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Economy Boost Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When the economy loses steam

When President Trump signed the tax cut bill around the end of 2017, the most significant pro-growth legislation since the 1980s, the U.S. economy took off like an Atlas rocket. Published March 14, 2019

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., joined at right by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks about reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act which provides funding and grants for a variety of programs that tackle domestic abuse, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Nadler, a key chairman in Pelosi's Democratic majority, has sent 81 letters to President Donald Trump's family and associates seeking documents and information to investigate possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The House investigates the president

The Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee launched a sweeping investigation this week to determine if there are grounds for President Trump's impeachment. Published March 7, 2019

In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. The Senate resoundingly approved a border security compromise Thursday that ignores most of President Donald Trump's demands for building a wall with Mexico but would prevent a new government shutdown. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Embracing the wall as shutdown deadline looms

President Trump appeared by mid-week to be edging closer to accepting a scaled-down bill, at least momentarily, in the bitter war with Congress over his long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Published February 14, 2019

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Washington. The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged and signaling that it could leave rates alone in coming months given economic pressures and mild inflation. The Fed also says it's prepared to slow the reduction of its bond holdings if needed to help the economy.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Federal Reserve signals caution

The Federal Reserve decided not to raise interest rates this week in the midst of declining consumer confidence, and a sharply volatile stock market. Published January 31, 2019

A GM employee with 17 years at the Lordstown plant who only identify himself as Matthew, prays during a vigil outside the Lordstown GM plant 11-29-18. There are more than jobs riding on the fate of Ohio's Lordstown assembly plant. Ohio and much of the rest of the industrial Midwest were vital to President Donald Trump's campaign in 2016 and probably will be again in 2020. (William D. Lewis/The Vindicator via AP)

'Everyone is a loser in a trade war'

President Trump's 2016 campaign pledge to bring back U.S. manufacturing jobs suffered a big setback this week when General Motors announced it will close five factories and lay off nearly 15,000 workers. Published November 29, 2018

In this  Oct. 11, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington. The Trump administrations ongoing courtship of Saudi Arabia is on pause over allegations that the key U.S. ally is involved in the mysterious disappearance of a Saudi writer and dissident who went into his nations consulate in Turkey but never came out. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Pulling out the stops ahead of the midterms

President Trump and Republican leaders are pulling out all the stops in a last ditch effort to keep control of Congress in next month's midterm elections. Published October 25, 2018

Illustration on government overspending by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Midterms to give Congress failing grade

Voters go to the polls next month to send members of Congress their own report card about the way our lawmakers are running our country. And it's not going to be a pretty picture. Published October 18, 2018

Predicting midterm elections winners

The game of predicting which party will win the midterm elections is a wilderness of numbers, with one set of statistics standing out above all the others. Published August 16, 2018

President Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump-Kim agreement short on details

The vague, detail-free agreement that President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un signed this week raises more questions than answers. Published June 14, 2018

Tool to Shrink Government Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Showing Congress where to swing the spending axe

President Trump has found a rarely used legislative tool that hasn't been employed in nearly 20 years to cut $15.4 billion in wasteful, needless federal spending. Published May 24, 2018

Illustration on Trump's Goldilocks economy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

After the tax cuts

The American stock market soared in anticipation of President Trump's sweeping tax cuts and in the aftermath of their enactment. Published May 3, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., listen to the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

The budget impasse

The threat of yet another government shutdown looms in about eight days amid speculation that next year's budget deficit could speed past $1 trillion. Published February 1, 2018

Seeking a bipartisan deal on immigration

President Trump continued to soften a few of his hard-core positions on immigration Tuesday at an extraordinary, bipartisan, deal-cutting meeting with lawmakers at the White House. Published January 11, 2018

Illustration on remedies for a sluggish recovery by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Shaping the Trump economy

America's middle-class incomes shot up by 3.2 percent last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, after a decade marked by the Great Recession, weak economic growth and widespread unemployment. Published September 14, 2017

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The president lashed out at Republican leaders in Congress, suggesting efforts to increase the country's borrowing limit to avoid an economic-rattling default on the nation's debt are "a mess!" (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump's Afghanistan Gambit

President Trump's plan to send more U.S. troops into Afghanistan means that our 16-year-old war against the Taliban terrorists will continue for years to come. Published August 24, 2017

Illustration on the brink situation with North Korea by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Countering bombast from North Korea

The escalating exchange of nuclear threats between North Korea and the United States has pushed us closer to the brink of war. Published August 10, 2017

Illustration on economic lethargy by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

The economy's continuing lethargy

President Trump touts the economy every now and then, taking credit for the stock market's record rise, and the few job deals he's negotiated. But a closer look at reality reveals a much gloomier picture. Published August 3, 2017

Illustration on tax reform by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

New life for Republican tax reform

House Speaker Paul Ryan's uplifting economic speech this week has breathed new life into the GOP's tax reform plan to get America moving again. Published June 22, 2017