Friday | November 17, 2017
About Us | Contact | Subscribe

First GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

| | Nov 16 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party’s tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they expected to be steamrolled by a GOP frantic to claim its first major legislative victory of the year.

  1. | Posted: Oct 17 2017 - 9:38pm

    NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as drunken driver

  2. | Posted: Oct 17 2017 - 9:38pm

    WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America’s health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order to terminate “Obamacare” subsidies. Trump himself spoke approvingly of the deal, but some conservatives denounced it as an insurance company bailout, making its future uncertain.

  3. | Posted: Oct 17 2017 - 9:55am

    Firefighters on Monday continued to gain control of the deadly wildfires that have ravaged Northern California’s wine country, as officials lifted multiple evacuation orders across the region.

  4. | Posted: Oct 16 2017 - 8:17pm

    Somalia truck bombing tops 300, scores still missing

  5. | Posted: Oct 16 2017 - 6:53pm

    BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading a group of 15 Democratic attorneys general in opposing President Donald Trump’s administration’s plan to bar transgender individuals from openly serving in the military.

  6. | Posted: Oct 15 2017 - 12:43am

    TEHRAN, Iran — President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fueling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians.

  7. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 6:17pm

    WASHINGTON — Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year, the largest increase since 2012, thought it comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

  8. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 8:58am

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Thursday that it would withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, after years of the United States distancing itself because of what it called the group’s “anti-Israel bias.”

  9. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 8:57am

    President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs brought swift reaction Friday from the states, as health officials and consumers said they feared the action could chase millions of Americans away from coverage.

  10. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 8:53am

    Americans’ obesity rates have reached a new high-water mark. Again.

  11. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 10:03pm

    WASHINGTON — After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints.

  12. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 10:03pm

    Mandalay Bay hotel officials didn’t notify police about a shooting in a hallway inside the high-rise until after Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd outside at a country music festival, a federal official told The Associated Press on Thursday.

  13. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 10:09am

    SONOMA, Calif. — Fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through California wine country exploded in size and number Wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 21 — a figure expected to rise higher still.

  14. | Posted: Oct 9 2017 - 10:03pm

    LAS VEGAS — Police have dramatically changed their account of how the Las Vegas massacre began on Oct. 1, revealing Monday that the gunman shot a hotel security guard six minutes before opening fire on a country music concert — raising new questions about why police weren’t able to pinpoint the gunman’s location sooner.

  15. | Posted: Oct 9 2017 - 10:03pm

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — At least 10 people have died in wind-whipped blazes that spread rapidly overnight in several Northern California counties, and blocks upon blocks of homes burned to the ground in Santa Rosa.