Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Bannon goes from supposed political guru to down-on-his-luck hack in one week

Steve Bannon started the week as the man with the plan, peering down on all us minions as he pontificated about "the way forward" for permanent Republican dominance under Trump. Running a hyper racist, grievance-based campaign without invoking...
Varneyco / YouTube Patriotic millionaire Eric Schoenberg on tax...

Millionaire Takes On Fox Host on GOP Tax Scam

Eric Schoenberg was recently on Fox News to spar with Stuart Varney over the GOP tax plan, and he brought two things Varney didn’t expect: his tax returns, and facts. When Varney said that the House tax bill would raise taxes on wealthy...
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Wilbur Ross continued to buy ships carrying Russian oil while in office as Commerce...

There are ethics violations, and then there are violations that declare: Ethics? What ethics? An APM Reports investigation reveals Ross has financial ties to 36 previously undisclosed ships that are spread among at least nine companies. Combined...
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A year after Don the Con promised to save their jobs, Carrier Corp. employees...

Last December, President-elect Donald Trump held a much-hyped press conference at the Carrier Corporation in Indiana, announcing he’d saved the plant and thousands of manufacturing jobs.  Carrier last year announced plans to move all of its...
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Rex Tillerson reassigns ‘hundreds’ of State Department employees to search for Hillary Clinton dirt

Rex Tillerson, President Garbage Fire's largely inconsequential and oft-humiliated Secretary of State, is still struggling with unfilled positions and a president who continually undercuts his own ...
U.S. Department of State / Flickr Secretary Tillerson Delivers Remarks on the...

Vacancies, Low Morale at Trump’s State Department Has Left Agency ‘Near Collapse’

"There is simply no denying the warning signs that point to mounting threats to our institution."
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Local news reports Pence to visit Indiana—locals grumble & threaten to ‘take a knee’...

In a Tuesday night Facebook post, News group RTV6 of Indiana announced announced Mike Pence would be making a visit this week. Still miffed from the former Indiana governor’s staged #TakeTheKnee walkout—and the fact that he’s who he is, the general...
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Reporter puts Trump on the spot about ‘extreme vetting’ for gun purchases

Donald Trump was really unhappy to be asked about gun laws by NBC’s Ali Vitali at a press conference in South Korea. “You’ve talked about wanting to put extreme vetting on people trying to come into the United States,” Vitali said. “But I wonder if...
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Bombshell Forbes investigation: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross lied about being a billionaire

Donald Trump isn’t the only one whose true net worth is a mystery. It seems exaggerating wealth and using shell games to move and hide money runs in the administration. After making the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans since 2004, Forbes...
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Republican tax plan would strip deduction for teachers buying classroom supplies

The Republican tax plan takes aim at working people in a lot of petty little ways. Like this one: teachers currently get to deduct some of the classroom supplies they buy for their students. Republicans want to take that deduction away: A...

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