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Trump Establishes Manufacturing Advisory Group of Industry, Labor Leaders

President Donald Trump on Friday announced the creation of a 28-member Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, a group of business and labor leaders that the White House says will help advise “on how best to promote job growth and get Americans back to work again.”

How the Fed Might React to a Big Dose of Fiscal Stimulus

David Wessel: If Congress and President Donald Trump agree on tax cuts and spending increases and they take effect in the next year or so, the Fed is likely to raise rates more than it otherwise would.

Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S.-Mexico Rift, Trade Deals, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: President Donald Trump  participates in a meeting on trade and commerce at the White House at 8:30 a.m. He tapes his weekly address at 9:30 a.m. He holds a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the White House at 12:10 p.m., and they […]

Q&A: Trump’s Plan to Build a Barrier on U.S. Border With Mexico

Here are a few of the questions that will need to be answered about President Donald Trump's order to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

U.S. Trade Deficit With Mexico Represents a Complicated Picture

The trade deficit with Mexico is real, has gotten significantly larger over the years, and represents some very real economic pain in parts of the U.S. But the deficit also represents a complicated reading of an evolving economy.

Washington-Area Hotels Did Brisk Business at Trump Inaugural, Surpassing Obama in 2009

Hotels in the Washington, D.C., region did brisk business around Donald Trump’s inauguration, selling more total hotel rooms the evening before his swearing-in than the day before either of President ‘s inaugurals in 2009 and 2013. According to STR Global, a data and analytics company that tracks hotel bookings, about 91,000 hotel rooms in the […]

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Heads to Philadelphia

Trump Orders Mexican Border Wall | Orders Stir Concern Over Presidential Power Trump Set to Lay Out Plans for Safe Zones Inside Syria Protesters Follow Trump to Philadelphia Trump Faces Criticism Over Enhanced Interrogation? Trump Organization Names Washington Lawyer as Independent Ethics Adviser Seib Video: Will Trump Spark a Crisis With Mexico? TRUMP ORDERS MEXICAN […]

As Trump Eyes U.K. Trade Deal, U.S. Companies Launch New Business Group

U.S. business leaders are setting up a new council to defend American interests as the U.K. prepares to exit the European Union and negotiate a possible trade agreement with Washington.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Goes to Bat for Syria’s Assad

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii confirmed on Wednesday that she met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus last week as part of her campaign to shift U.S. policy toward the country's dictator.

Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Awaits Marching Orders

Attorney Michael Cohen is moving from being a top business lieutenant to serving in a personal capacity to President Donald Trump. That much he knows.

GOP Acknowledges It Won’t Meet Self-Imposed Deadline to Repeal Obamacare

Two days before Republicans’ self-imposed deadline for producing legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, GOP lawmakers acknowledged they were unlikely to meet it, in part because a sizable group of Republicans have balked at repealing the health care law without having a replacement in hand.

Text of Trump Executive Order on Immigration Enforcement

President Donald Trump issued two executive orders on Wednesday, including one calling for tighter enforcement of immigration laws within the U.S. Below is the text of the executive order on immigration enforcement.

Text of Trump Executive Order on Mexico Border Barrier

President Donald Trump issued two executive orders on Wednesday, including one calling for a large physical barrier on the border with Mexico. Here is the text of the executive order on the Mexico barrier.

Ethics Watchers Criticize Trump’s Picks for Conflicts Posts

The Trump Organization has tapped a Republican attorney and elevated a longtime company lawyer to ward off conflicts of interest between the family business and the Trump administration. The move drew criticism from ethics experts who challenged the picks' independence.

Quick Construction of a Border Wall Draws Scant Support from U.S. Public

Some of Donald Trump’s policy goals draw broad support from the American public, but a border wall is not one of them. In a WSJ/NBC News poll this month voters reject the wall 54% to 41%, and a border wall ranked next-to-last as a top priority for this year

Opponents Say Trump’s ‘Mexico City’ Abortion Policy Could Have Broader Reach

Opponents of the so-called Mexico City policy that prevents foreign aid organizations from receiving U.S. funds if they provide or offer information about abortions say the directive President Donald Trump issued this week could affect 15 times more funding than the policy did under previous Republican presidents.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump’s Plans for Border Wall, Pipelines

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: President Donald Trump meets with Chief of Staff Reince Priebus at 9:25 a.m., takes an official portrait at 11 a.m., visits the Department of Homeland Security at 1:25 p.m. to host a swearing-in ceremony for Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, and speaks with Gov. Phil Bryant […]

Government Agencies’ Communications Changeover Draws Trump Critics’ Fire

Some government agencies in the new Trump administration have initiated a pause on external communications, saying the change is necessary while the new government gets situated and formulates its policies.

Trump’s Claim of Massive Illegal Voting Gets Little Support From GOP Lawmakers

Congressional Republicans offered President Donald Trump little support Tuesday for repeating his unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegal immigrants cost him the popular vote in November. GOP leaders didn’t back Mr. Trump’s assertion, but nor did they chastise the president for telling senior lawmakers in a meeting Monday night that he would have won more […]

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Is ‘America Only,’ Not ‘America First’

Aaron David Miller: Based on his campaign rhetoric and key actions taken so far, Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy isn’t so much America first as it is America only. In following this pseudo-isolationist approach, the president may be undermining U.S. interests.

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