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Court: Emoluments Clause Applies To Trump And His Hotel Profits

President Donald Trump is subject to the Constitution’s emoluments clause, and any profit, gain or advantage that his hotel in Washington, D.C., obtains from a foreign or domestic government would implicate the clause, according to a ruling by a federal court on Wednesday. This decision, by Judge Peter Messitte for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, allows […]

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Trump, Juncker Announce Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump reached an agreement Wednesday with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker aimed at averting a transatlantic trade war, easing tensions stoked by Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on car imports. The two sides agreed to expand European imports of U.S. liquified natural gas and soybeans and lower industrial tariffs on both sides, Trump said. The U.S. and European […]

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Trump announces a ‘new phase’ in US-EU relationship, working toward ‘zero tariffs’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he had secured concessions from Europe, averting a potential trade war. The Dow Jones Industrial Average popped Wednesday afternoon, rising more than half a percent on the news. The Europeans agreed to lower industrial tariffs and import more U.S. soybeans. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the United States and the European Union […]

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ICE Steps Up Workplace Arrests Of Undocumented Immigrants Under Trump

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are arresting more undocumented immigrants at their workplaces and conducting more investigations of businesses to see if they employ undocumented immigrants, according to numbers disclosed by the agency on Tuesday. From October 2017 until July 20, ICE made 984 workplace arrests, more than five times the number of arrests made during the last fiscal year, from […]

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Who is ‘our friend David?’ Meet tabloid king David Pecker

“Um,” Michael Cohen said on his tape with Donald Trump, “I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David.” Who is the friend? All signs point to “David” being David Pecker, the chairman of American Media Inc., the owner of the National Enquirer. Trump and Pecker have a long and […]

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Trump to convene top-level meeting on election security: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will convene a high-level meeting on election security this week with top security officials on the White House’s National Security Council, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, […]

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Dying Progressive Activist Films Ad For Ohio Democrat In Close Election

A terminally ill progressive activist is crowdfunding an advertisement for Danny O’Connor, the Democratic candidate in the upcoming special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. In the minute-long video, released Wednesday on social media, influential activist Ady Barkan recounts his sudden diagnosis with ALS and his attempts to prevent the Republican tax legislation. Like many Democrats, Barkan maintains that the […]

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American farmers want trade over aid

All American farmers want is a level playing field: Agriculture Secretary Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on the $12 billion in aid for farmers and addresses concerns over the impact of tariffs. To help reduce some of the pain inflicted by a burgeoning trade war between the U.S. and its traditional economic allies, the Trump administration on Tuesday announced an aid […]

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Farm Aid Will Be Temporary Even in Extended Trade War, Ag Secretary Says

A $12 billion assistance plan for farmers hit by a growing trade war is unlikely to be extended in future years even if tariff battles continue, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Wednesday. The mix of direct payments to farmers, commodity purchases for food-aid programs, and stepped-up promotion of new export markets announced by the Trump administration Tuesday is based on […]

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Trump suggests no tariffs between US, Europe

 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) (AP) It is tariff day in Washington. Continue Reading Below President Trump will meet with European officials to talk trade tariffs. The meeting is with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Trump proposed in a tweet, that both sides drop all tariffs, barriers and subsidies. Trump, although doubts the Europeans will go for the idea. The tweet […]

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