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Guess Who Benefits Most From The GOP Tax Plan–The Trumps (Video)

Guess Who Benefits Most From The GOP Tax Plan–The Trumps (Video)

“Believe me.” That’s what President Donald Trump told supporters at a September 27 event in Indiana, referring to how much he stood to lose under the Republican tax plan that ultimately passed the House of Representatives on Thursday 227 to 205. “My accountant called me and said ‘you’re going to get killed in this bill,’” Trump told a […]

Here Are The 13 Republicans Who Voted Against The House Tax Plan (Video)

Here Are The 13 Republicans Who Voted Against The House Tax Plan (Video)

The looming GOP tax reform bill cleared the first stage Thursday when it passed in the House of Representatives 227 to 205. Yet, as it now makes its way to the Senate for consideration and revision, let’s take a few minutes to acknowledge the 13 Republican lawmakers who rejected it. For a bill that was sold […]

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 […]

They’re Still At It–The GOP Tax Plan Takes Aim At Obamacare (Video)

They’re Still At It–The GOP Tax Plan Takes Aim At Obamacare (Video)

They’re at it again. As if the proposed Senate Republican tax plan did not put enough targets on average Americans’ backs, according to multiple reports, the revised bill includes another insult: repeal the Affordable Care Act’s, aka Obamacare, individual mandate. The individual mandate is the most controversial part of former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. It requires all […]

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 […]

The GOP Tax Plan: ‘Teachers, Give Your Deductions To Your Corporate Overlords’ (Video)

The GOP Tax Plan: ‘Teachers, Give Your Deductions To Your Corporate Overlords’ (Video)

Even if the rumors about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ impending resignation are true, the attack upon America’s teachers is just getting started. The Supreme Court announced in September it is going to hear early next year the Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) case that threatens to flip the entire nationwide public […]

Workers At Plant ‘Saved’ By Trump Got Conned–They’re Losing Their Jobs Next Year (VIDEOS/TWEETS)

Workers At Plant ‘Saved’ By Trump Got Conned–They’re Losing Their Jobs Next Year (VIDEOS/TWEETS)

Just a few weeks after Donald Trump’s upset victory, he announced that he had cut a deal with HVAC maker Carrier to keep jobs at a plant in Indianapolis that were initially slated to move to Mexico. It soon became apparent that, as is the case with most everything Trump does, that it was far […]

‘Tough Guy’ Trump Kisses Chinese President’s A*s During State Visit

‘Tough Guy’ Trump Kisses Chinese President’s A*s During State Visit

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump never passed up an opportunity to slam China, saying the trade imbalance between the two nations was a disgrace and vowing to rectify the situation if elected. And yet, on his first state visit to China this week, Trump has wound up sounding like a smitten fanboy, making excuses […]

Trump Humiliates Himself During Call With Senate Democrats

Trump Humiliates Himself During Call With Senate Democrats

Donald Trump was elected a year ago Tuesday, and in that time he has exactly ZERO legislative accomplishments. He said he would repeal and replace Obamacare. He failed. And now he’s trying to get support for his tax cut package, which would greatly reduce taxes on the very wealthy and screw everyone else. Trump is so […]

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 […]

Wounded Las Vegas Shooting Victims Turn To Crowdfunding To Cover Their Medical Costs (Video)

Wounded Las Vegas Shooting Victims Turn To Crowdfunding To Cover Their Medical Costs  (Video)

What do gun control and Medicare-for-all have in common? Talk to a victim of last month’s Las Vegas terror attack. After the worst mass shooting in modern American history that left over fifty dead, some of the hundreds wounded find themselves in a disturbing predicament: how to pay their mounting medical bills. As a result, they now […]

Hungry For Change–World Hunger Linked To A Changing Climate (Video)

Hungry For Change–World Hunger Linked To A Changing Climate (Video)

815 million people around the world went hungry last year. This, according to the latest data from the United Nations, is the first increase in global hunger in more than 15 years. Sweeping initiatives from nations all over the world slashed the undernourished population in half between 1990 and 2015. Seeking to eradicate hunger by […]

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 […]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Asked Twitter For Reaction To Trump’s Tax Plan – That Was A BIG Mistake

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Asked Twitter For Reaction To Trump’s Tax Plan – That Was A BIG Mistake

For some strange reason, President Trump and members of his administration seem to have a bizarre need to take whatever happens to be wandering through their normally empty brains and splatter it all over social media. Twitter, of course, is Trump’s favorite medium, probably because it’s limited to 140 characters and that’s about as long […]

Tax Cuts For The Rich Are Front And Center In The GOP Budget (Video)

Tax Cuts For The Rich Are Front And Center In The GOP Budget (Video)

Well, they did it. Thursday, congressional Republicans passed a non-binding budget resolution that threatens to cut $473 billion from Medicare and $1 trillion from Medicaid so the top one percent of the population can enjoy a $1.5 trillion in tax cut. What this means is the 99 percent of us may expect to see $1.5 trillion added to […]

With McCain And Cochran’s Support, The GOP Budget Is Closer To Reality (Video)

With McCain And Cochran’s Support, The GOP Budget Is Closer To Reality (Video)

Tuesday was one of those “roller coaster” days in Washington. Here are some highlights: Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) reached a limited deal to stabilize health care markets and preserve the cost-sharing reduction subsidies President Donald Trump canceled last week via executive order. A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the latest incarnation of Trump’s travel […]

Thanks To Senate Democrats, Obamacare Is Saved Again–Until The Next Fight (Video)

Thanks To Senate Democrats, Obamacare Is Saved Again–Until The Next Fight (Video)

Sometimes, even in these precarious times of stress and uncertainty, there is cause to breathe an occasional sigh of relief. Some bad news from late last week was that President Donald Trump issued an executive order ending subsidies that currently allow low-income Americans to purchase healthcare from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) marketplace exchange. Blaming […]

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 […]