The Singapore summit actually made the world a safer place. The presidents critics wont admit it.
The irony, therefore, is nearly irresistible. In his nuclear summit this week in Singapore, Trump gave up moreand got lessthan Obama did with Iran. He flattered Kim Jong Un in ways Obama never flattered Hassan Rouhani or Ayatollah Khamenei. And so, having been offered a free shot on goal, congressional Democrats are taking it. Its satisfying to expose your political adversaries as frauds.
But the Democrats are wrong. Theyre not wrong that Trump proved a weaker, dumber negotiator than Obama. Theyre wrong to suggest that makes the Singapore summit a failure. In their desire to prove themselves savvy and tough, Democrats are proving myopic. And theyre making themselves de facto allies of ultra-hawks like John Bolton, who may try to derail the Trump-Kim peace process, and revive the threat of war.
Surging consumer spending is driving GDP well above prior estimates, and it is now tracking near 4 percent for the second quarter.
That's almost double the pace of the first quarter.
Economists say the consumer is seeing the impact of the tax cuts and is spending, as a result of more disposable income.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that all members of the Group of Seven (G-7) had signed on to a joint statement, ending speculation that the United States could be excluded from such a communique.
"Im happy to announce that weve released a joint communique by all seven countries," Trudeau said in closing remarks at the G-7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada.
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Frankly, I was hoping for a fist fight, for entertainment.
Source: NY Daily News
State Democrats came out overwhelmingly for Gov. Cuomo at the party's nominating convention Wednesday, as New York Republicans gathered to back Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro for the state's top job.
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Hillary endorsed gov Cuomo..
From Asia Pacific News:
China's Xi announces plans to 'open' China, including lowering tariffs on imported autos
Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed plans to further open up the Chinese economy during a Tuesday address.
Those measures included lowering import tariffs for autos and other products, enforcing the legal intellectual property of foreign firms, and improving the investment environment for international companies.
The 2020 presidential election is Senator Bernie Sanders race to lose, according to a new survey of more than a dozen top Democratic strategists.
The survey, conducted by the Hill, reveals a Democratic field crowded with old faces. At a time when the party could use some fresh blood, most contenders for commander-in-chief have been around for decades. Sanders, who will be 79 years old in 2020, currently leads the pack.
His people have never gone away, Democratic strategist Brad Bannon told The Hill. And he has a loyal core following out there that will be with him come hell or high water. Sanders is the most popular politician in America, with an approval rating of 75 percent, according to a recent Harvard-Harris poll.
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