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  • America Is In Full Employment, So Why Aren‘t We Celebrating?

    08/12/2019 7:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Easton Caller ^ | August 12, 2019
    These are prosperous times in America. The country is plump with jobs. Out of every 100 people who want to work, more than 96 of them have jobs. This is what economists consider full employment. The economy has grown for almost 10 years, making it one of the longest economic expansions in U.S. history. And over that time, the job market has come back. It grew slowly at first, then steadily, finally reaching a point at which there are many more openings than job seekers. Unemployment has reached . The jobless rate for Hispanics has never been lower; the past...
  • America Needs to Lead the Way in Free Trade

    08/12/2019 5:54:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 9, 2019 | Derek Hosford and Tori Whiting
    The United States is not doing enough to promote free trade and the elimination of trade barriers around the world. In fact, it’s doing just the opposite and imposing barriers on billions of dollars’ worth of imports. As a result, new trade restrictions implemented by World Trade Organization member countries have reached historic highs. Over the last two review periods, new trade restrictions totaled $588.3 billion and $339.5 billion, respectively. For the previous two periods, new trade restrictions totaled roughly $100 billion or less. The latest figures present a worrisome and unpredictable climate that is harming the overall health of...
  • U.S. Labels China a Currency Manipulator After Beijing Pushes Down Yuan

    08/05/2019 7:21:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Aug 2019 | BREITBART NEWS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department labeled China a currency manipulator Monday after Beijing pushed down the value of its yuan in a dramatic escalation of the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies. The decision, which came hours after President Donald Trump accused China of unfairly devaluing its currency, marks a reversal for Treasury: In May, it had declined to sanction China for manipulating its currency. The U.S. has not put China on the currency blacklist since 1994.The designation could pave the way for more U.S. sanctions against China.Earlier Monday, China had allowed its currency to weaken...
  • Executive Order on Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela

    08/05/2019 8:34:35 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 5 replies
    White House Public Pool ^ | August 5, 2019 | PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
    EXECUTIVE ORDER BLOCKING PROPERTY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA... All property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in... unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section 1(b) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and...
  • Trump orders freeze on all Venezuelan govt assets in US

    08/05/2019 8:47:32 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | August 5, 2019 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump on Monday ordered a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States and barred transactions with its authorities, in Washington's latest move against President Nicolas Maduro. Trump took the step "in light of the continued usurpation of power by Nicolas Maduro and persons affiliated with him, as well as human rights abuses," according to the order. The Wall Street Journal said the move was the first against a Western Hemisphere government in over 30 years, and imposes restrictions on Caracas similar to those faced by North Korea, Iran, Syria and Cuba. Asked...
  • BREAKING: US Treasury Dept. designates China a currency manipulator.

    08/05/2019 3:12:33 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 120 replies
    US Treasury Dept. designates China a currency manipulator.
  • Mexico calls for protections for Mexicans in US following El Paso shooting

    08/04/2019 7:33:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/04/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    The Mexican government on Sunday demanded protections for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans living in the U.S. following the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas. “We consider this an act of terrorism against the community of Mexico,” Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard said during a press conference, signaling that Mexico’s prosecutor might make that designation official. Designating the incident as an act of terrorism would “permit Mexico access to all the information related to the case,” and “let us evaluate whether there are other individuals involved or potentially involved” that could put Mexicans at risk, Ebrard explained. He also indicated that...
  • President Trump Building Economic Landscape for 2020…

    07/27/2019 11:44:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    President Trump Building Economic Landscape for 2020…Earlier today President Trump sent a warning tweet about Apple possibly incurring tariffs on their products if they continue a plan for manufacturing in China. Later in the day the president answered direct questions about those possible tariffs. Additionally, Secretary Wilbur Ross was very insightful when he also spoke of the current U.S. perspective toward the U.S-China trade negotiation. If you have followed the basic road-map of America-First, there’s a very clear picture; however, most pundits and trade analysts will likely ignore the message. [Apple will not be given Tariff waivers, or relief, for...
  • Ross Perot donated to Trump’s re-election campaign before death: report

    07/09/2019 11:05:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 09 2019 | Bradford Betz
    In his last documented political act, self-made billionaire and two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot wrote out two checks to President Trump’s re-election campaign before succumbing to his battle with leukemia at the age of 89, according to a report. Perot, who ran for president as a third-party candidate in 1992 and 1996, is largely credited with providing a road map for Trump's presidential campaign. Like Trump, Perot ran as a billionaire populist against the Republican establishment. His focus on the North American Free Trade Agreement – rather than the national debt – and his use of cable news for laying...
  • Brexit blow: Canada refuses to roll over EU trade deal for UK - trade officials ‘furious’

    07/03/2019 9:24:33 PM PDT · by Cronos · 21 replies ^ | 4 July 2019 | Paul Withers
    CANADA has dealt a massive blow to the UK after refusing to roll over its trade deal with the EU in the event of a no deal Brexit, leaving officials “furious”.The decision not to roll over the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal on October 31 could have a huge impact on businesses selling goods to the Canadian market. Britain has insisted Canada roll over CETA, even in the event of a no deal Brexit, but the North American country is awaiting the outcome of any further talks between...
  • Why Latinos back Donald Trump

    06/24/2019 3:29:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/19 | Madison Gesiotto
    Hispanic Americans are set to overtake African Americans as the second largest demographic group in the 2020 presidential election. That is bad news for Democrats, who are convinced they are entitled to these millions of voters. They cannot understand why so many Latinos, especially in important battleground states such as Florida, continue to line up firmly behind President Trump. The thought terrifies them. Even more frightening for Democrats is the ineffectiveness of their main “outreach” strategy: extol the virtues of illegal immigration and speak in Spanish. As President Trump has pointed out, Hispanic Americans are no more enamored with a...
  • Trump’s next feint on deportation

    06/23/2019 12:55:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Hot ^ | June 23, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Only one day after mayors and governors around the country stood in unison to support people breaking the law, the President has temporarily put on hold plans to have ICE detain and deport large numbers of illegal aliens in as many as ten cities. Is this a sign that he’s suddenly “seen the light” and decided that enforcing our immigration laws isn’t such a big deal? Not in the slightest. Instead, he might be angling for a better immigration bill out of Congress. And according to CNN, the change in plans was prompted by a call from Nancy Pelosi. House...
  • Peggy Noonan: Trump’s Nonstop ‘Harum-Scarum’ Is ‘Exhausting’

    06/23/2019 10:39:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 6/23/2019 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan said President Donald Trump’s style of “harum-scarum” was exhausting the America people. Noonan said, “Do you remember on the Ed Sullivan show when we were little children? There was a guy who came and balanced plates. There would be a stick, put a plate up, get it going, get another and then he would run back and forth just trying to keep them all up. Balancing plates is part of the tone of this administration and of this president.”
  • Trump Strengthening Economic Ties / Alliance w/Canada. (Largest trade agreement in history.)

    06/20/2019 8:04:02 PM PDT · by golux · 7 replies
    The White House ^ | June 20, 2019 | Staff
    United States goods and services trade with Canada totaled more than $700 billion in 2018. Canada was the United States’ largest goods export market in 2018 and the largest foreign trading partner for 33 states. The United States and Canada had more than $844 billion invested in one another’s economies as of 2017. Our two countries’ deep economic ties will only become stronger under the new USMCA, which will be the largest trade agreement in history. USMCA contains the strongest and most comprehensive labor and environmental chapters of any trade agreement ever negotiated. The agreement is a huge win for...
  • Four reasons why Trump is cruising towards re-election

    06/19/2019 11:30:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 20, 2019 | Cas Mudde
    Democrats should not delude themselves: unless they shape up – and fast – the president is heading for four more years On Tuesday night President Trump launched his re-election campaign with a by now classic rally in Orlando, Florida. It was a “Greatest Hits rally” in which he accused the Democrats of undermining democracy (by trying to impeach him), talked about the many threats to “this country as we know it”, and even railed against Hillary Clinton (for old time’s sake). In short, Trump’s message for 2020 is: “I made America Great Again, now vote for me so I can...
  • Mexico becomes first country to approve USMCA....passed with a 114-4 vote...

    06/19/2019 7:02:36 PM PDT · by caww · 60 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 6/19/2019 | y Zachary Halaschak
    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador convened a special legislative session to hold the vote after the Senate convened in April..“The USMCA is synonymous with opportunity in the short and long term,” Mexican Sen. Verónica Martínez García said of the pact. Canada has already introduced legislation through its parliament to ratify the agreement and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to lobby Democrats to support the USMCA during his visit to Washington, D.C., this week. Meanwhile, the deal is running into some roadblocks , Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the authority to bring legislation on the matter before the chamber,...
  • Twice as many voters say Trump is better for Black Americans than Obama

    33% of likely voters say President Trump has made life better for African Americans. When Obama left office in 2099 only 13% of likely voters said he made life better for African Americans. This is not the first time Trump has seen his numbers climb among African Americans. A VoterLabs poll in May found that 29% of female African Americans approve of President’s Trump.
  • President Trump to CNBC: China is going to make a deal because ‘they’re going to have to’

    06/10/2019 5:30:51 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06-10-19 | Kevin Breuninger
    President Donald Trump told CNBC on Monday he believes China will make a deal with the U.S. “because they’re going to have to.” In a wide-ranging telephone interview on “Squawk Box, ” Trump defended his threats to slap tariffs on Mexico and China, which he said are putting the U.S. “at a tremendous competitive advantage.” “The China deal is going to work out. You know why? Because of tariffs,” Trump told co-host Joe Kernen. “Right now, China is getting absolutely decimated by companies that are leaving China, going to other countries, including our own, because they don’t want to pay...
  • Trump slams NYT story on Mexico pact as a ‘FRAUD’ and ‘hit job’

    06/10/2019 8:25:29 AM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 10, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump slammed The New York Times on Monday over an article on the administration’s immigration deal with Mexico that he called a “FRAUD” and a “hit job” -- while also warning that if Mexico's legislature does not approve the pact, he will move anew to impose tariffs. The president's comments come after the administration on Friday announced a deal with Mexico which would halt Trump's threatened tariffs in exchange for Mexico taking further action to stop the flow of migrants from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border. According to the joint declaration issued by the State Department, Mexico will...
  • Something Big Just Happened On Mexico’s Southern Border

    06/06/2019 8:08:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    While the President is overseas honoring D-Day, the cable news talking heads back home have been busy critiquing his recently announced plan to impose an increasing series of tariffs on Mexico unless that nation stops the flood of migrants passing through their country toward the United States. The plan has been described in the press with a variety of terms ranging from reckless to impossible. After all, even if Mexico was willing to consider such a deal, how could they possibly stop the human tide from flowing across their own southern border?Well, the tariffs must have gotten their attention....