Wednesday January 17-th, 2018

India set to launch landmark tax reform amid protests India set to launch landmark tax reform amid protests

There are concerns over the functionality of the GST network, the mammoth portal for tax-payers. In addition, there will be five rates of tax ranging from zero to 28%, with intricate rules for many types of supply. While below Rs 500, GST rates broug...

Germany finally legalises gay marriage Germany finally legalises gay marriage

At first it seems odd that Merkel would vote no. At home in Germany , not everyone was equally surprised. Her personality, her views on Europe and her attitude to crisis could all be said to have been shaped by her upbringing under communism.

US House approves 2 bills toughening anti-immigrant measures US House approves 2 bills toughening anti-immigrant measures

The No Sanctuary bill would also require the federal government to detain people without bond if they were arrested or charged with crimes that resulted in death or serious injury to another person, or if they were convicted of a drunk driving offens...

President Trump Apparently Thinks He Has Good Legal Case Against CNN President Trump Apparently Thinks He Has Good Legal Case Against CNN

There is nothing you can do -' before I was cut off by the arrival of my CNN coworkers. An unsurprising prioritization from the network that neglected to ask a single climate change-related question during the presidential debates in 2016 (FAIR.or...

Florida Gators capture first College World Series title in school history Florida Gators capture first College World Series title in school history

He was intentionally walked to load the bases, and pulled for a pinch-runner, Andrew Baker . He gave up a rolling single for the only base runner. Kowar then got Watson to fly out to Horvath. On this night, it was Dyson (4-0), who limited the Tige...

Venkaiah Naidu urges Congress to join GST launch Venkaiah Naidu urges Congress to join GST launch

Industries are on strike, others are facing an avalanche of paperwork, while some retailers remain unclear about what to charge. The highest tax of 28 percent will be levied on chewing gum, chocolates, custard powder and waffles containing chocola...

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

With unanimous opposition from Democrats, McConnell can afford to lose just two of the 52 GOP senators and still prevail on the bill. Heller, facing a competitive re-election battle next year, said he was opposing the legislation because of the c...

Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

While discussing the Republican health bill during an interview that aired Sunday on Fox & Friends, Trump said it would be great if lawmakers from both parties could "come up something that everybody's happy with". Some Republicans , inclu...

Some Dems Want Pelosi Out as House Minority Leader Some Dems Want Pelosi Out as House Minority Leader

People had been bad-mouthing the Republican candidate, Karen Handel , they had been insulting the Republican National Committee's competence and they had been dismissing any notion that Republicans could pull through to defeat the energized "resista...

Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidates' Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidates'

These aren't the first rumblings against Pelosi. She has beat back all comers, including last fall, when Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of OH ran against her. Had the Democrats won, it would have been a "major blow" to President Donald Trump and his ...

Democrats' real problem is that Nancy Pelosi is their true face

Republicans - including President Donald Trump - have professed their glee that she's still minority leader. But in the end Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a race to replace the vacancy left by President Trump's Hea...

Democrats turn on party leader Nancy Pelosi after Georgia election defeat Democrats turn on party leader Nancy Pelosi after Georgia election defeat

Moulton backed a longshot challenge to Pelosi's leadership post from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan last fall. "And what they hoped by making it a referendum on Trump was by saying Trump is bad, Trump is terrible, that would be enough to win and they...

Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

At a news conference Thursday afternoon, Pelosi defended her leadership against mounting criticism from her own party and attacks from Republicans . She was elected to Congress in a special 1987 election. Unfortunately, he never got around to desc...

Gergen: Special election victories show Trump could beat Dems in 2020

Ossoff obtained the most amount of votes during the special election held in April, but failed to win the election by majority, forcing a runoff against Handel. WASHINGTON (AP) — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next ...

House Dem: Pelosi's Time Has 'Come And Gone' House Dem: Pelosi's Time Has 'Come And Gone'

And Rep. Tim Ryan criticized Pelosi along with his party's brand and its outreach to voters. According to Atlantic monthly , "Compared with November's results, the GOP margins of victory declined from almost 16 points to 6 in Montana, 23 poin...

Georgia Special Election Ends in Disappointment for Democrats

Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela from Texas told Politico that you'd have to be an idiot to think that Democrats could win with the current Democratic leader in the House. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. Asked specifically about th...

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Advertisements tried to tie Pelosi to the Democratic candidate in that election, Jon Ossoff . The Georgia contest was the most expensive House race in history, and the GOP dusted off the same playbook it has used effectively since the Republica...

Obamacare replacement bill runs into Republican trouble Obamacare replacement bill runs into Republican trouble

Assuming that it passes - which is far from assured at this point - Senate Republicans will have to work out their differences with the House to come up with a final bill before they can send it to President Donald Trump to sign it into law.

Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

The bill was created to be a budget reconciliation instead of new legislation and thus would need only a simple majority of Senate to pass the bill, as opposed to the customary 60-vote majority. The 142-page bill which seeks to reverse the Affordab...

Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

It does repeal the individual, employer mandate. That focuses financial assistance on people with lower incomes. Under Obamacare , tax credits are primarily based on income, age and geography, benefitting lower- and moderate-income people who pu...

Special Counsel Robert Mueller meets with House Russia investiga Special Counsel Robert Mueller meets with House Russia investiga

A few days after the "bombshell" Washington Post story claimed that Mueller was looking into whether Trump tried to thwart the FBI's Russia-election-meddling investigation, ABC News reported that there isn't such an investigation. When Wallac...

Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review

There was a big match at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation on Sunday as Portugal took on Mexico . The result leaves both sides tied for second place in Group A, behind hosts Russian Federation who top the group after beating New Zea...

Protesters storm town hall as anger grows over London fire

According to BBC , the cladding had a plastic core and was similar to that used by high-rise buildings in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, which had also suffered fires that spread. Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall became another f...

Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise' Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

But he recorded a message that played at the top of the game, paying tribute to Rep. Steve Scalise , who remains in critical condition following a shooting attack on the Republicans practicing for the game Wednesday morning. When the members of the ...

Bill Cosby case: Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlock

She did not report it until a year later. This particular case was for his alleged sexual assault against Andrea Constand . TAYLOR: And, certainly, that always favors the prosecution because, you know, the defense has tipped its hand. Steele belie...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT