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Stock Market Craters Over Nine Little Cents (VIDEO/TWEET)

Stock Market Craters Over Nine Little Cents (VIDEO/TWEET)

Donald Trump misses no opportunity to tout how the stock market is doing under his watch. But he probably didn’t want to look at Friday’s figures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 666 points on Friday–a loss of 2.5 percent. This capped off the Dow’s worst week in two years, and comes just two weeks […]

What Is A ‘Gov’t. Shutdown’ And How Will It Affect Us? (Video)

What Is A ‘Gov’t. Shutdown’ And How Will It Affect Us? (Video)

We woke up this morning to the first government shutdown in four years. The past few days, there has been little talk about anything else in the media, leaving many wondering what the effects of a government shutdown are and how it will affect them. First, what is a government shutdown? Article I, Section 9 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marco Rubio Suddenly Realizes The GOP Tax Bill Goes Too Far (Video)

Marco Rubio Suddenly Realizes The GOP Tax Bill Goes Too Far (Video)

The recently signed $1.5 trillion Republican tax bill that hands permanent tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy like President Trump nearly failed because of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). At the end of the day, though, Rubio threw his support behind the bill after the Senate agreed to include in it the child tax credit (CTC) that […]

Responding To Trump’s Tax Plan, NY Gov. Orders Municipalities To Accept Early Property Tax Payments (Video)

Responding To Trump’s Tax Plan, NY Gov. Orders Municipalities To Accept Early Property Tax Payments (Video)

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law, effecting the most drastic changes to the American tax code in three decades that hands permanent tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy, like himself. Hours later, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an executive order directing the Department of Taxation and Finance […]

Scotland Leaves Trump A Lump Of Coal (TWEET)

Scotland Leaves Trump A Lump Of Coal (TWEET)

One of the funniest moments of the 2016 campaign came when Donald Trump flew to Scotland to celebrate the grand re-opening of the historic Turnberry golf resort, which he’d bought three years earlier. The ceremony took place shortly after the UK voting to leave the European Union, and Trump used the occasion to take a […]

Trump Tells Friends At Mar-A-Lago: Thanks To Me, ‘You All Just Got A Lot Richer’

Trump Tells Friends At Mar-A-Lago: Thanks To Me, ‘You All Just Got A Lot Richer’

Even though it took him nearly a year, Donald Trump finally managed to get a bill through Congress this week. The infamous tax scam bill which will drastically cut tax rates for the ultra-rich and corporations while doing virtually nothing for anyone else is now law, and the president is eager to pat himself on […]

Trump Used Mar-a-Lago As A Tax Dodge (VIDEO)

Trump Used Mar-a-Lago As A Tax Dodge (VIDEO)

Donald Trump insists that he can’t release his tax returns because he’s being audited. That was exposed as a transparent lie almost as soon as he peddled that excuse; the IRS said in February 2016 that people under audit can release their returns. On Thursday, the Palm Beach Post discovered what may be the real […]

Ivanka Touts Tax Plan And Gets Shredded On Social Media (TWEETS)

Ivanka Touts Tax Plan And Gets Shredded On Social Media (TWEETS)

This promises to be a very Merry Christmas for the Trump family. Not only is Dotard Donnie in the White House (for now, at least), but thanks to Congress, they just got a gigantic tax cut that will net them millions of dollars in savings over the next few years. Pop the corks, it’s party […]

Republicans Pass The Most Radical Revision Of The Tax Code In 30 Years (Video)

Republicans Pass The Most Radical Revision Of The Tax Code In 30 Years (Video)

Republicans are all set to cut a lot of taxes. Just not yours. Today President Donald Trump enacted the most drastic changes to the American tax code in three decades. Last night the Republican Senate took the final step in approving a $1.5 trillion tax bill that hands permanent tax breaks to corporations and the […]

Edu. Dept. IG Report: Betsy DeVos Has Not Processed Any Student Loan Fraud Claims (Video)

Edu. Dept. IG Report: Betsy DeVos Has Not Processed Any Student Loan Fraud Claims (Video)

Who knew an Education Secretary would garner so much press? Normally a low-profile job, Betsy DeVos has elevated her position to unprecedentedly controversial levels. Upon assuming her role as the nation’s education advocate, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos decided to rescind support requiring the U.S. Education Department to investigate loan servicing companies’ past conduct before the government awards lucrative contracts. Interestingly, these are […]

WATCH: Fox Host Slams GOP Tax Scam Bill And The Trump ‘Swamp’

WATCH: Fox Host Slams GOP Tax Scam Bill And The Trump ‘Swamp’

Congressional Republicans swear the tax bill they plan to vote on soon will benefit everyone in the country, especially the middle class, but anyone who’s looked at the legislation for more than 5 minutes knows that’s a crock of bull. One of those who wasn’t buying what the GOP was selling is Fox Business host […]

GOP Tax Bill Is So Bad That Republicans Admit They’ll Need Another One To ‘Fix’ It

GOP Tax Bill Is So Bad That Republicans Admit They’ll Need Another One To ‘Fix’ It

As a rule, when Congress writes and passes a piece of legislation, they try to work out any possible problems with the bill before they actually pass it. But when it comes to the GOP tax bill, it appears they’ll go full steam ahead, even though they realize there are major problems with the so-called […]

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 […]

Trump’s Latest Excuse For Why He Won’t Release His Taxes Is A New Level Of Pathetic

Trump’s Latest Excuse For Why He Won’t Release His Taxes Is A New Level Of Pathetic

Over the years, Donald Trump has repeatedly said he was about to release his tax returns. For example: 2011 “Maybe I’m going to do the tax returns when Obama does his birth certificate. “I may tie my tax returns, I’d love to give my tax returns, I may tie my tax returns into Obama’s birth […]

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 […]

Despite Having Bail, Police Left A Young Black Man In Jail (Video)

Despite Having Bail, Police Left A Young Black Man In Jail (Video)

“I’m so tired of racism, bro.” According to Chicago police dashcam footage, this is what Tyler Lumar said outside the clinic he had just left in a fury after a doctor accused Lumar of reselling his prescription cough medicine. He told police: “That’s racial profiling. I don’t gangbang, I went to Oak Park and River […]

Robert Mueller Subpoenas Trump’s Bank Records – The End Is Near

Robert Mueller Subpoenas Trump’s Bank Records – The End Is Near

Robert Mueller is following Donald Trump’s money, and that’s very bad news for the president. The latest shot across the White House bow is a subpoena issued to German financial institution Deutsche Bank for data on all accounts held by Trump and members of his family. Bloomberg reports: “Mueller issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest lender […]

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