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Saturday, October 20, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trump Finally Admits Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead

More than two weeks after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, amid many reports of the journalist’s gruesome demise, Donald Trump finally admits that Khashoggi is probably dead.

But Stephen Colbert doesn’t find the president’s perfunctory expression of sorrow very convincing. Nor is Stephen much impressed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement, upon returning from Riyadh, about American concern over “the incident surrounding Mr. Khashoggi. He’s especially skeptical of the Saudi “investigation” — which has already left one suspect dead in a “car accident.”

And of course there’s even more daily craziness in the White House, as Colbert reports.

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Why Blue-State Republicans Are Turning Away From GOP

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

You’d think that with stocks still up for the year and the new tax law smiling on big earners, the financial community would be gung-ho for Donald Trump and congressional Republicans. But it’s not. For the first time in a good while, Wall Street is giving more in direct donations to Democrats than Republicans.

And here’s a big reason: The new tax law purposely punishes people in the expensive-to-live-in blue states, which is where Wall Street people live. To them, this is not just about money. It’s personal.

At issue is the $10,000 cap on what taxpayers may deduct for state and local taxes.…

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How Ivanka And Her Dad Misled Buyers In Trump Projects

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

 

A pattern of deception ran through the Trumps’ real estate deals since the mid-2000s. Not only were the Trumps more than the mere licensors they claimed to be, extracting millions in fees from nearly every facet of these projects, but they often misled buyers and investors on key information — such as the level of sales and the Trumps’ role and investment in the deals. (Read our full investigation.) The Trump Organization did not respond to our questions, and the White House didn’t have a comment.

Projects Where a Trump Family Member Overstated Sales Numbers

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Claim: Donald Trump claimed $365 million in sales in a 2007 letter to The Wall Street Journal.



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