US economy grows 3% in third one-quarter despite twin hurricanes

Figures beat analysts expectations and come despite hiring slump that followed Irma and Harvey The US economy shook off the impact of two major hurricanes in the third one-quarter growing at a robust 3 %, the commerce department reported Friday. Steady spending from consumers and businesses over the quarter helped the economy to beat economic…

Daughter of Haitians, 10, advises Trump to extend families’ protected status

Ronyde Christina Pontieux issues video calling on chairman not to divide households like hers by aiming protections: They are hardworking, honest people Any 10 -year-old who records her own video address to a United States president is usually attempting high marks in fifth grade civics. For Ronyde Christina Ponthieux, the message is still much poignant-…

Trump must answer for the deaths of thousands in Puerto Rico | Richard Wolffe

Hurricane Maria killed more Americans than the 9/11 terrorist attacks but Trump claims that the Federal Emergency Management Agenecy did a fantastic job They say the definition of lunacy is do the same thing over and over and expecting different outcomes. At the start of this year’s hurricane season, it’s already clear that the Trump…

Trump: 100 days that shook the world- and the activists opposing back

Three months in, the future is totally unpredictable. But a dramatic fightback is under way. Four activists tell us how they are adapting to the new normal Naomi Wolf, author, political journalist and cofounder of DailyClout: Trump didnt do this. You did this. Your own inactivity brought us precisely here The first 100 days of…

Republican push ahead with plans to hinder insurance coverage for abortions

A proposed bill would enforce a far-reaching prohibit on private insurance coverage for abortions under Obamacare, and could see tens of thousands lose out Republicans in Congress are advancing a bill that imposes a far-reaching prohibition on private insurance coverage for abortion services for as long as the Affordable Care Act remains in effect and…

Trump: 100 days that shook the world- and the activists opposing back

Three months in, the future is totally unpredictable. But a dramatic fightback is under way. Four activists tell us how they are adapting to the new normal Naomi Wolf, writer, political journalist and cofounder of DailyClout: Trump didnt do this. You did this. Your own inaction brought us exactly here The first 100 days of…

Sally Yates firing and Trump cabinet cause partisan ‘bad blood’ to boil over

Republicans hurry-up to defend chairwomen travel forbidding and decision to fire acting attorney general as Democrats boycott Tom Price and Steve Mnuchin votes A dirty political battle roiled Washington on Tuesday as allies and officials rallied around Donald Trump and his controversial travelling outlaw, while opponents intensified their tactics to thwart his administration at every…

Health secretary Tom Price apologizes for taking private flights for run

Price says he will reimburse US treasury after revelations that he billed the government for $400,000 for the flights instead of taking commercial jets The health and human services secretary Tom Price apologized on Thursday for taking private charter flights for official business, and said he would repay the treasury for the relevant costs. Price…

Trump’s budget overhaul: domestic programs slashed to fund military

Environmental and state departments face the greatest reductions in Trumps proposed budget, while the border wall would receive an immediate $1.4 bn Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 tn budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that would slash many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a…

Who is Neil Gorsuch? A staunch conservative with a background to fret liberals

Donald Trumps nominee to the supreme court has written about liberals relying on judicial rulings to advance their social agenda In a 2005 essay titled Liberals N Lawsuits, Neil Gorsuch, then a corporate lawyer in Washington, DC, argued that American liberals had come to rely too much on court decisions to advance their social agenda…