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Why the next 100 days are critical for Trump

Why the next 100 days are critical for Trump

The next 100 days will be critical to understanding whether President Donald Trump will win a second term in office. His approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by…MORE

American student held prisoner since 2016 released in US-Iran prisoner swap

American student held prisoner since 2016 released in US-Iran prisoner swap

An American graduate student, who had been held for three years in Iran on suspicion of being a spy, is in “good spirits” after being freed from Iranian custody, a senior administration official said Saturday. Chinese-born Xiyue Wang is in “good health,” “very, very good humor” and “good spirits” and will take a “brief break…MORE

‘We’ve gone this far’: Farmers stick with Trump over trade

‘We’ve gone this far’: Farmers stick with Trump over trade

From the very start, President Donald Trump’s trade war was painful for American soybean farmers. China’s tariffs immediately wiped out what was once their biggest export market, worth $12 billion in 2017. That was more than a year ago. Soybeans have since piled up in bins, sending the amount in storage up 108% in 12…MORE

Pete Buttigieg’s rise brings on the scrutiny

Pete Buttigieg’s rise brings on the scrutiny

For a time, Pete Buttigieg was on a glide path as he ascended in the Democratic race for president, emerging unscathed from the fall debates and raking in donations as he built a juggernaut in early states. But this week, the 37-year-old South Bend, Indiana, mayor took his inevitable turn in the harsh glare of…MORE

Analysis: Here’s the argument that Trump is winning

Analysis: Here’s the argument that Trump is winning

White House (still) won’t cooperate — Shocking exactly zero people, White House counsel Pat Cipollone fired off a strongly worded letter declining to participate in future House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings. “House Democrats have wasted enough of America’s time with this charade,” Cipollone wrote. He signed the letter Trump-style, with a Sharpie and a ginormous…MORE

Former Republican lawmakers tell current GOP: Consider full evidence on impeachment

Former Republican lawmakers tell current GOP: Consider full evidence on impeachment

Two former Republican lawmakers urged their current successors to consider the evidence produced during the inquiry into President Donald Trump’s Ukraine dealings in determining whether to support impeachment. William Cohen, a former Republican senator from Maine and secretary of defense who backed impeachment during the Watergate inquiry, and Slade Gorton, a former Washington state Republican…MORE

Buttigieg releases descriptions of McKinsey projects in face of criticism

Buttigieg releases descriptions of McKinsey projects in face of criticism

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Friday released a timeline of his three years working for the elite consulting firm McKinsey. The release comes after some of Buttigieg’s presidential opponents called for him to be more transparent about his time at the firm as some of McKinsey’s work for the federal government, including for Immigration…MORE

Trump to ‘temporarily hold off’ declaring Mexican cartels terror organizations

Trump to ‘temporarily hold off’ declaring Mexican cartels terror organizations

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will “temporarily hold off” designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations as he said he would last week. “All necessary work has been completed to declare Mexican Cartels terrorist organizations. Statutorily we are ready to do so,” the President tweeted. But Trump said he would hold off the…MORE