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‘Trump should resign’: Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Ron Wyden call for CONGRESS to investigate president

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has some strong views and some strange timing. In mid-November, she enraged lefties by saying that President Bill Clinton should have resigned during the Monica Lewinsky scandal — and that was after she had hit the campaign trail with Bill and Hillary in 2016. Even then, though, she couldn’t quite bring herself to call for Sen. Al Franken’s resignation, despite photographic evidence of him groping a sleeping woman. What about President Trump, then? On Monday, after three women who have accused Trump of sexual harassment appeared on…

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Trump Signs $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut in First Major Legislative Win

President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax-overhaul bill to little fanfare on Friday, delivering a major tax cut to U.S. corporations along with a package of temporary cuts for other businesses and most individuals. “I consider this very much a bill for the middle class and a bill for jobs,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office before signing the legislation. “Corporations are literally going wild over this. I think even beyond my expectations.” Trump’s signature caps a seven-week sprint that

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SO SKEERY! Eric Holder warns Congress not to remove Mueller, gets laughed off Twitter

You do NOT speak on our behalf, champ. And seriously, be forewarned? What are you gonna do, Eric? Send more complaints in tweets? Got a real tough guy up in here. Speaking on behalf of the vast majority of the American people, Republicans in Congress be forewarned:any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated.These are BS attacks on him/his staff that are blatantly political-designed to hide the real wrongdoing. Country not party — Eric Holder (@EricHolder) December 14, 2017 Country not party. SURE. That’s grand coming from Eric…

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Every Middle-Class Family Should Have Money Set Aside For An Unexpected Emergency Like Republicans Having A Majority In Congress

It’s no secret that life can throw bad news at you right out of the blue. For those of us who aren’t fabulously wealthy, an unexpected bump in the road can clean out your bank account in a hurry, leaving you drowning in debt. That’s why every middle-class family should have some money set aside in case of an emergency like Republicans having a majority in Congress. It can be very daunting to start saving money if you are one of the millions of Americans who live paycheck to paycheck,…

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Facebook to Show Users Which Russian Propaganda They Followed

request from Congress to address manipulation and meddling during the 2016 presidential election. The tool will appear by the end of the year in Facebook’s online support center, the company said in a blog post Wednesday. It will answer the user question, “How can I see if I’ve liked or followed a Facebook page or Instagram account created by the Internet Research Agency?” That’s the Russian firm that created thousands of incendiary posts from fake accounts posing as U.S. citizens. People will see a list of the accounts they followed,…

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Trump Hands Democrats an Opportunity on Immigration

President Donald Trump’s renewed demands for a border wall and dramatic changes to immigration laws in exchange for deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants may help Democrats by keeping the issue alive in the 2018 election year. Polls show voters side with Democrats on shielding the immigrants, known as Dreamers. By adopting a hard line, Trump is setting the stage for a prolonged fight in Congress that could help Democrats gain seats in the House and Senate. The White House on Sunday demanded “complete construction” of a U.S.-Mexico border wall…

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No U.S. Bailout for Puerto Rican Debt, Trumps Budget Chief Says

President Donald Trump’s budget chief said not to take literally the president’s suggestion that Puerto Rico’s debt would be “wiped out,” even as the territory’s bonds plunged to a record low on Wednesday: 32 cents on the dollar. "I think what you heard the president say is that Puerto Rico is going to have to figure out a way to solve its debt problem,” Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House budget office, said in an interview Wednesday. Puerto Rico, ravaged by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20, is dealing with…

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Trump Says Puerto Rico Has Thrown the Budget Out of Whack

President Donald Trump took measure of the widespread damage in Puerto Rico almost two weeks after Hurricane Maria, expressing concern about its impact on the federal budget as his administration finalizes a $29 billion disaster aid request covering a series of major storms. Trump paid a four-and-a-half-hour visit to the island Tuesday, greeting local officials and offering consolation to residents who have been without power and, in many cases, drinking water since the storm struck on Sept. 20. Some in Puerto Rico’s government already are estimating reconstruction costs will be…

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Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the former congressman whose self-destructive behavior wrecked his career and marriage and played a role in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign. “The crime I committed was my rock bottom,” a tearful Weiner told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote. He was ordered to surrender to prison on Nov. 6. “I was a very sick man for a long period of time, but I am also…

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Youve Been Elected To Congress! Can You Pass Even One Goddamn Bill?

This feature requires JavaScript to function. Yes! Let’s get to work! Minimum wage increase. Wider access to birth control. Yes! Submit a bill to the floor of the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, you were elected with the support of small-business owners, and this is an issue they will definitely not approve of. Politically, this is not a good time to try this. Maybe in a few years? Damn. Well, I guess I’ll pick another issue. A straw poll conducted in your state just five weeks ago shows that the public…

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