Helaine Olen

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President Trump says negative economic forecasts are fake news, but he’s also making nervous calls to his friends in the business world to ask if they’re true.

Recession fears, immigration rules and ‘electability’

President Trump says negative economic forecasts are fake news, but he’s also making nervous calls to his friends in the business world to ask if they’re true.

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This week, the political debate dominated political debate.

Who won the second debate?

This week, the political debate dominated political debate.

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The Squad fight back

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