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They never thought it would effect their lives. So Foxlandia dismissed as a hoax. Now that it may effect them, they call it a crisis.

“Fox News personalities such as Sean Hannity and Laura In­graham accused the news media of whipping up “mass hysteria” and being “panic pushers.” Fox Business host Trish Regan called the alleged media-Democratic alliance “yet another attempt to impeach the president.” But that was then. With Trump’s declaration on Friday that the virus constitutes a national […]

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When investigators threatened his power, he declared himself dictator

Every work of fiction that describes the US turning into a dictatorship starts like this. A populist is elected, bullies the press, consolidates power, uses the DOJ to attack his opponents and then turns the FBI into his secret police force.

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economics

Trump’s steel tariffs cost U.S. consumers $900,000 for every job created, experts say

“U.S. consumers and businesses are paying more than $900,000 a year for every job saved or created by Trump steel tariffs, according to calculations by experts at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. The cost is more than 13 times the typical salary of a steelworker, according to Labor Department data, and it is similar […]

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‘My whole town practically lived there’: From Costa Rica to New Jersey, a pipeline of illegal workers for Trump goes back years – The Washington Post

Over the years, dozens of workers from Costa Rica went north to fill jobs as groundskeepers, housekeepers and dishwashers at Bedminster, former employees said. The club hired others from El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala who spoke to The Post. Many ended up in the blue-collar borough of Bound Brook, N.J., piling into vans before dawn […]

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‘It’s way too many’: As vacancies pile up in Trump administration, senators grow concerned

It’s like Spinal Tap and drummers. They don’t last long and their exits come with nearly impossible to believe stories. “The Trump administration is slower to fill jobs and has higher turnover than any administration we have records for,” said the group’s president and chief executive, Max Stier.” From: washingtonpost.com

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Sorry, Republicans. You can’t call out Northam for racism and give Trump a pass.

They don’t actually care about what the governor did. This is an opportunity to score points and accuse liberals of hypocrisy. That’s the only reason why the right is interested in this story. “But while Democrats, and decent people everywhere, have a right to demand that Northam step down, Republicans who continue to support a […]

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There is only one way to break Trump’s pathology. Pelosi has found it. – The Washington Post

Trump’s presidency and the Republican Party require Foxlandia for their existence. this requires Trump to venture outside of what I have called “Foxlandia,” the place where Trump always possesses all the leverage; where any and all polls showing him cratering are fake news; and a glorious victory, entirely on Trump’s own terms, is always lurking […]

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New estimate: GOP’s second tax cuts would add $3.8 trillion to deficit

A second round of Republican tax cuts would add an additional $3.2 trillion to the federal deficit over a decade, according to a new report released by a centrist think-tank. The package was taken up by a House committee on Thursday and is expected to head to a vote on the floor later this month. […]

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Under Trump, everything gets trashed and degraded

as we’ve learned in so many areas, there are rules and there are norms, and violating norms is possible if you decide you don’t care about them. “The judiciary is not supposed to be involved in choosing the judiciary,” says Hauser. “Sometimes we don’t have rules to prevent the most obvious misconduct because it’s just […]

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I left the Republican Party. Now I want Democrats to take over.

“Should I stay or should I go now?” That question, posed by the eminent political philosophers known as the Clash, is one that confronts any Republican with a glimmer of conscience. You used to belong to a conservative party with a white-nationalist fringe. via I left the Republican Party. Now I want Democrats to take […]