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Steve King defends comments on abortion, rape and incest at town hall

Steve King defends comments on abortion, rape and incest at town hall

Republican Rep. Steve King clashed with constituents as he defended several of his controversial comments on abortion and immigration during a Saturday town hall in his hometown of Storm Lake, Iowa. King was asked in a tense exchange if he would defend comments he made Wednesday questioning whether there would “be any population of the…MORE

FCC proposes new 3-digit number as Suicide Prevention Hotline

FCC proposes new 3-digit number as Suicide Prevention Hotline

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988. The federal agency’s staff made the recommendation this week in a report to Congress, finding that using a shorter and easier to remember number “would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.” The…MORE

Aides got Trump to delay tariffs by telling President it could ‘ruin Christmas’

Aides got Trump to delay tariffs by telling President it could ‘ruin Christmas’

As President Donald Trump’s trade advisers were searching last week for a strategy to forestall his threatened tariffs on China, they struck upon a novel approach: appeal to his Christmas cheer. Under pressure from retailers to prevent a move that would likely have caused prices of popular consumer goods to spike, the President’s team came…MORE

Five of the world’s biggest economies are at risk. Here’s where the US stands

Five of the world’s biggest economies are at risk. Here’s where the US stands

Fears of a brewing global recession were renewed this week as markets whipsawed over President Donald Trump’s trade war with China as well as disappointing economic data from both Germany and China. The US economy, for now, remains on solid ground with strong consumer spending propping up the country’s longest expansion, now in its 11th…MORE

Trump official has talked about undocumented immigrants as ‘invaders’ since at least 2007

Trump official has talked about undocumented immigrants as ‘invaders’ since at least 2007

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, was a founding member of a group more than a decade ago that described undocumented immigrants as “foreign invaders” responsible for “serious infectious diseases, drug running, gang violence, human trafficking, terrorism.” The group, State Legislators for Legal Immigration, was established in 2007, when an…MORE

Planned Parenthood faces critical decision after abortion-referral restriction upheld

Planned Parenthood faces critical decision after abortion-referral restriction upheld

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied Planned Parenthood’s request to reverse its order allowing the Trump administration’s Title X abortion clinic-referral restriction to go into effect — a blow for abortion rights activists after the organization threatened to pull out of the federal family-planning program over the rule. Last month, an…MORE

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