FBI firing roils Congress amid battle over special prosecutor

/ May 11, 2017

FBI firing roils Congress amid battle over special prosecutor

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to sack FBI Director James Comey unnerved members of Congress on Wednesday, dividing Republicans and infuriating Democrats who have begun pushing back against the White House after its bombshell announcement. Comey’s ouster has raised urgent questions over the future ...

Government 'needs a good shutdown,' frustrated Trump tweets

/ May 3, 2017

Government 'needs a good shutdown,' frustrated Trump tweets

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the U.S. government “needs a good shutdown” this fall to fix a “mess” in the Senate, signaling his displeasure with a bill to keep operations running. But Republican leaders and Trump also praised the stopgap measure as a ...

Improve service or Congress will step in, lawmakers tell airlines

May 3, 2017

Improve service or Congress will step in, lawmakers tell airlines

The chief executive of United Airlines apologized Tuesday on Capitol Hill for an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a flight, calling it “a mistake of epic proportions” as frustrated lawmakers warned airline executives to improve customer service or face congressional intervention. ...

/ Apr 30, 2017

Global tax war feared as Trump considers massive cuts

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to slash corporate taxes in the U.S. have sparked concerns of a new global fiscal race to the bottom, possibly involving a wave of negative social consequences, experts say. In what Trump’s economic adviser Gary Cohn described as “the ...