Trump makes policy pledge to senator investigating son’s Russia meeting

Donald Trump called a senior Republican senator from Iowa on Wednesday whose congressional committee is investigating his son, Donald Trump Jr, and promised him critical federal support for the biofuel ethanol, a key issue for the lawmaker. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate judiciary committee and a major advocate of the ethanol industry, announced on Twitter that he had received a phone call from Trump and had been assured by the US president that Trump was “pro ethanol” and was “standing by his campaign promise” to support the biofuel. The phone…

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In tweets, Trump appears to undercut his own travel ban case

U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to undermine his administration’s legal case for a temporary travel ban, assailing the Justice Department on Monday for a revised version of the measure that he called “watered down” and “politically correct.” In a series of early morning Twitter messages, Trump returned to the issue of the travel ban that he raised immediately after an attack in London on Saturday night that killed 7 people and wounded 48. Trump has presented the measure, which seeks to halt entry to the United States for 90 days…

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US election 2016: Trump overhauls campaign team again

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has overhauled his election campaign team for the second time in two months, bringing in a new manager and CEO. Pollster Kellyanne Conway becomes campaign manager and Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News the CEO. Paul Manafort remains as campaign chairman. Mr Trump told AP the new leaders were “terrific people… they’re champs”. Mr Trump has seen his poll ratings slip since the party conventions last month. He trails Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton both nationally and in key battleground states. ‘I don’t want to change’…

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Worried Trump might win? Plan your escape to Cape Breton, Canada

In early February this year, Destination Cape Breton, the tourist association for the rugged island off Nova Scotia, was fielding its usual one to two online inquiries a week. Then local radio host Rob Calabrese launched a cheeky website called Cape Breton If Donald Trump Wins, encouraging Americans to consider a move. Its home page read: “Hey Americans! Donald Trump may become the president of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, may I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island?” The media…

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Super Tuesday: crisis for Republican party as Trump heads for victory

Under fire over his immigration policy and slowness to denounce the Ku Klux Klan, Donald Trump still goes into crucial primaries as clear frontrunner Donald Trump tells a campaign rally at Valdosta State University in Georgia: ‘My whole life has been money.’ Photograph: Philip Sears/Reuters Donald Trump appears poised for sweeping victories on “Super Tuesday” that would effectively anoint him the Republicans’ presumptive nominee, leaving the polarised party in the throes of an existential crisis. Republican primaries or caucuses will take place in 12 states, with the New York billionaire…

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