After NAFTA: Cumulative U.S. Merchandise Trade Deficit With Mexico Nears $1,000,000,000,000

Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 26 12 2017 11:12:14 GMT The cumulative merchandise trade deficit that the United States has run with Mexico in the 23 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect …

British PM Theresa May says Trump brings new era of American renewal, global leadership

Washington Times, by S. A. Miller Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 26 14 2017 11:14:40 GMT PHILADELPHIA — British Prime Minister Theresa May cozied up Thursday to Republican lawmakers, saying the political wave that swept them and President Trump into power would make America a stronger and bolder leader in the world. In a speech to a congressional Republican retreat for formulating strategy, Ms. May said the upset victory by Mr. Trump and the GOP wins in the House and Senate promised “a new era of American renewal.” Ms. May, the leader of her country’s Conservative Party who became prime minister in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, also vowed that the U.S. could count on

10 reasons why Trump should hate the media

Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell Posted By: danvillebill- Thu, 26 20 2017 11:20:59 GMT The mainstream media is in a hurry to delegitimize President Donald Trump, but in doing so may delegitimize itself. Below are both egregious and minor examples of the press’s bias within the past few weeks. It’s not one example alone, but the confluence of all of them that’s so outlandish. Combined together, there’s little doubt about why Mr. Trump’s team may want to take a more combative tone with the working press: 1. Comparing the language used in the Associated Press’s tweets on President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration with Mr. Trump‘s.

Bravo to Rand Paul for Saying President Trump Is Wrong, Torture Doesn´t Work

Reason, by Robby Soave Posted By: zoidberg- Thu, 26 22 2017 11:22:49 GMT Sen. Rand Paul stridently rejected the notion that American intelligence officials should resume the use of torture on detained combatants—something President Trump favors. Trump recently declared that torture “absolutely works,” and U.S. officials should use any and all legal means to extract intelligence.Paul took the opposite view, telling CNN´s Jake Tapper that “it´s currently against the law and I hope it will remain against the law.” He pointed out that incoming Defense Secretary James Mattis is also against torture and believes that it doesn´t work. He also argued that U.S. intelligence officials have previously detained the wrong people, casting

Nets Cheer Left’Wing Protesters & Politicians ‘Defying’ Trump on Immigration

NewsBusters, by Kyle Drennen Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 26 29 2017 11:29:08 GMT All three network morning shows on Thursday hailed left’wing protesters and Democratic mayors across the country denouncing President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security. Co’host Matt Lauer led off NBC’s Today by proclaiming: “Breaking overnight….Protests across the country after President Trump orders a Mexican border wall to be built immediately.” Clips played of demonstrators chanting: “Donald Trump has got to go!” Moments later, Lauer introduced a report on the topic by declaring: “…immediate fallout over President Trump´s sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigration. His latest executive orders, including funding to begin construction of that border wall with Mexico, have

White House floats policy to have Mexico pay for the wall through a 20 percent tariff on everything that crosses the border

Daily Mail [UK], by Francesca Chambers Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 26 32 2017 11:32:48 GMT The White House suggested a way it could make Mexico pay for the president´s border wall on Thursday: a 20 percent tax on imports. American consumers buy nearly $61 billion more in goods a year from Mexico than its residents do from the US, creating a massive trade deficit. ´If you tax that $50 billion at 20 percent of imports, which is by the way a practice that 160 other countries do….We can do $10 billion a year and easily pay for the wall just through that mechanism alone,´ said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. He said, ´That’s really

Palestine confirms it received $221m from Obama despite last ditch block attempt by Trump

Daily Express [UK], by Joey Millar Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 26 48 2017 11:48:07 GMT THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY has confirmed $221 million from Barack Obama during his last hours as president ‘ despite a last’ditch attempt by his successor Donald Trump to block it. The huge transfer was one of Mr Obama’s last acts in the White House with the cash being released just hours before Donald Trump was inaugurated last Friday. However, the new president’s administration attempted to freeze the transfer, with two Republican congressman requesting a hold. These holds, however, while usually respected are not legally binding and the Palestinian president´s office confirmed the transfer had gone through succesfully.

Duterte OK with U.S. expansion plans at Philippine military bases

United Press International, by Doug G. Ware Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 27 07 2017 12:07:48 GMT Despite weeks of opposition, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte´s government said Thursday it will honor an agreement that allows the U.S. government to upgrade and expand temporary bases located in the Pacific Rim country. Philippine Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana told reporters at a Thursday briefing that work on the U.S. facilities, which will likely cost billions of dollars, will begin sometime this year. The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, enacted three years ago, gives the United States access to five military bases in the Philippines. Recent criticisms of the U.S. government by Duterte, though, have led to questions over whether the Philippine leader

President Trump calls ISIS fighters "sneaky, dirty rats"

CBS News, by Emily Schultheis Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 27 13 2017 12:13:41 GMT Speaking about the terrorist group ISIS in an interview Thursday, President Donald Trump called the group’s fighters “sneaky, dirty rats.” “We have evil that lurks around the corner without the uniforms,” he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, in an interview set to air Thursday night. “Ours is harder because the people we’re going against they don’t wear uniforms. They’re sneaky, dirty rats and they blow people up in a shopping center and they blow people up in a church.” Mr. Trump’s rhetoric about ISIS is nothing new: he made combating the group a central promise of his campaign, even saying

Miami’Dade mayor orders jails to comply with Trump crackdown on ‘sanctuary’ counties

Miami Herald (FL), by Patricia Mazzei Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 27 18 2017 12:18:27 GMT Fearing a loss of millions of dollars for defying immigration authorities, Miami’Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday ordered county jails to comply with federal immigration detention requests — effectively gutting the county’s position as a “sanctuary” for immigrants in the country illegally. Gimenez cited an executive order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump that threatened to cut federal grants for any counties or cities that don’t cooperate fully with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Since 2013, Miami’Dade has refused to indefinitely detain inmates who are in the country illegally and wanted by ICE — not based on principle, but because the federal