On May 1, Biden said in a speech: "China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man."
Zach BasuBiden on May 1: "China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man...They’re not competition for us."
Biden today: "We are in a competition with China.
We need to get tough with China. They are a serious challenge to us, and in some areas a real threat."
He held an emergency meeting and a call with Pompeo
Zach BasuPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a meeting with top intelligence and military brass that Israel would make every effort not to get dragged into the escalation in the Gulf, @BarakRavid reports.
But only if Maduro helps return Venezuela to democracy.
Zach BasuNEW: Juan Guiado, now recognized as Venezuela's interim president by the Trump administration and others, says he would consider granting amnesty to Nicolas Maduro if he helps return the country to democracy.
"They asked us to open the gates for them in Washington."
Zach BasuIncredible scoop from @BarakRavid: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a Russian peace plan three months ago that included freezing sanctions on Iran in exchange for withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria.
Despite speculation that the special counsel would file it under seal.
Zach BasuDue this week in the Mueller investigation.
- Tuesday: A sentencing memo on Michael Flynn
- Friday: A sentencing memo on Michael Cohen
- Also Friday: A sentencing memo on Paul Manafort, which will be public.
Leaders acknowledged the current system is "falling short of its objectives."
Zach BasuIn a joint declaration, G20 nations agreed to reform the WTO and remain committed to the Paris climate agreement — with the exception, of course, of the U.S.
Read the full communique @axios.
Rudy Giuliani says Trump's answers align with Michael Cohen's admissions in court.
Zach BasuNEW: In his written responses to Robert Mueller, Trump acknowledged that he discussed plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow with Michael Cohen before the deal fell through, Rudy Giuliani tells the NYTimes.
The top importers of weapons, and where they get them.
Zach BasuThe U.S. is the world's top arms exporter, competing directly with Russia and increasingly China in a global market that's worth upwards of $89 billion annually. Saudi Arabia is currently the No. 1 buyer of U.S. weapons.
Susan Collins is the only New England Republican left in Congress.
Zach BasuFollowing Jared Golden's victory over incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine's 2nd district, Republicans now hold zero House seats in New England and only one Senate seat — Susan Collins.
Their friendly rapport wasn't enough to overcome a stark ideological divide.
Zach BasuThe unlikely bond between Trump and Emmanuel Macron — once dubbed Le Bromance by the New York Times — appears to have taken a turn for the worse following Trump's weekend visit to France.
From Mueller to North Korea, there's a lot on the table.
Zach BasuI compiled a list of all the possible subpoenas the Trump administration could face now that Democrats have taken control of the House, based on Axios' own reporting and other public sources. The result is quite lengthy.
They want answers on the whereabouts of Jamal Khashoggi.
Zach BasuBloomberg has joined CNN, CNBC and the Financial Times in withdrawing as media sponsors for Saudi Arabia's "Davos in the Desert." As of now, Fox Business is the only American media sponsor that remains on the list.
Zach BasuU.K. trade secretary Liam Fox and French finance minister Bruno LeMaire are no longer attending the Future Investment Initiative.