Disputed GOP-Nunes memo released with Trump’s approval

February 8, 2018

(CNN)House Republicans, with the approval of President Donald Trump, on Friday released a disputed GOP intelligence memo that alleges FBI abuses of its surveillance authority. Speaking in the Oval Office Friday, Trump implied the memo revealed political bias at the FBI. He said he believed the purported bias was a “disgrace” and said certain people should be “ashamed of themselves.” Asked whether he retained confidence in Rosenstein or if he…


US releases list of Russian oligarchs, political figures

January 30, 2018

Washington (CNN)The US Treasury Department has released a list of prominent Russians with close ties to the Kremlin but has stressed it is “not a sanctions list.” Russia warned the release of the list could “jeopardize relations” and have “very, very serious consequences.” “This is another step, which, obviously, leads to further escalation of tensions,” Aleksey Chepa, deputy chairman of the State Duma’s international affairs committee, told official news agency…


The Dark Side of Americas Rise to Oil Superpower

January 29, 2018

The last time U.S. drillers pumped 10 million barrels of crude a day, Richard Nixon was in the White House. The first oil crisis hadn’t yet scared Americans into buying Toyotas, and Featured in , Jan. 29, 2018. Illustration: 731 For one, the influence of one of the most powerful forces of the past half-century, the modern petrostate, would be diminished. No longer would “America First” diplomats need to tiptoe…


African Union, African UN envoys demand Trump apology

January 15, 2018

Washington (CNN)The African Union, a group representing the continent’s countries, and African ambassadors to the United Nations, sharply denounced US President Donald Trump’s reference to African nations as “shitholes” and called on him to retract his statement and apologize. The envoys released a joint statement Friday after an emergency meeting was held to address the issue. The group “is concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the US administration…


Trump Asks Hows Your 401(k)? But Most Voters Dont Have One

December 24, 2017

President Source: GAO analysis of 2012 data from Survey of Income and Program Participation and U.S. Census Bureau Note: Each income quartile represents about 25.5 million private-sector workers Trump mentions the stock market almost daily in tweets or public remarks, taking direct credit for record highs by the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other indexes. But only about 14 percent of U.S. families directly own stocks, an asset class dominated…


Senate approves GOP tax plan, House to revote Wednesday

December 21, 2017

(CNN)In a vote in the early Wednesday morning hours, the Senate approved the final version of the first overhaul of the US tax code in more than 30 years, handing President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans their most significant legislative victory of 2017. The House passed the bill earlier Tuesday, but technical changes were made to it in the Senate, and the bill will go back to the House on…