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News Fiscal fraud: Why supply-side economics refuses to die

Fiscal fraud: Why supply-side economics refuses to die

“Trickle-down” theory should have been junked by 1988, but Republicans still claim to believe it. Deluded or lying? The dogma of supply-side economics has dominated American politics for nearly four decades, even as the evidence has discredited the right-wing ideology and its central tenets time and again. Trickle-down economics should have been cast into the …

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Federal Nervous GOP seeks new 2018 Senate candidates in three states

Nervous GOP seeks new 2018 Senate candidates in three states

Republicans worried about holding on to their Senate majority are trying to convince three lawmakers to reconsider their decisions and run for the upper chamber. Reps. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) are being encouraged to launch Senate bids after initially passing on those races, while Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is hearing calls to …

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Federal ACLU: ‘Too Many’ Dems Voted With GOP To Reopen Gov’t Without Fixing DACA

ACLU: ‘Too Many’ Dems Voted With GOP To Reopen Gov’t Without Fixing DACA

By Esme Cribb | January 22, 2018 2:29 pm Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Group The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday said Democrats who voted in favor of a short-term government funding bill without restoring protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children “betrayed our American values and allowed bigotry and fear to …

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Federal The government has officially shut down

The government has officially shut down

So what now? By Tara Golshan and Dylan Scott Jan 20, 2018, 12:15am EST Mark Wilson/Getty Images At 12:01 am on Saturday, January 20, the federal government shut down. Republicans and Democrats are still stuck in a standoff after failing to reach an immigration deal this week. House Republicans passed a bill on Thursday to …

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News Looming shutdown raises fundamental question: Can GOP govern?

Looming shutdown raises fundamental question: Can GOP govern?

Ryan calls spending disagreements ‘Washington melodrama’ House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that rebuilding the military is his “highest priority,” and characterized the spending disagreements as “melodrama.” (Reuters) By Damian Paletta and Erica Werner January 18 at 10:39 PM The federal government late Thursday faced increasing odds of a partial shutdown, the culmination of a …

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News Mueller reportedly investigating whether Russia funneled money through the NRA to elect Trump

Mueller reportedly investigating whether Russia funneled money through the NRA to elect Trump

McClatchy report says Robert Mueller’s investigation examining whether Kremlin funneled 2016 election funds through the gun group. Josh Israel Jan 18, 2018, 9:15 am Deputy governor of the Russian central bank, Alexander Torshin, at a 2016 National Rifle Association event. CREDIT: Screenshot of Torshin’s tweet Robert Mueller’s investigation is probing whether a key Kremlin figure …

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News Haitian-American GOP Congresswoman Just Broke Her Silence On Trump’s Comments

Haitian-American GOP Congresswoman Just Broke Her Silence On Trump’s Comments

January 16, 2018 By Hallie Sebastian Republican Representative Mia Love had decried President Trump for allegedly criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he considered to be “shithole countries.” “I can’t defend the indefensible. You have to understand that there are countries that struggle out there. But their people, their people are good …

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News GOP Wants To Make Sure Social Security And Medicare Benefits Only Go To ‘Deserving’ People

GOP Wants To Make Sure Social Security And Medicare Benefits Only Go To ‘Deserving’ People

By Andrew Simpson- December 31, 2017143 It’s a tale as old as time. When Republicans hold the reins of power, as they do right now in all three branches of American government, their generosity extends to exactly two groups: Those who donated to their campaigns, and those who they feel “deserve” the benefits of being …

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News Trump’s Pledge To Destroy The GOP Is Working As Party Faces 2018 ‘Bloodbath’

Trump’s Pledge To Destroy The GOP Is Working As Party Faces 2018 ‘Bloodbath’

It’s going to take more than tax cuts for the rich to save the GOP in 2018. The nauseating chorus of praise Trump’s cabinet showered on the Liar-in-Chief, after what some believe is the worst tax bill in history, is more than swamp food for the donor class. It shows the absolute arrogance of the …

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News The Tax Bill Shows the G.O.P.’s Contempt for Democracy

The Tax Bill Shows the G.O.P.’s Contempt for Democracy

Opinion | Op-Ed Contributor By WILL WILKINSONDEC. 20, 2017 Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times The Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is notably generous to corporations, high earners, inheritors of large estates and the owners of private jets. Taken as a whole, the bill will add about $1.4 trillion to the deficit in …

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