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Trump at 100: The Positive Reviews

'Rousing success,' a 'sea change,' and 'pretty close to perfect' are what some are saying

(Newser) - The first 100 days are just about under President Trump's belt, and there's plenty being said online about his performance—and much of that analysis is enthusiastically positive. Some of the standouts in that category: (Or click here to see a roundup of negative reviews .)
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Trump Won't Be Thrilled With His First GDP Numbers

It grew by 0.7% from January through March, slowest in 3 years

(Newser) - The US economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending, the AP reports. The result repeats a pattern that has characterized the recovery: lackluster beginnings to the year. The gross domestic product, the total output of goods and services,... More »

If Trump Succeeds, He'll Have Clueless Democrats to Thank

Peggy Noonan says president has gotten lucky with his enemies

(Newser) - Peggy Noonan isn't sure whether Donald Trump will wind up being a successful president, but if he does it might be due in part to what she sees as a stroke of good luck for him: clueless Democratic enemies. As she writes in the Wall Street Journal , top Democrats... More »

Trump: 'Major Conflict' With N. Korea Possible

Tillerson says Kim Jong Un 'isn't insane'

(Newser) - President Trump says he wants to resolve America's differences with Pyongyang peacefully—but there is the chance we "could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea." Trump tells Reuters that the country is currently his biggest international worry. Asked whether he considers Kim Jong... More »

Trump Says He Thought Being President 'Would Be Easier'

'I loved my previous life,' he says

(Newser) - President Trump has been the most powerful person in the world for almost 100 days, and he seems to be finding it kind of a drag, according to a Reuters interview. "I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump said in what Reuters describes... More »

Here's What Trump Tweets About the Most

Jobs and the 'New York Times' are common themes in the first 100 days

(Newser) - Stories about President Trump's first 100 days in office are inescapable this week, and Vocativ is out with an interesting take: a detailed look at his first 444 tweets. It's probably no surprise that @WhiteHouse is the account mentioned most often, but in second place is @newyorktimes (usually... More »

Simpsons' Take on Trump's First 100 Days Isn't So Kind

Particularly to Sean Spicer

(Newser) - It opens with a scene involving Sean Spicer and a noose, and it's pretty much downhill from there. The Simpsons on Wednesday released a 96-second clip that weighs in on President Trump's first 100 days in office, with Mashable calling the show's take "scathing." The... More »

Trump Not Pulling Out of NAFTA 'at This Time'

He says he's going to renegotiate trade pact

(Newser) - President Trump will not be adding "scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement" to his list of accomplishments in his first 100 days. After reports that Trump was planning an executive order for US withdrawal from NAFTA, the White House issued a statement Wednesday evening saying Trump has "... More »

Trump Tax Plan Cuts Top Tax Rate to 35%

It would also reduce number of brackets from 7 to 3

(Newser) - The White House on Wednesday began laying out President Trump's tax plan, which calls for sharp cuts for businesses and individuals. The administration says the cuts will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America's middle class, though lawmakers were worried about ballooning federal deficits. Much... More »

Trump, Trudeau Talk, and Readouts Are Very Different

Meanwhile, one site thinks US will go after Canadian wine next

(Newser) - The United States is in an escalating dispute with ... Canada? The two nations have been clashing over trade policy in regard to the lumber and dairy industries, with the US slapping tariffs on timber from its second-largest trading partner and President Trump sounding off on what he views as unfair... More »

Trump's Own Words Haunt Him on Sanctuary Ruling

Judge cites his public comments in temporarily freezing order

(Newser) - President Trump went after what appears to be his least favorite court in the nation Wednesday in the wake of a setback on his sanctuaries cities executive order. In a series of tweets , Trump complained about the Ninth Circuit federal court, which previously froze his travel ban. "Does everyone... More »

Trump's Feud With Canada Could Cost US Homebuyers

Trudeau warns about 'thickening' border

(Newser) - President Trump's new tough-on-Canada stance is causing headaches for industries on both sides of the border and could end up hurting American homebuyers, analysts say. The president slapped new tariffs of up to 24% on Canadian lumber imports this week and while this will give American producers a boost,... More »

Trump Plans Big Increase in Standard Tax Deduction

'Border adjustment tax' is history, sources say

(Newser) - Another detail of President Trump's tax overhaul plan has surfaced ahead of the expected Wednesday announcement, and it will be probably be a popular one: Sources tell the Washington Post that Trump plans a hefty increase in the standard deduction people can claim on their tax returns. White House... More »

Trump Pushes Huge Tax Cut, but There's One Big Problem

GOP lawmakers worried about the deficit may not play along

(Newser) - President Trump promises to outline his tax proposals on Wednesday, and the big headline in advance is that he wants to cut the corporate tax rate dramatically from 35% to 15% even if that raises the national debt. Here's a look at the ramifications, along with other aspects of... More »

Trump Willing to Delay Fight Over Border Wall Funding

White House 'confident' shutdown can be avoided

(Newser) - Saturday will be President Trump's 100th day in office and his administration seems confident that the day won't feature a government shutdown , despite disagreements over funding for his border wall. Trump told conservative journalists at a White House reception Monday evening that he is willing to delay the... More »

US Nuclear Sub Arrives in South Korea

No sign of nuke test on important date for Pyongyang

(Newser) - A US guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the US, Japan, and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. Though experts thought a nuclear test or ballistic missile launch might happen, the morning came and... More »

Feds Delete Blog Post Promoting Mar-a-Lago

They say the intention was to 'inform the public'

(Newser) - The State Department appears to have axed a controversial blog post that sung the praises of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago private estate in Florida. The page , which was strongly criticized by ethics experts, now states "the intention of the article was to inform the public about where the president... More »

Trump Will Order Review of Bears Ears, Other Monuments

He will also sign an executive order aimed at expanding offshore drilling

(Newser) - President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault on Democratic President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. The orders could expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and... More »

State Dept. Blog Promoting Trump's Club Makes Waves

Blog post appears to be promoting Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - A State Department blog post is making waves—because it appears to be promoting Mar-a-Lago, the private Florida club President Trump owns. The post was published April 4, but gained attention Monday after people realized it had been shared on the US Embassy in London's website, and started making... More »

All 100 Senators to Attend Briefing at White House

It's a 'rare' move

(Newser) - In what Reuters and Fox News call a "rare" move, four top officials in President Trump's administration will brief the entire US Senate on Wednesday. The topic? North Korea. It's not unusual for top administration officials to address members of Congress on Capitol Hill, but in this... More »

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