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Trump reveled in visit with Queen, history and his family

Limerick, Ireland (CNN)It was the presidential version of what-I-did-on-my-summer-vacation: Buckingham Palace to see bearskin-hatted guards; Normandy for the hallowed rows of fallen American heroes; and the west of Ireland for a round of golf on the Atlantic-facing links. Still, in the palaces and cabinet rooms the President leaves behind, there is relief among foreign officials that Trump’s European adventure ended without the kind of embarrassing episode that have colored some of his past jaunts abroad. Not to say it was all smooth cruising. Trump lashed out at left-leaning politicians in…

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For Southern Republicans, Trump’s tariffs make for awkward politics

Washington (CNN)In the halls of the Capitol these days, Republican lawmakers from Southern states aren’t exactly eager to talk about the President’s trade war with China. While the tariff pain has been immediate for Midwestern farmers who are stuck with bushels of unsold crops and face a spike in bankruptcies, the South may not be far behind as Trump’s trade war drags on. Politicians and business leaders in the region worry a protracted trade war could disrupt nearly three decades of economic revitalization that has brought industry, jobs, and billions…

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New Democratic proposal offers a middle ground on Medicare expansion

(CNN)Two House Democrats reintroduced health care overhaul legislation Wednesday that would provide universal coverage but stop far short of the sweeping “Medicare for All” plan embraced by several 2020 presidential candidates. “We were really trying to meet that need of people to make an informed choice of where they want to be,” she said. Schakowsky suggested a full transition to single-payer could come at a later date, but that it might not be the best starting point. “It makes the transition to universal health care much easier to build on…

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Military families slammed by Trump tax reform demand changes

(CNN)President Donald Trump has long touted the advantages of his 2017 tax reform bill, but Republicans are now under fire for one of the bill’s overlooked consequences: A huge hit for families of fallen service members. It adds another issue to a pile of glitches and mistakes included in the hastily-passed tax bill that lawmakers have had to address after the legislation’s passage. Republicans are already mulling over how to rectify the survivor benefits situation, which drew attention earlier this week after Task & Purpose, a military-focused publication, first reported…

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