Politics

Full text of the letter from President Trump to Kim Jong Un

Below is the full text of the letter President Donald Trump sent to North Korea‘s Kim Jong Un: Dear Mr. Chairman: We greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties, which was scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore. We were informed […]

NYPD: Man fatally stabbed inside luxury apartment building

The New York Police Department says a man was fatally stabbed inside of a luxury apartment building on Staten Island that has 24-hour security. Officers remained on the scene Thursday following the early morning stabbing. The NYPD says the 42-year-old victim was stabbed six times inside a third-floor unit, and was rushed to an area hospital where he died. Authorities […]

China says US commerce secretary due Saturday for talks

The Chinese government says U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will arrive in Beijing on Saturday for more talks on settling a sprawling dispute over technology policy and China‘s trade surplus with the United States. An announcement by the official Xinhua News Agency said Friday the two sides will “continue negotiations on Chinese-U.S. economic and trade issues” but gave no details. […]

Louisiana‘s sales tax break this weekend for hurricane prep

Need a flashlight, batteries or portable generator to get stocked for hurricane season? Louisiana residents will get a partial sales tax break this Saturday and Sunday when they‘re buying hurricane-readiness supplies. During the two-day period, eligible purchases will be subject to 3 percent state sales tax instead of the full 5 percent regularly charged on such items. Local sales taxes […]

Deputy shoots, wounds man on interstate in Cleveland

A police officer has shot and critically wounded a man who witnesses say was attacking people after he wrecked his car on an interstate in Cleveland. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff‘s Office says a deputy shot the 38-year-old man Thursday night along Interstate 90. They say the man charged at the deputy, who shocked him with a stun gun before firing […]

How the Battle for the House Is Shaping Up

If you had asked me six months ago who I thought would win control of the House of Representatives in 2018, I wouldn’t have hesitated before answering, “It’s early, but Democrats are heavily favored, although conventional wisdom has been very slow to catch up.” With a raft of GOP retirements in highly vulnerable open seats, a president with job approval […]

U.S. Has Leverage in Dealings w/Iran, N. Korea

There has been a lot of misinformation about both getting out of the so-called Iran deal and getting into a new North Korean agreement. The two situations may be connected, but not in the way we are usually told. Getting out of the Iran deal did not destroy trust in the U.S. government. Our departure from the deal does not […]