Trump 2020

Trump 2020

U.S. unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years

U.S. unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid by 9,500 to 248,250, lowest since late August. […]

Democrats’ best hope for 2020: Oprah

Democrats’ best hope for 2020: Oprah

On Sunday night’s “60 Minutes,” a panel of Michigan voters spent 20 minutes discussing their political differences on screen. It was a moving segment and a powerful one, but it wasn’t all that novel if you’ve been paying attention to the political divide over the past year. The power came not really from what the […]

Trump Dumps Do-Nothing Congress

Trump Dumps Do-Nothing Congress

Donald Trump is president today because he was seen as a doer not a talker. Among the most common compliments paid him in 2016 was, “At least he gets things done!” And it was exasperation with a dithering GOP Congress, which had failed to enact his or its own agenda, that caused Trump to pull […]

Trump approval at 45%, GOP base ‘steady’ at 76 percent, independents returning

Trump approval at 45%, GOP base ‘steady’ at 76 percent, independents returning

President Trump’s approval rating is on the rise, thanks to “steady” support from Republican voters, his base that some have suggested are abandoning the White House. Both Rasmussen Reports and Zogby Analytics put the president’s approval rating at 45 percent. The latest Zogby Analytics survey said that more than three-quarters of Republicans are sticking with the president. […]

Could Trump Really Be Draining the Swamp?

Could Trump Really Be Draining the Swamp?

The Senate still hasn’t voted on ObamaCare reform, U.S. workers are still waiting for tax cuts to drive economic growth and President of the United States Donald Trump is trading insults with the co-hosts of an MSNBC talk show. Yet Mr. Trump appears to be making progress in what might have seemed the most difficult […]

On infrastructure, Trump is using a machete to cut through red tape and regulations

On infrastructure, Trump is using a machete to cut through red tape and regulations

Last week, President Trump unveiled details on his forthcoming infrastructure plan. His vision is remarkably different from his predecessor’s. The forthcoming transportation modernization plan from the administration would, among other things, leverage private sector capital and expertise for projects, foster innovation in transportation solutions, and launch a skill-based apprenticeship initiative. One of the most important […]

Trump promises high paying jobs with new apprenticeship order

Trump promises high paying jobs with new apprenticeship order

  President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday to expand apprenticeship programs in an effort to close the skills gap weighing on businesses and workers in the nation’s labor market. “We’re empowering these companies, these unions … to go out and create new apprenticeships for millions of our citizens … [to] place students into great jobs […]

Trump Administration Plans Summer Announcement of Wall Prototypes

Trump Administration Plans Summer Announcement of Wall Prototypes

President Donald Trump’s administration plans to announce design finalists for his “big beautiful wall” soon. The announcement will take place sometime in the summer of this year, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson. It will include four to eight designs for wall “prototypes” to be constructed in San Diego. The exact date and […]

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