We have entered an age in which women can safely discuss sexual misconduct in the workplace without fear of retaliation and retribution. [Source]
As the Republican tax plan continues to advance -- and morph -- with dizzying speed, those of us in the accounting business continue to be astonished by the thickening maze of loopholes emerging from the bill.
The news that Speaker Paul Ryan is engaged in "soul searching" about his political future and could leave Congress after the 2018 election shocked a political Washington sprinting toward a tax cut vote and Christmas recess.
Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio reportedly believes that her female colleagues should rethink their wardrobe choices if they want to protect themselves from unwanted sexual advances on Capitol Hill. Too many outfits she sees around Washington, she told colleagues this week, are "an invitation" to be harassed.
On December 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote to roll back the rules that uphold net neutrality -- the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must allow equal access to web content, regardless of the source.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats said on Wednesday their U.S. Senate victory in Alabama could lead to a sweeping comeback for the party in 2018 elections while Republicans sought to assess blame for a defeat in one of the nation's most conservative states.
Voters in The Cotton State listened to native son Charles Barkley and drew a line in the sand. They showed the country that they are not "a bunch of damn idiots" and sent the message that policy is one thing, but the quality of the candidate is more important.
In one of his early morning tweets Tuesday, the President of the United States lashed out at a sitting US senator, appeared to imply that she offered to trade sexual favors for campaign donations, and then called her "used."
As New Yorkers witnessed yet again -- for a second time in weeks -- terrorists' ability to recruit, direct and inspire attacks has not lessened. The internet is a battlefield, and we are losing that fight.
On Sunday, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, voiced her support for the many women who have publicly accused men of sexual assault -- including her boss, the President of the United States.
Former President Barack Obama was right to speak out Thursday at the Economic Club of Chicago to warn Americans about the fragility of our democracy. Signs abound that our freedoms are under siege, not only from foreign enemies such as Vladimir Putin but also from forces inside our country, starting with the radicalized elements of the Republican Party.
The insurance company Geico sponsors my home state's most sacred sporting rituals -- the Geico 500 NASCAR race at Talladega and college football, over which the Alabama Crimson Tide still rules! But would The Gecko want to move to Alabama? He is not white, sounds foreign and is, you know, kind of fey -- and this is the state that in 2011, passed the most draconian anti-immigrant law in the nation.
Confirming the warnings and worst fears of progressives, House Speaker Paul Ryan made it plain this week: the ultimate aim of Republican lawmakers -- and their number one priority in January -- is to shrink the Medicare program that provides health insurance to the elderly and disabled.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that Donald Trump Jr. was on solid legal ground when he refused to answer questions from a congressional committee about a conversation he had with his father, President Donald Trump, about emails relating to a meeting he attended with Trump associates and Russians.
No, the entire world is not obsessed with Donald Trump, but you have to travel far to reach a place where people are not following closely -- and worrying deeply -- about what's happening in Washington.
A little over a year ago, despite a swirl of sexual assault allegations against him and a track record of misogyny, Donald Trump beat the woman many hoped would make it to the White House -- not only to the presidency, but to the title of Time magazine's Person of the Year. This year, it is the President who has to get in line.
Roy Moore, a religious zealot running for a US Senate seat out of Alabama, has been credibly accused of pursuing and preying on teenage girls when he was in his 30s. One was just 14 years old when, she alleges, Moore -- stripped to his underpants -- touched her intimately and tried to get her to touch his genitals. Moore denies the allegations.
Democrats have placed a hold on the nomination of KT McFarland to be ambassador to Singapore until she answers their questions about her knowledge of communications between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a Democratic source told CNN.
Over the past few years I've learned what it means to fight for my right to be treated just like everyone else. When my high school implemented a bathroom ban that forbade me from using the men's bathroom even though I am a transgender male student, I fought back. My fight took me to the US Supreme Court and still continues today -- despite the Court sending my case back to the district court.
I am dying to know what's really going on with all the President's women. I vividly remember Ivanka Trump, in her blush-colored dress, introducing her father at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. So compelling, so savvy -- her dress cost $138 -- and so independent.
Can the president of United States be prosecuted for obstruction of justice under the US Constitution? The answer is yes, he most certainly can -- though the initial punishment for such an offense is impeachment and removal from office. The Constitution enables impeachment for "high crimes and misdemeanors," but does not define what those offenses are, though they could in theory include obstruction.
Yesterday, CNN reported that over the summer special counsel Robert Mueller had removed an FBI agent from the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia. Widely touted as experienced in high-level, sensitive investigation supervision, Peter Strzok, a deputy assistant director, had been "laterally transferred" to a post within the Human Resources Department (HRD).
When Michael Flynn walked into a federal courthouse in Washington and entered into a plea and cooperation deal, some people thought this marked the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's presidency. Could Flynn be the man to take down this President, and maybe even send him to jail?
President Donald Trump is running a dual-track presidency. This week ended with a collision between two major stories affecting his presidency. At the same exact time that the massive corporate tax cut reached the final vote in the Senate, successfully passing in the dead of the night by a narrow margin of 51 to 49, the nation learned that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Sergey Kislyak, then-Russian ambassador to the United States, and that he had been told by a "top member" of the transition teamâ€”reportedly Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushnerâ€”to reach out to the Russians to learn more about the UN vote regarding Israeli settlements.
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For years, newsrooms across America have had a problem with a lack of diversity and inclusion. People of color are underrepresented among news organizations, which do not reflect the makeup of the general population and have made little progress in the past decade.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal that was stunned by the courtroom suicide of a Bosnian Croat war criminal said on Thursday it was working with Dutch investigators to piece together how he smuggled a fatal dose of poison into the high-security building.
Late last May, I accepted a job offer in Minnesota, loaded my family in the van, and -- two months ahead of the actual move -- drove to the Twin Cities to start looking for a new place to live. But when it came time to get pre-approved for a loan, our best laid plans went awry.
Tax plans can be hard to decipher, but with each passing day, women and moms across the country understand more clearly how the GOP tax plans â€” both the US Senate and the House versions -- will affect their families and our economy.
Savannah Guthrie of NBC's "Today" show reported the breaking news this morning of the network's sudden firing of her long-time colleague Matt Lauer. NBC News had received and investigated a report of "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," and in her reaction, she was simultaneously utterly professional and unavoidably human.
The President of the United States woke up this morning and decided to retweet three videos from the account of Jayda Fransen -- the deputy leader of Britain First: a far-right, ultranationalist, neo-fascist hate group.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Water entered the snorkel of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, causing its battery to short-circuit before it went missing on Nov. 15, a navy spokesman said on Monday as hope dwindled among some families of the 44-member crew.
When Nancy Pelosi sat down for an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd on Sunday, she had to know that he was going to ask her about embattled Michigan Rep. John Conyers. After all, allegations from a number of former female staffers that the veteran Democrat had sexually harassed them were all over the news.
Twitter exploded Friday night and into Saturday after Donald Trump alleged that he was offered Time magazine's title of "Person of the Year" and Time responded by challenging the President's account of events.
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At Monday's daily press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders encouraged reporters to first state things they were thankful for before asking their questions. Most of them obliged. They shouldn't have.
I am having a serious case of dÃ©jÃ vu. Every day, when I switch on my computer, I, like everyone else, am hit by yet another exposÃ© of a powerful male celebrity, industry leader or politician allegedly sexually harassing and assaulting women; and along with it, another slew of heartbreaking stories from the #MeToo movement.
I was shopping for Thanksgiving with my wife in suburban St. Paul when the news came scrolling across my phone that Sen. Al Franken had been accused of sexual harassment. I saw the photographic evidence. I may have sworn. We had a quiet moment in the busy store, angry to learn that one of our favorite politicians had behaved so badly.
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This first Thanksgiving under President Donald Trump is going to be very challenging for some. This month, Trump's approval rating hit a new low and a majority of Americans believe our nation is on the wrong track. Add to that, many of those critical of Trump are dreading the prospect of being trapped at a Thanksgiving gathering with that pro-Trump uncle who responds to every political point with, "But what about Hillary Clinton..."
In March 1960, The New York Times published a paid ad from a group supporting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., setting off a chain of events that would change the role of the press in America and help shape our public discourse for decades.
When I was 12, in the sixth grade in El Cerrito, California, one of my classmates brought a gun to school. She was a bright fellow student -- flamboyant, funny, sometimes moody -- occasionally in trouble, fun to play kickball with. I still remember her throaty laugh. I also remember the awful day while we stood on the play yard, as she pulled a gun out of her backpack and pointed it at a group of sixth-grade girls, threatening to shoot.
Jimmy Kimmel named November 17 National Unfriend Day. The comedian said we should all go on Facebook and unfriend people who aren't really our friends. Many of us have so many Facebook friends, he said, that we couldn't possibly be close with all of them.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Philadelphia 76ers forward Joel Embiid has positioned himself as the NBA's most charming villain: trash-talking, tweeting, and smiling his way to his own brand of entertaining dominance.
At the beginning of November, the general counsels of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared on Capitol Hill to answer questions about a destabilizing campaign of Russian meddling. Members of Congress grilled them on exactly how each of the platforms might have allowed malicious publishing from foreign actors aimed at influencing the US election.
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People are looking in shocked disgust at the defenders of Roy Moore. How can so many Alabamans throw their support behind Moore, the Republican nominee for a United States Senate seat there, who is accused of pursuing or sexually abusing teens -- including a 14 year-old -- back when he was in his 30s? Moore denies the allegations, and is threatening to sue the Washington Post, where the report appeared last week.
Just when I thought the sexual harassment and assault allegations against men such as Harvey Weinstein, James Toback and Louis C.K. couldn't get any more repulsive or any creepier, I then hear the sickening allegations swirling around Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore, and learn that I am wrong. Five women have now come forward to accuse the judge of pursuing them or sexually abusing them as teenagers, with one of the victims, Leigh Corfman, claiming she was just 14 years old when the then 32-year-old Moore drove her to his house in the woods, and then kissed and inappropriately touched her body.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions declined on Tuesday to answer if any White House officials contacted the Justice Department to discuss the government's review of AT&T Inc's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc .
Three weeks ago, as I was planning a trip to the United States, Vladimir Putin placed me on Interpol's most wanted list. That meant I risked arrest at any international border and that as a UK citizen it also meant my US visa was automatically revoked.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday he would only answer to the people of his country when it came to human rights, and defended his war on drugs after a summit of Asian leaders.
If you thought Roy Moore's political future couldn't get any more bleak after four women went on the record with The Washington Post alleging that the Alabama Republican Senate nominee sought relationships with them when they were between 14 and 18, today showed things could get worse for Moore. Much, much worse.
Until Saturday, President Donald Trump had earned some praise for his trip to Asia. Overall, the visit seemed to go well by the standards we use to evaluate him. There were few unsettling tweets over the past few days, at least relative to his normal routine, and by most accounts the meetings with the key leaders have gone smoothly. Trump has played ball in the diplomatic celebrations and seemed to be in good spirits. He's offered some provocative words about North Korea, but nothing that comes close to the kinds of incendiary words he used before the United Nations in New York.
We are living in a truly remarkable era, in which each day seemingly brings a new technological innovation -- from health to education, communications to manufacturing -- that improves the lives of people around the world.
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MEXICO CITY, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Mexico's Alpek said on Thursday that it had entered into a 60-day period with ContourGlobal to negotiate final agreements for potential sale of cogeneration power plants in Mexico. (Reporting by Mexico City Newsroom)
Only a little more than 10 months into Donald Trump's tenure, a significant majority of America's citizenry view their 45th president as a kind of anti-leader, encouraging the worst elements at home to commit bad actions, undermining his own diplomats, ham-fistedly comforting bereaved service widows, downplaying his staffers' Russian connections, and sowing discord and instability wherever he goes.
So Christopher Plummer has simultaneously become the world's newest and oldest special effect. Plummer, an 87-year-old Oscar winner, is taking over for Kevin Spacey in the role of J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott's forthcoming "All The Money In The World," about events surrounding the 1973 abduction of Getty's son.
President Trump's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Election Day (apologies to Judith Viorst) began with a promise on Twitter, that if Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie were to be elected, he would "totally turn around the high crime and poor economic performance of VA." It ended in a different fashion, with a complaint, also expressed on the social media platform: Gillespie, "did not embrace me or what I stand for."
Dispirited Democrats received an early Christmas gift Tuesday with the election of Ralph Northam as governor of Virginia. In an American political ritual, the same Democrats who were prepared to treat a loss as irrelevant are now portraying their win as earth-shattering. Meanwhile, Republicans who couldn't wait to frame their victory as a sweeping affirmation of the entire Trump agenda now treat the defeat of Ed Gillespie, a former RNC chair, as a political asterisk.
One year into the Trump presidency, every commentator, journalist and Facebook friend seems to want support for their feelings toward the President, whether positive or negative. If you disagree, you are their enemy. They talk in their own echo chambers, watch their own affirming news channels and discuss current events with their like-minded friends.
Donald Trump was not on the ballot in Virginia's race for governor on Tuesday, but his bigoted political playbook certainly was. And thankfully the voters of Virginia sent a message that they reject Trump's fearmongering and divisiveness by electing Democrat Ralph Northam.
LONDON (Reuters) - Saving Metropolis and Gotham City from the clutches of super-villains might be enough pressure for the average caped crusader but the cast of the forthcoming "Justice League" film also face another equally-terrifying foe: film critics.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, as I realized from the first visit I paid him nearly a decade ago, lives in a world unto itself. In his sprawling desert retreat outside the capital of Riyadh, satellite downlinks assure CNBC is visible as he welcomes guests to lavish feasts laid out on carpets scattered across the sands. Behind him in his well-appointed office is a wall of logos of the myriad companies, the bulk of them American-based, whose shares form the foundation of his vast wealth -- the largest in Saudi Arabia and at $18.7 billion, the 45th largest in the world, according to Forbes.