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Health secretary racks up at least $60,000 in charter jet costs in one week (hes a budget hawk) Senate to vote on healthcare Get the days politics news in 60 seconds every weekday. By Tom McCarthy 10.42pm BST Health secretary Tom Prices travel itinerary last week included five charter jet flights that cost taxpayers an estimated $60,000, Politico reported and apparently it wasnt an unusual week.
Sep 20, 2017 9:43PM - Guardian-USNews
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Jake LaMotta a life in pictures
Jake LaMotta, widely acknowledged as one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring, has died aged 95. The former world middleweight champion was best remembered for having fought the great Sugar Ray Robinson on six occasions. He fought a total of 106 fights, 83 professional, with a record of 83Wins, 30 by KO, 19 losses and four draws.
Sep 20, 2017 6:56PM - Guardian-USNews
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Trump's pick for chemical safety chief called 'voice of the chemical industry
Michael Dourson, presidents nominee for EPA position, founded consultancy in which he was paid to criticize studies questioning safety of clients productsDonald Trumps nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency faces questions over his history as a close ally to the chemical industry and suitability to be its chief regulator.Michael Dourson, the nominee, founded a consultation group in 1995, the Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment, a private evaluation non-profit organization that tests chemicals and produces reports on which chemicals are hazardous in what quantities. Continue reading.
Sep 20, 2017 6:54PM - Guardian-USNews
Former president attacks aggravating attempts to repeal Obamacare as Mitch McConnell prepares to bring Graham-Cassidy bill to floorThe US Senate seeks to vote next week on Republicans latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it was confirmed on Wednesday, as Barack Obama castigated their aggravating multiple attempts to undo that hard-won progress. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, intends to hold a vote on what is being seen as a last-gasp effort to repeal and replace the ACA, popularly known as Obamacare, in a sign that Republicans believe they have the momentum to push through this bill. Continue reading.
Sep 20, 2017 6:27PM - Guardian-USNews
The sell-off of its $4.5tn portfolio, bought to keep interest rates down after the financial crash, is as unprecedented as the stimulus programme that came beforeUS Federal Reserve interest rate decision live updatesThe Federal Reserve has announced it will begin the great unwinding of the gargantuan stimulus programme it began close to a decade ago in the teeth of the worst recession in living memory.As widely expected, the Fed voted to start reducing its portfolio starting in October, and kept interest rates at a range of 1% to 1.
Sep 20, 2017 6:10PM - Guardian-USNews
Clintons memoir and election postmortem has enjoyed the biggest debut for a nonfiction book in five yearsHillary Clintons memoir What Happened has enjoyed a hugely successful debut, with publisher Simon & Schuster reporting that the book has sold 300,000 copies since its release on 12 September. Related: What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton review no twinge of remorse Continue reading..
Sep 20, 2017 3:42PM - Guardian-USNews
The improbable two-time Super Bowl winner is 36 and at the helm of the NFLs most anemic offense. With no heir apparent in line, could a trade be the answer?Eli Mannings run of good fortune in New York has run out. The quarterback who won his first of two improbable Super Bowl titles thanks in no small part to a helmet catch, is now leading an offense that would need a huge dose of luck just to score 20 points in a game.
Sep 20, 2017 1:48PM - Guardian-USNews
The sport took a step forward with Saturdays gripping fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo lvarez and two steps back with more dubious judgingGeorge Foreman once said boxing is the sport to which all other sports aspire, and for 47 electrifying minutes on Saturday night that maxim rang as true as the middleweights Gennady Golovkin and Canelo lvarez, two of the finest pure fighters of their generation, met in a contest of extreme physical and psychological intensity, holding a sold-out arena and a worldwide audience of millions in their thrall. It was that rarest of unicorns: a main event that managed to exceed the years of hype that preceded it. The sport could have scarcely dreamt of a better advertisement.
Sep 20, 2017 1:14PM - Guardian-USNews
North Carolinas hog industry has been the subject of litigation, investigation, legislation and regulation. But are its health and environmental risks finally getting too much?Rene Miller pokes a lavender-frocked leg out of her front door and grimaces. Its a bright April afternoon, and the 66-year-old Miller, with a stoic expression and a dark crop of curls, braces herself for the walk ahead.
Sep 20, 2017 11:00AM - Guardian-USNews
Agriculture department hire spells state-level family opening for Senator Chuck Grassley who chairs the judiciary committee investigating Donald Trump JrAn appointment by the Trump administration has created a political opportunity for Chuck Grassleys grandson, at a time when the senior Iowa senator is leading an investigation into the White House and the presidents son, Donald Trump Jr. Related: Trump makes policy pledge to senator investigating son's Russia meeting Continue reading..
Sep 20, 2017 11:00AM - Guardian-USNews
After accounting for eight out of 10 Americans in 1976, white Christians are now a minority, a study has found. The political implications could be profoundAmerica is a Christian nation: this much has always been a political axiom, especially for conservatives. Even someone as godless and immoral as the 45th president feels the need to pay lip service to the idea.
Sep 20, 2017 10:00AM - Guardian-USPolitics
Trump goes big in maiden visit to UN speech poorly received in the hall government tapped Manafort, report says Get the days politics news in 60 seconds every weekday. By Tom McCarthy 10.24pm BST Donald Trump threatened to totally destroy North Korea in a bellicose first address to the UN general assembly.
Sep 19, 2017 9:33PM - Guardian-USPolitics
US representatives Ral Grijalva, Luis Gutirrez and Adriano Espaillat joined demonstrators in refusing to move from Fifth Avenue in New YorkThree Democratic members of Congress were arrested outside Trump Tower on Tuesday, at a protest against the presidents cancellation of protections for so-called Dreamers, undocumented migrants brought to the US as children. Related: 'Proud to be Mexican': Meet the baby whose huge image gazes over the border Continue reading..
Sep 19, 2017 7:42PM - Guardian-USPolitics
Companies including Google have lobbied against bill that would hold websites liable for publishing information designed to facilitate sex trafficking A bill to combat sex trafficking that has pitted US lawmakers against Silicon Valley was at the center of debate on Tuesday, as one Republican senator decried the selling of human beings online as one of the dark sides of the internet. Related: History will judge those who don't stop sex trafficking | Rob Portman Continue reading..
Sep 19, 2017 6:53PM - Guardian-USPolitics
Investigators focus on 2013 event in Moscow Trump wants military parade la France Obamacare repeal attempt No 3 ...
Sep 18, 2017 9:27PM - Guardian-USPolitics
The US interior secretary has identified a total of 10 national monuments to reshape or repurpose in order to allow for logging, mining and grazingMore national monuments should be opened for exploitation, Zinke saysA total of 10 US national monuments are in the Trump administrations sights to be either resized or repurposed, in order to allow activities such as mining, logging and grazing within their borders. Environmental groups have vowed legal action to stymie any alterations to the protected areas. Here are the 10 national monuments identified for change by Ryan Zinke, the secretary of the interior.
Sep 18, 2017 8:22PM - Guardian-USPolitics
In leaked memo, Trump interior secretary recommends 10 protected areas be modified to allow for traditional uses such as mining, logging and huntingThe Trump administration faces a fresh legal battle from environmental groups after the interior department recommended that 10 national monuments be resized or opened up to mining, logging and other industrial purposes. Related: The Trump administration's national monuments 'review' is a sham | Brian Calvert Continue reading..
Sep 18, 2017 6:37PM - Guardian-USPolitics
Gary Cohn confirmed the US intends to withdraw from the agreement without a renegotiation, but declined to provide detailsPresident Donald Trumps top economic adviser said at the United Nations on Monday the US has not changed its plans to withdraw from the Paris climate pact without a renegotiation favorable to Washington, a step for which there is little appetite in the international community. Related: Top Trump officials signal US could stay in Paris climate agreement Continue reading..
Sep 18, 2017 3:39PM - Guardian-USPolitics
Secretary of state Rex Tillerson and national security adviser HR McMaster both indicated the US is open to negotiations on staying in the accordSenior Trump administration officials on Sunday signalled a further softening of Americas resolve to leave the Paris climate accord, amid signs that the issue will be discussed at the United Nations general assembly in New York this week.Secretary of state Rex Tillerson and national security adviser HR McMaster both indicated that the US is open to negotiations on staying in the landmark international agreement to limit mankinds role in global warming. Continue reading.
Sep 17, 2017 6:33PM - Guardian-USPolitics
US President William McKinley is assassinatedThe tragic event of Friday week has fulfilled the worst fears of a sympathising world with more rapidity and suddenness than could have been expected. The extraordinary optimism of the reports that have lately been set in currency had not prepared the British public for a fatal termination to the murderous attack on the American President; in fact, we had been led to look, as may be seen from our Kings message of Wednesday, with a joyful expectancy to a speedy convalescence.In the hour of a national grief like the present the assurance may be given that the blow comes home to all on this side with a poignancy that is scarcely distinguishable from what we would have felt had McKinley been an Englishman bred and born.
Sep 16, 2017 11:05PM - Guardian-USPolitics