Trump Wants Dramatically Increase the US Nuclear Arsenal
2017-10-11 17:52:23 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to dramatically increase the country’s nuclear arsenal, he said in a meeting with his national security advisers in July, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing three officials who were pre...
Guns on campus: Student pulled out a gun, shot an officer in Texas
2017-10-10 06:41:04 UTC
TEXAS/ Lubbock (Reuters) - A student shot a police officer to death at Texas Tech University in Lubbock on Monday, and the campus was placed on lockdown before the suspect was arrested, officials said.
Texas Tech police went to check on the wel...
Thousands Flee Deadly Wildfires in California Wine Country
2017-10-17 22:03:51 UTC
Santa Cruz, Sausalito (California) — Officials were contending with new fires in Northern California on Tuesday as progress continued on the blazes that have ravaged wine country.
Five firefighters were injured in a fast-moving wildfire in the ...
Trump Is Not Serious About 'Dreamer' Deal
2017-10-09 08:31:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who pledged to help protect young people known as “Dreamers” brought illegally to the United States as children, called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall to be part of any immigration dea...
Columbus Day Celebrates the Explorer's Crimes Against Humanity
2017-10-09 20:25:51 UTC
Every October, grateful Americans get a day off work to, ostensively, celebrate the life of explorer Christopher Columbus. The current President of the United States Donald Trump said in his proclamation:
"The permanent arrival of Europeans to ...
Trump's Nationalistic America Sees Anti-Fascist Movement Rising
2017-10-07 07:30:08 UTC
On the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated as the US president in January, the white supremacist Richard Spencer was giving an interview to a television reporter on the streets of Washington, DC. He was midsentence when a black-clad figure rushe...
Trump Presumed to Create Chaos in Iran Nuclear Deal
2017-10-06 00:20:55 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a senior administration official said on Thursday, in a step that potentially coul...
US hiring slowed to an 11-month low in September
2017-10-04 16:44:29 UTC
(Reuters) - U.S. companies scaled back their hiring to an 11-month low in September after two powerful hurricanes disrupted some business activities, while the vast domestic services sector overcame those snags to expand at its fastest pace in 12 ...
Rex Tillerson says he has never considered leaving his post
2017-10-04 15:25:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he had never considered resigning from his post, saying he was as committed to President Donald Trump’s agenda as much today as he was when he first came into office.
Wisconsin, Michigan among states targeted by Russia to elect Trump
2017-10-04 05:02:17 UTC
(Reuters) - Russia-linked Facebook ads during last year’s U.S. presidential election mainly focussed on the states of Michigan and Wisconsin, CNN reported on Tuesday.
The ads targeted key demographic groups and used divisive messages including ...
The Culture of Violence in America
2017-10-03 18:18:52 UTC
The United States of America was conceived and nurtured by violence.
Americans not only engage in violence, they are entertained by it.
Killing takes place in America at an average of 87 times each day. Going to war in Afghanistan is less da...
Nobody's in Control of Populist Republican Movement
2017-10-02 14:23:58 UTC
Seven years after Republicans first seized on the unruly rise of the Tea Party as a vehicle for winning elections, GOP leaders are confronting a stark reality: They have lost all control and comprehension of the populist movement they were suppose...
Trump Undermines Tillerson's Diplomacy
2017-10-02 13:59:44 UTC
In our combined 50-plus years at the State Department, neither of us ever witnessed as profound a humiliation as a sitting president handed his secretary of state Sunday morning.
“I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he ...
US gun violence: 59 killed, 515 wounded at Las Vegas concert
2017-10-03 05:35:15 UTC
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A 64-year-old man armed with more than 10 rifles rained down gunfire on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday, slaughtering at least 59 people in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history before killing himself.
Smithsonian Grapples With The Future of Black America
2017-09-30 14:42:30 UTC
“It is an act of patriotism to understand where we’ve been.”
So said President Barack Obama during his speech at the opening ceremony of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which celebrated its on...
Trump's Swamp: Extensive Use of Taxpayer-Funded Private Aircrafts
2017-09-30 05:17:01 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday in an uproar over his use of costly private charter planes for government business.
“Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his re...
Trump Says 'Big Decisions' Need to Be Made About Rebuilding 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
2017-09-29 14:04:40 UTC
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
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 ...
US Senators Seek Bipartisan Deal on Health Exchanges
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...
California moves its presidential primary from June to March
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
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
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
2017-09-27 12:52:02 UTC
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...
Betsy DeVos Rolls Back Protections for Campus Sexual Assault Survivors
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.