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US president’s failure to win backing for his repeal of Obamacare has delivered a dose of reality to the markets
Wall Street’s uncritical love affair with Donald Trump is over. For five months, traders have swallowed whole the idea that the president would swiftly get a package of tax cuts through a Republican-dominated Congress, giving a boost to growth and corporate profits in the process.
Yet the first real test of Trump’s ability to get lawmakers to do his bidding – the repeal of Obamacare – has been a disaster. The resistance on Capitol Hill has left the financial markets wondering when – and indeed whether – Trump will be able to deliver on his fiscal boost.
At least one demonstrator is doused with pepper spray as anti-Trump protesters clash with the president’s supporters
Donald Trump supporters holding a rally on a popular southern Californian beach have clashed with counter-protesters, leading to the arrest of four people, law enforcement said.
Multiple fights broke out and at least one Trump supporter was doused with pepper spray on Saturday when pro-Trump demonstrators marching along Bolsa Chica state beach encountered a small group opposed to the Republican president who had gathered to denounce the rally.
Republicans calling for a return to the pro-business government of the 1920s never reflected political reality – and now the party can never be the same
On Friday, not with a final stand but with an ignominious retreat, the modern Republican party died. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had to pull the Republicans’ repeal of America’s Affordable Care Act before members of his own party killed it. That legislative defeat was the moment Republican ideology engaged in its first real battle with reality, and reality won. The Republican party can never again be the same.
Since 1980, Republican leadership has embraced the draconian goal of dismantling the New Deal state. When Democrats under Franklin D Roosevelt put in place policies to regulate business and finance, protect workers, and provide a basic social safety net in the hope of preventing another Great Depression, a reactionary rump of pro-business Republicans howled.
Las Vegas police said the gunman in a fatal shooting on the Strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus on Saturday surrendered peacefully after shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours.
The standoff began at about 11am with a shooting that killed one person and injured another. It happened on a double-decker bus on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino.
Police said on Saturday a gunman had barricaded himself inside a bus along the Las Vegas Strip, prompting a partial closure of the busy boulevard.
The standoff began after a shooting was reported on Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino.
In New York, supporters said the president was far from down and out despite taking a hit on Obamacare and facing an FBI investigation into alleged Russia ties
About 100 people held a pro-Donald Trump rally in midtown Manhattan on Saturday, in one of about 40 such events across the country at the end of a week in which the president failed to get enough votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and saw the FBI confirm it was investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Original Source Link: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/25/new-york-trump-rally-healthcare
Republicans suffered a devastating defeat on Obamacare. But the pulling of the American Health Care Act could be a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Trump
The James S Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House was crammed as usual but there was an extra frisson of suspense. As the press secretary, Sean Spicer, walked to the lectern, a conversation was unfolding just 27 paces away in the Oval Office. It would invalidate almost everything he said.
Edgar Maddison Welch, who fired an AR-15 rifle at Comet Ping Pong restaurant, makes plea on same day as Alex Jones offers statement to restaurant’s owner
The gunman who fired an AR-15 rifle in a Washington DC pizza restaurant as he “self-investigated” a bogus conspiracy theory pleaded guilty on Friday, the same day a prominent conspiracy theorist apologized for spreading the story.
Original Source Link: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/25/comet-ping-pong-alex-jones
Nearly 15% of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported having been raped, according to a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus on Friday.