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President Trump rattles global markets and cracks down on immigration, EPA chief’s future remains uncertain

April 6, 2018
A trade war, crackdown on immigration and turmoil in the Trump administration.
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After Another Week of Chaos, Trump Repairs to Palm Beach. No One Knows What Comes Next.

March 24, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Mark Landler | The New York Times
President Trump decamped to his oceanfront estate here on Friday after a head-spinning series of presidential decisions on national security, trade and the budget that left the capital reeling and his advisers nervous about what comes next.
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Atkins: Trade war begins at home for GOP

March 9, 2018
Kimberly Atkins | The Boston Herald
President Trump has entered into a trade war with his own party, announcing sweeping — but flexible — tariffs on steel and aluminum importers while keeping Republican lawmakers who opposed the move in the dark about the plan’s details until just before they were announced.
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President Trump faces backlash over proposed tariffs

March 3, 2018
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
President Donald Trump’s newly announced plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium was met with criticism from fellow Republicans and took a toll on the stock market.
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A Week of Policy Surprises Leaves Even Trump’s Supporters Confused

March 3, 2018
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Looking around the table at the White House one day this week, President Trump chided fellow Republicans for kowtowing to the National Rifle Association. “You’re afraid of the N.R.A., right?” he challenged one senator.
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Markets tank after Trump announces move to impose new tariffs

March 2, 2018
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
On Wall Street, many investors headed for the exits Thursday. By the end of the trading day, the Dow lost more than 400 points. The market is worried about a possible trade war in the wake of President Trump's announcement that he is slapping new tariffs on imported aluminum and steel in what's billed as a move designed to protect American industry and jobs.
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As GOP tax cuts take hold, Democrats struggle for line of attack

February 27, 2018
Erica Werner | The Washington Post
Democrats predicted a political backlash for ­Republicans in December when the GOP pushed through a deeply unpopular tax cut that added more than $1 trillion to the federal deficit and disproportionately helped the wealthy.
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