Electronics

French exit polls point to showdown between right-wing firebrand and unconventional centrist – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

PARIS — An anti-immigrant firebrand and an unconventional centrist were set Sunday to advance to a runoff in a tight race for France’s president, according to exit polls released immediately after balloting closed. If confirmed, the results set up a sharp confrontation between those who embrace globalization and those who want to roll it back. Centrist Emmanuel Macron placed first and far-right leader Marine Le Pen placed second in initial exit…

Trump voters don’t have buyer’s remorse. But some Hillary Clinton voters do. – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet for their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept. 26. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) I argued last week that anecdotal stories about disillusioned Trump supporters were overdone. The fact is that, on a broad scale, Trump supporters say they aren’t disappointed. In fact, a poll showed they were more pleased than disappointed, by about 5 to 1: …The Pew Research Center…

Trump’s First 100 Days: An ‘Entry-Level’ Presidency – NPR

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump delivers remarks at the Treasury Department Friday. He announced his intention to unveil a tax plan before his 100 days are up Saturday. Shawn Thew/Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Shawn Thew/Pool/Getty Images President Trump delivers remarks at the Treasury Department Friday. He announced his intention to unveil a tax plan before his 100 days are up Saturday. Shawn Thew/Pool/Getty Images With any new president, there’s a learning…

Trump and his aides take hard line on border wall, as threat of government shutdown looms – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump and his top aides applied new pressure Sunday on lawmakers to include money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in a must-pass government funding bill, raising the possibility of a federal government shutdown this week. In a pair of tweets, Trump attacked Democrats for opposing the wall and insisted that Mexico would pay for it “at a later date,” despite his repeated campaign promises not including that qualifier….

North Korea detains third US citizen – CBS News

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing the number of Americans being held there to three. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.  North Korea threatens nuclear war ahead of Trump meeting with U.N. Security Council Park said Kim, who…

Nearing 100 days, Trump’s approval at record lows but his base is holding – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump nears the 100-day mark of his administration as the least popular chief executive in modern times, a president whose voters remain largely satisfied with his performance, but one whose base of support has not expanded since he took the oath of office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Trump’s first months in office have produced some tangible successes. Beyond the continued enthusiasm of his most loyal…