Monthly archives: October, 2017

House Republicans pass GOP budget with $1.5-trillion deficit increase to fund Trump’s tax cuts

House Republicans on Thursday gave final approval to a 2018 GOP budget resolution, allowing for a $1.5-trillion deficit increase that sets the stage for President Trump’s tax cuts. Republicans overcame internal divisions about the budge andt must still resolve differences over the coming tax package, which is expected to be unveiled next week. The largely …

New Terms for Nafta? – Room for Debate

Trucks lined up to cross to the United States from Mexico on January 25, 2017, on the outskirts Tijuana. Guillermo Arias/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Last week, President Trump made good on his promise to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, formally abandoning the 12-nation trade agreement. During his campaign, he also ran against the North American …

The Inescapable Fats Domino, Dead at Eighty-Nine

The moments in my life in which I experience the least complicated kinds of joy are usually when I’m listening to a record by a piano player from New Orleans: Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair, Tuts Washington, Champion Jack Dupree, Allen Toussaint, and, especially, Fats Domino. I can’t explain the alchemy—let the biologists map out …

‘Dangerous,’ ‘utterly untruthful’: Two retiring GOP senators sound alarm on Trump

A pair of Republican senators sounded an alarm Tuesday about President Trump’s fitness for office and warned that his actions were degrading and dangerous to the country — an extraordinary breach that threatens his legislative agenda and further escalates the civil war tearing apart the Republican Party. Delivering an emotional speech on the Senate floor …

Report: George H.W. Bush apologizes after ‘sexual assault’ allegation

FILE: Former President George H.W. Bush reportedly apologized after an actress claimed he sexually assaulted her.  (Reuters) Former President George H.W. Bush has apologized after actress Heather Lind accused him of sexually assaulting her during a screening of her AMC show, according to a published report. The alleged incident occurred four years ago, as Lind …

Female UK Politics Journalists Impacted by Twitter Gender Glass Ceiling, Lissted Research Confirms

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – 23rd October 2017 – Lissted, the influencer discovery and real-time Twitter filtering platform, has published in-depth research into the comparative retweet performance of male and female UK politics journalists during the 2017 General Election campaign period. The research found male UK politics journalists received 4.3x more retweets from influential Twitter …