Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, December 12th

Headlines from the New York Times for Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Several Women Repeat Accusations of Sexual Misconduct by Trump

Several women who came forward during the 2016 campaign to accuse Donald J. Trump of sexual misconduct renewed their allegations publicly on Monday, betting that recently aggressive attitudes against harassment will give their stories new life and demanding that Congress investigate the president’s actions. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, December 12th”

Newspaper Prayers: Friday, December 8th

Headlines from the New York Times for Friday, December 8, 2017

Al Franken to Resign From Senate Amid Harassment Allegations

Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, in an emotional speech on the Senate floor, announced on Thursday that he would resign from Congress, the most prominent figure in a growing list of lawmakers felled by charges of sexual harassment or indiscretions.

At turns defiant and mournful but hardly contrite, Mr. Franken called it “the worst day of my political life,” as he denied allegations of groping and improper advances from at least six women. Instead, as his Democratic colleagues looked on, he took a parting shot at President Trump and Roy S. Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama; both have also been accused of sexual misconduct. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Friday, December 8th”

Newspaper Prayers: Thursday, December 7th

Headlines from the New York Times for Thursday, December 7, 2017

When the floodgates opened on Wednesday to cast Senator Al Franken aside, following a half-dozen accusations of sexual misconduct, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand had positioned herself at the crest of the wave.

“Enough is enough,” she wrote on Facebook, becoming the first of Mr. Franken’s Democratic colleagues to call for his resignation on Wednesday morning. By lunchtime, more than a quarter of Democratic senators had concurred; by evening, a solid majority. Mr. Franken has now scheduled a public announcement about his future for Thursday. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Thursday, December 7th”

Newspaper Prayers: Monday, December 10th

Headlines from the New York Times for Monday, December 4, 2017

Trump, Defending Himself After Flynn Guilty Plea, Says F.B.I. Is in ‘Tatters’

As the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation draws closer to him, President Trump on Sunday unleashed an extraordinary assault on the nation’s premier law enforcement agency, calling it a biased institution whose reputation for fairness was “in tatters.” Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Monday, December 10th”

Newspaper Prayers: Friday, December 1st

Headlines from NPR Online for Friday, December 1, 2017

5 Ways Congressional Tax Legislation Would Transform Health Care

Here are five ways the tax legislation could change health policy:

  1. Repeal the requirement for most people to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty
  2. Repeal the medical expense deduction
  3. Trigger major cuts to the Medicare program
  4. Change tax treatment for graduate students and those paying back student loans
  5. Change or eliminate the tax credit that encourages pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs for rare diseases

Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Friday, December 1st”