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Cough Up, America

[ad_1] When you receive your paycheck and look at the withholding for federal, state and sometimes city taxes, along with Social Security and Medicare, you probably don't think you're underpaying governments and want them to take more. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio believes that if you have played by what used to be called “the rules” and are making a decent living, taking care of yourself and your
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Senior U.S. Democrat seeks to delay lifting of sanctions on Russian firms

[ad_1] By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday he would ask the Treasury Department to delay the lifting of sanctions on companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska until Feb. 28 to give Congress time to review the decision. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters he would call Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday and ask him
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Barr Vows to Let Mueller Finish and to Protect Justice Dept. Integrity

[ad_1] The nominee also appeared to emphasize a softer vision of presidential power than the unusually expansive view he has largely advanced throughout his career — for example, previously portraying the president instead of the attorney general as the nation’s top law-enforcement official, who wields unfettered power to “start or stop a law enforcement proceeding.”His philosophy on executive authority has raised the question of whether his permissive theories would unleash
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New York lawmakers advance two major LGBTQ bills after years of Senate gridlock – ThinkProgress

[ad_1] Two major pieces of LGBTQ equality legislation passed in the New York legislature on Tuesday, signaling the end of a political gridlock caused by a group of conservative Senate Democrats that stretches back well over a decade. By a vote of 42-19, the Senate passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which creates statewide protections for transgender people in employment, housing, education, and public accommodations, and grants them recognition
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Final US Province Of Jesuits Releases List Of Suspected Predator Priests

[ad_1] 3:20 PM 01/15/2019 | USJoshua Gill | Religion Reporter The Northeast Province of the Jesuits became the final U.S. Jesuit province to publicly name suspected predator priests Tuesday, releasing a list of 50 priests. Only 14 of the 50 named Jesuit priests named are still alive, though all served within the Northeast Province, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, northern New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  The list includes
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Take Money From Billionaires Because They’re ‘Making Tons of Money’ Underpaying Their Workers

[ad_1] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains Her Rationale for Confiscatory Tax Rates: Take Money From Billionaires Because They’re ‘Making Tons of Money’ Underpaying Their Workers by Kristinn Taylor January 15, 2019 Perhaps she can show us where the “they don’t pay their workers enough so we have to tax the wealthy” clause is in the Constitution. Or perhaps she read about it in a socialist tract left in a barroom bathroom where
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FNC Highlights MS-13 Attackers Who Used Immigration Loopholes

[ad_1] Between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, several Fox News shows have given attention to the case of three MS-13 gang members who took advantage of immigration law to enter the U.S. as unaccompanied children, and who recently allegedly made a stabbing attack in New York. Also of note, FNC was the only major network that recently informed viewers that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pardoned a number of convicted
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Shutdown bites economy as Democrats reject Trump invitation

[ad_1] By Steve Holland and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates showed on Tuesday, as congressional Democrats rejected President Donald Trump’s invitation to discuss the issue. The shutdown dragged into its 25th day on Tuesday with neither Trump nor Democratic congressional leaders showing signs of bending on the topic that triggered it – funding
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Jared Kushner Told Donald Trump That Firing Comey and Flynn Would Help End Russia Probe, Chris Christie Says : politics

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Democrats Jilt Trump on Lunch Talks but Look for Shutdown Exit

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — House Democrats spurned an invitation from President Trump to have a bipartisan lunch at the White House on Tuesday, as increasingly agitated lawmakers in both parties and on both sides of the Capitol began casting about for a compromise to end the standoff that has pressed the partial government shutdown into its 25th day.The Democrats’ absence from the lunch was the latest indication that the party is
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South Florida official launches Islamophobic attack against Rashida Tlaib – ThinkProgress

[ad_1] A commissioner in Hallandale Beach, Florida this week launched an Islamophobic attack on freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, accusing Tlaib of being a terrorist. “[Rashida Tlaib] is a Hamas-loving anti-Semite [who] has NO place in government!” Annabelle Lima-Taub wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, which first reported the story. “She is a danger and [I] would not put it past her to
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Democratic National Committee Ends Partnership With Women’s March

[ad_1] 2:17 PM 01/15/2019 | PoliticsWilliam Davis | Contributor The Democratic National Committee is ending its formal support of the National “Women’s March” organization, becoming the latest of 300 groups to do so as the national organization continues to make itself the center of negative attention due to its leaders’ long-running association with anti-semitic figures. The DNC is the latest major liberal organization to disassociate itself with the march. Prominent
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‘ANGEL MOMS’ and Victims of Illegal Immigrant Violence Storm Speaker Pelosi’s DC Office

[ad_1] VIDEO: ‘ANGEL MOMS’ and Victims of Illegal Immigrant Violence Storm Speaker Pelosi’s DC Office by Jim Hoft January 15, 2019 A group of Angel Moms stormed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office on Tuesday in Washington DC. Angel Families are a group of families of children or family members who were killed or murdered by illegal aliens. Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuses to meet with any of the family members whose loved
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Surprise! CNN Hires Another Anti-Trump Republican, John Kasich, as Political Commentator

[ad_1] Losing "Never Trump" Republicans keep seeming to find new jobs on cable news. In an unsurprising move, CNN announced Tuesday that they’ve hired former Ohio governor and vocal Trump critic John Kasich as a senior political commentator for the network. The network also recently hired never-Trump Republican Rep. Mia Love, who lost her re-election for Congress this past Fall, as political commentator. It seems a Republican who can bash the
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Democrats Outsmart Trump With Invitation To Meet With Shutdown Federal Workers

[ad_1] Four Democratic Senators turned up the shutdown pressure on Trump by inviting him to meet with workers who are either currently laid off or working without pay. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Mark Warner (D-VA) wrote in a letter to Trump: Letter to Trump on meeting with shutdown-affected workers1 As the White House rages, because Democrats won’t give Trump a lunch
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Mueller asks to delay ex-Trump aide Gates’ sentencing because he is cooperating in ‘several’ probes : politics

[ad_1] Per PoppinKREAMhere is ample evidence indicating collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.Let's begin our journey with George Papadapoulos. This Trump campaign foreign policy advisor, who has plead guilty to charges laid out by Special Counsel Mueller's investigation, provides a timeline of events. He was offered dirt on Hillary Clinton by a mysterious professor with ties to Russia.[1] The Trump campaign knew of hacked emails before Trump made his
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McConnell blocks second bill aimed at reopening the government – ThinkProgress

[ad_1] Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked another bill aimed at reopening the government Tuesday, as the record-breaking shutdown stretches into its fourth week. The legislation would fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 8 and the rest of the agencies affected by the shutdown through September. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) asked for the Senate to take up the package, but McConnell said
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Despite Accusations Of Gross Anti-Semitism, Women’s March Attracts Mainstream Support

[ad_1] 1:23 PM 01/15/2019 | PoliticsDavid Krayden | Ottawa Bureau Chief Despite recurring allegations — and evident proof — that leaders of the Women’s March have an anti-Semitic agenda, this year’s event enjoys support from many relatively mainstream, popular groups. The theme of this year’s march is “The Women’s Agenda.” The list of organizations with officials or representatives supporting the event includes the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), The American Federation of
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NEVER DOUBT That This is the Same Way They Think About You–> GOP Leaders Side With Lying New York Times Over Rep. Steve King

[ad_1] NEVER DOUBT That This is the Same Way They Think About You–> GOP Leaders Side With Lying New York Times Over Rep. Steve King by Jim Hoft January 15, 2019 On Monday night Republican House leaders met in secret and voted unanimously to remove Rep. Steve King from all of his committee assignments. GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and his team of Republican House leaders took the word of a
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Gillette is ‘Dead’ to Many Men

[ad_1] Yesterday Gillette decided to use its authority as “The Best a Man Can Get” to school men in the art of proper post-#MeToo behavior. In an ad brimming with PC condescension, the shaving company held men in general accountable for the existence of “toxic masculinity.” In short, many people are not happy about it. BBC reported that Gillette is currently receiving major backlash and a wide boycott of its
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Sarah Sanders Tantrums After Democrats Boycott Lunch With Trump

[ad_1] After Trump claimed that Democrats are breaking and calling him on the shutdown, Sarah Sanders admitted that no Democrats are attending Trump’s lunch. On Monday, Trump said, “So I’ve been here all weekend. A lot of the Democrats were in Puerto Rico, celebrating something. I don’t know, maybe they’re celebrating the shutdown. We have a very big crisis — a humanitarian crisis — on the border. Everybody knows
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McConnell blocks House bill to reopen government for second time : politics

[ad_1] As mentioned in another post, they are not good for business in this case considering how much businesses depend on functioning government and the services it provides. We've already lost billions of dollars due to the shutdown, if it continues and federal workers decide to say damn the contract and decide to go on strike (which I don't believe is likely just yet) the ATC network could go down,
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Attorney General nominee can’t explain the Trump administration’s family separation policy – ThinkProgress

[ad_1] President Donald Trump’s U.S. Attorney General nominee, William Barr, was unable to describe his predecessor’s policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, despite the fact that this controversial approach to handling asylum-seekers has dominated the news in recent months. At Barr’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) asked Barr if he agreed with the Department of Justice’s “zero-tolerance” policy that resulted
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After Being Called Out In Media, Ohio Prof Will Allow Students To Use Phrase ‘Illegal Immigrant’

[ad_1] 12:13 PM 01/15/2019 | The MirrorBetsy Rothstein | Reporter A student at Ohio State University recently came forward to fight back against her prof who banned her and other students from using the phrase “illegal immigrant.” He told her that “unauthorized immigrant” was the only phrase he’d accept in her work in his class. So she went to the media. Now Professor Victor Espinosa is changing his tune —first, slightly
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Black Conservative Movement for America Launches #CantBullyUs Campaign

[ad_1] WATCH: Black Conservative Movement for America Launches #CantBullyUs Campaign by Cassandra Fairbanks January 15, 2019 The Black Conservative Movement has launched a #CantBullyUs campaign to combat the hate directed at black Trump supporters from members of the Democratic Party. Khaliq Rodriquezus, the 16-year-old National Director of Advancement for BCM, told the Gateway Pundit that the goal of the campaign is “to show the left that just because you call us
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The Atlantic’s Hill Accuses Trump of ‘War on Black Athletes,’ Cites Only One Target

[ad_1] In her Sunday post on The Atlantic magazine's website, Jemele Hill makes a charge she can't support with the headline "The War on Black Athletes." She claims President Donald Trump is warring on black athletes, but she offers no broad-based arguments in support of her accusation. Hill's post is Part 6 in The Atlantic's "Unthinkable" series, "50 Moments That Define An Improbable Presidency." Hill, a former ESPN SportsCenter grenade
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Mueller Is Investigating Devin Nunes Meeting At Trump Hotel

[ad_1] Former House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes was desperate to get rid of Mueller because the Special Counsel is investigating him. The Daily Beast reported: The Special Counsel’s Office and federal prosecutors in Manhattan are scrutinizing a meeting involving former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, one-time National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and dozens of foreign officials, according to three sources familiar with the investigations. …. Now
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Adam Schiff hiring full-time team to investigate Trump’s Russia connections : politics

[ad_1] Hey Adam Schiff it's not just Trump! Here, there is plenty more.Michael Cohen was the Deputy Finance Chairman of the RNCA confirmed Russian spy was moving money through the NRA to politiciansAll Republicans in the senate, a large amount of Republicans in the house and a 4 Dems in the house took money from the NRAThe NRA and the Trump campaign were illegally coordinating ad buys.NRA May Have Illegally
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It’s ‘outrageous’ EPA staff are prepping Wheeler for confirmation during shutdown, top Democrat says – ThinkProgress

[ad_1] Senate Republicans are rushing to get acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler confirmed as Scott Pruitt’s replacement, despite a partial government shutdown that has kept the EPA closed since December 29 and employees unpaid. Wheeler’s confirmation hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, only one week after President Donald Trump nominated him to assume the top position at the EPA on a permanent basis. After the hearing, the Senate
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CNN Panel Melts Down Over Trump’s ‘Sexist’ Salad Joke

[ad_1] 11:25 AM 01/15/2019 | MediaAmber Athey | White House Correspondent A CNN panel accused President Donald Trump of being “sexist” Monday night because the president made a joke about first lady Melania Trump making salads. The president cracked the joke to the national championship-winning Clemson football team during their Monday visit to the White House. Trump noted that because of the shutdown, he had to personally purchase a spread
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Annual DerbyCon Hacker Conference is Ending Because SJW and Feminist “Negativity, Polarization and Disruption”

[ad_1] Annual DerbyCon Hacker Conference is Ending Because SJW and Feminist “Negativity, Polarization and Disruption” by Cassandra Fairbanks January 15, 2019 The organizers of the popular Louisville tech conference DerbyCon have announced that 2019 will be the final year they will hold the event — due to social justice warriors ruining everything fun, as usual. In a lengthy statement, the DerbyCon team explained that they are ending their run because
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Nets Silent as Democrat Tlaib Meets With Pro-Hezbollah Activist Who Hates Israel

[ad_1] When new Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib ranted that Congress needs to “impeach the motherf***er” Trump, all three networks covered it. But when the Michigan representative was seen posing and meeting with a pro-Hezbollah activist who thinks Israel has no right to exist, ABC, CBS and NBC were silent.  As reported by the Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein, Tlaib appeared with Abbas Hamideh who tweeted, “I was honored to be at Congresswoman
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If Shutdown Continues, We Won’t Have Any Air Controllers Left

[ad_1] According to the Associated Press, roughly 10,000 air traffic controllers who work for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have been deemed essential and are expected to work without pay during the government shutdown. And according to on official with the air traffic controllers union, many of them are already having financial problems. If the shutdown continues much longer, the official told The Hill, they will have to find
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Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question : politics

[ad_1] Just because someone isn’t white doesn’t mean they’re incapable of making an argument that sounds eerily similar to the arguments made in 1800’s American courtrooms.Today, almost every country with institutionalized slavery has a majority non-white population. This is much of the middle East, Africa, and even China if you take a look at their labor practices. So skin color really has nothing to do with it in the 21st
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Supreme Court Won’t Rule on Legality of Acting Attorney General’s Appointment

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide whether President Trump acted lawfully in appointing Matthew G. Whitaker to be the acting attorney general, denying an unusual motion asking the justices to address that question in the context of a case about a different issue. The court also turned down the case itself.The court’s order was two sentences long and gave no reasons. There were no noted
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6 big things William Barr should be questioned on – ThinkProgress

[ad_1] William Barr will likely be the next attorney general no matter what happens at his confirmation hearing Tuesday. But his testimony before the Judiciary Committee is still an important spectacle. It is a valuable opportunity to establish the parameters of the Department of Justice’s operations for the next two or more years, as the country grapples with escalating political fractures, the possibility that foreign nationals have obtained unprecedented influence
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Troops Are Staying At The Border To Counter Security Threats

[ad_1] 10:00 AM 01/15/2019 | MilitaryDavid Krayden | Ottawa Bureau Chief American soldiers are staying put at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon revealed Monday. According to an Associated Press report, the military deployment will not only continue until the end of September 2019, but will be enhanced as soldiers and Marines continue to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in its efforts to reinforce the southern border, including the
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Weekend’s Top Movie Succeeded Despite PC Complaints, Liberal Barbs

[ad_1] The Bryan Cranston/Kevin Hart movie The Upside won the weekend box office race, grossing about $20 million in ticket sales. Conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby reported Cranston was attacked from the Left for accepting the role of Phillip Lacasse, a billionaire left paralyzed after a paragliding accident. They think only paralyzed actors should play paralyzed people.  An irrational objection? Vice Media doesn't think so. On its website Thursday it blasted
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Burgers by candlelight: Trump lays out McDonald’s and Wendy’s for college football champs

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump laid out a White House feast fit for a government shutdown on Monday: silver platters heaped high with McDonald’s quarter pounders and the red-and-white burger wrappers of Wendy’s. White House chefs normally would serve much fancier fare underneath the stern gaze of the portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the State Dining Room. But they are furloughed, staying home without paychecks as
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Raj Shah, a Top White House Spokesman, Leaves Trump Administration

[ad_1] Raj Shah, a top spokesman in the White House press office, has left and joined an arm of a Florida-based lobbying firm, officials said Monday.Mr. Shah will lead the Media Group, the press wing of Ballard Partners, a lobbying firm with offices in Florida and Washington. He will work with Jamie Rubin, a Democrat who was a spokesman for Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state, officials said.Mr. Shah,
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Alabama inmates speak out against state’s soaring prison homicide rate – ThinkProgress

[ad_1] On November 19, 2018, James Lewis Kennedy was fatally stabbed at Elmore Correctional Facility in Alabama. Kennedy had served 14 years of a life sentence with parole, following a 2004 conviction of burglary and attempted murder. His release was set for December 26, 2018, one month after he was killed, his sister Teresa told ThinkProgress. “He wouldn’t have risked anything, he wanted to get out,” Teresa said of her