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Anna Chennault, Behind-the-Scenes Force in Washington, Dies

But there was a hidden side to Mrs. Chennault’s affairs, historians say. She was known to have been a conduit for Nationalist Chinese funds for the Republican Party, and to have been a secret go-between for American officials and Asian leaders like Chiang Kai-shek, the Nationalist Chinese generalissimo, and President …

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White House Turf Battle Threatens to Delay Tax Law Rollout

The Treasury Department, which issues tax regulations through the Internal Revenue Service and offers guidance that dictates how the tax code is applied, will have broad discretion in determining the effects of the law. It has long been exempt from the type of cost-benefit analysis that the Office of Management …

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Sinclair Made Dozens of Local News Anchors Recite the Same Script

“This is extremely dangerous to our democracy.” How America’s largest local TV owner turned its news anchors into soldiers in Trump’s war on the media: https://t.co/iLVtKRQycL pic.twitter.com/dMdSGellH3 — Deadspin (@Deadspin) March 31, 2018 The script came from Sinclair Broadcast Group, the country’s largest broadcaster, which owns or operates 193 television …

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Trump Suggested Putin Visit the White House, Officials Say

Mr. Ushakov said that the two countries had not started any preparatory talks for a White House meeting, because of the tailspin in relations. He nonetheless voiced hope that Mr. Trump would not drop the idea. “I hope the Americans won’t abandon their proposal to discuss the possibility of holding …

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Defying Trump, China Slaps Tariffs on 128 U.S. Products

But the latest announcement said the tariffs that will take effect on Monday covered all 128 products, including the 25 percent charge on pork. The ministry said it had Chinese public opinion on its side after asking for views about the trade measures. Over recent weeks, China’s state-run news media …

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