Senate Opposition to Obamacare Repeal Grows: Collins, Cruz, Lee Lean Against
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...
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...
SEC Hack: Persistent Government Cyber Vulnerability
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
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...
UN: Germany Condemns Trumpian "National Egoism"
2017-09-22 01:04:40 UTC
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned against "national egoism" in world politics on Thursday in his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly.
"This worldview describes the world as an arena, a kind of battleground, in which ...
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....
Democrats Gave the GOP One More Chance to Repeal Obamacare
2017-09-21 13:48:44 UTC
“They may have spiked the ball in the end zone a little too early,” Mitch McConnell observed about his Democratic colleagues to The New York Times last week.
The Senate majority leader was referring to the celebrations from Senate Minority Lead...
Angela Merkel Slams Trump’s Threat to ‘Destroy’ North Korea
2017-09-21 19:33:34 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel was highly critical of US President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations. In the speech, Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea.
"I am against threats of this kind. And speaking for mys...
UN: Iran’s Rouhani blasts Trump as 'rogue newcomer' to world politics
2017-09-20 17:19:34 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had made his decision on whether the United States will remain in the 2015 Iran nuclear pact but declined to reveal it as Iran vowed not to be the first to violate th...
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.”
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...
France warns US: Iran Nuclear deal collapse would risk a regional arms race
2017-09-18 15:29:54 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France on Monday raised the possibility of strengthening the provisions of the international accord on Iran’s nuclear program that expire in 2025 and defended the pact against the Trump administration’s misgivings, sayin...
Emmys 2017: Full list of winners from the 69th annual awards
2017-09-18 04:29:40 UTC
<The stars of the small screen stepped out from behind the camera Sunday night for the 69th annual Emmy Awards.
While some of the nominees were TV legends, others arrived at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with empty trophy stands.
Political comedy "Veep", "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Saturday Night Live" won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards 2017
2017-09-18 04:43:21 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “The Handmaid’s Tale” and political comedy “Veep” won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, where “Saturday Night Live” was also a big winner on a night dominated by jokes about U.S. President Donald Trump.
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...
EU Plans To Raise Taxes For Internet Giants
2017-09-17 00:53:39 UTC
TALLINN (Reuters) - A European Union plan to raise more tax from digital multinationals faced the first signs of scepticism on Saturday, as smaller members of the bloc warned about the economic impact from such a move.
France wants to tax compa...
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...