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Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Posted yesterday in National

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, according to the Supreme Court.

 

 

75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget

Posted yesterday in National

Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate.

 

 

China tariffs fuel Trump 'order' for firms to cut China ties

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful, but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations.

 

 

Billionaire conservative donor David Koch dies at 79

Posted yesterday in National

Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S. policies on such issues as climate change and government regulation, died Friday at 79.

 

 

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

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President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more "did NOTHING!" and wondering who is "our bigger enemy" -- Powell or China's leader.

 

 

Buttigieg making faith-based appeal to voters in 2020 bid

Posted yesterday in National

The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible. And Pete Buttigieg knew the verses.

 

 

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

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Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue.

 

 

Making a case to women: Trump female defenders go on offense

Posted 8/23/2019 in National

The Trump campaign has a message for its female supporters: It's time to come out of hiding.

 

 

As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Posted 8/23/2019 in National

Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes.

 

 

Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard

Posted 8/23/2019 in National

Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard, offering the latest evidence that hackers can halt routine operations by locking up computers and public records and demanding steep ransoms.

 

 

Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant

Posted 8/23/2019 in National

Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil's government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation.

 

 

$248 million settlement reached with Chinese drywall maker

Posted 8/22/2019 in National

A proposed $248 million settlement has been filed in a decade-old federal court case over defective Chinese drywall blamed for damaging home appliances and sickening residents.

 

 

Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

Posted 8/22/2019 in National

Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday.

 

 

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

Posted 8/22/2019 in National

The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported.

 

 

Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, saying US has 'strong economy'

Posted 8/22/2019 in National

A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had "a strong economy."

 

 

Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks

Posted 8/22/2019 in National

President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls "loopholes" doesn't clear the way for more gun control.

 

 

Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave

Posted 8/22/2019 in National

The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages.

 

 

Trump steadily fulfills goals on religious right wish list

Posted 8/21/2019 in National

When Donald Trump assumed the presidency, conservative religious leaders drew up "wish lists' of steps they hoped he'd take to oppose abortion and rein in the LGBTQ-rights movement. With a flurry of recent actions, Trump's administration is now winning their praise for aggressively fulfilling many of their goals.

 

 

Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

Posted 8/21/2019 in National

Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."

 

 

Georgia asks judge not to block restrictive abortion law

Posted 8/21/2019 in National

Georgia has asked a federal judge not to block the state's restrictive abortion law from taking effect and to dismiss a challenge to the constitutionality of the measure.

 

 

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