The Hill: Sunday Talk Shows 8 April 2018

Trump sends mixed signals on Syria amid calls for action

Lawmakers on Sunday urged President Trump to take action in response to a reported chemical attack in Syria that comes as Trump pushes for a draw down of U.S. troops in the war-torn nation.Senators in both parties pressed Trump to act amid reports...

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Trump aide on border security: ‘We’ve got a leaking boat’

White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert compared the U.S.-Mexican border to a leaking boat on Sunday after President Trump ordered thousands of National Guard troops to the southern border. "We’ve got a leaking boat on our border and...

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Senate Dem: There must be an international response to Syria chemical attack

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) in a Sunday show interview called for an “international response” to the reported chemical attack in Syria.“Clearly there needs to be a response, it needs to be an international response,” Cardin told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”...

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GOP senator: Pruitt should face the press

Republican Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said Sunday that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt should face the press amid his mounting controversies. “I would do a full blown press conference and say 'OK...

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GOP senator defends Pruitt: Some criticisms are 'overblown'

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) on Sunday defended Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt amid a firestorm of ethics controversies, saying the agency head has done a good job implementing President Trump's agenda."The reason why...

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GOP senator on Facebook: 'We have a problem'

Republican Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that Facebook has “a problem” with privacy and propaganda.“We have a problem. Our promised digital utopia has minefields in it. Mr. Zuckerberg has not exhausted himself...

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Mnuchin: There could be a trade war

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that there “could be” a trade war between the United States and China due to the recent tariff threats, but he does not expect one. “I don’t expect there will be a trade war. It could be, but I don’...

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Trump trade adviser: Tariff threats serve as a 'wake-up call' for Americans about Chinese policies

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday that he believes President Trump's exchange of tariff threats with Beijing will serve as a "wake-up call" for Americans about unfair Chinese economic policies."How cynical it is for the...

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Trump trade adviser: We're moving forward in a 'measured way' with Chinese tariffs

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Sunday said the Trump administration is moving forward with "measured" penalties against China despite concerns that implementing tariffs could spark a trade war."We're moving forward on a measured way...

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Graham: Pruitt's ethics controversies don't look good

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said he believes Scott Pruitt has done a good job, but that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator's recent slew of ethical controversies “doesn’t look good.”“I think he's done a good job, but...

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Collins: Trump should get credit for China tariffs

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on Sunday that President Trump should get credit for his tariffs on China, but warned it should be done more cautiously. "I think we need a more nuanced approach, but I give the president credit for levying...

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Collins: Pruitt is the wrong person to head the EPA on policy grounds alone

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Sunday that she doesn't believe Scott Pruitt is the right person to be leading the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."On policy grounds alone, I think Scott Pruitt is the wrong person to head the EPA," Collins...

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Graham: National Guard troops not enough to secure U.S.-Mexico border

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that President Trump’s call to send troops to the southern border won’t be enough to address the flow of illegal immigration to the U.S. “There makes some sense to send soldiers to the border, but...

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Crowley unlikely to challenge Pelosi as Speaker if Dems take House

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joseph Crowley (N.Y.) said Sunday he does not expect to challenge House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the Speaker position should Democrats win the majority in November.Crowley said he “would wait and...

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Collins: Trump is going to have to reconsider withdrawal from Syria after reported chemical attack

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on Sunday that President Trump is going to have to reconsider his plans to pull U.S. troops from Syria following an alleged chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians. "I think the president is...

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Graham: Trump's response to latest Syrian chemical attack a 'defining moment' in his presidency

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday called President Trump’s response to this weekend’s alleged chemical attack in Syria a “defining moment” in Trump’s presidency.“They see our determination to stay in Syria waning ... but President Trump can...

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