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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The United States and China are scheduled Thursday, May 9, 2019, to resume talks to try to back off an escalating trade war. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Asked if his trade war with China could tip the country into recession, he brushed off the idea as 'irrelevant' and said it was imperative to 'take China on'
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August 21, 2019
U.S. Deputy State Secretary John J. Sullivan attends the round table during the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting in Dinard, France, April 5, 2019.
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US president onfirms he is considering deputy secretary of state to be next US ambassador to Russia, and says he would like to see Russia back in the G-8 leading industrialized countries group
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August 20, 2019
Jim Warlick, Owner of the White House Gift Store
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Jim Warlick is a collector of political memorabilia, and the owner of White House Gifts, a souvenir store in Washington located across from the White House — as many as 3,000 people a day visit the store to purchase presidential memorabilia, trinkets and other gifts
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August 20, 2019
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., walks out of the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 4, 2017.
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Since leaving Congress at the end of 2018, Ryan started the nonprofit American Idea Foundation
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August 20, 2019
The stage of the first U.S. 2020 presidential election Democratic candidates debate is seen before the first 10 of 20 total Democrats take to the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center in Miami, June 26, 2019.
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Democrats are mounting a comeback in statehouses across the country, pouring millions of dollars into state level races that their party has often ignored
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August 20, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa.
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The former vice president will have the nation's first primary state essentially to himself as his top rivals jockey for attention from hundreds of Democratic officials gathered in San Francisco
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August 20, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Colorado senator, who is running for president as the ultimate anti-Donald Trump, betting that cool-headed and rational approach to politics will be a welcome change to voters sick of the chaos out of the White House
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August 19, 2019