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Chinese Manufacturing Sinks To 3-Year Low As Trump Tariffs Take Hold

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Chinese manufacturing sunk to a three-year low in February as the U.S. ratcheted up pressure on China over trade issues, according to data released Thursday. The news comes after high-level talks between the U.S. and China last week that resulted in President Donald Trump delaying higher tariffs set to take effect Friday. Thursday’s data was the lowest since March 2016 ...

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An American Has Been Imprisoned For Espionage In Moscow For Two Months. Here’s What We Know

A U.S. citizen accused of espionage by the Russian government has been in prison for two months and may face an additional three due what some speculate is a ploy by Moscow to facilitate a prisoner swap. Paul Whelan, a former Marine living in Novi, Michigan, was arrested by Russian authorities at a Moscow hotel Dec. 28 but has not ...

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Grassley Reminds Pharma CEOs How Much Drug List Prices Matter During Hearing

Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley reminded seven pharmaceutical company executives that drug list prices matter to patients during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on drug prices Thursday. “For a patient taking a drug that has no competition, the list price becomes very important,” committee chairman Grassley said according to NPR. “I’ve heard about people skipping doses of their prescription drugs ...

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Bernie Sanders’s Massive 2020 Campaign Haul Is Not Slowing Down

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 campaign is already hauling in massive amounts of cash less than a week after he announced his presidential bid, and his fundraising shows no sign of slowing down. Sanders has raised $10 million from 359,914 donors since he officially entered the race on Feb. 19, campaign officials told The New York Times. Fundraising by ...

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Mark Harris Bows Out Of Do-Over North Carolina Congressional Race Citing Health Concerns

Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris is bowing out of the race to represent North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, citing health concerns in a statement Tuesday. North Carolina’s Board of Elections unanimously ordered a new election in the district Thursday due to evidence of illegal ballot harvesting by a Harris campaign contractor. The race was the only 2018 midterm election that had not ...

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This Possible 2020 Democrat Wants To Do Away With The Electoral College

Possible 2020 Democratic presidential contender Eric Holder said he supports a plan to create “real democracy” by doing away with the Electoral College’s process on Twitter Tuesday. “A good reform measure to support,” Holder wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “Change the Electoral College by having a state’s electoral votes go to the national popular vote winner — not the person who won ...

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Obamacare Is Approaching 10th Birthday. This GOP Rep Has A Plan To Lean Into Its ‘Free Market’ Aspects

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The Affordable Care Act will mark 10 years in 2020. Republican Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman plans to introduce legislation to increase access to health care and give states more freedom within the framework of the ACA Monday night. Westerman said his wide-ranging bill leans into the “free market” aspects of the ACA exchanges. As the 10-year mark of the Affordable ...

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Trump Slams Senate Democrats On Born Alive Bill: ‘One Of The Most Shocking Votes In The History Of Congress’

President Donald Trump reacted on Twitter Monday evening after the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act, which would have ensured that babies who survive abortions are given medical attention, failed to pass the Senate. “Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies ...

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Trump Announces Trade Summit With Chinese President Xi

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday to confirm reports that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a summit at Mar-a-Lago following successful trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials. “I am pleased to report that the U.S. has made substantial progress in our trade talks with China on important structural issues including intellectual property protection, technology transfer, ...

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Aid Shipments Cross Venezuelan Border As Maduro’s Soldiers Abandon Their Posts

The first shipment of humanitarian aid crossed the border from Brazil to Venezuela Saturday, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared, but getting aid to the people of Venezuela continues to be beyond difficult. “This is a great accomplishment, Venezuela!” Guaido wrote on Twitter Saturday. Guaido, a 35-year-old lawmaker and president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared himself the country’s interim leader ...

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Here’s What The State Department Does When An ISIS Fighter Says He’s A US Citizen And Wants To Come Back

At least 12 ISIS recruits went to the Middle East and returned to the U.S., according to The Washington Post. Nine of them were arrested and charged for terror-related crimes. Controversy is roiling over whether the Trump administration will allow the so-called “ISIS bride” Hoda Muthana back into the U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said Thursday that so-called “ISIS ...

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North Carolina Elections Board Unanimously Orders New Election In 9th Congressional District

North Carolina’s Board of Elections unanimously ordered a new election in the state’s 9th Congressional District due to “corruption” and “illegal activity… involving absentee ballots” after four days of hearings that drew to a close Thursday. The board decided that neither Republican Mark Harris nor Democrat Dan McCready gained victory in the 2018 midterm election after allegations that Harris campaign operatives ...

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Kamala Harris’s Dad Says Her Grandmothers Are ‘Turning In Their Grave’ Over Jamaican Heritage Pot Joke

Democratic 2020 presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris’s father called her out Friday for promoting a “fraudulent stereotype” when she joked about her Jamaican heritage influencing her decision to smoke pot in college during a Feb. 11 interview. Donald Harris, the California Democratic senator’s father, was not happy about how she portrayed her Jamaican roots and issued the following statement: My ...

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Trump Bringing Big Bargaining Chip To Next Summit With Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump could bring a big bargaining to his upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un: Officially ending the Korean War, which the U.S. has technically been involved in since 1950. Trump was the first U.S. president to meet with a North Korean leader when he and Kim held a one-on-one summit in Singapore in June. Trump is ...

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John Bolton Has A Menacing Message For Venezuela’s Military

National Security Adviser John Bolton shared a menacing message to Venezuela’s military on Twitter Tuesday evening as the country’s dictator Nicolas Maduro clings to power in the struggling socialist country. “Any actions by the Venezuelan military to condone or instigate violence against peaceful civilians at the Colombian and Brazilian borders will not be forgotten,” Bolton wrote on Twitter. “Leaders still ...

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