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  • Clinton, Kaine do not look presidential: Trump

    07/24/2016 12:24:49 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 61 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, July 24, 2016 | PTI
    Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today hit out at his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine, saying they "do not look presidential" as he claimed that enemies like ISIS are "drooling" over their nomination. "Just saw crooked Hillary and Tim Kaine together. ISIS and our other enemies are drooling. They don't look presidential to me!" Trump said on twitter as he posted a series of tweets wherein he described Kaine as a job killer. "Tim Kaine has been praising the Trans Pacific Partnership and has been pushing hard to get it approved. Job killer!"...
  • Trump: USA could pull out of World Trade Organization

    07/24/2016 11:09:48 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 71 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) – Republican White House nominee Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the US could pull out of the World Trade Organization if he is elected president. Interviewed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Trump said he would slap punitive taxes on firms that moved manufacturing activities abroad, citing Mexico as an example.
  • Twitter Users Mock Uncritical Huffington Post Report on Tim Kaine TPP Reversal

    07/22/2016 8:41:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 22, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    His reversal was so rapid that I'm surprised he didn't suffer whiplash. I am referring to the rapid U-turn that Senator Tim Kaine, tapped today to be Hillary Clinton's running mate, made on the Trans Pacific Partnership. Until the moment he was picked by Hillary, Kaine was strongly for the TPP. And then today he suddenly saw the light and, hallelujah, he now proclaims to "oppose" the TPP. I put "oppose" in quotes because he now opposes it as much as Hillary pretends to oppose it. However, Huffington Post reporter Michael McAuliff relayed Kaine's new found TPP opposition without the slightest...
  • Frank Luntz brags about his Vietnamese made shoes on Fox.(Vanity)

    07/21/2016 4:49:28 AM PDT · by central_va · 33 replies
    Fox and Friends ^ | 7/21/16 | Fox News
    On the morning Fox and Friends show guest Frank Luntz, the corpulent pollster, was wearing Nike running shoes with American flags on them. Shoes made in Vietnam. Nike puts American flags on shoes made by third world slaves after shutting out the American worker. I am sure those things cost $200.00. This is the problem in a nutshell..
  • As Chinese Refiners Flood The World, Gasoline Tankers Pile Up In New York City Harbor

    07/13/2016 8:07:54 PM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    zerohedge ^ | Jul 13, 2016 9:33 PM | by Tyler Durden
    Just over a month ago, when we pointed out that that the gasoline curve was about to shift from contango into backwardation, we said that the gasoline tanker armada off the coast of Singapore was about to start offloading as it would soon become uneconomical to hold product in offshore storage. This meant one thing: China was about to unleash a wave of accelerated gasoline exports across the entire world. We pointed out the unprecedented surge in Chinese gasoline stocks... and added that as China continues to imports tremendous amounts of both crude and product, far greater than actual demand,...
  • Trump may topple 'blue wall' before ever building border wall

    07/09/2016 8:34:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Sharon Herald ^ | July 1, 2016 | Martin Schram
    It’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump convulsed America’s political pros and punditocracy in howls of hilarity when his rambling campaign kickoff speech veered into his now-famous vow to build his Trump wall across our southern border – and somehow make Mexico pay for it. Now this: In a rare, carefully scripted speech on Tuesday, Trump delivered a series of political hits that, come November, may turn out to be powerful enough to topple yet another iconic political wall – this one seemingly far more impenetrable than any wall the aspiring mogul-in-chief dreams of being able to build. Namely:...
  • “You don’t sell the Motherland,” Pope says in a letter to Argentina

    07/08/2016 7:22:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Vatican Insider News ^ | July 8, 2016 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Francis has sent a message to the Argentinians for the 200th anniversary of their country’s independence. We pray that the country will be defended against all forms of colonisation, he said
  • Vanity 1 (free trade globalist caucus)

    07/07/2016 9:31:50 AM PDT · by impimp · 32 replies
    Freerepublic.com ^ | 7 July 2016 | Impimp
    This is for free trade globalists only. Specifically, to post here you need to adhere to the following viewpoint: 1. You want Trump to be President. 2. You are in favor of increased trade and want more trade deals and find Trumps rhetoric troubling. 3. You are a trade globalist but not an immigration globalist. You like Trumps views on immigration.
  • Service Sector Growth Accelerates, Refis Skyrocket, Trade Deficit Widens

    07/07/2016 4:19:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 26 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7/06/2016 | ED CARSON
    A leading service sector index signaled that the bulk of the U.S. economy expanded at the fastest pace in 2016. Meanwhile, the U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected, while refinancing activity spiked on plunging mortgage rates... The Institute for Supply Management said its services gauge for June jumped 3.6 points to 56.5, the highest since last November... U.S. Trade Deficit Widens The U.S. trade gap for May rose 10% to $41.1 billion, the Commerce Department said, wider than the $40 billion expected. Imports rose 1.6% on consumer goods and higher prices for petroleum. Exports dipped 0.2%. Mortgage Applications Jump...
  • GOP Senator Jeff Flake: Suck it Up and pass TPP

    07/02/2016 4:45:06 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 82 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 2 Jul 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In a remarkable interview with Business Insider, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake argued that Congress should pass President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement despite the American people’s overwhelming objection to it. BI writes: Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake told Business Insider during a Wednesday interview that Congress is going to have to “suck up” and ratify the agreement because it simply must be done, even in the face of hostile opposition to trade along the campaign trail… ‘I do still think there are enough people that realize we’ve got to do it,’ the Arizona Republican said. ‘Some of those things you just...
  • Why Trump Wins: He knows border wars have replaced culture wars.

    07/01/2016 11:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | June 27, 2016 | Scott McConnell
    When he descended the Trump Tower escalator on June 15 last year to announce his run for the presidency, Donald Trump polled near the bottom of the Republican field. An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll taken from June 14 to 18 reported Trump was the first choice of 1 percent of Republican voters, behind Rick Perry, Carly Fiorina, and eight others. A RealClearPolitics graphic tracking an average of several polls illustrates the stunning speed of Trump’s rise. For most of June, Trump’s line slithered along the bottom of the 17-person field, then headed by Jeb Bush. Two weeks after his announcement,...
  • On Trade, Trump Is an Encyclopedia of Error (Enormous Barf Alert!!!)

    06/30/2016 8:53:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    Donald Trump is not a professor, but for years he will be yielding insights to every student of economics. His Tuesday address on trade did a masterful job of combining antiquated fallacies with misinformation and ignorance to create an encyclopedia of error. Instructors have never had so much free help constructing their lesson plans. The vision Trump conjures is one of alluring simplicity. He promises to achieve "economic independence" by abandoning globalization, instead using American workers to produce American goods. This change, he said, would "create massive numbers of jobs" and "make America wealthy again." It's a scam, skillfully pitched...
  • Paul Ryan on Donald Trump and trade: We're not so different

    06/30/2016 6:52:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Reena Flores
    House Speaker Paul Ryan sought to present a united front with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on trade issues, despite their differing perspectives on international trade deals. "He wants to get good trade agreements," Ryan told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an interview Wednesday. "So do I." Ryan's remarks come shortly after Trump sharply criticized trade agreements in a speech at a western Pennsylvania Rust Belt town earlier this week, blaming globalization for having "wiped out totally, totally our middle class." Trump further called the landmark Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that involves a "death blow for American...
  • Trump leads assault on GOP trade policy

    Donald Trump took a decades-long Republican consensus in favor of free trade and discarded it like the garbage that formed the backdrop of his economic address Tuesday.
  • Republican Ryan wants trade talks with Britain

    06/28/2016 1:28:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2016 | Patricia Zengerle
    Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Tuesday for Washington, in parallel with its negotiations with Europe, to pursue a separate free trade agreement with Britain, once it has formally separated from the European Union. Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican in the United States, echoed a call from many members of his party, who have dismissed President Barack Obama's contention that Britain will be at the "back of the queue" for trade talks. Obama issued that warning in April when he intervened to try to persuade Britons to vote to remain in the June 23...
  • Trump Takes On Trade Deals In Pennsylvania Speech

    06/28/2016 12:00:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jill Colvin,Associated Press
    MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump took aim at U.S. free trade deals in a speech delivered in Western Pennsylvania Tuesday that painted his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as a champion of the kind of globalization that has pushed manufacturing jobs overseas.
  • Political Ads parroting Trump

    06/27/2016 9:25:19 AM PDT · by nitzy · 4 replies
    6/27/16 | me
    I seldom watch network or cable TV so I rarely see political commercials. I was over at a relatives house yesterday and they had the TV on. I was shocked by the ads for Senator Rob Portman -R vs. Ted Strickland - D (in Ohio). The ads seemed to be each candidate trying to out-Trump the other one. Portman's ad talked about the Chinese devaluing their currency, dumping steel on the U.S. and how Portman would fight them. Strickland's ad talked about how he was against unfair trade deals that hurt the middle class and export jobs. These candidates might...
  • TransCanada prepares to hand Barack Obama a bill for $15B

    06/27/2016 7:57:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Hot air ^ | June 27, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    During all of that time, TransCanada (the company working to complete the project) was running up some significant bills doing preparatory work, filing reports, paying for armies of lawyers and engineering talent… this was not a low cost, low risk endeavor. And all the while they were being assured that the plan would get a fair hearing and held obvious benefits for both the United States and Canada. Then the plug was unceremoniously pulled. With all of that history as prologue, it may not be surprising that they would now like some of the money which was invested in good...
  • Forgotten History: How American Presidents From Washington To Lincoln Agree (Shortened)

    06/27/2016 3:00:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In recent decades, a revisionist history of American trade policy has developed an almost religious status in Washington D.C. In this context, the candidacy of Donald Trump has been presented as a deviation from America’s historic “free trade” policy when, in fact, America was founded on Alexander Hamilton’s protectionist economic system whose greatest defenders would become Abraham Lincoln’s Republican Party.
  • A Better Way To Look At Trade Deals

    06/26/2016 6:28:59 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 14 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/24/2016 | PHILIP I. LEVY and CHRISTINE A. MCDANIEL
    Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, such as Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, were convinced months ago that it would harm the United States... ...International Trade Commission (ITC) was mandated to deliver its verdict... ...the findings landed with a thud. That was only partly because the document was 792 pages long; it also foretold of modest results. It predicted that, by 2032, U.S. real income would be 0.23% higher with the agreement than without and employment would be .07% higher (128,000 full time jobs). Hardly earth-shattering... ...There are limitations to these workhorse trade models... ...Few -- if any --...
  • Obama stands by warning on British trade deal after EU vote: White House

    06/24/2016 9:11:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 102 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24th, 2016 | by Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama stands by his comment that Britain would move to the back of the queue when it comes to trade deals with the United States if it left the European Union, the White House said on Friday. "Obviously, the president stands by what he said and I don't have an update of our position," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters at a briefing. Obama urged Britain to remain in the EU when he visited London in April and warned that a trade agreement between the two countries would not happen anytime soon if Britain left the bloc.
  • Obamatrade cost GOP congressman his job

    06/18/2016 5:16:03 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/18/2016 | Curtis Ellis
    Rep. Randy Forbes, GOP establishment stalwart and longtime Obamatrade supporter from Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, will soon be unemployed. Voters rejected him in favor of his primary opponent Scott Taylor, who stridently opposed Obamatrade. Taylor blasted Forbes for voting to give President Obama fast track authority to ram through Congress the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping 12-nation international regulatory pact that would merge our economy with some of the poorest and most repressive on earth. This move was especially hypocritical for Forbes, chairman of the House Prayer Caucus. Obamatrade would give special economic privileges to countries that persecute Christians, including Vietnam,...
  • Don’t Believe the Globaloney

    06/10/2016 4:54:00 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    Strategy+business ^ | June 7, 2016 | Daniel Gross
    Generalizing from the particular is one of the biggest — and most common — mistakes analysts make. There’s a natural tendency for people to extrapolate from their own personal experience and conclude that the results are the norm. But that’s a poor analytical frame. If the main stock you chose for your portfolio is off 30 percent, it doesn’t mean the entire stock market is down 30 percent. If home prices on your street are booming, it doesn’t mean that prices in your town, or the country at large, are soaring ahead.We can see this dynamic playing out in some...
  • Swim In Global Trade Wave, Or Drown

    06/08/2016 8:30:19 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 24 replies
    lens ^ | June 7, 2016 | Matt Rosenberg
    Egged on by anti-trade Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, primary election voters across the U.S. have been in an ugly mood toward global trade and particularly the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). At the same time, employers and business associations in Washington state, as elsewhere across the U.S., have voiced strong support for TPP. A recent Washington state poll for the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) by Elway Research showed majority support.   The future belongs to workers who develop higher-level, specialized skills. Here, NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars engage in a three-day workshop. Photo: NASA...
  • How good a CEO is Trump?

    06/07/2016 2:52:38 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    Don Surber's Blog ^ | 06/07/2016 | Don Surber
    If a year ago someone told me I would be an advocate of Donald Trump, I would have laughed, because everyone knew he was a joke with a toupee. But on August 27, 2015, at a rally in Greenville, South Carolina, when Mary Margaret Bannister pulled his hair, we learned he does not wear a wig. And in researching my upcoming book, "Trump The Press," I learned he is no joke. He has developed the leadership skills needed to lead the free world. In December 2014, Peter Economy of Inc. magazine wrote, "The Top 10 Skills Every Great Leader Needs...
  • Did US Ally Qatar Free Imprisoned Americans in Exchange for Al Qaeda Terrorist?

    01/29/2015 8:05:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Problematic, in a very big way even if the offer was made.Qatar’s ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS aren’t news. They’ve effectively served as intermediaries in everything from ransom exchanges for hostages to Taliban negotiations. But actually trying to secure terrorist swaps for prisoners on their own behalf would have been a new frontier. Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was...
  • Donald Trump rips Chris Cuomo from CNN for lying about NAFTA to protect Hillary Clinton

    06/04/2016 11:22:16 AM PDT · by GilGil · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/9/2016 | Chris Cuomo/Trump on CNN
    This video shows how CNN also known as Clinton News Network and their hosts will blatantly lie to the American public in order to protect Hillary Clinton. Videos courtesy of CNN and government archives.
  • Who's the conservative heretic, Mr. Speaker?

    05/26/2016 8:10:26 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/25/16 | Pat Buchanan
    In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative “principles” of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among which is a devotion to free trade. But when did free trade become dogma in the party of Lincoln? As early as 1832, young Abe declared, “My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance. I am in favor of a national bank … and a high protective tariff. These are my sentiments and political principles.” Campaigning in 1844, Lincoln declared, “Give us a protective tariff, and we will have the greatest nation...
  • Obama races to cement the big Pacific Rim trade deal that all his potential successors oppose

    05/26/2016 5:52:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 25, 2016 | Michael A. Memoli and Christi Parsons
    President Obama is racing against the clock to cement a massive Pacific Rim trade deal that all of his potential successors oppose, with his administration eyeing a looming fight on Capitol Hill while starting to implement as much of the complicated pact as it can.
  • Tariff bill to help manufacturers cut some tax costs

    05/23/2016 12:25:08 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 14 replies
    Plastic News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Gayle S. Putsch
    "The U.S. Senate approved a bill May 12 that would overhaul the process for businesses requesting tariff suspensions and reductions." "The miscellaneous tariff bill (MTB) establishes a new process for manufacturers to avoid having to pay tariffs on imported raw materials and intermediate products for which there are no suitable U.S.-based suppliers."
  • China has conducted a 'war'—not trade—with steel, experts say

    05/22/2016 10:59:49 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 47 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Friday, 20 May 2016 | 3:41 AM ET | Holly Ellyatt, Karen Tso
    Despite China signaling moves to cut its excess steel production capacity, industry chiefs say the country has declared a metals "war" that has had a "devastating" impact for the rest of the world's industry.
  • Why 'Antidumping' Tariffs Should Be Dumped

    05/22/2016 10:35:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    China produces more than 820 million tons of steel per year, of which about 100 million tons are exported and sold at a discount overseas. Only about 3 percent of those exports go to the United States, but American steel producers bristle at the competition. So in keeping with the time-honored practice of the US steel industry — "the backbone of American manufacturing," as it proudly calls itself — domestic producers are rising to the challenge.Are they doing so by making their operations more efficient? By improving the quality of the steel they sell? By cutting their prices to maintain market...
  • Economics Has Failed America

    05/20/2016 7:18:57 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 46 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 19 May 2016 | Daniel Altman
    When it comes to the impact of global trade, the dismal science has done a dismal job explaining how to help workers hurt by globalization. As a recovering economist writing on behalf of my erstwhile field, I would like to apologize to every American who has lost a job or a livelihood because of globalization. Economics has failed you. It has failed you because of ideology, politics, and laziness. It has failed you because its teachings are woefully incomplete, and its greatest exponents have done almost nothing to complete them. There are “positive” questions in economics that have mathematical answers...
  • A Sneaky Corporate Welfare Balancing Act

    05/19/2016 12:05:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Veronique de Rugy
    Corporate welfare takes many forms: a tax break to a particular industry, a tariff against foreign sugar producers to shelter domestic producers from competition, a loan guarantee program for exporters, etc. It can also take the form of lawmakers forcing the Department of Defense to provide New Balance athletic shoes -- and only New Balance athletic shoes -- for new military recruits. This story is actually worse than it sounds. Let's start from the beginning: Did you know that the military is required to buy uniforms and boots that are made in the USA? Aside from the unintended effects of...
  • The Conservative Case for Trump

    05/15/2016 1:02:31 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-15-2016 | David Prentice
    As a longstanding Reagan conservative, my initial preference was Ted Cruz; yet I would have voted for any of the candidates over Hillary. I held my nose for McCain and Romney, and hope some at least hold their noses and vote for Trump. However, I’d rather you do more than that, I’d rather you consider actually voting FOR Donald Trump. The case for Trump is a good one. ..... I found I liked what he said, but not him. Then the earthquake happened: Hillary attacked him as a misogynist and a sexist. Oh no, he’s done for now. But no,...
  • The Arrogance of The Prom King(Paul Ryan)

    05/09/2016 7:23:45 AM PDT · by all the best · 51 replies
    robertringer.com ^ | May 7, 2016 | Robert Ringer
    Just when you think you’ve heard and seen it all in the Republican campaignathon, along comes prom king Paul Ryan displaying an arrogance that makes Donald Trump look like the Dalai Lama by comparison. Millions of American jaws must have dropped in unison when chameleon Ryan casually told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he’s “just not ready” to support Trump. Really? Where do I even begin to address such a remarkable display of unflinching arrogance? How about just stating the obvious — that the litmus-test conservative crowd still doesn’t get it. That’s right, hard as it is to believe, after ten...
  • EU-US trade deal 'will fail' if US refuses concessions: German minister (No Buy America accepted)

    05/08/2016 4:02:20 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 21 replies
    hurriyetdailynews.com ^ | Sunday,May 8 2016, Your time is 7:01:41 PM | Agence France-Presse
    Negotiations on a US-EU free trade deal "will fail" if the US refuses to make concessions, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned on April 24 ahead of a visit by US President Barack Obama. "The Americans want to hold fast to their 'Buy American' idea. We can't accept that. They don't want to open their public tenders to European companies. For me, that goes against free trade," Gabriel, who is also Germany's deputy chancellor, told business newspaper Handelsblatt. "If the Americans hold fast to this position, we don't need the free trade treaty. And TTIP will fail," he warned.
  • U.S. RAISES TARIFF FOR MOTORCYCLES

    05/08/2016 8:34:01 AM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 2, 1983 | CLYDE H. FARNSWORTH
    In an unusually strong protectionist action, President Reagan today ordered a tenfold increase in tariffs for imported heavyweight motorycles. The impact of Mr. Reagan's action, which followed the unanimous recommendation of his trade advisers, is effectively limited to Japanese manufacturers, which dominate every sector of the American motorycycle market. The action was exceptional for protecting a single American company, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company of Milwaukee, the sole surviving American maker of motorcycles.
  • 5 May 2016 Twitter: Sean Hannity officially endorses Donald Trump for President

    05/07/2016 7:07:43 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 89 replies
    There was no dramatic monologue or carefully written statement needed. Trump Supporters have known all along that Sean Hannity would support Trump when Trump became GOP nominee. This was confirmed with a simple tweet “Yes, I do.” Thank you, Sean, for always being fair and for endorsing Donald J. Trump for President.
  • Donald Trump Is The Nominee But Every State Needs To Keep Voting… [Must read article]

    05/06/2016 11:05:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 84 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 6, 2016 | sundance
    Candidate Ted Cruz and candidate John Kasich have officially “suspended” their campaign efforts to win the republican nomination. However, the campaign effort to deliver a resounding win for Donald Trump continues.Yes, a major hurdle has been crossed – Donald Trump is now the last remaining candidate running for the nomination; but that doesn’t mean the push through the last remaining states should be any less important. Every vote counts. Every delegate matters.Anyone who is inclined toward complacency needs only to look at the reaction yesterday by House Speaker Paul ‘Omnibus‘ Ryan and note why it is vital for the...
  • See list of 98 top Republicans who refuse to back Trump

    05/06/2016 5:42:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 106 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/5/2016 | Garth Kant
    •Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. •Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass. •Brian Bartlett •Glenn Beck •Michael Berry •Max Boot . •Brent Bozell •Bruce Carroll, GayPatriot.org •Jay Caruso •Mona Charen •Linda Chavez •Dean Clancy •Eliot Cohen •Former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn. •Charles C. W. Cooke •Doug Coon •Rory Cooper •Jim Cunneen •Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla. •Steve Deace •Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill. •Erick Erickson •Mindy Finn •David French •Jon Gabriel •Michael Graham •Jonah Goldberg •Alan Goldsmith •Stephen Gutowski •Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y. •Jamie Brown Hantman •Stephen Hayes •Doug Heye •Quin Hillyer •Ben Howe •Former Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C •Cheri Jacobus •Robert Kagan •Randy Kendrick, GOP...
  • No, Mr. Trump, NAFTA Was Not a ‘Bad Deal’

    05/05/2016 9:30:43 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 94 replies
    National Review ^ | May 5, 2016 | Tim Kane
    ... Trump promises a return to tariffs. He also promises a wall with Mexico, penalties against profitable American companies, skimming foreign remittances, and more. Trump does not mince words, and you have to respect his forthrightness. What each of these solutions has in common is a heavy-handed government that imposes its will at the price of consumer freedom. What right does a White House staffer have to tell you what you can buy and the extra price you have to pay if you choose the wrong product? Your freedom to trade — to buy what you want — is what’s...
  • The ‘Smart People,’ Wrong Again

    05/04/2016 12:04:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 117 replies
    LifeZette ^ | May 4, 2016 | Laura Ingraham
    Trump's win comes after GOP refused to listen to what actual voters wanted — populist policies with conservative core
  • US trade deficit shrinks as goods imports hit five-year low

    05/04/2016 7:29:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2016
    The U.S. trade deficit fell more than expected in March as imports of goods tumbled to their lowest level since 2010, a potential boost to first-quarter economic growth estimates that also hints at sluggish domestic demand. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday the trade gap fell 13.9 percent to $40.4 billion, the smallest since February 2015, also as exports fell. February's trade deficit was revised slightly down to $46.96 billion from the previously reported $47.1 billion. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the trade deficit falling to $41.5 billion in March. When adjusted for inflation, the deficit declined to $57.4...
  • I Want a President Who Can Teach Us to Accept Capitalism

    05/04/2016 4:57:01 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 104 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    In last week’s foreign policy speech Donald Trump had this to say about jobs: NAFTA, as an example, has been a total disaster for the U.S. and has emptied our states of our manufacturing and our jobs. Never again. Only the reverse will happen. We will keep our jobs and bring in new ones. Their [sic] will be consequences for companies that leave the U.S. only to exploit it later. Okay, I get it: you are running for president, Mr. Trump, and I get that you can’t say that, of course, NAFTA has hurt some people, because after all capitalism...
  • Trump Camp: Cruz-Fiorina Is the ‘Outsourcing Ticket’

    04/28/2016 11:52:29 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    “Carly Fiorina pioneered– pioneered– the practice of outsourcing jobs,” Miller said. “Her great legacy in business has been in finding a way to shift jobs to lower wage countries and replacing American workers with foreign workers. So I think we can all say that Ted Cruz, who supports offshoring jobs, and Carly Fiorina, who supports offshoring jobs, they’re now officially the outsourcing ticket.” “A critical issue for the state of Indiana is steel production and manufacturing,” Miller said, noting that, “on the crucial trade vote in 2015, Ted Cruz voted for Barack Obama’s trade bill that would destroy… the middle...
  • Donald Trump Ford foreign policy worked

    04/27/2016 12:58:49 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 3 replies
    The Donald Trump effect: Ford will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories. Ford Motor Co will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories to start making a new automatic transmission and expand output of certain commercial trucks, the company said on Tuesday. Ford said the moves would support a total of 650 jobs but would not say how many new ones would be created. The announcement comes three weeks after Ford said it would spend $1.6 billion to build a new vehicle assembly plant in Mexico, drawing fire from Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ford has countered that...
  • Sen. Sessions Blasts Obama’s Plan to Push TPP After Primaries

    04/27/2016 3:27:03 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 April 2016 | William F. Jasper
    During his recent European tour, President Obama did his best to help beleaguered German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is under intense fire for bringing 1 million-1.5 million (or more, no one knows for sure how many) Muslim “refugee” migrants into Germany in 2015. He also made promotion of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the mammoth treaty aimed at political and economic merger of the EU and United States, a key priority of his trip.
  • So when Donald...

    04/26/2016 2:23:35 AM PDT · by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart · 97 replies
    My crystal ball
    So when the genius rips up trade agreements and a trade war erupts where will America be able to sell its exports when every country puts massive tariffs on all US goods as a result? Just wondering because he acts like they will all just grab their ankles and bend over...which they won't.
  • Liberal Panic: HuffPo Worries Trump Will Trounce Clinton on Trade

    04/25/2016 5:54:21 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Julia Hahn
    The left-leaning Huffington Post published an article which seems concerned that Donald Trump could defeat Hillary Clinton in a general election contest due to his strong position on trade. In a Friday piece entitled, “Hillary Must Toughen Up On Trade In Case She Is Nominee Against Trump,” Dave Johnson, a fellow at Campaign for America’s Future, writes: If Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democratic nominee she had better get tough on trade – and mean it. One of Donald Trump’ main elements of appeal to his voters – if not the main appeal – is his stance on...