10:37 AM, Jul 8, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Bill Kristol appeared with Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV Tuesday to discuss Donald Trump's influence on the Republican presidential field. The boss argued that despite Trump's inappropriate comments about illegal immigrants, Republicans should not be so quick to disregard the issues the real-estate mogul has raised, including illegal immigration and the threat of China.
"I'm not a Trump fan, I don't think he should be the Republican nominee, but, you know, it's ridiculous. It's very, very foolish if the Republican establishment and Republican candidates treat him with disdain instead of saying, you know what, good to have more voices, good to have some unconventional voices in the race," said Kristol.
Watch the clip here, where Kristol also discusses Bernie Sanders, the threat from ISIS, and the delayed nuclear deal with Iran.
1:20 PM, Jun 24, 2015 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
With Washington quibbling over the finer points of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), many commentators are arguing that lessons of past trade deals, li
2:08 PM, Jan 6, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Mexican president Peña Nieto called President Obama's executive amnesty "very intelligent" and "an act of justice” in comments today in the Oval Office. He made the comments in Spanish.
Via the pool report:
Mexican President Peña Nieto and POTUS spoke at length in the Oval Office to the pool shortly after noon but did not take questions. Nieto’s comments are via an interpreter, as he spoke in Spanish.
9:31 AM, Dec 18, 2014 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
The fiesta is over. Mexico, a remarkably important nation of some 120 million people—indeed, the world’s fifteenth largest economy—is descending into crisis. Students have been slaughtered en masse with the complicity of a corrupt police force. The country’s young president and his finance minster are embroiled in a corruption scandal. And the recent fall in oil prices—which looks set to continue—only portends further suffering.
2:40 PM, Dec 2, 2014 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
Call it a tale of two countries. Two would-be Latin American powerhouses, both with populations surpassing 100 million people – and both with weak presidents who are beset by corruption problems. Both, in other words, are severely underperforming countries, whose chronic inability to live up to their potential continues to undermine growth, stability, and hope for the future.
7:46 PM, Nov 20, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Director of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will head for the Texas-Mexico border town of McAllen, Texas Friday in the wake of President Obama's announcement regarding his immigration executive order.
A Parody.1:57 PM, Jul 28, 2014 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
The following is a transcript of a conversation in the Oval Office passed to me simultaneously by the German, French, and British intelligence services, along with copies of their governments' complaints about the immorality of American spying on its allies.
Rice: Mr. President, I have some bad news.
8:21 AM, May 23, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The same day President Obama held a press conference about the growing scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry faced the press in Mexico at a joint appearance with Mexican foreign secretary Jose Antonio Meade.
8:01 AM, Jan 15, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The EPA awarded $461,368 in grants this week for various environmental projects along the U.S.-Mexico border. About half of the funds went to projects in Calexico, CA and Phoenix, AZ, but the remaining $230,000 went to two cities on the Mexican side of the border, Nogales and Ensenada.
7:31 AM, May 9, 2013 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
During his trip to Mexico and Costa Rica last week, President Obama tried to highlight the positive and downplay the negative. Thus, he spoke at length about the growth of trade, commerce, and economic partnerships, arguing that security issues should not be allowed to dominate all discussions of U.S. policy in the region.
3:53 PM, May 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In Mexico, President Obama said that Obamacare passed after a "little bit of a fuss." The president made the statement while speaking at a press conference in support of over-the-counter Plan B for women as young as 15:
"The last time we had major gun legislation it took six, seven, eight tries toget passed."7:18 AM, May 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama took a moment yesterday in Mexico to "editorialize just for a second about gun control," as he said at a joint press conference with his Mexican counterpart.
1:35 PM, May 1, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
As the White House first announced in March, Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Mexico and Costa Rica later this week. The trip is billed as "an important opportunity to reinforce the deep cultural, familial, and economic ties that so many Americans share with Mexico and Central America." And at yesterday’s White House press conference, the president stated that he is "very much looking forward to taking the trip down to Mexico" this week.
9:15 AM, Apr 12, 2013 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
The day after his inauguration on December 1, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto joined with leaders of the country’s two main opposition parties to sign the “Pact for Mexico,” a joint pledge to pursue dozens of domestic reforms in areas such as education, telecommunications, and energy.