Bipartisanship: How Congress Came Together To Screw The Poor, Again

For most people, filing taxes is supposed to be free and easy. Instead, the vast majority of Americans pay a fee to a private tax preparer each year. We owe this annual ripoff to one of the most celebrated and misunderstood practices in American politics: bipartisanship. Despite all the talk about widening political divides, Congress […]

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Navy Submarine Sailors Kept ‘Rape’ Lists Of Female Colleagues, Military Probe Finds

Servicemen on the second submarine in the U.S. Navy to integrate female officers and sailors with its male crew kept ranked “rape lists” of the women, triggering fears for their safety, a military investigation found. The lists were shared on the USS Florida, a guided-missile submarine, where investigators found that “lewd and sexist comments and jokes […]

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In Clash With Congress, Weak Legal Case May Still Help Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump’s talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser as his team tries to defy congressional attempts to investigate him. Yet they may end up delaying the investigations with their argument, and that could be a […]

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‘SNL’s’ White House Crew Belts Out ‘Don’t Stop Us Now’ In Scary Finale

“Saturday Night Live’s” hit parade of White House character clones led by Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump gleefully pounded out a parody of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” in the cold open for a jubilant/cringy season finale. “Fire keeps you warm or burns your house down,” Baldwin said ominously. He boasted he’s on “cruise control to […]

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Trump Officials Identify 1,700 More Children Who May Have Been Separated From Parents

Trump administration officials have revealed that an additional 1,712 migrant children may have been separated from their parents while coming into America. The children entered the country before President Donald Trump enacted his “zero tolerance” policy a year ago, resulting in the separation of at least 2,800 children from their parents. There is “preliminary indication of […]

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Lawrence O’Donnell Nails GOP Hypocrisy Over Donald Trump’s ‘Bulls**t’ Rant

Lawrence O’Donnell on Friday noted the hypocrisy of many Republicans’ failure to condemn President Donald Trump’s recent repeated public use of the term “bullshit.” The host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word” suggested on Twitter that GOP lawmakers would have responded very differently had former President Barack Obama used the curse word during speeches and online as […]

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DJ Khaled And John Legend Pay Tribute To Nipsey Hussle On ‘SNL’

DJ Khaled and John Legend honored slain rapper Nipsey Hussle with their performance of “Higher” on “Saturday Night Live.” The music video for the song, featuring the three men, was released Friday nearly two months after Hussle was killed. The activist rapper was shot to death outside of his Marathon clothing store in the South […]

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Trump Administration Defies Tax Return Subpoena

WASHINGTON ― Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Friday that the administration will not comply with a subpoena for copies of President Donald Trump’s tax returns, setting up yet another legal showdown with Democrats.  Democrats’ request “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose” and the Treasury Department is therefore “not authorized” to hand over the documents,  Mnuchin said in a […]

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RNC Chair Says Alabama Abortion Ban Should Have Exceptions For Rape And Incest

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel voiced disapproval of a key part of Alabama’s new abortion ban on Friday, taking issue with its lack of exceptions for cases of rape and incest. “Personally, I would have the exceptions,” she told CNN. “That’s my personal belief, but we are a party that is a broad tent. If you […]

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Black Women Are 3 Times As Likely To Die In Childbirth, And Kamala Harris Has A Plan

The only place Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has time to read anything that isn’t one of her briefing books is when she’s on a plane. In April 2018, Harris saw a harrowing story in The New York Times Magazine detailing the unique horrors of maternal mortality for black women. “For black women in America,” the article […]

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