Tag:President Trump

  • America on the verge of becoming energy independent, Trump official says

    America is poised to become energy independent, and its allies abroad will share the economic and geopolitical benefits, a key Trump administration official says. Dan Brouillette, Department of Energy deputy secretary, made the case for free-market energy solutions, and President Donald Trump’s policy decisions Friday,…

  • Burr, Tillis praise Trump during lecture in Raleigh

    Both of North Carolina’s U.S. senators and a member of its congressional delegation praised President Trump during their appearance at a conservative lecture series in Raleigh. U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, and U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, R-7th Congressional…

  • Five losers and one winner from protectionism

    Typically, “saving American jobs” is the reason given for implementing protectionist trade measures, i.e., tariffs and quotas. The argument goes something like this: Foreign producers of a product are offering American consumers a more attractive price or better-quality product than they can get from American producers of the same…

  • N.C. sees ‘surge’ in retirement plan earnings, treasurer says

    President Trump has been urging Americans to check their 401(k) retirement plans for gains, but individuals aren’t alone in benefiting from the strong economy. State Treasurer Dale Folwell says the state is “seeing a surge” in retirement plan investment earnings for 2017. “We’re looking at a…

  • JLF’s Mitch Kokai dissects Comey testimony on Trump, Russia

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses former FBI Director James Comey’s high-profile testimony about President Trump and the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election. Kokai offered these comments during the June 9, 2017, edition of UNC-TV’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”…