"The tax hike, initially enacted in 2009 by then-Gov. David Paterson and lawmakers during the fiscal crisis, raised the top income tax rate on top earners making more than $1 million from 6.85 percent to 9.97 percent."
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"Oxfam study shows the world's top eight tycoons have amassed £349.8billion The planet’s poorest 3.6billion people have the same sum between them Bill Gates tops the list with Amancio Ortega second and Warren Buffett third Report released to coincide with meeting of global elite in Swiss ski resort Davos"
"Cohen noted that he is not a partisan of Trump or a partisan of Putin. "I'm a partisan of American national security," he explained. "They say these things because they do not know what they're talking about. They don't know the dangers. They don't know Putin's real role in the world. He is far from the greatest threat to America."
"She is an aggressive fundraiser, and through her political action committee — PAC for a Level Playing Field — she has doled out hundreds of thousands of dollars in the past two years to Democratic candidates and committees in the hope of strengthening the party’s hand in future elections."
"Senator, my belief is we have to stay focused on a military that is so lethal that on the battle field it will be the enemy's longest day & worst day when they run into that force," Mattis said in answer to one senator's question."
"With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated,..Millennials have half the net worth of boomers. Their home ownership rate is lower, while their student debt is drastically higher."
Here’s a radical concept: federal agencies created and empowered by congressional statutes have to comply with those statutes -- i.e., they have to obey federal law -- in exercising their power.
The House voted 227-198 to approve the 2017 budget resolution that instructs committees to write legislation repealing the law. No Democrats voted for the resolution.
"News recently broke that executive actions are being put in place to start unwinding Obamacare. President-elect Donald Trump and his team are preparing for pullback of the health care bill starting on Day One. Like a penny-stock boiler room, you can picture the legions of Obamacare-touting politicians aligning their fear sell. Cue the panic."
'Harwood claimed the Republican Party was “veering off the rails” and bragged about provoking Trump during a Republican presidential debate, where he asked Trump if he was running “a comic book version of a presidential campaign.'
"You have to understand, I think that the Clinton days are over," Jones told CNN's Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sun
"In his annual New Year’s address, Kim said that after testing what the North claims was its first hydrogen bomb last year, preparations for launching an intercontinental ballistic missile have “reached the final stage.”
"Democrats' Religion Problem - The Atlantic: He once drafted a faith-outreach fact sheet describing Obama’s views on poverty, titling it “Economic Fairness and the Least of These,” a reference to a famous teaching from Jesus in the Bible. Another staffer repeatedly deleted “the least of these,” commenting, “Is this a typo? It doesn’t make any sense to me. Who/what are ‘these’?”
"In this case, the space weather prediction centre has warned that “minor fluctuations” may occur in several US state’s power supplies. Today’s storm is "broad" and Earth is expected to remain inside it for several days."
It was not an accident. It was going 40mph, it was in the middle of the market. There was no way that it could have come off the road and it showed no signs of slowing down.'
The gunman - smartly dressed in a black suit and tie - reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" and said in Turkish "We die in Aleppo, you die here" after shooting Ambassador Andrei Karlov in the back.
"ISIS has found another radical-Islamic Brit willing to butcher innocent hostages: Mohammed Reza Haque, 36, is depicted in the video using a serrated hunting knife to cut off a prisoner’s head in the middle of a barren desert. The vile killer was likened to extremist Mohamed Emwazi – dubbed ‘Jihadi John' – who beheaded five western hostages on video, after murdering his victim in an almost-identical fashion."
"The weak link is the resolve, and the Chinese are testing that, as well as baiting Trump,” said Euan Graham, the director of international security at the Lowy Institute."