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U.S.-China Trade Talks Stumble on Beijing’s Spending at Home

BEIJING — One year ago, when he began a multibillion-dollar trade war with China that shook the global economy, President Trump demanded that Beijing end lavish government spending aimed at making the country a world power in computer chips, robotics, commercial aircraft and other industries of the future. Today, as the two sides struggle to reach a truce, the Trump administration is finding just how difficult that will be. Trade talks between the United States and China nearly ground to a halt this past week, and a seemingly intractable dispute…

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Playful Politically Inspired Timepieces : Trump Watches

After Its April Fools Prank, TRIWA Launches Trump Watches The limited edition Trump watches by Swedish company TRIWA are quite playful, daring and entertaining. For April Fool’s 2019, the brand released a concept of a timepiece that spotlighted a cartoon version of the American president where his hair is split into two to form the hands of the clock. The tongue-in-cheek design received quite an ovation, with hundreds requesting the product be developed for market. As a result, TRIWA announced three days later that Trump watches were available for pre-order,…

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The Raisin Situation – The New York Times

The first California Dancing Raisins commercial debuted on television in the fall of 1986. You may recall the ad with their version of Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” These anthropomorphic raisins, conceived as an R&B group in the Motown mold, were some of the first animated characters created with Claymation. Seth Werner, the copywriter at the San Francisco agency Foote, Cone & Belding who created the concept, knew the spots were outrageously popular. He got a call from Paul McCartney’s assistant, asking for a taped copy of…

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Trump: 2017 Spying Claim Based on ‘Little Bit of a Hunch’

President Donald Trump said Thursday he based his controversial claim President Barack Obama had his “wires tapped” in Trump Tower on “a little bit of a hunch.” In a phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, the pair lamented alleged improper behavior from federal law enforcement, which Trump says continued after he won the election in 2016. “I don’t know if you remember, a long time ago, very early on I used the word ‘wiretap,’ and I put in quotes, meaning surveillance, spying you can sort of say whatever…

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Bellwether Election in Pittsburgh Suburb Won by Democrat

Democrats claimed victory Tuesday after a two-month campaign for a vacant state Senate seat in politically divided suburban Pittsburgh where the sides tested some national themes ahead of 2020’s presidential election in a critical battleground state narrowly won by President Donald Trump. The seat had been largely controlled by Republicans the past half-century, but the district is viewed as increasingly friendly to Democrats in territory that party strategists now view as something of a bellwether. The winner, Democrat Pam Iovino, told her enthusiastic victory party at a union hall at…

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Joe Biden-Stacey Abrams Meeting Stokes 2020 Ticket Rumors

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent meeting with Stacey Abrams, a former lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives, has sparked speculation the two could team up for a presidential run in the upcoming election. Biden has yet to publicly announce his candidacy for president, but stories in recent days have claimed he is preparing to launch a campaign. Last week, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Biden and Abrams met in Washington, D.C., about their political futures — Biden for president and Abrams potentially for the Senate — following her failed campaign…

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In Silicon Valley, Plans for a Monument to Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Paris has the Eiffel Tower. St. Louis is inseparable from the Gateway Arch. Seattle boasts the Space Needle. Washington has its Monument. Silicon Valley wants its own universally recognized landmark, something that symbolizes its power and reach. If the San Jose City Council gives final approval to the project this month, an international design competition will be announced this spring. The winning entry could be built on a city park as soon as 2021. Capturing the tech world in one sculpture or structure or art installation…

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Stephen Colbert steps up his Trump impression after CPAC speech

Stephen Colbert has already laid into Trump‘s “epically weird” CPAC speech. But there was one moment that the late show host had to talk about again: Trump‘s admonishing of the people investigating him during his speech on Saturday. And by talk, we mean totally mock the president with a new, weird impression that’s better if you just watch it (at 2:40). Colbert also tore into Trump‘s press conference on Tuesday, where he answered questions about the investigations. “It’s just so sad when his heart’s not in it, you know,” Colbert…

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N.Korea Says U.S. Will Never Escape Security Threats If No Result in Talks- KCNA

North Korea’s state media said on Sunday that the people of the United States would “never be cleared of security threats” if this week’s nuclear talks in Vietnam end without results. The North’s official KCNA news agency criticized U.S. Democrats and others for “plotting to disrupt” a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday and Thursday in Hanoi. KCNA accused the Trump administration of “lending an ear” to opponents of dialog, even after the United States launched diplomatic efforts with North…

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Trump says he’ll maintain some troops in Syria, media says 400 ‘peacekeepers’ to stay — RT World News

The US plans to keep a total of 400 troops in Syria, half in the Kurd-held northern part of the country and half at the southeastern border, at Al-Tanf base, a media report says citing an administration official. Earlier, Washington said it was planning to downsize its military presence in the north of Syria to 200 ‘peacekeepers’, but would not detail plans about the Al-Tanf base, which is located in a strategic part of Syria, where it borders Jordan and Iraq.  The 400 American troops will be part of a…

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