Electronics

UN Security Council to discuss North Korea nuclear program – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

NEW YORK — The Trump administration is willing to bargain directly with North Korea over ending its nuclear weapons program, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday, an apparent shift in policy aimed at strengthening international resolve against what the Trump administration considers a growing menace. “Obviously, that will be the way we would like to solve this,” Tillerson said in an interview with NPR scheduled to air Friday, when…

Trump governs as he campaigned: Unconventionally and unpredictably – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

President Trump’s first 100 days in office have been a mix of signature setbacks and some successes, plus more turmoil than calm emanating from the West Wing of the White House and more division than a coming together in the country. The president and his advisers have been on a steep learning curve, and it has shown. When Trump won his surprise victory in November, one big question was how…

As Trump And Congress Flip-Flop On Health Care, Insurers Try To Plan Ahead – NPR

Friday, April 28, 2017

As Republicans in Congress debate changes to the Affordable Care Act, insurance executives across the country are trying to make plans for next year. Companies that sell policies on the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, face fast-approaching deadlines to inform states about what plans they want to sell, and what they intend to charge. “Insurance companies need to file rates in 2 1/2 months,”…

Arkansas carries out fourth execution in eight days, concluding frantic lethal injection schedule – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

Arkansas executed a death-row inmate late Thursday in the state’s fourth lethal injection in eight days, concluding a frantic execution schedule officials said was necessary to carry out death sentences before one of their drugs expired. This latest execution, the last one on the schedule in Arkansas, prompted immediate questions and calls for an investigation after media witnesses said the inmate lurched and convulsed during the lethal injection. The aggressive timetable in Arkansas…

Trump shares Fox clip of Warren jabbing Obama – The Hill

Friday, April 28, 2017

President Trump on Friday sought to exacerbate tensions among Democrats, retweeting a Fox News segment on Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTrump retweets Fox News video on Warren criticizing Obama Senate confirms Labor Secretary Acosta Meghan McCain: Obama ‘a dirty capitalist like the rest of us’ MORE (D-Mass.) criticizing former President Obama’s speaking fees. The Friday “Fox and Friends” clip features Warren saying she was “troubled” by reports that Obama is receiving…

Trump Warns That ‘Major, Major Conflict’ With North Korea Is Possible – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Trump Says He Thought Being President Would Be Easier Than His Old Life – Huffington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

“Here, you can take that, that’s the final map of the numbers,” the Republican president said from his desk in the Oval Office, handing out maps of the United States with areas he won marked in red. “It’s pretty good, right? The red is obviously us.”

The Latest: Attorney: Reports of execution ‘horrifying’ – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

VARNER, Ark. — The Latest on Arkansas’ effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local): 12:45 a.m. An attorney for the fourth Arkansas inmate executed in eight days says accounts of the lethal injection are “horrifying.” Shawn Nolan was one of Kenneth Williams’ attorneys who’d filed multiple requests to stop the Thursday night execution. One challenge argued that…

Ann Coulter a no-show at raucous but peaceful Berkeley rally – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

BERKELEY, Calif. — Ann Coulter did not turn up in Berkeley where hundreds held a raucous but largely peaceful demonstration in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America’s free speech movement. The conservative pundit’s canceled appearance at the University of California, Berkeley drew hundreds of her supporters to a downtown park Thursday, many of them dressed in flak jackets,…

Trump: ‘Major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible – The Hill

Friday, April 28, 2017

President Trump said Thursday that a “major, major” conflict is possible between the U.S. and North Korea amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult,” he added. Tensions rose between the U.S. and North Korea earlier this month…

CRFB President: Trump’s Tax Plan Will Add $5.5 Trillion to the Debt – TIME

Friday, April 28, 2017

President Trump is on the right track by turning focus toward fixing our nation’s broken tax code. But so far, he is going about it all wrong. We desperately need tax reform. True reform requires making the tough choices about what works and what doesn’t, not simply offering tax giveaways for all. Tax rate cuts are important and a driver of growth, but do not be hoodwinked: no way will…

Get ready for tech giants to start churning out fake news to ‘save’ net neutrality – The Hill (blog)

Friday, April 28, 2017

The new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, is determined to keep both the Trump administration’s commitment to eliminating harmful regulation and his own commitment to undo the two-year-old mistake of regulating the Internet under the old Title II analog Bell telephone monopoly laws written in the 1930s. Chairman Pai understands what he is up against and shows every sign of being braced for the coming fake…

Berkeley protests peaceful as hundreds rally over Coulter – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

BERKELEY, Calif. — Hundreds of people waving American flags and chanting “USA” held a raucous rally Thursday at a park in Berkeley — home of the free speech movement — to protest a canceled appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter, but the expected violence did not materialize. Scores of officers in riot gear lined up in preparation for possible violence between supporters and opponents of Coulter, but there were no…

House will not vote on Affordable Care Act rewrite, smoothing way for government to stay open – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

Despite pressure from the White House, House GOP leaders determined Thursday night that they don’t have the votes to pass a rewrite of the Affordable Care Act and will not seek to put their proposal on the floor on Friday. A late push to act on health care had threatened the bipartisan deal to keep the government open for one week while lawmakers crafted a longer-term spending deal. Now, lawmakers…

Top Pentagon watchdog launches investigation into money that Michael Flynn received from foreign groups – Washington Post

Thursday, April 27, 2017

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives before a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Trump at the White House on Feb. 13. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) The Pentagon’s top watchdog has launched an investigation into money that former national security adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn received from foreign groups, members of the House Oversight Committee said Thursday. The Pentagon office will try to determine…

Trump’s massive tax-cut plan is discredited, dangerous “voodoo economics”: Last laugh of the Laffer Curve? – Salon

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gardner called the tangled mass of crisscrossing paths the “technosnarl,” and his point was a simple one: The real world is a messy place that can never be predicted with anything close to absolute accuracy. “More than one tax rate can maximize government revenue,” he wrote. What would the future hold? “Economists cannot know,” Gardner wrote. “The technosnarl is too snarly.” As a mathematical game master, who just loved messing…

Dems threaten to oppose bill to prevent shutdown if health care vote happens before Saturday – CNN

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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There’s no Ann Coulter speech planned. But protesters are converging on Berkeley Thursday. – Washington Post

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Friday. (Ben Margot/AP) Ann Coulter’s speech at the University of California at Berkeley was canceled. But the debate and hostility that was unleashed by the controversy over her speech continues. Demonstrators who participated in other recent violent clashes on Berkeley’s streets announced they would still gather to fight for free speech or to fight against hate…

Justice Ivanka? How ‘The Simpsons’ swiftly turned around a timely ‘Trump’s first 100 days’ spoof. – Washington Post

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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