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Dem divisions in California complicate party hopes for gains

Added: 19.10.2017 6:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats are at war with themselves in California, where restless activists are challenging party leaders to resist all things President Donald Trump and move further left on health care, the minimum wage and populist issues. The conflict could complicate Democratic hopes of winning as many as nine congressional seats in the [...]


Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic trading partner

Added: 19.10.2017 4:54 | 1 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic trading partner as he kicks thorny policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants. His rapid backpedal on a short-term health care fix this week is the latest example to leave Republicans and Democrats alike scratching their [...]


Trump cries foul on judges, but he’s ahead of Obama

Added: 19.10.2017 4:44 | 1 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Democrats are holding up his judicial nominees, but almost nine months into his presidency, he has had more judges confirmed than President Barack Obama did in the same time period, and his numbers aren’t far off those of other recent presidents. Trump counts the confirmation of Supreme Court [...]

Changes to Obamacare will impact hospital stocks

Added: 19.10.2017 3:17 | 0 views | 0 comments

President Donald Trump backed away from a bipartisan deal reached by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray. That deal aims to stabilise Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers.


Former Republican congressman says he hopes Democrats win back the House of Representatives to stop 'unstable' Donald Trump

Added: 19.10.2017 2:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

A former Republican congressman has admitted the US might be “better off” if Democrats win control of the House of Representatives, because Donald Trump is “unstable”. Describing the US President is a threat to national security, David Jolly, who served as the representative for Florida's 13th congressional district between 2014 and 2016, suggested the country would benefit from Democrat success in next year’s midterm elections. Mr Jolly claimed leading Republicans in Congress are also rooting for their opponents in the hope of limiting Mr Trump's power.

Warning for China as US hails India 'partnership'

Added: 19.10.2017 2:25 | 1 views | 0 comments

The United States vowed on Wednesday to work with India in preference to China over the next century to promote a “free and open” Asia-Pacific region led by prosperous democracies. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered his unexpectedly sharp message to Beijing on the same day President Xi Jinping opened the Communist Party congress. His upbeat speech was designed to set the stage for a visit next week to China's main Asian rival India, and to lay out a vision for a 100-year “strategic partnership” between Washington and New Delhi. But President Donald Trump's chief diplomat also took the opportunity to compare the United States and India -- the world's “two greatest democracies” — with...

China's Xi says can thwart Taiwan independence, Taiwan says democracy first

Added: 19.10.2017 1:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

China has the resolve, confidence and ability to thwart any attempt by self-ruled Taiwan to declare independence, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, prompting Taipei to retort that only its people could decide their future. Taiwan is one of China's most important and sensitive issues. China considers proudly democratic Taiwan to be a wayward province and has never renounced the possibility of using force to bring the island under its control.


Obama returns to campaign trail for Dems in governor's races

Added: 19.10.2017 1:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month's elections

Obama returns to campaign trail for Dems in governor’s races

Added: 19.10.2017 0:28 | 2 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month’s elections. Thursday’s events mark the first time the former president is stepping back into the political spotlight since leaving the White House. Unlike more [...]

Salt Lake County Mayor McAdams challenging US Rep. Love

Added: 18.10.2017 22:32 | 1 views | 0 comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams is running to challenge U.S. Rep. Mia Love for her congressional seat next year. McAdams, a Democratic former state lawmaker who has served as the mayor of Utah’s largest county since 2012, made the announcement Wednesday night. Love is a two-term Republican and former [...]


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