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  • Republican Collins wants more middle income help in U.S. Senate tax bill

    November 19, 2017 3:01 PM 29

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Susan Collins said on Sunday she wants changes in the U.S. Senate tax reform legislation that would bring more relief to middle income Americans. “I want to see changes in that bill and I think there will be changes,” she said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The House of Representatives version of the legislation

  • Ex-DMV worker: New York Gov. Cuomo ignored sex assault claims

    November 19, 2017 2:01 AM 31

    Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo repeatedly ignored a woman’s complaints about a “barrage” of unwanted sexual advances by one of his appointees, according to a federal lawsuit filed Saturday in New York City. Lisa Marie Cater, 51, alleges that William “Sam” Hoyt, the former regional president of the public-benefit corporation Empire State Development

  • South Carolina women's basketball team declines Trump's invite to White House

    November 17, 2017 3:15 PM 46

    The South Carolina women’s basketball team has declined President Trump’s invite to the White House. (AP) South Carolina women’s basketball team, the 2017 NCAA champions, declined President Trump’s invite to the White House Friday. Trump met with 18 NCAA teams Friday, including the Texas A&M women's equestrian team, Pennsylvania State University's women's

  • Republican senator: Tax plan needs more relief for pass-through businesses

    November 16, 2017 1:09 PM 22

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican senator who has publicly opposed the current draft of the Senate tax reform plan said on Thursday he wants to see more tax relief for pass-through businesses, like partnerships, because he sees them as the source of U.S. economic growth. “I want more of the tax relief on the business side to flow to pass-through industries

  • Congresswoman Katherine Clark Wants to Name D.C. Sexual Harassers

    November 16, 2017 1:00 PM 20

    Congresswoman Katherine Clark wants to go a step further than some other members of Congress ... she wants the names of her colleagues who are sexually harassing people exposed. We got the Massachusetts Democrat on Capitol Hill Wednesday ... and she wants to take things a step further than Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who said earlier this week there

  • Thirsty Trump interrupts speech for sips of Fiji water

    November 16, 2017 4:26 AM 49

    President Donald Trump took a swig from Marco Rubio’s playbook Wednesday, pausing twice during a speech promoting his administration's foreign policy achievements and trade matters to drink from a bottle of Fiji water. The moments immediately led many on social media to recall a similar moment featuring Sen. Marco Rubio. In 2013 Rubio awkwardly stopped

  • Senators Burr, Tillis oppose Trump's EPA nominee Dourson: reports

    November 16, 2017 3:51 AM 31

    (Reuters) - North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis said they will not support the Trump administration’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) chemical safety office, media reports said. “With his record and our state’s history of contamination at Camp Lejeune as well as the current GenX water issues in Wilmington

  • Senate votes to confirm Trump's pick for Army secretary

    November 15, 2017 5:50 PM 21

    The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's choice for Army Secretary. Senators voted 89-6 Wednesday to approve the nomination of Mark Esper, defense giant Raytheon's top lobbyist, for the Army's top civilian post. Esper told the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing that if confirmed, he would recuse himself for two years

  • House could pass tax reform if Senate adds health mandate repeal: Ryan

    November 15, 2017 2:17 PM 20

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives could vote to pass a tax reform bill that also repeals the Obamacare health insurance mandate if the Senate includes the provision in its final version of the plan, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday. In an interview on CNBC television, Ryan said House Republicans

  • Tillerson in Myanmar for Suu Kyi talks amid Rohingya crisis

    November 15, 2017 6:51 AM 50

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hiill in Washington, Oct. 30, 2017. (Associated Press) NAYPYITAW, Myanmar – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Myanmar for meetings with leader Aung San Suu Kyi amid an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country's west. Suu Kyi's office confirmed that Tillerson would meet with her during