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White House Seeks to Cut Capital-Gains Tax Rate via Congress: Kudlow

White House Seeks to Cut Capital-Gains Tax Rate via Congress: Kudlow

BY JACK PHILLIPS National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow says he “wouldn’t mind” seeing a return to a 15 percent capital-gains tax rate, while noting that President Donald Trump wouldn’t seek such a cut through an executive order. “We are looking at middle-class income tax cuts and capital gains tax cuts to spur investment and jobs and liquidity,” Kudlow told […]

POLITICS | Joe Biden Selects Sen. Kamala Harris as Running Mate, Says It’s a ‘Great Honor’

POLITICS | Joe Biden Selects Sen. Kamala Harris as Running Mate, Says It’s a ‘Great Honor’

BY JACK PHILLIPS Trump campaign responds, says Harris ‘gleefully embraced the left’s radical manifesto’ Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced he is selecting Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his vice presidential pick. “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked [Harris]—a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants—as […]

Trump Says Administration Will Issue Executive Order on Unemployment, Evictions

Trump Says Administration Will Issue Executive Order on Unemployment, Evictions

BY JACK PHILLIPS As Republicans and Democrats in Congress debate over the provisions of the next COVID-19 relief bill, President Donald Trump said that his administration is drafting an executive order to extend certain safeguards. “Upon departing the Oval Office for Ohio, I’ve notified my staff to continue working on an Executive Order with respect to Payroll Tax Cut, Eviction […]

State Department Eases Global CCP Virus Travel Advisory

State Department Eases Global CCP Virus Travel Advisory

BY JACK PHILLIPS The U.S. State Department on Thursday lifted the level 4 health advisory that advised Americans to avoid international travel in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “With health and safety conditions improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others, the Department is returning to our previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice (with […]

Trump, Mnuchin Float Short-Term Deal as Relief Bill Talks Stall

Trump, Mnuchin Float Short-Term Deal as Relief Bill Talks Stall

BY JACK PHILLIPS But Meadows isn’t optimistic about a deal getting done by the end of July President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested a short-term extension to the expanded $600-per-week unemployment benefits and a moratorium on evictions, which were not provisions in the Senate GOP relief bill. The two White House officials acknowledged that the […]

Trump Holds First CCP Virus Briefing in Weeks, Calls on Americans to Wear a Mask

Trump Holds First CCP Virus Briefing in Weeks, Calls on Americans to Wear a Mask

BY JACK PHILLIPS   President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening resumed giving regular COVID-19 briefings, coming weeks after they were discontinued. Americans should wear a mask “whether you like the mask or not,” he said. “They have an impact,” he added. “My administration will stop at nothing to save lives … we’ve learned so much about this disease,” […]

Trump Vows to Send Federal Agents Into Cities Facing Violence

Trump Vows to Send Federal Agents Into Cities Facing Violence

  BY JACK PHILLIPS President names Chicago, Detroit, New York, Baltimore, Oakland, and Philadelphia President Donald Trump on Monday said his administration will send more federal law enforcement personnel to major cities facing a surge in violence. “New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore … we’re not going to let this happen in our country,” Trump told reporters in […]

Statue of Jesus Found Toppled, Beheaded in Miami, Church Says

Statue of Jesus Found Toppled, Beheaded in Miami, Church Says

BY JACK PHILLIPS A statue of Jesus Christ was found toppled and beheaded at a Catholic church in Miami, an act of vandalism that probably will be investigated as a hate crime, church officials said. The attack that occurred sometime between late on July 14 and the morning of July 15 at Miami-Dade’s Good Shepherd Catholic Church was likely targeted, Rev. […]

California Governor Orders Widespread Closures of Businesses Over CCP Virus

California Governor Orders Widespread Closures of Businesses Over CCP Virus

BY JACK PHILLIPS California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered widespread closures in an attempt to curb the spread of the CCP virus following a recent surge in cases. Last week, the state recorded its single-highest number of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus cases in a 24-hour period. The state’s average daily new cases reached more than 8,200 over the past week. According […]

18 Injured, Explosion Reported During USS Bonhomme Richard Fire: Officials

18 Injured, Explosion Reported During USS Bonhomme Richard Fire: Officials

BY JACK PHILLIPS Update at 5 p.m. ET: At least 18 people were hospitalized in the incident, Navy and fire officials have confirmed. Naval Surface Force wrote that about 160 sailors were on board the vessel at the time, adding that “18 sailors have been transferred to local hospitals.” Their injuries were described as non-life-threatening. The fire was called away at […]