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August 10th, 2018
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By: Merrill Matthews – ipi.org – July 24, 2018 Congress has, over several decades, slowly delegated to the president its constitutionally prescribed role of setting tariffs—which are taxes—and regulating international commerce. It’s time for Congress to take back that authority, and it may do just that. Article 1, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution says, “The Congress shall have Power...
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July 30th, 2018
NYSE monitor shows downturns
By: Michael Brendan Dougherty – nationalreview.com – July 29, 2018 I suspect we’re in for a massive economic disruption soon, probably moving very quickly from a downturn in real estate to the financial sector. It’s sometimes destabilizing to consider that it is your personality that determines your thoughts. I suspect that one reason I’m a conservative is that I’m just...
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July 27th, 2018
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By: Fred Imbert & Gina Francolla – cnbc.com – July 26, 2018 Facebook on Thursday posted the largest one-day loss in market value by any company in U.S. stock market history after releasing a disastrous quarterly report. The social media giant’s market capitalization plummeted by $119 billion to $510 billion as its stock price plummeted by 19 percent. At Wednesday’s...
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July 27th, 2018
Donald Trump speaks to America's Workers
By: Staff – newsmax.com – July 26, 2018 President Donald Trump declared victory for American farmers Thursday after brokering a ceasefire in a trade dispute with the European Union, but it is unclear how soon it will bring relief to those hurt by tit-for-tat tariffs. The White House painted the agreement as a vindication of the US president’s bare-knuckle tactics,...
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July 17th, 2018
Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki
By: Ben Shapiro – nationalreview.com – July 16, 2018 On Monday, President Trump gave a deeply disgraceful press conference with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. The presser began with Trump announcing that although the Russia–U.S. relationship has “never been worse than it is now,” all of that “changed as of about four hours ago.” It was downhill from there. Trump proceeded...
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July 13th, 2018
Trump Exits Bldg.
By: Victor Davis Hanson – townhall.com – July 12, 2018 Critics of Donald Trump claim there is no rhyme or reason to his foreign policy. But if there is a consistency, it might be called reciprocity. Trump tries to force other countries to treat the U.S. as it treats them. In “don’t tread on me” style, he also warns enemies...
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July 13th, 2018
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By: Merrill Matthews – ipi.org – July 10, 2018 President Donald Trump has a message for the majority of members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization: Spend what you pledged on national defense. It’s an important message in these troubled times, especially with the Russian bear once again on the prowl. Trump’s issue is the money member countries pledged to...
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July 12th, 2018
Eagle B&W
By: Adam Andrzejewski & Tom Coburn – washingtonexaminer.com – July 09, 2018 While the nation was distracted by the political theater around immigration before the July 4 recess, the Senate cast a critical vote killing a very modest attempt offered by President Trump to rein in spending. If Trump plays his cards right, this will not be the end of...
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July 11th, 2018
Trump in Nevada
By: Avery Anapol – thehill.com – July 10, 2018 Lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in favor of a motion supporting NATO, as President Trump continues to criticize the alliance ahead of his summit in Europe. The nonbinding motion, which came as the Senate voted to reconcile its version of the annual defense policy bill with that of the House, expresses...
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July 6th, 2018
CHhinese Shipping container on the docks
By: Merrill Matthews – thehill.com – June 16, 2018 President Trump has just slapped a 25 percent tariff on about $50 billion worth of Chinese products. His complaint is that China imposes significantly higher tariffs on the U.S. than the U.S. imposes on China. According to the World Trade Organization, the president is correct. Trump has been relentless in his...
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