President Trump (page 4)

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    McCarthy spots hole in impeachment case

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online identifies a key problem with congressional Democrats’ impeachment case against President Trump. Everything that is happening owes to the fact that we do not have an offense sufficiently grave for invocation of the Constitution’s nuclear option. If we had one, the machinations…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2020
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    Pelosi as Trump’s stooge

    Kyle Smith offers New York Post readers a theory about impeachment’s likely impact for the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The more Nancy Pelosi tries to get people to take her seriously, the more ridiculous she is. During the impeachment vote, it was, “Everyone will take…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    Cowen touts Trump’s trade dealings with China

    Tyler Cowen offers Japan Times readers a positive assessment of President Trump’s latest trade announcement. It is too early to give a final assessment of the U.S.-China trade deal, the details of which have just been published, but it’s not too soon for a provisional opinion: China is…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    Why Trump touts Sanders

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner ponders President Trump’s comments that seem to promote Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. President Trump and his aides are trying to boost Bernie Sanders ahead of the Iowa caucuses as they seek to secure a hard-line socialist opponent in November’s election, according to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Postponing the Trump impeachment

    Andrew McCarthy argues at National Review Online that Congress ought to delay the planned impeachment trial of President Trump. Two things happened simultaneously on Wednesday: (a) The House of Representatives transmitted to the Senate two articles of impeachment approved on straight partisan lines a month ago, and (b)…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Will Trump Address Clean Water Act Overreach?

    Senior Fellow at the John Locke Foundation and former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Don van der Vaart, is hoping President Trump lays out the next steps for his federal rule change to the Clean Water Act (CWA) at Sunday’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention.
    Brenee Goforth, January 17, 2020
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    Trump Wants to Build Roads Faster: Our Mitch Kokai Comments

    This week, JLF’s Mitch Kokai was quoted in a piece for Triangle Business Journal on the president’s recent infrastructure announcement. The reporter, Lauren Ohnesorge, explains: In a speech in the Roosevelt Room Thursday… [Trump told] reporters that it can take more than 10 years “just to get a permit to build…
    Brenee Goforth, January 15, 2020
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    Trump rallies’ impact on the Democratic race

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner explores one political impact of President Trump’s campaign rallies. The Trump campaign has hit the accelerator unprecedentedly early for an incumbent candidate. As well as Wisconsin, he held a Keep America Great rally in the swing state of Ohio last week. Vice…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2020