Trump on trade deal: ‘We’re working on Canada’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is now turning his focus toward cutting a trade deal with Canada after the United States and Mexico reached an agreement on Monday. Trump continued his criticism of NAFTA during his Tuesday interview, emphasizing that the effort to open up markets would be good for farmers.…

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White House drafted a statement on John McCain but never released it

Washington (CNN)White House aides drafted a fulsome statement for President Donald Trump on the death of Sen. John McCain, but it was never sent out, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. Trump’s tweet Saturday night did not mention his military or Senate service or include any praise…

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Trump admin disputes NYT report on Education Department plan to arm teachers

(CNN)The Trump administration is pushing back on a New York Times report that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is looking into a plan that would allow states to use federal funding to buy firearms for teachers. In response to the Times report, Education Department spokeswoman Liz Hill told CNN that “the…

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President urged to stop tweeting on Trump Tower meeting

(CNN)President Donald Trump has been urged to stop tweeting about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump’s top advisers and several Russians, a source familiar with discussions tells CNN. “This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and…

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US soldier pleads guilty to attempting to provide support to ISIS

Washington (CNN)Ikaika Erik Kang, a 35-year-old sergeant first class in the US Army, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to four counts of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, according to the Department of Justice. According to a statement released by the Justice Department, Kang was sympathetic to ISIS…

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U.K. Defense Chief Pitches Post-Brexit Tempest Jet on U.S. Visit

U.K. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson pitched a strong British military and a new concept fighter jet it’s developing while brushing aside concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against NATO during a visit to Washington. Speaking at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, Williamson said he’d like…

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Kavanaugh Once Questioned Supreme Court’s Nixon Tapes Ruling

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh once questioned the correctness of the 1974 high court decision that forced then-President Richard Nixon to turn over secret White House tape recordings and led to his resignation. Kavanaugh’s comments came in a lawyer roundtable sponsored by The Washington Lawyer almost two decades ago,…

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Trump vows to double steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Friday he is greenlighting a doubling of steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey and warned that US relations with the country “are not good at this time.” Walters did not offer any explanation as to how US national security is threatened by steel and aluminum…

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These glasses are designed to stop motion sickness

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a soccer ball to U.S. President Donald Trump in Helsinki.Image: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP/REX/Shutterstock Surprise! That very innocent soccer ball Russian President Vladimir Putin gifted Donald Trump during their Helsinki summit last week (yes, that was just last week, folks) may not be so innocent.  Bloomberg is…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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Putins Soccer Ball for Trump Had Transmitter Chip, Logo Indicates

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gift of a soccer ball to U.S. President tweeted, “I’d check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House.” It turns out they weren’t entirely wrong. Markings on the ball indicate that it contained a chip with a tiny antenna…

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