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In Fight Over Net Neutrality, The FCC Seeks To Supersede States’ Rights (Video)

In Fight Over Net Neutrality, The FCC Seeks To Supersede States’ Rights (Video)

From opening our public land to commercial interests, green-lighting the Keystone XL pipeline, approving the Italian oil giant Eni SpA’s plan to drill exploratory wells in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska, we are only beginning to get a taste of how far President Donald Trump and company will go to privatize the public sector. One […]

REPORT: Trump Tower In Panama Has Numerous Ties To Organized Crime (VIDEO)

REPORT: Trump Tower In Panama Has Numerous Ties To Organized Crime (VIDEO)

In 2006, a new building was opened in Panama that carried the name of Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower. The massive structure — one of the tallest in Latin America — was hailed as the harbinger of an expanding economy in Panama, and it also gave the Trump Organization a footprint in a booming […]

The Supreme Court Could Decide American Unions’ Fate Early Next Year (Video)

The Supreme Court Could Decide American Unions’ Fate Early Next Year (Video)

Last year, public sector unions dodged a bullet after the U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked on the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA) case that threatened to eliminate fair share fees, aka union dues, that support strong collective bargaining efforts. Before that it was the 2014 Harris v. Quinn case. Now the war on public sector unions has returned with Janus v. American […]

Trump Makes A Complete Fool Of Himself In Japan By Not Remembering Facts (TWEET)

Trump Makes A Complete Fool Of Himself In Japan By Not Remembering Facts (TWEET)

In a poorly researched appearance on Monday (it was Sunday here — Japan is 14 hours ahead of us), President Donald Trump once again put his ignorance on full display in front of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. From Bloomberg: “In a joint press briefing with Abe in Tokyo on Monday, Trump hailed the U.S.-Japan […]

NY Judge Says He Will Decide In 30 To 60 Days About Whether To Proceed With Emoluments Clause Case Against Trump (Video)

NY Judge Says He Will Decide In 30 To 60 Days About Whether To Proceed With Emoluments Clause Case Against Trump (Video)

One thing is for sure: Donald Trump is no stranger to litigation. As either plaintiff or defendant, Trump has been embroiled in over 4,000 lawsuits, both frivolous and substantial. His presidency is no different. His first month in office alone brought dozens of suits. By August, he had been sued more than 135 times. One complaint […]

At Height Of Opioid Crisis, Pharma Lobbyists Worked Congress To Keep It Going (Video)

At Height Of Opioid Crisis, Pharma Lobbyists Worked Congress To Keep It Going (Video)

In her book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Naomi Klein argues that countries like the United States will never have effective climate policies as long as there are legislators profiting from fossil fuel companies’ deep pockets. The same can be argued about the so-called war on drugs at a time when opioids are wiping […]

Sports Teams Are Fleeing Trump Properties Like Rats From A Sinking Ship (Video)

Sports Teams Are Fleeing Trump Properties Like Rats From A Sinking Ship (Video)

Do you know the tale of King Midas? Everything he touched turned to gold. Life was great until he tried to eat and turned his food gold. Then he tried hugging his daughter and wound up gilding her as well. It appears as though we’ve got our very own King Midas occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, […]

Cutting Taxes For The Wealthy Does NOT Help The Economy–Here’s Why (Video)

Cutting Taxes For The Wealthy Does NOT Help The Economy–Here’s Why (Video)

Tax cuts. The very mention of them sends shivers down conservative and progressive spines. Progressives take issue with their tax dollars helping to perpetuate a military industrial complex and subsidies to fossil fuel corporations, while conservatives and Tea Partiers rail against social safety nets like food stamps, Medicare, and Medicaid. The proposed budget Republicans unveiled last […]

For The First Time In 7 Years, The U.S. Economy LOST Jobs – Thanks A Lot, Donnie!

For The First Time In 7 Years, The U.S. Economy LOST Jobs – Thanks A Lot, Donnie!

When he was campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump repeatedly said he was going to bring millions of jobs back from overseas and create millions more new ones. He promised that Americans would win so much that they would get tired of winning. But the winning ended Friday when the Labor Department announced that for […]

Trump’s ‘Tax Reform’ Would Break Several Campaign Promises – Surprise!

Trump’s ‘Tax Reform’ Would Break Several Campaign Promises – Surprise!

Wednesday was officially “tax reform” day for President Trump and Congressional Republicans. Having failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the GOP is moving on to a measure which may not have any better chance of passing. During the 2016 campaign, Trump made lots of promises regarding taxes and what he’d do if elected. But […]

NFL Ratings Skyrocket After Trump Attacks National Anthem Protesters

NFL Ratings Skyrocket After Trump Attacks National Anthem Protesters

If President Trump thought he could hurt the National Football League with his endless comments about players who choose to kneel during the national anthem, the ratings are in, and it turns out Trump’s calls for a boycott of the NFL have boosted television ratings dramatically. The Los Angeles Times reports that ratings for pregame […]

REPORT: Steve Bannon Tried Desperately To Get A Pro-Trump Mole Hired At Facebook

REPORT: Steve Bannon Tried Desperately To Get A Pro-Trump Mole Hired At Facebook

As part of his efforts to get Donald Trump elected president, Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon actively worked to get a person hired at Facebook who would then spy on the social media network in an attempt to assure that pro-Trump content wasn’t being “censored.” BuzzFeed has obtained emails which show communications between Bannon and former GOP […]

All Signs Say That Mueller Probably Has Trump’s Tax Returns – Here’s Why

All Signs Say That Mueller Probably Has Trump’s Tax Returns – Here’s Why

Back in July, during an interview with The New York Times, President Trump was asked if Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be crossing a red line if he began looking into Trump’s business dealings, taxes, and deals his family members may have made. The president responded: “I would say yes. I think that’s a violation. […]

The BIG Con: Trump Billed Taxpayers For Two-Night Stay At Mar-a-Lago

The BIG Con: Trump Billed Taxpayers For Two-Night Stay At Mar-a-Lago

Despite his repeated assurances that he would not profit from being president, a new report from The Washington Post suggests those promises are, like nearly everything Donald Trump says, a lie. As recently as March of this year, during a trip Trump and his wife Melania made to the president’s exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm […]

Equifax Offers Credit Monitoring After Massive Data Breach–But There’s A Catch (Video)

Equifax Offers Credit Monitoring After Massive Data Breach–But There’s A Catch (Video)

Whenever there is a security breach compromising sensitive information, corporations affected typically offer free credit monitoring services for a specified period of time. On Thursday, credit agency Equifax experienced a data breach that impacted at least 143 million U.S. consumers who had their birth dates, names, and addresses hacked, including 209,000 customers’ credit card numbers. Immediately, Equifax extended […]

EXPOSED: Congressman Blows Giant Hole In Trump’s Denial Of Having Any Ties To Russia (VIDEO)

EXPOSED: Congressman Blows Giant Hole In Trump’s Denial Of Having Any Ties To Russia (VIDEO)

President Trump has repeatedly maintained that he has no business interests or financial ties to Russia in an attempt to give the appearance there’s no way he could be manipulated into helping Russia in order to financially benefit himself. But just this week we learned that Trump was pursuing a deal which would have resulted in […]

The Chemical Industry That Lobbied For Lower Regulations Is Now Poisoning Houston

The Chemical Industry That Lobbied For Lower Regulations Is Now Poisoning Houston

Dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is bad enough. Now we learn Texas has another problem–chemical poisoning. Thursday morning, the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, about 25 miles northeast of Houston, experienced two explosions, releasing organic peroxides into the air, sending at least ten sheriff’s deputies to the hospital. And in Houston, trying to recover […]

Robert Mueller Zeroing In On Trump SoHo For Possible Racketeering

Robert Mueller Zeroing In On Trump SoHo For Possible Racketeering

After all mob boss Al Capone was guilty of, he was ultimately convicted of tax evasion. That was in 1931. There is a distinction, of course. Al Capone was not president of the United States. Here we are in 2017 with another mob boss on the hot seat for a plethora of crimes. The one(s) he might be […]

Rabid Islamophobe Pam Geller Has A Hissy Fit After PayPal Bans Her

Rabid Islamophobe Pam Geller Has A Hissy Fit After PayPal Bans Her

Pamela Geller, who has made a career out of hating anyone of the Islamic faith, now finds herself in quite a quandary: She’s been booted off and banned from PayPal because her website, AtlasShrugs.com, has been engaged in activities which violated PayPal’s terms of service. After PayPal sent Geller a notice telling her they no longer […]

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