White House trade adviser: ‘We’re going to have a strong economy through 2020’

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said the U.S. economy will be strong through 2020 and that the Federal Reserve will be lowering interest rates in an interview with “This Week” on Sunday. Speaking to co-anchor Martha Raddatz, he also pushed back against reports of an inverted yield curve, where the yield on long term bonds dips below the yield […]

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The Note: Economic worries expose GOP unease over Trump

The TAKE with Rick Klein Interested in The Note? The revolt might not be televised, so it’s possible the president isn’t watching. It probably won’t even be a revolt. But around the edges, Republican unease over President Donald Trump’s leadership is growing. Worries about the strength of the economy are exposing long-dormant party fissures that speak to the party’s worry […]

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Reps. Omar and Tlaib will not be allowed to enter Israel

Israel announced it plans to block two American congresswomen from entering the country after President Donald Trump pressured the Jewish state to bar Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib from visiting. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement Thursday that the congresswomen’s itinerary showed “their intent is to hurt Israel” and that he backed a decision by […]

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DOJ to craft bill to speed up executions for mass shooters, cop killers: AG Barr

The Department of Justice will craft a new bill aimed at speeding up death penalty proceedings for mass shooters and cop killers, Attorney General William Barr announced Monday. “There will be a strict timetable for judicial proceedings that will allow the imposition of the death sentence without undue delay,” Barr said of the legislation during remarks to law enforcement in […]

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More 2020 Democrats calling Trump a ‘white supremacist’

In the days since the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, more 2020 candidates have started using the words “white supremacist” to describe not just some of President Donald Trump’s supporters, but even the president himself. Interested in Democratic Party? So far, at least seven Democratic presidential contenders have escalated their criticism of Trump and his racist rhetoric, calling him […]

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McConnell won’t call Senate back, expects new gun legislation in September

President Donald Trump called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday morning about the recent mass shootings in the U.S. and Congress’ role in finding a legislative solution to the problem, McConnell revealed in a radio interview with WHAS in Louisville on Thursday afternoon. Interested in Republican Party? “The president called me this morning about this. He’s anxious to get […]

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US, Turkey agree on Syria safe zone for refugees; new report warns of ISIS resurgence

The U.S. and Turkey reached an agreement on Wednesday to create a safe zone in northeastern Syria in order to secure the territory once held by the Islamic State. The deal was reached days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the Turkish military was about to launch an assault on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, who were integral […]

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Trump campaign defends thousands of ads warning of migrant ‘invasion’

President Donald Trump’s reelection team is defending the campaign’s posting of thousands of Facebook ads since March about immigration that highlight the word “invasion” as Trump himself has often done. Interested in Donald Trump? “The Trump campaign has run hundreds of thousands of Facebook ads on many topics, including illegal immigration,” Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtough told ABC News […]

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Trump again downplays NK missile launches even as official calls them ‘huge mistake’

President Donald Trump on Friday again downplayed a recent spate of ballistic missile launches by North Korea, tweeting that Kim Jong Un “will do the right thing because he is far too smart not to, and he does not want to disappoint his friend, President Trump!” Interested in North Korea? His dismissal via Twitter came just hours after a senior […]

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