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23 September 2017 12:38 AM The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem President Donald Trump says NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. He's also bemoaning that football games have become less violent, complaining, "They're ruining the game." Several athletes, including NFL players 1

19 September 2017 9:46 PM In Trump’s U.N. speech, emphasis on sovereignty echoes his domestic agenda

President Trump took a domestic agenda that has emphasized nationalism and sovereignty and in his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday made it the foundation of his foreign policy. The speech before the global body was notable for its tone, which largely sidestepped the statesmanlike language of his other foreign policy addresses. In his attacks

19 September 2017 9:40 PM Socialist Equality Group statement on the election

The New Zealand election on September 23 poses the urgent need for an internationalist and socialist movement of the working class. Whatever its outcome, the election will not address the great issues of the day that confront workers and young people: the failure of capitalism as an economic system; growing international tensions and the undeniable danger

19 September 2017 7:00 PM Hawke’s Bay a microcosm of NZ’s growth and skill stresses

Famous for its wineries and orchards, Hawke’s Bay has a regional economy that is cyclical and heavily reliant on immigration. Shane Cowlishaw explores what effect a potential change of government could have - and what’s being done to get local young workers into jobs. Despite its sunshine and wine, Hawke’s Bay has always struggled with a relatively high unemployment 3

19 September 2017 7:14 AM Hawke's Bay locals rally against water conservation

Hawke's Bay locals are taking a stand against a proposed Water Conservation Order. Hundreds will rally from Napier and Hastings to Clive on Tuesday to reject an application lodged by environmental groups to put water restrictions on two of its largest rivers. Water rally spokesman Jerif van Beek says the move would cripple jobs and diminish their way of life. "The general 3

18 September 2017 8:00 PM National committed to growth for New Zealanders

New Zealanders have a clear choice this election between two very different economic directions for New Zealand – National’s plan to grow jobs and incomes and ensure families continue to get ahead, and Labour’s agenda that would take us backwards, Prime Minister and National Party Leader Bill English says. “National is ambitious for New Zealand. We have a confident

17 September 2017 5:01 PM Ardern defends tax, super policies

Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson and revenue spokesman Michael Wood released a revised tax package which said any potential changes would not come into effect until 2021. There would be no new taxes or levies, except those already announced. Those included a regional fuel tax, a clean water royalty and a $25 levy on international visitors 2

15 September 2017 5:05 PM The Real Trump? Why The Donald Could Be More Bipartisan Than We Thought

Washington had a head-spinning Wednesday night and Thursday morning, even by the dizzying standards of the Donald Trump presidency. Over Chinese food, the president on Wednesday night met at the White House with the top Senate and House Democrats, Charles Schumer of New York and Nancy Pelosi of California. Trump’s flirtations with the leaders of the left have been striking 1

14 September 2017 12:08 PM The Finance 202: House Republican takes aim at derivatives to help pay for tax overhaul

President Trump meets at the White House on Wednesday with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), on the right. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) A key House Republican is preparing to propose new taxes on derivatives as the party hunts for revenue to fund a tax overhaul. Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), a member of the House Ways and Means 6

14 September 2017 3:27 AM Why Russia props up the dangerous North Korean regime

As North Korea continues to develop a nuclear-weapons program, threatening the U.S. and neighboring countries while starving and enslaving much of its population, the regime of Kim Jong Un continues to receive an increasing amount of both public and private support from Russia. But why? “Putin is weakening sanctions against North Korea to weaken the concept 5