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Trump complains it is “disgusting” the press is “able to write whatever it wants”

1:56 pm Oct. 11, 2017

Still steamed at a series of recent stories about his White House from NBC News, President Donald Trump on Wednesday took aim at the TV network, wondering aloud about an investigation of the press, denouncing “Fake News,” and complaining about the media’s work on his administration in general.

“It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write,” the President said during a photo op

White House tries to turn lack of action on agenda back on Congress

9:21 pm Oct. 10, 2017

Not backing away from the President’s latest spat with a GOP Senator, the White House on Tuesday took square aim at the Congress, criticizing lawmakers for not passing legislation to overhaul the Obama health law, and urging fast action on a major tax reform bill, which Mr. Trump will press during a visit to Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

“The people of this country want tax cuts,” the President said during a photo

Trump-Corker spat only adds to GOP concerns about tax reform

8:47 pm Oct. 9, 2017

As lawmakers in Congress from both parties anxiously await the fine print of a major tax reform plan from Republicans, President Trump’s Sunday social media spat with a key GOP Senator was a reminder that the White House may be in a more precarious political situation when it comes to getting the votes for tax reform, than the recently failed effort on changes to the Obama health law.

“Count me out

Trump White House wants series of immigration enforcement steps in any DACA deal

6:52 am Oct. 9, 2017

The White House has put forward a series of markers for what President Donald Trump wants in any Congressional deal that involves legislative protections for illegal immigrant “Dreamers,” as Trump Administration officials made clear on Sunday night, that if the President is going to agree to shield those immigrants from deportation, then Mr. Trump wants some tougher anti-immigration measures in return from lawmakers.

“Now is the time for Congress to adopt

Trump tangles with GOP Senator on Twitter, raising more questions on GOP agenda

10:52 am Oct. 8, 2017

President Donald Trump on Sunday used Twitter to attack a Republican Senator who has raised the possibility of not supporting a GOP tax reform bill, saying Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) didn’t “have the guts” to run for re-election, prompting Corker to respond with a flame throwing social media jab of his own, further inflaming tensions within the Republican Party over the President’s agenda.

“It’s a shame the White House has become

Trump tangles with GOP Senator on Twitter, raising more questions on GOP agenda

10:52 am Oct. 8, 2017

President Donald Trump on Sunday used Twitter to attack a Republican Senator who has raised the possibility of not supporting a GOP tax reform bill, saying Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) didn’t “have the guts” to run for re-election, prompting Corker to respond with a flame throwing social media jab of his own, further inflaming tensions within the Republican Party over the President’s agenda.

“It’s a shame the White House has become

Looking behind the numbers of the September jobs report

10:48 am Oct. 6, 2017

As the Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy lost 33,000 jobs in the month of the September – possibly due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma – the numbers behind that new jobs report did not seem to indicate a broader negative outlook for the U.S. economy.

Here is some of what we learned:

1. This was the first monthly job loss since September 2010. Seven years.