the Trump administration to combat illegal immigration. “The situation at our Southwest Border is unacceptable,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement announcing the policy. “Congress has failed to pass effective legislation that serves the national interest -- that closes dangerous loopholes and fully funds a wall along our southern border. " “As a result, a crisis has erupted at our Southwest Border that necessitates an escalated effort to...
  • ICE raids meatpacking plant in rural Tennessee; 97 immigrants arrested

    04/06/2018 12:17:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 6, 2018 | By Maria Sacchetti
    Federal officials arrested 97 immigrants at a meat-processing plant in rural Tennessee late Thursday in what civil rights organizations said was the largest single workplace raid in a decade and a sign that the Trump administration is carrying out its plan to aggressively ramp up enforcement this year. Ten people were arrested on federal criminal charges, one person was arrested on state charges and 86 immigrants were detained for being in the country illegally. The National Immigration Law Center and other immigrant advocates said the Tennessee raid was the largest since the George W. Bush administration and deployed many of...
  • Washington Spent Trillions Building Foreign Countries While Allowing OUR OWN To Fall

    03/29/2018 1:21:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    POTUS via Twitter ^ | 03/29/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Washington spent trillions building up foreign countries while allowing OUR OWN infrastructure to fall into a state of total disrepair. No more! It's time to REBUILD, and we will do it with American WORKERS, American GRIT, and American PRIDE!
  • Job openings surge to a record 6.3 million, Labor Department says

    03/16/2018 9:54:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/16/2018 | Jeff Cox
    Job openings in the U.S. surged to a record 6.3 million, according to the most recent count from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of new positions surged by 645,000 as of the end of January, a new high for the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The metric gets close attention from Federal Reserve policymakers when gauging the economy and the appropriate monetary policy response. The report suggests slack remains in the labor market, as employers continue to hire and the pool of available jobs grows. Most of the openings came in the private sector, which saw 608,000...
  • Liberals outraged: Trump wants to replace food stamps — with food!

    02/15/2018 11:15:25 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 181 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-13-18 | Joseph Curl
    In his big budget proposal Monday, President Trump offered a novel idea: Instead of giving needy people stamps they can redeem for food, why not just give them actual food? As you might guess, liberals were enraged by the notion. How dare Mr. Trump try to take food stamps away from hungry people and give them — of all things — food? Here’s how the liberal HuffPost saw it: “Facing a trillion-dollar deficit because of his just-passed tax cuts, President Donald Trump has an idea for how to get some of that money back: making poor people eat beans and...
  • Trump’s new food-stamps plan: A basket of U.S. food, direct to your doorstep

    02/12/2018 3:26:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 12, 2018 3:01 p.m. ET
    The White House says the changes could save $214 billion over a decade. “The Budget proposes to combine the traditional retail-based SNAP electronic benefit with the direct provision of nutritious and 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods to participating households. This cost-effective proposal maintains our commitment to helping needy families avoid hunger while generating substantial savings,” the budget said. Households receiving $90 per month or more would get a portion in shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit, vegetables, and meat, poultry or fish. The remainder of the benefit would go onto the debit card...
  • Trump releases 2019 budget with $3 trillion in cuts

    02/12/2018 12:21:49 PM PST · by Innovative · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 12, 2018 | Naomi Jagoda
    President Trump on Monday rolled out a White House budget that includes deep cuts to some federal agencies, an increase in funding for the Pentagon and $18 billion for a wall on the Mexican border. It includes proposals to cut deficits by more than $3 trillion over a decade and lower debt levels as a percentage of the gross domestic product, but does not balance by doing away with annual deficits.
  • Cory Booker Had ‘Tears Of Rage’ When He Heard ‘S***hole’ Comment [VIDEO]

    01/16/2018 11:00:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 106 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 16, 2018 | Amber Athey
    Democratic Sen. Cory Booker seethed with anger over Trump’s alleged “shithole countries” comment during a hearing with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. During a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Nielsen faced numerous questions about Trump’s alleged insistence that countries like Haiti and African countries are “shithole countries.” “I hurt,” Booker cried. “When Dick Durbin called me I had tears of rage when I heard about this experience in this meeting.” “For you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues saying, ‘I’ve already answered that line of...
  • U.S. freezes grant to UNRWA

    01/06/2018 7:44:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/18 | Elad Benari
    The United States administration froze a $125 million grant to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN’s agency for “Palestinian refugees”, which was supposed to be delivered on January 1, Channel 10 News reported on Friday, citing three Western diplomats. The amount frozen is one-third of the annual funding the United States provides the organization, according to the report. The three diplomats, who asked to remain anonymous because of the political sensitivity of the issue, told Channel 10 the grant had been frozen until the end of the reexamination of U.S. aid to the Palestinians, which began...
  • Pope Francis is Ireland’s favorite world leader

    01/02/2018 11:23:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri, Dec 29, 2017, 01:00 | Michael O’Regan
    Pope Francis is the most popular world leader among Irish people, who rate British prime minister Theresa May and US president Donald Trump poorly, an international opinion poll published today finds. The pope was viewed favorably by 70 percent of the Irish respondents to the poll and unfavorably by 21 percent. Mr. Trump polls an 82 percent unfavorable rating, with just 13 percent looking on him in a positive light. More than two-thirds of respondents (68 percent) viewed Ms. May unfavorably, compared to 22 percent who viewed her favorably. The research was carried out by the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN)...
  • CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity

    12/15/2017 5:42:16 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2017 | Lena H. Sun
    The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget. Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”
  • Mick Mulvaney Just Savaged The CFPB In His First Press Conference As Director

    11/28/2017 10:49:37 AM PST · by smileyface · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Nov 27, 2017 | Bre Payton
    Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney just savaged the federal agency President Donald Trump recently put him in charge of during his first press conference as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mulvaney, who has long criticized the CFPB, doubled down on his hatred of the agency which was enacted in 2011 by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulations passed in the aftermath of the 2008 economic downturn. “Yeah, my opinion of the structure of CFPB has not changed,” Mulvaney said. “I still think it is an awful example of a bureaucracy that has gone wrong. It...
  • First Daughter Ivanka Trump Instagrams Her Election Day 2016 Photos

    11/08/2017 1:05:18 PM PST · by drewh · 14 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | 2 hours ago | By Alexandra Svokos
    Wednesday, Nov. 8 marks the one-year anniversary of the 2016 election. On that day, voters took to the polls to vote for their next president, and the majority picked Hillary Clinton. But because of the Electoral College, Donald Trump won in a huge shock. Well, first daughter Ivanka Trump shared some Election Day photos on Instagram this Nov. 8 to recount how she, her family, and the Trump campaign spent that historic day. (Although, technically speaking, Donald Trump was not announced as the winner of the election until Nov. 9, and yes, I'll nitpick.) In case you've blocked the day...
  • Trump’s Tough Talk on Nafta Raising Fears of Pact’s Demise

    10/11/2017 1:33:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | October 11, 2017 | Ana Swanson
    WASHINGTON — The North American Free Trade Agreement, long a punching bag for President Trump, is edging closer toward collapse as negotiators gather for a fourth round of contentious talks here this week. In recent weeks, the Trump administration has sparred with American businesses that support Nafta and pushed for significant changes that negotiators from Mexico and Canada say are nonstarters. All the while, the president has continued threatening to withdraw the United States from the trade agreement, which he has maligned as the worst in history. On Wednesday, as he sat beside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in...