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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 […]

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. […]

DACA Renewal Applications Were Not ‘Late’ Despite Initial Report (Video)

DACA Renewal Applications Were Not ‘Late’ Despite Initial Report (Video)

It appears as though 4,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients will be granted a filing extension after requisite documents were reported “late.” On November 10, the New York Times reported slow mail delivery was responsible. However, a lawsuit filed November 14 against President Donald Trump’s administration alleges the documents had been received on time and ignored in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s True, Mr. President–Your Predecessor Left You A Growing Economy (Video)

It’s True, Mr. President–Your Predecessor Left You A Growing Economy (Video)

It might not appear so with all the controversy swirling around President Donald Trump’s nascent administration, and who knows how long it’s going to last under Trump, but according to Tuesday’s Census Bureau report, in 2015, the American middle-class and poor experienced the best year of economic improvement in decades. Two years ago, median household income was $56,500 compared […]

James Comey Has A New Gig — And It Will Probably Surprise You (VIDEO)

James Comey Has A New Gig — And It Will Probably Surprise You (VIDEO)

  Former FBI Director James Comey has been in the headlines for a long time now. Most recently for being controversially fired by President Donald Trump. Before that, he was involved in the investigation into the issue of Hillary Clinton’s email and private server, that dominated headlines right up until the 2016 election. The question […]

Local Governments Raise Minimum Wage–Republicans Fight To Lower It (VIDEO)

Local Governments Raise Minimum Wage–Republicans Fight To Lower It (VIDEO)

Republicans love to tout “local control,” “states’ rights,” and “smaller government.” You’ve heard the talking points: “Let the states decide their own gun control laws.” “The federal government is not in the education business.” “It’s not the government’s job to provide for the poor. Let the churches do it.” The list goes on. But when […]

States Sue Betsy DeVos’ Education Department Over Delaying Student Loan Protections (VIDEO)

States Sue Betsy DeVos’ Education Department Over Delaying Student Loan Protections (VIDEO)

After a few months of relative quiet, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos finds herself once again in the headlines for her conflicts of interest with for-profit colleges. The Obama Administration set in place policies requiring the U.S. Education Department to investigate loan servicing companies’ past conduct before the government awarded lucrative contracts. Those contracts were required to include certain consumer […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hey, Low Paid Trump Voters: Republicans Are Coming After Your Overtime Pay (VIDEO)

Hey, Low Paid Trump Voters: Republicans Are Coming After Your Overtime Pay (VIDEO)

Our current president appealed to low-income, blue collar workers who were tired of being screwed by the big guy. They believed he’d put more money in their pocket and ‘drain the swamp.’ Which makes this bill all the more ironic. Hard Working ‘Muricans According to his supporters, President Donald Trump is all about the little guy. […]

The ‘Mythical’ Universal Basic Income – Could It Work In The United States? (VIDEO)

The ‘Mythical’ Universal Basic Income – Could It Work In The United States? (VIDEO)

Some countries in Europe and a few states here in the U.S. have experimented with universal basic incomes for its citizens. However, could this work across the entire country here? What Is Universal Basic Income? First off, a universal basic income is similar to Social Security in that everyone gets a fixed amount of money […]

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