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May 29 2020
U.S. sanctions on China over Hong Kong would ratchet up tensions between the two superpowers, but with no obvious goal beyond punishment. President Donald Trump on Friday says he would take steps to slap penalties on officials of the People’s Republic. The first move of its kind would escalate tensions, yet it probably won’t deter Beijing and could spur retaliation.
After months ofReuters
Dec 10 2021
Perspectives BlogFrom the Center
It’s been just over a year since Joe Biden was elected president on the promise to unite the country, and while reasonable people can disagree on whether his administration has been successful in achieving his various policy goals, it would be difficult to argue that his ongoing efforts at bipartisanship have been anything other than an abject failure.
For most ofDan Schnur
Dec 03 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday took aim at President Emmanuel Macron over the French leader's criticism of NATO and criticized the other members of the military alliance for being too slow to beef up their defense budgets.
As prime ministers and presidents of the 29-member alliance converged on London for a summit marking NATO's 70th birthday, Trump told reporters Macron'sNewsmax (News)
Jun 15 2020
Sen. Ron Johnson wouldn’t appear to be one of President Donald Trump’s closest allies at first glance.
The Wisconsin Republican doesn’t flood the airwaves to defend the president. He isn’t a fixture in the conservative media world, and he hasn’t seen his political stock boosted by a barrage of tweets and retweets from the president. In 2018, he even criticized Trump’s mix of tariffs andPolitico
Jun 07 2022
The White House announced two moves Monday toward boosting U.S. solar panel production.
The Biden administration plans to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to boost U.S. manufacturing of panels and other clean energy sources, and is also seeking a two-year pause on solar import tariffs from four Southeast Asian countries. The four countries — Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and VietnamAxios NBC News (Online) Fox Business
Sep 19 2019
The real source of Trump derangement syndrome is his desire to wage a multi-front pushback against an elite, postmodern progressive world. Donald Trump is waging a nonstop, all-encompassing war against progressive culture, in magnitude analogous to what 19th-century Germans once called a Kulturkampf.
As a result, not even former president George W. Bush has incurred the degree ofVictor Hanson
Oct 12 2015
Twenty five years ago, Michael Froman helped a young student editor named Barack Obama publish the Harvard Law Review, bonding over politics during late-night snack breaks. This month, Froman was pulling all-nighters again for his former classmate, this time putting the finishing touches on the largest international trade deal in U.S. history.
Over five days and nights in Atlanta,Washington Post
Apr 30 2020
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can” to make him lose his re-election bid in November.
In an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office, Trump talked tough on China and said he was looking at different options in terms of consequences for Beijing over the virus. “I can do a lot,” he saidReuters
Dec 07 2018
The trade deficit hit a 10-year high in October with an increase in imports and a decline in exports amid President Trump's tariffs.Washington Examiner Associated Press ThinkProgress
Nov 11 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama and China’s Xi Jinping are to unveil two agreements Wednesday designed to avert military confrontations, U.S. officials said, as the two leaders try to move beyond tensions that have dominated recent relations.
One of the military agreements covers a mechanism for notifying each other of major activities, such as military exercises, and the other sets rulesWall Street Journal (News)