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If you tax the rich, they won't leave: US data contradicts millionaires' threats

Does raising taxes on the rich really trigger their migration to more obliging states or countries? This study of every million-dollar earner in the US shows otherwise<p>In the classic Ayn Rand novel Atlas Shrugged, the rich go “on strike” – withdrawing their services and disappearing from society in …

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Trump's Lovin' the Polls These Days — And White House Aides Have Something to Do With It

President Donald Trump has had an “interesting” take on polls since he announced his candidacy for the presidency nearly 2 1/2 years ago.<p>As is the …

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Monday's Morning Email: “I Am The Devil" -- How Charles Manson Mesmerized America

The cult leader was 83.<p>TOP STORIES<p><i>(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)</i><p><b>CHARLES MANSON DEAD AT 83</b> The infamous cult leader of the “Helter Skelter” gang has died after nearly five decades in prison. And here’s what happened to his “family.” [HuffPost] [Tweet | Share on …

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LOOK: Chris Christie spotted next to Jerry Jones in owner’s box during Eagles-Cowboys game

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had a special guest with him to watch Sunday night’s divisional matchup against the Eagles at AT&T Stadium.<p>TV cameras …


Chris Christie getting road named for him in home county

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting a legacy in his home county.<p>Christie on Monday will be on hand when a new access road to Central Park of …

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Christie's Name To Be Placed On Street In Parsippany

<b>PARSIPPANY, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</b> — Some may claim the closure of roads was the beginning of the end of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political …


NJ Politics Digest: Governor Chris Christie Way

Gov. Chris Christie will get the distinct honor of having an access road to a park in Morris County named after him.<p>“Governor Chris Christie Way” is …

New Jersey Politics

New Jersey's next governor to call for raising minimum wage

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy wants New Jersey to raise the minimum wage.<p>The Democrat on Monday will join Democratic legislative leaders and labor officials …


Dallas Cowboys: Photos: Dak Prescott honors late mom with cleats; Greg Abbott, Chris Christie join Cowboys-Eagles | SportsDay

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Cable News Attention Deficit Disorder Is Harming America and Preventing Progressive Change

The NRA, climate destroyers and other corporate actors harming our culture and society rely on the myopic, single-issue nature of cable news to …

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Murphy vs. MacArthur: Trump tax plan vote ignites feud

TRENTON -- Incoming Gov. Phil Murphy wasted little time in igniting a feud against the only federal lawmaker from New Jersey who supported the House …

New Jersey

Trump Staffers Reportedly Show Him Only Positive Polls ‘Designed To Make Him Feel Good’ About Himself

While his recent trip abroad in Asia was eventful by its own right, President Donald Trump was quick to stir up plenty of controversies upon his return home. Between suggesting the UCLA basketballs players freed by China thank him for intervening, pulling a Marco Rubio, and wading into the Al …


White House staff reportedly shows Trump positive polls to make him feel better

Though he has claimed they are “fake news,” President Donald Trump is preoccupied with polls and is often shown positive numbers by aides in an …

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Donald Trump Jr. has clandestine meeting with WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange in SNL cold open

This week’s Saturday Night Live cold open took advantage of recent revelations that U.S. President Donald Trump‘s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. …


A Millionaire Tax Rethink?

The Republican tax reform must still pass the Senate, but already it’s having a political impact in at least one high-tax, ill-governed state. Democrat Steve Sweeney, president of the New Jersey Senate, said last week that the GOP decision to eliminate the state and local tax deduction could throw …


The ‘DeVos effect’ on the November elections

The slew of Democratic victories in November’s state and local elections were seen as a rebuke of President Trump, whose approval ratings have hit historical lows. This post looks at where his education policies, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, were part of the debate during the election …


False charges of ‘fake news’ are harming our free press and our democracy

<i>This article first appeared on the History News Network.</i><p>The front-runner candidate for the Alabama Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions became …


'SNL': Collusion becomes confusion when Trump sons meet WikiLeaks founder

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> went with a double-Trump opening Saturday, but the only Donald present was a junior.<p>In what seemed like a mix of <i>The X-Files</i> and <i>All the President's Men,</i> "The Mueller Files" examined a fictitious 2016 meeting attended by Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day), his not-too-bright brother (at …


'Trump Bros' Get The Goods From McKinnon's Assange On 'SNL'

Thank God for Shrinky Dinks," says dopey "Eric."<p>It’s double Trump trouble in a London underground parking garage when the president’s sons meet up with Kate McKinnon’s Julian Assange for an episode of “The Mueller Files” on the cold open of “Saturday Night Live.” Mikey Day’s Donald Trump Jr. and …

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‘SNL’ Trump Boys Kick Off A Dad-Free Cold Open | Deadline

The Trump boys, as played by Saturday Night Live’s Mikey Day and Alex Moffat, filled in for an absent dad on the show’s cold open tonight. Bypassing …


Christie on Trump: He’s never ‘gotten out of campaign mode’ as president

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said he was surprised that President Trump has continued to campaign at a high capacity during his presidency, saying he …


Days after 5-year sentence, former mayor already eyeing early release

Former Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres has only been in custody for a matter of days since a judge sentenced him to five years in prison on …

New Jersey

Gov. Christie to get road named after him in Morris County

On Monday, Morris County officials said a new main access road to Central Park would be named "Governor Chris Christie Way."

New Jersey

Looking toward election after Menendez's 'Resurrection Day'

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's political fate in next year's crucial midterms after the mistrial in his federal bribery case may hinge on whether …


A Reminder That America Is Incredibly Corrupt and Only Getting Worse

A mistrial in a major case against a sitting US Senator is just the latest reason to despair about unlimited shady behavior by powerful politicians.<p>After 11 strange weeks, a mistrial was declared in the corruption case against New Jersey senator Robert Menendez on Thursday. The saga has been …


Trump aide admits to planting a story about Chris Christie to humiliate him (it worked)

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Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big, Too.

President Trump says he is frustrated with the slow pace of major construction projects like highways, ports and pipelines. Last summer, he pledged to use the power of the presidency to jump start building when it became bogged down in administrative delays.<p>“No longer will we allow the …


Republican Governors’ 2018 Dilemma: What to Do About Trump?

AUSTIN, Tex. — For nearly a decade, meetings of the Republican Governors Association were buoyant, even giddy, affairs, as the party — lifted by enormous political donations and a backlash against the Obama administration — achieved overwhelming control of state governments.<p>But a sense of …


Tax reform cleared the House. Here’s the plan to kill it in the Senate.

<i>Welcome to Mic’s daily read on Donald Trump’s America. Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox?</i> <i>Subscribe here</i><i>.</i><p>Friday’s dispatch: The real …

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The 4 biggest stories in politics this week

Tax cuts progress while safe Senate seats don’t look so safe.<p>The tax overhaul freight train barreled ahead this week with greater speed than most people realize. A massive, contentious bill passed the House with relatively little trouble, and an equally massive, even more contentious bill went …