Official: Tillerson to press NATO on defense spending

WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press this week for NATO allies to demonstrate a “clear path” to increase defense spending, a State Department official said on Tuesday. Tillerson will hold his first meeting with NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on March 31. He will push allies on how…

Embattled DNC asks all staffers for resignation letters

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major reorganization of the party’s organization that has been stung by recent crisis — and has requested the resignation letters of all current staffers by submitted by next month. Party staffs typically sees major turnover with a new boss, but the mass resignation letters will give…

‘Is he ready to apologize?’: Fox News anchor confronts Trump chief of staff over Obama wiretap claims

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace pressed White House chief of staff Reince Priebus on Sunday over President Donald Trump’s baseless claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Wallace asked Priebus whether Trump accepted the conclusion from law enforcement and intelligence officials that…

With healthcare bill dead, U.S. Republicans turn to taxes

WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) – After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump’s next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community. Division among Republicans was the chief cause of the embarrassing setback on Obamacare, and similar fault…

Paul Manafort is now at the center of the Trump-Russia investigation; here’s everything you need to know about him

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, is under fire amid new reports that he secretly worked to advance Russian interests for years before he joined Trump’s presidential campaign last April. Manafort’s ties to foreign oligarchs and dictators have raised questions for decades, but his work for the Trump campaign likely has him under FBI…

New York Times and Washington Post reporters reveal Trump’s reaction in first calls after health care bill pulled

Before President Donald Trump spoke to the American people after the defeat of his proposed health care bill, he first reached out to two outlets he has previously referred to as “fake news.” Moments after Trump and GOP leaders pulled their “Obamacare” repeal bill off the House floor on Friday, Trump spoke to The New…

Trump predicts Obamacare will ‘explode’ as he blames Democrats for Trumpcare failure

Following the devastating setback of failing to get health care reform passed, President Donald Trump blamed Democrats and said his administration will now wait for Obamacare to “explode” in order to reach a bipartisan deal. “With no Democrats on board, we couldn’t quite get there, we’re just a very small number of votes short,” said…

US senators set bipartisan bill to tighten sanctions on Iran

  Mar 23rd 2017 5:22PM WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) – Iran would face tighter U.S. sanctions over its ballistic missile launches and other non-nuclear activities under a bill introduced on Thursday by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators including senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill, which has 14 Democratic and Republican…

‘No deal’: Hardline conservatives threaten to sink ‘Trumpcare’ on its make-or-break day

The Republican effort to overhaul the US healthcare system faces its biggest test yet Thursday as members of the House of Representatives are expected to vote on the American Health Care Act. Despite a push from President Donald Trump and administration officials, Republicans from both the conservative and moderate wings of the party have come…

Poll: Majority of voters think Democrats have no leader

Mar 21st 2017 1:28PM By Rob Smith, Buzz60 A majority of registered voters think the Democratic party has no clear leader! That’s what 40% of people surveyed in a new Harvard Harris Poll thought. 15% named former President Obama as the party’s leader, and 12% named Bernie Sanders – even though Senator Sanders is a…