The Trump Zone: Consistency on NAFTA

In a pair of tweets on Thursday, President Trump described his reasons for warning the leaders of Canada and Mexico that the United States was considering pulling out of the trilateral trade agreement with its North American partners, only to change tactic a few hours later and agree to negotiate a better deal.

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Congress risk voters’ wrath by stonewalling on border wall

Few in Congress seem inclined to provide the necessary funds for President Trump’s border wall in the upcoming budget bill.

One of then-candidate Donald Trump’s famous promises on the campaign trail was to build a “big, beautiful, powerful wall” on America’s southern border. He even once, albeit facetiously, branded his wall the “Great Wall of Trump.”

But now Trump is facing a somewhat surprising roadblock — a GOP-controlled Congress.

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Who will Trump appoint next to the Supreme Court? Beware of Sri Srinivasan.

Trump supporters knew early on that they were not voting for an ideologue. But they did have an expectation that he would appoint judges to the U.S. Supreme Court who held a certain ideological bent – that is, conservative. And, in fact, he promised them as much. But there is one judge that could jeopardize that hope.

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Democrats who oppose Gorsuch face a losing battle

“You know better.”

Those were the reprimanding words spoken by former Vice President Joe Biden to Republican senators who opposed Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s “lame duck” nominee to the Supreme Court.

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