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Senate Republicans cool on idea of rehashing the tax cuts scam this year

Republicans are kicking around the idea of rehashing the tax cuts law they finished last year, seeing if they could get something out of this cycle by making the individual tax cuts (such as they are) permanent. Some of them seem to be a little embarrassed that they made the corporate tax cuts permanent, while the …

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Hannity Referenced ‘Kidding Around’ with Michael Cohen on Fox News Show Last Year

The host's comment should have raised a red flag. From the January 12, 2017, edition of Fox News' Hannity: “SEAN HANNITY (HOST): All right, so this issue — Donald Trump yesterday at the presser talks a lot about the role of Don Jr. and Eric. They're taking over the company. Let's start with that.  AINSLEY …

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1968: the year that changed America

The cliche says that if you can remember the Sixties, you weren’t really there. But Hendrik Hertzberg remembers the decade’s most explosive year very well indeed Where were you in the 1960s? And what were you? A toddler, a grade schooler, a teenager? A young adult? Were you already old enough to form your own …

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Trump’s Strike Didn’t Stop Assad Last Year and Won’t Stop Him Now

A largely symbolic action with little consequence on the ground. Early on Saturday, the US, France and the UK launched strikes on various targets in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. A year ago, the US also launched a similar missile strike …

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Wall St star approached to be Trump budget chief a year before loan to Kushner firm

Private equity executive Joshua Harris began financial disclosure process with support of Trump son-in-law before backing out, sources say. In 2017 his company loaned $ 184m to Kushner family business A senior private equity executive was approached about taking the job of US budget director a year before his company agreed to loan Jared Kushner’s …

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Marco Rubio: 18 year olds shouldn’t have assault rifles unless they live in Washington, D.C.

Campaign Action That deep-thinker, the up-and-coming hope of Republicans, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is once again demonstrating just how not-ready-for-prime-time he is. Still. Five years after that nationally televised, live water emergency in his state of the union response. This embarrassment again involves Rubio on a live, national stage, but there isn’t much that’s funny this …

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It Looks Like the Supreme Court Isn’t Going to Intervene in Gerrymandering Cases This Election Year

Click here for reuse options! They're befuddled. Justice Breyer even suggested all sides weigh in again, and another hearing be held. One of the most anti-democratic features of the political landscape does not appear destined to change before 2018's midterm elections, even though extreme gerrymanders this week returned to the Supreme Court for the second …

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10 year old’s giggles of delight go viral after his mother posts about his playground’s new swing

On Friday, Trish Allen posted a video to her Facebook page. It featured her son, 10-year-old Seth Allen swinging in a wheelchair accessible playground swing for the very first time. The video is truly moving as Seth—who suffers from cerebral palsy and cannot speak, giggles and shrieks with delight. After the video began to go …

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Why Denmark Dominates the World Happiness Rankings Year After Year

The U.S. could stand to follow the Scandinavian nation's example. By Marie Helweg-Larsen, Professor of Psychology, Dickinson College. Okay, we get it, you're happy – no need to rub it in. Very_Very/Shutterstock.com The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country …

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How Trump Used Facebook in 2016 and Why That Tactic Is Coming to Every Important Race This Year

Political campaigns have learned to use social media to bully, intimidate and spread misinformation. In politics, winning is everything. And the political consulting industry scours the victor’s tactics so they can be sold in the next election cycle, whether they worked, were happenstance, or a mix of the two. Exhibit A for this dynamic is …

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