Does Trump Deserve Credit for Strong Economic Numbers?

News and analysis from the WSJ’s Washington bureau Source: Wall Street Journal (mouthpiece of the Chamber of Commerce)

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Here are the people closest to Trump who might doubt his mental fitness

The president tweeted about his mental prowess on Saturday, but there is a shortlist of people near Trump’s inner circle who have voiced doubts. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Trump’s voter commission is dead, but critics worry its mission may live on

The president wants Homeland Security to look at the panel’s work and “determine next courses of action.” Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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9 nicknames Trump has called his rivals

President Trump gives unflattering nicknames to people who anger him. Here are nine of them. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Trump boasts that he’s a ‘very stable genius’ amid questions over his mental fitness

In an early-morning tweetstorm after questions of his mental fitness in a new book, the president said he is a “very stable genius.” During a short and wide-ranging news briefing at Camp David, Trump referred to the author as a “fraud.” Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Stephen Miller to face off against CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday

(link to post) White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller is set to make a return to television on Sunday. Miller has largely been kept out of the spotlight since a heated exchange with CNN’s Jim Acosta over immigration figures — a performance that was cheered by conservatives. But Miller is slated to reemerge tomorrow…

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Did the latest jobs report just give Republicans an opening to win over black voters?

The unemployment rate for black Americans hit a record low in December. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Trump’s tweets rattle the globe, but aides say North Korea policy is carefully calibrated

As the United States pursues a “maximum pressure” strategy with North Korea, Trump’s unpredictable missives cause concern for policymakers. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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What does Trump want out of the negotiation on DACA?

The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe takes a look at President Trump’s demands in the negotiation over a program shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Author Wolff revels in White House criticism of tell-all book

The book paints Trump as unprepared for the presidency and his aides as concerned about his fitness for office. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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