News / UK and world by Press Association June 28, 2018, 5:44 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The US senate battle over Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee is off to a fiery start — even before the president makes his choice. Republican and Democratic leaders have traded accusations and barbed comments on the new vacancy, abortion rights and the debate to come. Both sides are quickly mobilising after Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose votes have been key in deciding cases on abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights, sent shockwaves through Washington by announcing his retirement plans. Republicans are pressing for speedy action – assuming Mr Trump makes a quick announcement of his choice – but Democrats argue that the confirmation action should be put on hold until after the November midterm elections. The Democrats are citing the Republicans’ senate … [Read more...] about Fiery start to senate battle ahead of Trump’s supreme court choice
The Senate is assessing President Donald Trump's choice to head the IRS: Charles Rettig, a Beverly Hills tax lawyer who would face the colossal challenge of overseeing the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades. Rettig has represented thousands of individuals and companies in civil and criminal tax matters before the agency and against it in court. He also defended Trump's decision to break with tradition by refusing to release his personal tax filings during the 2016 presidential campaign. Rettig on Thursday comes before the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee for his confirmation for the post of Internal Revenue Service commissioner. Democrats on the panel are expected to ask him, given his defense of Trump's tax position, if he will uphold the political independence of the IRS and whether he will work for the benefit of the average taxpayer in implementing the new tax law — a complex, $1.5 trillion package muscled through Congress by the Republicans last … [Read more...] about Charles Rettig, Trump’s choice to head the IRS, under Senate scrutiny
THE mid-19th century saw the emergence of the idea that individuals should be left free to choose their own actions subject only to the condition that their choices imposed no harm on the rest of soci[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Is abortion really only a matter of individual choice?
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Up to 10 million tourists land on our shores every year to sip our Guinness, visit our beautiful landscapes and delve into our history. Sadly we are the first to jump on a plane and take in cultures from afar instead of basking in what our ‘small but mighty’ country has to offer. Today, TripAdvisor announced the winners of its first-ever Travellers’ Choice awards, so we have a chance to see what visitors get up to when as they explore Ireland. The awards recognise 345 experiences, tours, and activities globally, highlighting the world’s best rated experiences overall.With the ‘Wild Wicklow’ tour ranking number one in Ireland and 10 in Europe, we were intrigued to see what other tours and activities visitors ranked.1. Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin – DublinBookable from €33 per person2. Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Dublin – DublinBookable from €50 per person3. Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin – … [Read more...] about Wicklow attraction ranks number one in first-ever Travellers Choice awards