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Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week

Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week

President Donald Trump spent most of last week at his Bedminster golf club, where he sometimes retreats from the public eye. When he left Washington for New Jersey, we thought there was a chance it would be a quiet week in presidential dishonesty. Naturally, he made 84 false claims. That was his highest total in…MORE

Yes, Donald Trump really believes he is ‘the chosen one’

Yes, Donald Trump really believes he is ‘the chosen one’

In the midst of answering a question about the ongoing trade war with China on Wednesday, President Donald Trump turned from reporters, looked to heavens and proclaimed, “I am the chosen one.” He was, ostensibly, joking. The point he was trying to make is that past presidents should have dealt with the inequities in the…MORE

Endangered species threatened by new rule, lawsuit charges

Endangered species threatened by new rule, lawsuit charges

A coalition of environmental groups are taking the Trump administration to court over changes they say will weaken the Endangered Species Act. The administration’s rule — which updates regulations around the law credited with saving the bald eagle and grizzly bear from extinction — “undermines the fundamental purpose” of the law, the groups allege in…MORE

Ad spending surges as Democratic presidential candidates race to make debate cut

Ad spending surges as Democratic presidential candidates race to make debate cut

With the deadline fast approaching to qualify for the September debate stage, a handful of Democratic presidential candidates is on a spending spree to find donors and supporters who can help them meet the debate requirements. The stakes are high for lower-tier candidates, hoping to improve their political fortunes with a breakout moment in a…MORE

Fed officials sought rate flexibility amid conflicting economic signals, minutes show

Fed officials sought rate flexibility amid conflicting economic signals, minutes show

Minutes of the Fed’s July interest-rate setting policy meeting released Wednesday showed that central bankers are eager “to maintain optionality” when it comes to charting the course of future interest rate changes for the remainder of this year — and into 2020. The minutes will reinforce the message that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sent…MORE

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