Michael Tackett

Michael Tackett

Deputy Bureau Chief Associated Press

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“...candidates leveled blame on Trump, arguing that his aggressive and unpredictable tariff policies were prompting gloomy economic forecasts. Yet they also strained to avoid the appearance of cheering for a downturn” Via @jpaceDC ⁩

"As global leaders gather on 2 continents...Factories are slumping, many businesses are paralyzed, global growth is sputtering and the world’s two mightiest economies are in the grip of a dangerous trade war."

"In the latest only-in-Trumpland episode skating precariously along the line between farce and tragedy, the president of the United States on Wednesday attacked the prime minister of Denmark because she will not sell him Greenland@peterbakernyt  @maggieNYT 

"But his ultimate aim appears to be dividing Democrats, peeling off Jewish support and shoring up his white evangelical Christian base" @colvinj  @eschor 

Stephanie Grisham’s Turbulent Ascent to a Top White House Role via @NYTLiz 

West Virginia U. President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments"

APNewsBreak: Duo to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

On this day in 1950, Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on U.S. tennis tour

"About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s overall job performance" according to a new AP-NORC poll" @sppeoples  @HFingerhut 


"Mr. Trump reacted with fury. As his plane soared toward a restive El Paso, he shouted at aides that no one was defending him, according to a person briefed on what took place." via @maggieNYT 

“President Trump says that his predecessors have secretly confided in him that they should have done it themselves. The only problem: All of the living presidents say that’s not true.” ⁦⁩

“I felt like somebody needs to stand up to him,” McGrath said.

“The top federal ethics watchdog said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s sale of his stake in a film production business to his wife did not comply with federal ethics rules” ⁦⁩

"They see ample evidence of a country that is not remotely “full” — but one where an aging population & declining birthrates among the native-born population are creating underpopulated cities & towns, vacant housing and troubled public finances"

"little electricity, no combat pay & holidays away from home, 5,600 American troops on the southwest border are on a mission ordered by a politically determined commander in chief and a Pentagon unable to convince him of its perils"

Crowd Scientists: Women’s March in Washington had 3 times more people than Trump’s Inauguration