U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian ship: Official – Washington Times

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that came close to it during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, an American defense official said. The incident involving the USS Thunderbolt, a Cyclone-class patrol ship based in Bahrain as part […]

Mick Mulvaney says Obama had ‘secret’ list of proposed regulations – Washington Times

  (Washington Times) White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney accused the Obama administration Thursday of keeping a “secret list” of proposed regulations during Mr. Obama’s eight-year regulatory onslaught against businesses, and touted President Trump’s rollback of more than 800 Obama-era rules and proposals. Of the 860 rules or proposed rules […]

Why the GOP Congress will be the most unproductive in 164 years – The Week

(The Week) Just six months ago, it looked like the Republican Party was about to go on a legislative blitzkrieg, shredding law after law passed by the Obama administration. ObamaCare would be vaporized and replaced with a nickel rattling inside an empty Mountain Dew can. Dodd-Frank was sure to be […]

Justice Department charges hundreds in massive health care, opioid fraud scheme – Washington Times

(Washington Times) More than 400 people, including doctors, pharmacists and nurses, were charged in connection with a massive health care fraud scheme that bilked the federal government of more than $1 billion, officials from the Justice Department and Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday.About a quarter of those […]

Macy’s just signaled the end of department stores as we know them – AOL Finance

(AOL Finance)  Macy’s is morphing into a discount store.The department-store chain is testing self-service systems in its shoe departments and at its beauty counters, meaning customers would serve themselves instead of finding a salesperson to retrieve shoes or make eyeliner recommendations. This model copies highly successful off-price retailers like TJ […]