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Trump has gone a long way, in just seven months in office, toward deflating the pretensions of the presidency. That reduction in the stature of the executive has been Trump’s effect rather than his intent.

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President Donald Trump announced earlier this year that he intended to reduce the number of green cards issued and reform the American immigration system to prefer immigrants with certain job skills. Experts discuss the pros, cons, and alternate approaches to Trump’s plan.

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Earlier this week, two of President Donald Trump’s manufacturing advisory councils disbanded, following controversial comments from the president about the Charlottesville violence. Experts discuss the latest market uncertainty since the dissolution of those councils and the Trump administration’s agenda going forward.

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President Donald Trump received severe criticism from many sides regarding his statements about the racial violence in Charlottesville. With his latest press conference, several CEOs on Trump’s manufacturing advisory council have resigned from that council. Experts discuss the political fallout from the president’s statements.

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Following criticism for his responses to the Charlottesville violence, President Trump is looking to accomplish his campaign promise of a massive infrastructure bill. Experts discuss the challenges the administration has faced in pursuing its legislative goals since the beginning of Trump’s presidency.

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After the Senate Republicans were unable to begin the process to repeal Obamacare, the Problem Solvers Caucus is taking aim at the issue following the August recess. Experts discuss the viability of bipartisan healthcare reform.

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Following the latest op-ed from Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, experts discuss the probability of war with North Korea. Some disagree with the Trump administration’s apparent willingness to negotiate with the Kim regime. In addition, with new sanctions against Iran, experts weigh the future of Iran’s nuclear program.

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Are all the people who voted for Donald Trump the same? AEI’s Karlyn Bowman reviews a study that identifies the differences between the different voting blocks that cast a ballot for the president.

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Presidents are always given too much credit or blame for economic performance on their watch. So many factors are outside their control.

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Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan were strong and self-assured enough to practice self-discipline and self-restraint. Donald Trump seems to relish shedding them.

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