Q&A: Should anyone worry about a $22 trillion national debt?

The government surpassed a dubious milestone this week: Its debt topped $22 trillion — that's trillion, with a "t'' — for the first time. Continue Reading Below Piles of federal debt have been growing ever higher for years, fueled by accumulating annual deficits, which themselves have been driven by tax cuts, government spending increases and the mounting costs of Medicare […]

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Trump says Omar 'should be ashamed of' Israel comments, apology doesn't cut it

Freshman congresswoman Omar sparks outrage over anti-Semitic tweet President Donald Trump on Monday said freshman Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar "should be ashamed of herself" over tweets suggesting that a powerful pro-Israel interest group paid members of Congress to support Israel. "I think she should be ashamed of herself," Trump told reporters on Air Force One while flying to a campaign rally […]

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Driverless cars 'should crash to avoid child pedestrians' even if it means occupants die, according to motorists

A recent survey asked drivers to choose what they would want their autonomous car to do if two children ran onto the road in front of them and the car didn't have time to stop. And worryingly, not all drivers chose to prioritise the kids' safety over their own. More than 21,000 AA members were asked the tough question in a […]

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Michael Cohen should testify about Trump before Congress, even though Cohen is a liar and felon

Trump, Republicans dismiss Cohen’s agreement to testify before the House Oversight Committee before going to prison President Trump’s onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen is discredited by Republicans after accepting an invitation from Democrats to testify amid the Russia probe; Catherine Herridge reports. There are a lot of questions awaiting President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, in his scheduled appearance Feb. […]

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9 things you should know before Trump starts spewing lies in Tuesday address to the nation

Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump will speak to the American people about his demands for a southern border wall, which have led him to shut down the government.  He will, undoubtedly, gin up fear about a “crisis” mounting at the US-Mexico border. Here are nine things you should know in advance of his speech — incidentally, nine things that I […]

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News networks should not air Trump Wall speech without fact-checking first

President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he “will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.” Keep in mind that just a few hours earlier, Trump declared on Twitter that “The Fake News Media in our Country is the real Opposition Party. It is truly the Enemy […]

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Congress should put human rights first at home and abroad. Prove some Americans care.

The new 116th Congress, with its diverse pool of new members ushered in by a record number of voters, has an opportunity to demonstrate that human rights remain a priority for the American people. For years, the U.S. has promoted respect for these rights, even if it has not always abided by the laws and treaties that protect them. This has […]

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Should You Buy Aphria in 2019?

With 2018 now in the books, investors can look back and confidently proclaim it to be the "Year of Cannabis." At no time in the history of the marijuana industry have such significant advancements been made. As you can imagine, the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada tops the list. No single action validated the weed industry as a legitimate […]

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