FROM Caroline Styne
The Newest Item on LA Menus Is a Health Care Surcharge Some of the loudest complaints about the Affordable Care Act come from small businesses, which insist they can’t afford the cost of mandatory health insurance for their employees. Some restaurants are converting full-time jobs to part time. But when Republique opened last year near LA’s Miracle Mile, the owner had a different idea. Customers were stuck with a 3% surcharge. Now it’s catching on in a big way. Caroline Styne is co-owner and wine director of Luques, AOC, Tavern and the Larder.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Concern deepens amid Trump's controversies President Trump delivered today's commencement speech to the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. As he praised the accomplishments of the graduates, he listed some of his own… and made reference to reports that he leaked intelligence to the Russians and tried to shut down an FBI Investigation into his associates.