Average tax refunds were down last week 8.4 percent for the first week of the tax season over the same time last year, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Dipping refunds are inflaming a growing army of taxpayers stunned by the consequences of the Trump administration’s tax law — and the effects of the partial government shutdown.
The average refund check paid out so far has been... Read more
President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday evening — his first such speech since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives.
What were the main takeaways?
Trump lashed out at investigations
The White House had previewed Trump’s speech as an attempt to reach across the aisle and encourage “comity” — a term that senior counselor... Read more
President Donald Trump lashed out at his favorite network on Sunday, accusing two Fox News journalists of having “less understanding” of his proposed border wall than the “fake news” at his usual media targets, CNN and NBC.
Trump specifically called out the network’s chief White House correspondent John Roberts and Washington correspondent Gillian Turner:
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Never thought I’d say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner @FoxNews have even less... Read more
Berlin was perhaps destined to be a meaningful place for Martin Luther King Jr.; it was the city that, in some ways, gave him his name. And for a man who preached against walls that “divided humanity,” a 1964 visit to the then-three-year-old Berlin Wall, which divided the Soviet-occupied East side of the city and the U.S.-occupied West side of the city... Read more
The White House called the claims “completely baseless.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the chairman of the House oversight committee, is accusing President Donald Trump of reaping substantial financial benefits from his White House job.
In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, Cummings asserted that Trump was making “a lot of money” from the position, implying he was doing so against the law.
“It’s not okay,” he... Read more