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US Says It Will Raise Tariffs, Accusing China of Reneging on Vows Trade
US Says It Will Raise Tariffs, Accusing China of Reneging on Vows

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator said the U.S. plans to raise tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday, accusing Beijing of backpedaling on commitments it made during negotiations. Still, the trade talks will continue and a Chinese delegation... Read More

World Markets Shaken By Renewed Trump Tariff Threats for China Trade
World Markets Shaken By Renewed Trump Tariff Threats for China
2019-05-06 18:49:52
by Dan McCue

Securities markets around the world swooned Monday after President Donald Trump threatened to dramatically increase tariffs on Chinese imports at a time when many believed the 10-month old trade war between the U.S. and China was coming to an end.... Read More

Sanctions on Iran Are Biting, But the Goal Is Elusive Iran
Sanctions on Iran Are Biting, But the Goal Is Elusive

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his aides say the outcome of their confrontation with Iran is already clear: They’re winning. Iran has fallen into a deep recession; its economy may shrink 6% this year. Inflation is heading toward 40%,... Read More

Pompeo Sees Path Forward With North Korea Despite Weapons Launch North Korea
Pompeo Sees Path Forward With North Korea Despite Weapons Launch

WASHINGTON — The U.S. still sees a path toward negotiating a deal with Kim Jong Un to give up North Korea’s nuclear weapons even though he may have launched a missile over the weekend, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said.... Read More

In Venezuela, US-Guaido Strategy Flops Again: Is This Working? Venezuela
In Venezuela, US-Guaido Strategy Flops Again: Is This Working?

CARACAS, Venezuela — In a moment of high drama, opposition leader Juan Guaido stood outside the La Carlota military air base here at sunrise Tuesday with an entourage including defecting soldiers and proclaimed the “final phase” of “Operation Liberty.” By... Read More

Trump Taps Mark Morgan, Former Obama Border Patrol Chief, to Head ICE Immigration
Trump Taps Mark Morgan, Former Obama Border Patrol Chief, to Head ICE

WASHINGTON — It’s not the kind of first meeting you want to have with your new boss: Just after Mark Morgan, then head of the Border Patrol, met Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly for the first time in January... Read More

Medicaid Work Requirements Hit Roadblocks Health
Medicaid Work Requirements Hit Roadblocks

WASHINGTON — Toward the end of 2018, the Trump administration seemed to be marching briskly toward its goal of requiring able-bodied adults in Medicaid to prove they had jobs to participate in the public health plan for the poor. But... Read More

Russia Says Trump Initiated Friday’s Call With Putin Foreign Affairs
Russia Says Trump Initiated Friday’s Call With Putin

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump initiated a lengthy call with his Russian counterpart on Friday, in which Vladimir Putin urged sanctions relief for North Korea and warned against interference in Venezuela, the Russian embassy in Washington said. The leaders’ call... Read More

New Naloxone Laws Seek to Prevent Opioid Overdoses Health
New Naloxone Laws Seek to Prevent Opioid Overdoses

WASHINGTON — It’s increasingly likely that someone you know has the opioid overdose rescue drug naloxone in their pocket or medicine cabinet. In fact, a new mobile app, NaloxoFind, will tell you whether anyone nearby is carrying the lifesaving drug.... Read More

Judges Toss Ohio's Congressional Map, Declaring It Unconstitutional Elections
Judges Toss Ohio's Congressional Map, Declaring It Unconstitutional
2019-05-03 20:44:32
by Dan McCue

A three-judge panel of federal judges tossed Ohio's congressional map Friday, holding that it was a partisan gerrymander favoring Republicans and ordering that the districts be redrawn for the 2020 elections. The unanimous decision said that as drawn the map... Read More

Tennessee Slapped With Lawsuit Hours After Adoption of New Voting Law Voting
Tennessee Slapped With Lawsuit Hours After Adoption of New Voting Law
2019-05-03 20:29:21
by Dan McCue

The Tennessee Chapter of the NAACP sued state elections officials Thursday, just hours after Governor Bill Lee signed a law making the Volunteer State the first in the union to fine voter registration groups for turning in too many incomplete... Read More

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Launches Bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force Military
House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Launches Bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force
2019-05-03 20:19:07
by Dan McCue

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Thursday launched a new bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force to promote inclusivity and equitable access to resources, benefits, and healthcare to the more than two million women veterans living in the United States. The... Read More

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