Capital gains tax cut idea puts pressure on Trump administration

Capital gains tax cut idea puts pressure on Trump administration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration came under pressure on Tuesday from both critics and allies over whether it should proceed with another tax cut for investors and do so without consulting the U.S. Congress. U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon arriving at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida, U.S., July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria […]

White House's Sanders slammed for using feminist card to pressure Senate on CIA nominee Haspel

White House's Sanders slammed for using feminist card to pressure Senate on CIA nominee Haspel

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been slammed for claiming Democrats who support women’s empowerment should also support Gina Haspel’s nomination to the CIA, despite her record in torture. Sanders said “any Democrat who claims to support women’s empowerment and our national security but opposes her nomination is a total hypocrite” in a tweet […]

Catalan crisis: Puigdemont under pressure over independence bid

Catalan crisis: Puigdemont under pressure over independence bid

Pressure is rising on Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont over his regional government’s drive for independence from Spain. He had been due to make a statement to clarify his position, but the move has been suspended, officials said. The Spanish government plans to strip the regional government and Mr Puigdemont of their powers. Article 155 of […]

Top senator expects US will exert ‘unprecedented pressure’ to influence Russian presidential polls

Top senator expects US will exert ‘unprecedented pressure’ to influence Russian presidential polls

The Chair of Russia’s Foreign Affairs Committee expects that the US will seek to influence the country’s presidential election next year, saying Washington will only settle for victory by a pro-Western candidate. “The United States recognizes elections as fair and democratic only when they are won by pro-western candidates,” Senator Konstantin Kosachev wrote on his […]