Reuters: Politics 4 April 2018

Ex-Trump campaign chairman challenges special counsel's authority

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will try to convince a federal judge on Wednesday to throw out criminal charges filed against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, arguing Mueller has overstepped his legal authority.

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As elections loom, Democrats vow not to be baited by Trump's name-calling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Before last month's special congressional election in Pennsylvania, U.S. President Donald Trump, who ridiculed his rivals in the 2016 election as “Liddle Marco,” “Lyin’ Ted,” and “Crooked Hillary,” tried it again, tagging Democratic candidate Conor Lamb as “Lamb the Sham.”

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Trump says 'we are not in a trade war with China': tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the United States was in a trade war with China, hours after Beijing slapped tariffs on a list of U.S. imports in retaliation for similar duties levied by the White House one day earlier.

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Liberal judge Rebecca Dallet wins Wisconsin Supreme Court race: AP

(Reuters) - Liberal judge Rebecca Dallet cruised to victory in race to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court for a 10-year term, the Associated Press reported late on Tuesday.

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Trump vows immigration action on Wednesday: tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said his administration would "be taking strong action" on immigration on Wednesday, a day after he said he would deploy the U.S. military to protect the southern border with Mexico.

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Trump on Twitter (April 4) - Border laws, China

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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