Castro Accuses Kushner of Orchestrating Killing of Kashoggi

https://www.thedailybeast.com/democrat-joaquin-castro-accuses-jared-kushner-of-or Without evidence, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), a member of the House intelligence committee, said Jared Kushner might have passed a “hit list” to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman resulting in the apparent brutal slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. After The Daily Beast published this story, Castro said in a statement that he “did not… More Castro Accuses Kushner of Orchestrating Killing of Kashoggi

Tensions Rising in White House over Border

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s frustration over rising numbers of undocumented immigrants crossing into the U.S. is stoking tensions among his advisers as some White House officials push for a more aggressive policy that includes completely sealing the southern border, said four people familiar with the discussions. The differences escalated into an angry, profanity-laced exchange… More Tensions Rising in White House over Border

Republicans are Wasting No Time to Stack the Courts with Right-Wing Judges

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold another hearing on nominees next week. A handful of committee Republicans advanced a half-dozen of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees yesterday with the Senate out of session and no Democrats in sight. “For Republicans, there’s nothing that matters more,” Burgess and Elana write. “They aren’t pitching a big visionary… More Republicans are Wasting No Time to Stack the Courts with Right-Wing Judges

If GOP wins, say Goodbye to Obamacare.

Senate Republicans could pursue another attempted repeal of Obamacare if they expand their majority. Failure to kill former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is “the one disappointment of this Congress from a Republican point of view,” McConnell said. “If we had the votes to completely start over, we’d do it. But that depends on… More If GOP wins, say Goodbye to Obamacare.

Congress Is Trying to Kill Me. Again. – Slog – The Stranger

All told, about 32 million people would lose their health coverage as a result of Graham-Cassidy. Including, quite possibly, me. — Read on www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/09/19/25421936/congress-is-trying-to-kill-me-again #9: The Fifth Risk Michael Lewis (Author) (125) Buy new: $26.95 $16.17 111 used & new from $12.05 New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control… More Congress Is Trying to Kill Me. Again. – Slog – The Stranger

The Plundering of US Wealth through Tax Cuts for the Rich

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) has documented the plundering of US wealth to benefit the rich since 2001. Under presidents Bush, Obama and Trump—that is, under both Democratic and Republican administrations—US federal tax cuts have resulted in lost revenue of $5.1 trillion, with 65 percent of that money going to the top… More The Plundering of US Wealth through Tax Cuts for the Rich

BOOKINGS SAYS COUNTERTARIFFS HITTING TRUMP VOTERS HARDEST

Counties that voted for Trump are more exposed to retaliatory tariffs than counties that voted for Hillary Clinton, according to a Brookings Institution report released last week. Tariffs on more than $120 billion worth of U.S. exports have been imposed by China, the European Union, Canada and Mexico. “Trade policy is inextricably linked with politics,… More BOOKINGS SAYS COUNTERTARIFFS HITTING TRUMP VOTERS HARDEST