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Republicans sell tax bill with help from billionaires

By Joni Ashbrook

If you listened closely enough you could hear the cheers from millionaires and billionaires after Republicans passed their historically unpopular “middle class” tax cuts. Some of those cheers were coming from the people who crafted the law like President Donald Trump, his billionaire cabinet members, as well as some Republican members of Congress. For example, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) added a last-minute oil and gas amendment that would enrich his GOP pals like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

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Naughty political figures deserve some nice holiday gifts

By Bill McCann

During this holiday season, sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect gift, especially for people who don’t deserve one. Therefore, in the spirit of Christmas – or whatever you celebrate – I am offering the following gift ideas for some not-so-nice people who made headlines in 2017.



Medicare, Social Security to be cut for GOP tax cuts

President Donald Trump recently spoke about the tax bill that the Senate just passed. “This is going to cost me a fortune, this thing, believe me. Believe me, this is not good for me.” PolitiFact rates that claim as “false,” and it says either of the GOP bills would almost certainly give Trump a big windfall.

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Indictments, guilty plea confirm Russia probe isn’t fake news

Forty-four years ago this month, a beleaguered President Richard Nixon told the world: “I am not a crook.” Turns out he was. Nine months later, cornered by the Watergate scandal, Nixon resigned rather than be impeached. Back then, many congressional conservatives disliked Nixon, believing he was too moderate. But they rallied around Nixon when they thought the liberals were out to get him over Watergate. They regularly attacked the news media for “persecuting” Nixon.

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Trump may be the most dangerous person in the world

Who is the most dangerous person on the planet? Is it Kim Jong Un, the rotund North Korean dictator who looks like his hair was trimmed with hedge clippers? Is it stiff-jawed Russian strongman Vladimir Putin who unleashed a war on our national election last year? Or is it serial liar U.S. President Donald Trump, whose administration has been engulfed in self-inflicted chaos since his inauguration in January? My choice is Trump, hands down. Read more through link below


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