It’s getting cold again: A chemical weapons attack, cruise missile strikes and dirty tricks in the U.S. electoral process have put a deep freeze on the possibility of warmer U.S.-Russia relations. Now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling on Russia, one of Syria’s closest allies, to hold Syrian President Bashar Assad accountable.
Equal pay is a hot-button issue and has its own day on April 4. Equal Pay Day began in 1996 to raise public awareness about the gap between men’s and women’s wages, and there have been many efforts over the years to mind the pay gap. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law.
Pranks and practical jokes can be the best or the worst part of April Fools’ Day. Some historians think it originated in the 16th century, when Pope Gregory XIII switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. Historians also believe April Fools’ Day is rooted in renewal festivals, marking the end of winter and the blossoming of spring.
Britain has officially said “cheerio” to the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May has invoked Article 50, notifying the European Council that Britain has made its exit, or Brexit. Turns out, it did when over 50 percent of the U.K. ultimately voted to leave the EU.
A new report reveals that President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort had a plan to benefit the Russian government more than a decade ago.
Mar-a-Lago has become President Trump’s weekend getaway, and it’s also known as the winter White House. It’s also a National Historic Landmark, and that’s been the case since well before Trump became president. For that we have to travel back to the Roaring 1920s, when socialite and General Foods heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post was looking for a winter retreat.
Just hours before President Trump’s first speech to Congress, he turned some heads when he told reporters that “the time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides.” While there was no mention of that specific policy change in his speech, he did mention reform. But for the most part, his speech contained more of the same on his push to ramp up immigration enforcement and border security. That effort will need the help of one agency in particular, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ...