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DIARY-Top Economic Events to Jan 30

© Reuters. Francois Villeroy de Galhau<p>Dec 11 (Reuters) -<p><b>MONDAY, DECEMBER 11</b><p>** WELLINGTON - New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson has said he …

Trump's Economy: So Much Winning

There was a time in the not-too distant past when the government’s monthly labor report was the most eagerly anticipated and influential of all …

Economics

The New Democratic Party Strategy: 'Dumb and Dumber'

Senator Al Franken<br>(Image by commons.wikimedia.org) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Democrats don't know how to fight--and apparently are …

British lawmaker: 'Trump should be arrested for inciting racial hatred'

A British politician says President Trump should be arrested if he visits the United Kingdom, ramping up criticism one day after Trump retweeted …

The Electoral College Isn't the Problem: It's Our Education

Posted: Dec 07, 2017 11:27 AM<p>More than a year after the 2016 presidential election, supporters of Hillary Clinton continue to question that contest’s …

The Supreme Court versus the Constitution

Through judicial amendment. the Supreme Court has made Article V of the Constitution an afterthought. Can we restore the Framers’ vision?<p>Since the …

Selling Donald Trump

Anyone who sells — an idea, a candidate or a product — will be interested in debating this passage from "Let Trump Be Trump," the new book by …

God’s Plan for Mike Pence

No man can serve two masters, the Bible teaches, but Mike Pence is giving it his all. It’s a sweltering September afternoon in Anderson, Indiana, and …

Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Is Dropping But He’s Unlikely To Be Impeached, Poll Says

Michael Flynn's guilty plea could mean the end of the Trump administration.<p>Over the month of November, U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval rating …

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The tax bill is the start of Obamacare collapse

It will hit red states especially hard.<p>In January 2012, 27 senators sent the Supreme Court a 48-page legal brief.<p>The Supreme Court would soon hear a landmark case on the legality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. These senators wanted to warn the justices of grave consequences of …

Health Care

Republican health care bills defy the party’s own ideology

The GOP is failing their own party in the final package of their health care bill<p>The Senate’s health care proposal made it clear that Republicans, despite their rhetoric, are not interested in market-based reform. Instead, they prefer pro-business, pro-privileged reform.<p>With Senate Republicans …

FBI email: Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts for security clearance

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A newly released document shows that the FBI told an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts that occurred in the course of carrying out his government duties when he was a senator.<p>The FBI email from March bolsters the …

Donald Trump

The best and worst of times for media

<b>Three media screw-ups</b> in eight days on one investigation. The bad week for big news has President Trump feeling that he has moved the "fake news" …

Saturday Night Live slams Roy Moore, Alabama football caught up in fray

Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update took direct aim at Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore this weekend and the University of Alabama football …

Post-Common Core, U.S. Kids Slide On Another Academic Measure

International test results released this week show U.S. students losing ground on yet another measure in the Common Core era, reading test results …

Rallies, leafleting and door knocking all part of effort to urge voters to cast ballots in Alabama Senate race

BIRMINGHAM — Catrena Carter and her two sons spent Sunday morning driving from church to church in the Birmingham area tucking leaflets in the cars of churchgoers and placing signs at busy intersections urging people to vote.<p>Carter, a community activist, was on a mission.<p>"We really want our people …

Black History

Republicans step up defense of ‘not qualified’ judicial nominees

GOP senators are ratcheting up their attacks on the American Bar Association, which has emerged as a stumbling block in President Donald Trump’s effort to transform the courts.<p>Senate Republicans have declared war on the American Bar Association.<p>Since 1953, the venerable legal organization has …

Jeff Flake

Consider This An Indictment Of Trump/GOP Economic Policy Making

Think of me as the federal budget version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.<p>The only economic policymaking law I know of with criminal penalties is the Anti-Deficiency Act, but that doesn’t mean the Trump administration and congressional Republicans can’t be accused of seriously violating the …

Jo Cox commission calls for welfare rethink to combat 'epidemic' of loneliness

A campaign set up in memory of a murdered Labour MP today calls for an overhaul of the welfare state in a bid to tackle the “social epidemic” of …

Trump’s FCC Bids Farewell to the Internet as We Know It

Why are ISPs really pushing the FCC to end net neutrality? The answer is simple: there’s a lot of money to be made if you’re in control of what …

CBC chairman on Roy Moore's slavery comments: 'Appalling'

Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus talks to NBC's Andrea Mitchell about the White House and the Mississippi …

A gay wedding cake that wasn’t baked

A cake that wasn’t baked triggered a divisive American debate five years ago, which is now before the top court of the land. The U.S. Supreme Court …

Senate Republicans pass a tax bill giving corporations a massive tax cut and cutting health care

How Senate Republicans learned to forget about the deficit and pass their tax bill.<p>The Senate passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a massive overhaul of the tax code, 51-49 at 1:50 am Saturday morning, bringing Republicans even closer to delivering President Donald Trump a tax bill by the end of the …

Why Republicans who once fought budget debt now embrace it

WASHINGTON (AP) — When did Republicans stop worrying and learn to love budget deficits?Over the next decade, their tax plan would add at least $1 …

Add the American Bar Association to the Republican Party's ever-growing 'enemies list'

In the Republican attack on every last institution, norm, fact and principle that puts up the slightest bit of resistance to Donald Trump, …

Roy Moore in 2011: Getting rid of amendments after 10th would 'eliminate many problems'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore appeared on a conspiracy-driven radio show twice in 2011, where he told the hosts in an interview that getting rid of constitutional amendments after the Tenth Amendment would 'eliminate many problems' in the way the US government is …

Roy Moore

Governors and Federal Agencies Are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter

Amanda Farber still doesn’t know why Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan blocked her from his Facebook group. A resident of Bethesda and full-time parent and …

Social Media

Ambassador Haley says Trump accusers have right to be heard

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual impropriety have a right to be heard.<p>Haley, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," broke from the Trump administration line on the 16 sexual misconduct allegations that face the …

Donald Trump

In Franken's wake, three senators call on President Trump to resign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual-harassment scandals has driven out some members of Congress.<p>Sen. Al Franken “felt it proper for him to resign,” Sanders said in an interview with …

Donald Trump