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Trump Administration Considering Payroll Tax Cut As More Economists Express Recession Concern

Trump Administration Considering Payroll Tax Cut As More Economists Express Recession Concern The survey also asked about fiscal policy, and a majority of economists said Trump's tax cuts "had an overall negative impact on housing activity over the past 18 months", due to changes in deductions allowed for mortgage interest. Some administration officials have felt that planning for an economic downturn would send a negative perception to the public and make things worse, but Trump has spent... [Full Article...]

Planned Parenthood withdraws from federal family planning program

Planned Parenthood withdraws from federal family planning program This is devastating news for the patients who rely on the clinics that have chosen to withdraw from the program, which serves roughly 4 million people (40% of them through Planned Parenthood facilities). After Planned Parenthood announced on Monday it would back out of the Title X federal family planning program, Dr. Nicole Saphier said that the majority of Americans do not support federal... [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren meets her lookalike at Minnesota rally: 'We need to talk!'

Elizabeth Warren meets her lookalike at Minnesota rally: 'We need to talk!' Warren also spells out specific breaks with the Trump administration, including a promise to end the Justice Department directive requiring federal prosecutors to seek maximum prison terms. The proposal calls back on a number of past policy planks. "A problem that is not seen", she said, "is a problem that is not fixed". The goal, she writes, is to reduce potentially unsafe interactions betwee... [Full Article...]

Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Jeffrey Epstein's sex abuse claims

Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Jeffrey Epstein's sex abuse claims Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell earlier this month, was accused of arranging to have sex with dozens of underage girls at his residences in NY and Florida. The video was the latest in a string of revelations about Prince Andrew's friendship with Epstein in British tabloids. Andrew's connections to Epstein came under fresh scrutiny following newly unsealed legal documents on August... [Full Article...]

Sudan opposition and military sign final power-sharing accord

Sudan opposition and military sign final power-sharing accord Head of the Political Committee at the ruling Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC) Yasser al-Atta praised Egypt's role in solving the Sudanese political turmoil. Former Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi, the leader of the opposition Umma party, said the deal was a "first step" in the democratic change until "fair" elections are held. [Full Article...]

Yemeni Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Field Biggest ever against kingdom: Houthi

Yemeni Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Field Biggest ever against kingdom: Houthi On August 7, clashes broke out in Aden between forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC), a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-backed south Yemeni separatist organization. However, people also call for cooperation, they want STC and Hadi's government to attend talks in Saudi Arabia . Regarding the country's presidential palace, Haitham s... [Full Article...]

NYPD Fires Officer For Illegal Chokehold in Eric Garner's Death

NYPD Fires Officer For Illegal Chokehold in Eric Garner's Death Four officers attempted to arrest Garner , 43, on suspicion of illegally selling cigarettes on a sidewalk in Staten Island on July 17, 2014. In a confrontation caught on video footage, Garner repeatedly tells officers that he was unwilling to be taken into custody, which prompted Pantaleo to bring him to the ground by his neck as the man said he could not breathe 11 times. [Full Article...]

Weapons seized and arrests made at right-wing rally in Portland

Weapons seized and arrests made at right-wing rally in Portland On Friday night, Patriot Prayer leader and Proud Boys member Joey Gibson was arrested on rioting charges resulting from a clash between the alt-right groups and the far-left group Antifa in the city of Portland back in May. "Antifa" is a collective term for a loose affiliation of anti-fascist groups. A video of that attack went viral and allegedly led the Proud Boys to organise Saturday'... [Full Article...]

US issues warrant to seize Iranian tanker off Gibraltar

US issues warrant to seize Iranian tanker off Gibraltar Following the Grace 1's release, Britain renewed its demand that Iran release the British-flagged tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19. But Iran denied it had provided any assurances to secure the ship's release, saying Gibraltar was only seeking to "save face". The authorities in Gibraltar also released the captain of the Grace 1 , who is Indian, and three officers who had... [Full Article...]

Hong Kong police clash with protesters at airport

Hong Kong police clash with protesters at airport Hong Kong International Airport resumed normal operations early Wednesday morning. It said protesters could only demonstrate in designated areas. This footage shows demonstrators perform Do You Hear the People Sing? as they moved through the airport, as well as passengers finding a route away from protester's blockades. [Full Article...]

Gibraltar Rejects U.S. Pressure to Hold Iranian Oil Tanker

Gibraltar Rejects U.S. Pressure to Hold Iranian Oil Tanker Also, there was a "scheme to unlawfully access the USA financial system to support illicit shipments to Syria from Iran by the IRGC", the Justice Department alleged . Its previous name, "Grace 1", had been painted over. Authorities in Gibraltar said Sunday that, unlike in the US, the Iran's Revolutionary Guard is not designated a terrorist organization under European Union, U.K. [Full Article...]

NYC subway station evacuated after suspicious packages found

NYC subway station evacuated after suspicious packages found All three devices turned out to be harmless rice cookers, but the discovery disrupted the schedules of tens of thousands of commuters. The flyer shows him looking nearly at the camera by what appear to be the elevator doors. In 2016, Ahmad Rahimi abandoned two pieces of luggage filled with pressure cooker bombs on 23rd and 27th street in the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea. [Full Article...]

Lady Liberty as a symbol of immigration to the US

Lady Liberty as a symbol of immigration to the US The rule is slated to take effect on October 15 and would apply to public assistance used after that point. The rule change is meant to reinforce "ideals of self-sufficiency", officials said. But she said she worries immigrants won't use those much needed services "out of fear and misinformation", even though using them wouldn't adversely affect their immigration applications. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas and arrest 80 at protests in capital

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas and arrest 80 at protests in capital Mr Chamisa, who lost the presidential election to President Mnangagwa a year ago, continues to refuse to accept defeat. "Only a legitimate people's government can deal with the people's grievances". Some of the youths went on to engage in confrontational acts which include threats, intimidation and disruption of the smooth flow of traffic in the CBD. [Full Article...]

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record This graph illustrates the global land and ocean temperatures during the month of July dating back to 1880. July 2019 is now officially the hottest month on record, since record-keeping began 140 years ago. Berkeley Earth's analysis found that 2019 is unlikely to set a new record for the warmest year, largely because the January through May period was colder than the same period in 2016. [Full Article...]

India vows to ease Kashmir clampdown as clashes with Pakistan continue

India vows to ease Kashmir clampdown as clashes with Pakistan continue After coming into power past year, Prime Minister Imran Khan has extended an olive branch to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on multiple occasions, however, India never responded positively. Modi has defended the Kashmir changes as freeing the territory from separatism, and his supporters welcomed the move. The family of a Kashmiri journalist working with a regional English daily says h... [Full Article...]

Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy Revealed Multiple Broken Bones in His Neck

Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy Revealed Multiple Broken Bones in His Neck One particular broken bone that has received attention was Epstein's hyoid bone , which is located near the Adam's apple in the human body. Forensic experts told the post this kind of break can happen when a person hangs themselves or dies by strangulation. [Full Article...]

Thousands protest in Britain for Kashmir outside Indian High Commission

Thousands protest in Britain for Kashmir outside Indian High Commission Modi faces a raft of serious challenges in his second term in government. Article 370 of the Indian constitution protected the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, requiring the mandatory approval of most of the laws adopted by the Indian parliament in the local assembly. [Full Article...]

Israel grants Rashida Tlaib West Bank visit on humanitarian grounds

Israel grants Rashida Tlaib West Bank visit on humanitarian grounds Minister Aryeh Deri expressed hopes that Tlaib would "stand by her commitment and that the visit will be for humanitarian needs only". Following the decision to bar the two congresswomen from entering Israel , Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that "congresswomen Tlaib and Omar are leading activities to promote boycott legislation against Israel in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Can Boris survive a vote of no confidence?

The letter comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatens to suspend Parliament and push through a no-deal Brexit on October 31. According to Brendan Donnelly, Director of The Federal Trust and a former Conservative MEP, the only way this could be done would be by bringing down the Johnson government through a vote of no confidence in early September and installing a government of national ... [Full Article...]


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