Electronics

Trump Is Said to Seek Cutting Corporate Tax Rate to 15 Percent – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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White House ‘confident’ of averting shutdown as Trump shows flexibility on wall – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The White House sought Monday to calm a jittery Washington ahead of a showdown with Congress over spending, and President Trump softened his demand that a deal to keep the federal government open include money to begin construction on his long-promised border wall. Despite one-party control at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, the brinkmanship that came to define spending battles in the Obama years has tumbled into the Trump era,…

State Department website removes article touting history of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The State Department on Monday removed from its website an article about the history and lavish furnishings of President Trump’s privately owned Florida resort club Mar-a-Lago, following questions about whether the federal government improperly promoted Trump’s moneymaking enterprises. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) pointed to the travelogue-style blog piece Monday, asking in a Twitter message why the State Department would spend “taxpayer $$ promoting the president’s private country club.” The State…

Lawsuit filed against UC Berkeley for canceling Ann Coulter speech – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

San Francisco attorney Harmeet Dhillon (right), who represents the Berkeley College Republicans, speaks at a press conference on Monday, April 24, 2017, about a lawsuit filed by the group against the University of California. The student group that invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus says the university is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating students’ rights to free speech.  At left is legal partner Krista Baughman. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Student groups…

In Chicago, Obama tells young leaders that ‘special interests dominate the debates in Washington’ – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CHICAGO — In his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January, former president Barack Obama told young leaders here Monday that “special interests dominate the debates in Washington” and that getting involved in their communities is the best antidote to the divisiveness dominating the country’s politics. Obama, who has kept a relatively low public profile since the end of his second term, did not mention President Trump once during…

Macron’s strong finish in the French elections shows populist surge may fade – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

BERLIN — In this era of fiery populism and muscular anti-globalist forces, politicians across Europe are suddenly discovering an electoral surprise. It might actually pay to embrace the European Union. The top finisher in the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday is Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old centrist who jets to Berlin to give speeches in English. The blue-and-yellow banner of the E.U. flutters off his campaign headquarters….

French election: How the pollsters got the last laugh – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

A woman walks past official posters of candidates Marine Le Pen, French National Front, and Emmanuel Macron, head of En Marche!, at a market in Bethune, France, on April 24. (Pascal Rossignol/Reuters) The results of the first round of the French election came late Sunday: Of the 11 candidates, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron came out on top, followed closely by far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Both will now progress to…

Who was the ‘somebody’ who issued a 100-day plan for President Trump? – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

On Oct. 22, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivered a policy speech in Gettysburg, Pa., announcing his plans for his first 100 days in office. (Mark Makela/Getty Images) AP: “You did put out, though, as a candidate, you put out a 100-day plan. Do you feel like you should be held accountable to that plan?”TRUMP: “Somebody, yeah, somebody put out the concept of a hundred-day plan. But yeah. Well, I’m…

These are the 100-day accomplishments Trump is touting – CNN

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

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Here’s why ‘Donald Trump is unintelligible’ is trending – SFGate

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

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Obama Steps Back Into Public Life, Trying to Avoid One Word: Trump – New York Times

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

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The first brick hasn’t been set, and Trump’s border wall is already going south on him – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2017 Mexico won’t pay for it. Democrats hate it. Border-state Republicans don’t like it. Congressional Republican leaders would rather not undertake it. There could be an avoidable government shutdown over it. And yet President Trump’s budget director is…

After French vote, European leaders come out against Le Pen. But what if she wins? – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

BERLIN — With the future of Europe in French hands, the continent’s leaders have cast aside their tradition of staying out of each other’s elections and weighed in with some unsolicited advice: Pick the candidate who wants to make the European Union stronger, not the one who wants to blow it up. Hearty endorsements of independent centrist Emmanuel Macron — and the stinging dismissals of her far-right rival, Marine Le…

A short history of presidents’ complicated relationship with the 100-day milestone – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

  President Trump is closing in on his 100th day in office. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo) On Friday morning, Donald Trump had something to say about his first 100 days. In a tweet, he wrote “no matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!” That tweet, which appears to recognize his nomination of Neil Gorsuch…

Xi urges restraint on North Korea in phone call with Trump – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

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The inside story of why Tim Cook almost kicked Uber off the App Store – BGR

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Uber’s willingness to openly disregard Apple’s App Store guidelines almost prompted Tim Cook to kick the popular ridesharing app off the App Store altogether, according to a new report from The New York Times. In a fascinating profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, a controversial figure to say the least, we learn that Kalanick in late 2014 instructed his software engineers to develop a way for the company to identify specific iPhones even when individuals deleted…

Macron vs. Le Pen: The key storylines in France’s presidential runoff – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. On Sunday, French voters proved that the pollsters do get it right sometimes. With ballots still being counted, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, the pair that led in pre-election polls, were projected to face each other in…

France’s election reveals a new political divide – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

True to the spirit of 1789, the revolutionary French are a step ahead of everyone else. On Sunday, they became the first large Western country to ditch, in a major election, the center-right/center-left political-party structure that has dominated European politics since the Second World War. Neither Emmanuel Macron nor Marine Le Pen, the two candidates who emerged from the first round of voting for the French presidency, belongs to the…

Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on US-Mexico border – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

President Trump and White House officials pressed congressional Republicans on Sunday to use the looming threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico, a top priority for the administration as it nears the symbolic 100-day mark. Trump wants funding to be included in a spending measure that would keep the government open past April 28, a determined effort…

North Korea is said to detain another US citizen – The Boston Globe

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

SEOUL — North Korea has detained a US citizen, the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang and a university chancellor said Sunday, raising the number of Americans thought to be held by the secretive nation to three. The arrest, if confirmed, would further complicate Washington’s relations with the country at a particularly tense moment. Advertisement The man, Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name, Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday,…