Trump and Xi Agree to Truce in US-China Trade War

President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed to a cease-fire Saturday in their nations’ yearlong trade war, averting for now an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers.Trump said U.S. tariffs will remain in place against Chinese imports while negotiations continue. Additional trade penalties he has threatened against billions worth of other Chinese […]

Round 2 of Democratic Debate Is Party’s Most-Watched Ever

NBC says round two of the Democratic presidential debate was the party’s most-watched ever. Based on Nielsen figures out Friday, the event including early front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders averaged 18.1 million viewers across NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. That topped the previous Democratic debate audience high of 15.5 million for an October 2015 event, […]

Biden Defends Past Civil Rights Record After Harris Attack

Joe Biden strongly defended his civil rights record on Friday, pledging to be a “president who stands against racism” and defiantly dismissing any suggestions otherwise. Speaking to the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the white former vice president was working to repair the damage from a blistering attack from California Sen. Kamala Harris, the […]

In The Presidential Debate, Biden and Buttigieg Fall Short on Race: RaceAhead

Here’s your week in review, in haiku.   1. Who deserves a bed? Soap, water, toothbrush? Which child deserves to know love?   2. When I said ‘hasta la victoria,’ I meant it generically   3. Europe is hotter than an Apple analyst’s sentimental tears   4. Please don’t meddle in U.S. elections! Okay? Okay. […]

2019 Democratic Debate Night 2: What We Learned From Each Candidate

The first round of the Democratic presidential debates are now behind us. The remaining ten candidates took the stage on Thursday for night two of the debates. There may have been fewer technical difficulties–and only one phrase en espa?ol from Buttigieg–but the scene was no less combative than night one. In a series of show […]

Joe vs. Everybody: Biden Pile-On Comes Fast During Democratic Debate

It didn’t take long before Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden faced the wrath from his challengers during the second night of the debate Thursday in Miami. Of course, there was that stunning moment Biden had during a heated exchange with California Senator Kamala Harris over Biden’s recent comments on “finding common ground” with Senators James […]

The Real Surprise of Jony Ive’s Exit From Apple Isn’t the Exit—Data Sheet

Sometimes a surprise departure isn’t much of a surprise. But the aftermath sure could be. Aaron in for Adam at week’s end, contemplating the “surprise” departure of Apple design chief Jony Ive. Although Ive joined Apple in 1992 while Steve Jobs was occupied elsewhere, the amiable Brit became one of the genius CEO’s most trusted […]