By Douglas E. Schoen For Northwest Asian Weekly It’s a testament to how bad the American employment market has gotten when the most recent jobs report was met with applause. The Labor Department’s July jobs figures showed that employers added 163,000 new workers last month. That exceeds what most forecasters were predicting. But it’s only […]
News that the Obama administration will offer immunity to illegal immigrants under the age of 30 came as a relief to many, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who came out last year as an undocumented immigrant. Though the change will affect an estimated 800,000 immigrants, it excludes Vargas, who, at the age […]
The Associated Press Staff WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama eased enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Embraced by Hispanics, his action touched off an election-year confrontation with many Republicans.
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) ― As a former U.S. commerce secretary and governor of Washington state, Gary Locke wasn’t considered much of a heavyweight on human rights when he became the first Chinese American ambassador to Beijing last year. Trade and maintaining smooth relations between Washington and its biggest foreign creditor […]
In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this week, he tackled many important issues, but we latched onto the moment when he said, “Tonight, my message to business leaders is simple: Ask yourselves what you can do to bring jobs back to your country, and your country will do everything we can to […]
Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Frederick “Rick” Barton – Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, Department of State Arun Majumdar – Under Secretary of Energy, Department of Energy Marie F. Smith – Member, Social Security Advisory Board
By MATTHEW LEE and BEN FELLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama finally found a taker Friday for his Inauguration speech offer to extend a hand to rogue states “if you are willing to unclench your fist.”
By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday, Oct. 6, that the government should continue to give loan guarantees to help clean energy companies compete with China and other countries that spend billions to subsidize solar panels and other renewable energy manufacturing.
By Jim Abrams The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a political given that China’s economic assault has damaged American manufacturers and taken away American jobs. After years of trying, Congress is taking another stab at retaliating against what many see as Chinese manipulation of its currency to make its exports to the United States […]
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Despite Beijing’s bluster and hints of another break in military exchanges, little fallout is expected from Washington’s decision to upgrade Taiwan’s F-16 fighter jets.