The current trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing are more than a year in the making. Op-ed by Michael Stumo, originally appeared in The Columbus Dispatch on March 12, 2019 Please follow and like us:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (CA-41) sent the following letter notifying the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs that the Committee is expanding the scope of its investigation into potential undue influence on VA beyond the Mar-a-Lago “three”: Citing a recent Pro Publica report Chairman Takano stated, … Read moreCiting New Evidence Chairman Takano Broadens Mar-a-Lago Investigation
Two brothers were sentenced today for their participation in a 2014 fraudulent scheme to trade in options ahead of SAP SE’s (SAP) acquisition of Concur Technologies (Concur), which netted them and their co-conspirators hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits. Please follow and like us:
Two former White River Regional Juvenile Detention Center officers, including a former supervisor, Lieutenant Dennis Fuller, 41, and Officer Jason Benton, 44, were sentenced to prison for their roles in conspiring to assault juvenile inmates, assaulting juveniles, and obstructing justice by falsifying incident reports about the assaults. Fuller was sentenced to 36 months in prison … Read moreTwo Former Arkansas Juvenile Detention Officers Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Juvenile Detainees
A federal grand jury sitting in Albuquerque, New Mexico returned a superseding indictment on March 13 charging Jany Leveille, 36, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, Subhanah Wahhaj, 36, and Lucas Morton, 41, with federal offenses related to terrorism, kidnapping and firearms violations. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers … Read moreFederal Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictment against Five Amalia, New Mexico Compound Defendants
I hope you can see the benefits that free-market competition provides for equal economic opportunity. I also hope you will think of the Justice Department and the Antitrust Division as a partner in your quest for economic development. And if you see companies getting together and agreeing not to compete or working to block disruptive … Read moreAssistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Keynote Address at the National Diversity Coalition Town Hall Meeting
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the … Read moreNotice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
I just got the word that I will indeed be appearing tonight on John Batchelor’s nationally syndicated radio show to update the U.S.-China trade war story with John and co-host Gordon G. Chang. And the segment will focus in particular on my new piece for The National Interest on President Trump’s unmistakable but ragged progress … Read moreFollowing Up: Back Indeed on National Radio Tonight Talking China!
By announcing her own candidature from Rae Bareli, has Sonia Gandhi grounded Priyanka Gandhi quite as abruptly as she had taken off? Or, is it a function of post-Pulwama demoralization that is causing the leadership to scale down aspirations? Is… Please follow and like us:
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I haven’t been posting as much lately as usual, in part because I’ve had to fulfill some outside writing commitments. So I’m especially pleased to report that one of these assignments was just posted by The National Interest. The article explains why, despite his chaotic approach, President Trump remains likely to win the trade conflict … Read moreMaking News: A New Op-Ed on Trump China Policy…& Back on National Radio Tonight?
Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan was grilled during a congressional hearing this week for the multinational corporation’s outsourcing scheme that has left thousands of Americans out of work. Last year, Wells Fargo executives announced that about 26,500 employees at the company would be laid off after years of the corporation’s outsourcing and offshoring of American … Read moreWells Fargo CEO Grilled for Outsourcing American Jobs to India
The so-called centrist presidential candidate announced today that as president he wouldn’t do anything without bipartisan support. Uh, okay? Schultz’s speech today was watched live on Facebook by literally dozens of viewers. “Nothing is free,” Howard Schultz announced early in his speech at Miami Dade College today. To emphasize his point, Schultz repeated, angrily, “nothing.” That could … Read moreHoward Schultz Is Waging War on Getting Anything Done
Strikes and lockouts? Aren’t those 1940s-50s-60s economic activities? Sounds like we are taking a trip to the distant past with Sherman and Mr. Peabody in the WABAC machine. (For you younger readers, these characters can be found in the Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends, a TV show from the early 1960s.) BLS first … Read moreWhy This Counts: What Do We Know about Strikes and Lockouts?
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USCIS, which is responsible for adjudicating immigration benefits, has announced that it intends to wind down its overseas presence in various American embassies and consulates abroad. This would result in a significant cost savings for the agency; stationing personnel abroad is a pricey affair. Patrick McHugh March 13, 2019 – 2:07pm Will it inconvenience expats … Read moreUSCIS Closing International Offices
Another indication of how difficult it is to cope with immigration-related marriage fraud. The illegal alien involved is still here more than 10 years, and four marriages, after losing status under a tourist visa. Patrick McHugh March 13, 2019 – 1:57pm David North Please follow and like us:
This budget is remarkable, and quite possibly unprecedented, not simply because of the dollar figures or funding proposals, but because of the prominence border security and immigration issues generally play in the verbiage and justifications that accompany the raw figures. Patrick McHugh March 13, 2019 – 12:22pm Dan Cadman Please follow and like us:
Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register March 13, 2019 While Wells Fargo blamed declining workload when it announced hundreds of local layoffs late last year, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne said the company appeared to be shipping American jobs overseas. Axne, D-Iowa, questioned Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan during his testimony Tuesday in front of the U.S. … Read moreDes Moines Register: Axne questions whether Wells Fargo outsourced local jobs
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 @ 10:24 am EDT Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) delivered a speech yesterday on the Senate floor in support of requiring all employers to use E-Verify. Last month, he introduced the Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act that would require all employers to use E-Verify within 1 year. Please follow and like us:
Rough sleeping has increased by 169% since 2010, igniting public criticism of the Government’s approach to homelessness and social welfare. However, despite being the most visible and brutal form of homelessness, rough sleeping only accounts for a tiny percentage of … Continue reading → The post Who Are the UK’s Thousands of Hidden Homeless? appeared … Read moreWho Are the UK’s Thousands of Hidden Homeless?
The $100 million settlement announced Monday by a transportation company to resolve a long-running misclassification claim might be the direct result of a January Supreme Court decision, and might be a troubling harbinger of things to come for many gig economy businesses. Swift Transportation paid the massive sum to a group of drivers who claimed … Read moreRecent SCOTUS Case Swift-ly Comes Home To Roost For Transportation Company