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 »
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.
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.
President Donald Trump’s statement on deregulation on Thursday is getting plenty of attention, but not just for his claim of killing off 22 regulations for every new one implemented. It’s this quote from the president at the top of the White House news
Senator Bernie Sanders speaks on the tax plan that the Republicans are expected to pass soon. He feels that the process to pass the bill has been a 'disaster'.
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
The New York Times used a narrow definition of "lie" that discarded many of Trump's falsehoods and still found 103 in 10 months. Under the same rules, Obama had just 18. NYT's David Leonhardt explains why Trump has trouble with the truth.
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.
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.
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.
By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The crisis over North Korea's weapons programs must be resolved through talks, not war, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of "sleepwalking" into conflict. Xi made his comments to visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tillerson's offer of direct contacts with North Korea was "a very good signal" while warning that any U.S. strike on the country would have catastrophic consequences.
It was five years ago that a young man invaded Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and shot and killed 20 young children and six staff members, a tragedy that indelibly scarred that small city and lives on in the collective national memory. Sometime during those raw, wrenching moments comes the first talk of healing.
One eager Tennessee 2-year-old took matters into her own hands during her church’s recent Nativity pageant
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.
WASHINGTON ― Almost a year into his job, President Donald Trump’s biggest accomplishment isn’t any specific legislation that’s passed or executive action he’s taken. Trump is breaking records with his judicial confirmations. The Senate voted Thursday to confirm James Ho to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which bumps the number of Trump’s nominees approved for the circuit courts to 12.
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.
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.
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.
California is in the midst of an inferno. More than 10 days after the Thomas Fire sparked in Ventura County, the blaze grew to some 252,200 acres on Friday as more than 8,300 firefighters worked night and day to contain it. All told, the fire is the fourth-largest in California history and has already cost the state’s firefighting agency, Cal Fire, nearly $89 million.
China is looking to increase its air tanker fleet after its fighter jets, bombers and surveillance aircraft conducted an “island encirclement patrol” of Taiwan earlier this week. As the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) extends exercises in the Western Pacific, refueling will become a problem for its strike aircraft. The People’s Daily has already confirmed that the PLA’s Northern Theater Command will organize war-games to prepare pilots for more aerial refueling missions.
Patton Oswalt appears to have this blended family thing on lock. Oswalt’s first wife, Michelle McNamara, unexpectedly died in her sleep in 2016. Oswalt has publicly discussed his grief as he and Alice attempted to cope with the loss.
A Dallas firefighter has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after he allegedly caused a crash last week while off duty that killed a pregnant 18-year-old woman, PEOPLE confirms
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.
A British music promoter offered to set up a meeting for then-candidate Donald Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the presidential campaign, according to The Washington Post. The Post said it obtained an email from July 2015 written by promoter Rob Goldstone, who eventually did help arrange a meeting a year later between Donald Trump Jr. and a lawyer with ties to the Kremlin. “Maybe he would welcome a meeting with President Putin,” Goldstone wrote in the email to Trump’s personal assistant, Rhona Graff, according to the Post.
“It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” Honestie Hodges told local media. COWARDLY COPS DO IT AGAIN! 11- year old Honestie Hodges was handcuffed by the Grand Rapids Police Department for walking out her back door. Don’t cuff her’,” the girl’s mother, Whitney Hodges, told NBC.