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Thursday, April 19, 2018

What Trump Doesn’t Say About His Tax Plan

Reprinted with permission from

In a Tax Day essay under the byline of Donald Trump, the USA Today newspaper has allowed the 45th president to tell an utterly misleading story about the tax “reform” law he signed into law in December. The calculated deceptions in this piece matter a lot because the front page of that same newspaper declares “Exclusive: GOP banks on tax cuts to keep  majority in Congress.”

So, let’s examine what someone wrote for Trump as he campaigns for a second term and a Congress controlled by Republicans who will not hold him accountable for anything.…

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Ted Cruz Is In Denial As Texas Race Tightens

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There’s more bad news for Ted Cruz in his effort to hang onto his Senate seat. A new shock poll released by Quinnipiac on Tuesday revealed that the Texas race is suddenly neck and neck. Cruz is up by just 47 to 44 percent over his challenger, Democratic El Paso Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

But to hear it from Cruz, he simply does not care what the numbers say.

“I recognize that every two to four years the press and Democrats got very excited about turning Texas blue,” he told Bloomberg News. “But that’s not going to happen this year.”

But if Cruz doesn’t want Texas to shift toward blue, he’ll have to do more than insist that it won’t.…

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The Company Michael Cohen Kept

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

If you’ve seen video or images of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, they’ve probably been set in locations that exude power and importance: Cohen berating a CNN anchor in a TV studio, for example, or striding across the sleek marbled interior of Trump Tower, or more recently, smoking cigars in front of Cohen’s temporary residence, the Loews Regency Hotel on Manhattan’s Park Avenue.

But to understand how Michael Cohen arrived in those precincts, you need to venture across New York City’s East River. There, in a Queens warehouse district in the shadows of an elevated No.

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