Whole Foods' Competitors Fear Amazon Price Cuts
2017-08-25 06:36:18 UTC
(Reuters) - Amazon said it will cut prices on a range of popular goods as it completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market, sending shares of rival grocers tumbling on fears that brutal market share battles will intensify.
Amazon’s $13.7 bill...
White House Supports Raising Debt Ceiling
2017-08-24 20:06:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it was committed to making sure Congress raises the nation's debt limit even as the president described the looming legislative process as a "mess."
"It's our job to inform Congress of the...
Paul Ryan is Pandering to Neo-Nazis
2017-08-24 18:27:41 UTC
(The New Republic) He and Republicans will protect Trump from censure, hoping national outrage will have fizzled by the time Congress returns to Washington.
Paul Ryan has always relied on the assumption that the people he answers to—constituent...
White Nationalist Interviewed by Vice On C’Ville Turns Himself In To Police
2017-08-24 18:15:13 UTC
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on protests against Confederate monuments that have occurred in the aftermath of deadly violence at a Virginia rally by white nationalists (all times local):
Police report a white nationali...
Bipartisan Policy Center Says U.S. Could Miss Payments on October 2
2017-08-24 18:08:46 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government might not have enough money to pay all its bills on Oct. 2 if Washington does not raise a cap on federal borrowing, a respected think tank said in a report on Thursday.
The Treasury might not have enou...
Debate over Trump's Mental Health Takes Off
2017-08-24 19:15:37 UTC
When Republican Sen. Bob Corker said last week that President Trump hasn't "been able to demonstrate the stability" needed for success and recommended he "move way beyond himself," it was news mostly because Corker has been one of Trump's key sup...
Odds of Government Shutdown Skyrocketing
2017-08-24 17:41:08 UTC
(Vox.com) Despite failing to obtain funding from Mexico, Donald Trump still wants to build a wall along America’s southern border. Unfortunately for Trump, said fence costs billions of dollars and at present, no one is willing to give him the mone...
Trump Trys to Kill Bill Protecting Mueller
2017-08-25 00:54:42 UTC
(Vox.com) Since Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to head the Justice Department’s Russia investigation back in May, Washington has speculated about whether President Donald Trump will end up firing him.
And according to a new report...
Trump's top aide tried to arrange a meeting with Putin in June 2016
2017-08-24 16:46:06 UTC
WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Congressional investigators have found another email from a top aide to President Donald Trump last year about an effort to arrange a meeting between campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin, CNN repor...
1 in 6 Americans say it's acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views: Poll
2017-08-24 17:00:16 UTC
1 in 6 Americans either support the alt-right or say it is acceptable to hold white supremacist or neo-Nazi views. according to a new poll.
This subgroup splits evenly in approving and disapproving of Trump’s response to the protests — and appr...
Key UN panel warns US over 'alarming' racism, as it did with Iraq and Burundi
2017-08-24 02:11:19 UTC
A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocally and unconditionally” reject discrimination.
The warning specifically refers to events last ...
Germany's top politician wants US nukes out of his country
2017-08-23 17:10:25 UTC
Germany's top politician from the Social Democratic Party, Martin Schulz has vowed to remove US nuclear weapons from Germany's soil if he defeats Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming election.
Trump's conflict with North Korea "shows more ...
Police Disperse Protestors at Trump's Phoenix Rally
2017-08-23 16:06:32 UTC
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday after being pelted with rocks and bottles, police said.
Police have not given an estimate of the...
Six Lowlights From Trump’s Phoenix Rally Speech
2017-08-23 16:02:03 UTC
During a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, Tuesday night, Trump returned to his free-wheeling campaign style diatribes, jumping from topic to topic, sharing his unfiltered thoughts on several matters.
As he did during the campaign, Trump peppered his ...
James Clapper Asks if Trump is 'looking for a way out'
2017-08-23 15:53:55 UTC
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had strong words for President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, calling Trump's performance at a campaign rally in Arizona "downright scary and disturbing."
"It's hard to know where to start,...
Trump's Real Worry is the Russia Investigation
2017-08-23 15:43:26 UTC
The only thing Donald Trump is really worried about is the Russia investigation.Ever since the embarrassing failure of health care repeal, Trump and Mitch McConnell, our country’s two largest adult sons, have not been on speaking terms. It was pre...
Schumer Says Trump Wall Threat Will Lead to U.S. Government Shutdown
2017-08-23 15:30:20 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government if he does not secure funding for a border wall with Mexico would lead to a shutdown that "nobody will...
Kurds Impossible Issue for Tillerson in Turkey
2017-08-23 15:24:36 UTC
ANKARA—(The Atlantic) Before Jim Mattis, the U.S. defense secretary, set off on a trip to strengthen ties with America’s allies in the Middle East and Europe, the Pentagon released a statement saying he would “look for ways to help Turkey address ...
McConnell and Trump Relationship Takes a Nosedive
2017-08-23 03:26:04 UTC
The Cold War between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has iced over into a nuclear winter, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
The New York Times reported, citing more than a dozen unnamed sources bri...
Bannon's Breitbart Slams Trump's Afghanistan Strategy
2017-08-22 20:15:41 UTC
(Vanity Fair, The Hive) Breitbart promised #war, and Monday night, after Donald Trump accepted the advice of the Joint Chiefs and committed the United States to an indefinite engagement in Afghanistan, it delivered. Within minutes of Trump leaving...
Trump Has No Afghanistan Policy
2017-08-22 23:18:12 UTC
Donald Trump has no strategy for Afghanistan. Appearing at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday evening, the president announced ... something. A strategy, allegedly, that will “win” our 16-year-old war in Afghanistan.
Trump being Trump...
Charlottesville Witness Becomes Fake News Story
2017-08-22 19:47:07 UTC
Last Sunday evening, I received a worried call from my sister asking if I had spoken with my mother and father. I had spent the day doing interviews about the vehicle attack I witnessed the day before while protesting the Unite the Right rally i...
Trump Lacks Options on Pakistan's "terrorist" havens
2017-08-22 19:24:09 UTC
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants - an approach analysts say probably won't change Pakistan's strategic calculati...
The toll of Tasers: Police use of stun guns
2017-08-22 19:00:41 UTC
Reuters finds more than 150 autopsy reports citing Tasers as a cause or contributor to US deaths. Many who die are among society’s vulnerable.
ONTARIO, California – As her husband stalked around the back yard, upending chairs and screaming abou...
He Won!: US Is Moving Away From Its Anti-Assad Course
2017-08-22 01:33:25 UTC
The US is increasingly moving away from its anti-Assad course. And the winner is: Assad.
The Syrian president appears increasingly confident, announcing that conditions will apply to countries wanting to rejig their relationship with Syria.