North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacted angrily to President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly, calling it “unprecedented rude nonsense.”
Trump lashed back this morning, calling Kim a “madman” whose regime will be “tested like never before” amid new U.S.-imposed sanctions aimed at forcing nations, foreign companies and individuals to choose whether to do business with the United States or Pyongyang.
Senate Republicans reached a tentative deal this week to allow for as much as $1.5 trillion in tax reductions over 10 years, and there is a growing willingness within the GOP to embrace controversial estimates of the economic growth it could create.
An internal analysis by the Trump administration concludes that 31 states would lose federal money for health coverage under the GOP’s latest effort to abolish much of the Affordable Care Act. Alaska would face a 38 percent cut in 2026, while Mississippi and Kansas would see federal health-care funding more than triple and double.
Hurricane Maria left a trail of devastation across the U.S. territory in the Caribbean. Communication is in many places nonexistent, and much of island remained without power, making it impossible for many residents to send or receive text messages, emails or phone calls.
In this gilded age of Washington excess, Madame Giselle’s casual references to her private jet and to her collection of glitzy residences seemed entirely plausible to her neighbors. Then she proposed a special investment opportunity. That’s when things got messy.
An estimated 40,000 drivers in the British capital use the app, which 3.5 million residents have downloaded. The ride-hailing service is popular because its rates are far less than that of the city’s black cabs.
The U.N. ambassador vehemently rejected the idea that she would be a potential replacement for Rex Tillerson if the increasingly isolated State Department chief were to step aside, but her influence within the administration has emerged in surprising ways.
An environmental watchdog found that phrases related to global warming have been replaced: Instead of tracking carbon emissions, firms could monitor “fuel consumption.” Instead of reducing climate impacts, companies were told they could “improve sustainability.”
Republican Luther Strange, whom President Trump has endorsed, repeatedly invoked his name. Former state Supreme Court justice Roy Moore — Strange’s opponent in the GOP runoff — said Trump is being manipulated by Mitch McConnell.