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Trump Administration Considers Change in Calculating U.S. Trade Deficit

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Updated Feb. 19, 2017 12:08 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is considering changing the way it calculates U.S. trade deficits, a shift that would make the country’s trade gap appear ...

Report: Trump transition ordered government economists to cook up rosy growth forecasts

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As the White House staff tries to put together a budget for Donald Trump, they face a fundamental problem. Donald Trump has promised to cut taxes, increase spending on the ...

Nordstrom’s shares up nearly 5 percent after clash with Donald Trump

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President Trump went to war Wednesday with Nordstrom, the department store, over its decision to stop carrying his daughter Ivanka’s line of branded apparel. And it appears Nordstrom won, with ...

Swedish police featured in Fox News segment: Filmmaker is a madman

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”We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They ...

The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn

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We've heard what Flynn told Pence. But what really happened? Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty ImagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share National SecurityEli Lake is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was the senior ...

Donald Trump is falling way behind schedule in executive branch appointments

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On February 8, President Trump announced the appointment of Elaine Duke to serve as deputy secretary of homeland security. It was the first nomination since the blizzard of initial picks ...

Trump ran a campaign based on intelligence security. That’s not how he’s governing.

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Close observers of the 2016 election will remember that, on occasion, President Trump liked to draw attention to his opponent’s security practices as a way of criticism. There was, you ...

White House dismisses 6 over failed background checks

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Several White House staffers were dismissed Thursday morning after failing FBI background checks, according to sources familiar with the matter. Six aides were "walked out of the building by security" ...

The Republican Party’s twitter account is celebrating Lincoln’s birthday with a fake quote

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Today is the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s greatest presidents and one of the all-time great orators in English-language politics. So it’s a bit odd that the Republican ...

White House dismisses NSC aide after harsh criticism of Trump

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The White House abruptly dismissed a senior National Security Council aide on Friday after receiving reports that he had publicly laced into the president and his senior aides, including son-in-law ...

Trump’s faux-pas diplomacy

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President Donald Trump spent much of a recent phone call with French President Francois Hollande veering off into rants about the U.S. getting shaken down by other countries, according to ...

US investigators corroborate some aspects of the Russia dossier

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Washington (CNN)For the first time, US investigators say they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent, multiple current and ...

G.O.P. Lawmakers Like What They See in Trump. They Just Have to Squint.

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WASHINGTON — Republican congressional aides have set their iPhones to flutter every time President Trump hurls a thunderbolt on Twitter. Senators nod politely at his false claims of mass voter ...

Leaked Trump tape: 'You are the special people'

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President Donald Trump, living alone inside the White House, often hungers for friendly interaction as he adjusts to the difficult work of governance. At his clubs, he finds what’s missing.

The big lesson of Trump's first 2 weeks: resistance works

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It’s easy to miss amidst Donald Trump’s frenetic pace of activity and nonstop media coverage, but the most important story in American politics right now isn’t about what Trump’s doing: ...

Why Is Trump Adviser Wearing Medal of Nazi Collaborators?

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by Eli Clifton The White House’s omission of Jewish victims of the Holocaust in its statement for Holocaust Remembrance Day raised objections from Jewish groups across the political spectrum but ...

Michael Flynn, General Chaos

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Two days before the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the forty-fifth President of the United States, Michael Flynn, a retired lieutenant general and former intelligence officer, sat down in a ...

How repealing Obamacare could splinter neighborhoods

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In the early 1990s, one of Florida's most populous counties had a problem. So many uninsured residents were using the public hospital that it was costing the county more and ...

Va. Democrats to challenge GOP state lawmakers in each district Clinton won

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Buoyed by a wave of progressive activism that began after the election of President Trump, Virginia Democrats plan to challenge 45 GOP incumbents in the deep-red House of Delegates this ...

Companies Plow Ahead With Moves to Mexico, Despite Trump’s Pressure

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Feb. 8, 2017 7:00 a.m. ET INDIANAPOLIS—President Donald Trump boosted the hopes of employees at Rexnord Corp.’s factory here in December when he castigated the company for “viciously firing” workers ...

Intel community, Trump administration turning on Mike Flynn

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Mike Flynn’s already tense relationships with others in the Trump administration and the intelligence community are growing more fraught after reports that the National Security Adviser breached diplomatic protocols in ...

Industrial Revolution Comparisons Aren't Comforting

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The machines bring trouble. Source: Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share LaborTyler Cowen is a Bloomberg View columnist. He is a professor of economics at George Mason University and ...

"President Bannon," explained

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On Monday morning, President Donald Trump decided that there was an urgent matter he needed to clear up for the public. “I call my own shots, largely based on an ...

Trump’s counter-jihad

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Last July, a sharply dressed man named Frank Gaffney walked onto the stage of a crowded convention center in downtown Denver and proceeded to calmly warn his audience that Muslims ...

Website for disabled kids disappears as DeVos takes office

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A U.S. Department of Education website, empowering families of students with disabilities, has disappeared -- and already embattled Trump education chief Betsy DeVos may be to blame. U.S. Sens. Patty ...