CBO concludes GOP tax bill would leave middle, lower-income Americans poorer CBO concludes GOP tax bill would leave middle, lower-income Americans poorer
Rick Docksai - Dec 01, 2017
Many middle-class and lower-income Americans will pay even more in taxes if the GOP's tax bill passes, the Congressional Research Service and Congressional Budget Office both warned in recent reports.
Matt Lauer fired from NBC for sexual misconduct Matt Lauer fired from NBC for sexual misconduct
Delila James - Nov 30, 2017
Matt Lauer, the co-host of NBC's popular "Today" show, was fired Wednesday after a woman and her lawyer visited network headquarters in Manhattan on Monday to discuss details of alleged sexual harassment by Lauer.
Post-NAFTA Mexico lags behind other emerging markets Post-NAFTA Mexico lags behind other emerging markets
Kyle Bates - Nov 29, 2017
Mexico's economy has languished for the past two decades, despite increased trade under NAFTA. Bloomberg analysts anticipate significant implications for Mexico-U.S. relations and for the Mexican presidential election next year.
Man wrongly imprisoned for 40 years pardoned by California governor Man wrongly imprisoned for 40 years pardoned by California governor
Harry Marcolis - Nov 28, 2017
A man who was incarcerated for almost 40 years for murders he did not commit has been pardoned by Callf. Gov. Jerry Brown.
Trump told Turkey he would stop arming Syrian Kurds Trump told Turkey he would stop arming Syrian Kurds
Rick Docksai - Nov 27, 2017
Russia, Turkey, and Iran are largely setting the parameters for a postwar Syria without the United States. President Trump promised to end U.S. support of Syrian Kurdish militants Friday, a major concession to Turkey and a Russian-backed peace plan.
Jared Kushner's contact with foreign leaders under scrutiny Jared Kushner's contact with foreign leaders under scrutiny
Chad Young - Nov 23, 2017
Mueller reportedly wants to know about overtures made by Israeli officials to a number of top people in Trump's transition team, including Jared Kushner.
Federal judge bars Trump's transgender ban for military Federal judge bars Trump's transgender ban for military
James Carlin - Nov 23, 2017
The judge's order bars the military from discharging transgender service members and stops the administration from prohibiting their enlistment before a trial.
Russia meddled in British, Spanish elections, officials say Russia meddled in British, Spanish elections, officials say
David Sims - Nov 20, 2017
Leaders of Britain and Spain accuse Russia of meddling in their elections, while President Trump appears to give Putin a pass.
Obamacare gets nearly 1.5 million new enrollees in first 11 days Obamacare gets nearly 1.5 million new enrollees in first 11 days
Lucas Rowe - Nov 17, 2017
Obamacare enrollment has surged this year, with nearly 500,000 more plan enrollments in the first two weeks of enrollment compared to the same period last year. The increase occurred despite gloomy predictions by health-care analysts and repeated efforts by the Trump administration to undermine and dismantle the program.
Military could reject a White House order to nuke North Korea, senators told Military could reject a White House order to nuke North Korea, senators told
Tyler Henderson - Nov 17, 2017
U.S. military commanders can turn down a White House order to launch a nuclear strike--but there is no way to guarantee that they will--according to a former military officer at a Senate hearing Tuesday.
Zimbabwe military coup overthrows Mugabe Zimbabwe military coup overthrows Mugabe
Steve Colyer - Nov 17, 2017
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest in the wake of a military coup that seized his government Wednesday. Coup organizers said that the coup was a response to Mugabe's attempt to install his wife, Grace, as his successor.
AG Jeff Sessions shows selective recall on Russia contacts AG Jeff Sessions shows selective recall on Russia contacts
Josh Curlee - Nov 14, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified that he had no recollection of meeting in which Russian contacts were discussed until he read news reports.
Modified GOP tax bill arrives on House floor Modified GOP tax bill arrives on House floor
Tobi Gerdes - Nov 13, 2017
The GOP's tax bill made it out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday after several tweaks, such as the restoration of a tax credit for parents who adopt. A full House vote on the bill may take place in the week ahead.
Mueller investigating Flynn role in alleged plot to kidnap Turkish cleric Mueller investigating Flynn role in alleged plot to kidnap Turkish cleric
Tracy Williams - Nov 13, 2017
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is probing an alleged plot by former national security adviser Michael Flynn to seize a dissident Turkish cleric living in the U.S. and turn him over to the Turkish government.
Texas church gunman had history of mental disorders Texas church gunman had history of mental disorders
Tyler Henderson - Nov 10, 2017
New disclosures show that despite a well-documented history of mental instability, the Texas church gunman was permitted to buy four guns between 2014 and 2017.
Cyclist who gave middle finger to Trump motorcade fired from job Cyclist who gave middle finger to Trump motorcade fired from job
Andrew McDonald - Nov 08, 2017
The female cyclist who flipped off the Trump motorcade in protest of the president's policies has been fired from her job for violating the company's code of conduct.
Pentagon says only a ground invasion could destroy North Korea's nuclear program Pentagon says only a ground invasion could destroy North Korea's nuclear program
Mae Owen - Nov 08, 2017
A military response to North Korea's nuclear program would potentially cost millions of lives, a Pentagon official warned Saturday. Congressional members cited his assessment and urged the White House to do more to find a peaceful solution to the crisis.
Sen. Warren agrees that Democratic primary was rigged against Sanders Sen. Warren agrees that Democratic primary was rigged against Sanders
Miriam Griffin - Nov 07, 2017
Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that Donna Brazile's allegations that Democratic party leaders fixed their primary last year against Bernie Sanders were valid and that the DNC has to answer for it today.
Senate panel moves forward with bill cracking down on online sex-trafficking Senate panel moves forward with bill cracking down on online sex-trafficking
James Carlin - Nov 03, 2017
A key Senate committee plans to vote next week on a bill that would make websites liable for prosecution if they carry ads for illicit sex-trafficking.
Vegas shooting survivors turn to GoFundMe for help paying medical bills Vegas shooting survivors turn to GoFundMe for help paying medical bills
Mark Schwartz - Oct 31, 2017
Dozens of survivors of the Las Vegas shooting earlier this month have managed to offset their medical costs by launching personal fundraising campaigns on sites like GoFundMe. Soliciting donations to help with medical expenses is a small but growing trend in the United States and may have already averted numerous medical bankruptcies.
Bipartisan Senate keeps Obamacare subsidies coming for now Bipartisan Senate keeps Obamacare subsidies coming for now
Rick Docksai - Oct 18, 2017
A bipartisan bill in the Senate, introduced Tuesday, would maintain Obamacare subsidies to insurers for the next two years. President Trump had declared that he was ending the subsidies last week.