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The reality beneath Trump's tax reform talk

While he emphasizes benefits to regular taxpayers, much of the push is about cutting corporate rates.<p>President Donald Trump’s tax plans hardly match his populist rhetoric.<p>Though in a speech Wednesday he sold his plan to rewrite the tax code as a boon to the average American worker, he mostly …

Income Inequality

Stephen Colbert Mocks Trump Advisor Stephen Miller Game of Thrones Style

President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller’s statements on <i>CBS’ Face the Nation</i> were enough to rile Stephen Colbert up enough to drop a …

Comedy

Senate Republicans Silenced Elizabeth Warren for Reading a Letter by Coretta Scott King

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”<p>Senate Republicans voted on Tuesday night to silence Massachusetts senator <b>Elizabeth Warren</b>, who had taken to the floor of the Senate to give a speech opposing the confirmation of Alabama senator <b>Jeff Sessions</b> as attorney …

Rights & Freedoms

The Alleged Trump-Putin “Golden Shower” Fiasco, Explained

Are claims that Russia is blackmailing the president-elect a bombshell, or more anti-Trump hysteria? We’ll know soon enough.<p>I’m not even going to try to offer a joke about the bed-wetting that <b>Donald Trump</b> is now alleged by unknown sources to have ordered up in a Moscow hotel room; Twitter has about …

Donald Trump
Economy

Republicans Expose Themselves As Deficit Frauds

Congressional Republicans complained loud and long the past 8 years about the budget deficits recorded during the Obama administration.<p>The GOP was so adamant about the deficit being bad for the country, for the economy and for their grandchildren that, even when deficit spending was justified by …

Republicans

Hundreds of prominent economists just denounced Donald Trump in an open letter to voters

Nearly 400 economists have signed an open letter to voters denouncing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and telling voters to "choose a different candidate."<p>"Donald Trump is a dangerous, destructive choice for the country," the letter said. "He misinforms the electorate, degrades trust …

Donald Trump

US population would overtake Earth's in 12 weeks if Donald Trump's latest immigration claim against Hillary Clinton were correct

Donald Trump has once again caused controversy on the subject of immigration in the US election, falsely claiming that Hillary Clinton wants to let "650 million people pour in" <i>in one week.</i><p>While speaking to a rally at an airplane hangar in New Mexico, Trump said: "You could have 650 million people …

Debate fact-check: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's claims reviewed

Alan Yuhas fact-checks Trump and Clinton’s statements at the second presidential debate at Washington University in St Louis<p>Donald Trump’s claims<p><b><br>‘The US is giving back $150bn to a terrorist state’</b><p>The US is not giving any of its own money to Iran as part of an international nuclear arms deal meant …

Government

Twitter users enlighten Pence on the true meaning of #ThatMexicanThing

The offensive comments just keep on coming this election season.<p>Towards the end of last night's vice presidential debate, Mike Pence caused quite the …

Law Enforcement

The George W. Bush White House ‘Lost’ 22 Million Emails

U.S. George W. Bush Email Hillary Clinton Email<p>For 18 months, Republican strategists, political pundits, reporters and Americans who follow them have …

Austin Police Chief 'Sickened' by Violent Arrest of Breaion King

A police chief apologized Thursday to a driver after video emerged showing her being slammed to the ground by an officer during her arrest following a minor traffic stop last year.<p>Austin, Texas Police Chief Art Acevedo apologized to Breaion King during a news conference and pledged a series of …

Justice