President Trump

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    A crossroads for Trump’s trade policy

    Thomas Duesterberg writes for National Review Online about the current state of President Trump’s trade policy. After President Trump’s nearly three years in the White House, we can begin to decipher the general outlines of a trade strategy. While moving in the right direction, making up for years…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2019
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    The numbers contradict the claims about Trump

    Editors at Issues and Insights probe some of the most harmful claims made about President Trump and find them wanting. President Donald Trump’s critics have called him many things during his nearly three years in office. “Racist.” “Fascist.” “Misogynist.” “Anti-middle class.” “Anti-poor.” And so on. But if that’s…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2019
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    Pelosi saves Democrats from impeachment implosion

    Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner explains why Democrats should thank their U.S. House speaker. Liberals desperately need to see impeachment happen, if for nothing more than to soothe their own hurt feelings. It’s hard not to feel bad for them now, as they realize that it’s just…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2019
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    Democrats unclear about impeachment

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner looks into congressional Democrats’ approach toward the issue of presidential impeachment. Are House Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry? It depends who you ask. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York and many liberal Democrats claim the panel is conducting a…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2019
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    Goldberg probes Trump’s GOP support

    Jonah Goldberg of National Review Online looks into President Trump’s support among Republicans. [E]ven ignoring his exaggerations, he is consistently hitting in the mid- to high 80s with Republicans in polling, which demands a question: Why are his actual numbers so high? George W. Bush’s 99 percent might…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2019
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    Trump’s tweets and the news cycle

    Kalev Leetaru of Real Clear Politics explores the link between the president’s social media pronouncements and the national news media’s priorities. Donald Trump pioneered the modern “Twitter presidency,” in which everything from policy announcements to personal musings of the moment are published through his @realDonaldTrump account. How have…
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2019
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    Trump’s frustration with his advisers

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online ponders a recurring theme within the Trump administration. With John Bolton’s resignation, President Trump is now looking for his fourth national-security adviser in less than three years — fifth, if you count Keith Kellogg filling in for a week in between Michael…
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2019
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    The Boston Fed chief questions Trump’s economic moves

    Quin Hillyer of the Washington Examiner focuses on the concerns of a top Federal Reserve banker. Compliments are in order for Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, for speaking truth to President Trump’s bluster. Trump has spent more than a year trying to browbeat…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019