'Strong economy through 2020': Trump advisers insist recession is not coming | Business

‘Strong economy through 2020’: Trump advisers insist recession is not coming | Business

Donald Trump’s chief trade advisers insisted on Sunday the US is not facing a recession which markets appear to fear and which could cost the president dearly at the polls next year. Speaking to ABC’s This Week, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro defended US policy, predicted a “strong economy through 2020” and disputed the […]

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'Rigging the game': Stacey Abrams kicks off campaign to fight voter suppression | US news

‘Rigging the game’: Stacey Abrams kicks off campaign to fight voter suppression | US news

Stacey Abrams is a potential Democratic nominee for vice-president in 2020. She is also now the leader of a national campaign against voter suppression and intimidation which she launched on Saturday in Georgia, where last year she lost a controversial race for governor. The former Georgia House minority leader kicked off Fair Fight 2020 at […]

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Trump's Statue of Bigotry is not Cuccinelli's first neo-Confederate assault | Sidney Blumenthal | Opinion

Trump’s Statue of Bigotry is not Cuccinelli’s first neo-Confederate assault | Sidney Blumenthal | Opinion

Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), is an aspiring literary critic as well as a revisionist historian. After issuing new draconian policies discriminating against poor immigrants resembling his Italian ancestors, he decided to show off the far-ranging interests of his multifaceted mind with his reinterpretation of the poem engraved […]

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Rashida Tlaib indicates she will not go ahead with Israel visit – live | US news

Rashida Tlaib indicates she will not go ahead with Israel visit – live | US news

2.32pm BST14:32 Tlaib said last night after a town hall in her Michigan district that she thought Israel had made a “huge error” in blocking her entry to the country. TIME (@TIME) “This is a country that has just made a huge error, I believe.” Rep. Rashida Tlaib reacts to Israel’s travel ban on her […]

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Republican party condemns Steve King – but where's the outrage over Trump? | US news

Republican party condemns Steve King – but where’s the outrage over Trump? | US news

Republican leaders piled on quickly following the latest outrageous remarks by Steve King, the longtime Iowa congressman and perceived bigot whom the party has been trying, unsuccessfully, to shake off its pant leg for months. On Wednesday, King offered a defense of sorts of rape and incest, questioning whether, without the historical persistence of those […]

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John Hickenlooper expected to drop out of Democratic 2020 race – live

John Hickenlooper expected to drop out of Democratic 2020 race – live

Ex-governor reportedly discussed entering Colorado Senate race O’Rourke to return to campaign trail with speech in El Paso Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.04pm BST Trump has weighed in on Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar’s planned trip to Israel, encouraging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to block the progressive […]

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Republican Steve King: if not for incest and rape 'would there be any population left?' | US news

Republican Steve King: if not for incest and rape ‘would there be any population left?’ | US news

Republican congressman Steve King has tried to defend a proposal for absolutist abortion restrictions on Wednesday by saying that without rape and incest the human race might long since have disappeared. “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest?” King […]

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Stacey Abrams says she's open to being vice-president for 'any nominee' – live | US news

Stacey Abrams says she’s open to being vice-president for ‘any nominee’ – live | US news

The top U.S. diplomat and former CIA director, who served as a congressman in Kansas’s 4th district from 2011-2017, has until June to enter the race. Pompeo has given mixed signals about his intentions. In a July interview with David Rubenstein at the Economic Club of Washington, he said: ‘It’s off the table. As a […]

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Trump policy to penalise green card applicants who use public benefits – live | US news

Trump policy to penalise green card applicants who use public benefits – live | US news

The policy will take effect in about two months, according to a filing of the policy in the Federal Register. The proposed version of the rule was released in September, and it received thousands of public comments online, many of which were critical of the policy. … The Immigration and Nationality Act has long allowed […]

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There are reasons to be cheerful. These are the dying days of a rancid old order | Will Hutton | Opinion

There are reasons to be cheerful. These are the dying days of a rancid old order | Will Hutton | Opinion

Don’t despair. We may be living through an attempted rightwing revolution, but its foundations are rotten. There may be a counter-revolution, as there is after every revolution, and it will be built on much firmer ground. The charlatans may be in control in both Britain and the US, but their time is limited. Their programmes […]

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