In the waning years of the Obama presidency, Democratic lawmakers and good-government groups seemed optimistic that the administration would enact rules forcing companies to disclose more of their political spending. Despite Obama’s stated support for increased transparency in political spending, though, the rules were never implemented — and now Republicans are quietly continuing their practice of…
“Al-Abadi said the battle is settled and the remaining pockets of ISIS are encircled in the last inches of the city. It is a matter of time before we declare to our people the great victory,” Abadi’s media office said in a statement. A day after al-Habadi arrived in the city to congratulate the forces, the troops Monday pushed to retake the last patch of ground in Old City, west of Tigris river, multiple reports said.
After failing to bring the Senate to a vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week, Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have argued that the best path forward is to repeal Obamacare now and then delay replacing the legislation until a later date.
According to Article V of the Constitution, just two thirds (34) of the 50 state legislatures need to call for a convention for the purposes of “proposing constitutional amendments” (no governor’s signature is required). Those amendments would then need to be ratified by three quarters of the states, currently 38, to become law. But beyond those very basic requirements, nobody knows what the rules for a convention would be, since one hasn’t occurred since the original in 1787.
The rift between Qatar and the gulf nations continue to grow deeper as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt announced, Monday that they would be severing all diplomatic ties with the Arab nation.
The commencement speech was originally supposed to be delivered by President Donald Trump, making him the seventh POTUS (President of the United States) to do so in the history of the university.
President Donald Trump’s one time campaign adviser and longtime confidante Roger Stone criticized the president’s meeting with the Saudi leaders Saturday and said the royal reception Trump received in Riyadh, including the country’s highest civilian honor as vomit inducing.
He will be remembered by journalism ethicists as the poster boy for conflict of interest. But of Ailes’ many departures from journalistic norms of impartiality, the most egregious was his hiring of a cousin of presidential candidate George W. Bush during the 2000 election.
Americans have grown more pessimistic in recent months as consumers, with new concerns about access to healthcare, data privacy and security and the government’s ability to regulate safety standards in the automotive industry, according to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports.
President Donald Trump is appointing an oil and gas industry lobbyist to help run the Interior Department — just as the agency is facing criticism from a federal watchdog over the ways it helps fossil fuel firms evade environmental rules.
To help pay for coverage, the original Affordable Care Act in 2013 implemented a Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT), which slapped a 3.8 percent tax on investment income for the wealthiest Americans. The tax covers couples making over $250,000 a year and single people making over $200,000 a year, so not many people end up paying it: only 3.4 million out of 147 million tax returns filed in 2014 paid the tax, or 2.3 percent of all filers, according to the Center for Tax Justice.
In less than half hour of opening, the FTSE 100 Index in London fell from 1.4 percent lower to about 8 percent down. The DAX Index in Germany also fell on opening by over 10 percent, but recovered somewhat to 8.5 percent lower over the next half hour, while the CAC 40 in France opened about 7.5 percent lower and fell further to about 8.5 percent lower in 30 minutes.
The Massachusetts senator plays the title role in “Female Force: Elizabeth Warren,” which chronicles her journey from a working-class upbringing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to becoming Wall Street’s biggest foe in Washington, D.C.
Israeli aircraft struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip Sunday night, hours after a rocket fired from the territory exploded in Israel, the military told the Times of Israel.
The charges come after weeks of raids in both France and Belgium as security officials have conducted massive manhunts to bring the individuals responsible for planning and carrying out the bloody massacre into custody.
The organization has faced attacks and arson since the 1980s. Here’s a look at some of the violent attacks the organization and healthcare providers have faced over the years.
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s insistence that he saw Muslims cheering on 9/11 has drawn criticism for being inaccurate, and for politicizing an already emotional topic for Muslims in the U.S.
Paris’ famed Notre Dame cathedral hosted thousands of people Sunday night for a memorial service honoring the at least 129 people killed in gun and bombing attacks carried out Friday in two Paris districts by the Islamic State group.
David Duke, perhaps the world’s most well-known former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, called this week’s release of names purported to be members of the infamous hate group an “enormous failure” because the Klan is “irrelevant these days.”