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– The strained relationship between President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came under renewed focus Sunday, as the nation’s top diplomat insisted that Trump has not undermined him even as he again refused to deny calling the president “a moron.”
The president was angry with Tillerson’s remarks after Trump declared there were “fine people” on both sides of the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and anti-racist demonstrators that left one person dead, according to two people familiar with the Trump’s beliefs but not authorized to discuss private conversations.
President Trump convened his cabinet on Monday in the hopes of kick-starting his stalled domestic policy agenda and complained that Democrats in Congress are obstructing his efforts on tax reform, health care and the confirmation of judicial nominees.
“The Democrats have terrible policy,” Mr. Trump told reporters, flanked by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and James Mattis, the secretary of defense. “They are very good at, really, obstruction.”
Vice President Pence flew to the farthest, reddest corner of Virginia on Saturday to urge coal-country voters who came out in droves for President Trump last year to do the same for Republican gubernatorial contender Ed Gillespie.
Pence described Trump as a “friend to Ed Gillespie,” promising the administration would cut income taxes across the board nationally, just as Gillespie wants to cut state income taxes by 10 percent.
Colony Capital, a private equity fund run by President Donald Trump's close ally Tom Barrack, has agreed to provide "an immediate cash infusion" to the Weinstein Co., the firm co-founded by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, both companies said.
The Weinstein Co. has a movie production business closely associated with Harvey Weinstein, but it produces "uneven returns," according to the Wall Street Journal.
They believe that company and others revealed by the Panama Papers could help them connect the dots between Ayre and potentially dozens of other associates as he expanded his gambling, betting and alleged money-laundering operations to the Caribbean, Europe and Asia and even a Canadian Indian reservation a short drive from the U.S. border.
NBC News has learned that the Panama Papers expose some of the secret financial dealings of one of America’s most wanted fugitives –- a flamboyant Internet gambling tycoon who has used a web of offshore companies to stay one step ahead of authorities while thumbing his nose at them, flaunting his luxe lifestyle and hiding millions of dollars in illicit loot.
General Electric Co. investors are likely hoping new Chief Executive John Flannery can ease concerns over the recent departure of several top executives when the company posts third-quarter earnings this week, and finally break the company’s long streak of disappointing results.
Earnings: GE is expected to report earnings excluding nonrecurring items of 49 cents a share, according to the average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by FactSet.
It’s the signal note of this book of stories, which Hanks wrote on his collection of vintage typewriters: nostalgic, conversational, fusty.
There are several stories with more-or-less showbiz settings, and it’s striking that these are among the weakest in the collection. A Junket in the City of Lights gives us Rory Thorpe, a brainless small-time actor who suddenly makes it big when he’s cast alongside the wildly successful Willa Sax in the third part of her Cassandra Rampart franchise.
The Sierra Club on Monday retweeted an environmentalist who predicted: “Scott Pruitt will be spending a lot more of your taxpayer dollars defending his inaction in court.”
Moved Monday to end a controversial practice known as “sue and settle,” which critics said was used during the Obama administration to cut deals with environmental groups leading to new regulations. “The days of regulation through litigation are over,” Pruitt said in a statement, announcing a new EPA directive.
The head of Samsung Electronics Co.’s components business, in a surprise move, announced plans to resign, acknowledging that the firm faces an “unprecedented crisis” and is struggling to find new growth prospects.
Samsung’s leadership ranks are stocked with executives who have decades of experience, so the firm should be able to find his replacement internally, said Mark Newman, an analyst for Sanford C. Bernstein.
Saudi Aramco has insisted that its plans for what is likely to be the world's biggest stock market listing remain on track.
In the UK, MPs have expressed concern that regulators are prepared to water down corporate governance rules in order to accommodate the huge Aramco flotation. New York is another possible listing destination, but the FT said some members of the Saudi royal family are worried about legal risks, citing US terrorism legislation that would allow citizens to sue Saudi Arabia.
Look at the vote out of the most populous counties in those states, Fulton and Milwaukee, and you’ll see places that are moving in the same direction – and further away from the rest of their home states.
In 2000, the partisan gap between the vote in Milwaukee and the rest of Wisconsin (every other county besides Milwaukee) was 24 points. Democrat Hillary Clinton won Fulton by 41 points and lost the rest of the state by 11 points.
If you miss the tax deadline, it is in your best interest to file as soon as possible thereafter to avoid major fines and penalties.
Tax reform could bring some changes in the form of carried interest, investment expenses and state and local tax deductions, Speiss pointed out, noting this will ultimately depend on Congress passing the legislation. Speiss recommends speaking with a qualified professional about how your income and deduction patterns could change moving forward.
If Caruso remains on a two-way contract now, he can’t be with the Lakers for more than 45 days during the season, and if the Lakers want him longer, they’ll have to make room for him somehow.
While the Lakers did add Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who is a very strong on-ball defender, one person alone can’t turn around what’s become a cultural problem for the Lakers.
McMaster added that Trump is not yet ready to walk away from the deal, and is waiting to see if there is real change or the ability of Congress to address the issues regarding monitoring Iran and whether the country is complying with the agreement.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday addressed President Trump’s decision last week to nix the Iran nuclear deal unless the rogue nation fully complies with the 2015 international pact, saying it’s not a “trustworthy regime” and that it has already “crossed the line several times.”
Buoyed by his pole-winning effort Saturday, many in the Talladega Superspeedway campgrounds are filled with hope that Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins today in his final Cup race at a track as synonymous with the Earnhardt family as any on the NASCAR circuit.
While the focus is on Dale Earnhardt Jr. as he makes his final Cup start at Talladega Superspeedway, there’s still a playoff race taking place in the Alabama 500, the middle event of the Round of 12.. Ford has won all three restrictor-plate races this year.