Actress Molly Ringwald — who got her big break in Hollywood in the mid-80s starring in cult classics including Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, and Sixteen Candles — wrote about her experiences with sexual harassment in Hollywood at young age, her connection with Harvey Weinstein, and a vulgar comment attributed to Jeffery Katzenberg. [READ MORE HERE]
The head of Amazon Studios Roy Price has resigned from his role amid allegations of sexual harassment from one of the streaming platform’s top producers. [READ MORE HERE]
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon targeting Republican senators who support Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was “inconceivable.” Collins said, “I think what Steve Bannon is trying to do is completely inappropriate and also inconceivable to me. He’s not looking at how people vote on issues that matter to President Trump. He’s looking at whether or not they support Mitch McConnell as majority leader. Mitch McConnell is key to President Trump’s ability to get tax reform through, for example.” She added, “So I don’t understand Mr. [READ MORE HERE]
The top U.S. trade official says he is surprised and disappointed in the resistance of Canada and Mexico to changing NAFTA. [READ MORE HERE]
When President Trump announced last week he would not recertify Barack Obama’s expensive deal with Iran to stop its nuclear-weapons program, he cited a number of “serious flaws.”
He said Iran’s “fanatic regime” repeatedly has attacked and killed Americans, violated the limits on nuclear materials, ensured there will be no effective inspections and continues to pursue a missile program.
Now a new problem with the deal is being investigated: Obama allowed Boeing to sell airliners to Iran’s domestic airline companies, which are using them to transport military personnel and weapons.
Have major changes in forest-management practices over the past century had anything to do with the historic, devastating wildfires in Northern California?
Many successful methods of mitigating wildfires employed by U.S. Forest Service in the early 20th century were abandoned largely because of efforts by environmental activists, argued Rep. Tom Clintock on the House floor Oct. 3.
McClintock, the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal reported, contends 1970s laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act in particular have led to poor forest management.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says a bill passed by the House that would ban most abortions in the country past the fifth month of pregnancy will get a vote in the Senate and is supported by “virtually all” GOP senators. [READ MORE HERE]
President Trump visited the Heritage Foundation Monday night to promote his tax reform plan, promising Americans it’s their “chance to unleash a middle-class miracle.”
“Let’s give our country the best Christmas present of all: massive tax relief,” he said, encouraging citizens to urge their representatives in Congress to support his plan.
Trump outlined the key components: the first $24,000 for married couples tax-exempt, a simplified tax filing process so “families will be able to file their taxes on a single sheet of paper,” a reduction in business taxes, and policies that will encourage the repatriation of an estimated $3 trillion that’s now sitting overseas.
“So this money can come [READ MORE HERE]
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says President Trump took a good first step in decertifying the Iran nuclear deal, but he warned the whole thing must be scrapped to remove the smokescreen that Iran is an honest player and end the financial windfall for the the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism.
Bolton is also cheering the collapse of ISIS and commending President Trump for policy changes that expedited that outcome. However, he is deeply concerned about the fate of the Kurds as Iranian-backed militias and even the official Iraqi forces look to force Kurdish fidelity to the [READ MORE HERE]