States' rights? Not for retirement
2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
By Mark Miller | CHICAGO
So much for states’ rights.
The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - in...
White House viewed the EU as a flawed construct - Steve Bannon Contradicts Pence
2017-02-21 22:26:27 UTC
Steve Bannon Contradicts Pence:
White House viewed the EU as a flawed construct
By Noah Barkin |
BERLIN — In the week before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America's "steadfast and enduring" commitment to the Eu...
"The country is so sad right now and 'La La Land' is the only escapist movie"
2017-02-21 07:53:05 UTC
By Jill Serjeant |
LOS ANGELES — From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood s...
Civil Rights: Loving v. Virginia
2017-02-21 07:27:00 UTC
<h2>Here’s The History Behind ‘Loving,’ A Film About A Major Civil Rights Victory<strong></h2>The movie celebrates the love story at the center of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that ended racial discrimination for marriage.</strong><h...
Mr President, Europe Doesn't Like You!
2017-02-20 08:07:53 UTC
<h3>Swedes were left scratching their heads over what happened #LastNightInSweden after US President Trump invented a terror attack in their nation. Now, the gaff has become a running joke on online.</h3>
Those still mourning the victims of t...
Trump plans to raise asylum bar and speed deportations
2017-02-19 13:42:51 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley | WASHINGTON
The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process.
The new guidelines, contained in a dr...
Trump's new Exec Order: ICE has the authority to deport undocumented immigrants
2017-02-19 04:42:32 UTC
The entire population of nearly 12 million Undocumented immigrants are subject to deportation.
The Trump administration plans to direct immigration agents to greatly expand the categories of immigrants they target for deportation, according to ...
Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools
2017-02-18 20:14:53 UTC
Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools.
California - On the same day that the Department of Homeland Security leaked a draft of a <a
McCain tells Europe: Trump contradicts himself
2017-02-18 05:12:25 UTC
John McCain slams Donald Trump in Munich speech without using his name.
By Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott |
MUNICH, GERMANY - Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to...
Trump's Deportation Army: 100,000 National Guard troops to round up immigrants
2017-02-18 22:01:34 UTC
The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated...
U.S. backs away from commitment to Palestinian state
2017-02-15 23:08:56 UTC
By Luke Baker and Matt Spetalnick | WASHINGTON
President Donald Trump on Wednesday dropped a U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a longstanding bedrock of Middle East policy, even as he urged Israeli Prime...
Did Putin guide Trump's presidential campaign?
2017-02-16 01:28:30 UTC
Key Senate committee chairman wants briefing on Flynn.
Latest: The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday to send the committee doc...
Trump May Have Had His Worst Week - Flynn Resigns
2017-02-14 10:15:46 UTC
By Steve Holland and John Walcott | WASHINGTON
President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United S...
House GOP will not seek Trump tax returns
2017-02-14 00:40:22 UTC
WASHINGTON - A congressional tax oversight committee will not seek President Donald Trump's tax returns, despite calls from Democrats for a review to determine possible business ties to foreign countries including Russia, the panel's Republican ch...
Trump effect: U.S. inflation expectations at highest level since 2015
2017-02-13 23:16:46 UTC
A measure of U.S. inflation expectations rose for a second straight month in January to its highest level since mid-2015, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey released on Monday that reinforced the view that interest rates would ...
CNN: US Intelligence Has Confirmed Parts of the Trump-Russia Dossier
2017-02-11 10:24:40 UTC
US investigators have confirmed parts of the 35-page batch of memos compiled by a former British spy, CNN reported Friday afternoon. The memos, first written about by Mother Jones in October 2016, contained allegations of collusion between officia...
Trump embodies the shameless corruption
2017-02-10 08:18:33 UTC
<h3>Democrats need to mount a strong, ongoing argument that Trump’s corruption is integrally linked to policies that go against ordinary people. It’s unlikely that a Republican House and Senate would want to start impeachment proceedings unless Tr...
U.S. appeals court upholds suspension of Trump travel ban
2017-02-09 23:54:56 UTC
By Daniel Levine
San Francisco - A U.S. federal appeals court on Thursday unanimously upheld a temporary suspension of President Donald Trump's order that restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of ...
Trump denounced US-Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty, though he did not know anything about it
2017-02-09 23:51:17 UTC
By Jonathan Landay and David Rohde |
WASHINGTON - In his first call as president with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump denounced an Obama-era treaty that caps U.S. and Russian deployment of nuclear warheads. During a pause in the ca...
The U.S. President focuses on own family business
2017-02-08 21:01:27 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked Nordstrom Inc (JWN.N) for what he said was its unfair treatment of his daughter Ivanka after its decision to not purchase her clothing line for this upcoming season.
Shares of the retailer fell ...
Silicon Valley: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Intel, eBay,.. file a legal brief opposing Trump's immigration ban
2017-02-06 21:06:45 UTC
Several technology giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban, arguing that it "inflicts significant harm on American business."
London protest for the second time in a week against Trump
2017-02-04 20:42:20 UTC
LONDON (REUTERS) - Several thousand people demonstrated outside the U.S. embassy in London on Saturday against President Donald Trump and his temporary ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United Sta...
This Der Spiegel Trump cover is stunning
2017-02-04 04:37:43 UTC
Edel Rodriguez came to the United States from Cuba as a political refugee in 1980. Like many immigrants, he was angered by President Trump's executive order temporarily banning entry to the United States for travelers from seven Muslim-majority co...
More than 9.2 million sign for Obamacare
2017-02-04 02:47:34 UTC
More than 9.2 million U.S. consumers signed up for health insurance using the Healthcare.gov website during the open enrollment period between November and Jan. 31, the U.S. government said on Friday.
Enrollment was down from 9.7 million a year...
Crisis Mode In Silicon Valley; don't travel outside the country right now
2017-02-04 02:35:35 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley venture capitalist Kate Mitchell said her startup companies have a message for their employees who are foreign nationals: Don't travel outside the country right now.
"Common sense would say, why take the...