GOP Rep. introduces bill cutting off money to countries who discriminate based on sexual orientation

Ugandan lawmakers sing after passing Anti-Homosexuality Act

New York Republican Rep. George Santos introduced a bill Friday that would prevent the U.S. government from providing financial aid to any country that discriminates or takes legal action against its residents based on sexual orientation. Titled the “Equality and Fiscal Accountability Protection Act of 2023,” the bill, according to Santos’ office, would “require that … Read more

Bill Maher warns charging Trump over hush money probe would be a ‘colossal mistake’: ‘Rocket fuel’ for 2024

“Real Time” host Bill Maher kicked off his panel discussion Friday night by arguing against bringing criminal charges against former President Donald Trump, specifically for the alleged crimes from the Manhattan probe. “I really don’t want to give Donald Trump the satisfaction of talking about him,” Maher chuckled as he began the conversation. “I thought … Read more

Interest rates: What to do with your money now that the Fed raised rates for the ninth time

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a story that originally ran on February 1, 2023. New York CNN  —  After two weeks of banking turmoil, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday continued its bid to beat down inflation by raising its key interest rate again, the ninth such hike over the past year. That … Read more

Unclear if NY hush money grand jury will meet Thursday as Trump legal drama reaches fever pitch

CNN  —  The extraordinary legal peril surrounding Donald Trump is reaching a fever pitch at the same time the former president is forging ahead in a 2024 Republican primary that is increasingly dominated by criminal investigations in New York, Washington and Atlanta. But there’s no public information as to when or whether an indictment could … Read more

Red states put tax money to better use than blue states: study

High taxes, rising costs, crime spur exodus to red states: Jonas Max Ferris, Danielle DiMartino

Republican-led red states on average use taxpayers’ money more effectively to provide superior government services than Democrat-led blue states, according to a new study. WalletHub used 29 metrics to compare the quality and efficiency of state government services across five categories — health, safety, education, the economy, and infrastructure and pollution — taking into account … Read more

Trump and his advisers await potential indictment in hush money case

CNN  —  Behind the gilded doors of Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump and his advisers are preparing for several different potential scenarios related to a possible indictment from the Manhattan grand jury probing a hush money scheme. Already a 2024 candidate for the White House, Trump has both celebrated how an indictment would help him … Read more

Author Who Inspired ‘Mean Girls’ Says Tina Fey Owes Her More Money

The author whose book inspired “Mean Girls” is speaking out as production on a new iteration of the era-defining coming-of-age comedy gets underway. Speaking to the New York Post, Rosalind Wiseman said she is considering taking legal action against Tina Fey and Paramount Studios for what she says is her fair share of the money … Read more

New York, DC prepare for possible Trump indictment in hush money probe

CNN takes a closer look at the legal drama surrounding Donald Trump. Watch “CNN Primetime: Inside the Trump Investigations” Tuesday, March 21 at 9 p.m. ET. CNN  —  Officials in New York and Washington, DC, are preparing for potential protests as a grand jury empaneled as part of the investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged role … Read more