US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

27 Aug 2018

Rauner vetoes bill that would set minimum teacher salary at $40,000 within five years

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Sunday vetoed legislation that would have raised the minimum salary for an Illinois teacher to $40,000 within five years, putting the re-election-seeking Republican at odds with teachers unions once again. The bill approved by lawmakers in the spring would make the minimum teacher salary for next school year $32,076. The number would rise to $40,000 for the 2022-23 term and grow with the Consumer Price Index after that.
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Sunday vetoed legislation that would have raised the minimum salary for an Illinois teacher to...
1 Jun 2017

White House grants ethics waivers to 17 appointees, including four former lobbyists

The waivers exempt the appointees from certain portions of ethics rules aimed at barring potential conflicts of interest. In letters posted on the White House website, the White House counsel's office wrote that the waivers were in the public interest because the administration had a need for the appointees' expertise on certain issues.
The waivers exempt the appointees from certain portions of ethics rules aimed at barring potential...
15 Oct 2016

Trump’s refusal to accept intelligence briefing on Russia stuns experts

Former senior U.S. national security officials are dismayed at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump 's repeated refusal to accept the judgment of intelligence professionals that Russia stole files from the Democratic National Committee computers in an effort to influence the U.S. election.
Former senior U.S. national security officials are dismayed at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump 's...

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