Last January Donald Trump bowed out of the Iowa presidential debate due to his beef with Fox News, and held a fundraiser for wounded veterans instead. According to the Trump campaign, this event raised some $6 million, to be distributed to 22 listed veterans' charities. However, only $2.9 million has been donated as promised to 19 of the 22 charities, according to CNN.
Hillary Clinton's campaign chair, John Podesta, says he has convinced Hillary Clinton to declassify documents and release any evidence the government has related to alien forms of life in outer space.
The rate of death by suicide in America increased by 24 percent from 1999 through 2014, according to a new report by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Mexican President Enrique PeÃ±a Nieto announced his plan of legalizing marijuana for medical and scientific purposes at the UN Drug Policy Summit. PeÃ±a Nieto spoke at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs and referred to narcotics as a “public health problem,” urging the international community to be “flexible” in tackling them.
Three of the presidential candidates have close ties to New York, and are hoping to leverage that into primary votes on Tuesday. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was born and raised in Brooklyn, but decamped to Vermont as a young man. Hillary Clinton represented New York for eight years as a senator. But Donald Trump, alone, has spent most of his life in New York City, In Queens as a young where he was born, and in his Fifth Avenue more recently. In the past few weeks, they've all tried to come across as the best New Yorkers they can be, sometimes stumbling — whether it’s former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton riding the subway, Senator Bernie Sanders rallying the Bronx or GOP hopeful Donald Trump talking about his favorite pizza places.
An eight-member Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a landmark case that may rewrite President Barack Obama’s legacy, the current election cycle and the fate of millions of families fearing separation from their U.S.-born children. The Administration argues that this will allow the government to focus immigration priorities on deporting criminals and avoiding breaking up otherwise law-abiding families.
A Michigan couple could serve up to 93 days and face a maximum $500 fine for failing to return a novel and a Dr. Seuss book borrowed from the local public library.
Polices aimed at tackling poverty often focus solely on raising income. But an equally important goal of anti-poverty policies is to make income poverty matter less. Poverty is measured beyond household finances. It includes a lack of education, work and access to healthcare, or distressed neighborhood conditions.
We all look forward to filing taxes, and paying our fair share to society, especially if that means we'll score a refund.
Because everything we read on Twitter should be taken seriously, the threat is real. Scores of Americans, frightened at the country’s looming change in leadership, have voiced the same sentiment in 140 characters or fewer. These patriots will pack their basic belongings, cross the border, renounce their American obligations, and replant roots in our neighboring country. No, not Mexico.