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Gregg Jarrett: Mueller Using “America’s Secret Police” FBI As “Political Weapon” For “Illegitimate” Probe

“FOX News’ Gregg Jarrett on Wednesday night said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has become “America’s secret police” and that special counsel Robert Mueller is using the government entity as a “political weapon.”” reports realclearpolitics.com. “I think we now know that the Mueller investigation is illegitimate and corrupt,” Jarrett told Sean Hannity.And the FBI has become America’s secret police. Source: realclearpolitics.com Share This:

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Trump triumphs as Senate passes tax cuts for America’s richest in late-night vote

“On the individual side of the tax code, the top tax rate paid by the highest-income earners would be cut slightly” writes Sally Hayden for independent.co.uk. Before the bill passed, Donald Trump tweeted: “Republicans Senators are working hard to pass the biggest tax cuts in the history of our country.Two Republican senators announced their support for the bill on Friday after winning more tax relief for non-corporate pass-through businesses.Following the 51-49 vote, talks will begin, likely next week, between the Senate and the House of Representatives, which has already approved…

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LETTERS: Tax cuts will damage America’s economy

“All the major networks are owned by huge corporations and now even Amazon owns its own newspaper, the Washington Post” writes Letters To The for suntimes.com. The Congress and the Senate are being bought out by huge corporations and do not give a second thought how the general population is affected.If the GOP tax bill passes, it will inflict severe damage on this country.Apparently, though, taking money away from the middle class and giving it to the rich, who have all they need, and won’t spend more is the way…

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How Trump is slowly destroying America’s national security agencies

“Much of this effort has been focused on the regulatory agencies rather than the national security agencies” writes Jeffrey H Smith for theguardian.com. President Trump’s destructive impact on the national security agencies has two dimensions.In other national security agencies, things seem to be going well.Second, some of his actions and utterances are so far outside the bounds of responsible presidential conduct that many professionals who serve in the national security agencies lack confidence in him as commander-in-chief. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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It’s been a year. How well is America’s constitutional democracy doing?

“The Bill of Rights puts important legal constraints on what any level of government can do to the American people” reports washingtonpost.com. Federalism puts important legal constraints on what the federal government can impose on the states.The separation of powers puts important legal constraints on the executive branch.When Trump is sworn into office, he will face all of these legal and bureaucratic constraints and more. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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The Republican plot against America’s 99%

“Before releasing the current plan, congressional Republicans passed resolutions to reduce taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next decade” writes Nouriel Roubini for marketwatch.com. For starters, like President George W. Bush’s administration, they will set the personal income tax cuts to expire.And yet Republican administrations have persisted in pursuing unsustainable and undesirable tax cuts benefiting primarily the rich, leading to ever-larger deficits and trillions of dollars of additional public debt.Bush was vindicated just a few years later, when the Reagan administration’s tax cuts blew a huge hole in U.S. public…

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Why one-third of America’s workforce can’t take legal action against sexual harassers

“But in most other states, independent contractors are stuck if they want to file a legal complaint about harassment” writes Personal Finance Reporter for marketwatch.com. Many on-demand service companies contend that their workers are contractors, but several have faced legal challenges over the issue. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Depression is on the rise among America’s youth

“Though depression prevalence for both men and women rose over the time span studied, there were no significant gender-based differences in the rate of increase” writes Meera Jagannathan for nypost.com. These findings, the study authors suggest, can help steer public health initiatives and resources toward the groups whose depression prevalence increased most over time. “Despite this trend, recent data suggest that treatment for depression has not increased and a growing number of Americans, especially socioeconomically vulnerable individuals and young persons, are suffering from untreated depression,” Goodwin added. “Depression that goes…

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