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Wealth Inequality in America

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actua...
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Trump reverses promised hikes for hedge funders

Trump reverses promised hikes for hedge funders | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton is attacking Donald Trump’s tax plan, saying it actually benefits the hedge fund managers Trump had promised to cut down to size. "Now, before releasing his plan, Trump said, ‘Hedge fund guys are getting away with murder.’ And he added, ‘They’ll pay more,’ " Clinton said. "Then his plan came out. And it actually makes the current loophole even worse. "It gives hedge-fund managers a special tax rate that’s lower than what many middle-class families pay," Clinton continued in the June 21, 2016, speech. "And I did have to look twice because I didn’t believe it. Under Donal
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U.S. job market bounces back in a big way

U.S. job market bounces back in a big way | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
What's more, the dramatic rebound from May to June represents the largest one-month shift in employment since before the Great Recession began.
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Who Was Right About W.M.D.s in Iraq?

Who Was Right About W.M.D.s in Iraq? | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
A New York Times investigation incites a debate over weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, a conversation long thought to be resolved.
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Chamber of Commerce rips Trump's trade speech in real time

Chamber of Commerce rips Trump's trade speech in real time | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
As Trump spoke, the organization posted a point-by-point rebuttal on social media.
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How Donald Trump made billions running failed casinos in Atlantic City

How Donald Trump made billions running failed casinos in Atlantic City | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
To understand Trump, look at how he bilked investors in his casinos.
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The easiest way to guess if someone supports Trump? Ask if Obama is a Muslim.

The easiest way to guess if someone supports Trump? Ask if Obama is a Muslim. | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
support for Trump is rooted in animosity and resentment toward various minority groups, especially African Americans, immigrants, and Muslims.
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Donald Trump's gullibility, as revealed in his energy speech

Donald Trump's gullibility, as revealed in his energy speech | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
To all appearances, he was quite literally reading whatever his advisers handed him.
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Questions linger about Trump’s draft deferments during Vietnam War

Questions linger about Trump’s draft deferments during Vietnam War | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
The GOP presidential candidate got a medical deferment in 1968 but had passed a physical two years earlier.
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Interesting... when asked on which foot he had the bone spur that gave him his medical deferment, Trump couldn't remember. Though his campaign later said it was on both heels. 'Seems to me that you'd remember something like that.
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Mitch McConnell: The conservative agenda's top priority...

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sums it up.
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5 things to know about Obamacare's (likely) premium hikes

5 things to know about Obamacare's (likely) premium hikes | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
What do premium increases mean for the future of Obamacare?
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Republicans would be screwed without racist voters

Republicans would be screwed without racist voters | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
A lot of conservatives have discovered, to their horror, that white-grievance politics are key to the Republican coalition. But can they live without it?
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What 650 fact-checks of the presidential candidates tell us

What 650 fact-checks of the presidential candidates tell us | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
On March 23, 2015, in a college auditorium in Virginia, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce his campaign for president. From then until now -- a span of 465 days -- PolitiFact has been watching the candidates and fact-checking their claims. Through June 29, we have published 650 fact-checks of the presidential candidates on our Truth-O-Meter. That’s more than one new fact-check a day, and as you can imagine, a lot of Mostly False, False and Pants on Fire claims. We get asked all the time how the candidates compare. We often fret the question because w
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The Party of No: New Details on the GOP Plot to Obstruct Obama | TIME.com

The Party of No: New Details on the GOP Plot to Obstruct Obama | TIME.com | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
TIME just published “The Party of No,” an article adapted from my new book, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. It reveals some of my reporting on the Republican plot to obstruct President Obama before he even took office, including secret meetings led by House GO
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What 650 fact-checks of the presidential candidates tell us

What 650 fact-checks of the presidential candidates tell us | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
On March 23, 2015, in a college auditorium in Virginia, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce his campaign for president. From then until now -- a span of 465 days -- PolitiFact has been watching the candidates and fact-checking their claims. Through June 29, we have published 650 fact-checks of the presidential candidates on our Truth-O-Meter. That’s more than one new fact-check a day, and as you can imagine, a lot of Mostly False, False and Pants on Fire claims. We get asked all the time how the candidates compare. We often fret the question because w
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...And despite these facts, his supporters will still insist that "he tells it like it is." (smh)
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Chris Stevens’s Family: Don’t Blame Hillary Clinton for Benghazi - The New Yorker

Chris Stevens’s Family: Don’t Blame Hillary Clinton for Benghazi - The New Yorker | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
Robin Wright talks to the sister of Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in Benghazi, about the results of the House Committee’s investigation.
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The Self-Immolation of the Republican Party

The Self-Immolation of the Republican Party | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
It’s not the media, the party elite, the Democrats sabotaging Donald Trump; it’s Trump.
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At the Sept. 22, 2011 Fox News-Google Republican presidential candidates debate in Orlando, Fla., former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson was asked about U.S.-Cuba policy, but his reply somehow morphed into a frequent subject of Truth-O-Meter rulings: whether the U.S. is bankrupt.. Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked, "Gov. Johnson, here in Florida, charter flights from Ft. Lauderdale to Havana, Cuba, have resumed. Is there a problem with that? And what are your thoughts on U.S.-Cuba policy? Johnson responded, "I think the biggest threat to our national security is the fact that we're bankrupt," Johnson said. "So I am promisin
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The Numbers Behind the Tantrum

The Numbers Behind the Tantrum | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
We should not lose sight of the fact that at the end of the day, almost $6 million went to apparently worthy organizations helping veterans. We should also not lose sight of the fact that Trump repeatedly lied about the money and seemed to be hoping to get away without contributing any of his own money at all, despite repeatedly taking credit for doing so.
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Transcript: Donald Trump Expounds on His Foreign Policy Views

Transcript: Donald Trump Expounds on His Foreign Policy Views | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
An edited transcript of a telephone interview with the Republican presidential candidate.
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This interview is telling... and, unfortunately, reminds me of that time when I was in grade school and tried to fake my way through an oral report on the book I was assigned to read -- but didn't. #DaffyTrump
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GOP committee's lawyer undercuts Benghazi conspiracy theory

GOP committee's lawyer undercuts Benghazi conspiracy theory | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
The Republicans' Benghazi Committee has a new problem: it's own former lawyer believes the right's conspiracy theory is completely wrong.
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Donald Trump’s Plans Don’t Add Up. Do Voters Care?

Donald Trump’s Plans Don’t Add Up. Do Voters Care? | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
Donald Trump would slash taxes by trillions of dollars, leave entitlements alone, boost spending on infrastructure and defense, and, claims an advisor, deliver a budget surplus of $4.5 trillion to $7 trillion. There is no credible way to reconcile these claims, Greg Ip writes. Politically, though, it doesn’t matter.
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How the GOP Made Obama One of America’s Most Powerful Presidents

How the GOP Made Obama One of America’s Most Powerful Presidents | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
By stonewalling new laws and new budgets, Congress handed control to the White House.
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Bernie Sanders has an interesting theory about why the GOP exists

Bernie Sanders has an interesting theory about why the GOP exists | RINO's Corner | Scoop.it
Hint: It's the one thing he hates as much as conservatives do.
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"...TV networks (are) 'using the well-tested Hitlerian principle that people should be treated as morons and bombarded over and over again with the same simple phrases and ideas' (that) prevent them from thinking critically about the world around them."
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