Miguel Medina

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Trump on Being President: ‘I Thought It Would Be Easier’

As he closes in on completing his first 100 days in office, Donald J. Trump reflected on how his life has changed since he became president and the challenges he faces.<p>In an interview on Thursday with Reuters, the president offered these assessments:<p><b>On the difficulties of the job</b><p>“I loved my …

Supreme Court Rules Miami Can Sue for Predatory Lending

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Miami can sue two banks for predatory lending under the Fair Housing Act of 1968.<p>The case arose from the 2008 financial crisis. Miami sued Bank of America and Wells Fargo, saying that their discriminatory mortgage lending practices had led to a …

The House Republicans who could lose their jobs over Obamacare repeal

The Obamacare repeal vote on Thursday could send dozens of House Republicans to electoral doom next fall — a mirror image of the shellacking Democrats suffered after passing the law seven years ago.<p>Strategists in both parties already believed the House could be up for grabs in 2018, as it often is …

Red-state Dems pounce on Obamacare repeal bill

Red-state Democratic senators who once hoped for a bipartisan fix to Obamacare now have nothing to work with but the House GOP’s repeal plan. So they’re lining up to trash it.<p>All 10 Senate Democrats up for reelection next year in states won by President Donald Trump joined their leaders in …

Lewandowski quits lobbying firm

The activities of Trump’s former campaign manager and his associates had drawn scrutiny.<p>Donald Trump’s first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, on Thursday resigned from his lobbying firm amid scrutiny of its efforts to capitalize on his relationship with the president, said Barry Bennett, the …

U.S., others agreed 'secret' exemptions for Iran after nuclear deal: think tank | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its negotiating partners agreed “in secret” to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year’s landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a think tank report …

Trump: ‘We may terminate’ U.S.

Trump calls out Rice for refusal to testify to Congress

President Trump on Thursday called out Susan Rice for refusing to testify before a Senate committee investigating both Russian meddling in the 2016 election and allegations of Obama-era spying on Team Trump.<p>“Susan Rice, the former National Security Advisor to President Obama, is refusing to testify …

California family booted from Delta Air Lines flight after refusing to give up son's seat

Delta Air Lines apologized Thursday after a husband and wife from California claimed they were kicked off a flight last month with two of their children once they refused to give up a seat they bought for another child.<p>Brian Schear, his wife, and two of their children, were reportedly boarding a …

Well, shut my mouth!: Berkeley protests put the obedience back in civil disobedience

Berkeley protestors are heinous enemies of free speech, which is too bad because I have some hideous things to say<p>I’m afraid that I must cancel my upcoming appearance at the University of California, Berkeley. The fact that I didn’t actually have an appearance scheduled there is of no consequence. …

Hillary Clinton’s blame game comes up lame

In a rare post-2016 public venting on CNN, Hillary Clinton made it perfectly clear on Tuesday why she lost the presidency to the unfit, unprepared, …

Stephen Colbert has some choice words for FBI Director James Comey

Stephen Colbert began Wednesday night's <i>Late Show</i> monologue addressing a controversial joke from Monday's show, expressing lighthearted relief that he …

Hillary Clinton to launch political group as soon as next week

Six months after losing the presidential election, Hillary Clinton is ready to wade back into politics.<p>The former secretary of state is building a new political group to fund organizations working on the resistance to President Donald Trump’s agenda, spending recent weeks in Washington, New York …

Bad news for the Trump-Russia tinfoil-hat brigade

During a Capitol Hill hearing this week over his investigation into allegations President Trump worked with the Kremlin to steal the election, FBI …

Trump Administration's Attack On Free Speech Sets A Dangerous Precedent

American democracy is at stake.<p>Yesterday, in an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Reince Priebus, President Trump’s Chief of Staff, said that the administration is considering pushing to change the First Amendment to make it easier for the White House to sue media organizations, and that the …

Most People Who Didn't Vote in the 2016 Election Don't Regret It: Study

Most Americans who chose not to vote during the 2016 presidential election say they have no regrets about passing on their basic democratic right to …

Families of San Bernardino shooting sue Facebook, Google, Twitter

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Family members of three victims of the December 2015 shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, have sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming that the tech giants permitted Islamic State to flourish on social media.<p>The plaintiffs assert that by allowing Islamic State …

Democrats Taunt Republicans With ‘Hey, Hey, Hey, Goodbye’ During Health Vote

When it became clear on Thursday that Democrats in the United States House of Representatives could not defeat a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, they turned to a time-honored American tradition: taunting the other side.<p>“Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, …

Got Asthma? That'll Cost You $4,000 Extra Under the Republican Plan

Diabetes? That's over $5,000.<p>One of the most popular parts of Obamacare is that it guarantees you can't be denied coverage or charged higher premiums simply for having a preexisting medical condition. The philosophy behind this is that people who are already sick might need medical care, and in the …

Health Care

May Day Strikes Hit Cities Around The Country

Workers all over the country are protesting Trump's immigration crackdown.<p>Workers in cities from coast to coast took the day off Monday to hit the streets and protest the Donald Trump administration for what organizers hoped would be the largest May Day demonstration in the U.S. in years.<p>The mass …

Senate GOP rejects House Obamacare bill

'Any bill that has been posted less than 24 hours ... needs to be viewed with suspicion,' Sen. Lindsey Graham says.<p>After all the energy the House just expended on ramming through its Obamacare repeal, the Senate is about to start over.<p>“We’re writing a Senate bill and not passing the House bill,” …

Trump 'Confident' About GOP Health Care Bill's Prospects In The Senate

<b>Updated at 5:37 p.m. ET</b><p>The House voted Thursday to narrowly approve a Republican-drafted measure that would eliminate many of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act — the first step toward keeping one of President Trump's campaign pledges and a victory for GOP lawmakers who have long railed …

Health Care

Woman gets pregnant after fling with stranger in hotel, takes hotel to court to find out his name

The pair had met in the hotel but didn't exchange full names or contact details.<p>Well <i>this</i> is an unusual one. A German woman has taken a hotel to court …

Gardendale school split: What's unique order's impact?

<b>By Washington Post reporter Emma Brown</b><p>A federal judge has ruled that a predominantly white Alabama city may separate from its more diverse school …

Brazil, Argentina push for closer trade with Mexico in Trump era | Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The leaders of Brazil and Argentina said on Tuesday they would pursue closer ties with Mexico and other Latin American nations alarmed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s promises to tear apart trade deals and build a wall to protect American jobs.<p>Argentine President Mauricio …

Anonymous plans to reveal names of about 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members

The “hacktivist” collective Anonymous have vowed to release the names of “about 1,000” Ku Klux Klan members as part of an ongoing operation against the white supremacist group in the US.<p>The names were obtained after Anonymous gained access to a Klan twitter account, according to a tweet from the …

Rights & Freedoms

U.S. Wins Religious Discrimination Case Against Western Towns Over Access To Housing, Utilities

The jury also issued a non-binding verdict finding that the cities' joint police department operated as an "arm" of the Utah-based polygamous church.<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two towns in the western United States and their joint water company on Monday lost a U.S. federal lawsuit claiming they …

Dusting Off the Constitution's Obscure Clauses

Get out your magnifying glass. This is the time to explore neglected nooks like the emoluments clause.<p>This became the year of the obscure, unlitigated constitutional clause. The First and 14th Amendments usually hog all the glory, and each did get a few big moments over the last year. But much more …