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The ZTE logo is seen on an office building in Shanghai on May 3, 2018. - Senior US officials arrive in Beijing for trade talks with China, as both sides dampen expectations for a quick resolution to the heated dispute between the world's two largest economies. (Photo by Johannes EISELE …

Senate Votes to Obstruct U.S. Deal on ZTE

U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle voted Monday evening to undo a Trump administration Commerce Department deal with Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE.

Trump Applauds Kirstjen Nielsen

BOOM! Third Quarter GDP Revised Up to 3.3%

The economy’s rate of economic growth was revised up Wednesday to the fastest pace in three years, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau

Canada/US Tensions Heat Up as NAFTA’s Future Remains in Flux

President Donald Trump has decided not to end the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that has guided trade between the US., Mexico, and Canada since 1994. But even his position now—that the treaty needs to be renegotiatedhas caused protests

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Senate Confirms Trade Hawk Wilbur Ross for Commerce Dept. 72-27

Senators confirmed billionaire businessman Wilbur Ross to lead President Donald Trump’s Commerce Department, 72-27, with 19 Democrats and one Independent joining Republicans in a rare display of robust bipartisan support for one of the president’s cabinet officers.

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Obama’s Plan to Surrender Internet Control May Be Unconstitutional

One of the worst of Barack Obama’s many bad ideas is surrendering control of Internet domains to a shadowy multi-national organization, a move undertaken largely out of embarrassment over Edward Snowden’s exposure of NSA surveillance techniques. Under Article IV, Section 3 of the Constitution, only Congress has the authority to transfer control of such government property, so Obama’s attempt to give it away to foreign bodies without congressional consent would be unconstitutional.