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Ivanka, Donald Trump, Tax

Searching For Integrity In Trumplandia

We’ve been suckered with this tax holiday scam before. In 2004, George W. Bush pulled it on us — and instead of creating jobs, the corporate tax-dodgers eliminated thousands more of our jobs! The way to know whether or not Trump’s tax holiday will benefit workers is to see if it requires that corporations actually create the thousands of good jobs promised before they get the tax break. Anything less is just another swindle.

January 11, 2017
Kushner, Trump, Nepotism

Ignoring Anti-Nepotism Law, Kushner To Be Named Trump Senior Adviser

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the position of senior adviser to the president, media outlets reported on Monday, a potentially thorny choice in the face of anti-nepotism law.

January 9, 2017
Danziger imagines Trump voters shopping for Ivanka's desig

Danziger: Ivanka, Wearing Thin

Danziger imagines the scene in a department store when Trump voters show up to try on the Ivanka line.

January 1, 2017
Trump, King Henry VIII

Trump Is Like King Henry VIII Revived — Without The Charm

The 45th American president, Donald Trump, is reminiscent of one English Tudor king, known for his reddish hair, huge body heft, six wives of various nationalities and, um, forceful personality. Yes, Trump is like King Henry VIII revived — without the charm the early Henry famously had. Trump has neither poetry nor music to compensate for his rough edges.

December 31, 2016
Women's Magazines

Why People Are Turning To Women’s Magazines For Quality Political Coverage

In the small world of politics and media, one of a few tropes emerged this year: astonishment — isolated and seemingly brand-new each time — when woman-centered outlets published high-quality political reporting and opinion pieces.

December 31, 2016
On Christmas Eve, Trump announced his foundation will shut down

On Christmas Eve, Trump Announces His Foundation Will Shut Down

A spokeswoman for New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman said on Saturday that Trump cannot shut down his foundation while the state’s investigation is ongoing.

December 24, 2016
Obama tries to school Trump on Veep succession

#EndorseThis: Sorry, Ivanka — But The Veep Succeeds The President

In a secretly recorded call, Obama tries to school Trump on the basics of his important new job, including such matters as who will take over should anything untoward happen to him in the next four years. When Obama gently explains that the vice president is constitutionally first in the line of succession, a whiny voice breaks in from the background, revealing that Ivanka herself nurtures an overwhelming, Evita-like ambition.

December 20, 2016
Ivanka Trump, White House

Will Ivanka Trump Have An Office In The White House?

According to CNN, the president-elect’s transition team are planning an “office for the First Family” in the East Wing of the presidential estate, where First Lady Michelle Obama currently works.

December 16, 2016
Cartoon: Ivanka gets Dad's advice on her failing fashion line

Cartoon: Ivanka Is Troubled

Ivanka Trump seeks Dad’s advice about her failing fashion business.

November 27, 2016
Seth Meyers reviews Trump's shady foreign deals

#EndorseThis: Are Trump’s Shady Foreign Deals Unconstitutional Too?

Evidently President-elect Trump believes he can disregard the ethical obligations that have bound his predecessors.

November 23, 2016
Trump family values: Outraged calls flood House Oversight Committee phone lines over conflicts of interest

House Oversight Committee Phones Jammed By Angry Calls Over Trump Conflicts Of Interest

The oversight committee’s phones backed up on Friday after a Facebook post calling for an investigation of Trump’s finances went viral.

November 19, 2016
Seth Meyers on the troubled Trump transition

#EndorseThis: “A Closer Look” At The Troubled Trump Transition

Seth Meyers brought it on Tuesday with “A Closer Look,” including sharp words for the Donald, special adviser Steve Bannon, and even daughter Ivanka — who apparently sees the constitutional transfer of power as a great opportunity to peddle her branded jewelry.

November 16, 2016
Trump's children to run blind trust and transition team

Corruption Concerns Over Trump’s Children Running His Businesses And Transition

Trump will hand over his business dealings to his children — but his children are also serving on Trump’s White House transition team where they are in a position to choose the people who make regulatory decisions impacting the businesses.

November 15, 2016
Donald Trump's children to take on his business empire

Trump’s Children To Manage His Business Empire

Experts in government ethics said that giving over control to Trump’s children would do virtually nothing to prevent potential conflicts of interest, since there’s usually no daylight between one’s personal interest and the interest of one’s immediate family members.

November 12, 2016
Trump Tower

The Trump Brand Goes Down-Market

If Act 1 was selling the Trump name, the play’s in trouble. Ticket prices for things named Trump are selling at a deep discount. It’s hard to make gold on a brand name that has turned to sludge.

November 4, 2016
Donald Trump stands in the Trump family box with his daughter Ivanka awaiting the arrival onstage of his son Eric at the conclusion of former rival candidate Senator Ted Cruz's address, during the third night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Is Donald Trump’s Toxic Campaign Ruining Ivanka Trump’s Brand?

On the heels of news that future hotels won’t bear the family surname, which has been thoroughly tarnished by Donald Trump’s toxic presidential campaign, there’s another bad sign for the Trump brand. Shoppers are boycotting Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessories label in protest of its namesake’s continued support of her father’s misogynist rhetoric.

October 27, 2016
Donald Trump stands in the Trump family box with his daughter Ivanka awaiting the arrival onstage of his son Eric at the conclusion of former rival candidate Senator Ted Cruz's address, during the third night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Is Donald Trump’s Toxic Campaign Ruining Ivanka Trump’s Brand?

On the heels of news that future hotels won’t bear the family surname, which has been thoroughly tarnished by Donald Trump’s toxic presidential campaign, there’s another bad sign for the Trump brand. Shoppers are boycotting Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessories label in protest of its namesake’s continued support of her father’s misogynist rhetoric.

October 26, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

Donald Trump Is A Serial Anti-Semite

Trump’s anti-Semitism comes in different shapes and sizes. He verbalizes it, encourages it, enables it, tolerates it, and makes excuses for it. What he doesn’t do is condemn it.

October 24, 2016
Trump: Reality TV president

Still More Appalling Revelations About Trump’s Misogyny? Coming Right Up!

On Saturday, Bill Pruitt, a former producer of ‘The Apprentice,’ tweeted that there are still far worse Trump tapes to come.

October 10, 2016

#EndorseThis: Hillary Clinton, Between Two Ferns

Zach Galifianakis hosted Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on his online parody talk show, “Between Two Ferns” — and the former Secretary of State stayed deadpan as she parried the comedian’s characteristically obnoxious questions.

September 23, 2016

#EndorseThis: Trump Surrogate Calls For Banning Abortions For Mothers With Zika

Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes appeared on CNN to discuss Zika’s spread and Sen. Marco Rubio’s opposition to abortions for pregnant women infected with the mosquito-borne virus, which can cause microcephaly.

August 8, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump greets his daughter Ivanka as he arrives to speak during the final session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Don’t Believe Ivanka: Trump Doesn’t Fight For Gender Equality

While Ivanka Trump introduced her father on Thursday as a “gender-neutral” candidate who champions women’s equality in the workplace, the Republican nominee’s campaign operations, platform, and stated political beliefs tell a different story.

July 22, 2016
Republican National Convention delegates yell and scream as the Republican National Committee Rules Committee announces that it will not hold a recorded vote on the Rules Committee's Report and rejects the efforts of anti-Trump forces to hold a roll-call vote, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Trump’s Convention Was The Whitest Thing On TV — His Electorate Will Be, Too

This year’s Republican National Convention was the whitest event on TV. While Donald Trump made sure to line up some minority speakers who could attest that he’s not a racist, despite his multiple attacks against minorities, the ethnic composition and themes of the convention attendees undermined that effort in a big way.

July 22, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka (R) listens during a news conference at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Ivanka Trump: The Feminist Façade Of Donald’s Campaign

As with most facts, Donald Trump likes to believe that his awful polling numbers with women don’t exist. In his mind, women — whether female contestants on The Apprentice or ceiling-shattering construction workers — love him. Ivanka helps keep up the illusion.

July 7, 2016
Donald Trump's children to take on his business empire

Trump’s Children Won’t Vote For Him Because They Aren’t Registered Republicans

Trump may have brought “millions of new voters” out to vote, but he forgot to make sure his own children could vote for him.

April 11, 2016