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Trump’s Huawei Threat Is the Nuclear Option to Halt China’s Rise

The White House on Wednesday initiated a two-pronged assault on China: barring companies deemed a national security threat from selling to the U.S., and threatening to blacklist Huawei Technologies Co. from buying essential components. If it follows through, the move could cripple China’s largest technology company, depress the business of American chip giants from Qualcomm Inc. to Micron Technology Inc., and potentially disrupt the rollout of critical 5G wireless networks around the world. “T...
Tags: Science, White House, China, Huawei, Jeffrey Wright, Trump, Qualcomm Inc, Eurasia Group, Huawei Technologies Co, Micron Technology Inc, Paul Triolo Michael Hirson


Trump Admin Creates Web Portal for Supporters to Complain About Getting Banned on Social Media

Donald Trump has made absolutely no secret of his feelings on free speech: He hates it when it’s not servile paeans to him and his agenda. He’s called for opening up “libel laws” to make it easier to sue journalistic outfits, issued (empty) threats to revoke the broadcast licenses of TV outlets that embarrass him,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, White House, Social Media, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Trump, Tech Policy, Mods Mods, Freedom Of Speech Is Not Freedom From Consequences


White House Refuses to Support 'Christchurch Call' That Condemns Extremism Online, Releases Absolutely Bonkers Statement

The White House has declined to endorse a non-binding response condemning the spread of hate speech and terrorist radicalization on social media. The response, dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” was written in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand and livestreamed on…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, France, White House, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Facebook Live, Emmanuel Macron, White Nationalism, Paris accord, President Trump


Bruce Campbell Teases More Evil Dead...But Without Ash

The Cruella de Vil origin movie adds another familiar face. M. Night Shyamalan teases a genre bent to his next movie. The Mortal Kombat movie is heading down under. Plus, more production quibbles for Bond 25, Supergirl’s Lex Luthor heads to the White House, and more clips from The Dead Don’t Die. Spoilers now!Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Runaways, Black Mirror, Next, Evil Dead, Supergirl, Siren, Van Helsing, Aladdin, Lex Luthor, Akira, M Night Shyamalan, Cruella, Mortal Kombat, Bond 25


White House proposal to tap Pell Grant fund casts a pall over NASA’s moon plans

Will NASA’s plan to land astronauts on the moon by 2024 fly with Congress? The Artemis program’s implications are still sinking in on Capitol Hill, but there’s already a political problem having to do with where the money’s supposed to come from. Trump administration officials confirmed that the $1.6 billion being sought as a “down payment” for accelerating the push to the moon would be taken from a roughly $8 billion reserve account for the popular Pell Grant program, which funds education for ...
Tags: Science, Congress, White House, Nasa, Capitol Hill, Pell Grant, Trump Administration


Fly Me to the Moon: Trump Wants to Shift $1.6 Billion from Pell Grants to NASA

As President Trump tweeted that he wants the U.S. to “return to Space in a BIG WAY!,” the White House updated its 2020 budget request Monday to include more money for a 21st century trip to the moon.The administration is asking for an additional $1.6 billion for NASA as part of an effort to move up the target date for landing astronauts on the lunar surface to 2024, four years earlier than Vice President Mike Pence proposed two months ago.NASA will receive $21.5 billion in 2019 and Trump’s origi...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, White House, Nasa, Pennsylvania, Associated Press, Everglades, Administration, Trump, Mike Pence, Pell Grant, Army Corps Of Engineers, Trump Wants, Ohio Michigan, Roll Call


New York mayor threatens to fine Trump Organization over pollution

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is considering a run for the White House in 2020, on Monday threatened to fine the Trump Organization $2.1 million a year starting in 2030 unless the president's business reduces emissions from its buildings. "It doesn't matter who you are, even the president of the United States, you have to obey the laws of New York City," de Blasio said at a rally in the lobby of Trump Tower, the site of President Donald Trump's private home and business headquarters.
Tags: New York, Science, White House, United States, Bill De Blasio, Donald Trump, Trump Tower, Trump Organization, New York City de Blasio


Joe Biden would be a disaster for climate change

The Democratic contender for president provided details of his climate plan and it was boils down to: business as usual‘Joe Biden does not have a plan to keep warming below 1.5 or even 2C.’ Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/ReutersLast year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) called for “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to avert full blown climate catastrophe. It’s not too late to stave off the worst impacts, they urged – indeed, it’s “possible ...
Tags: Science, Obama, White House, US, America, Ipcc, Joe Biden, Paris, Houston, Biden, Donald Trump, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Reuters, HuffPost, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC


Kamala Harris Says 'We Have to Seriously Take a Look At' Breaking Up Facebook

California Senator Kamala Harris, one of the (innumerable) Democrats eyeing the White House in a 2020 presidential bid, has joined Massachusetts senator and fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren in calling for antitrust authorities to look at a possible breakup of Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, California, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Antitrust, Kamala Harris, Facebook Read, Tech Policy


Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos to help Trump administration build outpost on moon within five years

In the six weeks since US Vice President Mike Pence announced a crash program to get humans to the moon within five years, the White House has provided no details on how it would achieve that and no cost estimates.The rocket NASA wants to use to get there has suffered years of delays, is billions over budget and NASA lacks the space suits necessary for astronauts to walk on the moon.But the growing space industry has sensed an opportunity in the White House’s passion for space, and on Thursday, ...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Nasa, Earth, House, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Shackleton, Blue Origin, Maui, South Pole, Princeton University


Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump's lunar timetable

The world's richest man and Amazon.com Inc's chief executive waved an arm and a black drape behind him dropped to reveal the two-story-tall mockup of the unmanned lander dubbed Blue Moon during an hour-long presentation at Washington's convention center, just several blocks from the White House. The lander will be able to deliver payloads to the lunar surface, deploy up to four smaller rovers and shoot out satellites to orbit the moon, Bezos told the audience, which included NASA officials and ...
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Nasa, Trump, Bezos, Amazon com Inc, Blue Moon


Trump slams drugmakers, vows to let U.S. states buy cheaper medicines abroad

U.S. President Donald Trump slammed the pharmaceutical industry for high prices of prescription drugs on Thursday and vowed to allow U.S. states to buy medicines from other countries if they cost less. Trump, who campaigned on a platform to reduce drug prices for U.S. consumers, has taken few concrete steps to lower medication costs since taking office in 2017, and has so far largely relied on personal talks with company executives and industry promises to voluntarily roll back prices or limit ...
Tags: Science, White House, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump slaps new U.S. sanctions on Iran's metals industry

The announcement was made on the anniversary of Trump's unilateral withdrawal of the United States from a 2015 landmark deal between Tehran and world powers to curb its nuclear program in exchange for easing some sanctions and hours after Tehran said it would no longer fully comply with the accord. Tensions were already high between Washington and Tehran when the Trump administration said last weekend that it was deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East, in response to wh...
Tags: Europe, Science, Washington, White House, Iran, United States, Middle East, Tehran, Trump


Hell Yeah, Bernie Sanders Just Endorsed a National Right-to-Repair Law for Farmers

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has officially thrown his weight behind a national right-to-repair law, adding momentum to the issue as he and the other 400 trillion Democratic presidential candidates ramp-up their White House ambitions.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, John Deere, Right To Repair, Repair Law for Farmers


It's a Lot Easier to Tweet-Torture a Market That Has Rallied 18%

Perhaps, though everyone knows Trump knows about the near-miraculous rebound in equities -- he tweeted about it two weeks ago. Flash back to the Christmas bottom, when key economic advisers were campaigning in the White House for a quick resolution to the trade war with China to help markets recover. Futures on the S&P 500 were down 1.6 percent at 9:08 a.m. after Trump threatened to ramp up tariffs on Chines imports.
Tags: Science, White House, China, Trump


Democratic Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee Releases Climate Plan

Inslee, who is the governor of Washington and is making climate change a centerpiece of his bid for the White House, modeled his blueprint on initiatives in the state. The effort comes as Democratic presidential candidates race to outline their visions for combating climate change and the greenhouse gas emissions that drive the phenomenon.
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Inslee


Inslee Climate Plan Aims to Quash Coal, Reach 100% Clean Energy

Inslee, who is the governor of Washington and is making climate change a centerpiece of his bid for the White House, modeled his blueprint on initiatives in the state. The effort comes as Democratic presidential candidates race to outline their visions for combating climate change and the greenhouse gas emissions that drive the phenomenon.
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Clean Energy, Inslee


U.S. House Passes First Climate Bill in Nearly a Decade

Approved by a 231-190 vote, H.R. 9 has little chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate and has provoked a veto threat from the White House. The measure, which would bar the Trump administration from using any taxpayer funds to withdraw from the Paris climate accord signed by then-President Barack Obama in 2015, represents an attempt by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders to unify Democrats on a global warming response, an issue that has strife within the party over how to res...
Tags: Science, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, House, Paris, Nancy Pelosi, Trump


House Passes First Climate Bill in Nearly a Decade

Approved by a 231-190 vote, H.R. 9 has little chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate and has provoked a veto threat from the White House. The measure, which would bar the Trump administration from using any taxpayer funds to withdraw from the Paris climate accord signed by then-President Barack Obama in 2015, represents an attempt by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders to unify Democrats on a global warming response, an issue that has strife within the party over how to res...
Tags: Science, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, House, Paris, Nancy Pelosi, Trump


Trump to meet with Republican senators on U.S. shipping rules

The nearly 100-year-old Jones Act mandates the use of U.S.-flagged vessels to transport merchandise between U.S. coasts. Bloomberg News reported last week the administration was seriously considering waiving the requirements for some energy shipments and that Trump was leaning in favor of some kind of waiver. "I am going to go to the White House tomorrow to try to talk to the president out of doing something foolish and that is trying to curtain the Jones Act protections," Senator John Kennedy...
Tags: Science, White House, Trump, Reuters, Bloomberg News, John Kennedy, Louisiana Republican


Bolton presses key aides to Venezuela's Maduro to abandon him

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday singled out three senior aides to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who he said must make good on commitments they purportedly made to the opposition for a peaceful transition away from Maduro's rule. Speaking at the White House during a day of anti-government protests in Venezuela, Bolton named Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, Supreme Court chief judge Maikel Moreno and presidential guard commander Ivan Rafael Hernandez Dala...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, White House, Venezuela, Bolton, Nicolás Maduro, John Bolton, Maduro, Maikel Moreno, Vladimir Padrino, Ivan Rafael Hernandez Dala, Venezuela Bolton


Older Tech Giants Score Wins With Trump Ties

While the platforms are some of the president’s favorite corporate targets, another group of tech companies is working the back channels in some of the White House’s most powerful offices -- and often getting results. International Business Machines Corp., Oracle Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are among the companies basking in the White House’s glow these days. All were founded before 1980 and are longtime government contractors with strong bipartisan ties in Washington.
Tags: Science, White House, Microsoft Corp, International Business Machines Corp Oracle Corp


Democrats insist on 'substantial' new revenue for U.S. infrastructure

The White House did not immediately comment, but Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters Monday that the president has not made up his mind on whether to support raising a federal tax on gasoline as part of an infrastructure package. In a February 2018 meeting with lawmakers, Trump had endorsed hiking the federal gasoline tax by 25 cents per gallon to fund infrastructure improvements, Democratic Senator Tom Carper said. Other key Democrats will attend Tuesday's Trump meeting include...
Tags: Science, White House, Trump, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Peter DeFazio, Richard Neal, Tom Carper, Larry Kudlow


Trump tells Americans measles vaccination 'so important'

President Donald Trump on Friday urged Americans to get vaccinated as a measles outbreak spread across the country, reaching the highest number of cases since 2000. "Vaccinations are so important," Trump told reporters at the White House. The scale of the measles outbreak in the United States -- with 695 recorded cases since January 1 -- is dwarfed by the situation in Ukraine, which has clocked up some 25,000 patients and Madagascar with 46,000 cases of the disease.
Tags: Science, White House, Ukraine, United States, Madagascar, Donald Trump, Trump


Nasa to pretend asteroid is about to smash into Earth

Nasa is going to pretend a deadly asteroid is on its way, to practise for a real one.The "tabletop exercise" will allow the space agency and the other government organisations that will be tasked with responding to such an event to simulate their response, ahead of the possibility of a real example.The scenario will see a very realistic but nonetheless fictional disaster, in which an asteroid will be headed for Earth. The scenario has been developed by one of the Nasa organisations tasked with s...
Tags: Science, White House, US, Nasa, Earth, Fema, European Space Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Lindley Johnson, Leviticus Lewis, Response Operations Division, FEMA NASA, Nasa s Planetary Defense Coordination Office PDCO, International Asteroid Warning Network IAWN


Trump Is at His Most Relatable Complaining About Losing Twitter Followers

 President Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today, and according to the Washington Post, the leader of the free world spent a significant amount of time complaining to Dorsey about his perception that Twitter has intentionally lowered his follower count.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Washington Post, White House, Social Media, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Twitter followers, Trump Administration


Trump Meets Twitter's Dorsey After Fuming Over ‘Political Games’

(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, the same day the president tweeted that Congress should “get involved” in a battle against “discriminatory” practices by the social media company.
Tags: Science, Congress, White House, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Bloomberg Twitter Inc


Trump Meets Twitter’s Dorsey After Fuming Over ‘Political Games’

(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, the same day the president tweeted that Congress should “get involved” in a battle against “discriminatory” practices by the social media company.
Tags: Science, Congress, White House, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Bloomberg Twitter Inc, Trump Meets Twitter


The private frontier: corporate space explorers stand by for a $1tn lift-off

Trump’s ambitions for US lunar exploration will be a further boost to the billionaires building a new generation of rocketsPresident Donald Trump has struggled with some of his signature policy promises, but now he has set his sights higher: a return to the moon, five decades after humans last set foot there.The White House has spoken of landing the first woman on the moon within five years and Trump’s vice-president, Mike Pence, has made it clear that the private sector – much of it backed by a...
Tags: Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, White House, US, Technology sector, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence


Heavy clashes erupt in southern suburbs of Libya capital

The spike in violence happened after the White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone earlier in the week with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, who started an offensive against Tripoli on April 3. The disclosure of the call and a U.S. statement that it "recognized Field Marshal Haftar's significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's oil resources" has boosted the commander's supporters and enraged his opponents. Western powers and the Gulf have been divide...
Tags: Science, White House, United Nations, Libya, Donald Trump, Tripoli, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar



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