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Hom Sotheby's International has listed the 5.45-acre oceanfront estate for $75 million. President Nixon bought the property early in his presidency, and lived there after resigning from office.
Few economies in the world are more closely watched than China’s. It is the second-largest and fastest-growing economy, so there's a lot of attention being paid to who 's running things. Chinese President Xi Jinping is the most authoritarian leader the country has seen since since Mao Zedong.
Jinping is making a clear effort to accumulate all of the formal structures of power in China. He is the head of the party, the head of the military and the head of the state. He has taken control of the police and the courts, and he even runs all of the most important committees on foreign affairs and government restructuring.
Although Jinping is taking over every structure of power in the country, he polls pretty well because of his anti-corruption campaign and patriotism.
"His success, failure and legacy will rest on his ability to re-engineer the Chinese economy for a new chapter," says Evan Osnos, who wrote about Jinping’s rise to power for the New Yorker. "So that it’s driven more by entrepreneurship [and] innovation, and less than by, simply, infrastructure and exports."
In order to do that, Jinping has to win some pretty big political fights, which is why he is accumulating power so fast and so brutally.
While many people who watch China from the outside see an economic force and growth, Jinping sees a serious corruption problem, environmental pollution and unrest. He feels like it is up to him to rescue the communist party from this series of threats.
President Obama said "solid majorities support a diplomatic resolution" with Iran. That's true to an extent. When you scratch beneath the surface, it's more complicated.
It's the end of an era: After nearly a century, the Streit's matzo factory is leaving Manhattan's Lower East Side. This Passover will be its last there. Streit's plans to move to a new factory.