Protesters marched in Washington on a second consecutive Saturday to challenge President Donald Trump’s stance on the environment and call on him to stand by policies to stop climate change championed by his predecessor. Thousands of people gathered for the afternoon march from the lawn of the U.S. Capitol to the White House, an event that coincides with the completion of Trump’s first 100 days in office and the end of the traditional “honeymoon” period for a new presiden...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people across the U.S. are marking President Donald Trump’s hundredth day in office by marching in protest of his environmental policies. In Washington, D.C., large crowds on Saturday were making their way down Pennsylvania Avenue, where they planned to encircle the White House. Organizers say about 300 other protest marches are expected around the country. Participants in the Peoples Climate March say they’re objecting to Trump’s rollback ...
A Hindu temple stands in the way of upgrades to a Trump resort in Bali. A player walks on the golf course at Nirwana Bali Resort which will be upgraded to a six-star resort managed by Trump Organization, in Beraban, Bali, Indonesia. Firdia Lisnawati / Associated PressSkift Take: Bali has strict laws regulating the height of buildings, and the proposed tower from the Trump Organization would violate them. — Andrew SheivachmanThousands of people flock daily to the centuries-old, sacred Hindu te...
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by saying he had brought “profound change” to Washington and reaffirming that “my only allegiance” is to those he governs. During an evening trip to Pennsylvania, one of the states that propelled his unlikely election victory, Trump planned to sign an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the U.S. trade representative to conduct a study of U.S. trade agreements. The go...
President Donald Trump promised a new strategy for defeating the Islamic State, or ISIS, in his first month in office. But 100 days into his administration, Trump's strategy remains missing in action. Instead, Trump has largely clung to the Obama game plan with some notable modifications. Trump's most significant change from the Obama administration's blueprint has been to ratchet up direct action against ISIS, mainly from the air and to a lesser extent on the ground. But these are merely tactic...
The Environmental Protection Agency is updating information about climate change science on its website, including one page that explains the causes and consequences of global warming. The EPA’s main climate change website, which has existed since 1997, now links to a page that states that the website is being updated to “reflect EPA’s priorities under the leadership of President Trump and Administrator [Scott] Pruitt,” according to the website. "As EPA renews its commitm...
President Trump will hold a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night. Trump will mark the first 100 days of his presidency with a rally in Harrisburg. He announced the “BIG rally” on Twitter earlier this month. The President’s trip to Harrisburg happens to fall on the same night of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an annual night of comedy that typically brings together the White House staff and the press. Trump said he would not attend the event, following severa...
One line in the single-page tax proposal that the Trump administration released on Wednesday will be a welcome sight to parents. A bullet point under “Individual Reform” reads: “Providing tax relief for families with child and dependent care expenses.” But like other aspects of President Donald Trump’s proposed tax overhaul, there are few details on what shape that relief will take. At a Wednesday briefing on the plan, economic advisor Gary Cohn mentioned the child ...
U.S. President Donald Trump may finally get a break. Late-night talk shows and topical satire, including NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” will be the first hit if the Writers Guild of America (WGA) goes on strike next week in a stoppage that media analysts say could send viewers flocking irreversibly to streaming services. Contract talks are likely to go down to the wire this weekend to avert a strike by some 9,000 TV and movie writers should they fail to reach a deal with the Alli...
The fate of Apple stock under President Trump was once considered something of a wild card. Apple CEO Tim Cook, after all, has clashed with Trump on everything from iPhone encryption to immigration, and was even reportedly on an early short list of potential running mates for Hillary Clinton. But as Trump’s first 100 days come to a close, one thing is clear: Apple stock is the biggest winner of his presidency so far. Apple aapl shares have returned m...
President Trump’s first 100 days have gotten mixed reviews. But his political opponents think their first 100 days have gone surprisingly well. In fact, among leaders of the so-called “resistance” movement, there is widespread disagreement about what exactly was their biggest triumph. Some cite the enthusiasm for protests on inauguration weekend. Others think it was their rapid response to the two travel bans. And still others highlight the legislative failure of the bill to ...
Larry King likes Donald Trump. "I've always liked him personally," the legendary television host told Fortune in a recent interview. "I've read some terrible things that I'm sad about, but he's never done anything bad to me." Still, King has mixed feelings about the billionaire's ascent to the White House. "Donald is a complicated character," King says. "His ego is beyond egoism. I've never met anyone with a higher ego." King will celebrate his 60th anniversary in broadcasting on May 1. He's one...
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas that have been off limits, in a move to boost domestic production just as industry demand for the acreage nears the lowest in years. The order could lead to a reversal of bans on drilling across swathes of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that former President Barack Obama had sought to protect from development in the wake of the huge ...
President Donald Trump once again referred to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” this time before a crowd at a convention for the National Rifle Association. “Only one candidate in the general election came to speak to you and that candidate is now the president of the United States standing before you again,” he said at Friday’s address, as he became the first sitting president in more than three decades to speak before the NRA. “I have...
Saturday marks Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, and so far, the stock market is giving him a pretty good grade. The S&P 500 is up more than 10 per cent since election day on Nov. 8 ( about half those gains have come since his inauguration on Jan. 20), and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen approximately 15 per cent. As the U.S. President’s pro-growth policies fueled the so-called reflation trade, Canadian stocks and other cyclically-oriented markets have gone along for the rid...
Repealing Obamacare. Renegotiating NAFTA. Building the border wall. Cutting taxes. Rebuilding roads and airports. None of it happened in the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency — but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the next 100, if you ask the White House and Republican leaders. More than three months into the Trump Administration, many of the biggest promises the President made for the first three months of his tenure remain unfulfilled. During his campai...
The megadonor Mercer family — one of President Donald Trump’s top patrons — dramatically increased its philanthropic giving in 2015 and routed millions of dollars to charities closely associated with the conservative movement, a new tax filing reveals. The vehicle for the contributions was the Mercer Family Foundation, which is funded by Robert Mercer, the reclusive co-chief executive officer of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, and run by his daughter, Rebekah. It gave ou...
Back in 1984, I read with delight the Treasury Department's 500-plus-page, three-volume treatise on tax reform, which eventually led to the landmark Tax Reform Act of 1986. I liked it so much that I quit my academic job to work for Ronald Reagan's Treasury. After 40 years, it's definitely time for another tax reform. But this time is different. Last week, President Donald Trump signaled that tax reform was a high priority for his administration by visiting the Treasury Department and ordering Tr...
Donald Trump’s approval ratings show that the majority of Americans may be disappointed with the President’s first 100 days. For stock market investors, however, Trump has been one of the best presidents ever. Since his inauguration in January, the S&P 500 has risen 5.5%. Not only is that about twice as much as the benchmark stock index rose during President Obama’s first 100 days, but it’s one of the strongest starts, in terms of market performance, to any presidency...
On the 91st day of his presidency, Donald Trump gathered industry CEOs and labor executives in the Oval Office and told the assembled cameras he was making good on his pledge to rebuild the nation’s steel industry. “We’re going to fight for American workers and American-made steel,” Trump said, reading off prepared remarks. “And that’s beginning immediately.” But the promise didn’t live up to the pageantry. The memorandum encouraged the Departmen...