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Oftentimes in global politics, a country will seek to punish its foreign adversaries by imposing economic sanctions against them, preventing them from purchasing goods or natural resources on the international market. But this week, President Donald Trump is considering imposing economic sanctions on the United States, in the form of tariffs. This is being done
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Sen. Ted Cruz, following an overwhelming primary win, acknowledged Wednesday that the “extreme left” is angry and energized, but there will still a strong turn out for conservatives in the Texas elections on Tuesday. “There’s no doubt the extreme left right now is energized,” the Texas Republican told CNN’s “New Day” host Chris Cuomo. “They
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JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images by Charlie Spiering7 Mar 20180 7 Mar, 20187 Mar, 2018 Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, is planning to visit Mexico City on Wednesday, according to the Mexican government. The news was confirmed by a White House official, who said Kushner would lead a U.S. delegation to discuss security, immigration, trade, and
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The White House could help stem some of the reports of chaos by bringing in more people who were supportive of President Donald Trump from the beginning, former Trump campaign senior adviser Michael Caputo said Wednesday, following the resignation of National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn. “We know people who want to get in can’t
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President Trump’s recent decision to slap huge new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum is certain to wreak havoc on the American economy. So we argued last week when the decision was announced: Tariffs often make plenty of political sense but penalize domestic industries no less than foreign ones. The arguments for and against free
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Forty-four percent of likely voters support a generic Democratic candidate for president, compared to 36 percent who back the re-election of Donald Trump, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll reveals. Here is how the poll breaks down: 79 percent of Republicans would vote for Trump, while 7 percent would back the generic Democratic candidate. 82
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ERIC LALMAND/AFP/Getty by Liam Deacon7 Mar 20180 7 Mar, 20187 Mar, 2018 The boss of Irish airline Ryanair attempted to wield corporate power to influence British politics Tuesday, threatening to ground flights to make voters “rethink” Brexit and prove that “everything will fundamentally change” when the UK leaves the bloc. Michael O’Leary (pictured), the chief
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Another day, another high-profile White House departure. Gary Cohn, President Trump’s chief economic adviser, is leaving the Trump administration—a serious shakeup in a White House where protectionist economics are suddenly on the rise. “It has been an honor to serve my country and enact pro-growth economic policies to benefit the American people, in particular the
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Women running for Congress surged to big wins and Democrats smashed recent turnout levels in Texas’ first-in-the-nation 2018 primary elections, giving Republicans a potential glimpse of what’s ahead in the first midterms under President Donald Trump. Energized and angry Democrats in Texas, where the GOP has dominated for decades, came out in force to surpass
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The resignation of Gary Cohn as National Economic Council director Tuesday night triggered immediate speculation that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross would be his successor. Ross, 80, is considered one of the President Donald Trump’s closest friends in the Cabinet. The billionaire investor has had a major hand in every administration economic initiative from the
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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News Tuesday that he supports “in principle” a bipartisan, anti-establishment effort in the Senate to invoke the War Powers Act to end U.S. military participation in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The joint resolution, introduced last week by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT), aims
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Donald Trump is historically unpopular, and Republicans are underperforming his margins in special elections across the country. Some might be tempted to look at these numbers and conclude that Trumps’ re-election effort (which is already underway) is doomed. But I don’t think that’s the right conclusion. This table shows the approval ratings of each incumbent
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  by Joe Simonson The New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet labeled the paper’s opinion page as “far left wing” and defended the hiring of columnist Bret Stephens, during a private meeting with members of Stanford University’s college newspaper. Baquet addressed the staff of The Stanford Daily before his scheduled public event Tuesday
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California’s leading elected officials responded defiantly Tuesday evening to a Department of Justice lawsuit that seeks to have the state’s “sanctuary” laws declared unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause. The lawsuit, filed in Sacramento, seeks to overturn the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (HB 450), the Inspection and Review of Facilities Housing Federal Detainees law (AB 103);
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President Trump recently announced he would impose a new across-the-board tariff on all steel and aluminum imports into the United States. That was the harshest of three tariff options outlined by the Department of Commerce in a trade investigation report presented to the president. That investigation, initiated in April 2017, was conducted under Section 232
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The Oakland mayor who warned illegal aliens of potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Northern California may have caused some criminal illegal aliens to evade deportation. ICE officials told Fox News that several of the 800 illegal aliens who evaded capture in Northern California had been convicted of sex crimes, driving under
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Latin American’s remaining leftist leaders honored late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez at a meeting on Monday, omitting his legacy of authoritarianism, economic mismanagement, and the worst humanitarian crisis in the country’s history. Regional leaders – including Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, Cuba’s Raul Castro, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, Dominica’s Roosevelt Skerrit, and Bolivia’s Evo Morales – congregated at a
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions will speak Wednesday about his Department of Justice’s (DOJ) first-of-its-kind lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of three of California’s “sanctuary” laws, Breitbart News has learned. Relying on both federal statutes and the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, DOJ will ask the U.S. District Court for the District of Eastern California to issue a preliminary
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China’s state media downplayed a $175 billion increase in defense spending proposed for 2018 on Tuesday, claiming the spending spike is “not much” and not intended to launch an “arms race” with the United States. China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress, passed the new military budget this week during its opening session. The Global Times, a Communist
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Mark Wilson/Getty by John Binder6 Mar 2018Washington, D.C.0 6 Mar, 20186 Mar, 2018 As White House economic adviser Gary Cohn resigns from the White House, Breitbart News looks back on six times that the economic globalist attempted to derail President Trump’s “America First” agenda. 1. Gary Cohn’s War on Coal White House National Economic Council
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The Associated Press by John Binder6 Mar 2018Washington, D.C.0 6 Mar, 20186 Mar, 2018 The “Trumpocrats,” the group of working and middle-class Democrat voters who supported President Trump in the 2016 presidential election, have won a victory, as their nemesis in the White House, Gary Cohn has resigned. On Tuesday, White House economic adviser and
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More details about the American employee of Marriott International who lost his job for violating China’s authoritarian speech codes are coming to light. The Wall Street Journal revealed over the weekend that the man who lost his livelihood to China’s “sharp power” is a 49-year-old named Roy Jones. He was earning $14 an hour working
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