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Video || Trump Shakes Putin’s Hand for First Time as President

Later, they met formally. From the White House pool report of the “pool spray” before the meeting: US President Trump did not respond to repeated shouted questions about whether he would raise Russian election hacking. Russian President Putin and Trump sat next to each other in a pair of white chairs flanked by aides Speaking through a translator, Putin said they had spoken over the

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McConnell: From Rip Out O’Care “Roots and Branches” to Light Gardening

Well, the Washington Establishment is striking back. It truly would be one of the great examples of political fraud if Republicans got themselves elected to Congress on a vow to end Obamacare only to wuss out when the opportunity arose. Sen. Mitch McConnell, no doubt personally miffed that President Trump has interfered with his plans by suggesting to simply repeal Obamacare first and then see

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Video || Trump and Merkel Finally Shake Hands

Here they are, meeting in Germany. If you look closely at this video, which is a dumb thing to do but fun so I did it, it looks like she started to try to shake his hand a couple of times, thought better of it, and then finally went for it. Remember, last time, President Trump refused to shake her hand.

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Economy Generated 222,000 Jobs in June

That’s great, but honestly, not that much different from what we were seeing under Barack Obama. There were some positive signs, though they aren’t much. The labor force participation rate, at historic lows, moved up a bit and wage gains were modest, though they felt better due to decreasing inflation. From the Wall Street Journal: Nonfarm payrolls rose by a seasonally adjusted 222,000 from the

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