domingo, 28 de abril de 2019

Resolute Reads

Resolute Reads
U.S. Economy Grew at 3.2% Rate in First Quarter
-The Wall Street Journal
“The U.S. economy started 2019 with a pop,” Harriet Torry reports. America’s economy “rose at a 3.2% annual rate from January through March, the strongest rate of first-quarter growth in four years.” A “blowout number” is how White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow described it.

By the numbers: 2019 starts off with a bang
Trump in Atlanta Vows to Fight Opioid Abuse Epidemic
-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump addressed thousands of addiction experts, counselors, and law-enforcement officers at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta this week. In addition to discussing the need for border security to cut off the illicit drug supply, the President also made clear that no bad actors would be off the hook. “We are holding Big Pharma accountable,” he said to applause.

🎬 Watch: President Trump and the First Lady take on the opioid crisis
White House Easter Egg Roll Rolls on for 141st Year
-USA Today
“The 141st White House Easter Egg Roll – and first lady Melania Trump's third – got underway on the South Lawn Monday,” Maria Puente writes. “The main event is the spectacle of children rolling hard-boiled eggs across the lawn, but the first lady introduced two new additions to the festivities: musical eggs and a game of hopscotch named for her ‘Be Best’ initiative to improve the well-being of American children.”

Something to share: The First Lady hosts the 2019 Easter Egg Roll
Jared Kushner: Fifteen Lessons I Learned From Criminal-Justice Reform
“One of the proudest moments of my life was standing beside President Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office to witness him sign the First Step Act, a historic criminal-justice reform bill that would make American communities safer, improve hundreds of thousands of lives and change the way we think about prisons,” Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner writes.
Vice President Mike Pence: New Trade Agreement Puts Auto Industry First
-The Detroit News
“From the earliest days of our administration, President Donald J. Trump has pledged to pursue ‘a new future of American automotive leadership,’” Vice President Mike Pence writes. “But to secure American leadership in the auto industry well into the 21st century, we need to make sure American autoworkers compete on a level playing field. That begins by forging free, fair and reciprocal trade deals that put American workers and American jobs first — and we can start by passing the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement into law.”
Border Patrol Says Apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley Have Already Surpassed All of 2018
-The Texas Tribune
“Less than seven months into the fiscal year, the number of undocumented immigrants who have been apprehended or turned themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley has already surpassed last year’s total,” Julian Aguilar reports. “The increase is the result of an ongoing surge of migrants, most of them from Central America, who are crossing the border to seek asylum.”
A Goal for Iran’s Oil Exports: Zero
-The Wall Street Journal
“President Trump wants to exert ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran, which is why he is giving the sanctions screws another firm twist. Any country that imports Iranian oil will soon face U.S. penalties—with no exceptions,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes. “The Trump Administration, to its credit, shows no signs of backing down. If Iran wants sanctions eased, it can stop spreading terror and renegotiate the nuclear deal.”
Why It Matters that Lockheed Martin is Set to Launch Production of F-16s in Greenville
-The Greenville News
“As Lockheed Martin readies production of the F-16 at its new home in Greenville, unexpectedly high demand for the fighter jet has officials saying up to 400 people will be hired for the work,” Anna Mitchell reports. “When we are able to do a ribbon cutting like this, it means great jobs, great wages for this community, but it also strengthens our alliances around the world,” White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro said.

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