Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones

President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission.

Clinton won’t rule out questioning Trump’s legitimacy

Hillary Clinton says she won’t rule out questioning President Donald Trump’s legitimacy depending on what official inquiries uncover about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Request denied: States try to block access to public records

Lawmakers supporting the limits say other concerns such as security, privacy and business interests can outweigh the public’s right to information in specific cases.

Request denied: States try to block access to public records

Lawmakers supporting the limits say other concerns such as security, privacy and business interests can outweigh the public’s right to information in specific cases.

Tax cuts quiet once-deafening GOP call for fiscal discipline

Tax cuts in the works could add hundreds of billions of dollars to the debt while bipartisan pressure for more money for defense, infrastructure and domestic agencies could mean almost $100 billion in additional spending next year alone.

Still no charity money from leftover Trump inaugural funds

Eight months after raising $107 million, Trump insiders tell The Associated Press there is confusion about how much money the committee has left.Eight months after raising $107 million, Trump insiders tell The Associated Press there is confusion about how much money the committee has left.

Trump demands ESPN apologize for anchor’s tweets

President Donald Trump is calling on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network’s anchors called him a “white supremacist” and “bigot.”

Transgender troops can re-enlist in military …for now

In a memo to top military leaders, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said a high-level panel will determine how to implement Trump’s ban on transgender individuals in the military.

Judge: Sessions can’t deny grant money for sanctuary cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions can’t follow through — at least for now — with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to impose new tough immigration policies.

Sanders bill expands Medicare for all, lacks details on cost

Americans would get health coverage simply by showing a new government-issued card and would no longer owe out-of-pocket expenses like deductibles, according to legislation Sen. Bernie Sanders released Wednesday charting a stem-to-stern reshaping of the country’s health care system. However, he does not discuss the overall cost.