The Brief

President Trump Meets With Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico
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Trump to GOP: Cut Taxes or Else

President Donald Trump warned House Republicans that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for the nation if they fail on tax overhaul. Trump's plans would slash the corporate tax rate to 20 percent


Japan's Shinzo Abe Conjures Stunning Election Victory

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe romped back to power despite a series of corruption scandals earlier in the year that sent his approval rating plummeting to just 26%. His return is also a boon for President Trump

Senate Votes On Various Budget Amendments

McCain Takes Veiled Swipe at Trump's Vietnam War Exemptions

Senator John McCain appeared to take aim at President Trump's draft deferrals during the Vietnam War, following a series of public rebukes of the Trump administration. The President's medical deferrals from the war have been frequently criticized

A Concert for Charlottesville

Justin Timberlake to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

Justin Timberlake has been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson cause a national controversy. This will be his third Super Bowl halftime performance, the most for any entertainer

U.N. Needs $434 Million for Rohingya Refugee Relief

U.N. agencies convene in Geneva to request a sum of $434 million to fund a massive emergency response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in eastern Bangladesh, where nearly 600,000 people have crossed the border after fleeing violence in Myanmar

President Trump's Budget Calls For Major Cuts To EPA

EPA Pulls Scientists from Climate Change Conference

The EPA has pulled three of its scientists from a major conference, where they were set to speak about the impacts of climate change on New England's largest estuary. One of the scientists was scheduled to deliver the keynote address

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter Offers Help With North Korea Crisis

Former President Jimmy Carter may be on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum from Trump, but he's still offering to help with one of the most pressing issues — the crisis with North Korea

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Former Presidents Team Up for Hurricane Relief

All five of the former living U.S. presidents made a rare appearance together, helping raise $31 million for hurricane relief. They were even joined by current President Trump — sort of