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Trump Touts US Economy, Criticizes Climate Alarmists in Davos

Trump Touts US Economy, Criticizes Climate Alarmists in Davos

BY EMEL AKAN DAVOS, Switzerland—President Donald Trump hailed his economic and trade accomplishments in his opening remarks on the first day of the economic summit in Davos on Jan. 21, saying that the United States is “winning again like never before.” “Today I am proud to declare that the United States is in the midst of an economic boom, […]

POLITICS | Senate Passes USMCA Deal, Sending It to Trump’s Desk

POLITICS | Senate Passes USMCA Deal, Sending It to Trump’s Desk

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate on Jan 16 approved the U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) in an 89 to 10 vote. The agreement now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. With the same kind of bipartisan support, the USMCA cleared the U.S. House of Representatives 385-41 on Dec. 19. The Senate approval comes a day after […]

BUSINESS | US, China Sign ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal, Calming Trade Tensions

BUSINESS | US, China Sign ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal, Calming Trade Tensions

BY EMEL AKAN   WASHINGTON—The United States and China signed a much anticipated “phase one” trade deal on Jan. 15, making an important breakthrough in the nearly 2-year-old trade war. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the accord at a White House ceremony. “Together we are righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a […]

Senate Approves $1.4 Trillion Spending Package, Sending It to Trump’s Desk

Senate Approves $1.4 Trillion Spending Package, Sending It to Trump’s Desk

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—The Senate voted Dec. 19 on a nearly 1.4 trillion spending package to keep the federal government funded and avert a shutdown before the Christmas holiday. The 12 appropriations measures were passed in two separate bills, which would fund the government through Sept. 30, 2020. The first package that covers eight appropriations bills passed by a 71-23 vote. The second was approved […]

House Democrats Give Green Light for Trump’s USMCA Deal

House Democrats Give Green Light for Trump’s USMCA Deal

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—After months of negotiations between the Trump administration and House Democrats, Congress will move forward with ratifying the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico that will supplant the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Dec. 10 that both sides ironed out their differences on the agreement, paving the […]

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