There is no coherent rationale for Trump’s deregulatory agenda. It is simply not supported by the administration’s own analysis.
A breakthrough by Australian scientists has brought the introduction of an unlikely hero in the global fight against antibiotic resistance: the humble platypus.
Uber is trying to force women who say they were sexually assaulted by drivers to resolve their claims behind closed doors rather than in the courts, a move that critics say silences victims and shields the company from public scrutiny.
New York sends its sewage to other states to avoid dumping it in the sea – but it has plagued residents of Southern U.S. towns with a terrible stench.
In Alabama, the avalanche of sewage causes concern over the environmental risks faced by residents, particularly the impoverished and people of color.
Crews shut down the pipeline on Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak. The cause of the leak is being investigated.
At least three women reported sexual assault or rape by male co-workers, including a female intern who alleged rape by a male intern, reported the rape to the police as well as her supervisor and HR, and yet was forced to work alongside her accused rapist.
Heated debates over the safety – or lack thereof – of this popular pesticide have spanned the globe and sparked propaganda warfare with each side claiming the other has misrepresented the scientific record. Cancer victims allege Monsanto has “ghost” written research reviews, unduly influenced regulators and created front groups to falsely claim glyphosate safety. Monsanto, meanwhile, asserts multiple studies by international scientists are flawed and politically motivated, and says industry studies demonstrate the product is safe when used as intended.
About 16% of Harley’s sales are to Europe, and the company has warned that in addition to the effects of metal import tariffs in driving up manufacturing costs, “a punitive, retaliatory tariff on Harley-Davidson motorcycles in any market would have a significant impact on our sales, our dealers, their suppliers and our customers”.
Tillerson cannot simply blame his obviously inept boss for his misery because he clearly castrated himself. In two successive budgets, he presided over the systematic dismantling of the diplomatic machinery he was supposed to be operating.
For many Los Angeles politicians, getting into the hottest show in town was much easier. Instead of making them line up outside the theater, the Pantages came to them, offering each one a coveted pair of tickets to opening night. The theater is owned by the same company that heavily lobbied the city three years ago to keep a lucrative contract after a city commission recommended handing it to rival company Live Nation.
Trapped in the rigid structure of diamonds formed deep in the Earth’s crust, scientists have discovered a form of water ice that was not previously known to occur naturally on our planet.
Flippy the burger-flipping robot that started work this week in a California restaurant has been forced to take a break because it was too slow.
Study authors said most intimately connected brands generate billions more in revenue and profits compared to those that have less of an intimate connection with customers.
The Coca-Cola Company announced it’ll be adding a new alcoholic beverage to its portfolio exclusively in the Japanese market. The low-alcohol drink will be a watered-down mixture of the shōchū spirit plus flavoring.
In another example of what happens when Cabinet Level positions are filled with people that want to destroy the very departments they head, Ben Carson has moved to eliminate anti-discrimination protections.
Ronald Reagan knew about tariffs: “I have been around long enough to remember when we did that once before in this century… We lived through a nightmare,” Reagan, who came of age during the Great Depression, said in 1984.
Nepotism and corruption are the handmaidens of the Trump presidency.
The pattern is clear: if a foreign country wants Donald Trump to grace it with his presence and favors, best to ante up with loans to his son-in-law first.
Congress has forgotten the “devastating impact of the financial crisis,” Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday as Republicans moved closer to relaxing banking regulations implemented after the financial crash of 2008.
Analysis of the Senate bill by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found it would increase the likelihood of a taxpayer-funded bailout of failed banks.
Anti-vaccination headlines—like “HPV vaccine leaves another 17-year-old-girl paralyzed”—populate the Internet. That, and “Mom researches vaccines, discovers vaccination horrors, goes vaccine free,” are just a few examples of the fake science news stories shared this month on Facebook.
Executives with President Donald Trump’s family hotel business on Monday abandoned the management offices of a luxury hotel in Panama that has been the scene of a tense, 12-day standoff over a business dispute with the hotel’s owners.
President Trump has announced a 25% tariff on imported steel, sending shock waves through markets.
The move could spark a trade war with major implications for steelmakers and the economy.
Here’s a look at the numbers behind the global steel industry:
“I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.”
This old wisecrack is credited to American late-night talk show host and comedian Johnny Carson. Sorry, Johnny, it may be funny, but you’ve got it wrong. Although giving up unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking and rich food will certainly improve your health, giving up sex will not.
Trump’s golf habit has drawn incredible scrutiny in his first year in office, with watchdog groups raising questions about whether his endorsement of his own properties violates federal law.
Donald Trump has escalated the threat of a trade war with Europe, warning that the US will slap a tax on cars made on the continent if the European Union (EU) retaliates against tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.
George P Bush is the young, half-Hispanic, grandson of the 41st president, nephew of the 43rd and son of a former Florida governor.
When he was elected Texas land commissioner four years ago, that background gave him a significant advantage as a fledgling Republican candidate seemingly on a fast track to stardom. Now, with conservative politics turned on its head by Trumpism, Bush is facing a tough primary election that threatens to doom his political career – and with it, bring to a close his family’s 70-year political dynasty.
Harvey Weinstein’s film and TV production company is to file for bankruptcy after the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed the beleaguered firm sank a last-ditch $500m deal to save the business.
In an interview, Daniels described the first time she met Trump—at a July 2006 celebrity golf tournament—he invited her to his hotel room and they had sex.
Civil rights gains of the past half-century have stalled or in some areas gone into reverse, according to a report marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Kerner Commission.
Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented
Nearly 100 historians and biographers rated 43 US presidents on 10 qualities of presidential leadership: public persuasion, crisis leadership, economic management, moral authority, international relations, administrative skills, relations with Congress, vision, pursued equal justice for all, and performance within the context of his times.
Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.
Trump has a history of shifting his positions in response to events or advice. Before he entered the political fray in earnest, he expressed support for a ban on assault weapons and “a slightly longer waiting period” to purchase a gun.
But during his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump ran as an unabashedly pro-gun candidate, warning the NRA: “The only way to save our second amendment is to vote for a person that you all know named Donald Trump.”
The charge sheet provides powerful new evidence of a Russian plot to elect Donald Trump.
Instead of “draining the swamp,” President Trump put some of the least qualified people into positions of power throughout his government. One shining example of incompetent leadership is Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed his “deep sadness,” but continues to block gun-control proposals that enjoy the support of most Americans.
Amid the anguished cries for action rising up from Florida, a national tone was set by Donald Trump that was largely devoid of a sense of urgency.
It’s at times like these that a normal president would step up to take action to protect its citizens. But we don’t have one of those right now.
How can a business owner tap into the “App World” and find ways to increase productivity, increase profits, or just keep up with the changing landscape of technology?
If you happen to be in the vending business, you can now run virtually your entire operation from an app.
Trump’s vision for the budget adds to the deficit while cutting domestic programs such as food stamps, housing, and Meals on Wheels, which benefit people in need.
Is this the America we want?
FBI director Chris Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House about when the bureau had completed a background investigation of former Donald Trump aide Rob Porter, who resigned last week following allegations of domestic violence.
The Trump administration is attempting to speed up or even sweep away various environmental reviews in its plan to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure.
Environmentalists have warned that Trump’s agenda will place extra pressure on endangered species and risk exacerbating hazards, such as flooding, by failing to factor climate change.
Philanthropic heirs to OxyContin fortune have a ‘moral duty to help make this right’ says the widow of one of Purdue Pharma’s founders
Livestock raised for food in the US are dosed with five times as much antibiotic medicine as farm animals in other countries, a study revealed.
Higher use of antibiotics, particularly those that are critical for human health – the medicines “of last resort,” which the World Health Organization wants banned from use in animals – is associated with rising resistance to the drugs and the rapid evolution of “superbugs” that can kill or cause serious illness.
Peter Thiel is a billionaire serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and the most prominent supporter of President Trump in Silicon Valley. And some say, the most dangerous conservative in America.
The utopian vision of the Internet has not materialized. In its place we have widespread government surveillance, a concentration of power into the hands of a few large multinational companies, and increasingly politicized “fake news.”
Eighty-four women have accused Weinstein of inappropriate to criminal behavior ranging from requests for massages to intimidating sexual advances to rape. It’s time to turn the page on sexual abuse and start acting civilized.
The United States remains the only country in the developed world that does not mandate employers offer paid leave for new mothers, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The trade deficit with China hit a record high in 2017, defying President Trump’s repeated promises to shrink a number that he regards as a test of whether other nations are treating the United States fairly.
A Neo-Nazi Holocaust denier is set to become the Republican nominee for a congressional seat in Illinois.
One GOP leader said this is “a national embarrassment for Republicans.”
The Maldives is in a crisis. President, Abdulla Yameen, has declared a state of emergency as heavily armed troops stormed the country’s top court and a former president was arrested in a deepening political crisis.
A species of New Zealand stick insect that was thought to produce only females has hatched a rogue male in the UK countryside – and scientists say the rare event could mean the animal is ready to start having sex.
Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in late September of last year, and residents are still struggling to regain their footing. Many residents still struggle to find clean water. Medical care remains scarce as many hospitals limp toward becoming fully operational.
While work continues slowly on restoring power, the tremendous destruction has resulted in a cascade of further problems, including job losses, foreclosures, a decrease in neighborhood police presence and a resulting increase in violent crimes.
Trump says the property is worth $50 million – until he gets the tax bill – then suddenly says it’s only worth about $15m. Who should we believe? Trump or The Donald?
In some sense, President Trump is just doing what Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan did before him, aided by Republicans in Congress. Both swore to balance the budget or to bring down the debt. Instead, both signed legislation that increased deficits, primarily through tax cuts and increased military spending.
It was a sad nice night for the truth. But that’s what we have learned to expect from a president who lies virtually every time he speaks.
A new Pentagon study contains findings that run contrary to White House views on global warming.
See the full list of winners at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards below.
From voting to healthcare, music to energy production, blockchain may just change the way we run our lives.
The Carnegie Deli in midtown Manhattan, a legendary business in the city and just steps away from the renowned, eponymous concert hall after which it is named, will serve its last pastrami on rye on New Year’s Eve, after more than 80 years.
Smoking just one cigarette a day is more dangerous than commonly thought, say researchers who have found it still raises the risk of coronary heart disease or stroke.
Not one person at Apple had stopped to think a period tracker might be useful. And that’s because Apple, like most tech companies, is dominated by myopic men.
It is rural America that gave President Trump his election. Hillary Clinton won the nation’s largest metropolitan centers; Trump took more rural areas. These pendulum swings in public lands policy are doing harm to both affected communities and the resource.
Russia is building a Nuclear Doomsday Weapon that can completely wipeout entire regions and poison the area for generations to come.
Top Republicans say they do not remember President Donald Trump making “Shithole Countries” comment. Who is lying?
The Google Arts & Culture app’s new feature seems to be everywhere as social media streams are flooded with photos of friends and the great works of art that resemble them — that is, nearly everywhere but Illinois.
A former personal assistant to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Co-President David Solomon faces federal charges that he stole more than $1.2 million of rare wine from his boss.
As the retail landscape undergoes a dramatic transformation, analysis finds 129,000 women lost jobs last year while men actually gained positions.
We compiled the RIAA’s data for the best-selling albums in U.S. history.
Cursed are the cheesemakers: Spain and Mexico locked in duel to the death over Manchego.
Flu season arrived early in the US this year, and it’s been deadly. To make matters worse, the current vaccine isn’t working very well against one of the most common strains of the virus.
The door remains open to the European Union if the UK wants to change its mind on Brexit.
Swiss food and drink giant Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Italy’s Ferrero for about $2.9 billion in cash. Ferrero will take over iconic chocolate brands Butterfinger and Crunch bars.
Donald Trump’s current approval rating in Gallup’s weekly poll is just 38 percent, with 57 percent saying they disapprove. What is surprising about this isn’t that he has the lowest approval ratings of any president in recent history, but that 38% of Americans still approve of the man that has been called “The worst president ever.”
While most voters said Trump is not level-headed, honest or even fit to serve as president, some still approve of him. And that’s the problem.
ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly released email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the firm spent millions over the next 27 years to promote climate denial.
The uniforms led to thousands of complaints from flight attendants and crew members who said they caused hives, wheezing, vertigo and headaches.
Of all the powers held by the president, the least checked or balanced is his authority over the world’s mightiest arsenal. He exercises this awesome, civilization-ending power alone.
Monkey excrement is causing such a serious health hazard, it’s being called “a new plague.” Find out how to protect yourself.
To all the people living in coal country that voted for Donald Trump on the promise that he would revive the industry: It ain’t gonna happen.
The nuclear reactors in San Onofre were permanently shut down in 2013 following a catastrophic malfunction. What to do with its 3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive waste remains an epic problem, and the proposed solution is to bury the waste on the beach in cheap, thin containers. This is a disaster waiting to happen.
Donald Trump denied that he used the phrase “shithole countries” to describe Central American and African nations during talks with US lawmakers, but one of the senators present contradicted Trump and called the remarks he had heard “hate-filled, vile and racist.”
The delta smelt is on the brink of extinction and has fallen to the point where it can hardly be found anymore. Why this matters so much.
Sex matters, partly because Americans’ sexual habits can lend insight into how happy or satisfied they are with their lives in a more general sense. And happy marriages come with health perks, including the so-called “marriage advantage” of having a decreased risk for heart attacks and cancer.
Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson might seem like he knows everything there is to know about the universe. But there’s a lingering scientific mystery that keeps him up at night.
Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda’s slumping sales.
The colonic irrigation and coffee enemas promoted on Paltrow’s website are not merely unnecessary, they are potentially dangerous.
The people swept up in these raids are all working, paying taxes, and are not on welfare. They are contributing to American society, which makes their arrest all the more grievous and further demonstrates how our country has lost its moral high ground.
Men and women who reported using marijuana indicated having intercourse far more often than those non-users.
Today, even those whose job it is to sit in bunkers and await a signal to launch nuclear weapons— are tested three times per month on their ability to execute protocols. They are required to score at least 90 percent. Testing is not required for their commander in chief to be able to execute a protocol, much less his ability to demonstrate the high-level thinking that would set this process in motion.
It’s been about 70 years since the disposable tampon came on the scene. Considering half of humanity has to deal with menstruation, that’s far too long since we’ve had a breakthrough in feminine products. Thankfully, revolutionary upstarts are disrupting the period space, and unsurprisingly this new class of “period-preneurs” are women.
New television sets are coming with an alphabet soup of features designed to get you to spend more. But are they worth it?
Someone should probably tell Donald Trump that smart people usually don’t tweet about being “like, really smart” and “a very stable genius.” But it’s too late for that because the President already used his Twitter fingers to send out those exact sentiments.
The race is on to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, with all eyes fixed on tech giants such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet, the parent company of Google.
An impatient Ryanair passenger shocked fellow travellers when he forced his way out of the emergency exit after getting fed up with waiting to disembark his flight from the UK to Spain.
Former Trump campaign manager asks federal court in Washington to set aside charges as criminal trial approaches.
My indelible impression of talking to them (White House Staff) and observing them through much of the first year of his presidency, is that they all — 100 percent — came to believe he was incapable of functioning in his job.
The emerging cannabis industry is seeing more women taking leadership roles in what was once considered a male-dominated sector.
A former employee alleges that women hired to work as preschool teachers in the company’s childcare center were paid lower salaries than men with fewer qualifications doing same job
A growing list of powerful men have faced serious consequences for sexual misconduct allegations, but the most powerful one of all has faced none. Instead, Donald Trump’s official position, as his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders recently clarified in a White House press briefing, is that the 20 women accusing him of assault and harassment are lying. Trump has also suggested some were not attractive enough for him to want to sexually assault.
America’s strangest presidency ever has been a radical departure – in tone if not in substance – not least over race, the media and the environment. So what’s in store for 2018?
Bigger than Watergate? Or a transparent sham? Whatever else it may be, the story of Donald Trump and Russia comes down to this: a sitting president or his campaign is suspected of having coordinated with a foreign country behind the scenes of the election that put him in office.
This has been quite a year for America and the world. By most yardsticks, our nation seems to be going backwards: We have a billionaire president that shows no hesitation to making claims that are patently false. We have deepened the gap between rich and poor, made healthcare and college education further out of reach, eliminated environmental protections, and gave hefty tax breaks to the ultra wealthy. Here is a bit of this turbulent year in photos.
Overfishing, development and pollution have all contributed to the reef’s decline, but climate change is its biggest threat. UN targets must be met to stop ocean acidification
A singer and potential congressional candidate says she has filed a sexual assault complaint against Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, for hitting her twice on her buttocks at a Washington gathering in November.
It seems like every year is dubbed “a year like no other.” But 2017 truly was more dramatic than many others.
The president’s volatile temper and thin skin have prompted many improbable exchanges this year, including questions about neo-Nazis, slavery and morons
Cheap, electric bicycles have made life a lot easier for New York City’s legions of restaurant delivery workers, but the party may be over in the New Year.
The president spent Christmas Eve at Mar-a-Lago, watching Fox News and giving voice to his resentments.
Three leading figures in the Miss America Organization have resigned after leaked emails revealed how pageant officials ridiculed winners for their appearance, intellect and sex lives.
There’s the library. There’s the memoir. There might be a foundation. Maybe some paid speeches. Perhaps a new hobby, like oil painting. Maybe, in the case of George HW Bush, accusations of groping by eight women.
Despite claiming otherwise (which in less polite circles would be called telling a lie), Donald Trump and six members of his inner circle will be big winners of the Republicans’ vast tax overhaul, with the president personally benefiting from a tax cut of up to $15m a year, research shows.
Corporations are about to start saving a lot of money, and most of it is not going to workers… it’s going to shareholders, rich investors, and corporate executives.
Each year, US cities give thousands of homeless people one-way bus tickets out of town. An 18-month nationwide investigation reveals, for the first time, what really happens at journey’s end
Last year, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people working in agriculture – including farmers, farm laborers, ranchers, fishers, and lumber harvesters – take their lives at a rate higher than any other occupation.
Just when you think things are as ridiculous as they can be, another directive comes from the worst president ever, and surprises even those of us who thought we’ve seen it all. This one is a directive to the CDC.
It will go down one as of the most excruciating job interviews of all time.
A Trump federal judicial nominee was utterly stymied by a line of questioning on basic knowledge of procedural law during his Senate confirmation hearing, raising questions about the fitness of Trump’s choices for the posts.
“The US is alone among developed countries in insisting that while human rights are of fundamental importance, they do not provide rights that guard against dying of hunger, dying from a lack of access to affordable healthcare, or growing up in a context of total deprivation.”
“I did try and fuck her… I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
If I seek for help they might deport me,” she said, “but if I don’t he might kill me.”
The 11 women say they were raped repeatedly by the armed men. One woman – three months pregnant at the time – was with her 10-year-old daughter when she was seized by the men, some of whom were in uniform. Twelve of the men raped her as her daughter watched. She later suffered a miscarriage.
The research, published Wednesday in Science Advances, is one of the largest studies done thus far on fracking’s health effects.
It’s that special time of year! Take a look at our 10 Best Holiday Gifts, and you’ll find something wonderful for everyone on your list!
Part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the largest US wilderness, is being transferred to the hands of the fossil fuel industry.
The US has the worst maternal death rate in the developed world – and the rate of women dying from pregnancy-related complications is actually rising. How can this be?
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has refused to remove a 1938 painting that depicts a young girl in what some are saying is a sexually suggestive pose.
America’s homeless population has risen this year for the first time since the Great Recession.
Observers say that the federal government’s response to homelessness is lackluster.
The cannabis vending machine has arrived. A few companies have tried it before, but none have succeeded… until now.
U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, in a move that could turn dangerous for President Donald Trump.
CVS buys Aetna as Amazon eyes the market. Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Mark T. Bertolini is set to pocket roughly half a billion dollars from the merger.
After weeks of speculation, Disney has emerged as the lead media company to purchase select 21st Century Fox assets
One of the more annoying habits of highly successful people is their tendency to advertise how little sleep they need. Former Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer can operate on four hours, Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the gym by 5am and designer and film director Tom Ford gets three hours a night
The White House’s stance is that all 16 women who have accused Trump of sexual improprieties, harassment, or assault are lying. Trump’s old position on the Access Hollywood tape was that he was lying. The view he now apparently holds privately is that the tape itself is lying.
The United Nations monitor on extreme poverty and human rights has embarked on a coast-to-coast tour of the US to hold the world’s richest nation – and its president – to account for the hardships endured by America’s most vulnerable citizens.
Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, and in doing so, took off their masks and revealed to the world their true nature: that they only care about corporations and the wealthy, and that despite their repeated campaign promises to help the middle class and the poor, they never had any intentions of fulfilling those empty words that stir so many citizens to cast a vote against their own interests.
When the crowd chanted “Lock her up!” about Hillary Clinton, Michael Flynn smiled. “You’re damn right,” he told last year’s Republican national convention. “You’re exactly right. There’s nothing wrong with that! And you know why we’re saying that? We’re saying that because if I – a guy who knows this business – if I did a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail today.”
“I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” –Donald J. Trump, August, 2016
The resulting definition of broadband as enabling users to generate, store, transform, and process their data is absurd. It is, as the Internet Engineers comment points out, like saying your phone is a pizzeria because you can use it to order a pizza.
“People with a political agenda clearly have their eye on two of the most influential of the magazines in America.”
The specific dissonance of Trumpism—advocacy for discriminatory, even cruel, policies combined with vehement denials that such policies are racially motivated—provides the emotional core of its appeal. It is the most recent manifestation of a contradiction as old as the United States, a society founded by slaveholders on the principle that all men are created equal.
Unfortunately, most Trump supporters will not understand that the president’s use of the name of the Native American’s name was done so in a racist and disparaging manner. This article will do little do convince anyone that doesn’t already see this fact. And for that, we are sad for America and the future we face.
Donald Trump has been accused of sexual assault and sexual harassment, including non-consensual kissing or groping, by at least fifteen women since the 1980s.
Japan has still not come to a consensus on what to do with a million tons of nuclear water six years after their primary nuclear power plant in Fukushima was rocked by a tsunami.
Who were the worst American presidents? While it takes a rare combination of qualities such as strength of character, high principles, veracity, good judgment, and political skills to be considered the best of presidents, it takes a combination of persistent lying; failure to exercise good judgment; scandals; policies that weaken the country and hurt the economy; favoritism and cronyism; tax policy that enriches the elite while harming others; attacks on public institutions such as education, the arts, the environment, and a free and open media; and a general dereliction of duties, to be considered among the worst. The presidents listed below all shared some or more of those traits.
More than 10,000 people have died since the eastern Ukraine conflict erupted in April 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula. The fighting has displaced more than 1.6 million people. Yet, since Trump’s election, concern about this conflict has vanished.
Congressional Republicans have argued that the tax overhaul will launch so much economic growth that it will generate additional revenue, allowing cuts to pay for themselves. But the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said that it would not generate the kind of growth needed to pay for itself, and indeed, recent estimates from the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation found that both the House and Senate versions of a tax overhaul would add around $1.4 trillion in debt in order to pay for the tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations.
Mexican girls as young as 11 are being forced into marriage, according to a report by the United Nations.
Donald Trump is radically reshaping the same federal courts that have been the biggest threat against his agenda – by picking mostly white, conservative men
“There are times,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, “when men don’t like women who are smarter than them.”
The Republican’s policies are now so far removed from the promises and statements they make, that it is astonishing that anyone still believes in their lies and votes Republican at all, with the exception of the wealthiest 1% of the nation, whom those polices favor.
Mark your calendars: November 21, 2017 – the day the Internet died. For on that day, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites.
The House of Representatives voted 227-205 to approve a tax cut bill that provides nearly half of its benefits to the top 1 percent of taxpayers.
The five articles accused the president of obstruction of justice related to the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and other offenses.