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Miami lawmaker discovers the n-word is never ok to use at work, resigns amid controversy

This has been a rough week for Republican Florida state Sen. Frank Artiles. On Monday, in what can only be described as a terrible lapse in judgment, …

Trump to Congress: Syria strike was in 'vital national security interest' of US

President Trump on Saturday delivered his justification to Congress for ordering a missile strike on Syria this week, saying in a letter to …

National Security

Read Barack Obama's Statement on the Anniversary of Obamacare

President Obama broke his relative silence since leaving office to tout the Affordable Care Act on its seventh anniversary—coincidentally, the same …

Police: Woman found dangling from shoelaces after botched WH breach

<b>(CNN) —</b> A woman was arrested late Tuesday night after she allegedly attempted to gain entry to the White House, telling police she was there to speak to President Donald Trump.<p>Secret Service officers observed the woman, identified as Marci Wahl, 38, walking and staring at the White House complex …

Boris Johnson to meet Steve Bannon in White House visit

UK foreign secretary to meet senior figures including Donald Trump’s top aide in trip that comes shortly after wiretap row<p>Boris Johnson will meet key White House figures including Donald Trump’s most powerful aide, Steve Bannon, during a trip to the US this week, the Guardian understands.<p>The …

CBO report: 24 million fewer insured by 2026 under GOP health care bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> Twenty-four million more Americans would be uninsured by 2026 under the House Republican health care bill than under Obamacare, including 14 million by next year, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday.<p>The long-anticipated score immediately puts the writers and supporters …

Health Care

Republican healthcare plan: 24 million people could lose coverage, CBO reports

Non-partisan budget office says replacement for Affordable Care Act would leave millions uninsured but reduce federal deficit by $337bn in first 10 years<p>As many as 24 million Americans risk losing health coverage over the next decade under the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, …

Affordable Care Act

Rapid Temperature Fluctuations Have Been Detected in Black Hole Winds For The First Time

Burps so powerful, they block star birth.<p>Scientists have made the most detailed observations ever of the incredibly fast and strong 'winds' that gust …

Senate confirms Ben Carson as HUD secretary

The Senate has confirmed retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson as housing secretary.<p>The vote was 58-41.<p>Carson will lead an agency of some 8,300 employees and a budget of about $47 billion.<p>Carson has no government or housing policy experience. Despite that, his …

Harvard scientists shocked the world by turning hydrogen into a metal, but then lost the only sample

Back in January, Harvard physicists Isaac Silvera and Ranga Dias published a paper (paywall) in which they said they had solved an 80-year-old problem: They had found a way to take hydrogen, a chemical that is normally a gas, and turn it into a reflective, possibly superconducting, metal.<p>It’s not …

Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal …

“Not everybody is going to have health care”: Leaked bill shows Republicans getting closer to an Obamacare replacement — sort of

<b>House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., joined by Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, following GOP strategy session. Ryan gave a strong defense of President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban to caucus members and said he backs</b> …

Obama 2017: Petition Calls for Barack Obama to Run as French President

If the upcoming French election wasn’t tense enough, a petition is calling to add yet another candidate into the mix: former U.S. President Barack …

Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns F.B.I. ‘Leakers’

WASHINGTON — President Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media on Friday, escalating his attacks on journalists as “the enemy of the people” and berating members of his own F.B.I. as “leakers” who he said were putting the nation at risk.<p>In a speech to the Conservative …

Cabinet picks clash with White House over hiring

The Trump administration’s Cabinet picks are finding themselves in a staffing tug-of-war with White House aides.<p>The White House’s deep involvement in hiring decisions across the government is frustrating some of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet secretaries, spurring early tussles between the …

State Department silent while other countries shape the message

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a town full of talkers, the silence is deafening.<p>For more than a month, as the US has tangled with China, floated new terms for Middle East peace, watched North Korea test a ballistic missile and proposed an overhaul of ties with Russia, the State Department has been …

U.S. Dept. of State

Flynn resigns amid controversy over Russia contacts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, an abrupt end to a brief tenure.<p>His departure came just after reports surfaced that the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials …

National Security

Donald Trump appeared to use his $3,755 gold driver in golf match with Japan Prime Minister

In late November Golf Digest's Mike Johnson reported that Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gifted a Honma Beres S-05 driver to newly-elected President Donald Trump. The club -- coming in at 9.5 degrees of loft with a 5S Armrq Infinity stiff shaft -- was noteworthy for two reasons: it's embellished …

Congressman Who Called Trump 'Racist' Stands By His Assessment

“I don’t know how you can come to any other conclusion,” Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) said.<p>A congressman who previously called Donald Trump “a racist” and told him to “take your border wall and shove it up your ass” said Monday that Trump’s actions as president have proven his point.<p>“When you …

Donald Trump's doctrine of unpredictability has the world on edge | Michael H Fuchs

When it comes to foreign policy, he desires to make America appear as unpredictable as possible. He is succeeding<p>Trying to piece Donald Trump’s foreign policy together, one cannot be blamed for missing the grand strategy in it all. Maybe Trump is a realist; or maybe he wants to dismantle the US-led …

One Thing Is Certain: Republicans Won't Stand Up and Stop President* Trump

They chose party over country a long time ago.<p>Over the weekend, the topic of the president*'s sanity became almost as hot a topic as whether or not White House aide Stephen Miller is actually a replicant from Ceti Alpha 12. Why they trotted this guy out in public remains a mystery. I remember him …

John Oliver on Trump: How did we elect a 'pathological liar'?

John Oliver dedicated his first <i>Last Week Tonight</i> of 2017 to President Donald Trump, asking viewers four questions: “How did we get a pathological …

Trump adviser Stephen Miller lied — and it matters

President Donald Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller lied.<p>The ability to do so seems to be a prerequisite in the Trump administration.<p>On Sunday, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' "This Week," Miller repeated the completely debunked claim that a "massive" number of …

Trump attacks on judiciary raise safety concerns for judges

SEATTLE (AP) — When a judge who helped derail President Donald Trump's travel ban was hit with online threats, the abuse raised safety concerns among …

Number of Americans renouncing citizenship reaches record high

A record number of Americans abandoned their US citizenship last year, according to official figures.<p>Statistics published by the US Federal Register showed that 5,411 people gave up their nationality, an increase of 26 per cent on 2015.<p>For many the main motivation is tax.<p>Americans are liable for US …

Trump furious after court upholds block on travel ban

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's travel ban will remain blocked, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.<p>The unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel means that citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries will continue to be able to travel to the US, despite Trump's executive order last month.<p>It is …

Trump Administration

Jeff Sessions just showed he's going to be exactly the kind of attorney general we all imagined

Jeff Sessions, America's new attorney general, began his tenure as head of the Justice Department by delivering a brief speech that put to rest any …

What Will Jeff Sessions Mean for the Marijuana Industry? (CARA, ABBV)

In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions cast doubt on the future of cannabis markets in …

U.S. Department of Justice

Donald Trump signs executive order giving police more powers

Donald Trump has signed three executive orders to deal with “public safety”, including handing more authority to the police.<p>At the formal ceremony to …