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In China, Trump Places His Bets on Flattering Xi Jinping

November 9, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Mark Landler, Jane Perlez | The New York Times
President Trump heaped praise on President Xi Jinping of China on Thursday, blaming Mr. Trump’s own predecessors for China’s yawning trade surplus with the United States and saying he was confident that Mr. Xi could defuse the threat from North Korea.
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Senate bill to unwrap with tax cuts, end to local deduction

November 9, 2017
Erica Werner, Marcy Gordon | Associated Press
The Senate version of the Republicans’ high-stakes tax overhaul is set to be unveiled with billions in tax cuts for people and corporations, repeal of the federal deduction for state and local taxes, and a likely compression of the personal income tax brackets from seven to four.
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In hard-line speech, Trump warns North Korea: ‘Do not underestimate us’

November 8, 2017
Ashley Parker, David Nakamura | The Washington Post
President Trump on Wednesday warned against the threat posed by “a country ruled by a cult” in a hard-line speech aimed at rallying international pressure against North Korea over its escalating nuclear weapons program.
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Trump to Democrats: the tax plan is bad for me

November 8, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Trump to Democrats: the tax plan is bad for me
When Trump rang in, Cohn put him on speaker. The president said the tax bill was awful for rich people, and repeated a line he has used about his accountant telling him it's a bad bill for him. The meeting went well enough that the group plans to meet again next week.
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Key Trump ally Schiller denies dossier claims in House testimony

November 8, 2017
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb, Marshall Cohen | CNN
Keith Schiller, one of President Donald Trump's closest confidants and longtime associates, denied on Tuesday to congressional Russia investigators the salacious claims about Trump's 2013 trip to Moscow that appeared in the opposition research Russia dossier about Trump, sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
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Trump asserts ‘a lot of progress’ on North Korea, urges ‘deal’ to resolve standoff with United States

November 7, 2017
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
President Trump asserted Tuesday that his administration is making “a lot of progress” on North Korea, and he urged dictator Kim Jong Un to “make a deal” at the negotiating table on the rogue nation’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
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Trump, in Japan, talks tough on the ‘menace’ of North Korea, trade

November 6, 2017
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
President Trump continued his tough line on both North Korea and trade Monday, standing alongside Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe and promising to work in solidarity with Japan to confront “the North Korean menace.”
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Trump’s approval rating remains at historic low, as he begins important Asia trip

November 6, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
Wednesday marks one year since President Trump was elected. Sunday marked Mr. Trump's first trip to Asia, starting in Japan. A new poll out Sunday shows Mr. Trump's approval rating at this point in his presidency is lower than any U.S. president in seven decades. Just 37 percent approve of the way Mr. Trump is handling his job.
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