White House explores new farmer bailout plan as…

Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy May 14 at 12:56 PM President Trump on Tuesday rushed to placate furious farmers and Senate Republicans about his escalating trade war with China, with lawmakers now…

Kudlow acknowledges U.S. consumers, not China, pay for…

Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team May 12 at 5:16 PM National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow acknowledged Sunday that American consumers end up paying for the administration’s tariffs…

2020 Dems: Trump doesnt deserve credit for the…

Democrats running for president are readying themselves for questions about the strong economy and President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump officials considering using court-ordered removals to deport migrant families: report Dem senator calls for Senate to investigate…

Americas Next Too-Big-To-Fail Bank

The political battle lines over the biggest bank merger since the 2008 financial crisis should be very clear. As House Financial Services Committee chair Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) noted when the deal was announced in February,…

Trumps trade agenda on the verge of imploding

    President Donald Trump has repeatedly stressed his desire for an agreement that reins in China's trade and intellectual property abuses. | Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images A long-sought deal with China appears to be falling…

Trump looks to project calm as trade war…

President Donald Trump said his administration would support farmers whose businesses have been affected by the ongoing trade dispute with China. | Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Friday sought to ease concerns about…