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George Bush Tried Steel Tariffs. It Didn't Work

Mar 10, 2018
First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump attend Rev. Billy Graham's funeral.
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President Donald Trump finally followed through on his almost year-old threat to restrict imports of foreign steel.

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Steel producers employ about 6,000 people in the Carolinas. There are also many more companies that make products with steel.  President Trump said Thursday afternoon that he would be putting a 25 percent tax on foreign steel and a 10 percent on aluminum. 

With help from his nanny, Poulleth Jimenez, 2-year-old Jack Helton runs a donut shop out of his plastic green and beige playhouse.
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DREAMers, children brought to the United States by their parents and living in the country illegally, are still uncertain about the future of the program that allows them to work and drive, and protects them from deportation.

President Trump speaking at C-PAC in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
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President Donald Trump says the Rev. Billy Graham is among the few people who deserve to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

Trump tells an annual gathering of conservative activists that few people are afforded the honor and "it's a big thing."

Donald Trump addressing VFW National Convention
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President Donald Trump will attend the Rev. Billy Graham’s funeral on March 2, according to a report by WBTV.

Graham, a counselor to a number of presidents, was admired by Trump. After news of Graham’s death spread, Trump tweeted that “there was nobody like him. He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.”

City of Charlotte

Activists upset with a Charlotte City councilwoman's comments about Trump supporters plan to show up to tonight's city council meeting to mark their opposition.  The Charlotte Regional Republican Volunteer Network said in a Facebook post it will hold a sit-in in response to comments from city councilwoman Dimple

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In uptown Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park, more than 100 people assembled early Saturday afternoon to air their grievances with the Trump administration and to call for an independent commission into possible Russian ties to the 2016 election.

Updated at 5:57 p.m. ET

In his first on-camera remarks amid burgeoning scandals engulfing his White House, President Trump denied he asked then-FBI Director James Comey to scuttle an investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

"No. No. Next question," Trump responded curtly to a reporter during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday afternoon.

Republican U.S. Senator Richard Burr
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North Carolina Senator Richard Burr is one of several Senate Republicans to question the timing of President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. 

More than 6,000 people attended a town hall meeting Thursday evening with Congressman Robert Pittenger, though attend may not be the right word.

The Republican representative decided to hold the event over the phone.

The official reason given for this tele-town hall was that it allowed constituents from all over North Carolina's 9th Congressional District to attend without the inconvenience of a long drive.

Such concern is unnecessary, a caller named Mark told Pittenger (all callers were only identified by first name).