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West Wing Reads for 8/16/17

Each day we round up the best stories the West Wing is reading and share them with you.

West Wing Reads

"Jeff Sessions coming to Miami to praise county for dropping ‘sanctuary’ policy"

- Douglas Hanks in the Miami Herald

The Miami Herald reports Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Miami today, praising the county and endorsing Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez for reversing its course on being considered a “sanctuary” community. The Herald reports Mr. Sessions “will contrast Miami-Dade’s approach to ‘sanctuary policies’ with that of cities like Chicago, which are defying the Trump administration’s demand that local jails extend detentions of people suspected of immigration violations.”
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The Washington Times editorial board writes there are “encouraging signs” that the Trump administration’s regulatory rollback is helping put the economy back on track, and that passing the RAISE Act could provide even more economic relief to American families and workers.

In Connecticut’s Hartford Courant, Pitney Bowes’ President and CEO Marc Lautenbach makes the case for why American businesses of all sizes need tax reform, saying a “failure to pass tax reform this year could disrupt” the economy’s current “positive momentum.”

In The Hill, economist Stephen Moore touts the economic progress that black Americans have made under the Trump administration so far, writing that the President is “delivering positive results” in “creating jobs, higher incomes and trying to give a better education to every disadvantaged child in America,” calling it “a pretty darn good civil rights record.”

In U.S. News and World Report, the Manhattan Institute’s Diana Furchtgott-Roth writes that the President is standing up to China by helping American companies fight intellectual property theft. She writes, “It’s about time that China was taken to task, not just for intellectual property violations, but for making it difficult for American companies to operate within China.”