• The Tax Cut Elizabeth Warren Should Love

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    I'm convinced that working with the White House we can deliver the most competitive rates in the design of the tax code in a permanent way that grows our economy and gives us the greatest growth for the greatest number of years. Owners of pass-throughs who also work at those firms will be tempted to recharacterize their paychecks as "business" income to get the lower tax rate.
  • Judge blocks Trump's order to cut funding to sanctuary cities

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    But Trump, who previously clashed with the Ninth Circuit Court when it blocked his administration's first attempt at a travel ban affecting several majority-Muslim countries, wasn't finished Wednesday. A Maryland judge also blocked portions of the second ban. "The Constitution vests the spending powers in Congress, not the president, so the order can not constitutionally place new conditions on federal funds", he said.
  • New Ag Secretary… Appointments First Item of Business

    New Ag Secretary… Appointments First Item of Business

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    Perdue won confirmation on a strong bipartisan vote of 87-to-11 on Monday. Democrat Jon Tester encouraged Perdue to push back against the Trump administration's proposed budget cuts to rural infrastructure and the Farm Service Agency. He said he plans to be guided by four principles: maximizing the ability of farmers and agribusiness to produce, create jobs and sell their goods; prioritize customer service in the USDA; ensure a safe and secure USA food supply, and stewardship of the land.
  • Inaugural Southern Illinois Honor Flight Returns Home

    Inaugural Southern Illinois Honor Flight Returns Home

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    Saturday to see their war memorials. The organization will be traveling with 17 World War II and 12 Korean War veterans, some have waited for the opportunity since 2014. "I am proud to have assisted with providing this opportunity to nearly 300-veterans within our community. They come back with tears in their eyes". The local heroes plan to return to Southern Nevada on Sunday, April 23 at around 4 p.m.
  • Trump summons entire Senate to WH briefing on N. Korea

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    But a recent Politico feature on the odd and often misconstrued relationship this administration has with the press painted a startling picture of what exactly might be happening between the White House and the press. In recent years during debates surrounding Syria's civil war, terrorist attacks in Europe and the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in USA elections, Cabinet secretaries and senior law enforcement officials have traveled to Capitol Hill to brief lawmakers.
  • Woman attacked with machete in her Oak Bay home

    Woman attacked with machete in her Oak Bay home

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    Smith did say there was forced entry to the home and the woman did not know the attacker. Kids and staff at two Oak Bay schools were placed in a hold and secure for hours as the search for the man was underway. "We have no indication that the community is in danger at all but the man is still out there and he did show violent tendencies this morning", Smith said.
  • Trump To Order Review Of National Monuments

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    Cantwell said the expected Trump order is a pretext to attack the designation of Bears Ears, which covers more than 1 million acres of land that is sacred to Native Americans and is home to tens of thousands of archaeological sites, including ancient cliff dwellings.
  • Sharks' season comes to an end after Game 6 loss

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    Despite a valiant effort throughout a closely contested series, a shaky start to the second period led to a 3-1 loss against the Edmonton Oilers, derailing any hopes of the Sharks continuing their playoff run, let alone returning to the Stanley Cup Finals.
  • Lawmakers Say It Appears Michael Flynn Acted Illegally In Taking Russian Payments

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    The two leaders of the oversight committee, Republican Jason Chaffetz and Democratic Elijah Cummings , say they've seen no evidence that Michael Flynn , a retired Army lieutenant general, properly disclosed foreign payments. Gen. Flynn's disclosure of payments related to activities that occurred in 2015 and 2016, prior to his service in the White House", Short wrote in a letter dated April 19 that was sent to committee leaders.
  • White House to Host Senate North Korea Briefing

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    Senators-I don't know how you all are getting there ..." On the other hand, Pyongyang remains defiant, including of China, warning that if it helped the United States, the results would be "catastrophic". "The two leaders reaffirmed the urgency of the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, and committed to strengthen coordination in achieving the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".
  • US general in Afghanistan alleges Russian Federation is arming the Taliban

    US general in Afghanistan alleges Russian Federation is arming the Taliban

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    Mattis met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday during the unannounced trip to Kabul . On Tuesday, Ghani announced the appointment of Tareq Shah Bahrami as acting defense minister and Gen. "We'll engage with Russian Federation diplomatically", Mattis said. The army said it has rushed reinforcements to the base in Balkh province. "For example, any weapons being funneled here from a foreign country would be a violation of global law unless they're coming through the government of ...