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America gives $700bn to the military but says healthcare is a luxury | Trevor Timm

On Monday, the Pentagon got a lot more cash than it had actually requested. Financing war is something that both Democrats and Republicans can settle on W hen Bernie Sanders launched his much expected health care strategy recently, numerous experts and members of Congress asked why the federal government ought to pass such a costs offered its prospective expense. Now that the Senate passed — in bipartisan style– a policy expense that set the criteria for military costs in 2018 that tops $700bn, consisting of 10s of billions in costs for wars Trump has actually been broadening in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Amazingly, the expense far surpasses even the boost in costs that the Trump administration was requesting, and as the voted versus the costs — 3 Republicans and 5 Democrats. It passed with a frustrating bipartisan bulk. Even in a time of hyper-partisanship, you can constantly rely on Congress... Readmore

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14 Aug
Trump trade investigation will ‘poison’ relations with China, media warns

Trump trade investigation will ‘poison’ relations with China, media warns

The president is anticipated to buy the probe on Monday in spite of the danger of outraging Beijing amidst the North Korea nuclear standoff Donald Trumps choice to purchase an examination into apparently unjust Chinese trade practices will toxin relations... Readmore

08 Aug
Philippines president says US, Australia have ‘toned down’ human rights criticism

Philippines president says US, Australia have ‘toned down’ human rights criticism

Rodrigo Duterte declares concern of countless drug war deaths was discussed just in passing in conferences with Rex Tillerson and Julie Bishop The United States and Australia have actually significantly reduced criticism of a drug war in the Philippines where... Readmore

07 Aug
Trump challenging China on trade would spark ‘very aggressive’ response, expert predicts

Trump challenging China on trade would spark ‘very aggressive’ response, expert predicts

Taking on Beijing in locations such as copyright rights might cause a down spiral in relations Moves by Donald Trump to challenge China on trade would generate an extremely aggressive reaction, a previous leading United States trade arbitrator has actually... Readmore

06 Aug
Why Trump still needs the love of the crowd: This is like medicine to him

Why Trump still needs the love of the crowd: This is like medicine to him

As storm clouds gathered over the White House, the president retreated to his safe space: a stadium rally to rile his base and celebrate Trump the showman Country roads, take me homeTo the place I belongWest Virginia, mountain mammaTake me... Readmore

01 Aug
British email prankster fools White House officials into replying

British email prankster fools White House officials into replying

Man utilized e-mails to fool Anthony Scaramucci and impersonate Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus and Eric Trump A presumed British prankster appears to have actually tricked White House authorities consisting of Anthony Scaramucci into responding to him after pretending in e-mail... Readmore

01 Aug
Trump makes US seem a ‘kleptocracy’, says ex-ethics chief Walter Shaub

Trump makes US seem a ‘kleptocracy’, says ex-ethics chief Walter Shaub

Shaub, who gave up task at head of Office of Government Ethics this month, explains humiliation of Trumps service ties as president The previous head of the United States federal government principles guard dog has actually cautioned that Donald Trumps... Readmore

16 Jul
John McCain blood clot surgery delays healthcare reform vote

John McCain blood clot surgery delays healthcare reform vote

The lack of the Arizona senator from Washington to go through an operation leads GOP leaders to delay factor to consider of distressed expense John McCains lack from the Senate as he recuperates from surgical treatment for an embolism has... Readmore

16 Jul
Trials of Donald Jr turn Russia scandal into another Trump family affair

Trials of Donald Jr turn Russia scandal into another Trump family affair

Though the president is increasingly devoted to his kids, some observers question if deepening and harmful debate may check such bonds to breaking point I t was an unseasonably cool day in New York. At 1.50 pm on 9 June,... Readmore

14 Jul
Trump conflict of interest concerns over links with law firm run by Philippine government official

Trump conflict of interest concerns over links with law firm run by Philippine government official

Exclusive: Donald and Ivanka Trumps business pay a company handled by a foreign federal government authorities to protect their hallmarks in the Philippines Donald and Ivanka Trumps business use a law practice handled by a Philippine federal government authorities, the... Readmore

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