Updated 9:53 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 U.S. Magistrate Edward Chen. U.S. Magistrate Edward Chen. Photo: U.S. Federal Court There is no love lost between Democratic California lawmakers and their Republican president. Click through the gallery below for an overview of some of California’s ongoing clashes with the Trump administration. less There is no love lost between Democratic California lawmakers and their Republican president. Click through the gallery below for an overview of some of California’s ongoing clashes with the Trump ... more Photo: PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Politicians at both state and city levels have publicly called for the removal of Donald Trump from office – among them Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, according to the Bay Area News Group. Los Angeles-area Rep. Brad Sherman is championing the latest … [Read more...] about DOJ condemns ruling blocking Trump immigration policy
Trump china policy
By Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 03:07 pm PT (06:07 pm ET) The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a Virginia-based conservative pressure group, plans to introduce a shareholder proposal for Apple to "review its policies related to human rights" in China. The NLPC, in a letter published Wednesday, announced that it has filed a "shareholder proposal" with Apple, which the group's chairman, Peter Flaherty, plans to present at Apple's annual meeting next year. In the letter, Flaherty presents himself as an Apple shareholder, though its unclear how much stock he owns. In the letter, titled "Tim Cook's hypocrisy," Flaherty has two major complaints: The company's association with China — which he says is responsible for "the most ambitious assault on free speech in human history," and Apple's donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which Flaherty says "seeks to silence and smear groups and individuals with which it disagrees on policy issues." "The Company operates … [Read more...] about Shareholder proposal assails Cook for China policy, SPLC donations
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Coral Davenport and Ana Swanson July 05, 2018 WASHINGTON — “The assault on the American auto industry is over,” President Trump declared last spring in Detroit, promising he would throttle back Obama-era regulations on vehicle pollution.The moment embodied one of Trump’s main political promises: to promote pro-business policies that unshackle industry and the economy. He has pledged to create an oil-and-gas boom that will spawn “massive new wealth” and to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement to eliminate “big trade barriers” for US products. His new taxes on metal imports “have already had major, positive effects” on classic Rust Belt industries like steel and aluminum, White House officials have said.Even as the president’s pro-business stance is broadly embraced by the corporate community, … [Read more...] about Are Trump’s policy decisions undermining industries he pledged to help?
President Donald Trump has roiled markets, blindsided lawmakers and enraged U.S. allies with his aggressive policy moves on everything from immigration to trade. But inside the White House, a man named Chris Liddell is trying to bring some semblance of order to the Trump policy shop.Story Continued Below Liddell, a native New Zealander and a former chief financial officer at General Motors and Microsoft, is taking a regimented and businesslike approach to the job, instituting weekly meetings of senior officials, formalizing on paper a process for getting ideas to Trump’s desk, and relying heavily on whiteboards, flow charts and lots of memos. But taming a chaotic West Wing, in which top aides regularly make their case directly to the president, is a nearly impossible task, as former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former communications director Sean Spicer and current chief of staff John Kelly intimately know. And after three months in the deputy chief of staff post, Liddell has … [Read more...] about This New Zealander is trying to tame Trump’s chaotic policy shop
President Donald Trump on Wednesday shifted from a previously announced plan to impose new limits on foreign investment in American technology companies and U.S. high-tech exports that were aimed mostly at China. Instead, the administration is backing Congressional legislation that expands powers of an existing government panel that oversees foreign transactions. The bills, one in the House and one in the Senate, are working their way quickly through Congress. A revamped version passed the House in a 400-2 vote this week. U.S. stock markets, which open sharply higher on Wednesday, erased their early gains after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told Fox News that supporting this legislation didn't mean the Trump administration was softening its stance on China. Still, he called the bills "very comprehensive and very effective at protecting our technological family jewels." Here are five things to know about the situation. How China and other nations invest in … [Read more...] about 5 things to know about Trump, China, Congress and tech