Americans Feel Good About Economy and Give Trump Credit, CBS News Poll Says

“Most Americans remain confident about the U.S. economy and in their own financial situation,” CBS News reports. “Seven in 10 Americans say the economy is in good shape, including a quarter who say it is very good. Nearly all Republicans and most Democrats and independents share this view.”

The results under President Trump have drowned out the media and political spin about his Presidency: Today, 85 percent of Americans who rate the economy as good said the President’s policies are mostly or at least partially responsible for it.

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“Democrats are fuming that Don McGahn skipped a Congressional hearing on Tuesday . . . But Mr. McGahn has every constitutional right not to appear, and this isn’t a close legal call,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) “doesn’t expect to learn anything new. He wants a show. He wants to use Mr. McGahn as a prop to spend three hours claiming that Mr. Trump tried to obstruct the Mueller investigation. Yet Mr. Mueller wasn’t obstructed in any way, his copious report was released for all to see, and there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.”


“US employers are stepping on the accelerator — and that’s lifting average salaries and fueling record raises across many sectors. For the typical American worker, pay increases could soon surge past 4 percent or 5 percent for the year, according to labor experts,” John Aidan Byrne reports for the New York Post.


“Single-payer. Government-run. Government takeover. One-size-fits-all. Socialist. Each is an accurate description of Democrats’ preferred health-care scheme, proposed in the mislabeled ‘Medicare-for-All Act,’” Reps. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Greg Walden (R-OR) write in Fox News. “The more Americans learn, the further support sinks for their centralized government health-care system. It will bring delays in access to needed health care. The $32 trillion price tag is so massive it’s hard to wrap your head around.”


“In a new Hill-HarrisX survey, a majority of registered voters said they support a new Department of Justice inquiry into whether official procedures were followed when the FBI began examining allegations of connections between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia,” Matthew Sheffield reports for The Hill. “Sixty-two percent of respondents to the May 17-18 survey said they support Attorney General William Barr’s” actions—including nearly half of Democratic respondents.