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Benjamin Sampair Tracy has been a CBS News national correspondent since January 2008. He is the White House correspondent for the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell and CBS This Morning.


Global economy concerns loom over G7 summit

Donald Trump is in France meeting with world leaders at the annual G7 summit. Underneath the smiles and handshakes are concerns about the teetering global economy, as well as the president’s..
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Trump considers payroll tax cut but says economy is "strong"

President Trump announced he's considering various tax cuts to boost the economy. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joined CBSN to talk about what that could mean, as well as other issues..
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Trump downplays recession concerns as he weighs tax cuts

President Trump is making plans to try and prevent an economic downturn, even as he rejects the idea a recession could be on the way. For the first time Tuesday, the president said he's considering..
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Trump administration says it is not considering a payroll tax cut

President Trump says the U.S. economy is strong and we're not headed toward a recession. But his administration is looking for ways to boost the economy. A healthy economy is considered vital to the..
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Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide inspires conspiracy theories

Jeffrey Epstein's death is raising troubling questions about how such a high-profile suspect could apparently take his own life while in custody. It's also raising some bizarre conspiracy theories,..
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Trump backs "meaningful" background checks in wake of mass shootings

President Trump says he supports "meaningful" background checks on gun purchases in the wake of last week’s mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. The move may bring him into conflict with the NRA,..
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White House, Congress may be moving toward action on gun control

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is suggesting he's open to new laws expanding background checks for gun buyers. In the aftermath of three mass shootings in the past two weeks, the president is..
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Mitch McConnell says senate will consider gun control legislation next month

For the first time, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is suggesting he's open to new laws requiring background checks on all gun buyers. This comes in the aftermath of the deadly El..
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Trump met with protesters nearly everywhere he went in El Paso, Dayton

The first funerals for the 22 shooting victims in El Paso will be held Thursday. On Wednesday, President Trump visited that city and Dayton, Ohio, where another gunman killed nine people last weekend...
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Dayton and El Paso residents to Trump: Stay home

President Trump is set to visit two cities where the nation's most recent mass shootings left 31 people dead. Some people in those communities would rather see him stay home. His first stop is Dayton,..
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Trump downplays North Korea's latest missile tests

North Korea appears to have launched another round of short-range missiles. It's the country's third weapons test in just over a week. CBS News correspondent Debora Patta reports on the tests from Hong..
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Trump threatens more China tariffs and attacks Democrats at Ohio rally

President Trump is threatening to sharply escalate the trade dispute with China, putting U.S. consumers in line to pay higher prices for thousands of products. The president rallied with supporters in..
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Trump threatens new 10% tariffs on China

President Trump announced that he will be imposing additional tariffs on China. He is expected to put 10% tariffs on another $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. CBS News White House correspondent Ben..
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White House reacts to Democratic debates and more ahead of Trump rally

After two nights of Democratic primary debates in Detroit, President Trump took to Twitter to express his thoughts about the candidates. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joined CBSN with..
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Dan Coats resigns as Trump's Director of National Intelligence

Dan Coats is resigning as President Trump's Director of National Intelligence after two years. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joins CBSN to discuss why Coats is choosing to step down now.
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Director of national intelligence who often clashed with Trump to resign

One of the few remaining members of President Trump's original national security team says it's time to "move on." Dan Coats says he is resigning as director of national intelligence. Coats had a tense..
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Trump blasts Mueller testimony as "one of the worst performances"

The president continues to dismiss the Russia investigation, after Robert Mueller spent the day testifying. He also claimed the Mueller report exonerates him of obstruction of justice. Ben Tracy..
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Trump ramps up feud with Democratic "Squad"

A new CBS News poll finds most Americans disagree with Donald Trump's racist tweets aimed at four congresswomen known as the "Squad." But the president continues to target the group. Ben Tracy reports.
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Trump defends racist tweet, slams "The Squad"

Donald Trump today added new fuel to his fight against four freshmen democratic lawmakers who are all women of color. His tweets prompted fresh criticism from democrats. Ben Tracy reports.
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AOC says Trump's policies are about “ethnicity and racism”

President Trump is doubling down on his defense of his supporters chanting "send her back " in reference to U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. She promised to become Mr. Trump's "nightmare" and on..
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Trump reverses course, backs supporters who chanted "send her back"

President Trump is now defending his supporters who chanted "send her back" at a rally earlier this week in reference to freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Less than 24 hours after attempting to..
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Trump changes course on citizenship question

CBS News legal analyst Kim Wehle, CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy, and CBS News senior Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes join "Red & Blue" to discuss President Trump's plans to sign..
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Trump to announce executive action on citizenship question

President Trump is expected to take executive action to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. CBS News White House correspondents Ben Tracy and Paula Reid joined CBSN with what to expect from..
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Trump told Acosta to defend himself publicly

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta says he will not resign over his role in Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex abuse case. Acosta spoke to reporters Wednesday and defended his controversial plea deal with the..
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defends handling of Jeffrey Epstein case

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta defended his handling of a decade-old plea deal with billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex crime charges when Acosta was a U.S. attorney in Florida. Acosta is..
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Democrats ramp up calls for Alex Acosta's resignation

Pressure is growing on Alex Acosta, President Trump's labor secretary, to step down. Democrats are blasting Acosta for a secret and generous plea deal he approved for financier Jeffrey Epstein more..
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Theresa May stands by Kim Darroch after leaked cables bash Trump

The diplomatic rift between the U.S. and Britain is growing wider over embarrassing leaked cables critical of President Trump. British ambassador Kim Darroch was uninvited from a dinner the president..
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U.K. ambassador to U.S. criticizes Trump administration in leaked memos

In a series of leaked diplomatic cables, Kim Darroch, Britain's ambassador to the United States, described the Trump administration as "dysfunctional," "diplomatically clumsy and inept." The memos were..
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Reports of "scabies, shingles and chickenpox" at border facility prompt calls for answers

House Democrats want top immigration officials from the Trump administration to testify this week about the crisis at the border. The lawmakers want answers about reports of dangerous and unsanitary..
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Iran's president says Trump's White House is "afflicted by mental retardation"

Iran is lashing out at the U.S. over new financial pressure, saying there will be no diplomatic end to the standoff. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called new U.S. sanctions “outrageous and..
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Special Report: New U.S. sanctions target Iran's supreme leader

President Trump has announced a new set of sanctions against Iran after the country shot down a U.S. drone last week. The new sanctions will target Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Maurice..
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Trump set to impose new Iran sanctions, warns of "obliteration" if war erupts

President Trump is set to impose new sanctions on Iran. This comes after the country downed a U.S. drone and allegedly attacked oil tankers in the Middle East. CBS News White House correspondent Ben..
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U.S. to impose new sanctions on Iran as standoff deepens

President Trump plans to unveil new sanctions against Iran Monday, as the U.S. and Iran trade new threats of military action. The president said in an interview that aired Sunday "I'm not looking for..
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Columnist claims Trump sexually assaulted her in 1990s

Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll has accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s. She said in the president forced himself on her in a department store dressing room. Ben Tracy..
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Congressional leaders briefed on Iran's attack on U.S. drone

President Trump and top congressional leaders were briefed at the White House Thursday after Iran shot down an unmanned U.S. military drone. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy discussed the..
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Sarah Sanders doesn’t rule out running for office after leaving White House

One of President Trump's original aides is leaving the White House. But Sarah Sanders said she's not ruling out a political career in Arkansas. Ben Tracy reports.
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Sarah Sanders leaving White House at the end of June, Trump tweets

Press secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House, President Trump announced Thursday. She's leaving at the end of the month, and Mr. Trump suggested she would do well to run for governor in..
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Trump commemorates 75th anniversary of D-Day in Europe

President Trump met with European leaders this week and commemorated the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy is traveling with the president. He joined CBSN to..
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D-Day veterans honored 75 years after the historic invasion

June 6 marks 75 years since D-Day, the historic turning point during World War II. Now, world leaders are gathering to honor the veterans who were there. Ben Tracy reports.
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Trump compliments Theresa May after criticizing her

On the second day of President Trump's visit to Britain, thousands protested across London. And in a switch, the president had kind words for the outgoing prime minister. Ben Tracy reports.
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Special Report: Trump holds press conference with outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May

President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May held a press conference during the president's visit to the U.K. As the two leaders met, thousands of demonstrators protested against Mr. Trump in..
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Trump facing controversies at home and abroad during UK state visit

President Trump is in the United Kingdom, but he seems to be balancing issues all around the world this week. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy, Washington Post reporter David Nakamura and..
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Trump honored by Queen Elizabeth during state visit

President Trump was honored by Queen Elizabeth at an official state banquet during his state visit to Britain that kicked off Monday. The president raised a glass to toast the U.S.-Britain friendship,..
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7/8: Face The Nation

This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sen. Chris Coons, Sen. Joni Ernst, and U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison. Plus, CBS News foreign correspondent Ben Tracy..
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6/10: Amb. Susan Rice, Larry Kudlow, Sen. Edward Markey

This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews President Trump's chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, former national security adviser Susan Rice and Sen. Ed Markey. Plus, "CBS..
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"The Takeout" - CBS News' Margaret Brennan & Ben Tracy

"Face The Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan and CBS News Asia correspondent Ben Tracy discuss President Trump’s second summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on this week’s edition of “The..
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Trump denies keeping USS John McCain from view

President Trump's feud with the late John McCain continues months after the senator's death. The president denies being involved in a decision to keep the USS John McCain from view during a recent trip..
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Trump's Japan trip light on substance, high on ceremony

President Trump is on his way home from Japan without a trade deal. He says he decided to delay negotiations until later this summer. Over four days, Mr. Trump met with Japan's new emperor and U.S...
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Trump agrees with North Korea that Joe Biden has a "low IQ"

President Trump says North Korea’s recent missile tests are not an issue for him. The president disagreed with his own national security adviser and Japan’s prime minister at a news conference in..
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Trump arrives in Japan as a potential military conflict in the Middle East looms

President Trump is in Japan for high-stakes talks about trade with the U.S. and other key issues. Air Force One landed in Tokyo Saturday for the start of a four-day visit for Mr. Trump and the first..
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