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No Protection for Protectors: The GOP effort to kill the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Gary Rivlin and Susan Antilla report in The Intercept:

Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on a Tuesday in late October, Vice President Mike Pence was summoned to the Senate floor.

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Daily Life

Is Roy Moore Guilty Beyond Reasonable Doubt?

Mark Kleiman comments on the case against Roy Moore, but he does not mention that for years Moore repeatedly and flagrantly lied that he received no money from his charity, when in fact it has been confirmed that… 798 more words


Tax Filers In Most States Claim Deduction Targeted By GOP

ATLANTA (AP) — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. 908 more words


GOP Follows String Of Failures With Tax Plan

Rachel Maddow reviews the string of failures by the current Republican Congress which it hopes to break with a new, wildly unpopular tax plan that they have not done a good job of disguising as not being designed to benefit rich people.


Liberal Or Conservative - The Ideological Battle! Part II

Part II – Conservatism

Conservatism, like liberalism, is a complex mosaic of diverse economic, cultural, religious and social ideologies. It is, by definition, rooted in traditional national identity and, as such, varies in different countries. 1,804 more words

US Politics

Rep. Tom Cole On GOP Tax Plan: We Think It's Right For The American People

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., discusses the Republican tax bill, why he thinks the bill will move forward in both chambers and why he says it will ‘do good things for the American people’. 23 more words


Roy Moore’s Disingenuous Defense

“Disingenuous” in this case is equivalent to “dishonest,” but that’s a Roy Moore standard—recall how he dishonestly said that he received no salary from his charity when in fact he was paid $180,000 per year. 774 more words