Peter Morici: Trump must prepare for showdown with China

[  Peter Morici | December 09, 2016 |Deseret News] Donald Trump faces immediate challenges — managing the war against ISIS, fixing Obamacare and boosting growth to create jobs. However, as the fallout from his recent conversation with the president of Taiwan indicates, an increasingly assertive China poses the most vexing and far-reaching challenges for American prosperity and security. China…

Where Were Trump’s Votes? Where the Jobs Weren’t

[ Eduardo Porter| December 13, 2016 |The New York Times] Did the white working class vote its economic interests? The day after the presidential election — in a long and brooding interview with Rolling Stone magazine — President Obama offered his take on why blue-collar whites flocked so decidedly to Donald J. Trump. “This is not simply an economic issue,” Mr.…

Press Release: CPA Supports Buy American footwear provision in Defense Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, [email protected] Washington~  The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) expressed strong support for a the buy American footwear provision in the defense appropriation bill passed by the Senate last Friday, December 9. The provision mandates the purchase of American made footwear for military recruits. The provision states: In the…

Heitkamp tops Trump’s list for agriculture secretary

[JOSH DAWSEY, ANDREW RESTUCCIA and JENNY HOPKINSON | December 10, 2016 |Politico] Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has emerged as President-elect Donald Trump’s leading choice for agriculture secretary, sources close to the transition tell POLITICO. The first-term Democrat from North Dakota and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee has been a vocal advocate for farmers and broke from her party on several controversial…

Trump claims manufacturing wins

[ KENNETH P. VOGEL | December 09, 2016 |Politico] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Donald Trump took his pre-inauguration manufacturing job bonanza into this former manufacturing hub on Friday and stood proudly by as the CEO of Dow Chemical announced a new, state-of-the-art innovation center in the state. But the precise number of jobs that would be…