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New data may seem to support a recent uptick in Republicans' expectations. But numbers don't always tell the whole story.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:45:19 GMT
Of late, House Republicans have experienced something of an uptick in expectations -- as the party's base has stirred to life amid the battle over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and President Donald Trump's relentless focus on a caravan of people moving toward the nation's southern border in hopes of gaining entry.
Republicans plan their resistance if Democrats take the House
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:29:29 GMT
House Republicans are in the political fight of their lives as they try to hold onto their majority. But while they hope for the best, some are preparing for the worst: a Democratic takeover where oversight of the Trump administration spans every committee and essentially halts the GOP's legislative agenda for the next two years.
Kudlow pumps the brakes on Trump's new tax cuts
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:30:51 GMT
Larry Kudlow, the top economic adviser to President Donald Trump, acknowledged Tuesday that Trump's proposed new tax cuts, that the President has mentioned several times on the campaign trail, may not materialize in the near-term.
Trump at White House: I am absolutely a nationalist
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:10:16 GMT
President Donald Trump says he is "absolutely a nationalist," and says that he's never heard of the term being associated with white nationalism.
US launches cyber operations against Russians meddling in midterms
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:32:38 GMT
The US military's Cyber Command has begun targeting Russian operatives believed to be attempting to influence the 2018 midterm elections as part of a broad effort in coordination with several government agencies, an administration official confirmed to CNN.
Trump at Texas rally: 'I'm a nationalist'
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:33:16 GMT
What a difference two years makes. President Donald Trump will call on his supporters at a rally Monday night in Houston to turn out for his onetime nemesis, Sen. Ted Cruz -- instead of whipping that same base of support into a frenzy against "Lyin' Ted."
The Democrats really really need Stacey Abrams to win
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:36:30 GMT
A pair of young volunteers for Democrat Stacey Abrams' campaign for Georgia governor stood under umbrellas on a sloping suburban street in Decatur, a 15-minute drive east of Atlanta, chewing over Georgia's premier political contest -- and one of the country's most watched.
Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee's family say that he 'is the wrong choice' in op-ed
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:11:02 GMT
Twelve family members of Nevada Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt spoke out against him in an op-ed Tuesday, criticizing his lack of a true connection to the state and questioning his qualifications for the role.
Trump admits 'there's no proof' of his 'unknown Middle Easterners' caravan claim
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:36:20 GMT
President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his unsubstantiated assertion that "unknown Middle Easterners" are traveling in a migrant caravan traveling north to the United States from Central America, but admitted "there's no proof of anything."
Pompeo: US has identified 'individuals responsible' for journalist's death
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:28:52 GMT
Trump feels betrayed by the Saudis
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:01:42 GMT
President Donald Trump has become increasingly irritated by the fallout from Jamal Khashoggi's death, multiple sources who have heard him voice his frustration told CNN.
Kelly grabbed Lewandowski by the collar
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:09:42 GMT
Chief of staff John Kelly grabbed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski by the collar and tried to have him removed from the White House one day last winter, The New York Times reported Monday, citing six people familiar with the reported event.
Trump on Khashoggi: Worst cover-up ever
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:47:35 GMT
President Trump discusses the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi describing it as the "worst cover-up ever."
Trump: No 'Middle Easterners' proof
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:03:56 GMT
When pressed on his claim that there are "Middle Easterners" in the migrant caravan moving toward the US southern border, President Trump said there is "no proof of anything, but there very well could be."
Trump sets off a GOP tax cut scramble
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:42:37 GMT
President Donald Trump couldn't get Obamacare repeal, an infrastructure plan or a border wall, but there's one big wish-list item he's succeeded in conjuring into reality: tax cuts.
6 children dead, 12 ill in NJ virus outbreak
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:10:32 GMT
Six children have died as a result of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. Twelve additional pediatric residents at the Center have been infected, according to a statement from the New Jersey Department of Health.
Trump 'says it's OK,' says man accused of groping passenger on Southwest flight
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:08:53 GMT
A Florida man accused of groping a passenger on Southwest Airlines told an FBI agent after his arrest that the "President of the United States says it's OK to grab women by their private parts," according to a criminal complaint.
O'Connor announces she has been diagnosed with dementia
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:49:56 GMT
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor revealed in a letter on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with the "beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease."
An oil spill you've never heard of could become one of the nation's biggest disasters
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:43:40 GMT
In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil tragedy commanded the nation's attention for months. Eleven lives were lost and communities around the Gulf of Mexico ground to a halt under hundreds of millions of gallons of oil. Yet, lurking underneath the fresh disaster, an older spill was spewing ever faithfully forth: A leak that began when another oil platform was damaged six years earlier.
20 injured as Rome escalator loses control
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:21:52 GMT
Twenty people have been injured after an escalator malfunctioned and rapidly sped downward at a Rome metro station, leaving passengers in a jumble at the bottom, Italian officials say.
Blitzer fact-checks Trump's statements
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:55:11 GMT
As President Trump hits the campaign trail leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, some of his claims on tax cuts, immigration and his administration's achievements have grown past factual support.
Opinion: Pray you don't win the lottery
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 02:02:36 GMT
There's a line in the hit 1988 film "Heathers" -- now running as a musical in London's West End -- when the clique of popular girls takes an inane straw poll of their high school cafeteria. "You inherit $5 million the same day aliens land on the Earth and say they're going to blow it up in two days. What do you do?" The answers are as diffuse as they are wild: vows of selfless charity, fantasies of luring Madonna into prostitution, designs for suicide-bombing zoos "so you and the lion die like one."
This mom may have prevented a school shooting
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:30:44 GMT
Koeberle Bull got on Facebook and saw several racist, cruel messages that used the N-word and wished death on her three African-American children.
Austin could run out of water very soon
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:44:25 GMT
Officials are urging residents of Texas' capital city to cut water consumption by at least 15% so water treatment plants can catch up with demand as historic flooding continues to muck up lakes that supply the region's tap water.
Rapper dies in airplane stunt gone wrong
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:02:35 GMT
Jon James, a Canadian rapper, was killed during a music video shoot when a stunt atop an airplane wing went wrong. He was 34.
Hurricane Willa could bring misery across the US
See waves crashing off Mexican coast
Nicki Minaj sued for copyright infringement
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:29:40 GMT
Rapper Nicki Minaj might have some apologizing to do over her song "Sorry."
Netflix is canceling these big shows
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 15:18:51 GMT
Netflix is canceling a few of their most popular shows.
Rosie O'Donnell announces engagement
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:11:01 GMT
Rosie O'Donnell is getting married.
iPhone XR review: Apple's secret weapon
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:05:00 GMT
Apple's high-end iPhones typically get the most buzz. But the iPhone XR, a lower cost model that comes out on Friday, stole the show at the company's September product launch. And for good reason.
Opinion: NFL team is wasting this star's prime years
Derek Jeter selling 11,000-square foot castle
'Headless chicken monster' filmed in ocean
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:10:13 GMT
Australian researchers have developed new technology enabling them for the first time to film a deep-sea swimming sea cucumber in Southern Ocean waters off East Antarctica.
Ellen lands tennis star a date with her crush
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:05:18 GMT
After telling Ellen DeGeneres about her crush on actor Michael B. Jordan, US Open champion Naomi Osaka got quite the birthday surprise from him on Twitter.
Drivers should get familiar with this easy tip
Seattle is a guinea pig for a $15 minimum wage. Here's what research shows.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:04:16 GMT
As states and cities have forged ahead in raising their minimum wages, early evaluations have found fears of widespread job loss to be mostly unfounded. It's been less clear, however, which workers have benefited more than others.
American wages go up in the third quarter
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:41:31 GMT
With the unemployment rate at its lowest level in nearly 50 years, American workers are finally starting to see their paychecks grow a little faster.
Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 an hour
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 21:25:45 GMT
Dave Clark, Amazon's SVP of Global Operations, tells CNN's Christine Romans that the minimum wage increase will "help us hire and retain the best people over the course of time."
Amazon eliminates bonuses and stock awards for hourly workers
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 22:12:56 GMT
Amazon giveth and Amazon taketh away.
Your colleague makes more? Here's what to do
Sun, 30 Sep 2018 15:25:55 GMT
Sharing your salary used to be considered taboo.
Lonely Planet lists best cities to visit in 2019
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:01:16 GMT
With its modern design, 15 Michelin-starred restaurants and extremely bike-friendly culture, it's no surprise that Denmark's capital has topped Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to visit in 2019 list.
This university may soon stand empty
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 03:04:37 GMT
Last month, the Central European University's revamped Budapest campus was named among four finalists in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Prize, an award honoring the world's best new buildings.
The most insane hotel suites
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:15:22 GMT
In a city where the housing price per square foot is more than $1,400, space is the ultimate Hong Kong luxury.
Antique cars with Tesla batteries
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:07:54 GMT
A garage in California is outfitting vintage cars with state-of-the-art tech, swapping old electronics with Tesla batteries and electric engines
First American Sign Language Starbucks opens
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:23:15 GMT
How do you say "frappuccino" in American Sign Language?
Duchess of Sussex's wedding dress to go on public display
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:35:50 GMT
The Duchess of Sussex's wedding dress is set to go on public display for the first time since she wore it during her May 19 wedding at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel.
Why did NASA launch 450,000 gallons of water?
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:11:17 GMT
Watch NASA release 450,000 gallons of water in less than one minute while testing its water deluge system at one of the Kennedy Space Center's launch pads.
Boy gets his wish of becoming a Ghostbuster
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:06:22 GMT
A 5-year-old boy's dream of becoming a Ghostbuster and fighting off ghouls became a reality Monday.
A new app can help you stop buying bottled water
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:40:44 GMT
A new startup called Tap has a bold ambition: convince people to stop buying plastic bottles of water.
Company wants to double-shelf life of food
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:19:18 GMT
One company is doubling the shelf-life of avocados, citrus and other produce by taking a chemical-free cue from nature.
Women's razor startup is taking on the 'Pink Tax'
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 20:54:14 GMT
Georgina Gooley was tired of seeing women get ripped off, especially when it came to personal care products like razors.
Deciding to test his DNA changed his career
Sun, 30 Sep 2018 14:39:53 GMT
Othman Laraki's decision to test his DNA changed his life -- and his career.
Trump's laughable southern border scare
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:02:49 GMT
Asian-Americans should be angry about Harvard case
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:39:37 GMT
Asian-Americans and all fair-minded people should be angry about several of the allegations made in the lawsuit against Harvard regarding its admission practices. Harvard denies engaging in any discrimination against Asian-American applicants, claiming instead that the lawsuit is really an effort to force universities to adopt racially blind admissions standards.
Michael Cohen, lawyer, rat and now Democrat
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:36:05 GMT
Michael Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, announced this month that his client had recently registered as a Democrat. But everyone knows what Michael Cohen really is. He is a lawyer -- and a rat.
David Harbour: Stop being a Demogorgon
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:25:46 GMT
I have a friend who recently pitched me for my involvement in Frog Aid. He's old. He thinks kids still remember Live Aid.
Banning plastic straws is like spitting in the wind
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:35:00 GMT
The world is heating up dangerously and the oceans may be dying. In this context, the UK's proposed plan to ban plastic straws feels a little like spitting in the wind.
Trump's potential rules won't erase LGBTQ
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:19:55 GMT
The Trump administration is reportedly in the process of announcing rules that will attempt to define gender strictly and unchangeably based on one's genitals at birth -- effectively trying to redefine gender's legal meaning to erase transgender people who identified as such under expanded gender identity provisions put in place by the Obama administration.
Saudi Arabia is more lethal than any rogue killer
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:42:21 GMT
The enforced disappearance and killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, last seen entering the Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey on October 2, shows just how brazen the Saudi authorities have become in crushing dissent.
How to pay off your house ASAP (it's so simple)
Transfer your debt and pay no interest until 2020
Billionaire's prediction will give you goosebumps
As she faces dementia, Sandra Day O'Connor is a pioneer again
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:37:58 GMT
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the US Supreme Court, opened up about the personal anguish of breast cancer five years after surviving it. Then she went public about the effects of her husband's Alzheimer's disease, including his affection for another woman.
Farmers helped propel Trump to the White House. Their loyalty is being tested by his trade war.
Living with uncertainty ... and 900 cows
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:50:12 GMT
Dean Strauss' Wisconsin dairy farm supplies a cheese company one town over, but escalating trade tensions threaten the whole operation.
Migrants wake, walk and reject Trump's Twitter attacks
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:02:37 GMT
The migrants are hundreds of miles from the United States border but they are already coming under fire from President Donald Trump at rallies and in tweets.
Nintendo Switch is headed to school
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:40:35 GMT
Nintendo has long been synonymous with entertainment. But now the gaming giant is getting into education.
Netflix wants to take on another $2 billion in debt
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:20:41 GMT
Netflix has spent massive amounts of money to build its streaming empire. Now it is looking toward debt markets to fund even more shows.