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Republican plan slashes corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% and keeps all seven tax brackets

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:11
Republicans are poised to unveil their final tax bill Friday evening, a step that will place them on track to vote on their plan next week and potentially have President Donald Trump sign it into law by the end of the year.

Vietnam '67: The Kindergarten Marines

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:08
There were many failures in the Vietnam War. But the Marines’ counterinsurgency efforts were a success.

Republican Party, Ajit Pai, North Korea: Your Friday Evening Briefing

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:03
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

A Middle-Class Tax Cut? Americans Aren’t Buying It

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:55
A poll finds that Americans don’t expect their own taxes to decline next year and doubt that the Republican plan will raise wages or economic growth.

Grad students are spared...

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:51

Tillerson, in Apparent U-Turn, Says North Korea Must ‘Earn’ Its Way to Talks

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:48
Three days after striking a conciliatory tone, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said the North must stop nuclear threats before any possible talks.

Bergen: It was this general's elite soldiers, not Trump, who defeated ISIS

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:43
Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi is virtually unknown outside Iraq, but he is a hero in his own country. When the three-star general walks into the lobby of a guesthouse in Baghdad he is quickly surrounded by well-wishers who want to take selfies with him. Iraqis know that the taciturn general was key to the long, grinding campaign that defeated ISIS.

Opinion: America’s New Religion: Fox Evangelicalism

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:37
Get ready for a very merry war on Christmas.

Trump lets off steam on a cloudy Friday in DC

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:31
Even presidents aren't immune to some holiday stress. With a bruising week nearly over, President Donald Trump sought to let off steam Friday.

What’s Next After the Repeal of Net Neutrality

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:31
Here is a guide to what will happen in the coming weeks (and maybe years), including potential changes from companies and numerous lawsuits.

North Korean high-ranking official missing

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:17
Reports that North Korea's second most high-ranking official to Kim Jong Un has vanished. CNN's Brian Todd reports on his whereabouts.

Critic’s Notebook: You Know Your History? These Podcasts Aren’t So Sure

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:15
It seems every podcast company is starting its own counterintuitive take on history. But how effective are they at actually illuminating our past?

Trump: 'I don't want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet'

Washington Post - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:15
President Trump said on Dec. 15 that he doesn't want to talk about pardoning Michael Flynn yet, and criticized the FBI.

After Trump and Moore, some evangelicals are finding their own label too toxic to use

Washington Post - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:15
Conservative Christians have long debated whether to mix faith and politics, but some fear the term ‘evangelical’ has been deeply damaged

Op-Ed Contributor: Russell Simmons, R. Kelly, and Why Black Women Can’t Say #MeToo

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:07
When your community fights for the people who terrorized you, it means your pain is not a priority.

Omarosa’s White House Show Is Canceled

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:04
Love her or hate her, the former reality show star turned White House aide has never shied away from controversy.

No Wild Parties, No Pledging as Universities Crack Down on Fraternity Excesses

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:02
Amid worries about hazing, sexual assault and a spate of deaths, universities are imposing campuswide restrictions on fraternities and sororities.
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