Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… non-union counterparts in the South. In other respects, foreign carmakers are promoting a trade agenda that is similar to that of their American competitors: protecting access to international labor and supply chains in Mexico and Canada enabled by the North American Free Trade agreement. What is less clear is whether carmakers, domestic and foreign alike, support NAFTA for reasons that American workers would consider positive.Thanks to the 1994 accord, U.S.-based carmakers have easier …

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… shouldn’t amount to a death sentence for anyone.” ICE has arrested 199 Iraqi nationals since May, 114 of them from Detroit last weekend, according to ICE press secretary Gillian Christensen. Iraq recently agreed to accept deportees in exchange for being removed from the countries listed in President Donald Trump’s travel ban. That agreement triggered a shift in the focus of ICE raids, Christensen said in a statement. Many detainees have criminal records “The vast …

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Senators reach Russia sanctions deal

June 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)Senate leaders struck an agreement Monday to roll out additional sanctions on Russia and make it difficult for the President to lift them. The legislation is expected to be attached as an amendment to an unrelated bill involving sanctions on Iran. Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, had previously been hesitant to take up a Russia sanctions bill in his committee. But he said last month that he wanted to see progress with Russia or …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… believe man-made climate change is real and is something to be concerned about. A HuffPost You/Gov poll earlier this year found that 61 percent of Americans supported staying in the Paris agreement, including 31 percent of Trump voters surveyed. A Morning Consult/Politico poll conducted in April found that most Americans are concerned about climate change, including 50 percent of Republicans. And a March Gallup poll found that 68 percent of Americans believe humans are causing global warming. …

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Trump Sought Reassurance From Fox News Before He Dumped Climate Pact

June 3, 2017

The president sought a bit of hand-holding from a media organization not known for its science nor for its concern about global warming. I think he did the brave and courageous thing, and in fact I told him that this morning …when he called, said Guilfoyle, referring to the presidents controversial decision to back out of the Paris agreement. I spoke to him about it, and this was something very much so on his mind. I know, yeah, the president called me at 8 in the morning, she said. …

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord on Thursday with a White House speech that made the historic agreement sound like a trade deal, which it isnt. But that was just one of the thorns in his Rose Garden statement. The nonbinding pact to reduce planet-warming emissions, approved by every country but Syria and Nicaragua, commits its signatories to slashing greenhouse gas outputs and coming back to the negotiating table every five years to seek more …

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Report: Trump Tells ‘Confidants’ U.S. Will leave Paris Climate Deal

On Saturday, Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support theParis climate deal next week. A source who has been in contact with people involved in the decision told Reuters a couple of meetings were planned with chief executives of energy companies and big corporations and others about the climate agreement ahead of Trumps expected announcement later in the week. It was unclear whether those meetings would still take place. The summit of G7 wealthy nations …

May 28, 2017
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Trump Declares Victory, Heads Home To Face More Russia Scandal

… commit to honor the United States participation in the 2015 agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to slow climate change, which the other six nations badly wanted the worlds largest economy to remain part of. Even as Trump deferred a decision on that point, he continued complaints that the United States is running trade deficits with European nations. Trump personally did not participate in any news conferences at all during the trip, and only took the occasional shouted question from …

May 28, 2017
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Greenpeace Shines Message For Trump On Vatican Before His Visit With The Pope

Greenpeaces Italian and German offices teamed up to project a message in lights on the Vatican to criticize the presidents recent actions ignoring climate change and his expected decision regarding U.S. involvement in the landmark Paris climate agreement. A message reading Planet Earth first, a play on Trumps America first foreign policy slogan, was shown on the iconic basilica. Trump is expected to meet with Pope Francis inside the Vatican on Wednesday as part of his first foreign trip as …

May 24, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… to their definition, not the other side’s definition.” Trust One of the most difficult challenges facing Trump is trust between the two parties involved, according to former US Envoy to the Middle East, Dennis Ross. Ross, a William Davidson distinguished fellow and counselor at the Washington Institute, helped establish the 1995 Interim agreement between Israel and the Palestinians as well as the 1997 Hebron Accord. A part of both the George H.W. Bush and Clinton …

May 22, 2017
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