WASHINGTON — Chinese officials are hoping to mollify President Trump’s oft-stated displeasure with America’s huge trade imbalance with China by pledging to import billions more of made-in-U.S.A. products.Whether Beijing’s promised shopping spree and other concessions, made during talks this week in Washington, will lead to a detente in what has been a simmering trade conflict is not clear. The latest round of talks conclude Friday.A person familiar with the discussions did not indicate the amount or timetable for the proposed purchases, but analysts doubted that China could boost imports fast enough or in the amounts needed to meet earlier demands by Trump to shave more than half of the $370-billion merchandise trade surplus with the United States by 2020.More importantly, they said, such purchases would do little to address systemic problems in the trading relationship and American grievances involving China’s aggressive industrial policies. Many U.S. … [Read more...] about China hopes to placate Trump with promise to buy billions more in U.S. goods
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As a looming deadline approaches for the Iran nuclear deal, there may be a plan to prevent the United States from pulling out of the agreement -- essentially a workaround that would help President Trump deliver on a campaign promise of renegotiating the deal. "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan reports the U.S. and its European allies would create a proposal that addresses Mr. Trump's concerns about the agreement -- ballistic missiles, military site inspections and the sunset clause -- thus allowing Mr. Trump to claim he "fixed" the 2015 international agreement without actually altering a word of the agreement and without Iran's consent. It would be a workaround to help the U.S. and its allies promise to punish Iran for actions that were not included in the 2015 deal. This plan wouldn't include Russia, China and Iran. The U.K. ambassador to the U.S., Sir Kim Darroch, told "Face the Nation" Sunday that Mr. Trump told British Prime Minister Theresa May there was no decision yet … [Read more...] about Could a workaround help the U.S. stay in Iran nuclear deal?
Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the United States, said that senior officials for the United Kingdom are "making progress" on negotiations with President Trump on the Iran nuclear deal as he continues to weigh whether the United States formally withdraws from the pact. "We have ideas we think that we can find some language, produce some action that meets the president's concerns," Darroch told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. Darroch said that British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke with the president and congratulated him on progress being made in North Korea but said messages were being heard from "all contacts in the administration" on where the Iran deal currently stands. The ambassador noted that the agreement is a "good deal" but "not a perfect deal." "The president is rightly concerned about Iran's regional activities, which are malign and damaging to security and stability. And he doesn't like the fact that ballistic missiles aren't covered. He's not happy about … [Read more...] about British ambassador to U.S. says U.K. “making progress” on Iran deal with Trump
One of the first things we ever heard that put the NSA on the radar of anyone with a cell phone was that the government organization was collecting metadata from various wireless carriers, including records from U.S. citizens. There has been quite a lot more info to come out since then, and a lot of uproar about the overreaching of the NSA, but today President Obama has said that he is going to overhaul what happens. The president said today that the government will no longer collect American phone data, and that the current stores of information collected would be moved out of the government. It is unclear where the data will be housed though. Under the new directive, individual searches will be limited, and any governmental intelligence officials will need to obtain an order from a secret national-security court in order to search phone data. President Obama said: As far as non-American phone data, not much will change, except that there will no longer be any spying … [Read more...] about Obama ending U.S. phone data collection inside the government
posted on 17 Jan 2014, 11:47 15 1. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011) I totally believe this... posted on 17 Jan 2014, 11:59 11 2. Finalflash (Posts: 3713; Member since: 23 Jul 2013) I mean why not, everything else has been so transparent and true. posted on 17 Jan 2014, 12:02 12 3. Motatrola (Posts: 33; Member since: 27 Oct 2011) Sarcastic comments like this are not cool. Obama and his democratic friends have never once lied to the people... posted on 17 Jan 2014, 12:13 12 4. hurrycanger (Posts: 1664; Member since: 01 Dec 2013) But... but you said sarcastic comments like this are not cool... posted on 17 Jan 2014, 22:01 1 24. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1408; Member since: 09 Mar 2010) You are foolish to think that it is Democrats that lie with out Republican lying too. If you don't think Republicans lie explain weapons of mass destruction. They both lie both parties say and do what makes big corporations money. Wake up and take back America … [Read more...] about Comments for : Obama ending U.S. phone data collection inside the government