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Like everything else in the Trump administration, the Treasury Department is now in the hands of a dubious character — namely Steven Mnuchin. Or as Stephen Colbert calls him, “the Mnooch.”

At the moment, the Mnooch is preoccupied with covering up the president’s tax returns, which have been requested according to federal law by the House Ways and Means Committee. Called to account for himself by Finance Committee chair Maxine Waters, Mnuchin grew testy.

Their confrontation proved to be comedy gold. Maxine doesn’t play!

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U.S. troops on patrol in Afghanistan

Photo by Defence Images is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

The United States has been at war in Afghanistan for almost 20 years, intervening militarily in that country following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and fighting al-Qaeda's presence there. But President Joe Biden, according to the Wall Street Journal, is planning to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan before 9/11's 20th anniversary.

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