“We’re disappointed in the decision but will continue making the case to reinstate the cut in the months ahead,” Bill Brown, the president of the National Association of Realtors.
Hundreds of thousands of would-be homeowners will be hit with higher costs.
With what may have been his first presidential order, Donald Trump made it more expensive for working- and middle-class Americans to buy their first homes. The move will increase costs for 750,000 to 850,000 Americans in the next... Read more
Donald Trump assumed the nation’s highest office Friday as the 45th president of the United States, vowing in a tough inaugural address to restore prosperity and “fight” for the country “with every breath.” In a succinct speech heavy on populist themes, the new president told Americans across the country they will “never be ignored again” and promised concrete results.
“The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action,” he said.
The president addressed... Read more
His defeated rivals seated behind him, thousands of supporters and protesters stretching out ahead from the Capitol’s West Front to to the Washington Monument, Donald John Trump took the oath of office Friday as the nation’s 45th president, pledging “a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its purpose for all the American people.”
His fist raised, Trump vowed that, “Together we will make America strong again, we will make America proud again, we... Read more
Donald John Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking office on a day that has featured smaller crowds and more subdued ceremony than previous inaugurations — but still ushers in a transformative shift in the country’s leadership. Trump, 70, was administered the oath by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. His wife Melania Trump stood at his side. The oath was given using two Bibles — one from... Read more
Michael Moore, Robert De Niro and several other high-profile figures spoke at the peaceful demonstration Thursday night.
The last time Clark Luster marched in New York City was in the 1960s to protest the Vietnam War.
Over half a century later, the 72-year-old retiree from Asheville, North Carolina, says a new threat has compelled him to hit the streets once again: President-elect Donald Trump.
“We’ve got to do something about him,” Luster told The Huffington Post on Thursday. “What’s... Read more
This week the Census Bureau reported the latest depressing decline in middle-class incomes during the so-called economic recovery. But it may have missed an important factor in this story. A report on Wednesday from the left-leaning think tank Center For American Progress notes that as middle-class incomes have steadily fallen, so have union membership rates. The middle 60 percent of households earned 53.2 percent of national income in 1968. That number has fallen to just 45.7 percent. During... Read more
Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Treasury Department, on Thursday defended his involvement in offshore business ventures that may have allowed clients to avoid paying U.S. taxes.
During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, Mnuchin was questioned about revisions to a questionnaire he submitted to committee members as part of his nomination process. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., indicated she only became aware of the updated release Wednesday night.
The revised documents highlighted an additional... Read more