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Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, And Berkshire Hathaway Announce A Joint Venture–Healthcare (Video)

Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, And Berkshire Hathaway Announce A Joint Venture–Healthcare (Video)

Chances are you’ve recently purchased something from Amazon.com. Maybe it was books. Maybe clothes. Maybe an appliance or a tool. Maybe you streamed a movie or an Amazon series. Maybe you even bought groceries. Sometime in the near future, though, you might have the ability to buy health insurance and pharmaceuticals. According to the Washington Post and […]

Edu. Dept. Awards Contract To A Company Tied To Sec. Betsy DeVos (Video)

Edu. Dept. Awards Contract To A Company Tied To Sec. Betsy DeVos (Video)

On Thursday, the Education Department selected two firms to help collect unpaid student loans. But if there is one thing we have come to understand the past year about this department under Secretary Betsy DeVos, it’s that partisan ideology and personal financial gain are at the forefront of policies her agency is charged with enforcing. Thursday’s decision […]

29 Sens. Support The Congressional Review Act To Rescue Net Neutrality (Video)

29 Sens. Support The Congressional Review Act To Rescue Net Neutrality (Video)

Despite overwhelming opposition (including a bomb threat that temporarily evacuated the hearing room), and requests for delay from 18 state attorneys over concerns of a corrupted public comment process, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on December 14 to repeal regulations protecting the free and open internet–known as net neutrality–three to two along party lines. Without that protection, Internet Service Providers (ISP) can legally begin discriminating between […]

In Annual Address, NY Gov. Touts Green Jobs And The Climate (Video)

In Annual Address, NY Gov. Touts Green Jobs And The Climate (Video)

A green energy economy–one of the boldest agenda initiatives New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) articulated in his annual State of the State Address on January 3. At Empire State Plaza in Albany, Cuomo articulated his “Clean Energy Jobs and Climate Agenda” as encompassing the following: Expanding regional greenhouse gas initiatives Equitably reducing emissions from […]

Former Treasury Secretary: GOP Tax Bill Will ‘Leave Us Broke’ (Video)

Former Treasury Secretary: GOP Tax Bill Will ‘Leave Us Broke’ (Video)

There is no shortage of critics of the Republican “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act;” i.e., the tax bill that hands $1.5 trillion in permanent tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy like President Trump and his ilk. Even Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) admitted the bill goes too far–after it was passed, of course. Most, though, have dismissed concerns, insisting […]

BOMBSHELL: Leaked Email Proves Trump Is In Direct Violation Of The Emoluments Clause

BOMBSHELL: Leaked Email Proves Trump Is In Direct Violation Of The Emoluments Clause

Shortly after he was elected, Donald Trump promised that he was handing over control of his business interests to his two sons, Don Jr. and Eric, and that he wouldn’t be in violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause or have any conflict of interest because he was stepping away from the Trump Organization while serving […]

Feds Investigating $285 Million Loan Kushner Received One Month Before 2016 Election

Feds Investigating $285 Million Loan Kushner Received One Month Before 2016 Election

While it’s long been believed Jared Kushner was brought aboard Team Trump during the 2016 campaign because he was married to Ivanka, it now seems that Kushner may have been invited because, much like his father-in-law, he has questionable financial dealings. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Kushner is under investigation for a $285 […]

Financial Expert Warns Bitcoin Investors: ‘Be Prepared To Lose Your Money’

Financial Expert Warns Bitcoin Investors: ‘Be Prepared To Lose Your Money’

The head of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Britain’s top financial regulatory organization, does not believe Bitcoin’s outrageous growth can continue much longer. In fact, he thinks a massive bubble burst is on the way for the cryptocurrency. Andrew Bailey, the head of the FCA, has issued a serious warning to buyers and investors of […]

With Net Neutrality Gone, What Is The Internet’s Future? (Video)

With Net Neutrality Gone, What Is The Internet’s Future? (Video)

Well, it happened. Despite overwhelming opposition (including a bomb threat that temporarily evacuated the hearing room), and requests for delay from 18 state attorneys over concerns of a corrupted public comment process, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday repealed regulations protecting the free and open internet–known as net neutrality–three to two along party lines. The internet as we know it […]

Republicans Cut The Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent In Committee (Video)

Republicans Cut The Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent In Committee (Video)

Amid Roy Moore’s defeat and Donald Trump’s harassing tweets, let’s not forget Republicans are still trying to pass a $1.5 trillion tax bill that would create the most significant revision of our tax code in decades. Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore was worth nothing more to the GOP than a vote for more tax cuts for […]

The Internet’s Future Hinges On Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Vote (Video)

The Internet’s Future Hinges On Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Vote (Video)

Who would have imagined people would have to protest for a free and open internet? Yet that is exactly what is planned to occur outside Federal Communication Commission (FCC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, the day the FCC is slated to decide the fate of net neutrality. Net neutrality regulations prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from […]

Trump Rejects Study Proving Positive Refugee Impact On US Economy (Video)

Trump Rejects Study Proving Positive Refugee Impact On US Economy (Video)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” One of the promises President Donald Trump made on the campaign trail was to deny millions of refugees admission to the United States, claiming they were hurting Americans’ job prospects and were potential terrorists. It isn’t unusual, though, […]

Bugs, Loopholes, Haste, And The GOP Tax Bill (Video)

Bugs, Loopholes, Haste, And The GOP Tax Bill (Video)

Amid the glaring problems with the Republicans’ rewrite of our tax code, there is another issue that should concern us–time. Is there enough of it to allow America to adjust to the changes since several provisions in the bill one step away from President Donald Trump’s desk are slated to take effect January 1–weeks away? According […]

Trump Shrinks Public Land To Ease Fossil Fuel Potential–Claims It’s For Public Good (Video)

Trump Shrinks Public Land To Ease Fossil Fuel Potential–Claims It’s For Public Good (Video)

When President Donald Trump announced Monday he would be reducing the sizes of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah, he delivered the following message: “The families and communities of Utah know and love this land the best, and you know the best how to take care of your land. You know how to protect […]

What It Means Now That The GOP Tax Plan Has Passed The Senate (Video)

What It Means Now That The GOP Tax Plan Has Passed The Senate (Video)

Well, it happened. Early Saturday morning, Senate Republicans narrowly passed the most sweeping tax reform bill in three decades. President Donald Trump is now steps away from his first legislative victory. In the 51-49 vote requiring frenetic last-minute revision, Republicans chose to hand the richest Americans and corporations, already sitting on mountains of wealth, another massive tax […]

Here Are The Glaring Problems With The Republican Tax Bill (Video)

Here Are The Glaring Problems With The Republican Tax Bill (Video)

The Senate is expected very soon to vote on the Republican tax “reform” bill that passed the House of Representatives two weeks ago. Many fear it’s going to pass. Those on the right are still trying to sell it as a sweetheart deal for the American people, because it will “cut taxes.” True, it will. […]

Time Is Money–Time Magazine Falls To The Koch Brothers (Video)

Time Is Money–Time Magazine Falls To The Koch Brothers (Video)

We are aware of President Donald Trump’s, um…shall we say disdain for the media. Branding reputable news outlets as “fake” is more serious than just juvenile name-calling, though. It’s indicative of a bureaucracy openly hostile to the “fourth estate” charged with providing Americans information free of government and corporate influence. But what happens when oligarchy consumes […]

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 […]

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