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Trump commits to plan for middle-income tax cut after Election Day, blasts Central American countries over caravan

Speaking to reporters outside the White House ahead of a trip to Texas on Monday, President Trump recommitted to a new middle-income tax reduction of approximately 10 percent, which he said he hoped would be voted on after Election Day. “We’re giving a middle-income tax reduction of about 10 percent,” Trump said. “That’s on top of the tax decrease we’ve already done. We’ll do the vote after the election.” Trump had earlier floated that tax break after a rally in Nevada on Saturday, when he said a vote would occur “sometime just prior, I would say, to November” — although Congress won’t be back in session until after the midterm elections. The gambit almost certainly would require Republicans to retain control of both t...

Trump commits to plan for middle-income tax cut after Election Day, blasts Central American countries over caravan

Speaking to reporters outside the White House ahead of a trip to Texas on Monday, President Trump recommitted to a new middle-income tax reduction of approximately 10 percent, which he said he hoped would be voted on after Election Day. “We’re giving a middle-income tax reduction of about 10 percent,” Trump said. “That’s on top of the tax decrease we’ve already done. We’ll do the vote after the election.” Trump had earlier floated that tax break after a rally in Nevada on Saturday, when he said a vote would occur “sometime just prior, I would say, to November” — although Congress won’t be back in session until after the midterm elections. The gambit almost certainly would require Republicans to retain control of both t...

McDaniel: Immigration will be a winning issue for GOP

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How much does US intel really know about Khashoggi case?

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Several powerful earthquakes strike off the shore of Canada

Several powerful earthquakes have been reported near Vancouver Island, Canada, including a magnitude 6.8. The U.S. Geological Survey says several powerful quakes were reported Sunday evening. The of the depth the largest is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) and it struck about 149 miles (239 kilometers) west of Tofino, Canada. Geophysicist Amy Vaughan says the three larger quakes ranged from magnitude 6.5 to 6.8 and that there were possibly some smaller ones as well as some aftershocks. Vaughan says the quakes were lightly felt onshore and that as of now no injuries were reported. The National Tsunami Warning Center tweeted that a tsunami is “Not expected.”

Steve Hilton: Mr. Trump, you’ve promised ‘severe punishment’ over Jamal Khashoggi’s death. How about this?

President Trump has promised “severe punishment” for Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but he’s also said that he doesn’t want to put American jobs or national security at risk. Fine — although our much-vaunted intelligence partnership with the Saudis hasn’t exactly prevented the total mess that our involvement in the Middle East has been for half a century. And, the defense industry profiting from arms sales to revolting regimes like Saudi Arabia is the single most corrupt and wasteful corner of the D.C. swamp But, anyway, there’s a way for President Trump to deliver the severe punishment he’s promised without risking our economy or our security. In fact, it could make us all safer… Since the ‘70s the Saudis have bee...

Lyft driver has mental breakdown during ride, California passenger says

A Lyft passenger described a harrowing ride where she said her driver apparently suffered a mental breakdown while behind the wheel. (Reuters) A Lyft passenger described a harrowing account of a recent ride where she said her driver apparently suffered a mental breakdown while behind the wheel. Christie Gomez told CBS Sacramento that she ordered the ride to meet her husband who was in the hospital about 25 miles away. She said she felt something was wrong right away. They got on a freeway near Woodland, Calif., and she said he drove erratically. The driver reportedly covered his eyes, cry hysterically and then laugh. “Honestly, it’s the scariest thing I’ve ever went through in my life,” she said. She said her driver said that he “can’t go through like th...

Mega Millions: The crazy stuff you could buy with $1 billion

The Mega Millions jackpot on Saturday skyrocketed to $1.6 billion — the highest-ever U.S. lottery prize, according to officials. On Friday, the lottery drew 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7 as the winning digits, but no one came forward to claim the lucky numbers. MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $1B: WINNING ODDS, LUCKY NUMBERS AND EVERYTHING ELSE TO KNOW With a 1 in 302 million chance to win the lotto jackpot, what are some of the most ridiculous things you could buy with $1 billion? Pumpkin Key island in Key Largo, Florida For $95 million, this 26-acre island could be yours. The island, according to Private Islands Inc., is located in the Card Sound Bay and is a 10-minute helicopter ride from South Beach in Miami. The 26-acre Pumpkin Key island in Key Largo, Florida costs $95 mil...

Rescuers search site after train crash killed 18 in Taiwan

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan – Rescuers searched through wreckage Monday after one of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 180 others. The Puyuma express ran off the tracks late Sunday afternoon as it went around a bend, throwing train cars into a zig-zag pattern with five left lying on their sides. There was no immediate word on the cause. Survivors interviewed by Taiwan’s official Central News Agency said the driver had applied emergency brakes multiple times before the train derailed. Most of the deaths were in the first car, and it was unclear whether other people were trapped in the train, according to a government spokesman, who spoke on the customary condition of anonymity. Som...

PM formally apologizes to Australian child sex abuse victims

SYDNEY – Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered a formal apology on Monday to Australia’s victims of child sex abuse, saying the nation must acknowledge their long, painful journey and say sorry. His emotional speech delivered in Parliament before hundreds of survivors followed the conclusions of a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the nations’ highest level of inquiry. “Today as a nation we confront our failure to listen, to believe, and to provide justice,” he said, adding: “We say sorry.” The four-year inquest that delivered its final report in December revealed shocking evidence from more than 17,000 survivors and heard allegations against government, church and private institutions, as well as prominent individual...

Dems’ midterm advantage narrows among registered voters as Trump’s approval rating rises, poll finds

A new national poll a few weeks before the midterm elections shows the chances of a “blue wave” are far from a slam dunk for the Democrats. The NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday shows 48 percent of registered voters would prefer having the Democrats in control of Congress, compared to 41 percent supporting the GOP. That 7-point gap has narrowed from the 12-point gap the Democrats had in September. The poll also showed President Trump’s approval ratings at their highest yet: 47 percent. The poll showed 49 percent disapprove. “The current data shows that the Democratic advantage has ebbed but still with a large advantage. And the GOP shows some life,” Democratic pollster Fred Yang, who conducted the poll alongside Republican pollster Bill McInturff and Hart Resear...

Khashoggi’s fiancée under police protection, Turkish media report

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, has been given police protection as Turkey investigates the activist writer’s death, according to a report. The Istanbul governor’s office approved the protection on Sunday, Turkey’s state-run media agency Anadolu reported. Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, has been given police protection as Turkey investigates the activist writer’s death, according to a report.<br data-cke-eol=”1″> (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) The Istanbul Police Department was ordered to protect Cengiz, a doctoral student in Istanbul. The report did not elaborate on why Cengiz was given police protection. SAUDI CROWN PRINCE IS ‘GONNA HAVE TO BE REPLACED’ AMID ‘INSULTING’ EXPLANATION FOR KHASHOGG...