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The real estate mogul-turned-politician, who promised big tax cuts as a candidate, told reporters he personally would not gain financially from the proposal . That's because families will lose the personal exemption. Our plan is focused on benefiting hardworking American families, not the well-connected with their army of lobbyists.
  • UN offers to help resolve Baghdad, Kurdistan region crisis: Iraq foreign ministry

    UN offers to help resolve Baghdad, Kurdistan region crisis: Iraq foreign ministry

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    The last global flight from Erbil , the seat of the KRG, took off towards Istanbul about an hour before the deadline, an airport official said . Congressman Steve King released the following statement regarding Iraqi Kurds participation in a non-binding referendum to determine whether the Kurdistani Region of Northern Iraq should become an independent country.
  • The Roy Moore I Know

    The Roy Moore I Know

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    Alabama is so Republican that Moore has a distinct advantage in the general election, but Democratic National Committee Associate Chair and Counselor Jaime Harrison said that Moore "has demonstrated time and again that he is unfit to represent Alabamians in the U.S.
  • Clinton: I'm not sure Trump knows Puerto Ricans are US citizens

    Clinton: I'm not sure Trump knows Puerto Ricans are US citizens

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    We have done our fair share of criticizing the Trump administration but this time both Clinton and Slate are wrong. "This emergency cannot just be treated by Congress, the president , FEMA and the other agencies as just another storm". Although Vega was critical of Trump's relatively paltry number of Puerto Rico-focused tweets, she didn't appear as concerned about her own network's seven-to-one ratio of NFL/ Puerto Rico coverage.
  • How Hugh Hefner's Playboy Was a Surprising Trailblazer for Diversity and Inclusion

    How Hugh Hefner's Playboy Was a Surprising Trailblazer for Diversity and Inclusion

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    The founder was also a strong advocate for gay marriage, racial equality, animal rescue missions, and Barack Obama's re-election. "Rest In peace my dear sweet Hugh Hefner ". "He was on his last limbs, his last breath ". The fact is, it wasn't about money. She was then crowned Miss November after a Playboy photographer saw her popular Instagram account, where boasts more than 1.1 million followers.
  • United States of America open up record Presidents Cup lead

    United States of America open up record Presidents Cup lead

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    Still 2-up with just four to play, it looked as though the Americans would drop the opening match in heartbreaking fashion. "I didn't have a good Presidents Cup and it was close". His Saturday on the grounds of the 36-hole club (it's not a resort, as often said) will mark the 67th time the 45th President has visited one of his 17 golf clubs (and, for majority, presumably played some golf) since becoming President on January 20, 2017.
  • Trump promotes 'giant, beautiful, massive' tax plan

    Trump promotes 'giant, beautiful, massive' tax plan

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    Trump's proposal also offers write-offs for companies that move their manufacturing plants to the USA and would incentivise the repatriation of "trillions" of dollars in United States companies' profits stashed in tax havens overseas. "Individual rate cuts, repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax and the estate tax, and preservation of tax preferences for charitable giving, mortgage interest, and retirement savings all primarily benefit those with high-incomes", the Tax Policy ...
  • Bradley Airport still cancelling flights to San Juan

    Bradley Airport still cancelling flights to San Juan

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    In the town of San Lorenzo, about 40 miles west of the capital, people walked through calf-high water to get supplies because the bridge over the Manati river outside town was washed away in the storm. "This is a 'people are dying story.' This is a life-or-death story". Meanwhile, at least 10,000 containers of supplies- including food, water, and medicine- were sitting at the San Juan port on Thursday.
  • NFL's Brand Favorability Plummets In Light Of Protests

    NFL's Brand Favorability Plummets In Light Of Protests

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    What these players don't seem to understand is that Americans gave their lives so that they could have the freedom to play a kids' game for a living. He has approached this war with the sports stars just as he has foreign relations and national policy making - by trying to pound his opponents into submission.
  • Vettel smiling through the pain of qualifying last — Motor racing

    Vettel smiling through the pain of qualifying last — Motor racing

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    While Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel , who was leading the charts early in the practice, suffered a huge setback when his car's engine failed and he failed to register time for tomorrow's qualifying. Although Hamilton looked stronger in the final Saturday morning session, he was still over six tenths off the two Ferraris. "It's part of motor racing", Vettel told Sky F1.
  • Formula One: What to watch in Malaysia

    Formula One: What to watch in Malaysia

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    IT'S round 15 of 20 and the gloves are off for the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend. Excited is something of an understatement as Ricciardo puts his hands up and spins around to the beat in a truly memorable performance (maybe he'd had one too many Red Bulls ).
  • Trump to travel to 5 countries in Asia in November

    Trump to travel to 5 countries in Asia in November

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    On Thursday, North Korea claimed that 4.7 million of its citizens had volunteered to join or re-enlist in the military since the country's leader threatened to "tame" President Trump "with fire" last week. " South Korea is now stuck in the middle of two arguably unstable leaders", Sell said. "But I was wrong. We, as Americans of faith, urge you cease use of threatening speech, and redouble attempts to find peaceful and just solutions to the proliferation of nuclear weapons worldwide".
  • It's time to start new chapter in health care

    It's time to start new chapter in health care

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    On Monday afternoon, 09/25/2017, Senator Susan Collins announced that she would oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson amendment was irresponsible, harmful and the wrong approach to solving the issue at hand. In the past, it was more about trimming budgets. These representatives must do more for NY, as the state can not sustain a $19 billion funding cut that accelerates to $33 billion by 2027.
  • USA pulls out staff from Cuba after mysterious attacks on diplomats

    USA pulls out staff from Cuba after mysterious attacks on diplomats

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    For now, the United States is not ordering any Cuban diplomats to leave Washington , another move that the administration had considered, officials said . But Sullivan acknowledged that with so much unknown, even that assumption is less than certain, and added, "As a USA government official, I don't know that".
  • IL to Allow Medicaid Abortions

    IL to Allow Medicaid Abortions

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    Another Republican, the often outspoken Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said Rauner should consider running in the gubernatorial primary as a Democrat. Rauner signed House Bill 40 into law on Thursday, saying in a statement that he has always been pro-choice and thus signed the bill "to be consistent with my values".
  • Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

    Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

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    But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary.
  • Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

    Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

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    But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary.
  • Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

    Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

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    But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary.
  • Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

    Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

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    But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary.
  • Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

    Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

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    But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary.
  • Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

    Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

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    But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary.
  • Parkway High athletes could be kicked off team kneeling during anthem

    Parkway High athletes could be kicked off team kneeling during anthem

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    Parkway High School has adopted a similar stance. Coaches and principals will have sole discretion to dole out punishment to players who protest the national anthem at school-sanctioned sporting events, stated School Superintendent Scott Smith , chief of Bossier Parish School District in Benton, Louisiana, on Wednesday morning.
  • US Personnel On the Ground In Puerto Rico Helping With Relief Efforts

    US Personnel On the Ground In Puerto Rico Helping With Relief Efforts

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    Under the Jones Act, transportation between ports and coastwise points in the United States needs to be done on vessels built in the United States and crewed by USA citizens. "I am proud of Americans helping Americans, friends and strangers alike". In the nearby fishing town of Catano, authorities said they would open a distribution point over the weekend to hand out food and water, almost two weeks after the hurricane hit.
  • SIC: Malaysia wouldn't want to host F1, even for free

    SIC: Malaysia wouldn't want to host F1, even for free

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    The gap between the two is the biggest it has been all year and Hamilton will not need to win another race this year to clinch his fourth title if he triumphs on Sunday with Vettel lower than second. Vettel will look to strike back on a track where alongside Schumacher he has the best record of any driver , with four victories. "In any case, a lack of practice time often makes the race more interesting, and that would certainly suit us".
  • Americans lead through Day 1

    Americans lead through Day 1

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    Fellow South African Charl Schwartzel handed in another disappointing effort, combining with Anirban Lahiri to be smashed 6-and-5 by Cup rookies Charley Hoffman and Kevin Chappell . The U.S. rolled and could have won all five, if a Jordan Spieth putt had juuust fallen in the edge of the cup on the 18th. For the math-challenged, that means the event could be over before Sunday's singles session.
  • Proposed tax reform is win-win for Americans, businesses

    Proposed tax reform is win-win for Americans, businesses

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    Still, it does include one clear benefit for the wealthy, the planned elimination of the estate tax . America's corporate tax rate at 35% is the highest among developed countries and this framework will significantly decrease that tax rate to 20% so business can grow and expand leading to more jobs here at home.
  • Supreme Court takes case posing a threat to unions

    Supreme Court takes case posing a threat to unions

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    In this case, IL state child protective worker Mark Janus is objecting to being forced to pay fees to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME which represents him. With Justice Neil Gorsuch now sitting in the seat formerly held by Justice Scalia, everyone is betting that Abood will not survive the current challenge .
  • Trump races to catch up as Puerto Rico crisis escalates

    Trump races to catch up as Puerto Rico crisis escalates

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    Trump and his advisers defended the administration's response to the hurricane, which destroyed much of the island's infrastructure and left many residents desperate for fresh water, power, food and other supplies. Supplies that have arrived are reportedly sitting on the docks. "And we need to employ them". "Where is the cavalry?" Puerto Rico is a United States territory and Puerto Ricans hold U.S.
  • Foreigners scramble out of Iraqi Kurdistan ahead of retaliatory flight ban

    Foreigners scramble out of Iraqi Kurdistan ahead of retaliatory flight ban

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    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi demanded at the time that the Kurds transfer control of their airports to Baghdad, a demand that the Barzani regional government refused. Humanitarian, military and diplomatic planes are excluded from a ban on global flights to and from Iraqi Kurdistan to start on Friday, the director of Arbil airport said.
  • Catalonia's ministers vow to go ahead with independence referendum

    Catalonia's ministers vow to go ahead with independence referendum

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    Citi said: "We continue to think the vote is unlikely to lead to Catalonia's exit from Spain (Catalexit), and that snap regional elections in Catalonia will follow". Amanpour asked Dastis whether violence will "be on your head?" People, whoever they are, have the right to self-determination and should be able to choose their sovereignty in line with the Charter of the United Nations .
  • Trump repeats false claim that senator in hospital caused embarassing healthcare defeat

    Trump repeats false claim that senator in hospital caused embarassing healthcare defeat

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    The White House says the "dramatic tax cut" is created to "boost to millions of American businesses and farms". "I've been waiting for this for a long time ". "Our framework will stop punishing companies for keeping their headquarters in the United States". Economists, even those who work at Wall Street banks and for big companies, only project a modest boost to growth.
  • Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico Relief

    Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico Relief

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    Norwegian Cruise Line is working with the disaster relief group All Hands Volunteers to help rebuild schools and infrastructure in Puerto Rico . "I have not seen any federal help around here", Javier San Miguel, a 51-year-old accountant, said .
  • Speculation of Peyton Manning joining 2020 race for senator

    Speculation of Peyton Manning joining 2020 race for senator

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    But now that Corker has chose to retire from Congress, the governor said he's been thrust into the position of having to give a Senate bid serious consideration. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., told Business Insider he thought Manning was "a great guy and a popular guy" who could have interest in representing the state in Congress.
  • Justices To Weigh Challenge To Public Sector Union Fees

    Justices To Weigh Challenge To Public Sector Union Fees

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    Twenty-two states have not banned agency fee requirements, covering about 5 million public-sector workers. The William Penn School District, located in Delaware County, and others joining the case with an educational interest claimed that the state has failed to provide the constitutionally required educational system and that the state-local hybrid approach to funding public schools is untenable and creates disparities in education quality.
  • Fact check: Trump's tax plan is what you make of it

    Fact check: Trump's tax plan is what you make of it

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    Financial investors are likely to see past President Trump's controversial comments and focus on the tax reforms now that something concrete has been unveiled . The corporate tax rate here is 30%. Furthermore, even if Trump's tax cuts did manage to achieve the 3 percent growth his treasury secretary is now touting, this would not almost be enough to offset the cost of the tax cuts.
  • Beijing orders closure of North Korean firms in China

    Beijing orders closure of North Korean firms in China

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    President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any US military option against North Korea would be "devastating" for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington's first option. It is actions like these by China which can have a more direct, decisive, and measurable impact on North Korea , and perhaps eventually bring it to the negotiating table.
  • Roy Moore celebrates runoff victory with supporters

    Roy Moore celebrates runoff victory with supporters

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    Republican Party leaders backed unusual, and Trump personally stumped for odd days before the election against Moore . Moore clinched the GOP nomination for the Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions . Trump's decision to delete these tweets odd isn't just weird and confusing. The Alabama special election is even more intriguing than usual because President Donald Trump has chosen to back what is considered the "establishment candidate" by his base, ...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (dual-SIM), $864.99 on eBay — Deal

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    Because the Galaxy X has the potential to make the innovations of the iPhone X look quaint. The company already introduced a redesign for the Galaxy Note 8 this year by having minimal bezels and a new dual-camera system. Other than that, the cell phone doesn't have anything new or energizing to offer. So, if you play a lot of games and watch movies and videos through the day, then consider yourself carrying a power bank to keep it alive.
  • Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner registered to vote in NY as a female

    Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner registered to vote in NY as a female

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    White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus - both of whom have since left their posts - were also named in the report . In the same vein, Congressional Democrats including Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, have called for an investigation asking Kushner for information on his nongovernment accounts and private family domain.
  • IPhone 8 vs Galaxy S8, Will It Blend?

    IPhone 8 vs Galaxy S8, Will It Blend?

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    While the admin doesn't explicitly say " Android Oreo " it's safe to assume that Samsung and its carrier partners won't roll the UI out in a bug fix update. So, this is good news if you are thinking of buying the iPhone 8 as the test clearly shows the glass holds up well against small falls to floor. The new iPhone X will be arriving in November this year if everything goes according to plan.