Archive for April, 2017

U.S. has trade surplus with Canada, Freeland says

Saturday, April 1st, 2017:

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is taking aim at a core assumption of Donald Trump’s upcoming review of American trading partners — she said Friday the U.S. has a trade surplus with Canada, not the other way around. Freeland’s assessment comes as Trump prepared to hold his country’s major trading partners to account. The president wants to determine which countries are using abusive trade practices to run export surpluses — and Canada is among those to be examined. Trump signed an executive order Friday demanding a study within 90 days of all the ways other countries allegedly pull fast ones […] Read More →

Mariners finalize their projected opening day 25-man roster

Saturday, April 1st, 2017:

A series of roster moves made on Friday put the Mariners at 25 for their opening day roster, which won’t be official until Sunday morning. By Seattle Times staff reporter PEORIA, Ariz. — While they won’t officially submit it until Sunday morning, the Mariners have made the final decisions on their 25-man roster for opening day on Monday at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The team announced a slew of roster moves on Friday afternoon to get to their projected 25. They won’t submit the roster to Major League Baseball until just before the 9 a.m. Sunday deadline in case of a freak […] Read More →

White House officials played role in surfacing documents Nunes viewed

Saturday, April 1st, 2017:

At least two White House officials played a role in surfacing the classified documents that were viewed by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, ABC News has confirmed. Nunes, R-California, later described that information as potential evidence of improper surveillance by United States spy agencies working under the Obama administration. On Friday, the intelligence committee’s ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, visited the White House to view what Schiff described as “precisely the same materials” that Nunes viewed. Schiff did not provide details about what was contained in the documents but said he saw no reason the committee shouldn’t have […] Read More →

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