Trump lashes out at former top aide, calling him a 'nut job' – live | Business

Trump lashes out at former top aide, calling him a ‘nut job’ – live | Business

That’s up from 25% in a survey taken in February. Only 2% of those polled expect a recession to begin this year, while 38% predict that it will occur in 2020. […] The economists have previously expressed concern that Trump’s tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually dampen the economy. The Trump administration has imposed […]

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Joe Biden is not an exciting candidate. That's why he is doing well | Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti | Opinion

Joe Biden is not an exciting candidate. That’s why he is doing well | Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti | Opinion

Despite a seemingly unending series of gaffes and unimpressive performances in the two Democratic primary debates so far, Joe Biden retains a solid lead in almost all polls. He’s been consistently between 10 to 20 percentage points ahead of his main rivals nationally and also enjoys comfortable margins in Iowa and New Hampshire. By most […]

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John Delaney draws 11 people to 2020 event – does he truly think he can win? | US news

John Delaney draws 11 people to 2020 event – does he truly think he can win? | US news

John Delaney has poured a staggering $24m of his own money into running for president. He has been campaigning for the White House for more than two years, and in that time has held more than 200 events in Iowa. On one recent Thursday morning, these efforts translated into a grand total of 11 people […]

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Trump confirms he is considering attempt to buy Greenland | World news

Trump confirms he is considering attempt to buy Greenland | World news

Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering an attempt to buy Greenland for strategic reasons, though he said the idea is “not No1 on the burner”. Trump’s interest was reported this week – and greeted with widespread hilarity. The government of Greenland, a semi-autonomous Danish territory, insisted it was not for sale. Nonetheless, on Sunday […]

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O’Rourke: El Paso shooting makes clear the ‘real consequence’ of Trump racism | US news

O’Rourke: El Paso shooting makes clear the ‘real consequence’ of Trump racism | US news

The deaths of 22 people in the El Paso shooting earlier this month made clear “the real consequence and cost of Donald Trump”, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said on Sunday. “From the outset of this campaign,” the Texan told NBC’s Meet the Press, “even before this campaign, I talked about how dangerous President Trump’s […]

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'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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Buttigieg: opposition to gay marriage will 'wash away' among black Americans | US news

Buttigieg: opposition to gay marriage will ‘wash away’ among black Americans | US news

Opposition to gay marriage among African Americans will “start to wash away”, Pete Buttigieg said on Sunday, when such voters “struggling to get on to right side of history” see he will work in their interests. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, spoke to CNN’s State of the Union from Georgetown, South Carolina, a crucial […]

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Portland sees far-right and counter-protesters take to streets – video | US news

Portland sees far-right and counter-protesters take to streets – video | US news

Oregon city saw its largest far-right demonstration of the Trump era on Saturday, as 500 rightwingers travelled from around the country to march back and forth across the city’s bridges, and briefly occupy a patch of its waterfront. City authorities succeeded in preventing head-on confrontations between the demonstration and a much larger counter-protest. Police said […]

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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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