The director of Puerto Rico's power company resigned on Friday amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed by Hurricane...
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 01:38 PM PST
White House Sends 3rd Disaster Aid Request, for $44B
The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small.
The request, President Donald Trump's third since...
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:46 PM PST
Derided By Critics, Trickle-Down Economics Gets Another Try
Does money roll downhill?
In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does.
Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash...
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 08:26 AM PST
Sen. Hatch to Dems Saying Tax Cuts Are for Rich: 'Bull Crap'
A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions, a banging gavel and a decidedly un-senatorial cry of "bull crap."
Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch and Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown exchanged heated words in a Senate Finance committee hearing debating the tax bill overhaul. The Senate version of tax bill was approved...
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 05:08 AM PST
Franken Fallout: Colleagues Respond to Allegations
The Children's Health Insurance Program covers annual check-ups and more medical procedures for nearly 9 million kids in low-income families, but congressional bickering is putting it at risk, NBC News...
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 03:48 AM PST
Iraqi Forces Retake the Country's Last ISIS-Held Town
Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the Islamic State group, more than three years after the militants stormed nearly a third of Iraqi...
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 08:42 PM PST
As Sex Scandals Topple the Powerful: Why Not Trump?
"You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women.
Maybe he could, but not everyone can.
The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women's private parts...
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:40 AM PST
Senior Chinese Envoy Heads to North Korea Amid Chill in Ties
China dispatched its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years on Friday in a bid to improve chilly relations after President Donald Trump last week urged Beijing to pressure Pyongyang to cease its nuclear...