Trump requiring review of national monuments

They total 100,000 acres or more and include the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Bear Ears , both in Utah. The monuments covered by the review will range from the Grand Staircase in Utah created by President Bill Clinton in 1996 to... More..

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North Korea carries out huge live-fire drills as USA warships gather
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

North Korea carries out huge live-fire drills as USA warships gather

Analysts fear the situation is a tinderbox that could be set off by a small spark. "It's not so risky that I'm not going to go to (South) Korea in three weeks". The worry also is that the opaque strategy bein...More..

House Freedom Caucus signs off on GOP health care plan
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

House Freedom Caucus signs off on GOP health care plan

Orrin Hatch, R-Utah listens to a reporter's question before a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington , Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The amendment is an effort to once again try and bridge the gap between ...More..

Manchin says Senate backing retired miners' benefits
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Manchin says Senate backing retired miners' benefits

Joe Manchin believes a permanent fix will happen with the Miners Protection Act - just not now. Manchin said he talked with Trump by phone and that the president said he'd do "everything it took" to provide f...More..

Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill

Since then, the Freedom Caucus has been moving the bill further to the right. Now the script has flipped. WASHINGTON | Leading House conservatives are saying good things about a plan to revive the GOP hea...More..

Trump targets NAFTA, then says US to stay in
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Trump targets NAFTA, then says US to stay in

Canada said it was ready to come to talks on renewing NAFTA at any time , while Mexico said that the negotiations would have to be of a trilateral nature. Where Mr Trump stands on Nafta is hard to discern. "Th...More..

by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

China's homemade aircraft carrier is second in Xi's fleet

He didn't. The boat somehow ended up in the hands of China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), which began a 13-year effort to put it into service. The sight of a bottle of champagne hitting the bow of ...More..

by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Trump agrees to keep USA in NAFTA

Trump said he believes "the end result will make all three countries stronger and better". A White House statement issued late Wednesday night said that Trump had spoken by phone with both Mexican President...More..

Steven Mnuchin Says Trump Has 'No Intention' of Releasing His Tax Returns
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Steven Mnuchin Says Trump Has 'No Intention' of Releasing His Tax Returns

The disappointment on the tax plan prompted fall in US bond yields and the USA dollar. "This tax reform package is about growing the economy, creating jobs". With the help of their accountants, they will be a...More..

by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Trump backs down on leaving NAFTA

The White House says the president " agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time ". NAFTA was established January 1, 1994 under then-president Bill Clinton. His administration also slapped tariffs in recent ...More..

Conservative caucus backs GOP health bill but fate uncertain
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Conservative caucus backs GOP health bill but fate uncertain

Mark Meadows (NC-11) and Rep. Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), facilitated by Vice President Mike Pence, has yielded a compromise that the Club for Growth can support", said Club for Growth president David McIntosh . ...More..

by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ivanka Trump Booed At Women's Summit

And that is my goal". The Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry founder continued by claiming that her father "had been a tremendous champion of supporting families", causing the audience to audibly groan and boo at he...More..

Trump tells Canada, Mexico he won't terminate NAFTA
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Trump tells Canada, Mexico he won't terminate NAFTA

He spoke late Wednesday afternoon with his two counterparts, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, according to the White House. One of Trump's key themes during his p...More..

Democratic Rep Vows 'That Wall Will Not Be Built' Along the Border
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Democratic Rep Vows 'That Wall Will Not Be Built' Along the Border

As part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government pays health insurers to reduce the out-of-pocket costs for low-income people trying to pay for health care. Trump's decision of cutting the funds for t...More..

Asian shares retreat from highs after Trump tax plan
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Asian shares retreat from highs after Trump tax plan

The concern would be that lawyers, doctors, consultants or other wealthy people in partnerships could structure much of their personal income as business income, effectively reducing their tax rate from 39.6 pe...More..

Get Ready For Round 2 Of The GOP's Health Care Reform
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Get Ready For Round 2 Of The GOP's Health Care Reform

The waiver also allows states to opt out of the community rating requirement that prevents insurers from charging different prices based on a client's health status or age. That could leave many unable to aff...More..

by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said the only reason she could not speak on Thursday was because the venue available was not safe; it could not be cordoned off, he said, and had floor-to-ceiling glass. Efforts by t...More..

Ryan says health law proposal winning support
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ryan says health law proposal winning support

Dent is another leader of the Tuesday Group and is considered a good gauge of the views of many of its roughly 50 members. Rep. Charlie Dent, a key moderate member of the House GOP, told the Washington Exam...More..

Indian doctors, woman indicted in US genital mutilation case
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Indian doctors, woman indicted in US genital mutilation case

The Times has been doing this for years - but only made its stance explicit when a reader asked the paper to explain the unusual choice of words in a story last week, headlined Michigan Doctor Is Accused o...More..

Sister Of Seattle Police Shooting Suspect Charged As Adult
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sister Of Seattle Police Shooting Suspect Charged As Adult

According to the charges, Adrianna Butts later told police she could have sliced Merritt's neck with a pocket knife while he was on the ground, but she said "she was not that type of person". Hudson Kang, 30, w...More..