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The 25 richest Americans have paid next to nothing in taxes over the past decade

A Propublica investigation out today paints a compelling point about the fight to force billionaires to pay more taxes against their obscene wealth. In the investigation, Propublica obtained IRS data dating back several years that appears to show even people like Warren Buffett (who wants the rich to pay more taxes) hasn’t paid much in taxes himself at all. The same investigation revealed that the richest of the rich saw their wealth grow by more than $401B between 2014 and 2018 alone. Despite the obscene growth in American wealth, many of them paid no more than 0.10% in taxes against their wealth. A highlight of the report has found that at the time and during that period —- people like Jeff Bezos not only obtained tax credits for his children but managed to evade taxes (legall...
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VP Week: All eyes on VP Harris this week as she embarks on her first foreign trip as veep

American Vice President Kamala Harris is officially on her first foreign trip as veep and all eyes are on Air Force Two. This week — Harris is going to Guatamala City and Mexico to push foreign policy and discuss the ever-growing migrant crisis at the border. Though many are wondering how much progress she’ll actually make considering the administration waited this long to address it to begin with. The address of Harris on two very politically hot button issues in the states has many curious if she’ll survive the political test of a lifetime. With the migrant crisis at the border —- people from Central America are fleeing in record numbers for North America. That surge has led to GOP discourse using misinformation and thinly veiled racism in a bid to keep them out — though the ...
Politics, U.S Politics

Texas is about to give its citizens the finger in an effort to steal the right to vote

In Texas legislators know no bounds in their quest to stop Black and Brown people from exercising their right to vote. New legislation scheduled to make its way through the local government is just that: draconian. Texas is no stranger to its voting laws usually aimed at limiting Black and Brown votes while exercising the votes of others. But with Senate Bill 7, the state is seeking to outlaw drive-thru voting; severely limit Sunday voting (when Black people generally tend to head to the polls especially the elderly) but it only starts there. And it goes far deeper. The legislation has to be approved by midnight tonight and it is universally expected to pass without much of a problem. Democrats in the state have virtually no path to stopping it, considering, the GOP rules the ...
Everything you need to know about the allegations against Matt Gaetz and his associates
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Everything you need to know about the allegations against Matt Gaetz and his associates

Editors note: It’s not entirely clear though it appears that The Times has a bombshell story that implicates Matt Gaetz in a sex scandal that may include more. The DOJ is investigating amid claims there were multiple women. This story contains elements of potentially criminal activities. WHAT IS KNOWN: According to the initial part of the New York Times story, Matt Gaetz and at least one of his associates paid multiple women for sex using apps like Cash App and Apple Pay. That allegation in itself has sent social media into a frenzy considering Gaetz is a congressman. The DOJ investigation is reportedly focusing on whether or not campaign funds were used during any of these transactions. The same investigation is also pursuing a claim that does involve an underage girl. ...
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Georgia is facing growing backlash over its controversial voting law meant to limit certain groups from voting

The state of Georgia truly is an interesting place but it also is a place where backwards laws tend to be made. As many know, Georgian officials enacted a voting law that reads like it was partially written in 1962 meant to disenfranchise (even partially) particular groups of people from voting. The law has quickly garnered significant backlash as Microsoft; Coca-Cola, and other businesses are toying with the idea of their own actions against the state. Delta Airlines has been the most vocal against the law (so they say anyway) amid claims that they allegedly tried to halt parts of the law behind the scenes. However the Atlanta Journal Constitution claims that Kemp has since claimed that Delta made no attempt to contact his office regarding any potential changes in the law. I...
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Dems call foul on refusal to raise minimum wage, have a plan B in place

House Democrats would like Republicans to know that because they’re moving ship on a reported plan B to raise the minimum wage in the U.S. According to reports, Democrats are prepared to levy taxable fines against large corporations where their employees simply just don’t make enough. Those fines per Washington would begin roughly at 5%. Employers would then be subject to higher fines as time goes on and would not be able to avoid them by simply outsourcing their employees. The Hill reports that such would be one of the first times that Washington would have ever reversed course and stuck it to corporations.
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Amid row over Marjorie Taylor Green, Dems tell GOPers censure her or they will

Amid the ongoing dispute over Marjorie Taylor Green big moves might be on the horizon to stop her outlandish claims from happening any longer. According to reports, House Democrats have sent demands to Republicans noting that they have 72 hours to kick her off her committee assignments or they themselves will do just that. Politico reports that the moves come amid increasingly bizarre claims made by Green some of which have been proven false time and time again. As of late Green has been a proponent of pushing the claims that school shootings are staged, and, that somehow Democrats are part of a larger government cabal in control of the world.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene is now attacking her own colleagues as the battle to remove her takes flight

For more reasons than one Marjorie Taylor Green is making headlines around the world as the QAnon movement takes D.C by full storm. The battle over Greene 's presence in Congress comes as she has made a host of comments; remarks, and otherwise outlandish arguments that run just south of a fiction story. "A maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her staff berated me in a hallway," Rep. Cori Bush, also a freshman congresswoman, posted Friday on Twitter. "She targeted me & others on social media. I'm moving my office away from hers for my team's safety." The reported encounter led to Nancy Pelosi removing Bush 's office from being near that of Greene's and reassigned her. The altercation reportedly took place in an underground tunnel connecting the Capital buildings. It is uncl...
Anna Wintour denies that Vogue intentionally did Kamala Harris wrong although nobody’s convinced
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Anna Wintour denies that Vogue intentionally did Kamala Harris wrong although nobody’s convinced

Wintour has spoken but nobody's quite sure if it will silence critics who say once again she has failed Black people. For those who aren't yet aware, Wintour released a duo-set of images starring Kamala Harris in a blue suit and Kamala Harris in a Black suit. The latter featured Harris in a pair of trainers that according to some seemed a little inappropriate considering this is Harris 's first magazine cover as the first-ever elected woman VP and Black woman at that.  "We felt to reflect this tragic moment and global history, a much less formal picture, something that was very, very accessible and approachable and real, really reflected the hallmark of the Biden-Harris campaign and everything they're trying to, and I'm sure will, achieve," Wintour said in a statement to Kara Swishe...
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Someone has hacked the U.S Treasury Department, that should be a red alarm for everyone

A shocking new report out Sunday has confirmed that the U.S Treasury has been hacked by an unidentified party. Multiple reports confirmed the news but nobody is quite sure whether it was a foreign power or some hacking group out to make a point. The Treasury Department confirmed the news although the statement of confirmation was vague. "The United States government is aware of these reports and we are taking all necessary steps to identify and remedy any possible issues related to this situation," says a National Security Council rep according to a statement to Reuters.com. The hack was serious enough to have reportedly triggered an emergency NSC meeting at the White House.
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The goof that tried to discredit Dr Jill Biden has been dropped by his school

The goofball who tried to notoriously discredit Dr. Jill Biden has instead been dropped by his school as a result of his asinine op-ed that was published in the Wall Street Journal. Joseph Epstein wrote the article that for some reason suggested that Dr Biden should not use her official title even given that she rightfully earned her credentials. Per the school, Northwestern University, Epstein has been dropped from the school’s website entirely. “Northwestern is firmly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and strongly disagrees with Mr. Epstein’s misogynistic views,” said the university, the Daily Northwestern reported.
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Cyrus Vance, Manhattan ‘s DA, has ordered the charges against a BLM leader reduced

Big news in Manhattan today and a likely victory for the BLM movement under the backdrop of nonsensical charges. According to the office of Cyrus Vance (that's the DA here guys), the charges of felony assault against Derrick Ingram have been dropped to a misdemeanour assault. The charges stem from a July episode in Queens, whereas, cops allege that Abraham used a blow-horn in a female officers' ear. He now faces little to no jail time if convicted. NYC Patrolman's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch blasted the decision to drop the felony charge against Ingram. 'Is there any doubt who is in charge of this city now? The criminal mob is dictating their terms to the NYPD brass and district attorneys, who are tripping over themselves to comply,' Lynch said in a st...
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Iowa quietly restores voting rights for thousands of people who have felony convictions

On Wednesday, big changes emerged in Iowa ahead of the 2020 General Election for President of the United States. Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds held a signing ceremony whereas she reportedly signed an exec order that restored voting rights to an estimated 40,000 people in the state. The order restored rights to those who may have previously lost them due to felony convictions (sans those with felony homicide convictions.). The latter of the two will still have to apply to have their rights restored. “It boils down to our fundamental belief in redemption and second chances,” Reynolds said. “When someone serves their sentence ... they should have their right to vote restored automatically, plain and simple.”
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AOC apparently owes $2k in unpaid taxes, but there might be a catch

Which could seem a little bizarre considering AOC is an open advocate for raising taxes on others. According to reports, the congresswoman reportedly owes $2k in unpaid taxes from a failed business venture dating back several years ago. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez AP A New York Post investigation found via public records that AOC apparently had some sort of publishing house about 6 or so years ago. That publishing house was actually aimed at helping the Bronx be painted in a positive light in children 's books, but for whatever reason it never fully came to be. Reps for AOC maintain (per the Post) that the taxes are still being collected in error and that the tax warrant is being challenged.
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The FBI has served a search warrant on a sitting U.S Senator over his reported stock purge

The battle to find out the extent of Sen. Richard Burr 's stock-purges rages on. According to the NY Post; Yahoo News, and at least two other sources this morning Richard Burr was served a search warrant last night at his Washington area home. The FBI is determining whether or not Burr violated the law by using information he gained from closed-door meetings to benefit his stock portfolio, similar to at least two other Senators who dd the same. There are active laws on the books that prevent members of Congress from acting on or trading on confidential information that they received from confidential hearings. In the week leading up to the most seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak, Burr sold more than $1.7m of stocks meanwhile publicly attempted to downplay the COVID-19 outbr...
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