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    Will Congress Trump Trump on Trade?

    Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress, not the president, the power to “regulate commerce with foreign nations.” So why does President Trump now have the power to unilaterally start a trade war by raising tariffs on any nation he chooses? The problem goes back over 100 years to the dawning of the Progressive movement when Congress began surrendering more and more legislative power to the executive branch. Congress can take this power back. Will they?

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