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A Shake-Up on the Trump Legal Teams

A Shake-Up on the Trump Legal Teams

As the Russia investigation took center stage once again in the headlines, Jared Kushner reshuffled his legal team while his father-in-law added a new face to the battalion of lawyers representing him in the sprawling federal inquiry. Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and one of his top White House advisers, tapped high-profile trial lawyer Abbe Lowell to take over his representation …

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The shrinking gap in national security and trade

The shrinking gap in national security and trade

Removing barriers to international trade has both upside and downside. Donald Trump is now president in part because he focused on the downside: lost US jobs, closed factories, blighted communities. Even more important, he’s fundamentally changing the way government looks at trade policy. Trade negotiations have long had the implicit goal of promoting peace. It’s a fact that nations with …

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Trump looks lonely and weak

In the Trump White House, it’s getting lonely at the top. President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress are showing signs of going their own way, both on politics and policy, determined to salvage what they can of their agenda on healthcare and tax reform in the wake of one of the most difficult weeks of any American presidency. At …

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Trump’s job creation claims rejected

Trump's job creation claims rejected

At a meeting of business leaders at the White House on Tuesday, President Donald Trump claimed that he was already making good on his promise to be “the greatest jobs producer that God ever created.” “We’ve created over 600,000 jobs already in a very short period of time, and it’s going to really start catching on now, because some of …

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USA launches missiles attack on Syria

The United States launched nearly five dozen cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians, the first direct assault on the Damascus government since the beginning of that country’s bloody civil war in 2011. “It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent …

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Some lessons for Trump if he wants to work with Muslim nations

Some lessons for Trump if he wants to work with Muslim nations

U.S. President Donald Trump has emphasized that a central focus of his administration will be to wipe the so-called Islamic State “from the face of the Earth.” Key presidential advisers like Steve Bannon have spoken of Islam as the enemy of the United States and the West. And now Trump has signed a second Muslim-focused travel ban involving six nations …

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Stronger economy key to US national security

Stronger economy key to US national security

Reducing Amer­i­ca’s huge trade deficits would deliver stronger economic growth and improve national security, the White House trade adviser said in a speech that underscored the Trump administration’s harsh view of recent US trade policies. Speaking at a National Association of Business Economics conference, Peter Navarro argued on Monday that China and other trading partners use the proceeds from export …

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Judges kick out the Trump travel ban, Trump shattered

Judges kick out the Trump travel ban, Trump shattered

President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. A three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Trump administration failed to offer any evidence that national security concerns justified immediately …

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