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“In the presidency there is the illusion of being in charge,” George W. Bush's former chief of staff Joshua Bolten told me, “but all presidents must accept that in many realms they are not.” Even Trump, not one to readily admit a mistake, has acknowledged that he underestimated the difficulty of the job.
On Thursday, two days after the death of his mother Barbara Bush, a towering figure in her own right, the former president seemed at ease in conversation with the singer and his former chief of staff, Joshua Bolten. The sense of humor was on full display. Bush said he was excited Bono had chosen to ...

Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin, Speaker of the House; Kevin Hassett, Council of Economic Advisers Chair; Joshua Bolten, Business Roundtable President and CEO, Former White House Chief of Staff; Rep. Kevin Brady (R) Texas, Ways and Means Committee Chair; Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R) California, House ...
Thursday night, President Trump tripled down on his unilateral threat to impose tariffs on Chinese imports – upping the level from $50 billion to $150 billion and putting American businesses, consumers and the U.S. economy in the crosshairs of an escalating trade confrontation between the world's two ...
Norman Ornstein, along with co-author Thomas Mann, warned in the 2012 book It's Even Worse Than It Looks that the extremism of the Republican Party has led Congress and the United States “to the brink of institutional collapse.” Recently, they wrote that Trump's election represents “not a break with the ...
"By taking measures to restrict international trade, the Trump Administration risks undoing this economic progress and harming American workers and businesses who rely on trade to stay competitive in the global marketplace,” Business Roundtable President and CEO Joshua Bolten said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Business Roundtable President and Chief Executive Officer Joshua Bolten called the plan for tariffs a “recipe for disaster and cascading trade war.” Heightened trade tensions could also be an underlying culprit for the weakness in tech stocks this week, Maley said. The Nasdaq Composite Index ...
Joshua Bolten, president of the Business Roundtable lobby group, sharply criticised the tariffs in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, while expressing hope that Cohn's replacement would be someone "who supports pro-growth policies and an open international trading system." Kudlow for his part ...
“If business cannot rely on the administration to weigh the usual role that the United States plays in sustaining an open international trading environment,” it creates uncertainty for our members, said Joshua Bolten, Business Roundtable president and CEO. The BRT, which represents companies with $7 ...
“[T]he economic progress made by easing regulatory burdens and reforming our tax code faces a looming threat,” said Joshua Bolten, chief executive of the BRT. “By taking measures to restrict international trade, the Trump administration risks undoing this economic progress and harming American ...
Meanwhile, Business Roundtable President and Chief Executive Officer Joshua Bolten called the plan for tariffs a “recipe for disaster and cascading trade war.” Heightened trade tensions could also be an underlying culprit for the weakness in tech stocks this week, Maley said. The Nasdaq Composite Index ...
The uncertainty surrounding the steel and aluminum tariffs and other trade issues, such as the ongoing NAFTA negotiations and the investigation into China's industrial policies, are a “possible headwind” that could undo many of the benefits of tax and regulatory reform, Joshua Bolten, president and CEO of ...
Trade barriers are a "recipe for disaster and a cascading trade war," warned Joshua Bolten, CEO of the Business Roundtable and a former chief of staff under President George W. Bush. He said these actions could cause an economic downturn in the United States. The White House has pushed back ...
"Higher production costs will make American-made products more expensive and less competitive around the world – putting tens of thousands of American jobs at risk," Joshua Bolten, president and CEO of the Business Roundtable said in a statement. "Our nation's trading partners can and will retaliate by ...
For BRT negotiators, their side's CEO, Joshua Bolten, would be the likely choice to meet with White House advisers, as he was the chief of staff to George W. Bush. But another possible point of contact could be one of the group's more senior members in Blackstone Chairman Steve Schwarzman.
Joshua Bolten, who served as White House chief of staff in former President George W. Bush's administration, said on Sunday that President Trump Donald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin ...
“Members of Congress will hear from business leaders — and more importantly, their constituents — that tax reform is the single best way to increase investment in U.S. communities, create good jobs and promote a stronger economy,” said Joshua Bolten, President & CEO of Business Roundtable. The ad ...

Josh Bolten is among the most experienced Republicans in Washington. He worked in the U.S. Senate for Republican Sen. Robert Packwood, who negotiated the 1986 tax reform signed by President Ronald Reagan. He served in the trade office of President George H.W. Bush, which laid the groundwork ...
The U.S. imports the majority of its steel from Canada, Brazil, South Korea and Mexico, but all told it gets steel and aluminum from roughly 50 countries. “By our calculation that means that two-thirds of steel and 54 percent of aluminum imports will not be affected by the tariffs,” said Joshua Bolten, president ...
Stepping into the role, Joshua Bolten will advise Pimco investment staff with “insights on global economic, political, and strategic developments and their relevance for financial markets,” according to a statement by the fixed income investment manager. Mr Bolten was President Bush's chief of staff between ...
“Unilaterally imposing tariffs ... will only stifle job creation, reduce the competitiveness of businesses, and increase prices for American families,” roundtable President Joshua Bolten said Wednesday. White House officials said they would do that in part by taking their case to the World Trade Organization, ...


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