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.
Germany to U.S.: Match North Korea Overture with Talks with Iran
2017-10-01 14:48:01 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s announcement that he was “probing” opportunities for dialogue with North Korea about its nuclear weapons program and called for Washington to take a similar step with Iran...
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...
Tom Price Resigns as Health Secretary
2017-09-29 20:56:59 UTC
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday afternoon, following his use of private and military planes for official travel.
Politico first uncovered Price’s use of private chartered flights in an investigation last week, and ...
Treasury Department Takes Down Study Showing Tax Plan Does Not Benefit Working Class
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...
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'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...
American Shame: 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...
Puerto Rico Evacuates Area Threatened by Dam
2017-09-26 15:09:06 UTC
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Many people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have evacuated, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday, as he asked for more government aid to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria.
Iraq: Kurds Vote In Historic Independence Referendum
2017-09-27 16:32:33 UTC
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds’ neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across...
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...