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Sunday, May 27, 2018
Dan Desai Martin
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) closes the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Workers Lose: Qualcomm Buys Back Stock, Lays Off 1500

Republicans promised their tax scam would benefit workers, but tech giant Qualcomm is laying off 1,500 employees while lining the pockets of its Wall Street investors.

May 12, 2018
Trump, Kanye

While Praising Kanye West, Trump Persistently Ignores Waffle House Hero

Trump has thus far adamantly refused to acknowledge the heroism of James Shaw Jr., the man who saved lives in a mass shooting. But he managed to find the time to reach out to Kanye West multiple times on Twitter. Shaw saved the lives of multiple people Sunday morning when he wrestled an AR-15 away from a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House.

April 26, 2018
Sad Trump Bad Week

New Gallup Poll Shows Disdain For Tax Cut Bill

The tax scam championed by Republicans is doing exactly what critics warned: showering the wealthy with deficit-financed tax breaks, while leaving workers and the American middle class behind. The latest Gallup poll confirms, once again, a majority of Americans disapprove of the GOP tax bill.

April 18, 2018
Donald Trump, Press

Poll: Once Red, Now Orange County Disdains Trump

The latest piece of bad news for Republicans is a new poll showing more than 6 in 10 Orange County residents disapprove of Trump, with an anaemic 37 percent approving of him. On top of those numbers, more residents want Democrats to control Congress than want Republicans to control it.

April 11, 2018

California Rejects Sessions’ Nuisance ‘Sanctuary’ Lawsuit

Jeff Sessions escalated his crusade against immigrants Tuesday with a lawsuit against California over the state’s current immigration laws. But California politicians are responding forcefully. The lawsuit is focused on three California “sanctuary state” laws that deal with how state law enforcement agencies and businesses interact with federal immigration agencies.

March 8, 2018
Scott Pruitt, EPA

Trump’s EPA Chief Billed Taxpayers $90,000 For First-Class Flights

A new report from the Washington Post sheds more light on Pruitt’s fondness for luxurious travel on the taxpayer dime, reporting tens of thousands of dollars spent on first-class tickets to jet around the country. During a short stretch in early June 2017, Pruitt’s expensive taste for premier travel cost the American government at least $90,000.

February 13, 2018
Trump Organization

New Report: Trump Organization Minting Money On Ethically Dubious Deals

When not desperately auctioning off access to the president’s family, the Trump Organization is still finding other ethically questionable ways to cash in on Donald Trump’s presidency. A new report by Public Citizen shows evidence of an “alarming … array of interest groups trying to cozy up to Trump by spending money at his properties.” While several of Trump’s […]

January 18, 2018