Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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Mar-a-Lago cancellations continue after Trump’s toxic tantrums

Charities continue to abandon Mar-a-Lago in favor of locations whose owners are less conflicted about the role of Nazis in our society...
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How much of tax bill’s benefits do the richest 1 percent get? The answer...

Quick: What percent of the benefits from the Republican tax plan go to the richest 1 percent of Americans? When voters are asked whether they plan to vote for Democrats or Republicans for Congress this November, Democrats lead by eight points in the...
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Tariffs cause BMW to move production out of South Carolina

Although the Republican tariffs will take a while to damage our economy, we’re beginning to see how manufacturers in the US will react. Jacqueline Thomsen reports in The Hill: BMW exports more cars from the US than does GM, Ford, or anyone...
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And now the U.S. Gov is against breastfeeding in favor of formula companies.

I don’t have a lot write here because I’m too outraged. Here are a few lines from the NYT article U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials: A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved...
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Invoice shows U.S. taxpayers billed $546 per night for government officials to stay at...

The Washington Post got their hands on an invoice for a two-night, single-room occupancy stay at unpopular President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago “Winter White House” resort. The invoice was given to an advocacy group who had made a Freedom of Information...
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Donald Trump flails, threatening GM and trying to blame a Democrat for plant closings

Donald Trump is lashing out in all directions over General Motors’ planned factory closings and layoffs in the United States. Trump’s tantrum started Monday following GM’s announcement and continued Tuesday on Twitter with a threat to GM’s federal subsidies,...
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Nearly 200 congressional Democrats are suing Donald Trump over the emoluments clause

Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress are suing Donald Trump for violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, the third such lawsuit Trump faces. Previously businesses in competition ...
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Trump’s violations of the emoluments clause are huge, obvious … and apparently unstoppable

Donald Trump’s entry into the White House reminded America that the word "emoluments" is tucked down there in Article I of the Constitution. “... no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the...
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Trump goes on a Twitter rant against Harley-Davidson for its response to his trade...

After Harley-Davidson announced that, to avoid the retaliatory tariffs the European Union slapped on American-made motorcycles, it would be moving some production overseas, Donald Trump predictably turned against the company. Harley had been a Trump...
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The rotten core of the US economy

A few years ago, I was chatting with a neighbor on my front stoop and as we talked he absent-mindedly poked the painted lintel. His finger went right through the glossy paint into the rotten wood underneath. I would never have guessed that the front of...

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