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Finland Trials Universal Basic Income And Experiences Some Unexpected Side Effects (VIDEO)

Finland Trials Universal Basic Income And Experiences Some Unexpected Side Effects (VIDEO)

In January, Finland began giving its citizens a universal basic income of roughly $500 a month, and will continue to do so for two years. The program is the first of its kind in Europe, and the country is already seeing some great benefits. What Is Universal Basic Income? According to Investopedia, a universal basic […]

New Report Details Trump’s Extensive Ties To Russian Mafia, Worldwide Money Laundering Operations

New Report Details Trump’s Extensive Ties To Russian Mafia, Worldwide Money Laundering Operations

While he often claims he has no connections to Russia or Russian business interests, a groundbreaking new report from Bloomberg View suggests that President Trump has numerous partnerships with Russian organized crime and has benefited from money laundering operations which reach around the globe. Rubles Spend Just Like Dollars In 2007, as part of a […]

This Is ‘Winning?’ Ford To Move Production Of Focus From Michigan To China In Spite Of Trump

This Is ‘Winning?’ Ford To Move Production Of Focus From Michigan To China In Spite Of Trump

Back in January, Ford announced they would be building a new $1 billion plant in Mexico for production of the Ford Focus. President Trump got very upset and issued threats at the car company. Ford eventually relented and kept the plant in Wayne, Michigan, which delighted Trump and allowed him to crow: Ford said last […]

Using Contraception Could Soon Cost You Your Job In Missouri

Using Contraception Could Soon Cost You Your Job In Missouri

Under this new Republican regime, reproductive rights are taking a hit left and right. Many states are limiting abortion rights and access to birth control. Women in Missouri may be facing another setback in their reproductive rights. The Senate in Missouri just passed a bill that would legally allow hiring managers to discriminate against women […]

Could The AHCA Cause An Economic Recession? (VIDEO)

Could The AHCA Cause An Economic Recession? (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump has been tweeting and touting creating jobs for his entire presidency his entire campaign. However, there’s one law he’s touting that would kill millions of jobs. The Senate is deciding just that right now. The Affordable Care Act replacement, the American Health Care Act, would kill one million of jobs if passed. A new […]

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Trump Owes Millions Of Dollars To Banks Currently Lobbying The Federal Government

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Trump Owes Millions Of Dollars To Banks Currently Lobbying The Federal Government

Even though he adamantly refuses to release his tax returns or even entertain discussion of releasing them, we do now have a partial picture of President Trump’s finances thanks to the Office of Government Ethics. A look at the financial disclosure forms filed by Trump shows that the president is in debt by at least $315 […]

EPIC FAIL: Nation’s CEOs Give Trump A Big, Fat ‘F’ (VIDEO)

EPIC FAIL: Nation’s CEOs Give Trump A Big, Fat ‘F’ (VIDEO)

People who voted for Donald Trump generally did it because they had faith in his business skills. He was the guy who was going to make America prosperous, economically strong, rich, winning…you get the idea. A new poll conducted by CNN Money showed that the people who understand business the most are less than impressed […]

Maryland And DC File Historical Lawsuit Against Trump Over Emoluments Clause Violations (DETAILS)

Maryland And DC File Historical Lawsuit Against Trump Over Emoluments Clause Violations (DETAILS)

One positive aspect to emerge from all the chaos of the nascent presidency of Donald Trump is the daily civics lessons. Today, we the patriotic progressive American electorate, add another word to our ever-growing common political lexicon: “emolument.” Article 1, Section 9 of the United States Constitution states: “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United […]

Trump Wants To Impose A Fee On Small Grocery Stores That Serve Food Stamp Recipients (VIDEO)

Trump Wants To Impose A Fee On Small Grocery Stores That Serve Food Stamp Recipients (VIDEO)

Republicans love to tout “smaller government” and “protecting small business owners.” Well, if the facade hasn’t fallen away yet, perhaps the next installment of targeted genocide against the poor emanating from the Trump administration will deliver the message. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) stated last week the White House seeks to impose fees on retailers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition […]

While Our Attention Was On James Comey, House Republicans Were Setting Us Up For Another Financial Crash (VIDEO)

While Our Attention Was On James Comey, House Republicans Were Setting Us Up For Another Financial Crash (VIDEO)

Thursday, while we were watching the shiny Comey testimony, the Republican-led House of Representatives was capitalizing on our distraction fomenting another 2008-style financial crash. House Republicans voted Thursday to pass the “Financial CHOICE Act” that begins the repeal process for Dodd-Frank, a consequential set of Wall Street regulations President Barack Obama signed into law to help […]

Trump Puts Privatization Of Air Traffic Control Systems First On His ‘Infrastructure Week’ Agenda (VIDEO)

Trump Puts Privatization Of Air Traffic Control Systems First On His ‘Infrastructure Week’ Agenda (VIDEO)

In August 1981, President Ronald Reagan threatened to fire 13,000 air traffic controllers who participated in the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) strike for raises, shorter workweeks, and better working conditions. This is not surprising coming from the president whose first inaugural speech called government “the problem.” Since then, Republicans have been on a quixotic crusade to […]

What Trump Got Totally WRONG About The Paris Climate Agreement (VIDEO)

What Trump Got Totally WRONG About The Paris Climate Agreement (VIDEO)

The magnitude of what President Donald Trump got wrong Thursday when he announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords will take several years to truly feel as our businesses lag behind other nations’, our economy flags, and climate change’s effects intensify. But we’re talking about the Trump administration, where disinformation — or […]

President Liar Takes Credit For Jobs He Didn’t Create And Even Fudged The Numbers (VIDEO)

President Liar Takes Credit For Jobs He Didn’t Create And Even Fudged The Numbers (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday afternoon that he created 1 million private sector jobs and that he is the economic savior of America. Both are lies. While withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump partially justified his decision by saying it is a job killer for the United States and that he […]

An Historic Vote Compels Exxon Mobil To Acknowledge Its Impact On Climate Change (VIDEO)

An Historic Vote Compels Exxon Mobil To Acknowledge Its Impact On Climate Change (VIDEO)

You know the times they are a-changing when Exxon Mobil starts sticking up for the environment. For nearly forty years, Exxon Mobil engaged in an expensive disinformation campaign to bury evidence of climate change the company had a role in contributing to through its activity. Former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson is now our nation’s sixty-ninth […]

Trump May Pull Financial Support From Tibet (TWEETS VIDEO)

Trump May Pull Financial Support From Tibet  (TWEETS VIDEO)

There are concerns that President Donald Trump is about to pull funding from Tibetans in exile for 2018. The worrying reports come at the same time that talks of a possible meeting between the Dalai Lama and Trump are also happening. Sonam Dagpo, the Secretary for international relations has said: “I am awaiting the official document as […]

Trump Budget Would Devastate Native American Communities (VIDEO)

Trump Budget Would Devastate Native American Communities (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget makes dramatic cuts to what little remains of the social safety net. If the budget is approved, many will suffer. But Native Americans will be among those hit hardest by the budget’s extreme austerity. To really understand the abject cruelty of this budget, you have to understand that tribal communities […]

Trump Is About To Increase The Cost Of Student Loans For College (VIDEO)

Trump Is About To Increase The Cost Of Student Loans For College (VIDEO)

This fall, college students are going to be slapped with even more debt when borrowing for college. President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating subsidized federal student loans, which will significantly raise interest rates for student loans. The new rates will be: 4.45 percent for Stafford student loans; up from 3.76 percent 6 percent for Stafford […]

Trump Steering Country To Bankruptcy — The Only Thing He Does Well (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Trump Steering Country To Bankruptcy — The Only Thing He Does Well (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Debt Ceiling May Be Reached Sooner Than Expected If you doubt Donald Trump's ability to bankrupt the government, understand that bankruptcy is perhaps the only area in which he has excelled — John Iadarola (@johniadarola) April 26, 2017 Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, spoke to Congress on Wednesday, warning them […]

Ohio Bill Forces Citizens To Prop Up Dirty Coal Power Plants (VIDEO)

Ohio Bill Forces Citizens To Prop Up Dirty Coal Power Plants (VIDEO)

Even as advances in renewable energy continue to make it cheaper and more competitive, and coal continues its long 30-year decline, Ohio lawmakers are proposing legislation that would subsidize two coal-fired power plants – forever. Ohioans already pay higher electricity rates than residents of 33 other states. But if Ohio’s House Bill 239 is approved, […]

Mark Zuckerberg Calls For Universal Income In Speech At Harvard: Cue Right Wing Freakout (VIDEO)

Mark Zuckerberg Calls For Universal Income In Speech At Harvard: Cue Right Wing Freakout (VIDEO)

On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, delivered Harvard’s commencement speech. Zuckerberg is pretty well known for his progressive views. However, it still may be surprising to some that he spoke so boldly in favor of universal basic income. The high tech Facebook founder said: “Every generation expands its definition of equality. Now it’s […]

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