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Exclusive: Trump, GOP to cut top rate to 35 percent

Exclusive: Trump, GOP to cut top rate to 35 percent

President Trump and Republican leaders plan to cut the top tax rate for the wealthiest Americans to 35 percent and dramatically reduce taxes on big and small businesses, according to details leaked to Axios. Why it matters: It’s the first glimpse of the tax reform plan agreed upon in secret between the “Big Six” congressional leaders […]

China opens gates to US beef imports

Beijing (AFP) – China opened its gates to US beef imports this week, giving American cattle farmers much sought-after access to the country’s massive market following a 14-year ban. Shipments of eligible US beef have been allowed to enter China since Tuesday, the General Adminstration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement. […]

Was the Civil War About Slavery?

Was the Civil War About Slavery?

Did the North care about abolishing slavery? Did the South secede because of slavery? Or was it about something else entirely…perhaps states’ rights? Colonel Ty Seidule, Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point, settles the debate. For more information on the Civil War, check out The West Point History of […]

Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report

Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report

False Witness: Conspiracy theorists claim this photo “proves” the 9/11 attacks were a U.S. military operation. (Photograph by Rob Howard) From the moment the first airplane crashed into the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, the world has asked one simple and compelling question: How could it happen? Three and a […]

Fifteen 4th of July Fun Facts

Fifteen 4th of July Fun Facts

While most Americans know that the U.S.’s birthday is celebrated on July 4, it’s a misconception that all the signers of the Declaration of Independence signed it on the Fourth of July. For more fun facts about America’s Independence Day, keep reading: What day did most signers of the Declaration of Independence actually sign the […]

“In God We Trust”- Our National Motto

“In God We Trust”- Our National Motto

In 1820, a U.S. revenue cutter captured the slave ship Antelope off the coast of Florida with nearly 300 African slaves. Francis Scott Key was the defense counsel for the Africans, many of whom were just young teenagers. Key fought to free the slaves in an expensive legal battle which dragged on for seven years. […]