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Trump imposes tariffs on all steel, aluminum imports; exempts Mexico and Canada for now

Thursday President Trump signed an order that imposes tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from all foreign countries, while carving out an exception for Canada and Mexico for now while North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations are under way. Continue reading →

Trump: ‘New and fair’ NAFTA pact only way to stop steel, aluminum tariffs

Monday President Trump signaled: ‘New and fair’ NAFTA pact only way to stop steel, aluminum tariffs that the only way he won’t slap new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is if a “new and fair” North American Free Trade Agreement is signed. Continue reading →

Kasich: Trump’s Tariff Call Will Bring Harmful Trade War

Sunday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, whose state has been hit hard by losses in the steel and aluminum industry, criticized President Donald Trump’s call for higher import tariffs on the materials, saying they could result in a trade war that will mean higher prices for consumers and job losses. Continue reading →

FedEx keeps NRA in discount program

Monday FedEx said it will keep the National Rifle Association in its discount program, despite what the company described as policy differences it has with the gun-rights group. Continue reading →

Georgia’s lieutenant gov blasts Delta for cutting ties with NRA; warns he will block legislation favoring airline

Monday Georgia’s lieutenant governor warned Delta that he will block any tax legislation that would benefit the airline unless it reverses its decision to sever ties with the National Rifle Association, warning that corporations cannot “attack conservatives” without consequences. Continue reading →

Trump fires up trade war rhetoric, threatens EU with tax on European cars

Saturday President Trump threatened the European Union with a tax on cars made in Europe, responding to E.U. pushback against his proposed steel and aluminum tariffs — the latest fiery rhetoric in a brewing trade war. Continue reading →

Trump Budget Asking for $120M to Develop Hypersonic Missiles

The US, having fallen behind China and Russia in hypersonic missile technology, is requesting $120 million in President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget to develop a missile which can strike anywhere in the world at speeds of 3,800 mph. Continue reading →

Price of Bullets Slowly Rises as Firearms Industry Struggles

For the last couple of weeks, shooting enthusiasts may have been paying more for bullets without realizing it. Vista Outdoor Inc., which owns a variety of firearms and ammunition companies, recently announced that it had increased the price of ammunition last month. Continue reading →

Trump budget aims to end automatic pay hikes for federal workers, make firings easier

Monday President Trump put underperforming federal workers on notice including in his $4 trillion budget plan a major overhaul for how hiring and firing is done in the D.C. bureaucracy. Following on Trump’s campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” the plan calls for several big changes. This includes ending automatic pay hikes that kick in “irrespective of performance,” changing retirement benefits and making it easier to fire bad employees and reward good ones. Continue reading →

Trump wants $1.5T infrastructure spending boost, cuts to red tape

Sunday an official at the White House revealed that the White House will unveil a plan to increase infrastructure spending by $1.5 trillion that relies heavily on state and local governments. Continue reading →