Election 2016

Credit Photo: Andrew Malone (Flickr)

Trump Seizes On Roy Moore Accuser's Admission Of Adding To Yearbook Inscription

Dec 8, 2017

Updated at 10:34 p.m. ET

Speaking at a campaign rally Friday night in Florida — but about 20 miles from the Alabama state line — President Trump seized upon news that one of GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore's accusers had added to a yearbook inscription which she has offered in support of her allegations that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager decades ago.

"So did you see what happened today? You know the yearbook?" Trump asked attendees in Pensacola, Fla. "There was a little mistake made."

Republicans call their tax bill the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. But critics say maybe it should have been named the Tax Cut and Robots Act.

That's because it doesn't create new tax incentives that specifically encourage companies to hire workers and create jobs, some employers and economists say. But it does expand incentives for companies to buy robots and machines that replace workers.

Republicans say that lowering taxes will boost the economy and spur job creation. But critics say that the tax legislation would create an imbalance favoring machines over workers.

Wealthy Americans may get a new conduit for political money in the tax overhaul bill now being reconciled on Capitol Hill.

A small provision in the House version of the bill would let big donors secretly give unlimited amounts to independent political groups — and write off the contributions as charitable gifts.

GOP Congresswoman On Sexual Assault

Dec 8, 2017

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

It took a few tries, but Ukrainian authorities have arrested stateless politician Mikhail Saakashvili in Kiev.

Saakashvili, who is an ex-president of the former Soviet republic of Georgia, cut his ties with Georgia after he lost an election in 2012. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko welcomed him as an ally in 2014, granted him Ukrainian citizenship and made him governor of Odessa.

c9a83eb9-bd1b-4548-9ece-4f26bed66157
Senator Mike Enzi (R)

Wyoming’s Senior Senator, Mike Enzi, is getting a seat at the head table in the GOP’s rush to get a tax reform bill passed in the coming weeks.

Hope Solo, the goalkeeper who was a key part of winning U.S. teams at the Olympics and World Cup, has announced her candidacy to be the next president of U.S. Soccer.

"What we have lost in America is belief in our system, in our coaches, in our talent pool, and in the governance of US Soccer," Solo wrote in an extensive Facebook post on Thursday. "We now must refocus our goals and come together as a soccer community to bring about the changes we desire."

46f75ea5-9d14-4f1d-9753-fc5d45b0c4fd
Karen DeWitt

Progressive groups opposing the federal tax overhaul plan rallied Friday at the State Capitol, chanting “kill the bill,” and saying the measure is bad for New York and the nation.

Karen Scharff with Citizen Action said Congress has its priorities backward and should reject the tax overhaul bill. She said the cost of eliminating the estate tax alone is equal to the entire price of the Child Health Plus program, which provides health insurance for poor children. Congress let Child Health Plus expire in September. In New York, 130,000 children are at risk. 

55965608-5f35-4ffd-8039-cf4300387e72
Bret Jaspers / WSKG Public Media

Broome County legislators plan to vote this month on whether to accept almost three million from the state to fund an opioid treatment center.

This reverses a decision from the chairman of the legislature saying they wouldn’t vote until the new year.

Pages