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Trump's Biggest Lies? Everything He Promised And Failed To Do

Candidate Trump promised a $1 trillion program to repair and improve America’s infrastructure but has done nothing. And that's just one example. → Read More

Commerce Secretary Ross Flouts Ethics Rules By Filing False Financial Reports

Wilbur Ross falsely reported on financial disclosures not once but twice that he had sold his shares of Bank United stock in May 2017. → Read More

How The Trump Republican Tax Cut Broke Our Economy

The economy is slowing down despite the promise that the Trump-Radical Republican tax cut would spur massive new investment. → Read More

Roger Stone Will Save Himself — With Or Without Trump

Until Friday Stone had said again and again that he would never testify against Trump. → Read More

How Trump And DeVos Encourage Education Ripoffs

The suppressed fee gouging report was made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or CFPB. → Read More

Dangerous Game: Why Manafort's Double-Flip May Ensnare Trump

That one fact could well doom Trump’s presidency and perhaps land Trump and others behind bars. → Read More

Big-Time Tax Cheating? It's Not Just The Trumps

One big part of the answer is that Congress showers real estate investors with tax benefits. → Read More

Human Rights Group Demands Probe Of Giuliani And Trump In Alleged Money-Laundering

Prosecutors asked to probe dutch middlemen washing billions in dirty Kazakh cash for real estate deals in US and Europe. → Read More

Why Corrupt Public Officials Have Less To Fear From Trump

Under Donald Trump, federal corruption prosecutions dropped by nearly a quarter, Syracuse University researchers found after analyzing detailed new Justice Department data. → Read More

FCC Gives Telecoms $3 Billion In Annual Corporate Welfare

The rent cut for these corporations is worth about $3 billion annually, the National League of Cities estimates. → Read More

America Is Losing Trump's 'Easy' Trade War

Reports are coming in from the first skirmishes in Donald Trump’s gratuitous trade war. → Read More

No, Trump Voters — Your Wages Aren’t Going Up

We’ve got some disappointing news for all those people who voted for Donald Trump because he promised rising wages. → Read More

Concentration Camps? Trump Is Taking US To An Evil Place

During the campaign, Trump said again and again that he would round up every person. → Read More

Federal And State Wiretaps Skyrocketed In Trump's First Year

Not a single wiretap request, federal or state, was rejected by any judge, an annual disclosure report from the federal courts released on Wednesday. Nearly all the taps were of mobile phones. → Read More

GOP 'Credit-Card' Policies Rack Up $4 Trillion More In Debt

That’s a complete reversal of what candidate Trump promised voters. → Read More

Tax Cheating — It's As American As Apple Pie

Which country do rich people willing to break the law to escape taxes favor most as the place to hide their money? Chances are you’re in it right now. → Read More

What Mueller's Little List Of Questions Reveals About Trump Probe

Assuming the list is complete, Mueller's questions indicate he is focused on Russia's election interference rather than squirrelly deals with Russians that put cash in Trump’s accounts. → Read More

What Trump Doesn't Say About His Tax Plan

So, let’s examine what someone wrote for Trump as he campaigns for a second term and a Congress controlled by Republicans who will not hold him accountable for anything. → Read More

Why The Stormy Daniels Case Matters

Important national security, political and other issues are embedded in the lawsuit that a porn actress filed against the president this week. Treating it as mere entertainment would be a serious mistake. → Read More

Trump’s Pick To Head IRS Is An Expert At Tax Avoidance

Donald Trump’s pattern of putting foxes in charge of the henhouse continues with his expected nomination of Charles Rettig, a Beverly Hills tax lawyer, as the next IRS commissioner. → Read More