• Donald Trump Oct 2, 2019

    Trump's Agriculture Secretary: No Guarantee Family Dairy Farms Will Survive

    President Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary said Tuesday during a stop in Wisconsin that he doesn’t know if the family dairy farm can survive as the industry moves toward a factory farm model. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters following an appearance at the World Dairy Expo in Madison that it’s getting harder for farmers to get by on milking...

  • Donald Trump Jul 25, 2019

    Drug Cost Bill Advances But GOP Resistance Spells Trouble

    A prescription drug compromise that would lower costs for Medicare recipients and save billions for Medicare and Medicaid cleared a key hurdle in the Senate on Thursday, but Republican resistance signaled trouble as the legislation faces floor consideration. The Finance Committee voted 19-9 to advance the bill, but it passed because of unanimous support from the panel’s Democratic minority, while...

  • New Hampshire Mar 19, 2019

    New Hampshire House Gives Initial OK to Sports Betting

    The New Hampshire House has given preliminary approval to legalizing sports betting in the state. The bill would legalize betting on professional sports and most Division I college sports, excluding games involving New Hampshire schools. Both mobile and retail gambling would be allowed, producing an estimated $7.5 million for education in fiscal year 2021, and $13.5 million two years later.

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2018

    Trump Choice to Head IRS Says He'll Work for All Taxpayers

    Under sharp questioning from some Democratic senators, President Donald Trump’s choice to head the IRS promised on Thursday to work for the benefit of ordinary taxpayers in administering the massive new tax law. Charles Rettig is a Beverly Hills tax lawyer who has represented thousands of individuals and companies in civil and criminal tax matters before the agency and against...

  • Mexico Apr 17, 2018

    Billionaire Banking Heir, Ex-Husband of Jimmy Choo Co-Founder, Dies at Rehab Facility

    Billionaire banking heir Matthew Mellon has died. He was 54. His cousin Peter Stephaich confirmed Mellon’s death but declined Tuesday to provide any details. He had struggled with drug addiction, and reports said he died at a rehabilitation center in Cancun, Mexico. Mellon is survived by his wife, fashion designer Nicole Hanley, and their two children. He also had a...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Winners and Losers Under Medicare Drug Plan in Trump Budget

    Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump’s budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Congress on the plan in an election year. In budget documents, the administration said its proposals strike a balance between improving the popular “Part D” prescription benefit...

  • NFL Feb 2, 2018

    Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie Is Quietly Influential With Peers

    Jeffrey Lurie danced like nobody was watching after the Philadelphia Eagles won both of their playoff games. Video cameras in the locker room recorded his awkward moves for millions of viewers, but the team’s longtime owner will be happy to lead a giant dance party if the Eagles beat the New England Patriots on Sunday to capture the first Super...

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2017

    GOP Test: Expiring Tax Cuts Would Mean Little Bang for Buck

    Senate Republicans have run into a problem with their proposed tax cuts: Under Senate rules, the cuts would expire after 10 years. Problem is, most economists say temporary tax cuts would swell the national debt while doing little for economic growth. And without faster growth, few individuals would stand to benefit from the pay raises and job gains being promised...

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2017

    Fact Check: Trump Exaggerates ‘Small Business' Tax Cuts

    President Donald Trump exaggerates when he describes a reduction in the top marginal rate for pass-through business income as a boost to small businesses and truckers. Trump has made his claim about 30 million small businesses several times, including in a speech at the Heritage Foundation on Oct. 17. And he made claims about both small businesses and truck drivers...

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2017

    White House Plans Order to Expand Health Care Options Beyond State Lines

    The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system. President Donald Trump has long asserted that selling insurance across state lines would trigger competition that brings...

  • Donald Trump Sep 27, 2017

    Trump Says GOP Has Needed Health Care Votes … But It Doesn't

    Guess what? Turns out Republicans have the votes to push health care legislation through the Senate, but they’ve been flummoxed because one supportive senator is in the hospital....
    That was President Donald Trump’s view of where things stand Wednesday on Capitol Hill. And it’s not true....
    Trump made the remarks a day after Senate GOP leaders discarded their drive to repeal President...

  • Donald Trump Sep 27, 2017

    Congress at Crossroads After Another GOP Health Care Failure: Analysis

    Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans’ stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law. But what’s next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and Democrats in Congress can work together, and bring along an often unpredictable President Donald Trump, political conflict over health care may spread. Bipartisan talks on legislation to stabilize...

  • Donald Trump Sep 27, 2017

    ‘Obamacare' Survives; GOP Concedes on Last-Gasp Repeal Try

    “Obamacare” lives on. Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the health care law Tuesday, just ahead of a critical end-of-the-week deadline. The repeal-and-replace bill’s authors promised to try again at a later date, while President Donald Trump railed against “certain so-called Republicans” who opposed the GOP effort. But for now, Trump and...

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