Tag: Money

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Comey and Russia and money laundering and 2016 won’t go away

The Fusion GPS guys/NY Times: The Business Deals That Could Imperil Trump We pored over Donald Trump’s business records for well over a year, at least those records you can get without a badge or a subpoena. We also hired a former British intelligence official, Christopher Steele, to look into Mr. Trump’s possible ties to …

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US-led endless war and overseas attacks funded by tax payers’ money

American tax payers send an “astronomical amount” of money to the IRS every year and if Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers get their way, even more money will be allocated to the U.S. military in the coming year. Based on an analysis that was published by National Priorities in March, an estimated 23.8 cents of …

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Bank of America announces it will stop lending money to companies that make ‘military-style’ guns

While teachers are being leaned on to add “special forces” training to their repertoire of under-funded and under-appreciated skills, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are joined by most of the rest of the country in putting pressure on the companies that show their complicity in the country’s gun violence by financially supporting anti-gun control groups and …

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Robert Mercer’s dark money funded group that targeted anti-Muslim ads at swing state voters

OpenSecrets has obtained tax documents that show reclusive hedge-fund mogul and Donald Trump backer Robert Mercer funneled $ 2 million to a group that targeted Islamophobic ads at voters in swing states like Nevada and North Carolina in 2016.  The ads created by Secure America Now play on the nativist fears of some Americans that Muslims …

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Trump complains there isn’t money for fixing schools. Can you guess what the problem here is?

Donald Trump went way out there again and again in his “infrastructure” speech on Thursday afternoon, to the point where things got overlooked that shouldn’t. Take this one. During his discussion of the Iraq war, sandwiched between his claim that “nobody ever heard of the word trillion until 10 years ago” (not true) and his claim that “if …

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This week … in Space! New crew to ISS, new money for NASA, and a new way to make rockets

I believe that the dorkiest single statement I ever made in my life — and believe me, I’ve made plenty — was when i confessed that I had broken my 3D printer while making a replica of the original Star Trek phaser. While I’m sure that everyone will be relieved to find that I managed …

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EPA Head Spends Over $100K in Taxpayer Money to Fly Around the World in First Class

This administration continues to burn through money that isn't theirs for personal luxuries. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt spent over $ 105,000 on first-class flights during his first year as the department’s secretary. Politico reported Tuesday night that the figure comes from records published by the EPA’s internal watchdog and provided to the House Oversight Committee. …

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Cash in: the rich guys in Trump’s cabinet who can’t resist public money

The revelations over Ben Carson’s furniture have shone a light on Trump’s people – and their fondness for first-class travel and military jets Continue reading… US politics | The Guardian

Money isn’t everything: Rick Saccone’s $11m election failure – in numbers

The Republican candidate’s narrow loss in Pennsylvania’s special election has set off alarm bells as the party approaches the midterms Democrats declare victory in setback for Trump The Democrat Conor Lamb has pulled off a major upset against his Republican opponent Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania. Despite Donald Trump taking the 18th congressional district by 20 …

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Inside the grassroots plan to get fossil fuel money out of politics

If there’s hope for addressing climate change in the wake of Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement and ongoing hollowing-out of the EPA, it might be found in a little-noticed vote in Virginia’s House of Delegates last month. On February 12, the House voted on a provision to limit the powers of utility …

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