Politics

The Electoral College Blind Spot

<i>This is the first article in</i> <i>a series</i> <i>that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were</i> …

Elections

It Wasn’t Clinton’s Election To Lose

<i>This is the second article in</i> <i>a series</i> <i>that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were</i> …

Elections

Trump Signs 3 Executive Orders, Including Withdrawal From Pacific Trade Deal

President Trump acted on Monday to keep a signature campaign promise: withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.<p>Trump's action, an executive order, is mostly symbolic.<p>As he signed the order in the Oval Office, Trump said "we've been talking about this for a long time," adding it's "a …

Foreign Policy

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

One of the women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct has sued him for defamation after he labeled her claims false.<p>Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean he’s free of the controversies that dogged him in his former life.<p>Last week, a few days before …

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Trump's TPP withdrawal: 5 things to know

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has begun carrying out his campaign pledges to undo America's trade ties -- starting Monday with executive action to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.<p>"Great thing for the American worker, what we just did," Trump told reporters …

Foreign Policy

Paul Ryan used to love TPP. Then came Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump pulled America out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, abandoning the trade deal he spent much of the presidential campaign deriding.<p>Longtime TPP critics like Bernie Sanders applauded the move. But, surprisingly, the decision was also praised by Republican House …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Trump takes step toward reshaping U.S. trade and freezes hiring of federal workers

President Trump took another step Monday to reshape America’s trade relationships with key global allies, breaking from a proposed 12-nation pact with Pacific Rim nations that was an Obama administration priority as he prepares to renegotiate a decades-old agreement with Canada and Mexico as …

NAFTA

The Invisible Undecided Voter

<i>This is the third article in</i> <i>a series</i> <i>that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were</i> …

Elections

Trump signs executive order on TPP

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order regarding his intent to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.<p>It's a "great thing for the American worker, what we just did," Trump said at the White House as he signed the order, according to Bloomberg's Toluse …

Foreign Policy

Trump to sign order stating intention to renegotiate NAFTA

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order as early as Monday stating his intention to renegotiate the free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico, a White House official told NBC News.<p>Eliminating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was …

Nafta

Sorry, Mr Trump, but the futures of Mexico and the US are interlocked

Both countries would benefit from better communication and increased cooperation. Building a wall along our border is a toxic symbol of mistrust<p>The global political landscape is going through seismic changes. From the vote for Brexit to the election of Donald Trump, we are living in unpredictable …

NAFTA

Trump's decision to kill TPP leaves door open for China

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Chinese President Xi Jinping test drove a new message last week at the World Economic Forum. China, he said, would defend globalization against populist forces that want to end free trade.<p>On Monday, Donald Trump handed Xi the car keys and threw in a free tank of gas, abandoning the …

China

Sanders, joined by rust belt Democrats, praises Trump for nixing TPP

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), who campaigned hard against the Trans-Pacific Partnership in last year’s Democratic presidential primaries, praised President Trump for an executive order to officially pull the United States out of the deal.<p>“I am glad the Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead and gone,” …

Bernie Sanders

Trump just pulled out of the TPP free trade deal

Donald Trump is walking the walk: His first executive order during his first full working day as president was to withdraw from the negotiations process over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the gargantuan free trade agreement that he’d railed against on the campaign trail as a job killer and …

Foreign Policy

Meet The Republican Governors Who Don't Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

As Congressional Republicans begin work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, many of the nation's governors want to make sure that their state budgets don't take a hit during the dismantling process.<p>They're most concerned about Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor that's run jointly …

Health Care

GOP leaders fire warning shot to Trump on NAFTA

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican leaders worried about President Donald Trump's trade agenda are warning him not to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying it could drastically undercut American businesses throughout the country.<p>In interviews with top Republicans, some are expressing concern …

Nafta

Trump Takes Office, Kills TPP

The controversial trade deal put together by President Obama and supported by many Republicans falls under the weight of the new president’s populism.<p>On Monday, President Trump followed through on his campaign promise to immediately pull the United States out of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific …

Foreign Policy

Marco Rubio Will Vote for Tillerson as Secretary of State

■ Senator Marco Rubio will support Rex W. Tillerson for secretary of state, ending the threat to his confirmation.<p>■ President Trump’s new hotel in Washington lost money in its opening months.<p>■ A Breitbart reporter is heading to the White House to assist Stephen K. Bannon.<p><b>Rubio to support Tillerson</b> …

Marco Rubio

The Long March Ahead For Democrats

Saturday’s Women’s Marches, which rebuked President Trump on the day after his inauguration, probably drew more than 3 million participants between …

Elections

Can Trump Survive Washington?

The Trumps may be re-making the nation’s capital in their image, but this town values power, not money. And it has seen many come and go before.<p>Lieutenant Colonel <b>Jason K. Fettig</b>, director of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, raised his baton at precisely 9:43 a.m. on Friday morning, …

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Trump signs executive order withdrawing US from TPP trade deal

<i>DEVELOPING ...</i><p>Making good on a campaign promise, President Trump on Monday signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.<p>The TPP, a giant and semi-secret 12-member free-trade agreement advocated by the Obama administration, aimed …

NAFTA

Meet the ‘New Ted Cruz’

He was supposed to battle Hillary Clinton for the White House. Now, he’s playing nice with the GOP establishment he once scorned—and making friends with Donald Trump.<p><b>It was a sleepy Wednesday morning last June</b> when Ted Cruz tipped his hand.<p>John McCain had sponsored an amendment to expand the FBI’s …

Ted Cruz

Donald Trump's biggest campaign promises face Day One test

As a candidate, Donald Trump made a slew of "Day One" promises that any president would find daunting.<p>He declared that repealing and replacing his predecessor's health care law would be "one of his first acts as president." He released an 18-point plan for actions that would push forward sweeping …

Government

Trump focuses on the economy after inauguration feud

President Trump focused on business and trade on Monday after spending his first few days in office disputing inauguration crowd size reports.<p>Trump began his first full week in office meeting with some of the country's most prominent business leaders like Tesla's Elon Musk, Ford's Mark Fields, and …

NAFTA

Will Donald Trump Be America’s Own Juan Perón?

He managed to be all things to all people, or at least most things to many people who projected their aspirations onto him. A pragmatic opportunist, he didn’t offer so much an ideology as an aura.<p>Detractors of Donald Trump, alarmed by his demagogic tendencies, have likened him to a rogue’s gallery …

Democracy

Trump’s Presidency Is the Twilight Zone Episode About a Terrifying 6-Year-Old

If there was some lingering hope among Republican professionals that Donald Trump would somehow, as the old cliché has it, “grow” into the office, …

Donald Trump

‘We’re learning the lessons that Republicans learned in 2010′: How Democrats plan to rebuild state legislatures

Everyone knows Democrats are in the minority at nearly all levels of government. Nobody in the party seems to know for sure quite how to rebuild. But one strategy has been gaining steam: forget the top-down fixation, say state party advocates. It's time to embrace the reverse.<p>Jessica Post, …

Elections

Massive Women’s March turnout shows Trump’s opponents are done underestimating him

Every previous winning presidential candidate — and a good number of losing ones like John McCain and John Kerry — have been popular. Even Bill Clinton, who kind of limped into office with 43 percent of the popular vote in 1992, enjoyed approval ratings in the mid-to-high 60s during his …

Elections

Kaine Spent Inauguration Night Presiding Over Same-Sex Wedding

If he had his way, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., would have been the one taking the oath of office to become vice president on Friday.<p>However, after …

Tim Kaine

The Significance of Millions in the Streets

Saturday’s unprecedented show of opposition punctured a core myth of the Trump presidency. Will it change his behavior? And can it be sustained?<p>George W. Bush campaigned as a uniter, not a divider, then presided for 8 polarizing years, provoking protests like the one against the Iraq War on …

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