President Trump

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    Those complaining about Trump’s presidential medal picks ignore Obama precedents

    Monica Showalter of the American Thinker responds to criticism of President Tump’s choices for the Presidential Medal of Freedom: Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, Antonin Scalia, Orrin Hatch, Miriam Adelson, Roger Staubach, and Alan Page. I don’t see anything debasing about the list. The choice are a presidential prerogative,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2018
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    Big Labor and the Democrats

    President Trump has targeted much of his message to blue-collar workers. That hasn’t stopped big labor unions from continuing to support Trump’s opponents. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon offers details. The mass defection of union members to the Trump campaign over the objections of labor leaders…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2018
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    Voters on Mueller

    If Democrats who have retaken the U.S. House of Representatives want to focus on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, a Daily Caller article suggests that they might want to reconsider. Chuck Ross explains. More than half of voters polled at election sites on Tuesday said that they believe…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2018
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    Impeachment fight on the way?

    David French of National Review Online ponders prospects of a U.S. House led by Democrats pursuing the impeachment of President Trump. It is difficult to imagine a Democratic House resisting progressive demands for impeachment if [special counsel Robert] Mueller’s report is anything other than an exoneration of Donald…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2018
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    “The historic rise in costs for American businesses, farmers and consumers is only the beginning”

    Reality bites. Here’s the impact — so far — of President Trump’s misguided tariff policies. U.S. businesses shelled out $4.4 billion in tariffs in September, a surge of more than 50 percent from the same month a year ago, according to the groups, which are operating under a coalition…
    Donna Martinez, November 6, 2018
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    Trump tariffs taking their toll

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner highlights the latest negative consequences associated with President Trump’s tariffs. President Trump’s tariffs are causing businesses with branches in China to pack up and move out, but not to the U.S., according to a new industry report. Instead, they’re moving to other…
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2018
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    Protesters Disrupt Moment of Silence For Murder Victims

    Do these protesters really believe they are persuading anyone to rethink their views by doing this to Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn?  When Blackburn began her speech before a crowd of hundreds, she was twice interrupted, resulting in more chants. One woman in a wheelchair was pushed out…
    Donna Martinez, October 30, 2018
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    Trump trade war takes toll

    Al Root explains for Barron’s readers how President Trump’s trade dispute with China is affecting American corporations. When President Donald Trump first took on China over trade, it was easy to ignore because the impact hadn’t hit corporate profits. No longer. During second-quarter earnings season, companies said essentially…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2018