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How Tax Secrecy Protects Trump — And Hurts You

Reprinted with permission from DCReport

As Donald Trump fights to keep his tax and business records from Manhattan prosecutors it's time to alert Americans that tax returns used to be public. Congress could make them public again. If it did every honest taxpayer would benefit.

In 1924 how much the rich paid the taxman was front-page news. Newspapers back then published lists that revealed who was really rich (John D Rockefeller stands out) and those who were either poseurs claiming great wealth yet paying little tax or were likely tax cheats who failed to report their income fully.

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#EndorseThis: Lincoln Project 'Story Hour' Episode Two: The Immigrants

Today we return to the Lincoln Project's "Story Hour" for Episode Two – which features a fresh excerpt from Mary Trump's Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man on the theme of immigration.

Reading the tale of Trump's own immigrant forebears is actor Robert Dobson. He is not amused by the contrast between that family history and the bigoted nativist policies enacted by this administration.

But you will certainly be amused by Mary's skillful trolling of her awful uncle.

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#EndorseThis: The Lincoln Project Presents 'Story Hour', With Mary Trump's New Bestseller

This week those scamps at the Lincoln Project launched a new video trolling campaign against Donald Trump that they're calling "Story Hour." The first episode, timed to coincide with an event that is getting deep under Trump's skin, features an excerpt from Mary Trump's runaway bestseller Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man.

Her none-too-flattering phrases are lent a razor edge in the voice of actor Robert Dobson -- who just happens to be a black man with an eloquent voice, elegant clothes, and a large, sinewy physique. He raises a sharp eyebrow too.

Enjoy, because Trump certainly won't.


Trump Niece: 'Of Course' I Heard Him Use The N-Word

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Mary Trump, the president's niece, revealed in an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that she has heard her uncle use the n-word and anti-Semitic slurs.

A clip of the interview aired on the network ahead of Maddow's show at 9 p.m. Eastern on Thursday night.

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