Ben Wesley

152 Flips | 3 Magazines | 2 Likes | 2 Following | 27 Followers | @benwesley2000 | Chairman of the Board, Greater Fort Lauderdale Allliance - Broward County's economic development partnership. External Affairs Manager, FPL

US ports are on the front line of Trump's trade war – and they're bracing for higher China tariffs

U.S. ports, which handle hundreds of billions of dollars in merchandise each year, will be the first to feel the pain if the Trump administration's …

Wikileaks' Julian Assange will be removed from the Ecuadorean Embassy 'imminently'

LONDON — Julian Assange will be kicked out of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London— where he has lived in diplomatic isolation since 2012 — "imminently," a source has told The Times of London. CNN reports that Downing Street is in "ongoing" discussions with Ecuador and the United States over his …

Bullish Sentiment Declines For The Second Straight Week

In the past two weeks, the S&P 500 has rallied 1.5% and broken out above significant resistance at the 2,800 level. With that kind of move, you would …

Facebook Insiders Have Sold $4 Billion of Shares Since Scandal

Eight Facebook Inc. insiders combined to sell about $3.9 billion worth of stock since the Cambridge Analytica data-mining scandal first surfaced on …

Facebook Dive Sparks Investor Calls to Loosen Zuckerberg's Grip

Facebook Inc. has always had one absolute leader, cemented by a share class structure that maintained Mark Zuckerberg’s voting control even when he …

Nasdaq drops more than 1% as Intel and Twitter lead tech rout

Stocks fell on Friday as poor earnings from Intel and Twitter trumped a strong growth reading for the economy.<p>The Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.46 …

Donald Trump's Wall Might Be His Biggest Public Opinion Anchor

Politics News<p>President Donald Trump has had a rocky first few weeks in office — from fights over his cabinet picks to protests and legal challengers over his immigration executive order — but he may find the biggest challenge lies in his best-known promise: The wall he wants to build on the …

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New Poll Shows Unease With ‘Nuclear Option’ for Supreme Court Pick

Survey conducted largely before Trump announced his choice<p>A new poll commissioned by progressive groups has found that nearly seven in 10 voters say …

Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump?

They’ve been squaring off for years. Now New York’s attorney general is emerging as the leader of the Trump resistance.<p>“I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.”<p>It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald …

GOP Foreign Policy Elders Worry About Trump

“Fear is spreading among the Republican Party’s foreign policy heavyweights that President Trump’s inexperience and quick temper could permanently …

White House Leaks Are a Sign of Dysfunction

“A feeling of distrust has taken hold in the West Wing of Donald Trump’s White House and beyond, as his aides view each other and officials across …

Yemeni-Americans shut hundreds of shops in NY City to protest travel ban

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of New York City bodegas, grocery stores and restaurants owned by Yemeni Americans closed for hours on Thursday in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, organizers said.<p>A sign saying "My family is detained at JFK" hangs in the window of a …

Here's How Much Betsy DeVos And Her Family Paid To Back GOP Senators Who Will Support Her

It's good to be a donor.<p>WASHINGTON ― The nomination of billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos to head the Department of Education is one vote shy of failing in the Republican-controlled Senate. One thing that could come to her aid is that she and the entire DeVos family are massive Republican Party donors …

Steve Bannon: 'We're going to war in the South China Sea ... no doubt'

Only months ago Donald Trump’s chief strategist predicted military involvement in east Asia and the Middle East in Breitbart radio shows<p>The United States and China will fight a war within the next 10 years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the …

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'NO FEDERAL FUNDS?': Trump threatens UC Berkeley after campus erupts in protests over Milo Yiannopoulos speech

"If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?" Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday morning.<p>Berkeley is the flagship campus of the public University of California system. UC Berkeley received $370 million in …

With all eyes on Trump, Republicans are planning to break unions for good | Michael Paarlberg

A so-called ‘right to work’ bill going through Congress will starve unions of funding, leaving workers at the mercy of their bosses and politicians<p>Alternative facts are nothing new; politicians have been making stuff up since they first crawled out of the primordial swamp. One of the most …

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Could Trump fracture US and Australia's 'great alliance'?

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than 70 years, Australia and the United States have been inseparable allies.<p>Military, intelligence and cultural ties, combined with billions of dollars in investment and trade, built what former US President Obama described as a "great alliance."<p>But experts say the fallout from the …

Foreign Policy

Trump encourages McConnell to 'go nuclear' if needed in upcoming battle over Supreme Court nominee

"If we end up with the same gridlock that they've had in Washington for the last longer than eight years — in all fairness to President Obama, a lot longer than eight years — but if we end up with that gridlock, I would say, if you can, Mitch, go nuclear," Trump told reporters. "Because that would …

Report: In a 'humiliating' and 'threatening' tone, Trump lambasted Mexico's president during a phone call

During a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday, US President Donald Trump disparaged Mexico and threatened to use military force against the drug trade, according to Dolia Estevez, a journalist based in Washington, DC.<p>In an interview with the Mexican news outlet Aristegui …

Gov. Walker: White House interested in Wisconsin union law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he spoke with Vice President Mike Pence about how the White House can implement …

What Should Democrats Do About Gorsuch?

In this week’s politics chat, we discuss the politics of President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch.<p><b>micah</b> (Micah Cohen, politics …

House Dems want probe of intelligence chief's ties to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats called Wednesday for an investigation of President Donald Trump's national security adviser over his ties to a …

Trump’s campaign paid his businesses millions over course of campaign

Finance reports reveal unprecedented integration between Trump’s campaign and companies.<p>The final bill is in: Donald Trump’s campaign paid his companies $12.8 million from the time he launched his improbable presidential bid in the lobby of his company’s flagship Trump Tower property through the …

Trump security’s use of force questioned

Testimony shows confusion, lack of procedures among Trump security aides.<p>Donald Trump’s private security lacked basic procedures and policies — including for the use of force — giving guards free rein during the campaign and transition to physically confront protesters and journalists they found …

Democrats see opening in Trump's stumble on travel ban, move to block Cabinet votes

Seizing on President Trump's early missteps and the wave of protests his executive actions have triggered, Democrats are feeling more emboldened to confront the new administration head-on.<p>Democrats are the still minority in Congress, lacking the votes to stop Trump's agenda. But they have the …

Trump makes blue-state Republicans squirm

Popular GOP governors face fierce blowback from president's first moves in office.<p>The two most popular governors in America suddenly have a threat to their reelection: President Donald Trump.<p>Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, two Republicans riding high in the polls …

The tale of a Trump falsehood: How his voter fraud claim spread like a virus

By Jenna Johnson<p>Jenna Johnson<p>National political correspondent covering campaigns and voters<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The falsehood took root a week ago, when President Trump claimed in a private Jan. 23 meeting with top congressional leaders that between 3 million and 5 million undocumented immigrants …

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