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White House: Americans addressed allegations against Trump by electing him

72fb57be-46d8-4bc3-b882-823ba78fa8f1<p>White House: Americans addressed allegations against Trump by electing …

Software Engineering

Tax breaks for beer, unborn children are among goodies in Republican bill

As the House and Senate begin to reconcile their different tax bills, they will have to sort through many little-known provisions that appear designed more to achieve policy goals or reward key lawmakers than deliver tax savings.<p>Here's a look at some of the standouts, and their prospects for being …

Taxes

Why Democrats Are Finally Pushing Franken To Resign

Three weeks ago, after Leeann Tweeden accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of groping her and kissing her without her consent, we argued that Democrats …

The GOP is trying to pass a super-unpopular agenda — and that's a bad sign for democracy

Political science (and common sense) says they ought to pay a price at the polls. They might not.<p>Tax experts are in widespread agreement that the GOP tax cuts are bad policy — a giveaway to the rich paid for by the middle class and poor, with little upside for the economy. But Congress writes …

Political Science

Most Americans want Trump investigated for alleged sexual misconduct, poll finds

f9ca8227-0798-495d-b95e-32c53eee51f7<p>Most Americans want Trump investigated for alleged sexual misconduct, poll …

Health Care

House passes bill loosening gun restrictions

<b>(CNN) —</b> The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday loosening gun regulations and allowing those with permits to carry concealed weapons to legally travel with those firearms to other states, a top priority of the National Rifle Association.<p>The bill passed mostly along party lines, …

Guns

'Radical homosexuals?' Anderson Cooper's contentious interview with Roy Moore's spokeswoman, annotated

<i>Anderson Cooper's Wednesday night interview with Roy Moore spokeswoman Janet Porter already had veered beyond the realm of normal political discourse when the CNN anchor posed the following question: “Do you really believe that the judges on the Alabama Court of the Judiciary are radical</i> …

Roy Moore

The 19 Women Who Accused President Trump of Sexual Misconduct

The "Weinstein effect" continues to roil the nation’s power centers. But the allegations against the president have largely stayed in the background.<p>It’s been two months since the reckoning began. In early October, <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>The New Yorker</i> first published the alarming accounts of women …

Donald Trump

Spread the swamp? Trump administration wants to move government offices out of Washington

Amid the talk of draining swamps, restoring political might to blue-collar America and turning off the spigot of taxpayer cash that showers Washington, a familiar battle cry is ricocheting through this city: Move the bureaucrats out.<p>It has the ring of a Trumpian fantasy. Dislodge arms of the …

Silicon Valley

President Trump Will Undergo a Physical and Release Details Next Year, White House Says

President Trump will undergo a routine physical examination in early 2018 and the records will be released to the public, the White House said …

The Closing of the Republican Mind

The tax debate offers a clear measure of how deeply insular the GOP has become. It’s now governing solely of, by, and for Red America.<p>When Ronald Reagan passed his historic tax cut in 1981, he won support from 25 Democrats in the Senate and 113 in the House.<p>When George W. Bush passed his sweeping …

Utah GOP rallies for Romney after Bannon remark on his faith

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Mitt Romney's allies lashed out at former White House strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, a day after he said at an Alabama …

Republicans

After Franken, What's Next In Minnesota?

<b>Updated at 5:12 p.m. ET</b><p>Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., deciding to resign from the Senate on Thursday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct now sets off a chain of events that could give Republicans an unexpected target in 2018.<p>Here's a look at how it would all play out:<p><b>What would happen right</b> …

Republicans

Robert Mueller

A prosecutor known for rigor and rectitude goes after the president’s men<p>On May 17, the U.S. Department of Justice gave Robert Mueller a mission at …

Al Franken: From ‘Saturday Night Live’ to Congress

Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, said on Thursday that he plans to resign “in the coming weeks” amid mounting accusations of sexual harassment against him.<p>Mr. Franken, 66, is from St. Louis Park, Minn. Raised in a middle-class household where education was emphasized, he went on to attend …

Net Neutrality

Ryan Still Thinks Moore Should’ve Stepped Down

Other Republicans have changed position<p>Unlike some other Republicans, Speaker Paul D. Ryan is refusing to change his position on Alabama Senate GOP …

AP Interview: GOP senator faults China on North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is more of an adversary than an ally on North Korea, according to a leading Republican senator and staunch supporter of …

North Korea

House Passes 'Compromise' Gun Bill That Would Allow Concealed Carry Across State Lines

Gun control advocates want to close loopholes in the national background check system – but are being stymied by a concealed carry effort<p>Next week is …

Guns

Congress Passes Bill To Avert Shutdown For 2 Weeks

<b>Updated at 6:17 p.m. ET</b><p>Congress has voted to avert a partial government shutdown that could have come Friday night.<p>Republicans carried the measure to passage in the House, with a vote of 235-193, with about a dozen Democrats voting in favor as well. The Senate passed the measure, known as a …

Republicans

Surge in gun sales after Sandy Hook led to spike in accidental gun deaths, study says

In the days after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun enthusiasts rushed to buy millions of firearms, driven by fears that the massacre would spark new gun legislation. Those restrictions never became a reality, but a new study concludes that all the additional guns caused a …

Guns

The US medical system is still haunted by slavery

Medicine’s dark history helps explain why black mothers are dying at alarming rates.<p>As the high rates of maternal mortality in the US continue to concern researchers, a new ProPublica report digs into one factor in this alarming trend. According to the CDC, black mothers giving birth in the US die …

Palestinians Clash With Israeli Troops to Protest Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

JERUSALEM — Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces in the West Bank and along the border with Gaza on Thursday, as widespread predictions of unrest were realized a day after President Trump took the high-risk move of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.<p>Hundreds of youths clashed with …

Israel

Franken resigns

The Minnesota Democrat will step down from the Senate within weeks after multiple claims of groping and unwanted sexual advances.<p>Sen. Al Franken said on Thursday that he would resign after seven women came forward in recent weeks and said he groped or tried to forcibly kiss them, capping a stunning …

Donald Trump

President Trump's Decision on Jerusalem Welcomed by Evangelical Voters, Pro-Israel Groups and Major Donors

President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was welcomed by evangelical voters, pro-Israel organizations and some …

GOP leaders said to be mulling smaller corporate tax cuts

Leading Republicans are looking at scaling back some of the corporate tax cuts that they are trying to usher into law, two people involved in the tax negotiations said, convinced that they need to find new revenue to make last-minute fixes to the giant package moving through Congress.<p>The House and …

Donald Trump just mixed up two women journalists at a press conference

“We have a lot of blonde women in Finland,” one of the reporters helpfully said.<p>During a joint press conference today with the president of Finland, President Trump appeared to mix up two women journalists who were sitting next to one another.<p>Early on in the event, which was held at the White …

Donald Trump

More administration officials breaking with Trump

Trump's cabinet members seem to be distancing themselves from the president following his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Tillerson and …