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  • Treasury Department Takes Down Study Showing Tax Plan Does Not Benefit Working Class
    Mnuchin_reading_at_confirmation 2017-09-29 14:20:24 UTC
    Earlier this week, the Trump administration revealed its long-awaited tax plan, the broad strokes of which are massive tax cuts for people like one Donald Trump and corporate America, at the expense of low-income families and the middle class. Ind...
  • Trump Says 'Big Decisions' Need to Be Made About Rebuilding Puerto Rico
    Trump_puerto_rico 2017-09-29 14:13:05 UTC
    President Donald Trump on Friday said that “big decisions” loom about the cost of rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the wake of two severe hurricanes while relaying praise he said his administration had received from the island’s governor for its recov...
  • Antigua Asks U.S. to Settle 12-year Old WTO Bill
    Antigua_scene 2017-09-29 14:04:40 UTC
    Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Antigua and Barbuda asked the United States on Friday to settle a decade-old trade dispute to help the Caribbean country pay the $250 million cost of recovery from Hurricane Irma, which “completely decimated” the is...
  • Former NATA Chief: 10% Chance of Nuclear War with North Korea
    South_korea_defense_forces 2017-09-29 13:58:20 UTC
    Retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis spent 37 years in the military, including four years as the supreme allied commander of NATO. Hillary Clinton vetted him as a possible running mate. President-elect Donald Trump considered naming him secretary of ...
  • Poll: Majority Say Trump Isn't Fit to be President
    Trump_not_fit 2017-09-29 13:51:06 UTC
    A majority of American voters say Donald Trump is not "fit to serve as president," according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, with 51 percent of respondents saying they are embarrassed to have Trump serve as president. The po...
  • US Senators Seek Bipartisan Deal on Health Exchanges
    Senators_seek_bipartisan_deal_on_health_exchanges-_schumer 2017-09-29 07:39:57 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators from both parties are close to finalizing a bipartisan deal to shore up the health insurance exchanges created under Obamacare, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Thursday. The move, which Senate Democra...
  • Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner dies at the Mansion
    Playboy_magazine_founder_hugh_hefner_dies_at_the_mansion 2017-09-28 07:45:47 UTC
    (Reuters) - Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who helped usher in the 1960s sexual revolution with his groundbreaking men’s magazine and built a business empire around his libertine lifestyle, died on Wednesday at the age of 91, Playboy Enterprises sai...
  • California moves its presidential primary from June to March
    California_moves_its_presidential_primary_from_june_to_march-_gov._jerry_brown 2017-09-28 07:14:57 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will move its presidential primary from June to March under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, a change aimed at giving the liberal-leaning state more influence in choosing cand...
  • Trump's Tax Plan Will add Trillions of Dollars to the Debt
    Trump_undermines_trust_between_partners-_%22i_have_the_absolute_right%22 2017-09-28 06:48:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump proposed on Wednesday the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in three decades, calling for tax cuts for most Americans, but prompting criticism that the plan favors business and the rich and could add trillions...
  • Trump: Republicans Have Votes to Pass Healthcare Later
    Trump_healthcare 2017-09-27 13:07:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans have enough support to pass their healthcare overhaul but not this week, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, one day after Senate Republicans admitted defeat over their effort to repeal and replace Obamacar...
  • Trump's Tax Plan Proposes Deep Cuts, Lacks Revenue Details
    Trump_tax_plan 2017-09-27 12:52:02 UTC
    David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will call on Wednesday for slashing tax rates on businesses and the wealthy as part of a new tax plan that is likely to offer few details about how to pay for the cuts without expa...
  • American Shame: Puerto Rico in Limbo
    American_shame-_leaving_puerto_rico_in_limbo 2017-09-27 07:43:29 UTC
    PUERTO RICANS: WE'RE U.S. CITIZENS! Over the course of the weekend, US President Donald Trump grew increasingly irritated as media coverage portrayed him as inattentive to the devastation on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. And so, he enga...
  • Chad, a U.S. Counterterrorism Ally, Included in Travel Ban
    Chad_counterterrorism 2017-09-27 04:15:49 UTC
    Is Chad “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States” or is it a nation that “does not adequately share public-safety and terrorism-related information”? Both, according to the White House proclamation that listed the c...
  • Merkel Wins German Election With Progressive Agenda
    Merkel_wins_german_election_with_progressive_agenda 2017-09-25 06:57:50 UTC
    BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed a mandate to form a new German government after her conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term. She conceded that her party "would have preferred a better result." But...
  • Senate Opposition to Obamacare Repeal Grows: Collins, Cruz, Lee Lean Against
    Cruz_obamacare_repeal 2017-09-24 18:06:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins d...
  • Betsy DeVos Rolls Back Protections for Campus Sexual Assault Survivors
    Betsy_devos_title_nine_rollback 2017-09-23 18:14:24 UTC
    Betsy DeVos was right. When it comes to sexual assault on college campuses, “we must do better,” she said in a speech earlier this month at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. <hr><strong><a href="https://www.vox.com/policy...
  • Medicaid Directors Reject Graham-Cassidy Repeal
    Medicaid_directors_graham_cassidy 2017-09-23 18:05:48 UTC
    In a blistering statement released Friday morning, the association representing state Medicaid directors took Congress to task for rushing a bill to the floor that would completely overhaul the nation’s health care system in just a few years and d...
  • NAFTA Talks Intensify: U.S. to Reveal Demands
    Nafta_flags 2017-09-23 17:57:51 UTC
    David Ljunggren, Lesley Wroughton OTTAWA (Reuters) - Talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement looked set to intensify on Saturday as U.S. negotiators prepared for the first time to unveil their demands on some of the Trump admini...
  • Trump's Comments on Football Player Protests: NFL Pushes Back
    Kaepernick_knee_protest 2017-09-23 17:36:11 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s call for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem revealed an “unfortunate lack of respect” for the NFL and its players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodel...
  • McCain Does Not Support New GOP Obamacare Repeal
    Mccain_does_not_support_new_gop_obamacare_repeal 2017-09-22 18:56:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday that he would vote against a new Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare if it is brought onto the Senate floor next week, in a new setback for the proposal. “I cannot in good consci...
  • Trump: Turkish President Erdogan Gets 'Very High Marks'
    Trump_erdogan_un 2017-09-22 14:40:46 UTC
    President Donald Trump on Thursday said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “getting very high marks,” despite his increasingly autocratic behavior. “It’s a great honor and privilege — because he’s become a friend of mine — to introduce P...
  • Trump Staffers Looking for the Exits
    Trump_waves 2017-09-22 14:31:48 UTC
    A fast-growing number of White House staffers are starting to look for the exits, even though the one-year mark of President Donald Trump’s first term is still months away. Many who joined the administration in January did so with the explici...
  • SEC Hack: Persistent Government Cyber Vulnerability
    Sec_cyber_hack 2017-09-22 14:24:31 UTC
    Dustin Volz, Jason Lange WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A major computer hack at America’s top stock market regulator is the latest sign that data stored in the highest reaches of the U.S. government remains vulnerable to cyber attacks, despit...
  • North Korea Might Test H-Bomb in Pacific, Kim Jung-Un Insults Trump
    North_korea_h_bomb 2017-09-22 13:29:37 UTC
    SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the reclusive country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make Trump pay dearly for his thre...
  • Facebook Provides Congress Over 3,000 Russian Bought Ads
    Facebook_provides_congress_over_3_000_russian_bought_ads 2017-09-21 20:09:00 UTC
    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is planning to release the content of more than 3,000 ads purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated Capitol Hill investigators....