States' rights? Not for retirement
2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
By Mark Miller | CHICAGO
So much for states’ rights.
The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - in...
White House viewed the EU as a flawed construct - Steve Bannon Contradicts Pence
2017-02-21 22:26:27 UTC
Steve Bannon Contradicts Pence:
White House viewed the EU as a flawed construct
By Noah Barkin |
BERLIN — In the week before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America's "steadfast and enduring" commitment to the Eu...
International money transfers via Facebook
2017-02-21 08:20:33 UTC
By Anna Irrera |
NEW YORK — Money transfer company TransferWise has launched a new service that allows users to send money internationally through Facebook Inc's chat application, as competition in the digital payments landscape intensifies.
"The country is so sad right now and 'La La Land' is the only escapist movie"
2017-02-21 07:53:05 UTC
By Jill Serjeant |
LOS ANGELES — From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood s...
Mr President, Europe Doesn't Like You!
2017-02-20 08:07:53 UTC
<h3>Swedes were left scratching their heads over what happened #LastNightInSweden after US President Trump invented a terror attack in their nation. Now, the gaff has become a running joke on online.</h3>
Those still mourning the victims of t...
Trump plans to raise asylum bar and speed deportations
2017-02-19 13:42:51 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley | WASHINGTON
The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process.
The new guidelines, contained in a dr...
Trump's new Exec Order: ICE has the authority to deport undocumented immigrants
2017-02-19 04:42:32 UTC
The entire population of nearly 12 million Undocumented immigrants are subject to deportation.
The Trump administration plans to direct immigration agents to greatly expand the categories of immigrants they target for deportation, according to ...
Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools
2017-02-18 20:14:53 UTC
Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools.
California - On the same day that the Department of Homeland Security leaked a draft of a <a
McCain tells Europe: Trump contradicts himself
2017-02-18 05:12:25 UTC
John McCain slams Donald Trump in Munich speech without using his name.
By Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott |
MUNICH, GERMANY - Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to...
Germany And Canada Strongest Defender Of Unalienable Rights
2017-02-18 09:02:11 UTC
Among 'last defenders' of liberal world order, Merkel does the heavy lifting
It seems an ice age since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Germany's Angela Merkel were anointed the last defenders of the liberal international order.
But it was ...
Anti-Trump rallies staged across U.S. cities
2017-02-17 19:22:11 UTC
By Ian Simpson |
WASHINGTON - A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration will unfold on Friday in cities across the country, with activists urging Americans to skip work and school in a ...
Trump's Deportation Army: 100,000 National Guard troops to round up immigrants
2017-02-18 22:01:34 UTC
The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated...
Hallucination: Trump Blames Obama For Chaos
2017-02-19 02:06:47 UTC
Washington - President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary denunciation Thursday of his critics and media reports that his White House is in chaos, complaining he inherited a "mess" and slamming stories that his campaign was constantly in conta...
U.S. backs away from commitment to Palestinian state
2017-02-15 23:08:56 UTC
By Luke Baker and Matt Spetalnick | WASHINGTON
President Donald Trump on Wednesday dropped a U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a longstanding bedrock of Middle East policy, even as he urged Israeli Prime...
White House Dilemma:: Puzder out as Trump's Labor nominee
2017-02-15 23:06:13 UTC
Andrew Puzder said he was withdrawing his nomination after labor complaints by workers at his food business, a revelation that he had employed an undocumented immigrant and the resurfacing of a decades-old Oprah Winfrey tape.
By Sarah N. Lync...
Did Putin guide Trump's presidential campaign?
2017-02-16 01:28:30 UTC
Key Senate committee chairman wants briefing on Flynn.
Latest: The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday to send the committee doc...
Trump knew that Flynn was misleading over Russia
2017-02-14 22:19:45 UTC
By Steve Holland and Richard Cowan |
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump knew for weeks that national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled the White House about his contacts with Russia but did not immediately force him out, an admin...
Trump May Have Had His Worst Week - Flynn Resigns
2017-02-14 10:15:46 UTC
By Steve Holland and John Walcott | WASHINGTON
President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United S...
House GOP will not seek Trump tax returns
2017-02-14 00:40:22 UTC
WASHINGTON - A congressional tax oversight committee will not seek President Donald Trump's tax returns, despite calls from Democrats for a review to determine possible business ties to foreign countries including Russia, the panel's Republican ch...
Trump effect: U.S. inflation expectations at highest level since 2015
2017-02-13 23:16:46 UTC
A measure of U.S. inflation expectations rose for a second straight month in January to its highest level since mid-2015, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey released on Monday that reinforced the view that interest rates would ...
Trump Wants To "Tweak" NAFTA
2017-02-14 22:19:57 UTC
By Andrea Hopkins |
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States would be "tweaking" its trade relationship with Canada, stopping short of calling for a major realignment in a development likely to please visiting Canad...
CNN: US Intelligence Has Confirmed Parts of the Trump-Russia Dossier
2017-02-11 10:24:40 UTC
US investigators have confirmed parts of the 35-page batch of memos compiled by a former British spy, CNN reported Friday afternoon. The memos, first written about by Mother Jones in October 2016, contained allegations of collusion between officia...
U.S. federal agents arrested hundreds of immigrants this week
2017-02-11 08:27:20 UTC
By Sharon Bernstein and Kristina Cooke
U.S. federal immigration agents arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week in what officials on Friday called routine enforcement actions.
Reports of immigration swee...
Trump's New Ban Is Coming After He Lost The Old One In Court 3-0
2017-02-11 10:38:25 UTC
Trump's New Ban Is Coming After He Lost The Old One In Court 3-0.
By Ayesha Rascoe and Steve Holland |
PALM BEACH, FLA./WASHINGTON - Trump said that he is considering issuing a new travel ban, while White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus...
Trump Pulled Back: U.S. committed to Japan security
2017-02-10 21:53:20 UTC
By Steve Holland and Kiyoshi Takenaka |
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday praised the alliance between the United States and Japan as a cornerstone of regional peace and stability, edging away from campaign pledges to force Tokyo t...