May 23 2017
On his record 8,167rd day as the nation's longest-serving governor, six-term Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad got the word Monday that he has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the new U.S. ambassador to China.
"I'm leaving the state in a better and stronger position than I found it", he said Monday, hours before the Senate voted to confirm him. He has been at the helm of Iowa government for more than 22 years. Their first meeting took place in 1985 when Xi was then a local provincial official who led an agriculture delegation to Iowa.
Relationships with China and President Trump, who nominated Branstad, have been under question since Trump and his family's corporations received trademarks in China following his election they had been previously denied.
Terry Branstad says one of his former lieutenant governors, Joy Corning, has died at age 84.
"Both products make a lot of sense for China", Branstad told Successful Farming.
Calling US-China relationship "multi-faceted", Branstad also noted that the two countries must work together on major security issues, including the denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula and cyber security.
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It is all tragic to Gary Payne, a former president of the 2,000-member Circus Fans Association of America. The Danguir high wire troupe performs during a show, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Providence, R.I.
Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee
But it appears Comey has chosen to testify just once more before Congress. "I'm not under investigation". Trump also called Comey a "nut job".
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He said that it seems that " political schizophrenia " is developing in the U.S. amid such media claims. Under current U.S. law, the president has the power to declassify information as he or she sees fit.
For years, USA farmers have complained that China cancels previously purchased US soybean orders without any penalty.
Branstad, who is 70, says he intends to use his decades-long relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping to advance USA and global interests. Following the vote, he said Branstad had not defended American workers in his own state, and the senator had no faith in his ability to do so as an ambassador.
Dave Price of WHO-TV reports that Branstad will resign as Governor on Wednesday. Charles Grassley said he is, "pleased that (Branstad is) now been called to serve as Ambassador to China".
"Probably one of the most important consulate postings facing the United States as we enter this new phase of China-U.S. relations", said Arthur Dong, a professor at Georgetown University.
"He will bring midwestern humility and level-headed leadership to the job", Grassley said to the Senate. "Governor Branstad is uniquely qualified to help strengthen the trade, economic, cultural and geopolitical relationships between our two countries".
May 22 2017
Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director
For example, White House press secretary Sean Spicer has said the president fired Comey because he was advised to do so. The face-to-face meeting between the president and the director raised other concerns.
May 20 2017
Fernando Gaviria wins his 4th stage of this year's Giro d'Italia
Overall, Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) remained 2min, 23sec ahead of 2014 victor Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and 2min 38sec ahead of Bauke Mollema (Trek-Livestrong).
May 19 2017
Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets
Spokesperson from Microsoft has already said that they will be preparing a response for this claim from the hacking group. What subscribers will do with these exploits and data will be up to them, the group said.
May 19 2017
Texas man sues woman for texting in date
During a screening of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, he asked her to "take it outside" when her texting became a distraction. Crystal Cruz said she only pulled out her phone to let her friend know she was safe. .
May 18 2017
Highlights of Tuesday's NBA game
Both Kerr and Brown emphasized a better start on both ends in Game 2 to control the tempo from the opening tip. Golden State quickly established its pass-happy, up-tempo style to take the Spurs out from the opening tip.
May 18 2017
NC senator collapses during race, taken away in ambulance
He later posted a video on Twitter saying he was fine and just got overheated. "Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes". Tillis is known for his athleticism as an avid mountain biker and participant in obstacle endurance races.
May 18 2017
Target reimagines itself, investors like what they see in 1Q
Following the transaction, the insider now owns 10,507,127 shares in the company, valued at approximately $740,752,453.50. American National Bank's holdings in Wal-Mart Stores were worth $6,452,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
May 17 2017
Wide cyber attack curbed for now
The ransomware exploits a flaw in Microsoft's Server Message Block (SMB) v1 file sharing protocol to carry out its attack. The NHS says it employs more than 1.5 million people, making it one of the world's biggest employers alongside the U.S.
May 17 2017
EC to link all EVMs to VVPAT by 2019
It has sent status paper on EVMs and VVPAT to all the seven national and 48 state political parties. The demonstration was carried out by AAP leader Saurabh Bhardwaj.
May 17 2017
Fox looks to sci-fi, fantasy this fall; MacFarlane in space
The next season of The X-Files will be held as a mid-season debut. The official trailer for The Orville has already been released. The Orville will air in the USA later this year on Fox.
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