Archive for March, 2017

White House to share financial info on top staff

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

Last Updated Mar 31, 2017 6:01 PM EDT The White House was poised Friday to publicly release on its website the financial disclosure forms of 180 administration officials as part of an information release for employees earning over $161,000. Ivanka Trump’s finances will not be among them, senior administration officials said, noting that the disclosure forms would be available later tonight. President Trump’s daughter agreed to serve as an unpaid government employee just this week, triggering the need for her to file financial disclosures.  Her husband, Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to Mr. Trump, filed one form earlier this month but may […] Read More →

Trump Talks Tough on Trade but Delays Real Action

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

During his presidential campaign, Mr. Trump criticized China for unfair trade practices, accusing it of draining millions of jobs from the United States through a huge imbalance. In Mr. Trump’s view, that deficit was fed by Chinese currency manipulation, government subsidies to exporters and other directives aimed at giving China’s homegrown players an edge. Continue reading the main story The executive orders, though, do not really address those problems. The 90-day review of the trade deficit, described as a comprehensive examination of the products and countries responsible for the gap, looks more like an economics classroom exercise than a foundation […] Read More →

Teacher gives 4th-graders fake “spelling test” as April Fools’ prank

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

Fourth-grade teacher Joe Dombrowski pulled off his April Fools’ Day prank a few days early this year, and the internet can’t get enough of it. Students at Royal Oak Elementary School in Michigan groaned as Dombrowski announced a pop “spelling test” Wednesday afternoon. He gave them a few minutes to fill out their answers. Silently, the kids got to work, most likely scratching their heads as they heard each word — because the words Dombrowski asked them to spell weren’t really words at all.  Every word was completely made up. And the majority had “silent letters.” But the kids didn’t […] Read More →

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