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Workers who attended Trump's speech were told they had to go, use paid time off or receive no pay

Workers who attended President Donald Trump's speech Tuesday at a Pennsylvania petrochemical plant were told they would have to use some of their paid time off, or receive no pay at all for the day, if they did not show up for the event.

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:40:53 GMT
Aides got Trump to delay tariffs by telling President it could 'ruin Christmas'

As President Donald Trump's trade advisers were searching last week for a strategy to forestall his threatened tariffs on China, they struck upon a novel approach: appeal to his Christmas cheer.

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:54:03 GMT
Five of the world's biggest economies are at risk. Here's where the US stands

Fears of a brewing global recession were renewed this week as markets whipsawed over President Donald Trump's trade war with China as well as disappointing economic data from both Germany and China.

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:33:41 GMT
'I should be on a plane to see her': Tlaib emotional after decision not to visit grandmother in West Bank

Rep. Rashida Tlaib got emotional Friday following her announcement that she would not visit the West Bank to see her 90-year-old grandmother "potentially for the last time" after Israel ultimately reversed its decision to bar the congresswoman from the region.

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:23:24 GMT
Ken Cuccinelli has talked about undocumented immigrants as 'invaders' since at least 2007

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, was a founding member of a group more than a decade ago that described undocumented immigrants as "foreign invaders" responsible for "serious infectious diseases, drug running, gang violence, human trafficking, terrorism."

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:00:15 GMT
Analysis: Younger Democratic black voters aren't as interested in Biden. Here's why

First things first: The theme song of the week is the Boy Meets World closing credits.

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:40:27 GMT
Steve King defends comments on abortion, rape and incest at town hall

Republican Rep. Steve King clashed with constituents as he defended several of his controversial comments on abortion and immigration during a Saturday town hall in his hometown of Storm Lake, Iowa.

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:09:03 GMT
NYT: Obama told Biden he didn't have to run in 2020

The New York Times reports that former President Barack Obama cautioned former Vice President Joe Biden against running in the 2020 presidential election, saying, "you don't have to do this, Joe, you really don't."

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:20:58 GMT
White House moving forward with plan to cancel foreign aid, teeing up fight with Congress

The Trump administration is expected to put forward a plan to cancel billions of dollars in foreign aid funding by the end of this week, a senior administration official told CNN on Friday, teeing up a fight between the White House and Congress over the rarely used and controversial move known as rescission.

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 00:35:16 GMT
FCC proposes new 3-digit number as Suicide Prevention Hotline

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988.

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:54:45 GMT
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