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  • China's fingerprints on summit's cancellation, so US must push back

    05/26/2018 8:49:04 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2018 | Joseph Bosco
    The mask is off. That is, it is for those willing to confront the true face of Communist China (even the use of that antiquated but accurate Cold War name still grates on many). Beijing’s blatant sabotaging of the promising dialogue between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un puts the lie to the decades-old Chinese and Western triple myths that (a) Beijing shares the world’s concerns about North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, (b) its power to do anything about them is quite limited, and (c) it will nonetheless make good-faith efforts to push Pyongyang toward...
  • Border Patrol officer shoots dead a 19-year-old illegal immigrant trying to enter the country...

    05/25/2018 10:39:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 73 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 26, 2018 | Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Border Patrol officer shoots dead a 19-year-old illegal immigrant trying to enter the country in shocking moment caught on video - then the agency flip flops on the reason why A 19-year-old Guatemalan immigrant has been shot dead by a US Border Patrol agent. Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez died on Wednesday in Rio Bravo, Texas, after an unidentified agent came across her and three others whom he suspected had entered the country illegally. As he tried to take the group into custody they reportedly charged at him and tried to attack him 'using blunt objects'.
  • Muslim inmates in Alaska fed pork during Ramadan: activists

    05/25/2018 2:46:39 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 55 replies
    AFP ^ | 05/25/18
    A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramadan, rights campaigners said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against "cruel and unusual punishment." CAIR said the US District Court for Alaska had granted its request for an emergency temporary order requiring guards to provide adequate meals in accordance with government health guidelines. "CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since...
  • Trump strikes deal with China over ZTE

    05/25/2018 4:48:43 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 hours ago | John Roberts
    President Trump told Fox News on Friday he has struck a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping to ease U.S. sanctions imposed on Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE. The Commerce Department last month blocked China's ZTE from importing American components for seven years, accusing it of misleading U.S. regulators after it last year settled charges of violating sanctions against Iran and North Korea. The ban was a virtual death sentence for ZTE, which relies on U.S. parts. The Trump administration, though, caused controversy by putting ZTE in play amid trade negotiations. According to Trump, Xi recently called him to ask if...
  • Trump guts union perks, speeds up civil service firings to save $100 million a year

    05/25/2018 1:39:19 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 25, 2018
    President Trump signed three executive orders Friday containing sweeping reforms that weaken protections for federal workers and eliminate perks for the unions that represent them. Under the new executive orders, unions will be charged rent for federal office space and will not be reimbursed for travel expenses or for hours spent appealing worker firings. All federal workers will be ordered to spend 75 percent of their time on government work, and agencies are ordered to publicly post union contracts in an online repository.
  • Trump Moves to Ease the Firing of Federal Workers

    05/25/2018 2:37:19 PM PDT · by Cyclops08 · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/25/2018 | Noam Scheiber
    President Trump on Friday signed a series of executive orders making it easier to fire federal government workers and rolling back the prerogatives of unions that represent them. Andrew Bremberg, the head of the White House Domestic Policy Council, said the president was “fulfilling his promise to promote more efficient government by reforming our Civil Service rules.” But the push also reflects conservatives’ long-running suspicion of the federal bureaucracy, one that the president’s advisers have been outspoken in channeling. Shortly after Mr. Trump took office, Stephen K. Bannon, then his chief strategist, called for “the deconstruction of the administrative state.”...
  • Oil prices fall as Russia warns of gradual output increase

    05/24/2018 11:55:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    reuters.com ^ | May 25, 2018 | Henning Gloystein
    Oil prices eased on Friday as Russia hinted it may gradually increase output, after having withheld supplies in concert with producer cartel OPEC since 2017.
  • Trump: China Will Buy ‘Practically as Much as Our Farmers Can Produce’

    05/24/2018 7:54:26 AM PDT · by Rio · 26 replies
    Agriculture.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | Chuck Abbott
    In a pair of tweets on Monday, President Trump touted a potential trade deal with China that would mean massive Chinese purchases of U.S. farm exports, “practically as much as our Farmers can produce.” The tweets followed a joint statement by the two nations over the weekend that said China would import more American-made products, including “meaningful increases” in agricultural goods, in order to reduce its huge trade surplus with the United States. The administration provided no specifics about the prospective increases. China is already the top customer for U.S. farm exports, and the USDA projects it will buy $21.6...
  • ZTE revenues fall $2bn as US sanctions bite

    05/23/2018 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 1 replies
    Financial Times ^ | May 23, 2018 | Emily Feng and Louise Lucas
    ZTE, the Chinese telecoms equipment maker, is estimated to have lost more than $2bn in revenue since the imposition of a ban on the supply of US components by Washington last month, according to calculations based on last year’s figures. ZTE reported full-year revenues of Rmb108.8bn ($17bn) in 2017, or an average of $1.4bn a month. The US ban on supplying parts to ZTE — after the group was found to have violated sanctions against North Korea and Iran — was imposed roughly six weeks ago, implying lost revenues of more than $2bn. The potential reversal of the US ban...
  • Trump to cut foreign aid for home countries of illegal immigrants

    05/23/2018 12:20:25 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2018
    President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. will begin to deduct foreign aid from countries whose residents illegally enter the United States. "Many of these countries we give tremendous amounts of aid to. Tens of millions of dollars. And we're working on a plan to deduct a lot of the aid," Trump said at an event in New York denouncing the Salvadoran gang MS-13. "We're going to work out something where every time someone comes in from a certain country, we're going to deduct a rather large amount of money from what we give them in aid, if we give...
  • REPORT: US Could Produce 12 MILLION Barrels Of Oil A Day By 2019

    05/09/2018 9:21:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/9/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    U.S. crude oil production could top 12 million barrels per day by the end of 2019, according to the latest Energy Department (DOE) forecast released on Tuesday. The U.S. Energy Information Administration, the DOE’s statistics arm, (EIA) projects U.S. crude output would grow by more than 1.5 million barrels per day over the next two years, primarily as the result of abundant shale oil and gas reserves. EIA projects the U.S. will “average 11.9 million [barrels per day (b/d)] in 2019, 0.4 million b/d higher than forecast” the agency released in April. Now, EIA “forecasts U.S. crude oil production will...
  • Op Ed: Public transit is key to tackling global warming

    05/23/2018 10:41:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | May 23, 2018 | By John Samuelsen
    New York has a major opportunity to lead the nation in reducing emissions and to strike a blow against inequality by making significant and bold investments in public transit across the state. Transportation is now the top climate culprit in New York state, responsible for more greenhouse-gas emissions than power plants. While our state is ramping up investments in renewable energy, moving people cleanly and efficiently is absolutely critical too. We must address this need by expanding public transit in ways that will also create family-sustaining employment options, improved public health, safety and mobility. The climate crisis and the transportation...
  • Senate Democrats look for traction on gas prices

    05/23/2018 9:52:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is ripping the White House over high gas prices, arguing President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is putting a pinch on middle class wallets. “According to energy analysts and experts, President Trump’s reckless decision to pull out of the Iran deal has led to higher oil prices,” Schumer said at a press conference held at an Exxon filling station on Capitol Hill, where a gallon of regular costs $3.89. “These higher oil prices are translating directly to soaring gas prices, something we know disproportionately hurts middle- and lower-income people,” Schumer...
  • Democrats Lose Voting Majority at CPSC with Baiocco Confirmation

    05/23/2018 7:45:16 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 5 replies
    Retail Consumer products Law ^ | 5-22-2018 | Matthew Cohen
    The 3-1 Democratic majority at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has officially come to an end one and a half years after the election of President Trump and eight months after the nomination of Dana Baiocco as a commissioner of the CPSC. This afternoon, the United States Senate voted 50-45, mostly along party lines, to confirm Ms. Baiocco to the Commission. This confirmation is significant. As of today, Ms. Baiocco will be able to take her seat on the Commission, and Commissioner Marietta Robinson, currently in her “hold-over” year as her term expired last October, will depart the agency....
  • 24 Hours Later, Not One Mainstream Outlet Has Covered Dems' Total Collapse in Reuters Poll

    05/22/2018 8:13:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/22/2018 | David Steinberg
    Reality never campaigns for Democrats.However, judging from the total silence over Monday's Reuters/Ipsos generic ballot poll, the nation's media certainly does. How else could an objective observer explain an apparent decision by every single mainstream outlet to ignore such a clear opportunity for website traffic?On Monday at 2:49 p.m., Thomson Reuters' Polling Editor Chris Kahn tweeted this shocker: the Democratic Party has completely lost the double-digit edge it held just weeks ago: Say good-bye to the D-advantage in the generic ballot. Our latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that registered voters as likely to support Republicans as Democrats. @ReutersPolitics https://t.co/0ZIVVs6Zqc pic.twitter.com/rLIHL7jPRl—...
  • Trump Denies Reaching Deal With China on ZTE

    05/22/2018 5:50:20 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley
    President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was not happy with how recent trade talks with China had gone, and said the United States had not reached a deal to suspend penalties on the Chinese telecom firm ZTE, disputing reports that the administration had decided to go easy on the company in return for trade concessions. “There is no deal. We will see what happens,” Mr. Trump said ... Also on Tuesday, a bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to key trade officials in the administration urging them to protect national security interests during the China trade negotiations, including...
  • Americans report stronger finances in Trump's first year: Federal Reserve

    05/22/2018 1:44:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 22, 2018 | by Staff
    WASHINGTON - The share of Americans who report they are doing “at least okay” financially rose in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, according to Federal Reserve data published on Tuesday. The data was in line with other readings detailing America’s long recovery from the 2007-09 recession, including years of mostly steady job growth and a more recent uptick in wages. The U.S. central bank said 74 percent of U.S. adults said their finances were at least okay in 2017, four percentage points higher than in 2016. Improvement was strongest in lower income households.
  • Thanks To You RINO Paul Ryan Is Losing His Grip On The Speakership

    05/22/2018 6:21:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 22 May 18 | CHQ Staff
    Two days after the news broke that over 100 conservative leaders had signed an open letter to principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Jim Jordan urging him – some might say demanding – that he run for Speaker of the House, Matt Drudge blared the headline “PAUL RYAN LOSING SPEAKERSHIP GRIP.” The headline linked to a POLITICO article detailing how top House Republicans are privately questioning Ryan losing gripwhether retiring Speaker Paul Ryan can make it through Election Day. Click this link to add your name to the distinguished list of conservative leaders urging Jim Jordan to run for Speaker...
  • Trump to China: Lock down your border with North Korea until after I cut a nuclear deal...

    05/21/2018 8:51:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 May 2018 | Emily Goodin
    Trump to China: Lock down your border with North Korea until after I cut a nuclear deal with Kim Jong-Un China's help could make or break Trump's plans for a nuclear deal, for which the president wants a Nobel Peace Prize Trump needs China to pile the economic pressure on Kim Jong-Un to get the North Korean president to the negotiating table The border demand could be Trump's way of taking Beijing's temperature on how much help they're provide in pressuring North Korea Doubts remain about the June 12 summit in Singapore amid reports Trump may withdraw due to concerns...
  • FBI scandal bigger than Watergate? -- Could be, and the dishonest press....

    05/21/2018 7:38:35 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/21/2018 | Douglas MacKinnon
    President Trump is correct. If an FBI -- or any “Deep State” -- informant was embedded within his campaign for the express purpose of spying on it, that would be a scandal “Bigger than Watergate.” Bigger and much more chilling. Over the course of the last two years, I have communicated with current and former government employees who told me that a number of operatives at various three-letter agencies have been actively working to undermine first the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, and then his presidency. Most of them are Obama appointees. All of them doing so for political...