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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Allan Sloan
Jared Kushner

When Kushner’s Grandmother Bemoaned Restrictions On Immigrants

The family of President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser escaped the Holocaust — but had to wait in a camp for years to be allowed into the U.S.

June 24, 2018
trump looking at eclipse

How Senior Daddies — Like Donald Trump — Are Eligible For A Social Security Bonus

Would you believe that President Donald Trump is eligible for an extra Social Security benefit of around $15,000 a year because of his 11-year-old son, Barron Trump? Well, you should believe it, because it’s true. How can this be? Because under Social Security’s rules, anyone like Trump who is old enough to get retirement benefits and still has a child under 18 can get this supplement…

March 5, 2018

GOP ‘Reform’ Of Carried-Interest Loophole Is Fakery

Donald Trump isn’t exactly shy when it comes to denouncing things he doesn’t like. And there’s one particular part of the tax code that he denounced over and over both during the campaign and after taking office. He said that the people benefiting from this portion of the code were “getting away with murder.”

December 2, 2017
tax

The GOP Tax Plan’s Mega Gift To Some of Trump’s Richest Appointees

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica. There are times that you run across something that’s so preposterous that it’s hard to believe it’s true. But in this case, it is. I’m talking about the multiple — and permanent — set of tax breaks that some of the Trump administration’s mega-wealthy appointees and their heirs stand to […]

November 12, 2017
Trump, Russia, Media

Did Trump Get A Big Tax Refund After 2005?

The pressure is growing to force President Trump to turn over his tax returns. The other day, for example, 200 Congressmen filed a suit in federal court, arguing that voters and lawmakers have a right to know whether Trump’s businesses are violating the Constitution’s emolument clause, which bars the president from accepting payments from foreign countries.

June 17, 2017