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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last month that it is close to finalizing a conscience protection rule that would allow people to discriminate in health-care settings under cover of law. The final rule is at the Office of Management and Budget for review and not available to the public. But under the draft rule, which has been made public,...
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) holds a commanding lead in a new poll of liberal grassroots activists conducted by Democracy for America, the lefty activist group founded by former Vermont governor and 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean. In a field of 23 candidates, Sanders claimed 36 percent of the first-place votes by DFA activists, more than double the percentage of former Vice President Joe Biden,...
Prosecutors in Manhattan have opened up a new line of investigations into the Trump Organization that could eventually lead them to conclude that president’s family business is a criminal enterprise. A grand jury in the Southern District of New York has subpoenaed records related to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, and former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said the widening scope...
A high-ranking officer in the California National Guard said this week that they will not comply with Donald Trump’s transgender military ban. “As long as you fight, we don’t care what gender you identify as,” Major General Matthew Beevers, the assistant adjutant general for the California National Guard, told the California State Assembly’s Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday. “I believe the ban...
In addition to getting more money from their recent price hike, Netflix is also reaping a windfall thanks to President Trump’s 2017 tax cuts. A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) found that Netflix got away with paying $0 in federal and state taxes in 2018 despite posting $845 million in profits. In fact, the online TV and...
In a critique of campaign finance laws that has now gone viral, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) this week showed how the United States has "a system that is fundamentally broken" due to the pervasive influence of corporate money that infects every aspect of the nation's democracy. The take-down—which took just under 5 minutes—occurred Wednesday during a hearing held by the...
Boy, money in politics sure is bad. Our latest example comes from Sheldon Adelson, extremely rich human, virulent pro-Israel activist, and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation (read: casino mogul). At last check, Forbes had him as the 19th-richest man in the world. Because he loves tax breaks and Israel, Adelson is a natural fit for the Republican party, and he spends and...
This week, we learned that the Southern District of New York -- my former office -- dropped an incendiary subpoena on President Donald Trump's inaugural committee seeking evidence of mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and illegal foreign contributions, and has requested interviews with Trump Organization executives. This is particularly bad news for Trump because, in many respects, the SDNY poses an...
Republicans were clutching their pearls on Monday night after President Trump’s younger daughter, Tiffany, showed up to the State of the Union address in a fitted white dress — with many considering it a show of solidarity with female Democrats and women from the suffrage movement. The move was mostly done by female lawmakers on the left, including House Speaker...
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a pin with a picture of Jakelin Caal Maquin, the 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who recently died in US Customs and Border Protection custody, to President Donald Trump's State of the Union on Tuesday. Jakelin died on December 8, shortly after she and her father were apprehended while illegally crossing the US-Mexico border into a remote area of the desert in...