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Donald Trump Admits He Thought Being President "Would Be Easier"

 04/28/2017 - 03:45
President Trump during an encounter with Veterans in Washington DC, on Thursday April 27, 2017. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL
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In an interview with the Reuters news agency to celebrate his 100 days in office, Mr. Trump said that a “major, major conflict” with North Korea was possible and that the U.S. was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending Saudi Arabia.

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President Trump during an encounter with Veterans in Washington DC, on Thursday April 27, 2017. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL

[OP-ED]: Trump’s stock boom -- illusion or reality?

 04/25/2017 - 10:10
Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE
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The last thing President Trump now needs is for the stock market to go south on him. After all, he’s got worries aplenty: abroad, North Korea, Syria, Russia and Brexit; at home, the stalled effort to repeal Obamacare; and uncertainty surrounding “tax reform.” Compared with this tapestry of troubles, the stock market has been a splendid blessing.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:30am
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Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE

[OP-ED]: On North Korea: Bluster in search of strategy

 04/24/2017 - 10:32
A U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane landed at the US air base in Osan, south of Seoul (South Korea) after completing a mission on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Army. Concern over the possibility of North Korea holding a sixth nuclear test on the occasion of the anniversary is growing. EFE
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Every American administration takes a while to settle into a basic approach to the world. President Trump’s team has had a rockier start than most, with many important positions in every key agency still unfilled.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:15am
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A U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane landed at the US air base in Osan, south of Seoul (South Korea) after completing a mission on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Army. Concern over the possibility of North Korea holding a sixth nuclear test on the occasion of the anniversary is growing. EFE

Tillerson attacks Iran nuclear deal and vows a "comprehensive review"

 04/20/2017 - 05:14
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on April 19 said the Iran nuclear deal “really does not achieve” its goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
In the photo, Tillerson speaks at the US-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, USA, 19 April 2017. EPA/TASOS KATOPODIS
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Secretary of state toughened his tone with Iran and said it will launch a review of a 2015 nuclear agreement that "really does not achieve"  its goal

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:00am
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on April 19 said the Iran nuclear deal “really does not achieve” its goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

In the photo, Tillerson speaks at the US-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, USA, 19 April 2017. EPA/TASOS KATOPODIS

Vicente Fox without the "F" word

 04/12/2017 - 18:52
Vicente Fox le concedió una entrevista exclusiva a AL DÍA News durante su visita a Filadelfia, invitado por el World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News. 

The former president of Mexico came to Philadelphia to talk about the wall, this time in a very different way.  

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Vicente Fox granted an exclusive interview to AL DÍA News during his visit to Philadelphia, invited by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

Russia says useless to give ultimatums ahead of talks with Tillerson

 04/12/2017 - 07:12
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson disembarks from his plane as he arrives at the Vnukovo airport, in Moscow, Russia, Apr. 11, 2017. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV
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In a statement published on the Department of State's website, Tillerson suggested Russia choose between supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and an alliance with the West.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:00am
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson disembarks from his plane as he arrives at the Vnukovo airport, in Moscow, Russia, Apr. 11, 2017. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

[OP-ED]: A strike is not a strategy

 04/11/2017 - 14:40
A handout photo made available by the US Navy Office of Information shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launching a missile strike while in the Mediterranean Sea, Apr. 7, 2017. EPA
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There is much to applaud in President Trump’s decision to attack the Bashar Assad regime this week. It punished a regime that has engaged in war crimes against its own people. It upheld an international norm against chemical weapons.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:30pm
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A handout photo made available by the US Navy Office of Information shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launching a missile strike while in the Mediterranean Sea, Apr. 7, 2017. EPA

Trump says US will act alone in North Korea if China fails to help

 04/03/2017 - 02:25
A combo picture shows (L) US President Donald J. Trump during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' swear-in ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 09 February 2017, and (R) Chinese President Xi Jinping after signing a bilateral treaty with Czech President Milos Zeman (not pictured) at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, 29 March 2016. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO/FILIP SINGER
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US President also said that China was a "world champion" in terms of currency manipulation and trade.  On Thursday and Friday, Trump will hold his first meeting with President Xi Jinping, whom he will welcome to his Mar-a-Lago country club. 

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:15am
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A combo picture shows (L) US President Donald J. Trump during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' swear-in ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 09 February 2017, and (R) Chinese President Xi Jinping after signing a bilateral treaty with Czech President Milos Zeman (not pictured) at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, 29 March 2016. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO/FILIP SINGER

Newsmax's 50 Most Influential Latino Republicans

 03/28/2017 - 16:58
Marco Rubio speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia
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For decades, Republicans have struggled to win a large minority of Latino voters. However, the GOP has a strong corps of Hispanic leaders in their ranks. 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:45pm
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Marco Rubio speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia

Senate committee wants to question Trump's son-in-law on Russian contacts

 03/28/2017 - 03:47
File photo showing US President Donald Trump (R) walking next to his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, at the White House in Washington DC, United States on Mar. 15, 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew

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