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  • China slashes tariffs on imported cars

    05/22/2018 8:49:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 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...
  • Dems grit their teeth and cheer for Trump on North Korea

    05/21/2018 5:33:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 21, 2018 | Heather Caygle and Elana Schor
    Democrats face a political minefield ahead of President Donald Trump’s historic North Korea meeting: how to root for success for a president they usually want to see flounder. Trump is reportedly reevaluating the prospects for a significant denuclearization commitment from Kim Jong Un, but if he manages to land a foreign policy coup that has eluded past presidents, it couldn’t come at a worse time for Democrats. The party is planning to center its midterm campaign message around the numerous scandals engulfing the administration. A successful meeting with Kim, however, would give Trump and the GOP — already encouraged by...
  • POLL SHOCK: Republicans take COMMANDING lead in Reters/IPSOS Generic ballot!

    05/21/2018 1:26:23 PM PDT · by dangus · 146 replies
    Reuters/IPSOS ^ | 2018-05-21 | Dangus
    What the graph shows: The Republicans now LEAD the generic ballot poll by 6.2 points. Last week, they trailed by 2.9%. They had been trailing by 11 as recently as April 8. They are now TIED among young voters.
  • Trump's stealth Victory: Reshaping the courts....

    05/21/2018 3:14:22 AM PDT · by caww · 3 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/21/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    With less than two years under his belt, President Trump has managed to make a substantial imprint on the U.S. judicial system — one that could be felt for decades to come — by getting the Senate to confirm key judicial nominees. “What President Trump has done with judicial selection and appointments is probably at the very center of his legacy, and may well be his greatest accomplishments thus far,” Leonard Leo...“By the end of this year, he probably will have transformed about 30 percent of the federal appellate courts in our country, and that’s quite significant when put against...
  • Boom: Team Trump cuts nearly twice as many regulations as promised.....

    05/21/2018 3:26:19 AM PDT · by caww · 17 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/20/2018 | by Paul Bedard
    The Trump administration is showing no signs of slowing its slashing of Obama-era regulations, beating their plans to cut two for every new rule and saving more than double what was hoped for, according to a new report. “The Trump administration is making substantial deregulatory progress,” said a new report from American Action Forum....The administration is prioritizing deregulation, and it is set 'to double' its goals of a two-for-one deregulatory-to-regulatory ratio and $686.6 million in net savings,” said the report from forum experts Dan Bosch, director of regulatory policy, and Dan Goldbeck, a senior analyst. When he came to office,...
  • Never Trump Glen Beck Bends the Knee -- Dons MAGA Hat$ Predicts Trump 2020 Win

    05/20/2018 5:44:39 PM PDT · by Stepan12 · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 20, 2018 | Neounrealist
    Video at you tube link above
  • Trump Administration to Restrict Planned Parenthood Family Planning Funds

    05/20/2018 12:19:10 PM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The Trump administration is expected to announce Friday a proposed rule to cut family planning funding from abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood that promote abortion and refer women for the procedure as a method of family planning. The new regulations would prevent abortion vendors from operating a family planning program in facilities geared toward ending life and would make abortion counseling optional – not required – while they would not allow for abortion referral. According to the executive action, Planned Parenthood and other abortion vendors would lose the funding they have been receiving under Title X, a program that...
  • As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if America is lost for good

    05/19/2018 4:39:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Worcester Telegram ^ | May 19, 2018 | Griff Witte and Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post
    BERLIN - Since Jan. 20, 2017, European leaders have managed U.S. relations with one eye on the clock, anxiously counting down the hours until President Donald Trump’s term is up and hoping the core of the Western alliance isn’t too badly damaged in the meantime. But as Trump’s aggressive rhetoric toward America’s closest allies has evolved into hostile action this spring, a new fear has swept European capitals. Trump may not be an aberration that can be waited out, with his successor likely to push reset after four or eight years of fraught ties. Instead, the blend of unilateralism, nationalism...
  • With the individual mandate dead, the rest of Obamacare is unconstitutional.........

    05/19/2018 1:19:57 PM PDT · by caww · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/19/2018 | Justin Haskins
    The only basis for the mandate’s constitutionality, according to Roberts, is that it’s a tax — not a fine, penalty, or anything else... This is a vital point, because when Republicans passed their tax reform legislation in December 2017, they included a provision in the law that lowers the individual mandate penalty to $0 beginning in January 2019, effectively eliminating any hope the individual mandate could still be considered a “tax.” .....even if the remaining provisions can operate as Congress designed them to operate, the Court must determine if Congress would have enacted them standing alone and without the unconstitutional...
  • Capital spending soars as business leverages GOP tax reform.....

    05/19/2018 1:30:43 PM PDT · by caww · 14 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/19/2018 | by Joe Williams
    “Manufacturing in America is now rising to new heights, thanks to tax reform, and as a result, manufacturers of all sizes are already investing more, growing more, hiring more and paying more," association board member David Farr, the chief executive officer of Emerson Electric Co., said in a statement. "They are already improving lives and livelihoods.” In manufacturing, 86 percent of companies are investing in new equipment and facilities, according to a National Association of Manufacturers survey published last week. Beginning this year, the law allowed companies to deduct from their reported income the full cost of large equipment and...
  • Weekly Trump Report Card:... Promises kept on Jerusalem, abortion.....

    05/19/2018 1:38:08 PM PDT · by caww · 10 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/19/2018 | Paul Bedard
    This week’s White House Report Card finds that President Trump had another eventful week with several victories and, of course, more controversy over the Russia probe. He fulfilled two major campaign promises, shifting the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and he went even further than former President Reagan's pledge to conservatives in curbing taxpayer funding of clinics that provide abortion. Along the way his team won Senate support for Gina Haspel, the first woman approved to run the CIA, used his new legal team headed by Rudy Giuliani to muck up the Russia probe, broke bread with Democrats on...
  • Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director

    05/17/2018 1:03:19 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 105 replies
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel as CIA director, making her the first woman to lead the spy agency despite the controversy surrounding her role in the waterboarding program.
  • Ben Carson strikes critical blow to Obama fair-housing rule...

    05/19/2018 1:09:20 PM PDT · by caww · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/19/2018 | by Joseph Lawler
    The agency, led by Ben Carson, announced Friday evening that it was withdrawing the assessment tool by which cities and counties are supposed to identify housing discrimination and other problems faced by minorities and other groups. Conservative critics, including Carson, have argued that it represents an unwarranted intrusion of federal government influence into local zoning matters. The Obama version of the rule would have required cities and counties to use the tool, and data provided by the federal government, to spell out exactly which kinds of disparities their citizens faced. For example, if minorities lived in areas that lack public...
  • Trump’s New Abortion Regulation Continues Jack Kemp’s Pro-Life Legacy

    05/19/2018 8:00:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2019 | Frank Cannon
    On Friday, President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services announced it would be updating the Title X regulation framework to better enforce the letter of the law, which outlaws federal funding for abortion, and to ensure that federal family planning dollars do not go to facilities that perform abortion. This new framework is based largely on President Reagan’s similar Title X regulation in 1988, which was challenged in court but eventually upheld by the Supreme Court in Rust v. Sullivan.However, up to now, the framework has never truly been enforced. President Clinton quickly ditched it as soon as he took...
  • Trump Just Notched Another Four Judicial Confirmations

    05/15/2018 10:19:22 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/16/18 | Kevin Daley
    The Senate confirmed four of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees to federal appeals courts this week, bringing his total number of circuit court appointments to 21. Two nominees to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Michael Scudder and Amy St. Eve, were confirmed on unanimous votes Monday, as they were selected in consultation with Illinois’ two U.S. senators, Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth. Senators generally have special prerogatives for judicial vacancies arising in their states, and the 7th Circuit is based in Chicago. “The unanimous, swift confirmations of Judges St. Eve and Scudder attest to the value...
  • President Donald Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding

    05/18/2018 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 69 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 05-18-18 | Micaiah Bilger
    President Donald Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding The Trump administration is announcing new regulations today to partially defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses of tens of millions of tax dollars. This is the second time Trump has taken steps to revoke taxpayer funding for the nation’s biggest abortion business — after yanking taxpayer from from International Planned Parenthood during his first week in office. The United States spends about $260 million in Title X funds annually for family planning for low-income individuals, and Planned Parenthood is a huge recipient of those funds,...
  • Farm bill fails in House, amid conservative uprising over immigration

    05/18/2018 11:04:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    Fox ^ | 18 May 18 | Chad Pergam
    GOP seeks farm bill support amid immigration debate House Freedom Caucus members are trying to flex some muscle on immigration in exchange for support on the farm bill; A sprawling and subsidy-packed farm bill that also would have tightened food stamp rules failed in the House on Friday, in a dramatic defeat for GOP leaders who faced an uprising from conservatives over inaction on immigration. The farm bill, which was voted down 213-198, had been hanging in the balance as the conservative House Freedom Caucus threatened to withhold support without an agreement on an immigration bill vote. The GOP leadership,...
  • President Trump’s Destroying the Federal Government As We Know It: Rebuilding May be Impossible

    05/18/2018 11:31:53 AM PDT · by ethom · 104 replies
    Find Climate Answers ^ | May 16, 2018 | Heather Digby Parton
    Trump is draining the swamp —Rebuilding government may be impossible In the 2013 novel “A Delicate Truth,” John le Carré presents the “deep state” as a moneyed, cultured élite — the “non-governmental insiders from banking, industry, and commerce” whose access to information allows them to rule in secret. Trump’s conception is quite different. A real-estate baron, Trump is at war with the clerks — the apparatchiks who, he claims, are seeking to nullify the election by denying the prerogatives of his Administration. This attack on “bureaucracy” is really an attack on the State Department, the intelligence community and ordinary bureaucrats...
  • Trump to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding, Administration Will Announce Friday....

    05/17/2018 8:26:02 PM PDT · by caww · 43 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | 5/17/2018 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    On Friday, the Trump administration will announce a proposed rule to cut taxpayer funding to abortionists like Planned Parenthood under Title X....The executive action is based on a 1988 Reagan regulation. “The proposal would require a bright line of physical as well as financial separation between Title X programs and any program (or facility) where abortion is performed, supported, or referred for as a method of family planning,” a Trump administration official tells. The 1970 law establishing Title X states: “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family...
  • Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA director (trunc)

    05/17/2018 1:17:14 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 17, 2018 | jacob pramuk
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's divisive pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. The intelligence veteran will become the next CIA director and the first woman to lead the spy agency, despite concerns about her role at the CIA when it employed the "enhanced interrogation" program that used some tactics broadly considered torture. After controversy surrounding Haspel's qualifications, enough Democrats supported her to secure her confirmation. The chamber confirmed Haspel by a 54 to 45 vote. Six Democrats supported her, while two Republicans voted against her. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who was tortured himself and...