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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has resisted calls to make his tax history public — following the protocol that his father George started by releasing 12 years of tax returns during his presidential run in 1967 — leaving the details of his massive fortune shrouded in mystery.

David Cay Johnston believes that “there’s something in [Romney’s tax returns] that the governor doesn’t want us to see.” So, in a web exclusive from MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” he asks five questions about Romney’s taxes — and gives Romney his cell phone number so he can respond and clear the air.

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See more of David Cay Johnston’s work here.

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For months, one postal worker had been doing all she could to protect herself from COVID-19. She wore a mask long before it was required at her plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. She avoided the lunch room, where she saw little social distancing, and ate in her car.

The stakes felt especially high. Her husband, a postal worker in the same facility, was at high risk because his immune system is compromised by a condition unrelated to the coronavirus. And the 20-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service knew that her job, operating a machine that sorts mail by ZIP code, would be vital to processing the flood of mail-in ballots expected this fall.

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