Trump Could Threaten U.S. Rule of Law, Scholars Say

Donald J. Trump’s blustery attacks on the press, complaints about the judicial system and bold claims of presidential power collectively sketch out a constitutional worldview that shows contempt for the First Amendment, the separation of powers and the rule of law, legal experts across the political spectrum say. Even as much of the Republican political establishment lines up behind its […]

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U.S. House speaker Ryan says he is not yet ready to endorse Trump

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday continued to withhold his support from Donald Trump for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, saying he is not ready to endorse the political neophyte who has never held elected office. Ryan, the nation’s top elected Republican, brushed aside reports that he was ready to endorse Trump, during a meeting with reporters in the […]

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Clinton Backs Repealing Tax Cuts for Moving U.S. Jobs Overseas

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will propose rescinding tax relief and other incentives retroactively for U.S. companies that move jobs and operations overseas, her campaign said. Clinton will unveil the proposal, aimed at encouraging firms to invest at home, in a speech on Friday at Detroit Manufacturing Systems, an automotive supplier. It would apply to incentives including the R&E tax […]

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Wanted by the U.S.: The Stolen Millions of Despots and Crooked Elites

It’s hard to imagine a public official with more toys than Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, who spent $300 million on Ferraris, a Gulfstream jet, a California mansion and even Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” jacket. The buying spree is all the more remarkable since this scion of the ruling family of Equatorial Guinea, one of Africa’s smallest countries, bought all this while […]

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In major breakthrough, Cuba and U.S. discuss $1.9 billion in property claims

U.S. and Cuban officials met in Havana on Tuesday to begin negotiating a possible settlement for $1.9 billion worth of American assets seized by Fidel Castro’s government in the early 1960s, as well as other claims built up over years of strained relations. The talks were a breakthrough and would have been hard to imagine before President Obama and Cuban President […]

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U.S. deploying new force to Iraq to boost fight against Islamic State

The United States said on Tuesday it was deploying a new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids against Islamic State there and in neighboring Syria, a ratcheting up of Washington’s campaign against the group that was quickly rejected by Iraq’s government. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the deployment of such a force was not acceptable […]

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