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Wednesday’s Headlines: Trade war’s pain for rural Americans raises tensions between Trump, GOP senators

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Trade war’s pain for rural Americans raises tensions between Trump, GOP senators
Some Republican lawmakers, increasingly frustrated with President Trump, took the unusual step of openly criticizing him. Fueling their concerns was the impression that Trump may not have a clear endgame.
‘I don’t see him crying uncle’: Trump believes tariffs will help him win reelection
The president’s confidence comes amid disagreement inside the White House over his strident nationalism and firm belief in tariffs as economic weapons.
 
China is paying Trump’s tariffs? That’s not how it looks to some Americans.
President Trump said the United States is “winning” the trade war with China and touted the “over $100 billion in tariffs” the country will collect. But studies concluded that Americans paid nearly the entire tab. One Seattle business feels the pain acutely.
 
Ala. lawmakers pass nation’s most restrictive abortion ban
The measure, which makes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest, permits abortion only when necessary to save a mother’s life, setting up what Republicans hope will be a fight that goes to the Supreme Court.
 
White House weighs responses to potential Iranian attacks, including troop increase
Officials said the number of troops in the region could rise to more than 100,000 in the most dramatic scenario.
 
Their families fled Spain for Venezuela. To escape Maduro, they’re going back.
Spain has emerged as a destination of choice for many Venezuelans of means, including those whose families once fled from the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. But some find it difficult to reconnect with a homeland that was little more than a distant memory.
 
Jared Kushner skirts GOP senators’ key questions on his immigration plan
In a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser tried to pitch his plan to overhaul legal immigration but failed to win over Republicans, according to GOP officials.
 
 
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