6 months ago

Trump's Honeymoon Begins: Confidence in the Economy Is Booming - New York Times

The recent heart-pumping stock rally, Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JP Morgan Chase, said at an investment conference this week, is based upon the hope, which I hope is accurate, that the Trump administration will be very good for unleashed business per se, and may improve overall growth.

Continue reading the main storyMr. Dimon and a raft of other Wall Street stalwarts have either joined the new administration or taken on advisory roles, damping down their worries that the bankers-as-boogeymen campaign language would be transformed into action.

But many of the anticipated economic policy changes will generate both winners and losers. New research, for example, has shown

9 months ago

Clinton campaign releases additional health details on candidate

The debate continues on 'Overtime'

The Hillary Clinton campaign on Wednesday released what it called a comprehensive update on the candidates medical information, describing the illness that took her off the trail this week as a mild and non-contagious bacterial pneumonia.

She is recovering well with antibiotics and rest, said Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clintons physician, who provided the information to th

12 months ago

Meeting Between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch Provokes Political Furor - New York Times

Photo Attorney General Loretta Lynch this week in Phoenix, where she had an encounter with former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarm

1 year ago

New York Post endorses Trump: He reflects the best of 'New York values' - Washington Post

Hes from New York; its from New York. He likes to grab headlines with brash comments; it likes to write them.

Now, this relationship is going to another level.Surprising few, if any, the New York Posts editorial board has endorsed Donald Trump in New Yorks upcoming Republican presidential primary.

Trump is now an imperfect messenger carrying a vital message, the editorial board wrote. But he reflects the best of New York values and offers the best hope for all Americans who rightly feel betrayed by the political class.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump bashed his rival Ted Cruz during a rally in Albany, N.Y., on April 11. Trump said Cruz "knocked pretty viciously New York values." Trump said, "Nobody has values like us, and the country loves New York." (Reuters)

The editorial from the conservative outlet founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801 and now a part of Rupert Murdochs media empire came Thursday night, five days before a contest is which Trump is favored over rival Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.). Though Trump isa rookie, according to the paper, he isa potential superstar of vast promise.

[Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton maintain big leads in New Yorks looming primary]

Should he win the nomination, we expect Trump to pivot not just on the issues, but in his manner, it wrote. The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned.Yet the promise is clearly there in the rookie who is, after all, leading the field as the finals near.

The editorial board didnt let Trump entirely off the hook. It dinged him for rookie mistakes: a desire to pull U.S. troops out of Japan and South Korea, a far too simplistic plan to build a border wall and that downright coarse language.

But Trumpsredeeming qualitieswon the day, it concluded. Trump isaplain-talking entrepreneur with outer-borough, common-sense sensibilities and a do-er, it wrote.

His political incorrectness is one of his great attractions it proves hes not one of them,' the editorial read. Hes challenging the victim culture that has turned into a victimizing culture.

The endorsement is in tune with the papers largely positive coverage of Trump.

The New York Post has been criticized for partisanship in the past; in 1980, the Columbia Journalism Review said that the paper, which plays to fear and rage, is no longer merely a journalistic problem, but a social problem a force for evil.In 1997,editor Steven Cuozzo countered that the tabloid broke the elitist media stranglehold on the national agenda.

This is not the first New York tabloid endorsement Trump has scored. Just days ago, he was endorsed by the New York Observer, which is owned by Jared Kushner, his son-in-law.

Donald Trump is the father-in-law of the Observers publisher, the paper wrote. That is not a reason to endorse him. Giving millions of disillusioned Americans a renewed sense of purpose and opportunity is.

2 years ago

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a dad, and he's giving away most of his money - Fox News

Dec. 1, 2015: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announce the birth of their daughter Max. (Courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg) Dec. 1, 2015: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announce the birth of their daughter Max. (Courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg)


2 years ago

Turkish President 'saddened' by downing of Russian plane but doesn't apologize - CNN

Story highlights Putin signs a decree with punitive economic measures aimed at TurkeyThe two nations have been at odd after Turkey shot down a Russian warplaneTurkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeals for dialogue with Russia, saying, "Let's settle it"Turkish Prime Minister strikes conciliatory tone after downing of Russian jet

Tuesday's incident has put Russia and Turkey, which is a member of NATO, at odds. The countries disagree sharply on whether the Russian plane was in Turkish airspace when it was shot down, as well as whether any warnings went out to the crew. The incident left one pilot dead; another was rescued.

The entire ordeal has raised questions about international leaders' ability to come together to combat ISIS, which has taken over swaths of Syria and Iraq and claimed attacks in Europe, Asia and Africa.

One day after saying Turkey fired missiles as "an automatic reaction to a border breach" -- and not knowing the nationality of the plane in question -- Erdogan said Saturday, "We wouldn't have wished this to happen. But, unfortunately, it did."

Obama: Turkey has the right to defend itself and its airspace

The powerful Turkish leader didn't lash out at Russia but appeared intent on taking the high road by claiming that "Turkey has never been in favor of triggering tensions and clashes, and we never will be."

"I hope this will not happen again," Erdogan said at an event in Balikesir. "As long as our sovereign rights are not violated, our struggle will continue through diplomatic channels, adhering to international laws and agreements.

The President added, "We hope that the tensions with Russia will not grow and result in more saddening incidents."

Opinion: Russia will want to make Turkey pay

In fact, Erdogan appealed for dialogue, saying the upcoming U.N. climate change conference in Paris, which he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to attend, would be a good place to have such talks. (This week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin knew that Erdogan had asked to meet with him in France but gave no word on whether the request would be accepted.)

"We tell Russia, 'Let's talk about this issue within its boundaries, and let's settle it,' " Erdogan said Saturday. "Let's not make others happy by escalating it to a level that would hurt all our relations.' "

Putin has accused Turkey of trying to bring its relations with Russia to a "dead end," calling the shootdown "a stab in the back" and tying Turkey to terrorists. Another point of contention: Russia claimed that its planes were bombing ISIS militants in the area, though Erdogan has said that only Turkmen -- "our brothers and sisters" -- were there at the time.

In an exclusive CNN interview Thursday, the Turkish President defended his military and said Russia's own was at fault.

"I think if there is a party that needs to apologize, it is not us," he said from the Turkish capital. "Those who violated our airspace are the ones who need to apologize. Our pilots and our armed forces, they simply fulfilled their duties, which consisted of responding to ... violations of the rules of engagement. I think this is the essence."

Bush backs Obama, Turkey in Russian warplane dispute

Far from apologizing, Russia has instead lashed out at Turkey -- not just with words but with actions, like a decree signed Saturday by Putin.

This measure partially suspends the "visa-free" travel process the countries have had, mandates that Russian travel agencies stop selling tours to Turkey for next year and bans charter transportation between the nations, according to state-run Sputnik news.

This decree also prohibits the import of certain goods from Turkey.

The claimed rationale for all this is spelled out in the decree's name: "Measures to guarantee national security in the Russian Federation and protect Russian citizens against criminal and other illegal actions."

Opinion: How is this not WWIII?

2 years ago

Kim Jong Un Vows N. Korea Ready to Counter Any US Threat

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took center stage at a military parade and mass rally in Pyongyang on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party by declaring in a rare speech that the North has no intention of straying from the socialist track established by his grandfather and is ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States.

With the eyes of the world upon him, Kim, the youngest and most enigmatic head of state, confidently and firmly delivered the speech from the balcony of the palatial People's Grand Study House as tens of thousands of his countrymen and an unusually large international media contingent watched from their places below on the c