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Sunday, August 20, 2017

People With Disabilities Deal With Extra Costs

However, a new body of research reveals another major barrier, previously missing from most studies: People living with disabilities also face extra costs of living.

July 30, 2017

Why Haven’t Southern Baptists Condemned The Alt-right?

A resolution condemning white supremacy and the growing white nationalist alt-right movement was initially rejected at the annual Southern Baptist Convention this week, raising outrage from black members of the faith. The controversy illustrates the continued clash among evangelicals over President Donald Trump and the more radical, white nationalistic branch of his supporters.

June 15, 2017

Donald Trump Is Sputtering With Rage Behind The Closed Doors Of The White House

But that isn’t to say the nation’s top-cop necessarily has job security: Tensions between he and Trump have reached new peaks amid a federal investigation into Russia’s meddling in last year’s election, which Sessions recused himself from after it was discovered he had several undisclosed meetings with Russian envoys…

June 9, 2017
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The Enduring Legacy Of John F. Kennedy

Kennedy is widely regarded as one of the country’s best presidents… Although historians may feel differently, the public consistently ranks him at or near the top among American leaders.

May 29, 2017
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Manchester Attack: World Leaders Condemn Deadly Bombing

The bomb was detonated in the foyer of the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande. Greater Manchester Police said the attack was perpetrated by a lone male who died at the scene after detonating an improvised explosive device.

May 23, 2017
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Chaffetz Demands Trump-Comey Memos From FBI

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee demanded Tuesday that the FBI turn over all documents it has relating to communications between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey.

May 17, 2017

Nixon Aide Says Trump Memo Is ‘Smoking Gun’

The White House Counsel for former U.S. President Richard Nixon has described the memo written by fired FBI director James Comey as a “smoking gun” and drew parallels between the affair and the Watergate scandal that in 1974 brought down his former boss.

May 17, 2017

Congressman Makes Call For Trump’s Impeachment In House

Democratic Texas Congressman Al Green announced on Twitter he will call for the impeachment of Donald Trump Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. Congress, officiating his claims the president engaged in an obstruction of justice and fired FBI Director James Comey to curb investigations…

May 17, 2017

Pelosi: Trump Intel Disclosure Harms Ties With Allies

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that if reports that Donald Trump shared classified information with Russia are true then it could undermine America’s relationship with its allies.

May 16, 2017

Only 29% Of Americans Support Trump’s Firing Of Comey

Comey’s dismissal came on Tuesday, in what the White House alleged was a decision following the advice from the attorney general and deputy attorney general, although Trump later said he was intending to fire Comey ‘regardless’.

May 15, 2017

Trump Mulls West Wing Shake-Up Of Key Staff Members

According to White House sources, the president may have a “huge reboot” of his team that could affect everyone from Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, even Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

May 15, 2017

North Korean Envoy Says Kim Planning Next Nuclear Test

Echoing the official stance of his government, Choe asserted North Korea’s right to maintain and develop nuclear weapons as a deterrent to foreign invasion. Though he said he was unaware of a specific date for another nuclear weapons test, he stated that one would be conducted on leader Kim Jong Un’s terms regardless of U.S. pressure.

May 11, 2017

Macron, Trump At Odds On Paris Climate Agreement

Emmanuel Macron had a fiery message pointed at President Donald Trump before he cruised to victory in France’s elections Sunday night against far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen: Stay in the international Paris Climate agreement, COP21, or lose your best and brightest American innovators for years to come.

May 9, 2017
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Republicans Lacked ‘Courage’ In Health Care Vote: Obama

“I hope that current members of Congress recall that it actually doesn’t take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential,” Obama said as he accepted the Profile in Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library on Sunday. “But it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable and the sick and the infirm,” he added.

May 8, 2017

CNN Rejects Trump ‘Fake News’ Ad

“It is absolutely shameful to see the media blocking the positive message that President Trump is trying to share with the country. It’s clear that CNN is trying to silence our voice and censor our free speech because it doesn’t fit their narrative,” Michael Glassner, executive director of the campaign committee, Donald J. Trump for President, said in a statement.

May 3, 2017

Congress Denies Jeff Sessions Money To Fight Marijuana

A bipartisan group of House Democrats and Republicans agreed Sunday to $1 trillion in government spending to avoid a shutdown and see them through to the end of September. But while it also gave $1.5 billion more for border security and $12.5 billion for new military spending, there wasn’t any money for Sessions to go after states that have legalized medical marijuana and or where the recreational use of the drug is legal.

May 3, 2017

Trump Presidency’s First 100 Days On Twitter

As Trump reaches the 100 days milestone Saturday he has published a little over 500 tweets. Newsweek Media Group has used computer code developed by academics around the world to analyze texts and examine the 9,152 words in those missives and figure out what they tell us about his presidency so far.

April 29, 2017

Trump Demands South Korea Pay For Anti-Missile System

In an interview with Reuters, Trump criticized the 2011 free trade deal made by his predecessor, President Barack Obama, and finalized by Trump’s opponent in last year’s presidential election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that allowed the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) system to be established for free in South Korea.

April 29, 2017
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Trump’s Tax Plan Could Cost Government $6 Trillion

The president will be “pretty broad in the principles” of tax reform that he lays out with more details coming in the summer, his director of legislative affairs, Marc Short, told the Associated Press. But what it boils down to is major hikes in the amount people can deduct from their taxes and large cuts for small businesses and corporations.

April 26, 2017

Why Trump’s Idea Of A CEO President Is Terrible

Donald Trump sold the country on the idea that he would be a businessman president, that he would create new jobs and strengthen the economy. But does he have any idea how to do so? While Trump certainly ran his own business, his track record is spotty, dotted with bankruptcies and side deals that kept him afloat even as his various properties careened in and out of Chapter 11 with disturbing frequency.

April 25, 2017

U.S. ‘Prepares Charges’ Against Julian Assange

On the election campaign trail last year, then-Republican candidate Donald Trump lauded the organization after it had leaked thousands of emails hacked from Democratic Party servers believed to have damaged the candidacy of his rival, Hillary Clinton. “I love WikiLeaks,” Trump told supporters at a rally in October.

April 21, 2017

Has Venezuela Reached A Tipping Point?

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched across the country to demand elections in an effort to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power. Opposition politicians and activists blame the president for the disastrous state of the economy, which contracted by 18.6 percent in 2016. Venezuela’s economy is almost entirely based on oil revenues, which have been hit by the crash in oil prices that began in 2014.

April 21, 2017
California, Trump, Ethics

No Protests At Trump Rallies, Argue President’s Lawyers

Trump’s lawyers told a federal court in the state Thursday that “forcing the ‘private organizers’ of a political rally to accept everyone” who wants to join in with their own political message violates the First Amendment, because “a speaker has the autonomy to choose the content of his own message.”

April 21, 2017
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump greets his daughter Ivanka as he arrives to speak during the final session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Trump Family’s Conflicts Of Interest Are Still Here

From my perspective Trump’s conflicts of interest are unprecedented in scope. But conflict of interest laws are often not cut and dried. They involve interpretation by lawyers within the Justice Department and judges, who can give a stamp of legitimacy (or illegitimacy) to presidential practices.

April 21, 2017

U.N. Condemns North Korea Launch After U.S.-Russia Spat

Moscow reportedly threatened to veto the motion, despite its support from all 14 other members of the U.N. Security Council, including Pyongyang ally China, over the way it was worded. The statement said the U.N. was opposed to North Korea’s decision to launch a liquid-fueled ballistic missile Sunday on the 105th birthday of Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s late founder and current leader Kim Jong Un’s grandfather.

April 21, 2017