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  • Joe Biden Continues the Democrat Obsession With Political Losers

    03/22/2019 4:29:12 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 15 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The Democrat presidential nomination battle is already a three-ring circus, and the far left elements of the Democrat base are going to make sure it stays that way. Yesterday, ex-Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who is struggling to gain a foothold in the race, found himself in trouble with the social justice warrior crowd when his effort to imply that a woman may well win the nominating contest fell flat with the humorless left. The first mistake Hickenlooper made was accepting CNN’s invitation to get a little (very little, given CNN’s dwindling audience)...
  • How Trump is on track for a 2020 landslide

    03/21/2019 5:07:06 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 35 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 3/21/2019 | Ben White
    President Donald Trump has a low approval rating. He is engaging in bitter Twitter wars and facing metastasizing investigations. But if the election were held today, he’d likely ride to a second term in a huge landslide, according to multiple economic models with strong track records of picking presidential winners and losses. Credit a strong U.S. economy featuring low unemployment, rising wages and low gas prices — along with the historic advantage held by incumbent presidents. While Trump appears to be in a much stronger position than his approval rating and conventional Beltway wisdom might suggest, he also could wind...
  • Why democrats will drive people back to Trump

    03/21/2019 2:13:01 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-21-19 | DrJohn
    Every time I try to walk away Somethin’ makes me turn around and stayI can tell you why Liberals want so badly to take Trump down that they will destroy the country to do it. They support killing full term viable and even newborn babies. They’re pushing socialism. They would turn the US into Venezuela. Or Connecticut. They are promising to give away your wealth. They want to pack the Supreme Court.Progressive activists are pushing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to commit to increasing the number of Supreme Court justices in order to dilute the current conservative majority. The recently created, aptly named “Pack the...
  • Trump’s ‘economic boom’ is unlikely without major legislation, his economic team says

    03/21/2019 9:05:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/21/2019 | Heather Long
    President Trump has promised an economic boom that will last for years to come, but he’s unlikely to get one without the help of Congress to pass major new legislation, according to estimates by Trump’s own economic team. To achieve about 3% growth for the next decade, Trump would need a big infrastructure bill, more tax cuts, additional deregulation, and policies that transition more people off government aid and into full-time jobs, according to the 2019 Economic Report of the President, released Tuesday by Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers. There’s skepticism that Trump will be able to get all of...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Trump's trade war puts China's once vaunted economy in real peril

    03/21/2019 5:40:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Ethan Epstein
    BEIJING — Since the 2009 global financial crisis hobbled most of the world’s developed countries, China has been the economic locomotive pulling the rest of the world behind it. As the economies of Europe, the U.S. and Japan stagnated, China went from strength to strength. It surpassed its Asian rival to the east a decade ago in total gross domestic product to become the world’s second-largest economy, with its sights trained squarely on the United States. Indeed, judged by what economists call purchasing power parity — the idea that services such as a haircut are valued equally — Beijing already...
  • Trade War: 1 Million Lbs of Smuggled Chinese Meat Seized in NJ Amid Swine Plague

    03/19/2019 10:17:33 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 30 replies ^ | March 18, 2019 | No Byline
    US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials seized 1 million pounds of pork products at the Newark, New Jersey maritime point of entry Friday. The meat is believed to have been smuggled from China, where there is currently an outbreak of the African swine fever (ASF). During a Friday news conference, officials announced the seizure of over 50 shipping containers containing pork products. "Agriculture specialists made a critical interception of these prohibited animal products, and stopped them from entering the US before they could potentially cause grave damage," Troy Miller, director of CBP field operations for the cities of New...
  • China should quickly get out of its huge US trade problem (good article)

    03/17/2019 9:26:18 PM PDT · by cba123 · 38 replies ^ | 1 hour ago | Dr. Michael Ivanovich
    Beijing cannot indefinitely continue to accumulate wealth and technology by exploiting America’s open markets. A prompt solution of the U.S.-China trade dispute requires a rebalancing on bilateral trade accounts — drastically lower Chinese sales to the U.S. and sharply increasing Chinese purchases of American goods and services. China’s regulatory changes are a different matter. Financial markets should stop fretting about the U.S.-China trade problem — that’s a peripheral issue and a purely trading event. Only the Fed can crash Wall Street. (Please see full article at the link)
  • How Trump would cut Medicare by $818B in a decade

    03/11/2019 2:53:59 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 26 replies
    President Trump's proposed budget released Monday appeared to call on Congress to cut $818 billion from Medicare over 10 years, despite a long-standing promise from the president that he wouldn't touch the popular program. The budget does not outline specific cuts to Medicare, nor does it propose a cost-saving plan along the lines of an idea from former House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to give beneficiaries subsidies to buy private coverage. Instead, the budget envisions spending reductions through Congress passing prescription-drug legislation and through efforts to reduce improper payments to healthcare providers. "He's not cutting Medicare in this budget," Russell...
  • Koch-backed group offers to help Pelosi limit Trump tariff powers

    02/20/2019 6:52:45 PM PST · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 20, 2019 | Sean Higgins
    Americans For Prosperity, a free-market advocacy group funded in part by the Koch network, has offered to help House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pass legislation that would limit President Trump's ability to unilaterally impose new tariffs. "[W]e hope to work with your office to advance legislation to require congressional approval of any proposed tariffs," said AFP chief government affairs officer Brent Gardner and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce executive vice president Nathan Nascimento told Pelosi in a letter sent Friday and made public Wednesday. The group called on Pelosi to support the Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act, legislation jointly introduced...
  • Trump administration moves to end work permits for spouses of skilled foreign workers

    03/11/2019 11:53:08 AM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies
    The Bergen Record ^ | 02.25.19 | Monsy Alvarado
    Trump administration moves to end work permits for spouses of skilled foreign workers
  • President Trump's budget to include $100M for Ivanka's women's fund

    03/08/2019 10:30:14 AM PST · by proust · 35 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 8, 2019 | Catherine Lucey
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's 2020 budget proposal will include $100 million for a global women's fund spearheaded by his daughter Ivanka Trump. In a statement to The Associated Press, Ivanka Trump noted that Friday was International Women's Day and stressed the initiative was "working towards our goal of economically empowering 50 million women in developing countries by 2025." She says the budget includes "a new $100 million commitment" for the fund.
  • Nearly a Million Russians have Signed a Petition Against Chinese Involvement in Lake Baikal

    03/08/2019 12:07:22 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    As more details about Chinese activities in and around Lake Baikal have surfaced, commentaries attacking them and complaining about the Russian government’s cooperation with them have appeared. But most indicative of Russian attitudes is the result of an effort by film and television stars in Russia to block Chinese plans to build a water bottling plant on Russia’s most famous lake. They have already collected more than 800,000 signatures on an online petition. This petition provides the strongest indication yet of just how angry Russians are about Chinese overreach in Russia east of the Urals. Unless Moscow limits Chinese activities...
  • Chinese trade surplus with America data just in for 2018 year-end. Worst ever.

    03/07/2019 8:45:15 PM PST · by cba123 · 35 replies
    US Census Bureau ^ | US Government website
    Last year, we were already at a new all-time bad world record: 505 billion dollars. This year, we outdid ourselves on buying cr*p from China, with a NEW ALL-TIME RECORD: 540 billion dollars. Congratulations China. Not so much, for America...
  • Here's the best poll # for Donald Trump this year

    03/06/2019 9:53:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 6, 2019 | Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    The first two years of Donald Trump's presidency haven't exactly been filled with stellar ratings from the public. Trump's approval rating in Gallup has never -- not one time -- been above 50% since he was sworn into office. His overall job approval number in the Real Clear Politics' average is below 44%. Almost six in 10 people disapproved of how Trump has handled the Russia investigation in a CNN-SSRS poll last month. On and on it goes -- bad numbers following bad numbers, leaving the poll-obsessed Trump to cherry-pick a piece of data here and there that suggests he...
  • Gallup: Trump Job Approval On The Economy Reaches New High

    03/05/2019 12:46:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2019 | Allahpundit
    No incumbent president pulling 55 percent on the economy and unemployment can be counted out for reelection, however anemic his overall job approval might be.In fact, this poll is a reminder of how solid Trump’s 2020 prospects would look if he was a bit less … Trumpy, for lack of a better word.It’s mostly Republicans driving that number but he’s at 53 percent approval on the economy and 56 percent on unemployment among independents, a group that gives him an overall job approval of just 35 percent. Those are also the only two out of 14 categories tested in...
  • UK-US trade deal: Envoy attacks 'myths' about US farming

    03/04/2019 3:59:37 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2nd March | BBC News
    Fears over chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-fed beef are "myths", according to the US ambassador to the UK. In the Daily Telegraph, Woody Johnson urged the UK to embrace US farming methods after Washington published its objectives for a UK-US trade deal. EU rules currently limit US exports of certain food products, including chicken and beef - but Mr Johnson wants that to change in the UK after Brexit. Downing Street has repeatedly denied it will accept lower food standards. A No 10 spokeswoman said: "We have always been very clear that we will not lower our food standards as part...
  • Chinese farmers warn government they’ll need subsidies to compete with U.S. farm products

    03/04/2019 8:13:02 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/4/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Full headline: Winning: Trump, Xi close to ‘trade deal’ as Chinese farmers warn government they’ll need subsidies to compete with U.S. farm productsAs official Washington preoccupies itself with the latest alleged “crisis” involving some aspect of the Trump administration, the White House has been quietly but steadily making progress on its key trade objectives. Last year POTUS Donald Trump announced that his negotiators had reached a deal with Mexico and Canada to rework NAFTA into a new United States Mexico Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). The agreement awaits action in the U.S. Congress and the legislatures of the other two countries,...
  • Trade Talks: Don’t Look Now, But China Just Blinked On Technology Theft

    03/03/2019 3:09:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s been no end to the complaints on the left (and portions of the right as well) about President Trump’s use of tariffs to attempt to craft better trade deals for the United States. The results have been a mixed bag thus far, with some efforts delivering results (see: Mexico and Canada) and others seeming to fall short (the auto industry is a good example there). But some of the greatest consternation on display around punditry panels has been caused by the President’s aggressive stance toward China, arguably our largest trading partner. Trump’s complaints about their habitual theft of...
  • Why China and America Fight Over Chicken Feet

    03/03/2019 3:36:08 AM PST · by vannrox · 67 replies
    Atas Obscura ^ | January 28, 2019 | by Kristi Allen
    International squabbles have stopped a once-mighty chicken foot trade. Why China and America Fight Over Chicken Feet A large amount of ChinaÂ’s imported chicken consists of paws. All photos Kristi AllenAmericans eat a lot of chicken, clocking in at almost 100 pounds per person per year. However, thereÂ’s one part of the bird many overlook: the chewy, clawed feet.Chicken feet are a favorite treat around the world. Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and many other countries all have their own classic preparations of chicken feet. If thereÂ’s one place where theyÂ’re most popular, itÂ’s China. Across the country, chicken feet are...
  • Trump...Mueller probe: "They're trying to take you out with bulls---"

    03/02/2019 11:15:22 AM PST · by ETL · 76 replies ^ | Mar 2, 2019 | Adam Shaw | Fox News
    President Trump, in an expletive-laden speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday, accused FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team of trying to take him out with “bulls---” and accused a top Clinton aide of not having recovered “from getting his a-- kicked.” Trump accused his opponents of moving away from a narrative of Russian collusion as Mueller prepares to file his report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He said that the report was being produced “by people who weren’t elected.” “Unfortunately you put the wrong people in a couple of positions and they leave people...