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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Yes, officials plugged in the malware-laden USB seized at Mar-a-Lago

Amazing.Image: Sina Ettmer  /  EyeEm / getty By Jack Morse2019-04-09 00:05:06 UTC The first thing you want to do when you pull a USB drive off someone allegedly lying their way into presidential hangout Mar-a-Lago is plug it in your computer. Oh, wait, maybe don’t do that? A woman by the name of Yujing Zhang was arrested on March 30 attempting to bluff her way into Donald Trump’s private Florida club. In addition to two Chinese passports, the New York Times reported that she carried with her four cell phones,…

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They Thought It Was Their Uber. But the Driver Was a Predator.

The black sedan glided up to the Las Vegas hotel where Elizabeth Suarez was waiting to take an Uber home after a night of gambling. She recalled asking the driver: Are you waiting for Liz? Yeah, he responded. Get in. She had done it countless times. But that night in July 2018, as the man veered off course toward a deserted parking lot, as he cranked up the radio and ignored her questions, as her real driver called her wondering where she was, Ms. Suarez said she realized with horror:…

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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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Glenn Beck on Dark Agenda: Threat to Christians Real

Glenn Beck is praising David Horowitz’s new book Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christianity in America. David was just on Glenn’s national radio show this week, and the top-rated host told his audience that “this is a very critical book” and warned Americans of the growing attacks on Christians. then praised David Horowitz, a Jew, for taking a stand to protect Christians. “This guy is an American hero,” Beck said. David is a leading conservative and Jew. He is speaking out about the growing persecution of Christians in America.…

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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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Trump, Pelosi weigh in on Beto’s bid

Terms of Use Privacy Policy President Donald Trump on Thursday said he’s “never seen” anything like Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s “hand movements,” while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi applauded his “vitality” and said “all our candidates are great.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Source: Reuters Source link

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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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