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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Nicole Goodkind
Trump, Executive Orders

Trump’s Tax Cuts Didn’t Benefit American Workers

Trump and Republican leadership have long touted their tax cuts as a massive boon to America’s working class, if not through direct tax reductions or refunds, then through the trickle-down effect of bonuses and wage increases from their employers who receive massive corporate cuts.

April 12, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Privacy

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Testimony: 5 Key Takeaways

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg withstood his first of two days of testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday, responding to Senatorial questions for hours. Zuckerberg held his own at the joint hearing of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees, responding to a series of privacy concerns stemming from a data breach by Cambridge Analytica.

April 11, 2018
Ted Cruz Muslim Surveillance Patrols

Ted Cruz Challenger Beto O’Rourke Raised $6.7 Million

Cruz’s campaign has not yet released its first quarter numbers, but according to FEC filings, O’Rourke had outraised him by $2.3 million to $800,000 during the first 45 days of 2018. Cruz still has more cash on hand, but O’Rourke is catching up, with $4.9 million to Cruz’s $6 million.

April 4, 2018

Trump Opts Out Of Passover Seder For Second Year

Last year, the White House did hold a last-minute event for Jewish staff but the president and his Jewish daughter and son-in-law did not attend. This year, it appears that the White House will forego the celebration of the Jewish escape from Egypt altogether. The White House did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

April 2, 2018
Trump Congressional address

Trump Nominates Personal Physician As VA Secretary

Jackson, a United States Navy admiral, was first hired as physician to the president by President Barack Obama in 2013 and was retained by Trump. The doctor is well-known for defending the 71-year old president’s health during an hour-long press conference in January.

March 29, 2018

Meet The Man Who Wants To Unseat Ted Cruz

But, as Democrats head to the polls in their party’s primary Tuesday, they are turning out in record numbers, in part, to help make O’Rourke their standardbearer–a surprising sign that Democratic enthusiasm in the Trump era is sweeping even the most conservative states ahead of the midterm elections.

March 8, 2018

Skewed Priorities, Massive Deficits In Trump Budget

The $7.1 trillion added to the deficit over the next decade by this budget proposal assumes an ambitious rate of growth of at least 3 percent each year. If the economy is less strong before 2029, that number could get a lot higher. One estimate shows that the national debt could grow to $30 trillion in a decade if the plan is enacted as is.

February 13, 2018
Donald Trump points to a supporter as he leaves a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Isn’t About Building

Sources told Politico that Trump will split the infrastructure bill into three sections: streamlining bureaucracy, increasing funding and ending the agency review process. He would like to allocate $200 billion for infrastructure projects over the next decade, Politico reported, and expects the rest of the money to come from private-public partnerships and state and local funding.

January 3, 2018

Trump Cut Funding To Amtrak Before Deadly Derailment

In May, President Trump released his transportation budget, which dramatically slashed federal aid to Amtrak by 13 percent. The budget, which reflects White House priorities and serves as a guide for Congress, proposed deep cuts in funding for long-distance service, expanding transit lines and construction grants.

December 19, 2017
Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary, Trump

Trump’s Treasury Admits Tax Plan Won’t Pay For Itself

After months of pressure from watchdog groups, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, led by Trump-appointee Steve Mnuchin, has released a one-page analysis of the Republican tax bill. The report shows that even when analyzed under Republican-favored methods, the tax cuts will enlarge…

December 12, 2017
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) closes the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The 1 Percenters Are Middle Class: House Republicans

On Thursday, House Republicans issued a fact sheet about their new tax cut plan that referred to Americans earning $450,000 a year as “low- and middle-income” — even though that income level would put those taxpayers in the top 0.05% of all individual Americans.

November 4, 2017
Nigel farage

On Radio, Trump Pal Farage Complains Of ‘Jewish Lobby’

“Nigel Farage’s comments about the role of a powerful ‘Jewish lobby’ in America plays into deep-seated anti-Semitic tropes about supposed Jewish control of government,” Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt told Newsweek. “This is fuel for white supremacists who exploit and spread conspiracy theories about ‘evil, controlling Jews.’”

November 3, 2017