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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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White House budget director effectively admits tax bill doesn’t pay for itself

February 15, 2018
Molly Ball | TIME
A key White House official has acknowledged what independent economists have been saying for months: The $1.5 trillion GOP tax bill does not pay for itself.

President Trump signs new budget deal after a wild week on Wall Street

February 9, 2018
Crisis and confrontations hit Washington as the stock market fluctuated in New York this week.
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Republicans are completely reversing themselves on the deficit

February 8, 2018
Erica Werner, Damian Paletta | The Washington Post
Republican lawmakers in 2011 brought the U.S. government to the brink of default, refused to raise the debt ceiling, demanded huge spending cuts, and insisted on a constitutional amendment to balance the budget.
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Live by the Dow, Die by the Dow? Trump Is Quiet on Market

February 6, 2018
Peter Baker, Binyamin Appelbaum | The New York Times
As President Trump boasted about the economy during a speech on Monday, he left out one of his favorite lines. Nowhere did he mention the skyrocketing stock market.
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