Politics

How to close the race-based chasm in U.S. retirement wealth

How to close the race-based chasm in U.S. retirement wealth

Published 12/10/2017

The gap in U.S. retirement wealth between white and minority families has widened to the point where it really is not a gap anymore. It is a canyon. [more…]

Democrats rising? Early statehouse wins test new faces

Democrats rising? Early statehouse wins test new faces

Published 12/10/2017

Democrats desperate to rebuild after losing the White House last year have scored a string of election victories for statehouse seats, testing a new generation of candidates and activists eager to resist President Donald Trump's conservative agenda. [more…]

Pence exits NFL game after players kneel during anthem

Pence exits NFL game after players kneel during anthem

Published 09/10/2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a National Football League game on Sunday after some players knelt during the national anthem, a form of demonstration that began last year in silent protest against police violence toward racial minorities. [more…]

U.S., Turkey mutually suspend visa services for security reasons

U.S., Turkey mutually suspend visa services for security reasons

Published 09/10/2017

The U.S. mission in Turkey and subsequently the Turkish mission in Washington mutually scaled back visa services after a U.S. consulate employee was arrested in Turkey, in the latest sign of fraying diplomatic relations between the NATO allies. [more…]

Trump seeks border wall, crackdown on unaccompanied minors for `Dreamer` deal

Trump seeks border wall, crackdown on unaccompanied minors for `Dreamer` deal

Published 09/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump, who pledged to help protect young people known as "Dreamers" brought illegally to the United States as children, called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall to be part of any immigration deal. [more…]

Democrats rule out Trump`s request for border wall funding in help for `Dreamers`

Democrats rule out Trump`s request for border wall funding in help for `Dreamers`

Published 08/10/2017

Congressional Democrats rejected President Donald Trump's requests on Sunday that renewed protection for "Dreamers" - people brought illegally to the United States as children - include funding for a border wall and money for thousands more immigration officers. [more…]

NRA opposes outright U.S. ban on gun devices used by Las Vegas killer

NRA opposes outright U.S. ban on gun devices used by Las Vegas killer

Published 08/10/2017

The powerful U.S. gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, said on Sunday it would oppose an outright ban on bump-stock devices that the killer in the Las Vegas massacre of 58 people used to turn rifles into automatic weapons and strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained gunfire. [more…]

Turkey suspends all non-immigrant visa services at all diplomatic facilities in U.S.

Turkey suspends all non-immigrant visa services at all diplomatic facilities in U.S.

Published 08/10/2017

Turkish embassy in Washington said on Sunday it suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all Turkish diplomatic facilities in the United States, after U.S. missions reduced visa services in Turkey. [more…]

Blackwater founder Prince weighing U.S. Senate run: New York Times

Blackwater founder Prince weighing U.S. Senate run: New York Times

Published 08/10/2017

Erik Prince, who founded a private military contractor that has faced lawsuits for shootings and other misconduct in Iraq, is considering challenging a Republican Senator from Wyoming in a primary next year, the New York Times reported on Sunday. [more…]

Trump says open to temporary healthcare reform deal with Democrats

Trump says open to temporary healthcare reform deal with Democrats

Published 08/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would be open to cutting a one-year or two-year deal with Democratic rivals as a way to kick-start reform of the nation's healthcare system, a key campaign pledge made by Trump and the Republican Party. [more…]