Tax rise needed to fund NHS spending boost, says watchdog

The UK’s fiscal watchdog has warned, that the  government must raise taxes or cut spending to fund Theresa May’s planned increase in NHS funding or risk putting the country’s finances under pressure. Continue reading

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Ohio GOP leader resigns over Trump-Putin Helsinki summit

Monday a  Republican Party chairman in an Ohio county announced his abrupt resignation citing President Trump’s Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a “matter of conscience” as reasons behind his decision. Continue reading

Nikki Haley secures South Sudan arms embargo that eluded Obama

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has chalked up another win, securing an arms embargo on South Sudan — something that eluded the Obama administration. South Sudan, which declared its independence from Sudan in 2011, has been beset by conflict and violence since 2013. But an arms embargo resolution introduced by the U.S. during the Obama administration was rejected by the Security Council in 2016. Continue reading

Chicago could soon test universal basic income program

Idiot liberals. Chicago may soon become the largest municipality in the U.S. to test a universal basic income program. Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar recently proposed legislation that would provide 1,000 families with a $500 monthly stipend — no questions asked. The bill already has the backing of the majority of city lawmakers, and Pawar hopes to soon work with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to implement the pilot program. Continue reading

Trump Re-election Effort Raised More Than $88 Million

According to the New York Times, President Donald Trump has brought in more than $88 million in the last 18 months to aid his re-election campaign. The money has been raised by his campaign committee, along with Trump Victory and Trump Make America Great Again – two joint committees formed by the Republican Party, according to the newspaper. Continue reading

Trump 2020, outside groups raise $32.7 million in just 3 months, small donors rule

President Trump’s re-election campaign and groups backing his agenda raised nearly $33 million in just the last three months, an explosion of support driven by small donors, the groups have reported to the Federal Election Commission. Continue reading

Trump says ‘European Union is a foe’ to US ahead of summit with Putin

President Trump ratcheted up his criticism of the European Union the day before he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, calling the political and economic union “a foe” of the United States. Continue reading

Trump, Putin hold historic summit at Finland’s presidential palace

President Trump met behind closed doors for more than two hours Monday with Vladimir Putin, as the two leaders tackled weighty issues amid political pressure back home for Trump to get tough with the Russian president.

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‘Downloadable Gun’ Era Officially Begins Aug. 1

Having won a free speech rights settlement against the U.S. government, Cody Wilson will be permitted to post online code for 3-D printing of a “ghost gun — an untraceable, unregistered firearm without a serial number.” Continue reading

Trump advised May to sue EU over Brexit

President Trump’s advice to Theresa May over the tense negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union included suing the bloc, the prime minister revealed Sunday. President Trump made reference to this suggestion on Friday during a joint press conference, saying May had ignored his advice as she found it too “brutal.” Continue reading