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The Olympics prove America is stronger when kids from all backgrounds play sports
Ivanka Trump writes in an NBC News op-ed that “our Olympic athletes had the opportunity to engage in sport at a young age, which allowed them to develop their talents and learn the grit, drive, teamwork and resilience that enabled them to compete at the highest level and represent Team USA. But to ensure that every American child has that same chance, we must break down barriers to youth sports participation and empower each child to reach his or her full potential through sport and play.”
Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order to partner with public and private groups to reverse the trend of declining participation in youth sports.
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In The Associated Press, Paul Wiseman reports that “American consumers are the most confident they've been since 2000,” according to business research group the Conference Board. One contributing factor to the rising confidence is that the “tax cuts passed into law last year are starting to show up in workers' paychecks,” Wiseman writes.
“With unprecedented speed, the Trump administration has already implemented nearly two-thirds of the 334 agenda items called for by the Heritage Foundation, a pace faster than former President Reagan,” writes Paul Bedard in the Washington Examiner. Bedard notes that President Trump “hasn’t just focused on one agenda area, but he and his team has pushed through administrative moves on foreign policy, deregulation, immigration, tax reform and health care, moves often ignored by the media.”
In Fox News, John Roberts reports that “President Trump has struck an ‘informal’ deal with Boeing for new Air Force One planes.” Roberts explains that the President’s deal is worth “$1.4 billion in savings,” according to estimates for the project.
“Children's clothing giant Carter's Inc. (NYSE: CRI) said Tuesday that thanks to ‘the significant and unexpected benefit in 2017 of the historic tax reform legislation,’ the company will spend $20 million to increase employee retirement plan contributions and give bonuses for eligible full-time and part-time employees,” David Allison writes in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Allison notes that “numerous other U.S. and Georgia-based companies have announced they will give employees bonuses and boost retirement contributions thanks to tax reform.”