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Energy agency rejects Trump plan to prop up coal and nuclear power plants

The unexpected decision by the Republican-controlled body is a blow to the president’s high-profile mission to revive the struggling US coal industry<p>An independent energy agency on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants with subsidies, dealing a …

Fossil Fuels
Immigration

Trump Overstates Size of Tax Cuts in Speech to Farmers

NASHVILLE — President Trump delivered an economic victory lap during a speech to farmers on Monday in which he vastly overstated the size of the tax cuts passed by Congress late last year and played up a rollback of regulations on American businesses.<p>Declaring that the “American dream is roaring …

Estate Tax

38 Kitchen Products On Amazon Our Readers Loved In 2017

A two-in-one food chopper, slow cooker liners, and 36 other favorite products from our posts this year.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of</i> …

Trump’s Treasury Dept embarrasses itself with one-page ‘analysis’

As regular readers know, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin assured lawmakers and the public that he had dozens of officials working on creating a …

The State Department has just issued a 'worldwide' travel warning following Trump's Jerusalem announcement

The State Department issued a "worldwide caution" warning hours after President Donald Trump's announcement on Wednesday that the US would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the American embassy there.<p>"U.S. government facilities worldwide remain in a heightened state of alert," the …

Middle East

Did President Trump slur his speech?

<b>(CNN) —</b> While President Donald Trump was giving his historic speech Wednesday to announce that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, some on the internet focused on the manner in which he made his statement.<p>Toward the end of the news conference, some on Twitter and …

Donald Trump

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

The Senate tax bill’s $250 billion problem

Let’s talk about the corporate alternative minimum tax.<p>A massive corporate tax cut is the Republican tax overhaul’s entire reason for being. It is the star around which the rest of the plan orbits.<p>But Senate Republicans, in a frantic rewrite of their tax bill late last Friday, appear to have …

U.S. Politics

Southern California wildfires: What we know now

Wind-driven wildfires that broke out in Southern California have destroyed more than 184 homes and forced evacuations of tens of thousands of residents.<p>Here's what we know so far.<p>When did it start?<p>The biggest fire started Monday evening in Santa Paula, Calif., with help from fierce Santa Ana …

California

Seattle's Dazzling Holiday Light Displays

The Emerald City sparkles during the holidays with twinkling light displays dotted around. From one-night celebrations to monthlong displays, these …

Trump killing panel on extreme weather

The Trump administration is pulling the plug on the The Community Resilience Panel for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems, a group that helped …

Trump Administration

A Food Fight Has Broken Out Between The USDA And FDA

<i>As Trump tweets, government acts. Welcome to Meanwhile, our recurring look at what federal agencies are up to and how their work affects people’s</i> …

FDA

Republicans destroyed Oklahoma with billionaire/corporate tax cuts and got killed in the following election

A toxic mix of voter suppression and dark money infusions has allowed Republicans to seize power at the state level across America, producing a …

Scarborough: Trump allies told me he has dementia

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said on Thursday that people close to President Trump told him during the campaign that Trump has "early stages of …

Trump’s Treasury Department is lying about its own analysis of the tax bill

Kinda fishy, don’t you think?<p>It doesn’t involve an inappropriate tweet or casual racism, but Alan Rappeport’s scoop about the Trump administration lying about its own internal analysis of the Republican tax plan deserves to go down as one of the most shocking stories of 2017. And the mild-mannered …

Trump Administration

The Self-Destruction of American Democracy

President Trump has single-handedly done more to undermine the basic tenets of American democracy than any foreign agent or foreign propaganda campaign could.<p>“Trump is a political weapon of mass self-destruction for American democracy — for its norms, for its morality, for sheer human decency,” …

Political Science

Trump’s inner circle is worried about his mental state: reports

Amid Trump’s recent actions, many have raised questions about Trump’s mental stability to hold office<p>As President Donald Trump continues to stumble his way through his first year in office, several high-profile figures are raising concerns about the president's mental health.<p>Tony Schwartz, …

Donald Trump
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

CFPB battle swells as Trump, Mulvaney square off with agency head

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney started his first day as interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where he was greeted by a lawsuit and a public outcry denouncing his appointment.<p>CFPB Deputy Director Leandra English was named acting director of the …

More Than 1 Million FCC Comments Opposing Net Neutrality Were Probably Fake

Data scientist Jeff Kao says that more than a million public comments in support of the FCC’s planned rollback of net neutrality rules are likely …

Net Neutrality

Trump Says He Passed On Being 'Person Of The Year.' 'Time' Says He's 'Incorrect'

President Trump took to Twitter Friday afternoon to say he passed on possibly being <i>Time</i>'s Person of the Year because he didn't want to agree to an interview and photo shoot.<p>The magazine tweeted a few hours later that that wasn't the case:<p>Trump was named <i>Time</i>'s Person of the Year last year, which he …

Donald Trump

Meet Paul Ryan's 'Cindy,' a single mom who he says gets $700 from the tax bill

<i>“Meet Cindy: a single mom, making $30,000 per year, who hopes to one day get beyond living paycheck to paycheck. With a $700 increase in her tax refund each year under our tax bill, Cindy can start saving for her future.”</i> <b><br>— House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), in a tweet, Nov. 17, 2017</b><p>Many readers …

Personal Finance

Mentally Gone Trump Can't Even Pardon A Thanksgiving Turkey Without Reading Off A Teleprompter

The presidential turkey pardon is supposed to be one of those light and fun moments for a president, but since Donald Trump can’t be trusted to talk …

Billionaire buys Times Square billboard calling for Trump’s impeachment

Above the throngs of tourists, money hustlers in superhero costumes, yellow taxi cabs, and cold concrete of Times Square, a simple message will …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Will Regret Asking April Ryan What She's Thankful for This Thanksgiving

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is no stranger to controversial and jaw-dropping moments. But Monday's White House press briefing …

She Flipped Off the President and Lost Her Job. Then, the Left Bailed Her Out.

A photo of a Virginia woman saluting President Donald Trump’s motorcade with a middle finger got her fired from her job after it went viral—but …

Income Tax

Note to Robert Mueller: Hope Hicks was part of the cover-up

Andrew Harrer/AP<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Hope Hicks’ time in the barrel may come soon. Special counsel Robert …

Immigration