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  • Senate's McConnell says tax bill should be revenue neutral

    October 22, 2017 1:27 PM 20

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he has not abandoned his longtime goal of making sure any tax cuts are revenue neutral, saying the growth estimates in the Republican tax reform plan will offset the cuts. The Trump administration’s tax plan promises up to $6 trillion in tax cuts but will increase the federal

  • Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban

    October 21, 2017 3:58 PM 19

    (Reuters) - A federal judge in Hawaii extended his halt of U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, who stopped the ban from taking effect this week, on Friday converted his temporary restraining order to a preliminary injunction. Watson’s ruling, issued in Honolulu

  • Colin Kaepernick's Silence Is Strategic, Says Pastor T.D. Jakes

    October 21, 2017 7:15 AM 17

    Colin Kaepernick still hasn't taken the podium to address the NFL national anthem protests, and that's OK -- so says famous TV pastor T.D. Jakes. Since he's an expert public speaker, we asked T.D. if now's the time for Kaep to break his silence ... and the pastor told us Colin didn't need his advice -- 'cause he knows exactly what he's doing. "I'm sure he has a plan and a strategy

  • Trump says thinks Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform: Fox Business interview

    October 20, 2017 9:45 PM 59

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he thinks Republicans have the votes needed to pass a big tax cut package. In an interview with Fox Business Network set to air on Sunday, Trump said he had been thinking about tying tax legislation to an infrastructure spending bill but that it was not clear a combined package would gain more votes

  • Fundraising flopped for Democrat behind 'worst campaign ad ever'

    October 19, 2017 11:02 AM 18

    The Democratic campaign responsible for creating the Top Gun-themed video that was quickly labeled the "worst campaign ad ever" said it brought about a "fundraising bump" despite the criticism. But a newly filed campaign filing shows that fundraising actually slowed. Democrat Dan Helmer, whose infamous ad "Helmer Zone" has been removed from YouTube due to a copyright

  • Bernie Sanders's Senate campaign spent nearly $40G on private jets last quarter

    October 19, 2017 10:55 AM 40

    The campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) spent nearly $40,000 on luxury private jet travel during the third quarter, according to Federal Election Commission records. Sanders, who has said global warming is causing "devastating problems" and is in favor of a carbon tax, made the payments for the posh private travel arrangements from his Senate campaign

  • RNC breaks fundraising record, 'fueled by grassroots enthusiasm'

    October 18, 2017 8:47 PM 17

    The Republican National Committee broke a fundraising record and raised more than $100 million during the first nine months of 2017, fueled by small-dollar donors at the center of a grassroots movement. In a statement released by RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel, the "record-breaking fundraising has been fueled by grassroots enthusiasm for President Trump

  • Trump EPA nominees on hold amid dispute over biofuel mandate

    October 18, 2017 7:33 PM 39

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, meets with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson) A Senate committee has delayed consideration of four of President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection

  • Sen. Marco Rubio: O.J. Simpson Can Come Back to Florida, But He Ain't Gonna Like It

    October 18, 2017 7:18 PM 14

    O.J. Simpson can return to Florida, but he ain't gonna get a sunshiny welcome -- so says Senator Marco Rubio ... who seems pretty against The Juice lettin' loose in his home state. "What can I do about that?" Rubio told TMZ Sports when we got him in D.C. ... "He has a right to live wherever he wants." Technically, yes ... though Florida's Attorney General

  • Trump likely to name Fed chair by early November: source familiar

    October 17, 2017 5:22 PM 21

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has a pool of five candidates to choose from for the next chair of the Federal Reserve and is likely to announce his choice before going to Asia in early November, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday. Trump has an interview scheduled on Thursday with current Fed Chair Janet Yellen, whose