A key House Democrat just officially demanded Trump’s tax returns

A key House Democrat just officially demanded Trump’s tax returns

Rep. Richard Neal invoked his authority to request the returns from the IRS. The congressional Democrat who has the power to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns has made his move. On Wednesday, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, sent a letter to the IRS commissioner demanding Trump’s federal income tax returns for the past six tax years. Neal’s letter asks for the 2013-2018 federal income tax returns for…

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Why Tucker Carlson pretends to hate elites

Why Tucker Carlson pretends to hate elites

Why an “out-of-the-closet elitist” rails against the “ruling class.” Tucker Carlson has branded himself as Fox News’s resident populist, using his show to rail against the “liberal elite” that he argues makes up the American “ruling class.” The shtick has helped him stand out from his other Fox News colleagues, and has even earned him accolades from some left-wing critics. But while Carlson loves to obsess about the culture war nonsense that typically dominates Fox…

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Trump’s fear-stoking immigration policy, in two White House retweets 

Trump’s fear-stoking immigration policy, in two White House retweets 

The retweets are bad. They also reflect a broader problem with Trump’s reasoning. Instead of posting content aimed at lifting Americans up or even just highlighting events involving public officials, the Trump administration is now using the official White House Twitter account to sensationalize immigrant crime. They’re doing so at a time when President Donald Trump is threatening to close the US-Mexico border — even as he acknowledges that doing so would be bad news…

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Elizabeth Warren wants CEOs to go to jail when their companies behave badly

Elizabeth Warren wants CEOs to go to jail when their companies behave badly

Warren introduced a new bills to hold executives more accountable for corporate misconduct. Just one banker went to jail after the 2008 financial crisis. The CEO of Wells Fargo and his successor walked away from the megabank with multimillion-dollar pay packages after it was discovered employees had created millions of fake accounts. The same goes for the Equifax CEO after its data breach. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants that to change. Instead of these executives slinking…

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