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'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

Posted yesterday in National

The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later.

 

 

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

Posted yesterday in National

He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to an Air Force base in Delaware.

 

 

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

Posted yesterday in National

Members of Congress demanded answers Thursday two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas.

 

 

Another warm winter forecast for much of the US

Posted yesterday in National

Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said.

 

 

Trump: Lawmaker 'fabricated' account of his talk with widow

Posted 10/19/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said a Florida congresswoman "fabricated" an account of the commander in chief telling the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for."

 

 

Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans

Posted 10/19/2017 in National

Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it.

 

 

US Rep: Trump says fallen soldier knew what he signed up for

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida congresswoman.

 

 

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to cite the death of his chief of staff's son in Afghanistan to question whether Barack Obama and other presidents did enough to honor the military dead.

 

 

Cochran's illness shows risks to GOP leaders of aging Senate

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority in the Senate as they try pushing a partisan agenda are running smack into another complication -- the sheer age and health issues of some senators.

 

 

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, has withdrawn from consideration, following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.

 

 

Senate health care deal in doubt as Trump says he's opposed

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement and top congressional Republicans and conservatives gave it a frosty reception.

 

 

Trump warns 'I fight back' after McCain hits foreign policy

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy.

 

 

Judge: Newest travel ban 'same maladies' as previous version

Posted 10/18/2017 in National

Just hours before President Donald Trump's latest travel ban was to take full effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order, saying the policy has the same problems as a previous version.

 

 

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post

Posted 10/17/2017 in National

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking away from his post in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and endangering his comrades -- charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

 

 

Trump: Cuba 'is responsible' for attacks on US personnel

Posted 10/17/2017 in National

President Donald Trump said Monday that he believes Cuba is responsible for unexplained, invisible attacks in Cuba that have harmed American government workers.

 

 

Trump, unlikely religious favorite, hails Christian values

Posted 10/14/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's evolution from twice-divorced casino owner viewed warily by Christian conservatives to evangelical favorite defending religious liberty was on full display Friday as he promised conservatives a return to traditional American values, including restoring "Merry Christmas" to the national discourse.

 

 

'You are my slave:' School's Civil War Day sparks mom's ire

Posted 10/14/2017 in National

A new battle line has formed in the national debate over Civil War flags and symbols -- this time at a Georgia school not far from a mountaintop where Confederate soldiers fired their cannons at Union troops more than a century ago.

 

 

Social Security benefits to get another small boost in 2018

Posted 10/13/2017 in National

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees can expect another small increase in benefits next year.

 

 

Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies

Posted 10/13/2017 in National

In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months.

 

 

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package

Posted 10/13/2017 in National

President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles.

 

 

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