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Donald Trump’s secret 2020 weapon

Two days before President Donald Trump was set to formally kick off his 2020 campaign in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday night, the crowds began to gather. By the morning of the big day, thousands of people were milling around — in swampy, high 80s heat with rain in the forecast– with nine hours remaining until…MORE

Trump fights to regain 2020 spotlight with Orlando launch

Over the last five months, President Donald Trump has watched nearly two dozen Democrats launch their presidential campaigns, swinging the media spotlight — with varying degrees of success — away from him and onto his would-be successors. Trump, who filed for reelection the day of his inauguration, was left commentating from the sidelines. He tipped…MORE

Trump says Shanahan out of confirmation process to be defense secretary

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has “decided not to go forward with his confirmation process.” His resignation comes amid reports detailing his contentious divorce, which dragged out over six years. “Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with…MORE

Donald Trump just keeps ‘joking’ about serving more than 2 terms as president

President Donald Trump sure does have a strange sense of humor. Take his regular “jokes” about the possibility of extending his time in office beyond the Constitutionally-mandated two four-year terms. Here’s the latest example, from Trump’s Twitter feed over the weekend: “A poll should be done on which is the more dishonest and deceitful newspaper,…MORE

Top Trump trade negotiator tries to sell skeptical Democrats on NAFTA replacement

From the start, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has argued he can get Democrats to support President Donald Trump’s replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Now it’s time to see if he can deliver. Lighthizer appeared before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday and is set to testify before the House Ways and…MORE

Trump downplays tanker attacks in contrast to his national security team

President Donald Trump, in contrast to statements by his own top aides, downplayed recent attacks on two fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman that his administration has blamed on Iran, calling them “very minor.” The disconnect between Trump’s comments in an interview with Time magazine — in which he also warned that he would…MORE

Joe Biden announces massive $20 million raised as first debate approaches

Joe Biden revealed Monday that his campaign may have raised nearly $20 million since the former vice president entered the 2020 race — a figure that would surpass the amount raised by any of the Democratic presidential candidates in the first fundraising quarter. He told attendees at a New York City fundraiser Monday evening that…MORE