President Donald Trump’s economic advisers predict the ongoing partial government shutdown will have a substantially worse impact on the U.S. economy this quarter than they originally estimated, The New York Times and CNBC reported Tuesday. The shutdown, which entered its 26th day on Wednesday, slashes quarterly economic growth by 0.13 percentage points for every week…
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) on Tuesday called for a constitutional amendment to do away with the state’s lifetime ban on voting for felons, a significant move that would further shrink the small group of states that continue to implement a policy critics say is antiquated and discriminatory. Roughly 52,000 people can’t vote in Iowa…
Amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening climate change, the United States is ramping up oil and gas drilling faster than any other country, threatening to add 1,000 coal plants’ worth of planet-warming gases by the middle of the century, according to a report released Wednesday.  By 2030, the…
The Democratic National Committee appeared to pull its sponsorship of the Women’s March after some members of the event’s leadership refused to distance themselves from Louis Farrakhan, who has been widely condemned for making anti-Semitic remarks. The DNC’s name disappeared from the Women’s March sponsorship webpage sometime this week, according to a cache of the…
DUBAI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. police have arrested an American-born journalist working for Iran’s English-language Press TV, the state-run broadcaster reported on Wednesday. It said Marziyeh Hashemi was arrested at St. Louis Lambert International Airport on Sunday and was being held in custody in Washington DC. No formal charges had been made against her.…
A Democratic senator says he doesn’t believe a sitting president is protected from indictment ― and President Donald Trump could end up facing charges as a result.  Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday that he still needs to see more evidence.  But if it’s there, he said, Trump could face prosecution. …
WASHINGTON ― William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, raised doubts on Tuesday that he would release to the public the complete final report by the special counsel team led by Robert Mueller. Barr, seeking to reassure members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about his ability to oversee the probe into…
A major newspaper in Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) home state just called for his resignation hours after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to condemn white supremacy, thus condemning King himself. “Congressman Steve King should resign,” begins the Des Moines Register’s editorial, published late Tuesday afternoon. “He has lost even the potential to effectively represent his…
UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. ― Shortly after this story was initially published Tuesday, NBC News advised its staffers it was, in fact, fair to describe Rep. Steve King’s remarks on white supremacy as “racist.” “We revised our guidance on Rep. Steve King’s comments,” reads an email from NBC News’ standards department that was shared with HuffPost.…
WASHINGTON ― William Barr, the once and likely future attorney general, told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that he doesn’t believe Robert Mueller “would be involved in a witch hunt” and pledged to act with independence and not fire the special counsel without due cause. While Barr committed…
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