New York Times: President Trump Hit Iran With Oil Sanctions. So Far, They’re Working.
In The New York Times, Clifford Krauss writes that President Donald J. Trump’s oil sanctions on Iran—part of the President’s withdrawal from the fatally flawed Iran nuclear deal—are effectively weakening the regime’s leverage as oil companies across the globe bail out of deals with Tehran.
“The president is doing the opposite of what the experts said, and it seems to be working out,” said Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy and Economic Research.
“The scale of America’s opioid crisis can be daunting. The latest numbers show that more than 72,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2017,” Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar writes in USA Today. “While the epidemic still rages, we are now seeing signs of national progress . . . The number of Americans initiating heroin use dropped by around half from 2016 to 2017.”
In El Nuevo Dia, Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon shares how the Federal Government is continuing to help with Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. “In the year since Hurricane Maria struck, the SBA has approved 52,400 disaster loans totaling nearly $2 billion,” she notes. “Survivors of natural disasters can register at DisasterAssistance.gov to see the types of assistance for which they are eligible.”
Democrats may be attacking President Trump’s trade actions with China, but the President’s latest move “is not rattling investors. That was the message from traders Tuesday, who sent stock averages soaring in the face of the latest round of American tariffs on Chinese imports and Beijing’s retaliatory response,” Liz Peek writes in The Hill.
“President Trump toured the Carolinas on Wednesday to survey the wreckage and rampant flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence, praising rescue efforts and meeting victims of the devastating storm,” Bob Fredericks reports for the New York Post. “In moments of despair, we’ve witnessed the true character of the American people,” the President said in Havelock, North Carolina.