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The solution will be a mix of cutbacks (Medicaid) and privatization (Social Security and Medicare). Additionally, the new tax law that they see as the GOP's top talking point is unpopular. "The bottom line is the taxes he pays today are higher than the taxes he will pay in the years in the future", he said. Research groups across the political spectrum agree that the middle class will benefit from provisions in the tax law - at least at first.
  • Dramatic video shows why watering your Christmas tree is so important

    Dramatic video shows why watering your Christmas tree is so important

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    Plus, a natural tree makes the house smell like the out of doors. If you're able to plant it and have done research to find the right tree for you, this is more sustainable than a cut tree . I know this because I - a former Christmas tree grower - have an artificial Christmas tree in my house. "If anything, both of the families farming ...
  • Will Trump Pardon Michael Flynn? The President Says "We'll See What Happens"

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    In fact, over the past 15 years, it has been the other way around. Several US officials and critics have slammed Trump for seemingly siding with the Russian president over the American intelligence community. from the publicist for Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov's pop-singer son. Following Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey , who was leading the agency's Russia probe, the Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller to lead a special counsel probe into the matter.
  • Rumor: Samsung S9 Expected as Early as February

    Rumor: Samsung S9 Expected as Early as February

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    Samsung is said to be unveiling the new premium Galaxy S9 on February 27, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. This is something that Samsung has promised to deliver in the near future, with the both the prototype Galaxy-X and Galaxy Note 9 being connected to functionally.
  • Palestinians killed in latest Jerusalem fallout clashes

    Palestinians killed in latest Jerusalem fallout clashes

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    In Egypt, the Sisi government will have a chance to discuss the recent US decision to suspend some of Egypt's military aid package because of Washington's concerns over civil liberties. But this does not deflect any condemnation from the Palestinian leadership as well. Thousands gathered near by the White House on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel .
  • Alabama Democrats Describe Doug Jones' Win As 'Euphoria'

    Alabama Democrats Describe Doug Jones' Win As 'Euphoria'

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    Beyond the allegations of sexual impropriety that dogged his candidacy, Moore was twice removed from the state supreme court, the second time for disobeying a US Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. "In an effort to capture the grassroots momentum from Alabama and Virginia, we are launching a digital voter registration campaign in districts with significant African American populations".
  • Open Enrollment Deadline Looms

    Open Enrollment Deadline Looms

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    It is still unclear whether the department, which runs the marketplace, will allow consumers who have not completed their applications by the midnight deadline Friday to finish enrollment, as the last administration did. Health insurers have raised the rates they will charge next year in response. Groups representing health insurers and consumers are urging state regulators to prevent the damage that could result from one of President Donald Trump's executive orders.
  • The Public Pulse: Net neutrality keeps the Internet for all

    The Public Pulse: Net neutrality keeps the Internet for all

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    The FCC vote is unlikely to be the last word. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must treat all internet data the same way. "When there's less investment, that means fewer next-generation networks are built", he said. The action reversed the agency's 2015 decision, during the previous Obama administration, to have stronger oversight over broadband providers.
  • White House: Trump discusses North Korea situation with Putin

    White House: Trump discusses North Korea situation with Putin

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    Although Russia's handful of independent media outlets are allowed to ask questions, Putin usually moves swiftly over them. No one - not even Putin himself - could get in a word. "Activity is rather high and there are more or less famous people. Of course, certain thoughts arise on this account". This spiral is to be ended.
  • Democrat defeats Trump's candidate in Alabama

    Democrat defeats Trump's candidate in Alabama

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    It carries extraordinarily broad implications, and serves as a test of the partisan nature of American politics at a time of acrimonious debate about Trump and his policies. It has only begun to dawn on the protagonists that in a Faustian bargain, you often get your heart's delight, only to find out that the price was far more than you expected.
  • Indonesians Burn US Flags In 4th Day Of Jerusalem Protests

    Indonesians Burn US Flags In 4th Day Of Jerusalem Protests

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    Nasrallah was speaking by video link to a large protest in Beirut over the United States decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy there. Other protests occurred in Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia, Egypt and the Palestinian territories bordering Israel. The pretense they indulged in, knowing full well the intricacies of the US-Israel relations and their own capability of exercising diplomatic and economic pressure in the heyday of the fossil fuel ...
  • Arab League condemns Trump's Jerusalem announcement

    Arab League condemns Trump's Jerusalem announcement

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    Under a longstanding international consensus, the fate of the city is to be determined in final status peace negotiations. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French foreign minister, said "everybody is waiting for the American initiative" on new peace talks.
  • Dennis Rodman Asks For US - North Korea Envoy Role

    Dennis Rodman Asks For US - North Korea Envoy Role

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    Rodman believes he can "alleviate some pressures as far as communication" between the US and North Korea. "I could see that life is much freer than in North Korea", said Yoon Ok, whose full name was withheld for her safety. "They love control", Rodman told AFP Tuesday in Beijing, adding that warnings of nuclear peril are harmless "entertainment". "On one of his North Korea trips in 2013 and 2014, "(Kim) gave me three things.to say to the president", he said .
  • Vikings Winning Streak Ends In Carolina

    Vikings Winning Streak Ends In Carolina

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    It's to the point now that coach Mike Zimmer, even after a loss where Keenum was a bit off, doesn't need to address his starting status. In last season's meeting, Minnesota sacked Newton eight times. His touchdown in the first quarter was his fourth one in nine quarters. "I know that a lot of sacks are on me", Keenum said. It's on us. All the plays we have the opportunity to make, we have to make.
  • Apple close to buying Shazam

    Apple close to buying Shazam

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    Shazam's music recognition feature is already integrated with Apple's Siri voice assistant. Apple said it would use Shazam and its development team to beef up Apple Music, the streaming subscription service that is No. It, therefore, makes ideal sense that if anyone was going to buy Shazam , it was going to be Apple . Perhaps some of Shazam's audio-recognition technology might provide a quick fix, or at the very least Apple might believe it could add extra capabilities in ...
  • Israel braced for protests over Trump declaration — Jerusalem

    Israel braced for protests over Trump declaration — Jerusalem

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    A 2001 Mackenzie Institute newsletter memorably noted Arafat's "impulsive urge for trying to take the pot with a pair of fours", and the widespread tendency of Israel's enemies to irrational belligerence makes devising a rational structure of sticks and carrots difficult.
  • US B-1B Bombers to Fly Over Peninsula — South Korean Media

    US B-1B Bombers to Fly Over Peninsula — South Korean Media

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    In 2017, we learned what we'd been missing. "They're going to have thermonuclear weapons on an ICBM that can target the United States". These tended to be poorer countries, including Angola, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Mozambique, Tanzania, Myanmar, and Syria.
  • Wintry mix possible overnight; Flurries on Friday morning

    Wintry mix possible overnight; Flurries on Friday morning

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    Tonight: Cloudy, periods of showers and rain. Highs are forecast to be in the upper 40s and lower 50s, while lows will be in the 20s. "Bundle up ALL day!" Watch for last-minute forecast changes; if you are using a forecast more than six hours old, it is bad information.
  • The upside-down Christmas tree is the new trend

    The upside-down Christmas tree is the new trend

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    The five, one woman and four men, accidentally made contact with high voltage cables while hanging ornaments on an artificial Christmas tree made of iron and wires, local press reported. However, the needles are tough and very pointy. White pine has long, soft needles that are reminiscent of traditional evergreen garland. He says eBay's Christmas advert, which featured a bright pink Christmas tree, could be the cause for pink's popularity.
  • Notch Coming to All 2018 iPhones — Wednesday Apple Rumors

    Notch Coming to All 2018 iPhones — Wednesday Apple Rumors

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    All the three 2017 iPhones come with a glass back to support wireless charging. It also represents the end of a small feud between Apple and Amazon.com, Inc. Last month a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed Apple Inc . would unveil not two, but three new iPhones next year. If Kuo's assessment proves to be accurate, this is what Apple's iPhone lineup is going to look like next year.
  • East Texans spend Pearl Harbor day remembering those affected

    East Texans spend Pearl Harbor day remembering those affected

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    President Donald Trump and Governor Kay Ivey have ordered all US flags in the state to be flown at half-staff today. "Going back to the tent where I was living and I looked up and there was right above us, several hundred feet above us, Japanese planes", said Stephenson.
  • Video shows fire raging near California freeway

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    I looked to my left - the hillside was on fire. "We have a very sophisticated filtration system that was built into the Getty and it literally reverses the flow of air", Hartwig said. Six firefighters from Evergreen and two trucks were preparing to leave Wednesday. Officials emphasized the importance of keeping the fire's northern boundary from reaching Ojai.
  • The US Pivot on Jerusalem — Why it Matters

    The US Pivot on Jerusalem — Why it Matters

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    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in a pre-recorded speech, said Jerusalem was the "eternal capital of the State of Palestine" and that Mr Trump's move was "tantamount to the United States abdicating its role as a peace mediator".
  • Microsoft unveils first Windows laptops containing Qualcomm ARM processors

    Microsoft unveils first Windows laptops containing Qualcomm ARM processors

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    The Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform allows laptops mobile connectivity thanks to its integrated X16 LTE modem. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is the successor to 835 that was launched earlier this year at the CES. So, it has become clear that Xiaomi will not be taking over the U.S. market until they have determined for sure that they want to release their phones for the U.S.
  • Schlafly: Trump should take control of DOJ

    Schlafly: Trump should take control of DOJ

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    Yes, it's good that Mueller removed Strzok when he discovered the text messages. What is the FBI hiding? The endgame for this is to go after President Trump on obstruction of justice. Strzok conducted many of the biggest interviews in both of the cases, though the outcomes have been starkly different. Jeffrey Clair, a Justice Department civil division appellate attorney, thanked Yates and wrote: "I've been in civil/appellate for 30 years and have never seen an administration with ...
  • Roy Moore's opponent: This election 'is about decency'

    Roy Moore's opponent: This election 'is about decency'

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    If I could pick anybody to stand with Judge Moore through all of this, it would have been Steve Bannon-and Steve Bannon did stick with Judge Moore through the entire process. Withholding financial support from Moore won't deprive him of money so much as it will act as an important signal as to where an important force in the Republican Party stands.
  • Turkish PM says Trump's plan for Jerusalem 'unlawful'

    Turkish PM says Trump's plan for Jerusalem 'unlawful'

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    In 1995, Congress passed a law requiring the American embassy to be relocated to Jerusalem. Israel had imposed new security measures at the compound, also known as the Temple Mount, following the killing of two Israeli policemen by Palestinian attackers.
  • Honor V10 with AI dual rear cameras announced

    Honor V10 with AI dual rear cameras announced

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    For $199, the 7X gets you an 18:9 edge-to-edge display that maximizes screen real estate and minimizes bezel. For some reason, Honor has also included a business card scanning function in a phone aimed at the youth market. This pair of cameras includes phase detection autofocus and there's an LED flash as well. It has a 5.99-inch FullView display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, a Full HD+ resolution (2160×1080), and a 403 pixel density (PPI).
  • Expect a blast of cold air Tuesday

    Expect a blast of cold air Tuesday

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    Temperatures will start off in the 70s and top out around 75 later this morning ahead of the front. Moisture will be limited, and for now we don't expect any significant accumulation or impact. Overall, the week will be cold and dry. Sure enough...look for the reds/whites showing air that is some 25°C or nearly 50°F above average in the NW territories.
  • Iceland drew a brutal match in its first World Cup

    Iceland drew a brutal match in its first World Cup

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    Hosts Russia will play Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the in June 14,2018. Richard Omatiga, a businessman, was more expressive, saying "Nigeria and Argentina again?" Morocco have a talented side, too, but Iran are weak and should be cannon-fodder for the three other sides.
  • Samsung Launches Flip Phone W2018 with Widest Aperture Camera

    Samsung Launches Flip Phone W2018 with Widest Aperture Camera

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    The W2018 sports a metal and glass combination body and it comes in two color choices such as Elegant Gold and Platinum. It is protected by Corning's fifth-generation Gorilla glass on top. The Extreme Edition has 64GB of internal memory whereas the Collector Edition has 256GB of storage. Storage also quadruples to 256GB. Gadget also got 6 GB of RAM and 64 to 256 GB.
  • Nice start to December but much colder next week

    Nice start to December but much colder next week

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    Temperatures will be slow to cool through the 50s. Skies are clearing out in Mid-Michigan this morning as any leftover cloud cover from yesterday is quickly departing the region. The afternoon high will be on either side of the 70 degree mark. The work week wraps up with sunshine and temperatures in the upper 60s. The National Weather Service said rain on Monday could include a thunderstorm, then finish up with a slight chance of snow early Tuesday .
  • Atlantic Hurricane Season Officially Ends

    Atlantic Hurricane Season Officially Ends

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    Irma skirted the Caribbean producing significant wind damage and flooding for numerous islands in its path. There were other strong systems, including Hurricane Jose, which initially threatened St. In this post, we'll focus on some of the statistics and records that this season set. But conditions changed, and we shifted from an El Niño to a weak La Niña, developing a season that brought favorable conditions for hurricane development.
  • Live updates: 2018 Russia World Cup draw

    Live updates: 2018 Russia World Cup draw

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    The financial package will be used mainly to strengthen and improve the technical supervision of each team. Nothing particularly embarrassing here, but the 2002 world cup draw in Yokohama is worth a mention only because it almost descended into self-parody.
  • Graduate students stage protest of GOP tax plan changes to graduate benefits

    Graduate students stage protest of GOP tax plan changes to graduate benefits

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    Politico reported that tuition waivers at some schools exceed $40,000, meaning some students' taxable income would more than triple under the House plan. The Department of Education reports that 60 percent of all graduate workers in the United States who benefit from Section 117 (d) - the provision of the USA tax code responsible for the tax-exempt status of their tuition waivers - work in a STEM, science, technology, engineering or math, field.
  • NASCAR fans make a strong statement for net neutrality on Reddit

    NASCAR fans make a strong statement for net neutrality on Reddit

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    As a result, our state and federal legislative system is systemically infected by lawmakers willing to sell out the public and the internet for some pocket change. Additionally, as several fact-checkers have pointed out, as part of the European Union, Portugal does have net neutrality regulations! Another concern I've heard is that the plan will harm rural and low-income Americans.