Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States will impose a 20 percent tariff on all softwood lumber imported from Canada. “We love Canada, but they have been very good at taking advantage of the United States through NAFTA,” Trump told a group of reporters in the Roosevelt Room. “We are putting a 20 percent tax on lumber coming into the United States from Canada.” “Canada has treated us very unfairly,” he added. A senior administration noted that the tariff will be applied retroactively. When asked what that tax will mean for lumber production, Trump said, “It means we’re going
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) toured the University of Wisconsin-Madison and found that students think a business has the right to refuse service for certain reasons — but not if the owner is Christian, and not if it involves turning down a same-sex wedding. Students told ADF that it was okay for a dress designer to turn down Melania Trump for political reasons. "You should be able to control your business in that regard, yeah," one young man said. "I mean, it´s a free market, that´s what most conservatives want anyway," another student chimed in. When asked if the dress designer
Monday on MSNBC former Obama White House press secretary Josh Earnest said former President Barack Obama would come back to the political debate if President Donald Trump crosses “red lines” such as using information from deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) applications to deport so-called DREAMers. (Snip) “I think what would motivate President Obama to re-engage in the political debate is if we saw the federal government start to cross some clear red lines in terms of long observed norms and values that frankly I think we have started to take for granted. One example that President Obama has himself
In a quiet study lounge at the University of California, Davis, back in the corner just past the coffee cups, you’ll find contraception for sale in a vending machine. If you look closely, the machine isn’t just stocked with condoms and pregnancy tests. It’s selling the morning-after pill. It dispenses the Plan B pill for $30 a box. It’s known as the Wellness-To-Go machine, and it’s drawing more praise than criticism on campus, CBS Sacramento reports. “I think it’s easier to take a Plan B than have to tell your parents you’re pregnant,” said one student. “It’s useful so you don’t have to go the pharmacy,” her friend said.
Former President Obama told his supporters Monday that they shouldn’t immediately assume that someone who wants stricter enforcement of immigration laws is “automatically racist,” as he called for a new understanding and engagement in American political life. Returning to the public stage for the first time since leaving office, Mr. Obama said his chief post-presidency goal will be to try to spark a resurgence of interest in politics and to push for an army of community organizers and leaders among young people. The former president offered some post-office introspection, saying his first political failure, in a bid for a U.S.
Dear Jan -Bonjour. I have a big problem — un gros problème! — which is getting worse every day. Let me start at the beginning. When I was a schoolboy, I had two wishes. One, I wanted to marry my drama teacher. Two, I wanted to become the President of France. People said: ‘Emmanuel, you are mad! Everyone knows that in France we wait till university before sleeping with les professeurs!’ Yet I did marry Brigitte Trogneux, the beautiful teacher I met when I was but 15 years of age, with nothing in my head but thoughts of love and
Washington - The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market. Perdue won confirmation on a strong bipartisan vote of 87-11, (Snip) As agriculture secretary, he’ll be in charge of around 100,000 employees and the nation’s food and farm programs, including agricultural subsidies, conservation efforts, rural development programs, food safety and nutrition programs such as food stamps and federally-subsidized school meal,
Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros sued the network and president Bill Shine in a Manhattan federal court on Monday for allegedly spying on her, hacking her personal electronic devices, and harassing her online via proxy social media accounts. (Snip) From the lawsuit: As demonstrated below with accompanying exhibits, the Defendants in this case subjected Ms. Tantaros to illegal electronic surveillance and computer hacking, and used that information (including, on information and belief, privileged attorney-client communications) to intimidate, terroize, and crush her career through an endless stream of lewd, offensive, and career-damaging social media posts, blog entries and commentary and high-profile
The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast both walked back stories claiming Sean Hannity sexually harassed a former Fox News guest. Both sites changed their headline after Debbie Schlussel pushed back against reports she was sexually harassed by Hannity in an exclusive interview with LawNewz.com. Schlussel appeared on a local radio show Friday and detailed an incident from the early 2000’s in which the Fox host invited her to his hotel in Detroit. When she rebuffed his repeated advances, Schlussel claimed, Hannity stopped inviting her onto his show. Shortly after the radio interview, Hannity strongly denied the allegations, stating that
The White House announced Monday that it would host an unusual private briefing on North Korea for the entire Senate, prompting questions from lawmakers about whether the Trump administration intends to use the event as a photo op ahead of its 100-day mark. Press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the lawmakers would be briefed Wednesday by several senior administration officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. He emphasized that the meeting plan had been convened by Senate leadership and that the White House was serving “as the location.”
Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, says he has instructed his own attorney to investigate legal action against BuzzFeed, which posted an opposition research “dossier” that accused Mr. Cohen without proof of a conspiracy with Russian agents. Mr. Cohen told The Washington Times that he also is considering a lawsuit against former British spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the gossipy 35-page dossier that the liberal news website posted on Jan. 10. Mr. Steele was paid by a Hillary Clinton supporter, via the Democratic Party-linked firm Fusion GPS, to gather dirt on candidate Trump last summer and fall.
Funny call readout from Secretary Tillerson’s office today. The last paragraph is extraordinarily blunt (emphasis mine):[Dept. of State] Secretary Tillerson phoned Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss his recent trip to Moscow and his message to the Russian leadership that, although the United States is interested in improving relations with Russia, Russia’s actions in eastern Ukraine remain an obstacle. (Snip)Secretary Tillerson reiterated the United States’ firm commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and confirmed that sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control of the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine and fully implements its commitments in the Minsk
(Video)The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria. The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned 271 employees of Syria´s Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), an agency that Washington says develops chemical weapons for the government of Bashar al-Assad, the Treasury said in a statement. Some of the people blacklisted had worked on Syria´s chemical weapons program for more than five years, the Treasury Department said. The sanction orders U.S. banks to freeze the assets
Three Islamic State jihadis have reportedly been killed by rampaging wild boars near Iraqi farmland. The three Islamic State militants were cut down by the feral boar known to inhabit Kirkuk in the the al-Rashad region, a local news site claims. They attacked the militants and left three killed, Iraqi News reports. ´Islamic State militants took revenge at the pigs that attacked the farmland,´ though reports of how the fighters died remain unclear. Thousands of civilians in the Kirkuk region fled to refugee camps following the Islamic State emergence in 2014. ISIS continue to hold the land despite calls for
The collective EU, and every like-minded multi-cultural entity within leftist media together with the Obama globalist operatives, are now laying a path of rose petals for their wunderkind Emmanuel Macron. If you seek a reference point for the narrative over the next two weeks simply remind yourself how Barack Obama was elected in 2008. It will be an absolutely identical playbook. Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old who has never held elected office and is married to his former grade school teacher (24-years his elder), is being heralded as the second coming of the halo-clad unicorn-riding progressive lightbringer Emperor Obama as Macron
Spencer DesAuteles was standing in a crosswalk at a protest against President Donald Trump´s travel ban in January when he and two other people were hit by a car. (Snip) So far, lawmakers in at least 18 states have proposed legislation that would make it harder to protest, create harsher penalties for protestors who are arrested, and, in two states, remove liability from drivers who accidentally injure protesters on roadways. Proponents of the bills say they are commonsense measures to ensure public safety after the high-profile protests against the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannonball, North Dakota, and against the police shootings
Drea Hubbard’s parents know where her birthday parties will be every year. “We’re going to the zoo,” said Drea’s father, Justin Hubbard, a day after Drea was born at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. “We’re planning on having (her birthday) annually at the zoo.” Kymica Hubbard was on the zoo train Sunday afternoon when she went into labor.
It´s expensive to live in San Francisco — even if you make six figures. In an article published earlier this year, The Guardian reported on an anonymous Twitter employee in his 40s who says that, even on a $160,000 annual salary, he´s barely scraping by in Silicon Valley. "I didn´t become a software engineer to be trying to make ends meet," he told The Guardian. The employee´s biggest expense is the $3,000 monthly rent he pays on a two-bedroom house where he lives with his wife and two kids, which he describes as "ultra cheap." "Families are priced out of
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – An assistant professor at Indiana State University has been arrested in regards to recent emails threatening the Muslim community. ISU officials say Azhar Hussain, an assistant professor of aviation technology at the university, was arrested on a felony charge of obstruction of justice, and a misdemeanor charge of harassment. Hussain has also been immediately suspended from his teaching duties, according to Provost Mike Licari. ISU officials say the charges stem from emails that were received on campus, containing anti-Muslim messages and threats toward members of the Muslim community. Officials say the first report of the emails
Passengers on a Bay Area Rapid Transit train were robbed, and in some cases beaten, when dozens of juveniles stormed aboard the train and forced them to give up their property, police said. The incident happened at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coliseum Station in Oakland aboard a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train. BART Police said witnesses reported 50 to 60 juveniles jumping the fare gates and going to the platform.
Two conservative students groups are suing the University of California, Berkeley for cancelling a speech by conservative commentator Ann Coulter. The groups, the Young America’s Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans, argue in a lawsuit filed in California on Monday that Berkeley placed the rights of masked protesters above those of tuition-paying conservative students. Ann Coulter ? @AnnCoulter Our lawsuit against Berkeley was just filed. Demands appropriate & safe venue for my speech THIS THURSDAY + damages http://bit.ly/2oYssG8 1:45 PM - 24 Apr 2017 1,985 1,985 Retweets 4,990 4,990 likes “University officials concede that they allow the tastes and criminal actions
In New Orleans in the small hours of the morning on Monday, workers wearing bulletproof vests and scarves that obscured their faces removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments. The precautions were taken in response to what police said were death threats, as the Big Easy became the latest southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy. (Snip) Three other statues, to Confederate generals Robert E Lee and PGT Beauregard and Confederate president Jefferson Davis, will also be removed now legal challenges have been overcome. “There’s a better way to
Former President Obama said Monday that if his checkered pre-politics life had taken place in today’s social media oversaturated world, he might not have been able to win the White House. He repeated stories about his own drug use in his younger days, saying that marijuana use was “what teenage kids did at that age when I was growing up.” And while he wrote about those experiences in his book, he acknowledged that if that behavior had been documented more thoroughly it might have derailed his political career. “If you had pictures of everything I’d done when I was in
We’re living longer and longer. Well, some of us. Age 100 is now an imaginable goal for young people around the world with good health care. The average woman in Japan is already living to 87. Yet many Americans are dying younger and younger. Based on the latest year of data, the Society of Actuaries last fall dropped its life expectancy estimates for 65-year-olds in the U.S. by six months. The health of middle-aged non-Hispanic white Americans is deteriorating fastest. The result of these trends, according to a new study, is a widening gap between wealthier and poorer Americans.