Trump predicts trade concessions from China despite rising tensions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump predicted on Sunday that China would take down its trade barriers, expressing optimism despite escalating trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies that have roiled global markets in the past week.

Trump condemns Putin, ‘Animal Assad’ after Syria chemical attack

President Trump on Sunday condemned a Saturday chemical attack in Syria and criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran for backing Syrian President Bashar al Assad, who Mr. Trump called an “animal.” “Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown …

Steny Hoyer eyes House speaker after years in Nancy Pelosi’s shadow

WASHINGTON — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is not welcome in Trump country, which was probably one reason another top Democrat – her long-term rival Steny Hoyer – was zipping through Republican-friendly corners of western Wisconsin this past week. Hoyer, the Maryland centrist and perpetual leader-in-waiting in the House of Representatives, …

Trump says China will take down trade barriers

President Trump on Sunday predicted a “great future” for both China and the U.S. amid an escalating trade dispute, saying China would take down its trade barriers because it’s “the right thing to do.” “President Xi and I will always be friends, no matter what happens with our dispute on …

Fresno, California IRS processing center targeted in road rage incident

FRESNO, Calif. — Police say a 25-year-old man has been arrested after ramming two gates at an Internal Revenue Service processing center in Fresno in an apparent road rage incident. The Fresno Bee reports the man followed a woman’s car into the center Friday morning after police say he believed …

Obama, George W. Bush deployed National Guard to border before Trump

HOUSTON — Since he launched his run for president, Donald Trump has said things about immigrants and the U.S.-Mexico border that no other U.S. president has. But now he’s reached directly into his predecessors’ playbook by sending in the National Guard. When former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama …

Bill Maher backs Laura Ingraham in David Hogg feud

Fox News host Laura Ingraham has picked up support from an unexpected source: liberal talk show host Bill Maher. Maher said on his show late Friday that even though Fox News host Laura Ingraham has been “a deliberately terrible person, saying horrible things,” young gun safety advocates have to expect …