The proposed $1.5 trillion bill would slash tax rates for big business and lower levies on the richest Americans.Congress plans to vote next week »
President Donald Trump used the attempted New York terrorist attack this week to renew his call to end “chain migration.” That’s the term immigration restrictionists use to describe allowing U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to help their family
On the fifth anniversary of the deadly massacre that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, former President Barack Obama's press secretary took to social media to remember the aftermath of the attack. Jay Carney tweeted on Thursday about the panic that ensued at the White House on Dec. 14, 2012, after news broke about the attack, in which a shooter gunned down 20 children and six adults at the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school. "5 years ago today was my worst day at the White House," he wrote.
The announcement that the controversial aide was leaving her White House post has brought with it new questions about diversity — or lack of it — in the Trump White House.
WHAT THE NET NEUTRALITY REPEAL MEANS “The repeal rolls back so-called ‘Title II’ regulations that classified the internet as a public utility, and which, among other things, required internet service providers, or ISPs, to treat all of the data traveling on their networks equally.” Here’s how the change could silence some voices. And meet the women who tried to save net neutrality. ‘DOUBTING THE INTELLIGENCE, TRUMP PURSUES PUTIN AND LEAVES A RUSSIAN THREAT UNCHECKED’ “The result is without obvious parallel in U.S. history, a situation in which the personal insecurities of the president — and his refusal to accept what even many in his administration regard as objective reality — have impaired the government’s response to a national security threat.
Tis the season to drink all the booze. Looking for more ways to imbibe this holiday season? Opt for one of these big batch Christmas punch recipes or fun holiday party cocktails.From Delish
Hours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state: I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross
Life for Ryland Ward has been a series of small victories and extended periods of waiting since he was shot in last month’s massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The 5-year-old boy was shot five times when a gunman opened fire on the congregation at First Baptist Church on Nov. 5, killing 26, including Ryland’s stepmother, JoAnne Ward, and two sisters. Ryland has remained in the hospital ever since, waiting for the day doctors say he is clear to return home.
American F-22 fighter jets have fired warning flares in Syrian airspace after Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed upon deconfliction area, according to a US official. The official told Reuters that the Russian jets left the area, which was above the Euphrates river, after the two US jets sent the warnings. One official said that the aerial encounter lasted "several minutes", as the Russian jets crossed the de-confliction line several times.
The Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate on Thursday sought a new trial for his conviction on illegal gun possession. Lawyers for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate filed court papers arguing that the judge failed to properly instruct jurors before they found him not guilty last month of killing Kate Steinle on a popular pier in 2015. Jurors did convict him of being felon in possession of a firearm.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen. The missile was reportedly launched at Saudi Arabia last month from an area of Yemen that is controlled by Houthi rebels, an Iranian-backed Shiite group that took control of large swathes of Yemen in 2014. Haley accused Iran of supplying the weaponry, and in doing so, defying a U.N. resolution that endorsed the Iran nuclear deal.
By Amanda Becker and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans' final tax legislation proposes cutting taxes as expected for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans, according to a summary seen by Reuters on Friday, with decisive votes expected next week in a critical moment for the party and President Donald Trump. Prospects for approval of the biggest U.S. tax overhaul since 1986 were improving, with two formerly wavering Republican senators pledging support: Marco Rubio and Bob Corker. With Democrats solidly opposed, Republicans can afford to lose only two votes from within their ranks and still win passage in a chamber that Trump's party controls by a slim 52-48 margin.
Tensions over China’s island-building in the South China Sea may have eased in the past year, but Beijing has kept busy.
The five members of the FCC voted 3-2 to scrap Obama-era net neutrality rules. The decision affects everything from streaming video services to how quickly websites load, and even what websites you see.
A firefighter was killed battling the monstrous Thomas Fire in Southern California, officials said on Thursday. The unnamed man was an engineer with Cal Fire and based in San Diego. “I am very saddened to report that a firefighter fatality has occurred on the Thomas Incident,” Chief Ken Pimlott, director of Cal Fire, said in a statement.
A second woman has come forward alleging that Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) made unwanted sexual advances on several occasions. The woman, a lobbyist who remains anonymous, told The Nevada Independent that Kihuen touched her thighs or buttocks three different times while he was a state senator. “I don’t think Ruben thinks what he did was wrong,” the woman told the newspaper.
On December 3rd, a Facebook memory from seven years ago appeared on my timeline. My little family moved back to the States, settling in Newtown, Conn. Less than two years later, both of my sons would be at Sandy Hook School on Dec. 14, 2012.
The Trump administration is considering rolling back a rule that allows thousands of legal immigrants to work in the US along with their spouses. The Department of Homeland Security has announced it is reviewing the Obama-era rule, which allowed spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to work in the US. H1-B visas are granted to foreign workers with a graduate-level education or above, who come to the US to work in speciality occupations like finance or engineering.
An Oklahoma judge on Friday sentenced a man to death for beheading a co-worker in 2014 at a food processing plant. Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley accepted a jury's recommendation of the death penalty over life in prison without parole for Alton Nolen, 33. Jurors earlier this year convicted him of decapitating 54-year-old Colleen Hufford when he attacked her and others at the Vaughan Foods plant.
Alex Jones has piled on to a far-right conspiracy theory that out-of-state voters were bused in to steal Alabama’s special Senate election for Democrat Doug Jones, who beat Republican Roy Moore earlier this week. The conspiracy-loving radio host said Wednesday that the dearly departed cast ballots as well. Operatives “had the dead people vote and had the folks bused in those Democrat areas and they stole the election, when my research shows Roy Moore probably would have won by six, seven points,” Jones said in a clip (above) posted by Media Matters.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Palestinians including hundreds of gunmen rallied in Gaza on Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of Hamas's founding and its chief vowed to reverse U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Earlier in the day, Israel shut its border crossings with Gaza in response to daily rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled enclave since Trump's announcement on Dec. 6, which stirred anger across the Arab and Muslim world and concern among Washington's European allies as well as Russia.
The chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that he has opened a misconduct inquiry into a judge accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments by six women. Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas issued the order based on allegations against Judge Alex Kozinski in a Dec. 8 Washington Post article. The women were clerks and others at the largest federal appeals court in the country.
Omarosa Manigault Newman is firing back after Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts dismissed the former Trump aide with a terse, on-air “Bye, Felicia” following her White House ousting this week
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is facing backlash online after the government agency voted Thursday to repeal landmark Obama-era rules that were designed to ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. The plan had not been popular leading up to the vote, with at least one poll from the University of Maryland finding more than 80 percent of respondents opposed the proposed repeal of net neutrality rules ahead of the vote. Commission Chairman Pai, who voted in favor of the rollback, had specifically received harsh criticism from some online communities in the weeks leading up to Thursday's meeting, but the backlash took an especially dark turn after the vote, as various Twitter users began chastising him, with many even calling for the chairman to "kill" himself.
Teodora Vasquez, 34, has already spent 10 years in prison over the death of her child. “Teodora’s tragic story is a sad illustration of everything that is wrong with the justice system in El Salvador, where human rights seem to be a foreign concept,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty’s Americas director. Vasquez reportedly experienced intense pain while at work in 2007, and called for an ambulance before fainting.
It’s not as simple as it looks, folks.People around the world are getting into the festive spirit by attempting to create their own gingerbread houses. But as these photographs that people have been sharing on Twitter show, it doesn’t always go as planned