Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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71% Entering Employment Came from Outside Labor Force Under Trump

71% Entering Employment Came from Outside Labor Force Under Trump

Americans are coming out of not just unemployment, but from out of the workforce entirely at a rate higher under President Donald Trump than under the previous administration, according to a Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) report out Tuesday.

Mike Pence in Colombia: ‘Nicolas Maduro Must Go’

Mike Pence in Colombia: ‘Nicolas Maduro Must Go’

Vice President Mike Pence joined several South American presidents in Colombia Monday, renewing President Donald Trump’s declaration that “all options are on the table” to remove Nicolas Maduro from power in Venezuela.

Cory Booker 2020 Headed to Vegas

Cory Booker 2020 Headed to Vegas

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker will make his first 2020 presidential campaign stop in Nevada this weekend.

Office of Government Ethics Fights Sec. Wilbur Ross Over $3,700

Office of Government Ethics Fights Sec. Wilbur Ross Over $3,700

The Office of Government Ethics that once defended Hillary Clinton has refused to certify Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ public financial disclosure report over a “de minimis” and corrected $3,700 in stock.

United States Trade Negotiators Heading to China

United States Trade Negotiators Heading to China

U.S. trade negotiators are making the trek back to China in waves starting February 11 for high-level talks ahead of the March 1 tariffs truce deadline.

CBS News Head David Rhodes Out

CBS News Head David Rhodes Out

After eight years, CBS News President David Rhodes is stepping down and will be replaced by CBS News executive Susan Zirinsky.

Hispanic Unemployment Lowest on Record

Hispanic Unemployment Lowest on Record

Hispanic December unemployment, at 4.4 percent, hit the lowest point since tracking the measure began in the United States.

Fed Chief: 2018 Best Year Since Financial Crisis

Fed Chief: 2018 Best Year Since Financial Crisis

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared 2018 the “best year since the financial crisis” after revealing a late 2018 quarter percent rate hike Wednesday.

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates 1/4 Point

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates 1/4 Point

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday afternoon, less than a week before Christmas, that the Fed will raise interest rates a quarter of a point to 2.5 percent.

PHOTOS: First Lady Melania Trump Embraces Children at Toys for Tots Drive

PHOTOS: First Lady Melania Trump Embraces Children at Toys for Tots Drive

First lady Melania Trump joined military children and their families and donated 100 books Tuesday at a Toys for Tots drive at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Mrs. Trump gave brief remarks before joining the children in sorting donated gifts and making Christmas cards to be sent off along with the gifts.

Mike Pence: Election Choice Is Results or Resistance 

Mike Pence: Election Choice Is Results or Resistance 

Vice President Mike Pence made the case on election day that voters must choose between the results brought about by President Trump and Republicans, or those who will reverse that progress.

Marsha Blackburn Hits Phil Bredesen over Sexual Harassment Shredding

Marsha Blackburn Hits Phil Bredesen over Sexual Harassment Shredding

Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn hit Democrat Phil Bredesen Wednesday night with accusations that he shielded friends from allegations of sexual harassment while claims nearly doubled during his time as governor of Tennessee.

Clintons Haunt Democrats in Midterms

Clintons Haunt Democrats in Midterms

Democrat midterm candidates closely associated with Bill and Hillary Clinton face possible hurdles as Republicans invoke their opponents' associations to the former president and failed 2016 presidential candidate as well as their record low favorability.

Donald Trump to U.N.: OPEC 'Ripping Off the Rest of the World'

Donald Trump to U.N.: OPEC 'Ripping Off the Rest of the World'

President Donald Trump proclaimed as he spoke to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday that he does not like that “OPEC and OPEC nations are, as usual, ripping off the rest of the world.

Ted Cruz: Beto O’Rourke Voted 67 Times to Keep Obamacare

Ted Cruz: Beto O’Rourke Voted 67 Times to Keep Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz called for keeping pre-existing condition coverage during Friday night’s debate while slamming Democrat opponent Rep. Beto O’Rourke for voting to keep Obamacare despite rising insurance premiums.

WSJ: Trump to Issue $200B More Tariffs on China

WSJ: Trump to Issue $200B More Tariffs on China

President Donald Trump is making plans to implement additional tariffs of $200 billion on Chinese imports his administration has been considering for months, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal.

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