Associated Press Updated 12:24 p.m. UTC May 29, 2018 Washington – President Donald Trump is accusing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team of “MEDDLING” in the upcoming midterm elections and blames Democrats for “Collusion.” Mueller is leading the probe into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election with help from Trump campaign aides. So far, four Trump associates have been charged in Mueller’s investigation; three have pleaded guilty to lying to the authorities. Trump has repeatedly referred to Mueller’s team as “13 angry Democrats,” although Mueller is a Republican. Mueller was appointed by Trump’s deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein. On Tuesday, Trump tweeted: “The 13 Angry Democrats (plus people who worked 8 years for Obama) working on the rigged Russia Witch Hunt, will be MEDDLING with the mid-term elections, especially now that Republicans (stay tough!) are taking the … [Read more...] about Trump: Mueller’s team ‘meddling’ in midterm elections
By Jade Scipioni Published May 24, 2018 Social Media FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print article Twitter is not playing around during election time. Continue Reading Below The social media site has rolled out stricter rules for political advertising in a bid to increase transparency and curb manipulation ahead of midterm elections. In a blog post Thursday, the company said it believes the new policies are “key for both the people using our service and advertisers to feel confident in our platform.” As part of the company’s new policy, the platform will now require all advertisers who want to run a political campaign ad to self-identify and certify that they are in fact located in the U.S. “Candidates and committees will have to provide their FEC ID, and non-FEC registered organizations and individuals will have to submit a notarized form. We will send a letter to the mailing address registered with the FEC, … [Read more...] about Twitter rolls out stricter rules ahead of midterm elections
Elections tend to trigger sudden surges of optimism. Leaders declare “yes we can” and promise to “make America great again”. With six months to go before the US midterms, the promises are just starting to be made now, and there is a sense of hope that change will break the deadlocks that came to characterise Barack Obama’s presidency. But what the US needs is less – but better quality – policy-making. Read more: FTSE 100 hits record high as fears of Trump trade war wane Midterm elections decide who controls the House of Representatives and Senate. Whichever party controls them is the kingmaker of economic policy. The Republican party has enjoyed such control, along with the presidency itself, since Donald Trump’s election, creating a potent environment for policy change. In other times, this might have been a good thing. A failure of the two parties to act on issues as broad as economic inequality to updating ramshackle infrastructure, … [Read more...] about US midterm elections are looming and the biggest lesson for policy reform is that quality matters over quantity
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... DEVELOPING STORY — This story will be updated as new information becomes available. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base ahead of crucial midterm elections while setting the stage for new legal battles. The Health and Human Services Department sent its proposal to rewrite the rules to the White House, setting in motion a regulatory process that could take months. Scant on details, an administration overview of the plan said it would echo a Reagan-era rule by banning abortion referrals by federally funded clinics and forbidding them from locating in facilities that also provide abortions. ADVERTISEMENT Planned Parenthood, a principal … [Read more...] about Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections
Published May 13, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print Each and every month, some 62 million eligible beneficiaries, almost 7 out of 10 of which are retired workers, receive a Social Security check. This is a figure that's expected to grow over time as Americans live longer, and as baby boomers exit the workforce and enter retirement. For many retirees, Social Security isn't just some check they receive each month. It's much more than that. Data from the Social Security Administration finds that 62% of current retirees lean on their monthly benefit for at least half of their income, with 34% pretty much wholly reliant on Social Security for 90% to 100% of their monthly income. At the end of the day, Social Security keeps millions of retirees above the federal poverty line. Continue Reading Below America's most important social program is on thin ice But this crucial program is in some pretty big trouble. Last year's Social Security … [Read more...] about What Happens to Social Security if Democrats Win the Midterm Elections?