Oversight in Government

Trump’s America First Trade Agenda Roiled by Internal Divisions
www.nytimes.com

America’s approach to global trade hangs in the balance as top advisers spar over fulfilling the president’s get-tough promises

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Obama Knocks 'Old Politics of Division' in Return to Campaign Trail
www.nbcnews.com

Former President Barack Obama avoided criticizing President Donald Trump while campaigning for New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy.

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The Note: Bush, Obama and Gen. Kelly try to elevate the dialogue in the era of Trump
abcnews.go.com

Chief of Staff John Kelly was “stunned” by Rep. Frederica Wilson.

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An NHL player ended his anthem protests in the most productive way possible
www.theblaze.com

Tampa Bay Lightning player J.T. Brown has been raising a fist during the national anthem since Oct. 7. Thursday, he announced that he was ending his protest and putting his energy toward doing real work in the community. His statement Brown posted his statement on Twitter on Thursday afternoon: Here’s what’s next. pic.twitter.com/IoXeUkacUZ — Jt […]

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Trump Praises Budget Vote: First Step Toward 'Massive' Tax Cuts
www.newsmax.com

President Donald Trump, in a series of early morning tweets, praised the Senate’s budget passage, saying it is the first step toward delivering “massive” tax cuts.

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Why GOP's Tax Plan Could Leave High-Wage Earners With Little to Gain
www.wsj.com

Republicans are eager to drive down business tax rates in a bid to boost economic growth. But their tax proposal to create a new special rate for business income potentially puts high-income wage earners at a disadvantage.

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Violent Crime, Homicide Rates Rose in 2016 for Second Straight Year
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Violent crime and homicide rates rose in the U.S. in 2016 for the second consecutive year, driven in part by a spike in murders in large cities, according to national data released by the FBI.

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