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Tax Bills Give Small Businesses Plenty to Be Thankful For

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes As these bills move through the legislative process, policymakers should expand specific small-business relief provisions to all small businesses, regardless of industry classification. The small business that designs a home shouldn’t have to subsidize the taxes of the business that builds it. Read Full Article »

Why would any GOP candidate stick with Trump?

President Trump speaks about his trip to Asia at the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) The latest YouGov poll reports: Presidents often return from foreign trips with a boost in approval. But that hasn’t happened for President Trump. In this week’s Economist/YouGov Poll the President’s approval rating dropped to what is now his all-time low. Just 34% of Americans approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job; 55% disapprove. That might be because he sided with Vladimir Putin over our intelligence community’s assessment on Russia hacking, groveled in front of the Chinese president and came back with so little his “big news” announcement on Wednesday consisted of absolutely no news. A pathetic attempt to deflect widespread criticism of the trip does not seem likely to win praise from ...

Nadal wins damages over doping claim by Roselyne Bachelot

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rafael Nadal is world number one in the men’s singles ranking A Paris court has ordered former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot to pay 12,000 euros (£10,700; $14,000) to tennis star Rafael Nadal over a doping allegation. Nadal sued her for damages, saying her comments were harmful to his image. He had sought 100,000 euros in damages. She made the comments in a TV interview last year. The judge also issued her with a suspended fine of 500 euros, ruling that she was guilty of defamation.

Nadal wins damages over doping claim by Roselyne Bachelot

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rafael Nadal is world number one in the men’s singles ranking A Paris court has ordered former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot to pay 12,000 euros (£10,700; $14,000) to tennis star Rafael Nadal over a doping allegation. Nadal sued her for damages, saying her comments were harmful to his image. He had sought 100,000 euros in damages. She made the comments in a TV interview last year. The judge also issued her with a suspended fine of 500 euros, ruling that she was guilty of defamation.

The Fix: The five likeliest ways the Roy Moore saga could end, ranked

Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. (Brynn Anderson/AP) Roy Moore’s list of accusers — and enemies — is growing. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that two other women say he pursued them while they were teenage mall employees and he was in his 30s. One claims he gave her a forceful, unwanted kiss. Moore says the charges are politically motivated. And so the Alabama Senate GOP candidate and most of the Republican Party are in a standoff about whether Moore should get out of the race. What happens next is anyone’s guess. Here are the likeliest scenarios for what happens to Moore, ranked from least likely (6) to most likely (1). 6. Moore drops out  before the Dec. 12 election: Why is this ranked least likely? Because Moore has been defiant to his core. He has tried to fr...

Kayla Moore emerges as her husband’s fiercest defender

Hours after a tearful Alabama woman accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her nearly 40 years ago, the former judge gathered with supporters at a volunteer fire department near his home in northeastern Alabama to label the allegations “absolutely false.” By his side, as always, was his wife of 32 years, Kayla Moore. But this time, she spoke up. “He has never one time lifted a finger to me. He is the most gentle, most kind man that I have ever known in my life. He’s godly. He’s loving — and everybody in this community knows it,” Kayla Moore, 56, said, looking around at the people gathered that night. “These are our church members, these are our family, these are our friends, these are people that know him just like I do.” Over the past week, as several women h...

From ‘Bernie Bernstein’ to tweets: The murky campaign to undermine Moore’s accusers

A minister in south Alabama gets a phone call from a man who says he is a Washington Post reporter offering cash for dirt about Senate candidate Roy Moore. A man who told an Alabama newspaper about Moore’s alleged approaches to teenage girls when he was in his 30s receives texts falsely telling him he is being sued for defamation. On Twitter and Facebook, in texts and in phone calls, Alabamians say they are on the receiving end of a muddy river of threats, dirty tricks and angry attacks, all aimed at undermining allegations that Moore, the Republican candidate in next month’s special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat, made sexual advances to teenagers decades ago. After Blake Usry told AL.com, an Alabama news site, that he knew girls Moore tried to flirt with, Usry received threatening p...

The Obamacare Mandate Belongs in the Trash Heap

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Sean Hannity: Liberal media finally sees Bill Clinton for what he is, 20 years too late

With allegations of sexual misconduct now swirling around U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore, the left and the liberal media are finally starting to take stock of their long-running defense of their favorite accused rapist and serial philanderer, Bill Clinton. Consider the liberal publication “The Atlantic,” which has published a story with this headline and introduction: “Bill Clinton: A Reckoning. Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history, is it finally time to make things right?” An op-ed from The New York Times ran under the headline, “I believe Juanita.” MSNBC’s Chris Hayes tweeted that “Democrats and the center left are overdue for a real reckoning with the allegations against him.” “The acc...

Kelley Blue Book’s best vehicle buys for 2018

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Justin Tranter Unites RuPaul & More LGBTQ Artists to Call for Greater Queer Visibility in Music

Prolific pop songwriter Justin Tranter has teamed up with GLAAD to call for more LGBTQ visibility in music. The video is part of GLAAD’s Transgender Awareness Week, an initiative to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and address issues the community faces. In a video premiering Thursday (Nov. 16) exclusively with Billboard, Tranter — who has penned hits for the likes of Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Kesha and Justin Bieber — speaks alongside other LGBTQ figures in music like RuPaul, country songwriter Shane McAnally and members of the Los Angeles Trans Chorus about the importance of music in their lives and the duty to encourage LGBTQ youth in their musical pursuits. Tranter serves on GLAAD’s Board of Directors and identifies as gend...

Taylor Swift shocks Target shoppers by surprising fans in music aisle

Taylor Swift surprises fans during Target run Pop star Taylor Swift has a tradition of buying her albums from Target. She kept that tradition alive upon the release of ‘Redemption’. Take a look at some of the photos a few lucky shoppers captured. Taylor Swift has left some fans shocked by dropping by a Tennessee Target store to pick up a few things, including her new album. The Nashville Tennessean reports the superstar singer chronicled her Target run through Instagram Stories. The newspaper reports Swift approached fans and video chatted with their friends who missed out on the surprise visit to the store. Swift approached some star struck shoppers in the store, telling them “you can talk to me if you want.” Swift said in her story that she has a tradition of visi...