Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday he will withhold voting on any key issue until the CIA briefs senators on Khashoggi's killing. This includes the upcoming spending bills. If the briefing supports his view the crown prince knew about it, "there will be no more business as...
Following GM's announcement that it would idle several US factories, Trump tweeted that the government could cut the carmaker's subsidies on electric vehicles. Electric vehicle (EV) "subsidies" are actually tax credits, and they aren't part of GM's long-term EV strategy. The US auto industry has gotten what it...
The special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly probing a 2017 meeting between former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno. Mueller is said to be asking specifically about whether Manafort and Moreno discussed WikiLeaks or its founder, Julian Assange, during the meeting. Manafort was spearheading...
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says student debt has caused a crisis in higher education. DeVos raised a "red warning flag" that the federal government holds nearly $1.5 trillion in outstanding student loans. DeVos didn't propose specific changes but said students should be encouraged to take the path "that's...
Millions of sleep apnea patients rely on CPAP breathing machines to get a good night's rest. Health insurers use a variety of tactics — including surveillance — to make patients bear the costs. Experts say it's part of the insurance industry playbook. Last March, Tony Schmidt discovered something unsettling...
Alan Dershowitz predicted that the special counsel Robert Mueller's report about the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US election would be "politically very devastating" for President Donald Trump. Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor, said he did not think the investigation would result in criminal charges against...
Sen. Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, joined the ranks of GOP lawmakers who are criticizing President Donald Trump for his decision to defend Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. "I disagree with the president's assessment," Lee said on NBC. "It's inconsistent with the intelligence I've seen." Lee said...
As Beto O'Rourke contemplates a presidential bid, the usual 2020 primary prep has ground to a halt as top party players wait to see what the charismatic Texan will do. O'Rourke's fundraising prowess and electric popularity has fundraisers and operatives holding back from other probable candidates in the...
President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Mississippi on Monday as he throws his full support behind the embattled Republican Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith. Hyde-Smith is deep into a runoff race for the state's Senate seat with her Democratic opponent, Mike Espy. Hyde-Smith has been under heavy...
Last week, British Parliament seized internal Facebook documents. The documents allegedly include communications from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and evidence that the company promoted a loophole exploited by Cambridge Analytica. Facebook asked Parliament to refrain from referencing the documents in an upcoming hearing. In a letter to British MP...