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Republican Romney says he is 'sickened' by Trump's behavior during Russia probe

Apr 19 2019

WASHINGTON Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Friday he was "sickened" by the dishonesty of U.S. President Donald Trump and people around him as portrayed in a report on Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election.

White House's Kudlow supports Fed's Powell and Cain nomination

Apr 11 2019

WASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday he has confidence in Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell but that President Donald Trump intends to proceed with plans to name a controversial partisan to the U.S. central bank's board of governors.

Trump says he will have to call up more military at U.S.-Mexico border

Apr 10 2019

SAN ANTONIO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have to mobilize more of the military at the U.S. border with Mexico after listening to stories about migrants crossing the border from people attending a Republican fundraiser. | Video

Trump signs orders targeting states' power to slow energy projects

Apr 10 2019

CROSBY, Texas/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed two executive orders in the heart of the Texas energy hub on Wednesday targeting the power of states to delay natural gas, coal and oil projects as he looks to build support ahead of next year's election.

Trump seen leaning hard on new Homeland Security chief over border

Apr 09 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's new acting chief of Homeland Security will be under pressure to implement legally dubious solutions to an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border - policies that his predecessor either could not, or would not, deliver. | Video

Trump praises Egypt's Sisi despite concerns about human rights, Russian arms

Apr 09 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump praised his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as a "great president" on Tuesday, even as a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers raised concerns about Sisi's record on human rights, efforts to keep him in office for many years and planned Russian arms purchases.

Trump says U.S.-China trade deal may be reached in four weeks

Apr 05 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States and China were close to a trade deal that could be announced within four weeks, while warning Beijing that it would be difficult to allow trade to continue without a pact. | Video

Trump threatens car import tariffs in new warning to Mexico

Apr 04 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to impose tariffs on car imports from Mexico unless it does more to stop illegal migrants and drug trafficking, his latest warning to America's southern neighbor to tighten border security. | Video

Trump says China trade talks going well, will only accept 'great' deal

Apr 04 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that trade talks with China were going well and he would only accept a "great" deal as negotiators hammered out differences ahead of a meeting between Trump and China's vice premier later in the day.

White House's Kudlow says U.S.-China talks making progress, could extend

Apr 04 2019

WASHINGTON Trade talks between the United States and China made "good headway" last week in Beijing and the two sides aim to bridge differences during talks that could extend beyond three days this week, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.

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