Category: Federal

Federal Trump’s lawyer wants second special counsel to probe investigators

Trump’s lawyer wants second special counsel to probe investigators

By Mallory Shelbourne – 12/12/17 08:06 AM EST President Trump’s legal team said Tuesday it would like a new special counsel to be appointed to probe individuals investigating Russian election meddling. “The Department of Justice and FBI can not ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interests. These new …

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Federal Debt relief for defrauded students halted under Trump, says report

Debt relief for defrauded students halted under Trump, says report

  Education secretary Betsy DeVos has delayed putting in place debt relief rules The US Education Department has stopped cancelling student debts for people defrauded by failed for-profit schools, according to its Inspector General. A new report by the independent auditor says affected borrowers face mounting interest and other financial burdens. Before leaving office, President …

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Federal Congressional Democrats Left Out of White House Hanukkah Party

Congressional Democrats Left Out of White House Hanukkah Party

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and KATIE ROGERSDEC. 7, 2017 President Trump with Rabbi Meir Yaakov Soloveichik, and Jared Kushner during a Hanukkah Reception on the State Floor of the White House, on Thursday. Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — The latkes were fried and the kosher lamb chops were prepared on Thursday, just as …

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Federal Emergency UN Security Council meeting called after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement: report

Emergency UN Security Council meeting called after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement: report

By Brett Samuels – 12/06/17 06:37 PM EST The United Nations (U.N.) Security Council will meet Friday to address President Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Reuters reported Wednesday. Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced plans to move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv, a move that drew …

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Federal Ryan pledges ‘entitlement reform’ in 2018

Ryan pledges ‘entitlement reform’ in 2018

By Nathaniel Weixel – 12/06/17 05:24 PM EST © Greg Nash House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday said House Republicans will aim to cut spending on Medicare, Medicaid and welfare programs next year as a way to trim the federal deficit. “We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which …

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Federal Trump Post-Flynn Approval Ratings Released, He’s Going To Explode (DETAILS)

Trump Post-Flynn Approval Ratings Released, He’s Going To Explode (DETAILS)

Gloria Christie – December 5, 2017 Things are looking very bad for Donald Trump. People are not happy that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn has entered into a plea agreement, spelling possible presidential crimes. Plus, they despise the terrible Trump tax bill that transferred wealth to the top one percenters from the middle- …

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Federal AARP opposes Senate tax bill, calls Medicare cuts and Obamacare mandate repeal ‘troubling’

AARP opposes Senate tax bill, calls Medicare cuts and Obamacare mandate repeal ‘troubling’

AARP, the large lobbying group for older Americans, opposes the Republican-sponsored Senate tax bill. AARP warns the bill could lead to sharp cuts to Medicare, the federal health insurance program for seniors. The group also is concerned the bill will lead to tax increases on many older Americans, and higher Obamacare insurance premiums. Dan Mangan …

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Federal John McCain Claimed He Cares About “Honor” in the Senate. His Tax Vote Shows He Lied.

John McCain Claimed He Cares About “Honor” in the Senate. His Tax Vote Shows He Lied.

Jon Schwarz December 2 2017, 6:55 a.m. Sen. John McCain of Arizona joined 50 fellow Republicans on Friday night in voting yes on a Senate bill that slashes taxes on corporations and billionaires, while enacting the largest tax increase in history on many poorer Americans. That McCain supports such policies is no surprise, given his ideological history. …

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Federal Chuck Grassley Says Working Class People Don’t Deserve Tax Cuts Because They Spend Their Money On Booze And Women

Chuck Grassley Says Working Class People Don’t Deserve Tax Cuts Because They Spend Their Money On Booze And Women

By Jason Easley on Sun, Dec 3rd, 2017 at 6:11 pm Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) suggested that rich people deserve tax cuts more than working class people because working class people spend all of their money on booze, women, or movies. Grassley told the Des Moines Register, “I think not having the estate tax recognizes …

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Federal Editorial Board: The GOP’s big tax win is a loss for the rest of us

Editorial Board: The GOP’s big tax win is a loss for the rest of us

By The Times Editorial Board Dec 02, 2017 | 4:00 AM Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives a thumbs-up as he and his Director of Operations Stephanie Muchow head for the Senate floor in Washington on Dec. 1. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) Congressional Republicans finally appear poised for a signal legislative achievement after …

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