EPA chief says he flies first class due to security concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travelers. In this Feb. 12, 2018, photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a meeting More...

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By Associated Press On Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Campaign promise broken as White House issues no Spanish content on website

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nada de nada — nothing at all. A year into the Trump administration, the White House website still has no Spanish-language content, unlike during the two previous administrations and even though More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Illinois’ congressional delegations split on significance of FISA abuse memo

WASHINGTON (Illinois News Network) — Illinois’ congressional delegation is split along party lines on whether the controversial memo released Friday exposes inherent bias in the FBI against the Trump administration More...

By Associated Press On Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Amid turmoil, Trump seeking a reset with State of the Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first State of the Union address, arguing that his tax cut and More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Senate confirms Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell as the next head of the central bank, succeeding Janet Yellen, a move likely to provide continuity in U.S. More...

By United Press International On Friday, January 19th, 2018

HSBC to pay over $100M to settle currency rigging probe

LONDON/NEW YORK (UPI) — Europe’s biggest bank has agreed to pay about $100 million in penalties to resolve a U.S. Justice Department investigation. The deal stems from a probe into HSBC Holdings PLC More...

By United Press International On Friday, January 19th, 2018

Late Show with Stephen Colbert to air live after State of the Union address

NEW YORK (UPI) — The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will broadcast live following U.S. President Donald Trump‘s State of the Union address Jan. 30, CBS announced. Guests for the episode will include Tommy More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Bannon to exit Breitbart News Network after break with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is stepping down as chairman of Breitbart News Network after a public break with President Donald Trump. Breitbart announced Tuesday that Bannon More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

KRISTIAN: No, Donald Trump is not a libertarian president by any measure

The American Conservative is a reliable source of thoughtful commentary, and an outlet to which I am happy to contribute on occasion. For these reasons I was prepared to give a fair reading to a Monday article, More...

By Reuters On Monday, January 8th, 2018

Report: Treasury secretary Mnuchin asks Congress to lift debt ceiling by February 28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has asked Republican leaders in Congress to lift the federal government’s debt ceiling by Feb. 28, Bloomberg News reported on Monday, citing More...