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Trump, Republicans moving ahead with budget double-cross, rolling back spending he just signed

Popular vote loser Donald Trump seems to be serious about the plan his staff has been working on with a few House Republicans to undo some of the …

Republicans

Seized material from Trump attorney suggests broad investigation

Tom Hamburger, investigative reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about what the range of material taken from Trump attorney …

Donald Trump

Federal tax cuts trigger stealth tax hikes in states

In many states, taxes are going up without lawmakers ever needing to take a vote.<p>Republicans may have handed many Americans a big cut in federal taxes, but their plan is triggering a wave of state income tax increases across the country.<p>In many states, the tax hikes are coming without legislators …

Income Tax

Trump thrives in areas that lack traditional news outlets

Relentless use of social media and partisan outlets helped him swamp Clinton and exceed Romney’s performance in places lacking trusted local news media.<p>President Donald Trump’s attacks on the mainstream media may be rooted in statistical reality: An extensive review of subscription data and …

Journalism

NY Times: Mueller looking at $150K payment from Ukrainian billionaire

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A $150,000 payment to President Donald Trump's foundation in 2015 by a Ukrainian billionaire is being examined by special counsel Robert Mueller's team, The New York Times reported Monday, citing three people briefed on the matter.<p>The donation was made by Victor Pinchuk in …

How tax cuts for the rich led to the Oklahoma teachers strike

Three charts explain how this fight was a decade in the making.<p>The Oklahoma teachers strike is now in its second week — but it was a long time in the making.<p>In the mid-2000s, the Oklahoma state legislature approved several tax cuts that largely helped the rich. “That was a time when the economy was …

Economics

Lou Dobbs Flips Out On Live TV, Urges Trump To 'Fire The SOB' Robert Mueller

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs, an unabashed supporter of President Donald Trump, launched a fiery, verbal attack against special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday.<p>“This is now a man that has to be brought under control, it would seem to me,” Dobbs said. “Frankly, I can’t imagine ― because each …

Donald Trump

Talk show host threatens David Hogg in graphic tweet, loses major advertisers

It's not just Laura Ingraham.<p>Last week, while Fox News host Laura Ingraham was enjoying her unplanned vacation from the airwaves, a since-deleted …

NRA

Manafort moves to suppress evidence seized from his home

Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pressed on Monday with their drive to knock out key evidence against their client, asking a federal judge to declare that a warrant used to search Manafort's condo in Alexandria, Virginia, last July was invalid due to its sweeping …

Corruption

Trump Admitted To Obstruction Of Justice On Live TV Following FBI Raids

Shortly after the news broke that the FBI raided the offices of Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, the president became unglued on live …

Donald Trump

That $4,000 raise Donald Trump and Paul Ryan promised you was a trickle-down lie

Take it from a rich business guy, we only give out raises when we have to. Don't count on that $4,000 Donald Trump & Paul Ryan promised from tax cuts.<p>Free tip from a successful businessman: Always get paid.<p>In selling you their trickle-down tax plan, President Trump and congressional Republicans …

Donald Trump

Rubio’s promise not to campaign against fellow Florida senator lasted two weeks

Rubio said he wouldn't campaign against Bill Nelson. Now he has.<p>Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has flip-flopped yet again. This time, he did so by breaking …

Government

Trump to farmers amid trade war: 'We'll make it up' to you

'The farmers will be better off than they ever were,' the president said.<p>President Donald Trump on Monday attempted to reassure American farmers staring down market uncertainty amid an escalating trade dispute with China, which has threatened to level hefty tariffs on soybeans and other …

Donald Trump

Pardon offers? Trump Russia interference violates Constitution and his oath

In the Russia probe, Trump already has violated constitutional limits on interference for self-interest. Pardon offers would be another flagrant example.<p>Political interference in a law enforcement matter for personal and corrupt purposes — whether through pardons or personnel moves or directing the …

Donald Trump

Attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels alleging Trump affair to offer reward

The attorney for a porn actress who says she had an affair with President Donald Trump plans to release a composite sketch Tuesday of the person he says threatened Stormy Daniels to stay quiet — and says there will be a reward for help with identification.<p>Michael Avenatti said Monday that a …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: As elections near, many older, educated, white voters shift away from Trump's party

(Reuters) - Older, white, educated voters helped Donald Trump win the White House in 2016. Now, they are trending toward Democrats in such numbers that their ballots could tip the scales in tight congressional races from New Jersey to California, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll and a data analysis of …

Voting

The NRA May Have More Russian Contributors Than It First Said

The National Rifle Association may have accepted more contributions from Russian donors than it first acknowledged, new documents show.<p>A Russian citizen who works for a U.S.-sanctioned arms manufacturer was arrested earlier this year when he tried to board a flight from Los Angeles to Moscow …

Guns

Clarence Thomas' Wife Posts Memes Trashing Parkland Kids and Comparing Gun Control to Holocaust

In a stunning demonstration of what Facebook is for now, Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is using her account to …

Gun Control

The CBO’s New Deficit Projections Are Even Worse Than They Seem

The Congressional Budget Office dropped its highly anticipated “The Budget and Economic Outlook, 2018 to 2028” on Monday afternoon—a 166-page …

Health Care

Mueller Reportedly Investigating $150,000 Payment to Trump Foundation by Ukrainian Billionaire During Campaign

Adding to the list of Trump’s questionable financial dealings, Robert Mueller is investigating a $150,000 donation to Trump’s foundation by a …

Donald Trump

Bolton Arrives At White House, And National Security Staff Start Leaving

WASHINGTON ― John Bolton began his first day as President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser ahead of schedule after a top aide to Bolton’s predecessor departed over the weekend in an apparent crackdown on suspected “leakers.”<p>National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton announced …

Donald Trump

McCain takes his Trump criticism to a whole new level, suggesting blame for chemical weapons attack in Syria

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has made it pretty clear that he's no fan of President Trump; he delivered a whole speech that attacked Trump's worldview and seemed to knock Trump for receiving Vietnam War deferments for bone spurs. But McCain's comments about Trump on Sunday may be his most severe.<p>In a …

Donald Trump

FBI raids office of Trump lawyer who paid off Stormy Daniels

Michael Cohen paid $130,000 to the adult film actress shortly before the 2016 presidential election.<p>FBI agents raided the office of longtime Trump …

Donald Trump

New Budget Estimate Shows Trump Tax Cuts Created a Fiscal Disaster

The neoclassical economists of the late 19th and early 20th century believed the government should always balance its budget. Eventually, they mostly …

Economics

Why Robert Mueller Handed Off the Michael Cohen Raid

The special counsel might be insulating his investigation against his own potential firing.<p>The FBI raided Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room on …

Donald Trump

Why America’s return to $1 trillion deficits is a big problem for you

The federal government is on track to have a $1 trillion deficit in 2020 — and to continue running yawning deficits for years to come, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted Monday.<p>It’s a report that should make Americans concerned, especially younger ones.<p>On a basic level, this …

Economics

The winners in Trump’s trade war? This Indiana family. The losers? The same family.

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Indiana — Farmer Ryan Rippy had been haggling for almost three months over the price of a new storage bin when he felt the pinch of President Trump’s trade offensive.<p>The contractor told Rippy he needed to order the 30-foot structure immediately or see its roughly $50,000 price …

Secretary of Agriculture

Presidential historian Gil Troy: Donald Trump has committed “a crime against the American people”

Scholar Gil Troy says it’s not too late for Trump to change — but history will judge his enablers harshly<p>Donald Trump is president of the United States by title and law. He is not president of all Americans. Trump cares only about his voters and the most enthusiastic part of his "base." He is a …

Donald Trump

A Second Paul Manafort Associate Has Turned on Him

The one-time Team Trump honcho was already in hot water. And that was before an ex-employee led an FBI agent to a storage locker filled with …

Paul Manafort

An Internal Email Contradicts Scott Pruitt's Account of Controversial Raises

The EPA administrator has said he “didn’t know” about unusual salary bumps given to a pair of trusted aides, but a message from one of those staffers claims otherwise.<p><i>This story was updated on April 9 at 4:26 p.m. ET</i><p>An email that suggests Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt …

Scott Pruitt