Politics

Texas `bathroom` bills stalled in special legislative session

Texas `bathroom` bills stalled in special legislative session

Published 14/08/2017

Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear doomed this week after hundreds of businesses stood in opposition and moderate Republican powerbrokers blocked the bills. [more…]

U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

Published 14/08/2017

With U.S. Congress members focused during their August recess on finding ways to lower the corporate tax rate, industry groups and other sectors of society are gearing up to fight proposed changes to the personal income tax. [more…]

With budget cuts looming, U.S. aid chief vows to do more with less

With budget cuts looming, U.S. aid chief vows to do more with less

Published 13/08/2017

Facing potentially deep budget cuts to U.S. foreign aid, new USAID administrator Mark Green says he needs to do more with less and prove to President Donald Trump that development assistance can further his "America First" agenda. [more…]

President Trump`s reelection campaign releases television ad

President Trump`s reelection campaign releases television ad

Published 13/08/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's reelection campaign released its first television advertisement on Sunday, a 30-second spot that attacks Democrats and touts the accomplishments of his first seven months in office. [more…]

In Alabama`s Senate race, contenders fight over who is Trump`s biggest fan

In Alabama`s Senate race, contenders fight over who is Trump`s biggest fan

Published 13/08/2017

At first glance, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks seems exactly the kind of candidate President Donald Trump would love to see win Tuesday's Republican primary election for Alabama's open U.S. Senate seat. [more…]

Charlottesville violence tests Trump`s presidential mettle

Charlottesville violence tests Trump`s presidential mettle

Published 13/08/2017

For President Donald Trump, this was the week when the real world began to intrude upon his presidency. [more…]

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials: NYT

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials: NYT

Published 12/08/2017

The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, the New York Times reported on Saturday. [more…]

U.S. judge orders Illinois to boost disabled care

U.S. judge orders Illinois to boost disabled care

Published 11/08/2017

A U.S. judge on Friday ruled that Illinois was not providing sufficient resources for the care of developmentally disabled residents and ordered the state to come up with a plan to restore services. [more…]

Labor Department delays fiduciary rule implementation date

Labor Department delays fiduciary rule implementation date

Published 09/08/2017

The U.S. Department of Labor will give wealth management companies more time to get in line with the new "fiduciary rule," a regulation that requires financial advisers to put retirees' interests ahead of their own, the regulator said on Wednesday. [more…]

Chicago to sue Trump administration over sanctuary city funding threat

Chicago to sue Trump administration over sanctuary city funding threat

Published 06/08/2017

Chicago will sue the Trump administration on Monday over threats to withhold public safety grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, escalating a pushback against a federal immigration crackdown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Sunday. [more…]