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Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

Even before the official deadline for Congress to keep the government open passed at 12:01 a.m. ET Saturday, the White House had put out a statement blaming the shutdown on Democrats — “obstructionist losers.” The statement, attributed to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, declared that the White House would not “negotiate the status of unlawful […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

Getty Images People walk in front of mascots of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games Soohorang (L) and Bandabi (R) on January 5, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says 22 North Korean athletes will compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics next month and both Korean teams will march together […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday Britain would be able to have a bespoke deal with the European Union after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May’s objectives. But in an interview with the BBC, Macron said London’s financial center could not enjoy the same level of access to the EU under May’s current […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

White House chiefs of staff often play a major role in negotiating with Congress. Kelly, a retired Marine general, is known for his discipline, as well as his organizational and management abilities. However, he is not widely considered a political operator like Rahm Emanuel, a former congressman and Clinton administration veteran who worked for President […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

Despite having ascended to the presidency on a carefully-crafted image as a dealmaker, Trump was unable to convince recalcitrant Democrats, and even a few restive GOP members, to drop their opposition. Democrats pressed hard for measures to resolve sticky wedge issues like immigration and children’s health, which have also managed to divide Republicans. The White […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

Donald Trump was set to be the first U.S. president to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in nearly two decades, but the government shutdown might have scrambled those plans. White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said Saturday that Trump’s plans to travel to Davos next week are up in the air while […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

“See, technology itself will not determine the future we get, our choices will. Leadership will.” “I believe in positive, ambitious leadership. I don’t believe leaders should prey on the anxiety of the disenfranchized. Leadership should be focused on extending the ladder of opportunity to everyone, on pursuing policies that create growth and on ensuring that […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

The World Bank expects the U.S. economy to grow at 2.2 percent in 2018, while many firms, like Goldman Sachs, expect equities to continue climbing, but that could change if there’s a blowup in Washington. With Donald Trump’s erratic and often offensive behavior, an ongoing special counsel investigation and an increasingly divided American public, domestic […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

Thousands of leaders from all over the world are scheduled to return to the snowy mountains of Davos, Switzerland, next week to discuss the latest global issues. The main theme at this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting will be “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” And with around 2,500 leaders from […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

The recent uptick in oil prices is not likely to be enough to persuade OPEC to end production cuts this summer, Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, told Giftofaservant on Friday. Crude futures have climbed to highs not seen since the early days of a slump in December 2014, prompting some analysts to suggest […]