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President Trump banking on a strong economy for re-election in 2020

August 17, 2019
Paula Reid | CBS News
After a whirlwind week on Wall Street that brought fears of a recession, President Trump is trying to calm weary investors as he plans to tout low unemployment in his push for reelection in 2020.
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib cancels West Bank visit after Israel backtracks on ban

August 17, 2019
Kristen Welker | NBC News
Rep. Rashida Tlaib rejected a new offer to visit the West Bank and see her grandmother on “humanitarian” grounds, saying “oppressive conditions” around the visit are against her beliefs. Israel initially denied entry to Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, citing their support of a controversial boycott of Israel.
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U.S. Can Block Migrants Seeking Asylum, but Only in Some States, Appeals Court Rules

August 17, 2019
Michael Shear | The New York Times
A federal appeals court said Friday that President Trump can begin blocking some Central American migrants from applying for asylum in the United States, but only along parts of the border with Mexico.
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Trump Meets With Advisers to Consider Deal With Taliban

August 17, 2019
Nancy Youssef, Craig Nelson | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump met with his top national security advisers Friday to consider a deal with the Taliban that could lead to the withdrawal of most U.S. forces from Afghanistan and the end of America’s longest military engagement abroad, U.S. officials said.
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How people of Kashmir are reacting to India’s crackdown

August 17, 2019
Amna Nawaz | The PBS NewsHour
Nearly 4 million people in Kashmir have been confined to their homes in a total communications blackout since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped the primarily Muslim state of its semi-autonomous status 13 days ago.
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Governing by grievance, Trump wields official powers against political enemies

August 16, 2019
Toluse Olorunnipa | The Washington Post
By pressuring the Israeli government to bar entry by two members of Congress, President Trump once again used the power and platform of his office to punish his political rivals. It’s a pattern that has intensified during the first two and a half years of Trump’s presidency, as he has increasingly governed to the tune of his grievances.
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WH fears economic instability could hurt Trump re-election

August 16, 2019
Kaitlan Collins | CNN
President Trump taking a break from his summer vacation for a campaign rally in New Hampshire... as fear grows inside the White House that the instability of the economy could threaten his re-election.
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Israel has welcomed other political critics. How Trump made Omar and Tlaib different

August 16, 2019
Amna Nawaz | The PBS NewsHour
In a tweet this morning, President Trump said Israel would show, quote, great weakness by allowing the congresswomen to enter. He added that the representatives, quote, hate Israel and all Jewish people. The president has targeted the two representatives repeatedly, as part of a four-woman freshman Democratic group that's dubbed itself "The Squad."
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House Democrats subpoena former Trump campaign manager Lewandowski and ex-White House official Dearborn

August 16, 2019
Rachael Bade | The Washington Post
House Democrats on Thursday subpoenaed former Trump campaign aide Corey Lewandowski and ex-White House official Rick Dearborn, compulsory summons that pro-impeachment lawmakers hope will build public support for ousting President Trump.
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