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'Foreclosure King' Mnuchin Put On Defensive at Senate Hearing
At Thursday's hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin was forced to defend his offshore holdings and his record at the bank dubbed a "foreclosure machine." Mnuchin faced occasionally tough questioning from Democrats on the Finance Committee,...
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 Donald Trump Will Violate the Constitution on Day One
T hus far, the debate over Donald Trump’s refusal to sell his assets has focused on whether he might use his position to make himself even wealthier, in ways that most people would regard as corrupt. But earlier generations of Americans—including the founders of our country—would have seen his...
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Bernie Sanders Said America Is Not a Compassionate Country. The Numbers Say He's Right.
On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders had his chance to question Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Asked if he would work to ensure that every American is guaranteed healthcare as a right, Price responded vaguely that America is "a...
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Chinese Billionaire Says US Wasted Trillions on Wars and Wall Street
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Wednesday, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma accused the United States of spending too much money on foreign wars and risky financial speculation and not enough money "on your own people." The founder of the world's largest retailer, Alibaba, was...
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Treasury Nominee Will Have to Answer for 'Grinding Families Into Dirt'
Former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin , who President-elect Donald Trump wants to run the U.S. Treasury Department, sits for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday—one day after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) accused him of "grinding families into the dirt"...
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'Horrifying' Trump Budget Plan Would Privatize PBS and Destroy National Arts Endowment
President-elect Donald Trump is aiming to slash government spending across the board, with numerous public services in the crosshairs, according to staffers on his transition team who spoke to The Hill on Thursday. The proposals, The Hill 's Alexander Bolton writes, "are dramatic." The departments...
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Women On the March
Vowing to "stand up and fight back" against the coming horrors, hundreds of thousands of women along with men are gearing up to march on Washington Saturday. Because we have in fact been here before, they will be following in the determined footsteps of a now-largely-forgotten 1913 New York to...
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Health Care Repeal Is a Stealth Tax Break for Millionaires
Great magicians are masters of diversion. They attract our attention with one hand while using the other to trick us into thinking a supernatural act is taking place. But even the best street performers could learn a lesson from the folks in Congress who are trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act...
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'Government Sachs': Protesters Dressed as Swamp Creatures Launch Sit-In at Goldman HQ
Over 50 people, some dressed as swamp creatures, have launched a days-long sit-in at Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York City to protest President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of former Goldman executives to his cabinet. #GovernmentSachs Tweets "It's about highlighting the lie that was told...
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Déjà vu All Over Again: The GOP Prepares to Make the Rich Even Richer
As the Republican Congress begins to execute its latest attack on poor and middle class Americans (the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; cuts in education spending, Social Security and Medicare; attacks on worker rights, and, of course, more tax cuts for the rich), it’s worth putting this assault...
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