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In Moscow, a Sense of Relief After a Limited Syria Attack
Mr. Assad has become something of a “human shield” limiting Russia’s options, noted Vladimir Frolov, an independent foreign affairs analyst and columnist for Republic.ru, “but it was a choice that Moscow made.” President Putin [...]
‘Strong sense of relief’: State Department staffers react to Tillerson’s ouster
Many staffers hope that Mike Pompeo’s close relationship with the president will mean more influence with Trump. By NAHAL TOOSI 03/13/2018 11:15 AM EDT [...]
Trump Letting Employers Grab Women’s … Money. Whew, Just Their Money! What A Relief!
You don’t have to tip for fast food. It’s the best! As we noted back in December, the Labor Department is pushing a beautiful new rule that will allow restaurant owners to take servers’ tips, ostensibly to “pool” them and share tips [...]
Will Tax Relief Send Stocks Higher in 2018?
Tax cut fever already has propelled the stock market higher as we finish up 2017. Now that the tax bill will become law on January 1, 2018, will Wall Street enjoy another banner year? Or will the maxim, “buy the rumor, sell the news,” [...]
Inside White House, a sense of both danger and relief in Mueller’s first moves
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s first charges in his sprawling Russia investigation were a one-two blow that partially caught the White House off guard but also offered a measure of relief, according to several of President Donald Trump’s [...]
Texas Prisoners Donated To Hurricane Harvey Relief With Strength Of 50 Trumps
Rough characters, still nicer than Donald Trump. In a week when Donald Trump is bragging about what a great job he’s done of not helping Puerto Rico and offering the island a loan instead of actual relief, and now telling Puerto Rico we can’t [...]
Judge Says Ex-St. Louis Cop Didn’t Murder Guy After Saying He’d ‘Kill This Motherfucker’ So That’s A Relief
They always have to get shot. Why is that? A former St. Louis police officer, Jason Stockley, has been found not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith following a car chase, despite a prosecution case [...]
Death Toll Climbs, and Relief Efforts Stall, as Caribbean Braces for Hurricane Jose
It could be days before rescue workers can fully assess the extent of the aid needed — and losses inflicted — by both storms. “That is not only stopping all of the work we began in the last few days,” Mr. Hamoir said, referring [...]
No Relief for Islamic State Convoy Blocked in Syria
Hezbollah, fighting on behalf of the Syrian government, is normally a bitter opponent of the Islamic State. In this case, though, it has seemed determined to honor a deal it made in exchange for the bodies of Lebanese, Iranian and Hezbollah [...]
Trump administration wants to tie Harvey relief money to debt ceiling
The Trump administration signaled Sunday it wants to attach funding for the Hurricane Harvey recovery to a bill to lift the debt ceiling, putting it at odds with House conservatives who specifically warned GOP leaders not to do that. The White [...]