ACC Archives

Year: 2018
Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Overhaul Unconstitutional

(From AP News) In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor [US District Court for the Northern District of Texas] ruled Friday that last year’s tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under “Obamacare” by eliminating a penalty...

Trump Picks Mulvaney as Acting Chief of Staff

(From Reuters) U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday moved to end speculation that he was having a hard time finding a new chief of staff, naming his budget chief Mick Mulvaney to the top post on a temporary basis. Mulvaney,...

China to Pause 25 Percent Tariffs on US-Made Cars

(From UPI) China said it plans to slash tariffs placed on U.S.-manufactured vehicles, amid concerns among Chinese consumers of a fallout from the ongoing trade dispute. The Customs Tariff Commission of China’s State Council said this week the government plans...

Mueller Says FBI Not to Blame for Flynn’s False Statements

(From AP News) The special counsel’s office is pushing back at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he “chose to make false statements” and did not need a...

Congress Moves to Blacklist Iranian Banks

(From The Washington Free Beacon) Iran hawks in Congress are in the early stages of planning an all-out campaign to blacklist, sanction, and isolate Iranian banks tied to the funding of terrorism and money laundering, according to sources and legislation...

Democrats Accused of Attempting Gerrymandering in New Jersey

(From The Business Insider) The New York Times reported that a proposal making its way through the state’s legislature — a Democratic stronghold — would amend the New Jersey constitution to require district maps to reflect how major political parties...

Sri Lanka’s Disputed PM Rajapaksa Resigns Amid Crisis

(From BBC News) Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis. . . . The resignation could bring to an end a nearly two-month-long...

How to Detect Fake News

A new browser extension claims to do just that by inspecting and then rating a website for accuracy. But how do you know their decision is purely objective and not swayed by financial or other interests?