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BernieSanders-101917.jpg While the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary is more than two years away, a new survey from the University of New Hampshire has provided an early look at the potentially pivotal contest. The Granite State Poll showed Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, and Senator...

CapitolBuilding-101917.jpg Senate Republicans appear poised to approve a budget resolution that will serve as the legislative vehicle for their tax reform plan. The non-binding budget resolution unlocks the reconciliation process, allowing Republicans to pass their tax reform plan with a simple 51-vote majority in the Senate.

Pat-Tiberi-101917.jpg Republican Congressman Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, announced Thursday he will not run for re-election to a tenth term next year. Tiberi said he has been presented with an opportunity to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable that will allow him to continue to work on public policy issues impacting Ohioans while...

Johnmccain-101917.jpg Republican Senator John McCain has signed on to a Democrats-sponsored bill that would increase the transparency of political advertisements on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The Bill's sponsors, Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner, say The Honest Ads Act would help...

FTC-Building-101917.jpg President Donald Trump intends to nominate antitrust attorney Joseph Simons as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, the White House announced on Thursday. Simons, who served as an FTC official under President George W. Bush, is currently a partner and co-chair of the antitrust group at law firm Paul Weiss.

Trump-Forbes-101917.jpg Forbes released their annual list of the 400 richest people in America. The most notable loser was President Donald Trump, whose fortune fell $600 million to $3.1 billion. As a result, he fell 92 spots on the list, to No. 248 after coming in at 156th rank last year. The magazine attributed...

Trump-Hitler-Un-101917.jpg North Korea has made a scathing attack on President Donald Trump and his "America First" policies, calling him worse than Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The nuclear-armed reclusive Communist state had previously called Trump names like "lunatic" and "a frightened dog barking louder," and compared him to...

Trump-Thumb-101817.jpg While Democrats have largely been critical of the Republican tax reform plan, President Donald Trump has claimed the proposal has some bipartisan support. Trump suggested to reporters ahead of a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday that "people on both sides" support the tax reform plan.

Frederica-Wilson-101817.jpg President Donald Trump has vehemently denied a Congresswoman's accusation that he made insensitive remarks to the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in an ambush in Niger. Trump claimed in a post on Twitter on Wednesday that Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., had "totally fabricated" the story.

Healthcare is very expensive in the U.S., in fact among the most expensive in the world by most measures. Health care facilities are largely owned and operated by businesses in the private sector. Most Americans have access to health care, though costs and services vary from state to state. However,...

President-Trump2-101817.jpg Potentially raising concerns among Republican lawmakers facing primary challenges from the right, the results of a Politico/Morning Consult show President Donald Trump is seen as more in touch with GOP voters. Fifty-seven percent of self-identified Republican voters said Trump is more in touch with them.

HarveyWeinstein-101817.jpg Embattled Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, who is facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct against him, has resigned from the board of directors of the film production company that he co-founded. The Weinstein Company (TWC) had removed Weinstein as its chairman on October 8, shortly...

canada-Mortgage-101717.jpg Canada's banking regulator has released tougher mortgage-financing rules for borrowers in the uninsured segment of the mortgage market, which has been responsible for the major share of growth recently. It includes a requirement to "stress test" borrowers with uninsured loans to ensure they can withstand the impact of higher interest rates.

StevenMnuchin-101817.jpg President Donald Trump has frequently touted the strength seen on Wall Street since his election, but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has warned the stock markets could see a significant pullback if Republican lawmakers fail in their efforts to pass tax reform.

GeorgeSaunders-BookerPrize-101817.jpg American author George Saunders has won The Man Booker Prize for his fiction "Lincoln in the Bardo," that tells the story of President Abraham Lincoln's grief after the death of his young son, and his visits to his tomb. Saunders became only the second American writer to win The Man Booker Prize...

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