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Harvey Weinstein is no stranger to sex scandals – back when Bill Clinton was battling allegations he lied about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, Weinstein had the president’s back, and a hefty check in hand.
A recently uncovered 1998 story in The Washington Post lists the powerful producer – now accused of sexual harassment and assault by numerous women – among several Hollywood heavyweights who gave the maximum $10,000 to Clinton’s legal defense fund.
Hillary Clinton embarked on a speaking tour of Britain with a message that the Brexit referendum was won on the basis of a big lie and warning that Vladimir Putin has been conducting a “cyber cold war” against the west.
She added she did not know if the Trump presidency would survive, claiming that many Republicans were as concerned as her about the damage being done to American institutions.
President Donald Trump plans to meet Thursday with Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen to discuss the possibility of nominating her for a second term as central-bank chief, according to a person familiar with the matter.
She is one of several people under consideration for the Fed job, along with former Fed governor Kevin Warsh, current governor Jerome Powell, Stanford University economist John Taylor and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.
Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009, setting off a military manhunt and political furor, pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy on Monday before a military judge in Fort Bragg, N.C.
Last year, as a candidate, Donald J. Trump repeatedly called the sergeant a “traitor” and called for him to be executed. The negotiations for his release became a presidential campaign issue and an attacking point for Republican critics of President Obama’s foreign policy.
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.”
Justin Trudeau will belatedly honour his campaign promise to cut the small business tax rate to nine per cent as his government scrambles to undo the damage from weeks of controversy over proposed tax reforms for private corporations.
The prime minister is to announce the reduction Monday, along with some changes to the tax reform proposals in a bid to re-establish the Liberals as the champions of middle-class Canadians.
It can be read now as the founding charter of the California resistance, a political ethos that is progressive in spirit, aggressively ambitious in approach, and often expensive for those who live in the state, including those who can least afford it.
De León is the Los Angeles Democrat who runs the California state senate, a politician who perhaps more than any other is shaping the character of its political project, which he casts unabashedly in opposition to the administration in Washington.
President Trump has taken longer than any modern president to name a science adviser, according to an analysis from The Washington Post, leaving vacant a post tasked with providing scientific guidance even as his administration has proceeded with science-related decisions.
“There’s little room for doubt that the Trump administration’s priorities do not include science and technology, in sharp contrast with every president, Republican or Democrat, since World War II,” said Neal Lane, a physicist at Rice University who was Bill Clinton’s second science adviser. “Not only had previous presidents chosen science advisers well before this point in their first terms, many of them had already laid out their strategies for ensuring that the U.S. remained a leader in science and technology.”
According to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, many old American coal power plants are being retired or converted to natural gas, and new coal power plants aren’t being built because they’ve become more expensive than natural gas, wind, and solar energy:. Natural gas has now surpassed coal to supply 32% of US electricity (up from 21% in 2008), and solar and wind are up to 10% (from 3% in 2008).
Still, have the last election cycle showed us, any thing can happen and it's best to not underestimate Mr. Trump's appeal.
Recall President Barack Obama's Democrats losing Congress in 2010 or President George W. Bush's Republicans losing Congress in 2006. The president's party typically suffers in off-year elections like the one we'll have in 2018.
The Republican budget, which will likely be debated on the floor of the Senate this week, is the Robin Hood principle in reverse.
At a time when the middle class is shrinking and over 40 million Americans are living in poverty, this budget must be defeated and replaced with a plan that reflects the needs of the working families of our country, not just the wealthy, the powerful and large campaign contributors.
• The single deadliest wildfire in California history killed 29 people in Los Angeles in 1933, when many firefighters were untrained.
• The sculptor Lawrence Argent, known for his public art, is dead at 60. His California installations include “Leap,” a giant red rabbit at the Sacramento International Airport, and “Venus,” an abstract figure in San Francisco that is adapted from the Venus de Milo.
Gallup has been tracking Americans' views of race relations, as good a proxy for the intensity of racial conflict as any, and we were doing okay until 2013-2014, when we start going into a tailspin.
If you look at every national election cycle we've had in the last decade, one finding becomes starkly obvious: The party that turns out more of "its own" wins.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is set to announce a small business tax cut, as the start of a rollout of changes to the proposed tax reforms.
This follows an early morning “special” caucus meeting where Morneau briefed Liberal MPs on the next steps of the tax reform proposal on Parliament Hill. Monday’s announcement will come in the wake of loud and angry pushback - from small business owners, the opposition, and some Liberal MPs - to the government’s proposal to cut tax loopholes for businesses.
President Trump and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer tangled on Twitter Monday morning over everything from Iran to taxes to the economy.
“POTUS complains about fake news – this tax plan’s fake math is as bad as any of the so-called fake news he has complained about,” Schumer tweeted. “This deliberate manipulation of #s & facts could lead to messing up the good economy inherited from @POTUS44 & hurting the middle class.”