Steven Mnuchin

North Korea denounces US terror listing as a 'serious provocation'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pyongyang has loudly denounced the decision by the United States to relist North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, with a foreign ministry spokesman warning it was a "serious provocation."<p>In a report published on North Korean state media KCNA, the spokesman said his country had nothing …

North Korea

Steve Mnuchin Says the Darnedest Things

The Treasury secretary doesn't let credibility get in his way, especially on taxes.<p>The tax legislation that has passed the House and is working its way through the Senate "will pay for itself," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has said repeatedly over the past few months.<p>No serious analysis of the …

Steve Mnuchin

The 3 False Promises Of The GOP's Tax Plan

If the current state of tax reform were a football game, it would be the 1987 AFC Championship. The GOP would be the Cleveland Browns, driving to certain victory in a tied-up tilt with the Denver Broncos. The passage of the House bill leaves the GOP with 1st and goal from the 8, and all that’s left …


Members of Congress push for US to take tougher line on Qatar

<b>(CNN) —</b> Members of Congress are calling on the Trump administration to take a tougher line against Qatar, accusing the small Persian Gulf nation of supporting the Palestinian militant group Hamas.<p>A bipartisan group of representatives sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday that …

Middle East

Lawmakers call on Treasury to take tougher stance on Hamas in Qatar

A group of lawmakers on Monday called on Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to take a tougher stance on the terrorist group Hamas in Qatar.

Steve Mnuchin

'I Cannot Eat Three Bowls of Rice at One Time'

When the Vietnam War ended in 1975, and the first refugees trickled into the Los Angeles area, Helene Ross, co-founder of the Westlake Women's Club, …

Ho Chi Minh City

Lies, Incoherence and Rage on Tax Cuts

One thing you can count on in 21st-century U.S. politics is that Republicans will lie about taxes. They did it under George W. Bush, they did it under Barack Obama and they’re still doing it under Donald Trump.<p>Yet this time is different. It’s not just that the lies have gotten even more brazen. …


Tax bill race to break Trump's populist promises: Who's winning?

The rich get richer under Republican plans while middle and low income Americans get a gut punch. This is the opposite of Trump's closing argument.<p>Here’s a debate certain to ruin your holidays: Who did a better job of breaking Donald Trump’s campaign promises, the House GOP or the Senate GOP?<p>First …

News (U.S.)

The White House Wants to Pass Tax Reform. But President Trump Isn't Helping

Before he left for Asia, President Trump said his Administration would be working to pass a tax reform bill.<p>“They’ll be all over the country working …

U.S. Politics

Make America Normal Again

If the President wanted to tweet a critique of his own administration’s management of the federal debt, he might type: “The Treasury appears to be throwing away a great opportunity to lock in cheap financing for years to come. Sad!”<p>With historically low interest rates that are bound to go higher …


House tax plan won’t yield nearly enough growth to pay for itself, analysis finds - MarketWatch

The tax bill passed by the House of Representatives will boost economic growth in the U.S., but not by enough to pay for itself, a new study found.<p>In …

Mick Mulvaney

Venezuela state oil firm's credit woes spread to U.S. unit Citgo

HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington’s recent sanctions against Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA have started to ensnare its U.S. unit, Citgo Petroleum, making it harder for the refiner to obtain the credit it needs to purchase crude, according to six traders and banking sources.<p>Fewer oil …


The Republicans' Debt Amnesia

Six months ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell favored revenue-neutral tax reform. Despite the new GOP budget, which permits a $1.5 trillion increase in the deficit over the next decade, and despite estimates from the Joint Committee on Taxation that the Senate Finance Committee’s tax …


US sanctions businesses linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards

The US Treasury Department on Monday sanctioned a network of individuals and companies it said counterfeited Yemeni bank notes potentially worth …


Yellen says Fed needs to avoid 'boom-bust'cycle in economy

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the biggest challenge facing the central bank in coming years will be to craft an interest rate policy that …


US sanctions hit two German firms in Iran-linked counterfeit scheme

The US Treasury has sanctioned two German companies involved in an elaborate counterfeit currency scheme. "Hundreds of millions of dollars" in Yemeni …

World News

US Targets Iranian Counterfeit Scheme in Yemen

U.S. officials are spotlighting Iran’s efforts to spread its influence across the Middle East with what they describe as a “large-scale” …


Would Steven Mnuchin Receive This Kind of Press If He Were a Democrat?

What is it about that photograph of the Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and his wife, Louise Linton, holding a sheet of dollar bills that has so …


Chris Christie gets road named for him in home county

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting a legacy in his home county.

Chris Christie

Questions about the Republican tax bill in the Senate (2 letters)

J. Scott Applewhite, The Associated PressSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Orrin Hatch, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speak to …


Nation and world news briefs

US puts more sanctions on North Korea backers<p>WASHINGTON – The Trump administration Tuesday slapped new sanctions on companies and transport systems …

North Korea

Fil-Am sworn in as US Treasury adviser

WASHINGTON -- A Filipina community leader was sworn in as amember of the U.S. Treasury Department's Community Development Financial Institutions …


Get a grip, W magazine: A 13-year-old actress is 'why TV is sexier'?!?

WTF MSM!? A 13-year-old makes the "sexier" list?<p>Posted November 20, 2017 01:48 PM by Rob Eno<p>Actress Millie Bobby Brown during the 2017 C2E2 Chicago …

Conservative View

H.R. McMaster reportedly thinks Trump is an “idiot” with the brain of a “kindergartner”

The national security adviser isn’t the only member of Trump’s war cabinet who seems to feel that way.<p>National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster unloaded on President Trump at a private dinner in July, according to an explosive new report in Buzzfeed, referring to his boss as an “idiot,” a “dope” and …

H. R. McMaster

White House open to striking health provision from tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it's willing to strike a health-care provision from Senate legislation to cut taxes and overhaul the tax code if the provision becomes an impediment to passing one of President Donald Trump's top legislative priorities.<p>The provision would repeal a requirement …

U.S. Politics

The Treasury Secretary's Wife

National Review on the viral photo of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife holding a page of uncut dollar bills:<p>And she was back in the news …

Louise Linton

Who Would You Trust: Trump or Jesus?

A question for our times.<p>Look, it's not breaking new ground at this point to suggest Donald Trump's base has cultish tendencies. But it's still amazing sometimes to hear the extent to which Trump's supporters will stick with the president no matter what. This morning on CNN's <i>New Day</i>, for example, …

Donald Trump

WATCH LIVE: White House holds press briefing

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is set to hold a press briefing on Monday as the Trump administration announced it was designating North Korea a state sponsor of terror.<p><i>This event is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.</i><p>Members past and present of President Trump's inner circle

Donald Trump

White House Watch: Trump Twitter Can Still Shock You

<b>Donald Trump’s predictable unpredictability on Twitter</b> has gone from a frustration to a mere annoyance for Capitol Hill, his cabinet, and his White …


Is the Trump Administration the Most Nepotistic in Modern American History?

Nepotism is alive and well and living in the White House. According to an investigation published by The Daily Beast Modnay, there are at least20 …

Donald Trump