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  • Trump's tax returns could be his greatest vulnerability, especially if Democrats retake the House

    10/10/2018 12:32:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 10, 2018 | by Kurt Bardella
    President Donald Trump wasted no time celebrating the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. But with Kavanaugh on the bench, some of the stories that were momentarily buried during the confirmation chaos are bubbling back to the surface. The New York Times’ bombshell report exposing what appears to be massive fraud perpetrated by the Trump family is one of these stories. According to the Times, Trump’s father Fred spearheaded a complicated con using “dubious tax schemes” and “instances of outright fraud” to evade hundreds-of-millions of dollars in tax payments to the IRS. Cheating on your taxes may not seem...
  • Trump Insults ABC Reporter, Saying She ‘Never’ Thinks

    10/01/2018 1:19:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 1, 2018 | by Alex Wayne
    President Donald Trump insulted a female reporter for ABC News on Monday during a Rose Garden news conference, telling her that she “never” thinks even before she had a chance to ask her question. As the reporter, Cecilia Vega, turned to retrieve a microphone to ask Trump a question, Trump joked “she’s shocked that I picked her. Like in a state of shock.” Vega responded, “I’m not, thank you Mr. President.” Trump appeared to misunderstand her. “That’s OK, I know you’re not thinking, you never do.” “I’m sorry?” she responded. “No, go ahead. Go ahead,” Trump said. Vega tried to...
  • We are unmasking the Deep State. Here’s why

    09/14/2018 12:34:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies
    project veritas ^ | 9/14/2018 | James O'Keefe
    ....."When we release our series of stories, we’ll give you the names and show the faces of those who choose to “resist” while being sustained by patriotic taxpayers. When the subject of our next video, an employee in the Executive Branch, says, “Resist everything. Every level. F*** s*** up;” you’ll be able to see his name and his face. You’ll also see his title, direct employer, the movement of his lips, the cadence in his voice, his demeanor, his arrogance, his lack of introspection, and ultimately, him bragging about how nobody will ever hold his comrades nor him accountable."
  • Analysis: Fear and loathing on the Trump campaign trail

    09/07/2018 12:32:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | September 7, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    In the battle for control of Congress, President Donald Trump's weapon of choice is fear. At a rally for Republican Senate nominee Matt Rosendale in Billings, Montana, on Thursday night, the president warned his faithful that Democrats would raise their taxes, take their guns, block his wall, abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, open U.S. borders, end Social Security and cut Medicare. He's also warned supporters this summer that the outcome in November could spell trouble for freedom of speech and religion and the First Amendment - and that if the GOP loses, violence could follow. The overwhelming majority...
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray becomes the latest target for Trump's ire

    09/04/2018 1:58:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | September 4, 2018 | by Carol E. Lee, Nicolle Wallace and Kristen Welker
    In recent conversations with confidants, President Donald Trump has added FBI Director Christopher Wray to his list of key members of his administration about whom he has complaints, three people familiar with the discussions tell NBC News. Trump has criticized Wray as another figure in the Justice Department who is not protecting his interests - and is possibly out to undermine his presidency, these people said. Trump is "in the worst mood of his presidency and calling friends and allies to vent about his selection of (Attorney General Jeff) Sessions and Wray," said one person familiar with the president’s thinking....
  • Sexist attitudes are most prevalent in the Southeast, study finds

    08/23/2018 7:25:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | August 21, 2018
    Sexist attitudes in the United States are most prevalent in the Southeast and least prevalent on the West Coast and in New England, according to a new study that highlights how sexism and gender attitudes affect earnings and job prospects for women. Researchers analyzed responses to decades of statistics and survey questions about women's roles in society and found that where a woman is born affects how much she works and earns. The study, which focused on the U.S., found that women from states where sexism is more widespread tend to get married and have children at a younger age...
  • A dark day for Trump. The darkest day for the presidency since Watergate.

    08/22/2018 10:12:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 112 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | August 22, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    NBC NEWS ANALYSIS: Two of the president's former associates were in court Tuesday. Both guilty of multiple felonies. What happened to draining the swamp? There hasn't been a darker moment for a president - or for the presidency - since Richard Nixon resigned on the verge of impeachment in 1974. On Tuesday, Michael Cohen, the president's longtime fixer and former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to felony crimes that included illegally paying women hush money to help Donald Trump win the presidency in 2016. Most important, he said he did so at Trump's direction. In other words, Trump cheated to win...
  • Michael Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis: Trump "would be indicted and jailed" if he weren't president

    08/22/2018 8:14:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | August 22, 2018 | By EMILY TILLETT
    Lanny Davis, the attorney for former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, said President Trump's team of lawyers are "witnesses against him" and prove that his client was directed to make payments on Mr. Trump's behalf to keep his alleged affairs quiet. "It's not about evidence. It is definitive, indisputable that Donald Trump's lawyers said in a letter to the special counsel that Donald Trump directed – the same word that Michael Cohen used in court yesterday under oath – directed Michael Cohen to make illegal payments. It's not a dispute. It's not about credibility. His own lawyers used the word directed,"...
  • Woman killed in apparent alligator attack would be first in South Carolina in decades

    08/20/2018 11:23:01 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 42 replies
    GMA / Yahoo ^ | 20 minutes ago | KARMA ALLEN,Good Morning America
    Woman killed in apparent alligator attack would be first in South Carolina in decades originally appeared on abcnews.go.com A Baltimore man at the center of a viral police-beating video was charged in a previous encounter with the police officer who was filmed punching him while on duty earlier this month, ABC News confirmed Monday. Dashawn McGrier, 26, was charged with a string of criminal offenses, including second degree assault, in a June 26 incident with ex-Baltimore Police Officer Arthur Williams, who was indicted in an unrelated case last week after video showed him beating McGrier and throwing him to the...
  • Demise of print newspapers may have far-reaching consequences for communities and the nation

    08/18/2018 7:52:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 18, 2018 | Richard Benedetto
    For those of us who still love getting our news from newspapers, those inky, crinkly, thin sheets of wood pulp you hold in your hands and read, these indeed are sad times. Print newspapers, thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of smartphones and online and social media, are in serious decline. [Snip] Many media analysts believe it won’t be long before print newspapers disappear. If it happens, they in large part will be devoured by a voracious horde of online and social media, many of which have little respect for the notion that the first function of news...
  • Trump's 'dirty war' on media draws editorials in 300 US outlets

    08/16/2018 2:30:07 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16th August 2018 | BBC News
    More than 300 news outlets have launched a campaign to counter US President Donald Trump's attacks and promote a free press. The Boston Globe made the call last week for a nationwide denouncement of the president's "dirty war" against the media, using the hashtag #EnemyOfNone. Mr Trump has derided media reports as "fake news" and attacked journalists as "enemies of the people". And he tweeted on Thursday: "The fake news media is the opposition party." "It is very bad for our great country... But we are winning!" https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1030074380397752320 UN experts have warned that Mr Trump's comments about the media raise...
  • These are the newspapers telling Trump journalists are not the enemy

    08/16/2018 6:36:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2018 | Madison Park, Faith Karimi and Emily Smith
    About 350 newspapers in the United States will have editorials Thursday decrying President Donald Trump's description of the media as the "enemy of the people." Here are some of the newspapers blasting Trump's anti-press rhetoric.
  • Newspaper Industry Seeks Character Assassination of President As Antifa Wants to Kill Him

    08/13/2018 8:43:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/18 | Judi McLeod
    It’s time to put aside blowhard journalists of the mainstream and social media and anarchy-seeking Antifa Without ever blinking a jaundiced eye, 100 newspapers will follow the Boston Globe’s directive on Thursday with a collective hit job on President Donald Trump. At press time, not a single newspaper had stepped forward to state that this is proof positive that there is no such thing as an objective free press; that what the Boston Globe is calling for is nothing less than a coordinated hate attack.
  • Opinion: Trump's giveaway to Big Oil will accelerate climate change

    08/08/2018 11:46:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | August 8, 2018 | By Leah C. Stokes
    Rather than saving people money in gas costs, cleaning up the air, or dealing with the climate crisis, the Trump administration announced its plan to roll back automobile fuel efficiency standards -- proposing to freeze the policy in a few short years. Since cars and trucks are the largest source of carbon pollution in the United States, the existing regulations are crucial in the effort to stop the climate crisis. Limiting pollution for cars is also important for human health, because dirty air from cars is bad for all of us. We know the public will lose from this rollback....
  • TSA looking at $300 million in cuts, including air marshals and employee benefits

    08/04/2018 12:10:13 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 15 replies
    CNN vis MSN.com ^ | 8/4/2018 | Rene Marsh
    A new internal document obtained by CNN shows the Transportation Security Administration's proposal to eliminate screening at more than 150 small to medium sized airports is just one of several cost-saving measures the agency is discussing. The document, which an agency source says TSA Administrator David Pekoske was briefed on last month, shows how the TSA could save more than $300 million in 2020.
  • Challenge for Jim Acosta

    08/03/2018 9:23:11 AM PDT · by asinclair · 15 replies
    today | self
    When I was involved in debate club, one thing that was hammered home was that a good debater can argue both sides of a question. I've seen Acosta present one side; what do you think would happen if he had to present the other?
  • Sarah Sanders' dishonest defense of Trump and his assault on the free press reaches a new low

    08/03/2018 8:16:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | August 3, 2018 | by Matt Simon
    $180,000. That’s how much Sarah Sanders earns a year as White House Press Secretary. She joins 23 other White House employees in that top salary bracket. That means this is also how much she is paid to spread lies to the American people and peddle conspiracy theories on behalf of the president of the United States of America. Sanders has had her current job for a little over a year. But it’s become increasingly clear that there are very few limits to what she will do when it comes to making excuses for her boss. Being the press secretary is...
  • Dan Rather: Trump criticism of media is 'straight out of Orwell'

    07/29/2018 5:55:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Veteran journalist Dan Rather said on Friday that President Trump’s false statements about and attacks on the media are "straight out of Orwell." The former longtime CBS News anchor told CNN’s Don Lemon that Trump is "authoritarian" and wants people to believe that "the one and only truth comes from him." [Snip] "As several people have said before me, he is not just attacking the truth, he wants to annihilate the truth," the former anchor added. "He wants to move us completely into the post-truth political era in which there’s no such thing as objective facts." Rather added that there...
  • Super-Booze Me

    07/24/2018 9:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | Phelim McAleer
    Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock first shot to national attention with his 2004 film Super Size Me. He ate nothing but McDonald’s food and chronicled his ill health during that time. Spurlock and his film became a cultural phenomenon. He received the Best Director award at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy award. But what if McDonald’s wasn’t the real problem with his health? Each day during his month-long experiment, he ate all his meals only at McDonald’s, and he ate large servings by any restaurant’s standards. No one forced him. By the experiment’s end, he reported experiencing shakes (as...
  • Reviving journalism

    07/05/2018 11:02:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Recording history, whether a community event or a gargantuan cataclysm, is a calling. It is ministering to society by relating facts not fantasy Going from spin to facts, vagueness to specifics and inferences to full quotes. This is part of what it would take to revive journalism. Simple, right? In reality, hardly possible in a world where journalism schools have mostly been redesignated schools of communications, which is a completely different and oppositional field of study. Consider what news writing was intended to be—journaling the occurrences of the day. Keeping a public diary, in a manner of speaking, without personal...