|President Trump Touts Manufacturing Growth at Lima Tank Plant|
“Donald Trump made the 10th visit of his presidency to Ohio on Wednesday to showcase manufacturing growth at a Lima tank plant and announce 400 more jobs coming to the plant”—the last American tank factory in operation, Max Filby reports for Dayton Daily News. The plant’s workforce had declined to around 75 people after the Obama Administration’s attempts to shutter it. Soon, it will employ about 1,000.
“It really pumps you up to hear the commander-in-chief say what a good job you’re doing,” one employee said. “It’s a lot better [at the plant] now than it was a few years ago.”
Click here to continue reading.“President Trump is expected to issue an executive order Thursday directing federal agencies to tie research and education grants made to colleges and universities to more aggressive enforcement of the First Amendment,” Michelle Hackman reports in The Wall Street Journal. “The order instructs agencies including the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services and Defense to ensure that public educational institutions comply with the First Amendment, and that private institutions live up to their own stated free-speech standards.”In the Detroit Free Press, Phoebe Wall Howard reports that Ford is investing $900 million into its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, adding about 900 new jobs during the next four years. President Trump called the move “great news,” tweeting that “companies are pouring back into the United States – they want to be where the action is!”“The e-cigarette craze among teenagers has become an epidemic. We agree with those who believe that e-cigarettes may offer a lower-risk alternative for adult smokers who still want access to nicotine. But the continued availability of this opportunity to adults is being endangered by the e-cigarette industry’s slowness to address the dangers its products pose to teens,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb write in The Washington Post.“No matter how hard Congress tries to ignore, deny and dodge reality, we have a humanitarian, security and enforcement crisis at the border,” Kimberly Guilfoyle writes in The Daily Caller. “Illegal immigrant apprehensions on our southern border are at the highest level in a decade. But even that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story.”
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Video of the day: ISIS, then and now
Just over two years ago, ISIS was considered one of the gravest threats to the future of the Middle East—and to the peace and security of the larger free world. Its captured territory stretched across 20,000 square miles from Iraq to Syria.
When President Donald J. Trump was sworn into office on January 20, 2017, it marked the beginning of the end for the self-declared caliphate.
Now, ISIS has been obliterated off the map–literally. “This is ISIS on Election Day,” the President said as he held up a side-by-side comparison yesterday. “And this is ISIS now.”
See for yourself: the ISIS caliphate two years ago vs. today
President Trump stands up for free speech on campus
“The past two weeks have been surreal,” Hayden Williams wrote earlier this month. “On Feb. 19, while recruiting conservative students on campus at the University of California-Berkeley, I was assaulted by a violent leftist. A little more than a week later, I got to shake hands with the president of the United States.”
President Trump invited Williams onstage during the President’s speech at CPAC 2019 on March 3. “There’s so many conservative students across the country who are facing discrimination, harassment, and worse, if they dare to speak up on campus,” Williams said.
This afternoon, President Trump signed an Executive Order to protect free speech at our colleges and universities. The order directs Federal agencies to ensure that public education institutions fulfill their obligations under the First Amendment—and that private schools comply with their stated institutional policies regarding free speech.
The Department of Education will also improve transparency in American higher education by expanding the data available on its College Scorecard. These metrics will better organize data on program-level earnings, debt, and student loan repayment rates, helping families make better decisions about postsecondary education.
Watch: American students and values have been “under siege”
Wall Street Journal: “Trump to Issue Order Tying Federal Grants to Free Speech on Campus”
By the numbers: The American dream is back
When the White House unveiled the 2019 Economic Report of the President this week, there was no shortage of good news to share:The economy outperformed expectations for the second year in a row in 2018.
American GDP grew 3.1% from the 4th quarter of 2017 to the 4th quarter of 2018, the fastest such growth in 13 years.
The unemployment rate remained at or below 4 percent for the past 12 months, the longest such streak in nearly five decades.
More than 2.6 million jobs were created in 2018—and the number of job openings passed the number of unemployed workers for the first time on record.
“In everything we do and every action we take, we’re putting America first, and we are putting American workers first, for the first time in a long time,” the President told factory workers yesterday in Lima, Ohio.
See the full list – The Trump Economy’s banner year
Watch: President Trump saves the last tank plant in America
Photo of the Day
Official White House Photos by Tia Dufour
President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with guests in recognition of World Down Syndrome Day | March 21, 2019
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