Wed Jan 15, 2020 AT 3:05 PM EST
President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed an initial “Phase One” trade agreement Wednesday, freezing a 20-month trade war between Washington and Beijing and opening the door to a more-substantial “Phase Two” deal.
The deal, text of which was not released ahead of the signing, is said to include commitments by China to buy $200 billion of U.S. goods, including as much as $50 billion in agricultural products over two years.
“Today we take a momentous step, one that has never been taken before with China, toward a future of fair and reciprocal trade as we sign Phase One of the historic trade deal between the United States and China,” Trump said. Read Full Story
Tue Jan 7, 2020 AT 2:08 PM EST
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to move ahead with rules for an impeachment trial without an agreement from Democrats, an individual familiar with the matter told the Washington Examiner.
The agreement does not address the fact that the House of Representatives has not sent over articles of impeachment, and Republicans still plan to wait to receive the articles before beginning the trial.
McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has not been able to reach an accord with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat. He’ll move ahead without an agreement, the individual said, after gaining a consensus among GOP senators. Read Full Story
Thu Jan 2, 2020 AT 10:19 AM EST
Bernie Sanders thinks Americans want a revolution. No, we want sanity!
It may be a new year and a new decade, but it looks like Democrats are determined to continue their descent into utter foolishness. As we approach the 2020 presidential election, voters will weigh policies and opinions that have been pushed by the party’s far-left flank. In this country, where 70 percent still self-identify as “conservative” or “moderate,” that is unlikely to turn out well for Democrats.
Even President Obama has warned that Democrats’ uncompromising push for political correctness, amplified by social media, has led their party to a difficult and dangerous place. Read Full Story