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Pelosi-Style Limousine Liberalism Won't Save the Democratic Party 17.3.2018
US House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi speaks during a weekly news conference March 1, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) Pledge your support for ethical, insightful independent media: Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and choose the "monthly" option at checkout. Republican Rick Saccone came up short in Tuesday's special election for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district, losing by a few hundred votes to 33-year-old Democrat Conor Lamb. But the biggest losers were arguably Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and his Democratic counterpart Rep. Nancy Pelosi. From the very beginning of the race, national Republicans worked hard to push the message that the rookie Democrat was nothing more than a stooge of Pelosi and other "liberal elites." They pushed the idea early and often, particularly after the House minority leader repeatedly dismissed the comparatively small amounts of money that middle-income taxpayers received from the recently-passed GOP tax ...
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‘Gone Girl’ producer Joshua Donen premieres his Malibu Midcentury at $5 million 17.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Film and television producer Joshua Donen, who holds credits on “Gone Girl” and “House of Cards,” has put his Malibu home on the market for $4.995 million.

The two-story Midcentury home sits on half an acre of garden-filled grounds designed by landscape architect Sean Knibb.

Inside, white walls...

‘Hostiles’ and Hollywood’s Untold Story 17.3.2018
Hollywood’s recent attempt to depict Frontier life captures the reality of “hostiles” shooting various weapons at one another, but the real history is more interesting, Jada Thacker explains in this essay. A theatrical poster for the recent American Western movie…Read more →
Family stunned after police say successful banker shots cops 17.3.2018 AP National
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A banker suspected of killing a police officer and wounding three others after a domestic dispute two months ago spent eight years in the Army and had a successful professional career making nearly $86,000 a year....
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The Government’s Own Watchdog Says Massive Poultry Companies Are Exploiting Small Business Loans 16.3.2018 Mother Jones
Chicken is America’s favorite meat. Producing it is a $30 billion business, dominated by a few large players. So why should the US Small Business Administration be facilitating taxpayer-backed loans to these companies’ de facto subsidiaries?  That’s the question posed by a blunt new audit by the Small Business Administration’s Office of the Inspector General. The […]
Dayton wants to boost business taxes to pay for personal tax cuts 16.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The governor on Friday offered a package of additional tax and funding as part of the coming debate on spending the state budget surplus. Republican leaders rejected his biggest ideas, though there is some common ground.
The Finance 202: Hensarling eager to put his stamp on Senate banking bill 16.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The House Financial Services chair has some changes he'd like to make.
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Democrats have a fix for the bad GOP tax law. It leaves much to be desired. 16.3.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Democrats would raise $1 trillion by undoing giveaways — but then spend it all.
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Get ready. Republicans want to cut taxes again. 16.3.2018 Washington Post
Get ready. Republicans want to cut taxes again.
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On 10th Anniversary of Wall Street Crash, Democrats Help GOP Set Stage for Next One 15.3.2018
Thirty seconds: That's how long it takes to support the independent journalism at Truthout. We're counting on you. Click here to chip in! Democrats  had the power  to stop a massive big bank giveaway from passing the Senate Wednesday night, but instead they decided -- with a " green light " from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) -- to hand the GOP more than enough votes to ram the deregulatory bill through instead,  commemorating  the tenth anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis by  significantly increasing  the risk of another one. In addition to Sen. Angus King (I-Maine),  16 Democrats  joined a unified Republican caucus in approving the so-called "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act." Rootstrikers, an anti-corruption group that worked for weeks to mobilize against what progressive critics have termed the "Bank Lobbyist Act," called Wednesday's vote "a shameful moment for the Senate" and placed much of the blame on Schumer, who voted against the measure but ...
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Remember the Titans: Forty years after Cal State Who, Fullertons take on Purdue 15.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary
The Titans are back, 40 years to the week when we blew a basketball nation's mind. Only it's Purdue this time. Cal State Fullerton is supposed to be bottom bird seed to their giant and slew of sharpshooters. Same setup as '78, same miracle in the making.
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Debt, Taxes, and Entitlement Programs 15.3.2018 The Moderate Voice

Budget deficits and the national debt no longer seem to concern GOP lawmakers in the Capital. It was really important to them when Obama was president and wanted to increase the fiscal stimulus to fight unemployment. But under Trump it suddenly doesn’t matter. There is an unwillingness to face economic reality and agree to measures [...]

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Fixed mortgage rates reverse course for the first time this year 15.3.2018 Washington Post
Fixed mortgage rates reverse course for the first time this year
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How the Russian Presidential Election Race Looks in its Final Days 15.3.2018
Following up on his Feb. 24 article, “First Impressions of Russia’s Upcoming Presidential Election,” independent political analyst Gilbert Doctorow takes a close look at how the election is shaping up in the days before the vote. By Gilbert Doctorow The candidates…Read more →
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Trump dumped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a tweet. What’s the worst way you’ve been fired? 15.3.2018 Washington Post
Trump dumped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a tweet. What’s the worst way you’ve been fired?
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The Finance 202: Larry Kudlow already taking a Trumpian approach to new job as economic adviser 15.3.2018 Washington Post
The Finance 202: Larry Kudlow already taking a Trumpian approach to new job as economic adviser
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Alabama sheriff legally took $750,000 meant to feed inmates, bought beach house 15.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Under state law, sheriffs can "keep and retain" unspent money from the jail food budget. In Etowah County, a reporter found evidence of how Sheriff Todd Entrekin is spending his "food provision" cash.
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The Senate rolls back rules meant to root out discrimination by mortgage lenders 15.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The sweeping bill rolls back banking rules passed after the 2008 financial crisis.
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In rare bipartisan vote, Senate eases some post-financial crisis bank regulations 15.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Nearly eight years after Congress dramatically toughened banking regulations after the financial crisis, the Senate took a rare bipartisan step and voted Wednesday to ease some rules on small and midsize banks.

But larger banks also get some breaks in the legislation, which led to strong opposition...

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Senate passes rollback of banking rules put in place after financial crisis 15.3.2018 Washington Post
The bill would free more than two dozen banks from the Dodd-Frank Act's toughest regulatory scrutiny — a significant loosening of banking rules enacted a decade ago with the aim of protecting taxpayers from another economic crisis and future bailouts.
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