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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 70% tax on the super-rich is more popular than Trump's tax cuts, new poll shows

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 70% tax on the super-rich is more popular than Trump's tax cuts, new poll shows

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

After Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez floated hiking marginal tax rates on the super-rich , conservatives argued the proposal would be political suicide for Democrats. But...
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Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Tom Marino to retire this month

1 hour ago   |   Politico   |   6 articles

Five-term Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Marino is ditching Congress less than three weeks into his new term, he announced Thursday. Marino, a Republican who was reelected by a...
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Maryland Gov. Hogan looks at opioid treatment, opportunity zones, Baltimore policing as he drafts next budget

2 hours ago   |   Baltimore Sun

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's next budget already includes money for addiction treatment, crime victims and increased security at houses of worship and day-care centers. More...
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Massachusetts governor proposes sports betting law

3 hours ago   |   Miami Herald   |   2 articles

Gov. Charlie Baker wants Massachusetts to legalize betting on professional sports. The Republican announced Thursday that he will be filing legislation that would allow the...
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Evers, Republicans face early tests over taxes, insurance

4 hours ago   |   Miami Herald

Wisconsin Assembly Republicans plan to unveil an initiative Thursday that they say would help middle-class families, as they and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers squabble over a bill...
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Congress Has a Gender Pay Problem - and Republicans Are the Worst Offenders

8 hours ago   |   Fortune

There may be more women than ever in Congress , but the gender pay gap continues to rear its ugly head. According to a new study ‘The Gender Pay Gap in Congressional Offices...
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‘The Most Equitable Climate Solution:' Janet Yellen and 3 Other Ex-Fed Chairs Back a Carbon Tax Plan

8 hours ago   |   Fortune

The Climate Leadership Council , a Republican-heavy coalition of energy industry companies, environmental groups, and economists, has won the support of former Fed chairs Janet...
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Nevada Gov. Sisolak gets praise, criticism for ambitious plan - VIDEO

14 hours ago   |   Review Journal

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak's proposals for more education funding drew support even from Republican lawmakers following his first state of the state address Wednesday, but that...
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' WheresMitch?': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other freshmen Democrats are moving blame for the shutdown from Trump to Mitch McConnell

' WheresMitch?': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other freshmen Democrats are moving blame for the shutdown from Trump to Mitch McConnell

21 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Freshmen House Democrats marched through the halls of Congress on Wednesday to deliver a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding that he hold a vote to...
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Mississippi editorial roundup

22 hours ago   |   Miami Herald

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: Jan. 15 The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on the possibility of President Trump declaring a national emergency on the...
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Trump responds to Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel after she asks him...

Trump responds to Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel after she asks him to postpone SOTU

President Donald Trump sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cancelling her government trip to Belgium, Egypt, and Afghanistan, citing the ongoing partial government... Read more ...

Trump Fixer Michael Cohen Tried to Rig Presidential Election Polls, Says...

Trump Fixer Michael Cohen Tried to Rig Presidential Election Polls, Says Tech Consultant

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, reportedly hired someone to try rigging online polls in Trump's favor during the 2016 presidential election. According to... Read more ...

Ousted CBS CEO Les Moonves will fight the company over the $120 million...

Ousted CBS CEO Les Moonves will fight the company over the $120 million severance it denied him following allegations of sexual misconduct

Former CBS CEO Les Moonves will fight CBS over its decision to deny him $120 million severance, CBS said in an SEC filing on Thursday. The CBS board of directors denied Moonves... Read more ...

Michael Cohen reportedly gave a tech firm $12,000 and a boxing glove in a...

Michael Cohen reportedly gave a tech firm $12,000 and a boxing glove in a Walmart bag to try and rig polls in Trump's favor

Michael Cohen in early 2015 paid a small tech firm to try and rig two online polls to help then-candidate Donald Trump. The president's former lawyer and fixer reportedly paid... Read more ...

The Trump administration is reportedly considering lifting some tariffs on...

The Trump administration is reportedly considering lifting some tariffs on China to help get a trade deal done

The US is considering eliminating some or all tariffs on China, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is pushing for tariffs on $250... Read more ...

LeBron James was eating dinner with Kevin Love when Kyrie Irving called to...

LeBron James was eating dinner with Kevin Love when Kyrie Irving called to apologize for bristling at LeBron's leadership on the Cavs

Kyrie Irving called LeBron James to apologize for bristling as James' leadership tactics when they were with the Cleveland Cavaliers. When James received the call, he was... Read more ...

Anti-vaxxing, diabetes, and air pollution are among the biggest global...

Anti-vaxxing, diabetes, and air pollution are among the biggest global health threats of 2019

The World Health Organization has released a list of the top threats to global health in 2019 . While past lists have included outbreaks of various diseases, this year's list... Read more ...

Pelosi backtracks on her letter asking Trump to delay State of the Union

Pelosi backtracks on her letter asking Trump to delay State of the Union

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested moving the date of the president's annual State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown is over, citing security... Read more ...

Tesla is ending its popular referral program that rewarded owners with a...

Tesla is ending its popular referral program that rewarded owners with a load of free perks because it's getting too expensive

Tesla's customer referral program will end February 1, Elon Musk said on Twitter . The program was adding too much cost to vehicle production, especially the Model 3 , he... Read more ...

Can't afford a house? The Fed says exorbitant student loan debt could be at...

Can't afford a house? The Fed says exorbitant student loan debt could be at fault

A new paper from the Federal Reserve suggests that exorbitant student loan debt is keeping young people from buying houses. "We estimate that roughly 20 percent of the decline... Read more ...