This is the position Republicans now find themselves in, as Sahil Kapur and Joshua Green report: A survey commissioned by the Republican National Committee has led the party to a glum conclusion regarding President Donald Trump’s signature legislative achievement: Voters overwhelmingly believe his tax overhaul helps the wealthy instead of average Americans. By a 2-to-1 margin — 61 percent to 30 percent — respondents said the law benefits "large corporations and rich Americans" over "middle class families," according to the survey, which was completed on Sept. 2 by the GOP firm Public Opinion Strategies and obtained by Bloomberg News. The result was fueled by self-identified independent voters who said by a 36-point margin that large corporations and rich Americans benefit more from the tax law — a result that was even more lopsided among Democrats. Around two-thirds of the benefits of the tax cuts went to those in the top...
The Japan Space Exploration Agency said Wednesday the unmanned Hayabusa2 spacecraft had arrived at an asteroid about 280 million kilometres from Earth. JAPAN’S Hayabusa 2 spacecraft has lowered two small rovers onto an asteroid in an epic history making mission to study the distant space rock. The Japan Space Exploration Agency said the two Minerva-II-1 rovers were lowered from the unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 to the asteroid Ryugu. Preparations have been underway for the landing since the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s...
Ex-Australian PM Rudd says there will not be final resolution on the US-China Trade war until around Christmas. China has had more exports to US. If this lasts, China has the option to tariff components of products. He says when the history of this period is written, there will be the rise of China and now US counter-measures. China could be forced to not tariff US products related to Made in China 2025. China had wanted to move from making...
India has called off a planned meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in New York this month, aggravating tensions between the longtime rivals. Foreign Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, that India’s decision to pull out of the meeting, which had been announced a day earlier, follows the killing of an Indian border guard in Kashmir and Pakistan’s glorification of insurgents fighting Indian rule in...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — NASA seeks to dismiss a federal lawsuit by a woman who thinks it will seize a vial of moon dust she claims was a gift to her from astronaut Neil Armstrong. She cites cases in the past where NASA has seized similar moon-related artifacts because it contends the government owns all lunar material, The Kansas City Star reported. FIRST DAUGHTER: Ivanka Trump tours NASA's Johnson Space Center The space agency filed a motion in late...
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region. Some opposition lawmakers argued the move would be a violation of the Basic Law, Hong Kong's mini-constitution under which it retained its own legal system and civil liberties after reverting from British to Chinese rule in 1997. However, Beijing's tight control over the city's...
"From what my coauthors and I believed, the independent analyses of our data sets confirmed all of our published findings," he said. "What we did not keep over the past 25 years are the original pencil and paper surveys and coding sheets that were used in these papers. That is, once we combined all the data into spreadsheets, we tossed the pencil and paper versions. That might be why they said they couldn’t reproduce these from scratch (that is, there...
Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is still suffering the effects of a disturbance caused by the passage of another galaxy in its vicinity that has created the movement of millions of stars, a bit like the ripples of a pebble on a pond. Gaia, the star mapping mission of the European Space Agency (ESA), has shown that this celestial collision probably took place over the last 300 to 900 million years. Astrophysicist Teresa Antoja, from the University of Barcelona in...
Seventeen-year-old Angela Freeman was very close with her family, her mother Debra told Dateline. Angela’s father was not involved in their lives, but Debra told Dateline she and Angela were a happy mother-daughter duo in their home in Petal, Mississippi. On Wednesday, September 8, 1993, Angela, Nicholas and their mother were all at home in the afternoon. Debra says she and Angela were chatting in the kitchen and Angela told her she was going to stay with her friend Paula...
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