Politics

Boosting U.S. Exports to China by $200 Billion Is a Tricky Task

President Trump is trying to broker a deal to bring down the national trade deficit with China. Experts doubt his goal is achievable. An F18-C Hornet fighter jet on the U.S. navy aircraft carrier the USS Harry S. Truman.CreditAris Messinis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Dear Xi Jinping, Could we interest you in 500 million metric tons of soybeans? How about ...

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5 Things the New Trump Tower Meeting Documents Tell Us

A Senate committee released thousands of documents related to a 2016 meeting with Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer. Here are five key findings. While he was Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort attended a meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian said to be promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.CreditBrendan McDermid/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee released on Wednesday ...

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Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill: Live Updates

“I’m being asked, really constantly asked, to comment on housing and security and travel,” she said. “Instead of seeing articles about efforts to return your agency to its core mission, I’m reading articles about your interactions with the industries that you regulate. Some of this undoubtedly is a result of the ‘gotcha’ age, but I do think there are legitimate ...

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Which Poor People Shouldn’t Have to Work for Aid?

Exhorted by President Trump, federal administrators and many Republican state officials are drafting rules requiring people to work in exchange for Medicaid, housing aid and food assistance. But what happens when the poor live where work is hard to find? In Michigan, the state’s Senate has passed a proposal that would exempt Medicaid recipients from a work requirement partly on ...

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