Medicaid Directors Reject Graham-Cassidy Repeal
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...
Trump's Comments on Football Player Protests: NFL Pushes Back
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
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'
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
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...
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....
Why Trump is so Afraid of Mueller's Investigation
2017-09-21 18:51:38 UTC
It’s been clear for months that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is also examining whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice while he was in office.
But of late, more and more specifics have emerged about just w...
Sebastian Gorka Joins Conspiracy Minded 'MAGA Coalition'
2017-09-20 16:31:34 UTC
Former White House staffer and self-styled counterterrorism expert Sebastian Gorka has joined a secretive pro-Trump super PAC whose leaders have pushed conspiracy theories about a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer and “Pizzagate.”
Trump Blames Clintons for Nuclear North Korea
2017-09-20 16:09:36 UTC
President Donald Trump on Wednesday cast blame for the nuclear-armed North Korea that his administration faces on the Clinton family, blaming former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton for failing to disarm the reg...
FBI wiretapped Trump's Paul Manafort before, after election
2017-09-19 04:40:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday.
The New York Times, citing two people close to the case, als...
Electoral District Boundaries Fight Heads to US Supreme Court
2017-09-17 16:27:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It is a political practice nearly as old as the United States - manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts to help one party tighten its grip on power in a move called partisan gerrymandering - and one the Supreme ...
A Deplorable President's Shameful Tweets and Retweets
2017-09-17 16:12:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted a doctored video of himself taking a golf swing and hitting former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who then stumbles as she boards a plane.
Clinton had been b...
California protects immigrants and resists Trump by becoming a 'Sanctuary State'
2017-09-16 18:43:59 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers voted to become a sanctuary state, tussled over hot-button environmental issues and urged other states to refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission as their ...
Former CIA Director Morell is in No Position to Judge Chelsea Manning
2017-09-16 15:47:47 UTC
Michael Morell is in no position to pass judgment on Chelsea Manning.The former CIA director claims to have been outraged by the decision of the Harvard Kennedy School to appoint Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow. In response to his resignation...
Protests in St. Louis Over Cop's Acquittal
2017-09-16 15:38:07 UTC
ST. LOUIS — Hundreds of people protesting the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of black man several years ago marched for hours in mostly peaceful demonstrations, until a broken window at the mayor's home ...
White House Says: ESPN Host Who Criticized Trump Should Be Fired!
2017-09-16 15:29:59 UTC
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday spent the second day in a row suggesting that an ESPN anchor should be fired for critical comments against President Trump.
After suggesting Wednesday that ESPN anchor Jemele Hill sho...
Elizabeth Warren launches investigation into Equifax breach
2017-09-16 02:48:20 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax’s massive data breach, and along with 11 other Democratic senators, introduced a bill to allow consumers to freeze their credit for fre...
Federal Judge Rules Against Trump on "Sanctuary Cities"
2017-09-16 02:10:15 UTC
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday barred the U.S. Justice Department from denying public-safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities in retaliation for limiting cooperation with the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigrati...
Mattis: North Korea Deepens its Isolation with Missile Launch
2017-09-15 15:45:28 UTC
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that North Korea is deepening its economic and diplomatic isolation with its latest ballistic missile launch, adding the United States was still assessing the new test by Pyo...
Democrats and Trump 'close' to deal on DACA
2017-09-14 17:04:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, a development that alarmed some of his cons...
Nation Weather Service Takes Active Role in Preparing for Disasters
2017-09-13 14:26:49 UTC
COLLEGE PARK, Md.—“I woke up Friday night with a dream that it had missed the peninsula,” said Bill Lapenta, the director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.
We sat looking at a screen that showed Hurricane Irma’s long journey...
Medicare for All is New Litmus Test for Democratic Presidential Hopefuls
2017-09-13 14:12:46 UTC
Medicare for All is becoming the new litmus test for Democratic presidential hopefuls.Cory Booker became the fifth Democratic senator to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All bill on Monday afternoon. It’s a shift for Booker,...
Residents Return to Irma-ravaged Florida Keys
2017-09-13 13:57:10 UTC
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) - Evacuees from Hurricane Irma were early on Wednesday returning to the Florida Keys, where sunrise will give them a first glimpse of devastation that has left countless homes and businesses in ruins.
Median U.S. Household Income Sets Record in 2016
2017-09-13 18:28:17 UTC
SEPT. 12, 2017 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income increased by 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016, while the official poverty rate decreased 0.8 percentage points. At the same time, the percentage of people w...
Trump's aggressive policy on Iran could complicate the US-led fight against ISIS
2017-09-12 05:39:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive U.S. responses to Iran’s forces, its Shi‘ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups, according to six curre...