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DOJ opens door to regulating bump stocks

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 22:19
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has begun a federal rule-making process that could reinterpret the legality of certain bump fire stock devices, a piece of equipment that enabled the Las Vegas gunman in October to fire on concertgoers more rapidly, mimicking automatic fire.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Gift-Giving Tips From Scientists

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 22:19
No matter how terrible the present, remember to wrap it nicely.

Trump: 'We are putting in a tremendous child tax credit'

Washington Post - Fri, 2017-12-15 22:15
President Trump praised the GOP tax plan on Dec. 15, said that the child tax credit is "increasing on a daily basis," and said Democrats have "done nothing" for children.

Republicans’ $1.5 Trillion Tax Plan Appears on Track to Pass Next Week

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 22:00
Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Corker of Tennessee, who had been holdouts, said they would support the bill, putting it within striking distance of passage.

As a Must-Pass Republican Tax Bill Headed for the Finish Line, Rubio Saw an Opening

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 21:47
On Thursday, Marco Rubio took a stand: He threatened to vote no unless House and Senate negotiators expanded the child tax credit.

On Pro Basketball: An N.B.A. Team in Mexico City: How Realistic Is That?

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 21:33
Smog, traffic, security concerns — all are issues the league is assessing. But there are lots of reasons to think it might move aggressively into Mexico.

For Disney’s Iger, a Bold Move That Will Define His Legacy

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 21:33
Disney has achieved great success under the leadership of Robert A. Iger. But he is likely to be judged on the success of his 21st Century Fox deal.

Anita Hill to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 21:30
Kathleen Kennedy, Nina Shaw and other female powerbrokers spearheaded the idea, and top agents, studio chief executives union leaders have signed on.

Op-Ed Contributor: Alabama’s Unlikely Rebel

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 21:30
Senator Richard Shelby’s line in the sand extends from George Wallace to Roy Moore.

Far-right party in Austria's new government

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 21:29
Two Austrian political parties formed a government coalition with a far-right presence.

Editorial: Donald Trump Seems Confused About Jerusalem

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 21:25
The president is showing how to take a vexing problem and make it harder.

Omarosa Manigault Newman, Leaving the White House, Suggests the Show Will Go On

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 21:19
As the spectacle surrounding Ms. Newman’s departure promises to carry over into the Trump administration’s second year, her telegenic antics have not been entertaining to several West Wing aides.

Op-Ed Columnist: The Real Russia Scandal

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 21:16
It’s not just what they did to us. It’s our leader’s sympathy with a dictator.

What's in the final tax bill

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 21:13

Some Charlottesville residents weren't ready to see a black man talking with Klansmen, but he says listening is the way to move beyond hate

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 20:58
Daryl Davis' home is filled with memories of the days he has spent with the Ku Klux Klan.

Opinion: Mom, Pop -- you lose in this tax plan

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 20:46
As the Republican tax plan continues to advance -- and morph -- with dizzying speed, those of us in the accounting business continue to be astonished by the thickening maze of loopholes emerging from the bill.
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