Politics

  • POLITICO Stories 38 min 20 sec ago
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    • Check out the last week of Playbook vacation photos from our readers.
  • FOX News 1 day 1 hour ago
    • It’s been 307 days since the presidential election, but even still, President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton haven’t stopped their bickering.
    • Here’s a look at the jabs Clinton and Trump have taken at one another since Nov. 8, 2016.
    • TRUMP, CLINTON SPAR ON TWITTER AFTER SHE RIPS RUSSIA FOR ELECTION LOSS “Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems: ‘In my opinion, it is humiliating.
    • Clinton, along with other Trump critics, have alleged that the president and his campaign somehow colluded with the Russians to win the election.
    • Trump took to Twitter to rail on the alleged double standards for Democrats. “Why aren’t the same standards placed on the Democrats,” Trump tweeted. “Look what Hillary Clinton may have gotten away with.
  • POLITICO Stories 6 days 20 hours ago
    • This week, the push to roll back Obamaera rules continued—from new businessfriendly guidelines on driverless cars to regulatory rollbacks at the Environmental Protection Bureau and Department of Labor.
    • On Tuesday, the Trump administration issued the first update to those guidelines, replacing the 15point safety assessment with 12 “safety elements” that touch on many of the same issues.
    • On Wednesday, the Trump administration made its first big statement about Chinese investment when it blocked the acquisition of a U.S.based semiconductor company, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, by a Chinese venture capital fund.
    • Labor Department makes two moves This week, the Department of Labor took two moves, one which actually continued to uphold an Obamaera rule and another that pushed one back.
    • Also this week, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), within the DOL, delayed a rule regarding workplace examinations of metal and nonmetal mines.
  • FOX News 1 month 3 hours ago
    • Like the current health care law and recent GOP proposals to overhaul it, singlepayer plans are controversial.
    • Here is a look at what singlepayer health care is, and how it compares to other models.
    • The very term "singlepayer health care" denotes that only one entity bears the financial responsibility of health care – the government.
    • SINGLEPAYER HEALTH CARE GAINS MOMENTUM – BUT IS IT AFFORDABLE? Gaffney, who works with the progressive advocacy group Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), contended that singlepayer systems give the consumer more choices when it comes to choosing a doctor or hospital. “It gives people real choice when it comes to health care.
    • John Conyers, DMich., would establish a Medicare for All program to provide Americans with health care, including medicallynecessary care, emergency care, primary care and prevention, dietary therapies, prescription drugs, mental health services, dental services and vision care.
  • Reuters: Politics 1 month 1 day ago
    • Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 8, 2017.
    • The Equifax breach discovered on July 29 exposed sensitive data like Social Security numbers of up to 143 million people.
    • Cuomo said he planned to require all creditreporting agencies to register with the state and comply with its cybersecurity rules.
    • A New York state cybersecurity regulation, the first of its kind in the United States, took effect on March 1.
    • The three creditreporting agencies did not respond to requests for comment on Cuomo’s plan.
  • POLITICO Stories 1 month 1 day ago
    • He said the United States had to “take important steps to hold the regime accountable.” “We’re prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists,” Trump said.
    • Last month, Trump raised the possibility of U.S. military intervention in Venezuela if the situation did not improve, in remarks that were initially met with alarm there.
    • He didn’t mention military action in his comments to Latin American leaders Monday, and didn’t specify what additional action he would take.
    • The U.S. has already applied stiff sanctions on the country, one of the world’s top oil producers.
  • POLITICO Stories 1 month 1 day ago
    • Dianne Feinstein (DCalif.) said in a blistering statement.
    • The tweet in question was one of a series of internet memes the president retweeted on his account early Sunday.
    • The gif showed the president swing his club, sending a golf ball flying into the former secretary of state and causing her to fall.
    • Our children are watching.” Though not commenting directly on the president’s retweet or the meme, Clinton on Monday mused about whether she should have been more vocal in calling out Trump’s misogyny on the campaign trail.
    • But, she added, America would not have been open to such an approach. “I think it would have delighted my supporters,” Clinton told interviewer on the publicradio show “Fresh Air.” “It would've enraged his supporters.
  • FOX News 1 month 1 day ago
    • Hillary Clinton brought her promotional book tour to Washington, D.C. on Monday night.
    • In a soldout event, Clinton — who reportedly entered the Warner Theatre to a standing ovation and cheers — said she wrote her book because she wanted “to make sure what happened, doesn’t happen again.” On one of a number of topics touched on during the event, Clinton discussed her presidential debates with President Trump, claiming that she acted the way she thought a president would.
    • Comey sent a letter 11 days before the election stating the FBI was reopening an investigation into her emails.
  • Reuters: Politics 1 month 1 day ago
    • REUTERS/Carlo Allegri WASHINGTON (Reuters) U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday.
    • The second warrant was obtained as part of the FBI’s investigation into ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian operatives, it said.
    • CNN said interest in Manafort deepened because of intercepted communications between him and Russian operatives, and among the Russians.
    • The government eavesdropping continued into 2017, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to Trump after he became president.
    • Russia has denied interfering in the U.S. election and Trump has denied there was collusion.
  • Reuters: Politics 1 month 1 day ago
    • U.S. Army soldiers take part in an urban warfare drill during their joint military exercise, named Orient Shield 17, with Japan Ground SelfDefense Force members near Mount Fuji at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, west of Tokyo, Japan September 18, 2017.
    • REUTERS/Issei Kato WASHINGTON (Reuters) The U.S. Senate passed its version of a $700 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump’s desire for a bigger, stronger military but setting the stage for a battle over government spending levels later this year.
    • As voting continued, the vote in the Republicancontrolled chamber was 798 for the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, or NDAA, which authorizes the level of defense spending and sets policies controlling how the money is spent.