Michigan business groups oppose proposed border tax

Michigan business organizations want to put the brakes on a section of the GOP tax reform plan that would tax goods imported into the country, arguing that the measure could burden import-dependent companies such as car makers. A study released this month by Freedom Partners, a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute, found that Michigan would be ground zero in terms of […]

  • Donald Trump has spent 97 days in constant motion. But what has he actually done?

    If he’s not tweeting about something or hosting members of Congress at the White House, he’s huddled with a foreign leader at Mar-a-Lago or putting his John Hancock on some executive action or order. Or boasting about how much he’s gotten done. “No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days,” Trump said earlier this month. The truth is […]

  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was once an advocate for NAFTA

    One of the most public faces of Donald Trump’s administration once argued that the failure of the United States to uphold its obligations under the North American Free Trade Agreement would hurt American workers. The Trump administration this week imposed a tariff on lumber from Canada, a NAFTA partner, and has said it will withdraw from the trade agreement if […]

  • Congress eyes stopgap to avert shutdown, as health care bill gains steam

    House lawmakers have filed a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown this weekend, as lawmakers juggle talks on a longer-term budget deal and a potential revival of ObamaCare replacement legislation. The short-term “continuing resolution” would fund the government through May 5, under current funding levels. “I am optimistic that a final funding package will be completed soon. It […]

  • Pentagon probes Trump’s ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments

    The Pentagon inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, accepted money from foreign entities without the required approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday. The new probe compounds the legal problems Flynn faces for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the state-run Russia Today […]

  • GOP’s health care push tests Democratic resistance

    Washington (CNN)The most conservative congressmen in the country were a major roadblock in President Donald Trump’s first push to replace Obamacare. Now, a second attempt’s fate is in the hands of a moderate Republican faction — putting to the test the power of Democratic resistance. Progressives have protested at those Republicans’ town halls, marched through major cities and filled lawmakers’ […]

  • Donald Trump warns of ‘major, major conflict’ with North Korea

    US president says he wants to seek a diplomatic solution to crisis in Korea and reveals China is helping to pressure Kim Jong-un Donald Trump has said that a “major conflict” was possible with North Korea though he would prefer to solve the standoff over the country’s nuclear and missile programme through diplomacy. Trump’s warning on Thursday came towards the […]

  • Trump, Argentine President Macri hold White House talks

    President Donald Trump welcomed Argentine President Mauricio to the White House for talks on Thursday and said they’ll end up being “great friends, better than ever before.” Trump puts great stock in the relationships he’s building with his foreign counterparts, and has spoken extensively in recent weeks about the “chemistry” he says he built with Chinese President Xi Jinping after […]