Changes coming in the tax bill to be released Friday, and some of the reasons for them

AP Reporter Stephen Ohlemacher looks at the details of the tax legislation that's being pushed by President Donald Trump and considered by a conference of … Show more  AP The chief tax writer in the House confirmed Thursday that a bill Republican leaders in Congress hope to send to President Trump next week has a top individual rate [...]

2017-12-15T12:32:54+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Sen. Chuck Schumer alerts police of false sexual harassment claim

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer filed a police report after learning of a false document that accused him of sexually harassing a former staffer. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI | License Photo Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer filed a police report on Wednesday, alerting authorities of a false document accusing him of sexual harassment. The document, [...]

2017-12-14T15:30:32+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

Rosenstein to testify about potential bias in FBI text messages

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee, the day after the Justice Department released transcripts of text messages between an FBI agent and an FBI attorney. File Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI  Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Justice Department's second in-command is expected to be asked by lawmakers Wednesday about 90 [...]

2017-12-13T14:52:54+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Trump, Hillary Clinton and others congratulate Doug Jones on Alabama victory

Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate special election Tuesday night.  (AP) President Donald Trump along with other politicians from both sides of the aisle reacted late Tuesday after Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a special election. Trump congratulated Jones in a tweet on his “hard fought victory” [...]

2017-12-13T14:49:27+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Doug Jones victory speech ends with ‘Teach Me How to Dougie’

SEAN ROSSMAN | USA TODAY Updated 10 minutes ago Democrat Doug Jones did what any good Doug would do when capping a stunning victory for a U.S. Senate seat. After he narrowly defeated Republican Roy Moore on Tuesday evening, he walked off stage to "Teach Me How to Dougie," Cali Swag District's ode to dance instruction. After Jones [...]

2017-12-13T14:35:38+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Treasury Department says GOP tax plan will pay for

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin arrives to attend a press conference at the White House on October 17. On Monday, the Treasury Department released a one-page memo defending the GOP tax plan. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI  Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Treasury Department released a one-page analysis of the Republican-led Senate tax plan Monday that says the [...]

2017-12-12T02:29:23+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Pennsylvania Dem linked to gambling ring awaits sentencing

July 14, 2015: Then-Pennsylvania state Rep. Marc Gergely discussing education funding with other legislators.  (Twitter) Former Pennsylvania state Rep. Marc Gergely – who resigned last month – is awaiting sentencing on corruption charges in relation to an illegal gambling machine ring. Gergely, 48, a Democrat from Allegheny County who served in the state House for [...]

2017-12-10T13:54:46+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

Trump says CNN was ‘caught red handed’ with fake news on WikiLeaks email

CNN gets crucial detail wrong in Donald Trump Jr. story Reaction on 'The Ingraham Angle' to media's handling of the Russia story. President Trump on Saturday slammed CNN for a mistake in a recent report on Russia meddling, saying the cable TV network was “caught red handed” disseminating “fake news.” “CNN’S slogan is CNN, THE [...]

2017-12-10T13:46:03+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

First President in 25 years to do what he said he would do.

President Trump boasted in a tweet early Friday morning that he fulfilled a campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital after his predecessors had failed to do so, posting a video featuring past presidents' remarks on the matter. "I fulfilled my campaign promise — others didn't!" he wrote on Twitter, posting a montage of [...]

2017-12-08T22:30:37+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

CNN caught in more fake news, when will it stop

Donald Trump Jr., pictured in December 2016. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images) A one-digit mistake by CNN has armed President Trump with new ammunition for another fusillade against the media. CNN reported Friday morning that Donald Trump Jr. received an email on Sept. 4, 2016, that granted special access to WikiLeaks documents. The network said in an online article [...]

2017-12-08T22:20:06+00:00 December 8th, 2017|