Thom Tillis

Apple, Cisco, Google, Microsoft And Oracle Already Have A Tax Rate Below 20%

The US House of Representatives and Senate are both working to pass tax reform that has President Trump’s 20% corporate tax rate goal. It is touted that since the US tax rate is 35% and is higher than pretty much every other country the US needs to drop it. However when various deductions are used …

Business

Republicans still backing Trump judicial nominee with no trial experience

A young Department of Justice attorney is sailing through the confirmation process in the Senate for a lifetime seat as a federal district court …

Government

Turkish politics may bode ill for release of missionary from Black Mountain

Jacqueline Furnari, the daughter of a missionary from Black Mountain imprisoned in Turkey, told a government commission Wednesday that she has only …

Turkey

Congressional aides may have answers on pro-Russia GOP platform change

Paul Ryan's chief of staff would not confirm or deny whether he has been contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller about how a Ukraine-related provision was killed at the 2016 GOP convention.<p>As U.S. investigators probe whether President Donald Trump's campaign orchestrated a Russia-friendly …

News

DACA negotiations slow as Trump demands more than Democrats will give

Bipartisan negotiations over protecting so-called Dreamers from deportation have stalled over demands from President Trump and Republican lawmakers that any new law also include tougher measures on legal and illegal immigration.<p>The legislative impasse persists more than two months after Trump …

Immigration

This is what it's like to be a 'Dreamer' working at IBM and fighting to keep from being deported

• <b>IBM brought some of the so-called Dreamers that work for the company to Washington DC.</b>• <b><br>Dreamers are children who were brought to the US illegally with their parents, and who now have jobs and roots in the country.</b>• <b><br>IBM is fighting to ensure the 30 Dreamers it employs are not deported as Congress</b> …

U.S. Politics

The Takeaway: Moore Problems for GOP in Alabama

<i>Intriguing tidbits from the week in election surveys and public opinion polls.</i><p><b>That Sinking Feeling Down South:</b> Even taking into account that the …

Elections

DACA deal state of play

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Time is ticking away for a legislative solution on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children and that President Donald Trump has chosen to end.<p>Here's where things stand today.<p>Prepare for a …

Politics

The Movement to Protect Dreamers Is Still Divided on the Details

Wednesday morning, Todd Schulte stood before a podium, dressed in a grey suit and orange tie, to talk about the urgent need for legislation that …

Immigration

Business Highlights

House OKs GOP tax bill in Trump win; Senate fate less clear<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have rammed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House. The vote edges President Donald Trump and the GOP toward an initial legislative triumph in a year in which …

Finance

Thursday's Mini-Report, 11.16.17

Today’s edition of quick hits:<p>* Trump-Russia: “President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner received and forwarded emails about WikiLeaks …

Donald Trump

Trump EPA nominee opposed by GOP senators from NC

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina's two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting his nomination at serious risk.<p>Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis issued statements Wednesday saying they will vote …

Politics

Trump Budget Director Expected to Take Over Agency He Called a “Sick, Sad Joke”

The president will likely install Mick Mulvaney at the top of Republicans’ most reviled agency.<p>On Wednesday night, Republicans scored a victory when <b>Richard Cordray</b> announced his decision to resign as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Dodd-Frank-born agency that conservatives …

Donald Trump

Trump nominee, once probed by bank regulator, now set to head the agency

Joseph Otting's background has sparked a fierce backlash against the nomination from Senate Democrats.<p>The Senate voted to confirm Joseph Otting as comptroller of the currency on Thursday, putting the former banker in charge of a regulator he once battled with over his firm's foreclosure …

Politics

NC EDF Leader Commends Senators Burr, Tillis for Opposing Controversial Chemical Safety Nominee

(November 16, 2017—Raleigh, NC) Today the Environmental Defense Fund commends North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis for announcing …

North Carolina

Trump'sPick to Oversee EPA Unit May Be in Trouble in Senate

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency may be in trouble in the Senate, as two Republicans have declared their opposition and a third said she is leaning against the nominee.<p>Michael Dourson, a toxicologist tapped to head the EPA’s …

U.S. Politics

In Roy Moore’s Senate race, anonymous threats, deceptive texts, alternative facts

A minister in south Alabama gets a phone call from a man who says he is a Washington Post reporter offering cash for dirt about Senate candidate Roy Moore. A man who told an Alabama newspaper about Moore’s alleged approaches to teenage girls when he was in his 30s receives texts falsely telling him …

U.S. Politics

GOP hopes Trump will save Alabama Senate seat

Republicans are looking for President Trump to get them out of a jam and convince Roy Moore to drop out of the Senate race in Alabama.

Elections

Republican Senators Burr, Tillis oppose Trump's EPA nominee

(Reuters) – North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis said they will not support the Trump administration’s nominee to head the …

Liberal View

The Right wages class warfare in Washington

<b>Will Burr and Tillis really vote for this?</b>For much of the 20th Century, one of the labels that American politicians of a progressive bent feared most …

Social Justice

Even Burr and Tillis telling Roy Moore it’s time to go

The Alabama special Senate election is four weeks from today and the walls appear to be closing in on Roy Moore. Today, even North Carolina’s …

North Carolina

40 percent of NC voters say Russia investigation is ‘just politics,’ new poll shows

ELON, N.C. (WNCN) — The results of a new poll, released Tuesday, show that just more than half of North Carolina voters believe believe the federal …

Elections

What Does the Tax Bill Do for Low-Income Workers?

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP ImagesTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a news conference in the Capitol where GOP senators said …

Equality

Republicans' response to the Roy Moore story sure sounds familiar

<b>(CNN) —</b> Roy Moore, the Republican Senate nominee in Alabama, is a great fan of the Bible. So one would assume he'd be familiar with this Old Testament verse:<p><i>"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun."</i><p>As Republican officials in Washington …

Politics

House Republicans say they're "ready to work" on passing new DACA legislation

Republicans announcing support for negotiations for legislative solution to assist those in DACA program by end of the year

James Lankford

Gleeful Democrats see political wave; GOP says not so fast

NEW YORK (AP) — Jubilant Democrats across America are declaring their big election victories in Virginia and New Jersey — their first of the young Trump era — mark the beginning of an anti-Trump surge that could re-shape the balance of power in Congress in 2018. Senate Democratic leader Chuck …

Elections

The Proselytizers and the Privatizers

<i>This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of</i> The American Prospect <i>magazine. Subscribe here.</i> At the Heritage Academy, a publicly funded charter …

Education

Report: Burr, Tillis among Congress' top beneficiaries of NRA money

North Carolina's two Republican U.S. senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, are among the top three members of Congress to benefit from National …

Richard Burr

McConnell: No need to pass bills to protect Mueller

The Senate majority leader also expressed skepticism of legislation requiring social media companies to disclose the buyers of political ads.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that special counsel Robert Mueller is not in need of congressional protection from President Donald …

Politics

Bernie Sanders Hints at Possible Government Shutdown Over DACA

On Friday night, Senator Bernie Sanders said he would not vote for a year-end budget deal unless it offers a legislative fix to the Deferred Action …

News