January 24, 2020

Bloomberg is a billionaire because he backed good design

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By Rain Noe From Core77 His “computers for virgins” design approach has made him a rich man Pop quiz: Who are some famous American billionaires you can think of? My guess is you’d rattle off Buffett, Trump, Musk, Gates, Bezos, Bloomberg. How’d they make their money? Bill Gates: Microsoft Jeff Bezos: Amazon Elon Musk: Numerous web ventures including […]

Impeachment threat against Donald Trump puts grand trade deal with China at risk, US experts say

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By Mark Magnier From SCMP Despite US president’s vow to raise tariffs even further, his hardline stance appears to be softening amid domestic turmoil Pain from the trade war is increasingly hitting Trump’s base, notably the farmers and factory workers he promised to help US President Donald Trump is facing numerous challenges, including public impeachment […]

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping set for November 17 meeting in Chile to sign interim trade war deal: source

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By Zhou Xin From South China Morning News Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump set to meet on the sidelines of the Apec summit in Chile next month, a source says The two state leaders are expected to sign an interim trade deal ‘if everything goes smoothly’ Chinese President Xi Jinping and […]

Harry Dunn crash: Donald Trump notes say US suspect ‘will not return to UK’

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From BBC A woman at the centre of a row over diplomatic immunity will not return to the UK, according to briefing notes held by US President Donald Trump. Anne Sacoolas is suspected of being involved in a car crash that killed British motorcyclist Harry Dunn, who died in Northamptonshire on 27 August. Mrs Sacoolas […]

Trump was not exonerated by my report, Robert Mueller tells Congress

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From BBC President Donald Trump’s claim that he was “totally exonerated” by special counsel Robert Mueller was rejected by Mr Mueller in a hearing on Wednesday. Appearing before Congress, Mr Mueller said he had not exonerated the president of obstruction of justice. Mr Mueller spent two years investigating alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign […]

Forget about waiting out the Donald Trump era for a more cordial US president, former top American diplomat warns China

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By Catherine Wong From South China Morning Post A former top US diplomat warned China on Monday not to believe it can wait out the Trump administration to get a better trade deal from a friendlier US president, saying Beijing has misjudged the importance of politics in China policymaking in the United States government. “I […]

Michael Cohen’s evidence against Trump is getting compared to those long-ass CVS receipts

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By Nicole Gallucci From Mashable After years and years in the spotlight, CVS receipts have finally met their match: Michael Cohen. As Trump’s former personal attorney testified against Donald Trump before Congress on Wednesday morning, the American people came to realize he had receipts for daaaaaaays. Cohen presented a number of documents to Congress — including damning financial statements, news […]

5 dogs, 5 US Presidents

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These 5 presidents did have time for dogs By laura Goldman From Care2 You’re probably aware that Donald Trump is the only president in over a century who does not have a pet in the White House. Apparently, he has never had a pet at all. During his February 11 rally in El Paso, Trump brought up this topic. “I […]

US: McCabe reveals why he ordered Trump obstruction probe

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By Jeffrey Rodack From Newsmax Andrew McCabe, the former acting director of the FBI, said he ordered obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving Donald Trump and his ties to Russia, shortly after the president fired James Comey as director of the agency in 2017, CBS News is reporting. McCabe’s comments came during an interview for “60 […]

The global economy is living dangerously – but don’t expect superpowers to follow the 2008 script

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By Ben Chu, The Independent From Business Insider Twelve months ago, the global economic outlook was encouraging. Now things are looking far less rosy. US growth is expected to slow from 2.9 percent in 2018 to 2.5 percent in 2019, as the stimulus from Donald Trump’s unfunded tax cuts wears off. Stock markets have also […]