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Trump’s Labor Department Rewrites Obama Rule On Guaranteed Overtime Pay

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The Labor Department proposed a rule Thursday that would expand guaranteed overtime pay laws over roughly 1.1 million workers. The rule would raise the threshold of overtime pay protection from workers making under $23,660 a year to workers making $35,308 a year, regardless of whether they are paid salary or by the hour, Politico reports. Former President Barack Obama’s administration ...

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Trump To Top CEOs: We Still Want Legal Immigrants To Work In The US

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President Donald Trump made clear that, while he has made curbing illegal immigration a top priority for his administration, he still adamantly supports legal immigration in order to support the country’s growing economy. “We want to have a very strong border, but we’re going to have a lot of people coming in. A lot of people don’t understand that.  They ...

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Trump Weighs In After DNC Says Fox News Can’t Host Primary Debate

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President Donald Trump weighed in on Twitter Wednesday hours after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced it is not allowing Fox News to host any Democratic presidential debates this election cycle, citing the network’s alleged “inappropriate relationship” with the president. “Democrats just blocked Fox News from holding a debate,” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “Good, then I think I’ll do ...

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Trump Says Senate Vote On Border Wall Emergency Funding Isn’t About ‘Constitutionality’

President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday that a Senate vote to terminate his national emergency for border wall funding is not about “constitutionality” but about “desperately needed” border security. “Senate Republicans are not voting on constitutionality or precedent, they are voting on desperately needed Border Security [and] the Wall,” Trump wrote. “Our Country is being invaded with Drugs, Human Traffickers, ...

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President Trump to Attend Workforce Policy Board Meeting Wednesday [audio]

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President Donald Trump will attend the first meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Wednesday afternoon. The American Workforce Policy Advisory Board is co-chaired by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and is made up of 25 members outside of the Federal Government representing the world’s leading companies, academics and elected leaders. This ...

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Watch: President Trump Signs Order to End Veteran Suicide

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President Trump participates in a signing ceremony for an Executive Order on the “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide.” The order creates a new high-level task force on preventing veterans suicide which will include new community outreach grants aimed at former service members and expanded projects across a host of government agencies to coordinate research and prevention efforts. ...

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New WSJ Poll Suggests Trump’s Attacks On Socialism Could Gain Traction Ahead Of 2020

Only a scant few number of Americans view socialism in a favorable light, according to a Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday. The poll numbers come as President Donald Trump and the Republican Party continues painting Democrats as socialists ahead of the 2020 election. Only 18 percent of all Americans say they view socialism positively, while 50 percent view it ...

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Watch: President Trump Speaks at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference

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President Donald Trump speaks at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday. If you’d like to see all of CPAC see the CPAC Live Stream). President Trump is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. EST. Watch the Live Stream: Content created by Conservative Daily News is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit our syndication page for details.

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Watch: President Trump Delivers Remarks to Troops in Anchorage, Alaska – 2/28/19 [video+transcript]

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the military at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday morning. The president made the stop on his return from a bilateral summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Watch: Transcript THE PRESIDENT: Wow. Thank you very much. So, we’re coming in and we’re landing and I say, “You know, I have ...

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Trump Sends Strong Warning To Republicans Who Would Defy Him On National Emergency

President Donald Trump had strong words for Republicans in Congress who plan to vote against his national emergency declaration Thursday, saying a vote against him would put them in “great jeopardy.” President Trump made the statement in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity which is set to be broadcast Thursday evening, according to The Washington Post. Trump’s national ...

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Nearly 40,000 Visa Applications Were Denied In 2018 Thanks To Trump Travel Ban

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President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban of mostly Muslim-majority countries led to over 37,000 visa applications getting denied in 2018. The “2017 Executive Order on Immigration” was cited as the reason for the denial of 15,384 immigrant visa applications and another 21,645 non-immigrant visa applications in 2018. The State Department confirmed that the 2017 Executive Order refers to the president’s ...

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Goodbye Vietnam: No deal reached between Trump and Kim [full video of press conference]

President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea went their separate ways today without a deal on denuclearization, and as such, much of anything else. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the two leaders, “had very good and constructive meetings in Hanoi, Vietnam” and that they “discussed various ways to advance denuclearization and economic driven concepts.” ...

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Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Agenda Is Breaking Russia’s Grip On Poland

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Natural gas from the U.S. is flooding Polish markets as the European country seeks to loosen Russia’s grip on its energy security, The New York Times reports. Russia supplies roughly half of Poland’s fuel, but contracts spanning decades that Poland’s state-owned gas giant PGNiG has recently signed with American companies could displace all of Russia’s supply. U.S.-based companies Cheniere Energy, ...

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Watch: Trump and Kim Appear Optimistic During Press Event Ahead of Summit

President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea sat down for a press event just ahead of a social dinner Wednesday night. The large number of cameras make it difficult at times, but both leaders expressed optimism for the summit which officially kicks off on Thursday. “We had a successful first summit,” President Trump said. “I think this ...

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Trump Administration Calls Out Cuba’s So-Called Referendum

On February 24, the Cuban communist regime held what it called a “national referendum” on revisions to its constitution that should fool no one. The vote achieves little beyond perpetuating the pretext for regime’s one-party dictatorship. This entire process has been marked by carefully managed political theater and repression of public debate. The new constitution primarily affirms the Communist Party’s ...

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