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Sunday, January 10, 2016

If Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, the billionaire businessman promises to levy enormous tariffs on any Chinese products entering the country. "I would do a tax. And the tax, let me tell you what the tax should be...the tax should be 45 percent," Trump said in a meeting with the New York Times editorial board on Thursday. But even if the billionaire businessman won the 2016 election, his ability to influence such tariffs would be limited: The president cannot impose taxes -- only Congress can.


Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 has been many things, from happy to melancholy, from tragic to uplifting. In the world of science, however, things have often been decidedly wacky. In honor of the stranger side of science, here are our picks for the Top 10 Weirdest Stories Of 2015.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Turning on President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders, a significant chunk of the House Democratic caucus sided with Republicans in an effort to effectively stifle the flow of Syrian refugees into the US.

On Thursday, 47 House Democrats voted in favor of a bill authored by Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas). The bill passed, 289-137, giving it just enough to overcome a threatened veto from President Barack Obama.


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