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Trump’s former top aides reveal extraordinary details about his diet

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Donald Trump’s eating habits are well known. He loves well-done steaks with ketchup; he presses a red button in the Oval Office when he wants a butler to bring in Coke; when he launched missiles on Syria, he told the Chinese president over “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen.” Now Read More

The Republican tax bill punishes American families who use public schools

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The US Senate tax bill that Republicans passed early this morning faces scathing criticism for the debt burden it creates for the next generation, the tax breaks it gives to the rich, and the hasty way it was cobbled together. Its detractors have dubbed it a “historic tax heist,” a “scam” (paywall) that could push Read More

What to expect now that Michael Flynn has pled guilty

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Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor for the Trump administration, pled guilty today in a Washington, D.C. courthouse to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He exited in police custody, amid shouts of “lock him up.” Even before Flynn was indicted, other prosecutors said FBI special prosecutor Robert Mueller was likely pursuing an Read More

The violent backstory to Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim retweets

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If president Donald Trump doesn’t understand the danger of spreading disturbing, unverified videos posted by someone like Jayden Fransen—the deputy leader of far-right group Britain First, who has been convicted of anti-Muslim harassment—he should listen to Brendan Cox. Trump has legitimised the far right in his own country, now he’s trying to do it in Read More

The next Trump legal crisis: Who is in charge at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

7 months ago adcity Comments Off on The next Trump legal crisis: Who is in charge at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?
Who will lead the only US financial regulator focused on protecting regular people? That’s a problem that will need to be solved by the courts, thanks to a legal mess created by president Donald Trump. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was set up after the financial crisis, when it became clear that part of the Read More

Why is a tax-cut loving accountant the first Republican senator to oppose his party’s tax plan?

7 months ago adcity Comments Off on Why is a tax-cut loving accountant the first Republican senator to oppose his party’s tax plan?
Senator Ron Johnson is a conservative Republican from Wisconsin, a trained accountant, and the founder of a family-owned manufacturing business. Unexpectedly, he is also the first Republican lawmaker to say he won’t vote for the senate’s tax bill as currently written. His complaint is that small businesses in the US don’t get enough of a Read More

US Congress used $17 million of taxpayers money to settle discrimination suits with its own employees

7 months ago adcity Comments Off on US Congress used $17 million of taxpayers money to settle discrimination suits with its own employees
As sexual harassment and assault allegations spread across the US, one congresswoman is pointing the finger at America’s elected representatives. Representative Jackie Speier, a democrat from California, testified in front of a Senate committee on Nov. 14 that at least two current congressmen have harassed women. Speier also said that over $15 million had been Read More

Yet again, Trump believes Putin over his own intelligence officials

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In Vietnam, at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the second time ever. Regardless, Trump again put Putin’s claims over his own intelligence officials. “He said he didn’t meddle,” said Trump quoting Putin. “I asked him again.” He went on to call the investigation looking at Russian Read More

Beijing is playing Trump “like a fiddle,” an ex-ambassador to China says

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Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s recent hosting of Donald Trump was a masterclass in how to make the US president comfortable—feed him familiar food, take him on his favorite outing, golf, and tell him how much you like him. But Chinese president Xi Jinping added a creamy layer of pomp and circumstance to the mix Read More

Behind the White House’s push to get a controversial DHS nominee into office

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Kirstjen Nielsen, the White House nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security, which handles everything from airport screening to hurricane relief, will tell the Senate today (Nov. 8) why she’s qualified for the job. She’s had some strong backing. In recent weeks, lobbyists for companies that sometimes get business from the department have been Read More