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Trump Claims Credit for the Economy. Not So Fast, Says Obama

September 10, 2018
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The economy is doing quite well, thank you very much, and the president would naturally like to take credit. Both of them. Barely a day passes without President Trump boasting about the growing economy, claiming with a mix of hyperbole and fact that it is “booming like never before.” But former President Barack Obama finds all the Trumpian chest-thumping more than a little grating, given that the “booming” started on his watch.
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Ryan, McConnell try to coax Trump away from shutdown — using props and flattery

September 8, 2018
Josh Dawsey, Damian Paletta, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
The top two Republicans in Congress arrived at the White House this week armed with props aimed at flattering and cajoling President Trump out of shutting down the government at the end of this month.

A legal storm looms over President Trump as the nation remembers John McCain

August 31, 2018
Staff shake ups, legal turmoil and the Russia Probe.
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Trump’s shutdown threat upends congressional GOP plan to fund government

July 31, 2018
Seung Min Kim | The Washington Post
President Trump is threatening chaos to win concessions from Congress on his immigration demands, disrupting Republican leaders’ carefully scripted plan to avoid a politically disastrous government shutdown just weeks before the midterm elections.

The U.S. economy surges to a 4.1% growth rate while the trade war persists

July 27, 2018
The president announced a freeze in the escalating trade war with the EU.

The latest developments in the Russia probe

July 13, 2018
12 Russian nationals are indicted for 2016 DNC hacking.

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court shortlist

July 6, 2018
Who will be the next SCOTUS justice?
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Special report: A new era of global trade wars

June 9, 2018
Jonathan Swan, Jim VandeHei | Axios
No single shot in President Trump’s trade wars matters much. But the wild, simultaneous spraying of shots at a half dozen U.S. allies — unprecedented in modern America — is changing the balance of trade politics and power before our eyes.

President Trump meets with world leaders at the G-7 summit in Canada

June 8, 2018
President Trump meets with world leaders in Canada.
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