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Bernie Sanders among top one per cent of US earners, newly released tax returns show

Bernie Sanders and his wife made more than $1 million in both 2016 and 2017, newly released tax returns have revealed, shining a light on the wealth of the Left-wing presidential hopeful.  Mr Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist who sits as an independent in the US Senate, enjoyed the surge of income in part thanks to books he has written about politics.  The 77-year-old released 10 years of tax returns on Monday, following similar moves by rivals who are also seeking the Democratic P...
Tags: News, California, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Hillary Clinton, Labour, New York Times, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Fox News, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn


Trump news: President 'doesn't regret' tweeting 9/11 video about Ilhan Omar, as first 2020 Republican challenger emerges

President Trump has pledged his support to the people of France after the iconic Notre Dame cathedral suffered a devastating fire last night. On Twitter, the president noted it was “horrible” to watch the scenes from Paris, and suggested “flying water tankers could be used to put it out.” It was confirmed this morning that the fire had been entirely extinguished.The White House said it will offer France “assistance in the rehabilitation of this irreplaceable symbol of Western civilization.”“The ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, France, White House, Massachusetts, Cnn, United States, Paris, Notre Dame, Trump, Omar, Jake Tapper, Bill Weld, Weld, Mueller, Ilhan Omar


Some Thoughts on Buttigieg Taking Off and Warren seeming to be Grounded

To me, the most surprising developments in the Democratic presidential race have been the rise of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and the failure of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign to catch hold.  According to betting sites, Buttigieg is a six to one favorite to win the nomination, and Warren a distant 25 to one.  There is a long way until the caucuses and primaries, but here are some guesses why Buttigieg has caught fire and a few thoughts why Warren’s flame has flickered. B...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, France, China, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Indiana, Afghanistan, Harvard, New Hampshire, Iowa, Bill Clinton, Netherlands, Warren


Harris The Latest Dem Presidential Contender To Release Taxes

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has released 15 years of tax returns, including her returns for 2018, and the California senator reports that she and her husband had a federal tax bill of about $700,000 on an adjusted gross joint income of about $1.9 million last year. The documents released Sunday provide the fullest picture of her finances as she pursues a White House bid. Harris reported an income of about $157,000 in 2018 from her job as a senator, as wel...
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The Real Reason America Has Never Had A Female President

Welcome to Hindsight 2020, Refinery29's weekly column reflecting on the women running for president and the lessons learned (or not!) from 2016.When you have conversations with people, few will admit that they think a woman president is a bad idea, in theory. In fact, many will enthusiastically say "it's time" for a woman in the White House. According to a recent study, 52% of Americans, including 60% of women and 45% of men, say they would feel "very comfortable" having a female president. A 2...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Warren, Cornell University, Alexa, Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Quinnipiac, Sen Al Franken


Police Chief Suspended For Liking Trump & NRA Tweets Bullied Into Apology To Keep Job

Opinion #OUTRAGE: A police chief at @MtHolyoke College in Massachusetts was suspended for “liking” NRA and @realDonaldTrump‘s tweets (included in the graphic). We didn't know that “liking” a Christmas tweet was punishable by suspension… → https://t.co/IdusbXY4hh pic.twitter.com/qVlgT27iAL — NRA (@NRA) April 11, 2019 South Hadley, Mass. –-(Ammoland.com)-Mount Holyoke College and Smith College place Police Chief Daniel Hect on administrative leave for liking tweets from the NRA and President T...
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Here’s the Law That Requires Mnuchin to Turn Over Trump’s Taxes, or Lose His Office and Go to Prison

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero The Daily Beast/GettyDonald Trump and his top White House aide declare that the administration will not give the president's tax returns to Congress, as required under a 1924 anti-corruption law. But both the Treasury secretary and the tax commissioner have been much more nuanced, saying that they will obey the law even as they delay actually doing so.I know why Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Charles Rettig, the IRS commissioner, are so cautious. Th...
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One April Tax Day, 10 tax tasks

Tax Day every April is the biggie for individual taxpayers. That's when our annual Form 1040 is due. And yes, I know this year there are two Tax Days, since Patriot Day celebrants in Maine and Massachusetts get until April 17 to send in their federal returns. But most of us must meet the April 15 deadline, so that's what I focus on in this post. Completing a 1040, however, is not the only mid-April tax deadline.  It's just one of the 10 tax tasks listed below that many taxpayers also must make ...
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Nancy Pelosi urges Joe Biden to keep his hands to himself

Speaker asks former vice-president to ‘join the straight-arm club’ but says his behavior doesn’t disqualify him from a 2020 runUS politics live: follow the latest updates Nancy Pelosi said of Joe Biden’s behavior with women: ‘What’s important is how they receive it, not necessarily how you intended it.’ Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi – widely seen as the most powerful woman in Washington – has some advice for Joe Biden: keep your hands to yourself. As Biden, the former ...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, House, Connecticut, Speaker, Warren, Associated Press, Nevada, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand


Elizabeth Warren Declines To Criticize Barack Obama’s Leadership

HuffPost asked the Massachusetts senator about it at a presidential candidate forum on Saturday.
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GOP Scrambles To Deal With Trump’s Decision On Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to revive the fight over the Affordable Care Act has stirred a political and policy debate among Republicans on how best to approach the divisive issue heading into the 2020 election. Failing to repeal and replace the ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare, is one of the biggest shortcomings of the president’s first term. It left Republicans with a broken campaign promise, dismal approval ratings and a narrative they haven’t been able to shake — tha...
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Democrats tailoring 2020 message to appeal to rural voters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates will make their case to Iowa farmers on Saturday — part of a broader effort to win over rural voters who have drifted to Republicans in recent years. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota are among the White House hopefuls who will […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, White House, Massachusetts, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Amy Klobuchar, DES MOINES Iowa, Sens Elizabeth Warren


Democratic presidential hopefuls taking pitch to rural Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates will make their case to Iowa farmers on Saturday — part of a broader effort to win over rural voters who have drifted to Republicans in recent years. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota are among the White House hopefuls who will […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, White House, Massachusetts, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Amy Klobuchar, DES MOINES Iowa, Sens Elizabeth Warren


Green New Deal: Senate defeats proposal as Democrats unite in protest

Non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressives aims to reduce greenhouse gases and lessen social inequity The US Senate defeated a motion to take up the Green New Deal, the non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressive Democratic lawmakers to radically reduce greenhouse gases and try to lessen social inequity. Republican leaders in the Senate had scheduled Tuesday’s vote in an effort to turn the proposal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections, hoping to force Democrats on the record a...
Tags: Utah, New York, Science, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Gop, United States, Maine, House, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand


This Is What Gloria Steinem Was Doing At Your Age

Gloria Steinem has had several long and venerable careers, working as an activist for women’s rights, a journalist, and an author. With her 85th birthday upon us, we are honoring her by looking back at some of the milestone moments in her life for inspiration and the encouragement to continue to grow, evolve, and advocate ourselves. To look at Steinem’s life is to learn that it’s never too late to learn about something or pursue something new.Her Early YearsSteinem’s childhood was far from trad...
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Former Dem Senator Who Authored Landmark Title IX Law Dies At 91

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91. Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from pneumonia, his family said in a statement. His son, Evan, followed him into politics and became Indiana’s governor and a senator. The liberal Democrat had a back-slapping, humorous campaigning style that he...
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Spotify just painted a big target on Apple's back, and the iPhone maker should worry if antitrust regulators start aiming at it (AAPL, SPOT)

The complaint Spotify filed against Apple with European competition regulators on Wednesday represents a real danger to the iPhone maker. Spotify's complaint looks legitimate and is similar to those successfully made against Microsoft and Google. European regulators have been much tougher in recent years in cracking down on tech companies anti-competitive moves than American antitrust regulators. Should they find Apple guilty of abusing its market power, the company could face big fines and re...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Microsoft, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Eu, Netflix


Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren calls for break up of Apple

Elizabeth Warren, the US Democratic presidential candidate, has added Apple to her hit list of technology giants that should be broken up to curb Silicon Valley's growing power. Warren, an early favourite to challenge Donald Trump for the White House in the 2020 US presidential elections, said Apple should spin off its App Store, which is used for downloads of iPhone and iPad apps. The Massachusetts senator has trained her sights on Silicon Valley companies, saying she would call for the bre...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, News, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Netflix, Washington Dc, Warren, Silicon Valley, App Store, Donald Trump, Amazon Google, EOA Apple


Katie Peterson's Playlist for Her Poetry Collection "A Piece of Good News"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Katie Peterson's A Piece of Good News is an evocative and often startling poetry collection. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "In the fourth collection from Peterson, a typica...
Tags: Music, California, Massachusetts, George Harrison, Pete Seeger, Barack Obama, David, Dolly Parton, Rosetta, Ikea, Jesus, Honda, Shakespeare, North Carolina, Joni Mitchell, Richard


'No meaningful action': Members of Congress slam Trump administration for ignoring China bio-tracking and locking up its Muslim minority

Bipartisan members of Congress slammed the Trump administration for not punishing China over its unprecedented crackdown on the Uighur Muslim minority in Xinjiang, western China. "It appears that the Administration has taken no meaningful action", they said in a joint letter. Chinese authorities were recently caught using US technology to take DNA From millions of Uighurs under the guise of free health tests. The lawmakers want President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions on Chi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Florida, Congress, California, Senate, White House, China, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Beijing, New York Times, Muslim, State Department, Prince, Xinjiang


Land bill that includes Feinstein’s attempts to protect California’s deserts wins House approval, heads to Trump’s desk

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed its first significant public lands conservation bill in years, designating more than 1 million acres of wilderness for environmental protection and permanently reauthorizing a federal program to pay for conservation measures. There are several benefits for California, including an expansion of two of the most visited national parks in the California desert and designation of nearly 80 miles of scenic rivers while providing new off-highway vehicle re...
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Here’s how presidential candidates (so far) want to help solve the housing crisis

In the race for the White House, housing seldom gets much attention — but that could be about to change. As California and other states face dramatically rising rents and home prices, three of the top Democratic contenders in 2020 — Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren — have already introduced major proposals in the Senate that would reshape affordable housing in America. With California’s primary poised to play an unusually important role next year, and the state’s affordabili...
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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz tests the presidential waters in Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA — Howard Schultz sounded a lot like a presidential candidate Thursday night, even as the Starbucks billionaire told a Los Angeles-area audience he could take another three months to decide whether to formally enter the 2020 race. Stating a case for running as an independent, moderate alternative to Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic hopefuls, Schultz said politicians in the two-party system are leaving critical problems unsolved. “Why should the American people have on...
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Contemplating Trump's taxes (again) on Presidents Day

Today technically is George Washington's Birthday, but we've come to call it Presidents Day in honor of all our commanders in chief, like these four greats on Mount Rushmore National Memorial. (Image courtesy Mount Rushmore Facebook page) How are you celebrating George Washington's birthday? Yep, that's what today officially is, despite all the Presidents Day sale signs in retailers' windows. Technically, America's first president was born on Feb. 22, 1731. However, since 1971 we've celeb...
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Trump Breaks Precedent As President With His 2020 Dem Challengers Punditry

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar’s snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren’s opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: President Donald Trump. In tweets, public remarks and private conversations, Trump is making clear he is closely following the campaign to challenge him on the ballot. Facing no serious primary opponent of his own — at least so far — Trump is esta...
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Elizabeth Warren to speak in Glendale on Monday

GLENDALE — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is set to speak Monday night in Glendale at what is billed as an organizing event for her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Doors will open at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., at 6 p.m., with the event beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Tickets aren’t required, but an RSVP to www.facebook.com/events/2264881000236841/ is strongly encouraged. Admission will be first-come, first-served. Capacity at the Alex Theatre is 1,413....
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Treasury, Warren, Nevada, Eric Garcetti


Ex-Massachusetts governor to challenge Trump for GOP nod

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — William Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts who two years ago ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket, has become the first Republican to announce a challenge to President Donald Trump in the 2020 primaries. Fiscally conservative but socially liberal, the 73-year-old Weld ran on the Libertarian party ticket […]
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The Liberal Flank Of The Democratic Party Is Ascendant: Will Voters Follow?

WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. And proposing a sweeping Green New Deal that calls for an “economic transformation” to combat climate change. On Thursday, newly-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led a chorus of cheers as Amazon announced it was abandoning plans to build a sought-after headqu...
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House Passes Funding Bill, Sending It To Trump’s Desk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary. Money in the bill for border barriers, about $1.4 billion, is far below the $5.7 billion Trump insisted he needed to build a wall along t...
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