The US has cleared the sale of 22 unmanned Guardian drones to India, governmental sources said today, a deal being termed as a “game changaer” ahead of Prime Minister ’s visit here for his maiden meeting with President Donald Trump. “This is the first very significant sign of the Trump administration being more result oriented in its relationship with India compared to Obama administration,” a source told PTI. Modi’s first meeting with Trump has been scheduled to take place at the White House on June 26. US Aerospace expert Dr Vivek Lall of General Atomics who was pivotal in India acquiring Boeing P8 ISR technology, is believed to have played a key role in fast tracking the decision-making process of the Trump administration
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP The New York Times Wednesday that the White House has been "quietly lobbying House Republicans to a bill overwhelmingly passed by the Senate last week that would slap tough new sanctions on for its meddling in the 2016 election and allow Congress to block any future move by President Trump to lift any penalties against Moscow." Meanwhile, Democrats and some sources in the corporate sector are speculating that a procedural delay is merely cover by House leaders to slow-walk and ultimately water down the bill. Forty-one days after teasing the possibility of tapes of conversations with his former FBI director, Trump today admitted it was all a bluff. AP Barack Obama wrote an emotional Thursday outlining the consequences that would occur if the Senate's health bill was passed, and took a jab at President Trump, who called the bill "mean" in a meeting with GOP senators last week: : "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm. And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change at the core of this legislation." Visions from the head of the Consumer Electronics Show Trump jobs to Mexico — Health bill faces revolt — Obama blasts — Trump's tape saga ends E. The hunt for Uber's next CEO, an app for hologram selfies, and a chat with Sir Richard Branson Oil's downturn, Perry's Hill tour, and more on the carbon tax fight What your team can learn from Uber — Trump vents — Dems seethe — Mueller on cover of Time The mystery ends, what to look for in Senate bill, and the insurance non-meltdown The Monster 8 —Health care winners/losers — Getting rich on AI
The House would need to pass the bill as it stands and send it to President Donald Trump's desk to sign into law or draft another version, which both chambers would again have to approve. Mr Trump has previously referred to the House version as "mean" and implored senators to draft a more "generous" version
The Virginia governor’s race, one of just two gubernatorial contests this year, is shaping up as the next high-profile electoral contest in the era of President Trump. Since leaving office, Obama has stayed in the political fray, condemning President Trump’s travel ban and decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accords, as well as Republican attempts to gut his signature health care law
She is the Democrat most crucial to determining whether her party can take back the House and torpedo President Trump’s agenda — an avatar of the kind of coastal excess that Republicans abhor and that some progressives have come to view suspiciously in an age of ascendant populism
To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: Trump offered up whoppers about CNN, taxes, the Paris climate accord, Keystone XL, and, as usual, himself. President Donald Trump held on Wednesday. Trump . In fact, it stopped airing rally footage 15 minutes prior; at the time of the booing, it was airing a segment about Trump’s Russia controversy. Trump told precisely the same lie about a CNN camera at a rally in July 2016. Republicans are not 5 and 0 in congressional special elections under Trump: a Democrat won the little-noticed California race he mentioned in this very paragraph. Homebuilders are building less under Trump than they did during the end of the Obama era. homebuilding fell for a third straight month in May to the lowest level in eight months as construction activity declined broadly, suggesting that housing could be a drag on economic growth in the second quarter.” Gary Cohn did not have to pay over $200 million in taxes to take the job of Trump’s chief economic adviser. We allow Trump rhetorical license to call Obamacare “collapsing” and even “exploding,” though experts say neither is true, but it is plainly false to say the law is “dead.” Despite its problems, it continues to provide health insurance coverage to millions. First, Trump’s proposed increase is far from historic. “In just the past 40 years,” The Associated Press reported, “there have been eight years with larger increases in percentage terms than the one he’s now proposing.” Second, Trump has not “achieved” any increase yet; Congress is . Trump did not approve either pipeline on his first day. The government announced the approval of the Dakota Access pipeline three weeks into his presidency; Trump . Second, the order was not as forceful as Trump said: it said merely that the government should develop a plan to require pipelines to use American materials — “to the maximum extent possible and to the extent permitted by law.” Third, the order was not handwritten by Trump; it was typed in precise legalistic language. Fourth, Trump created the misleading impression that he is forcing Keystone XL to use American steel; that pipeline has already been granted an exemption, Politico reports, because it is not a “new” pipeline. Contrary to Trump’s suggestion, it does not get a special delay. In Trump’s own speech announcing his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the agreement, he said, “As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord.” Trump’s event was a campaign rally organized by his campaign team. This frequent Trump complaint is unfounded: networks and reporters have no hesitation showing the crowds at his rallies. This time, Fox News, one of few outlets carrying the rally live, immediately showed video of the crowd after Trump made this complaint. Trump is counting chickens too early
Even more could lose coverage under the budget proposed by President Trump, which suggests an additional $610 billion in cuts to the program