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Meet the new boss…same as the old boss.

This is not at all a defense of President Trump or his far-right policies. But one of the myths about Trump invented by so-called “liberal” tabloids is that his political game represents a new, advanced form of evil. In reality, Trump seizes power using tactics and slogans that go back 50 or more years. Sometimes a thousand years. Like, “My opponents only care about their pals,” or, “I’ll clean up the mess in Washington.” Trump’s version of the latter, of course, is “drain the swamp.”

In today’s clip, GOP strategist Tara Setmeyer can’t contain her laughter as pro-Trump partisan Steve Cortes uses a live CNN debate to cast 45 as an angel who has ended corruption and lobbying in D.C.

Careful playing Tara’s rebuttal too loudly. A wisp of smoke may emerge from your device.

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For a long time, inflation has been the phantom of the American economy: often expected but never seen. But the latest Consumer Price Index, which showed that prices rose by five percent from May of last year to May of this year, raises fears that it is breaking down the front door and taking over the guest room.

The price jump was the biggest one-month increase since 2008. It appears to support the warning of former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, who wrote in February that President Joe Biden's budget binge could "set off inflationary pressures of a kind we have not seen in a generation." Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell charged last month that the administration has already produced "raging inflation."

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