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Inside The Global “Club” That Helps Executives Escape Their Crimes - BuzzFeed News. Senate votes to kill rule that would help cities launch retirement plans. WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to roll back an Obama-era rule that would make it easier for major cities to launch retirement plans.

Senate votes to kill rule that would help cities launch retirement plans

A measure approved 50 to 49 would scale back a Labor Department rule finalized last year that clears hurdles for large cities seeking to launch retirement plans for people who don’t have access to such plans through their jobs. Advertisement The resolution needs President Trump’s signature to take effect. The Senate will vote on a similar measure that could make it more difficult for states to create retirement plans. (While the rules affecting states and cities are similar, Congress needs to vote on each separately.) Paul Krugman Issues A Warning About What We All Know Is Coming.

In September of 2001 the Administration of George W.

Paul Krugman Issues A Warning About What We All Know Is Coming.

Bush was running into trouble. A President who had lost the popular vote, installed into office only through a hotly contested Supreme Court decision, had nonetheless behaved from the start as if he possessed a mandate, eagerly dismantling his predecessor’s achievements and turning the country on a hard rightward course, following a strategy that had been carefully concealed from the public during the campaign. The public reaction was swift and negative—Bush’s own popularity tanked precipitously as the public reacted to an agenda most had not realized they had voted for. Prior to September 11th his approval levels had dropped to the lowest of his still-young Presidency.

You voted against Hillary because you got CONNED - brilliant Facebook post. You voted for Trump because Clinton was going to be in Wall Street's pocket.

You voted against Hillary because you got CONNED - brilliant Facebook post.

Trump wants to repeal Dodd-Frank and eliminate the Fiduciary Rule, letting Wall Street return to its pre-2008 ways. You voted for Trump because of Clinton's emails. The Trump administration is running its own private email server. Was Nov. 8 a massive failure of civics education? How Inauguration Day captured the Trump family pageant. J.

How Inauguration Day captured the Trump family pageant.

Scott Applewhite/Pool/Getty Images Throughout the inauguration hoopla on Friday, the newly installed president was flanked by his family. Trump glowered in his dark suit and peculiarly long red tie, taking the oath, speechifying, signing documents. What Trump’s Win Says About the State of Photography in America. ACLU Statement on Donald Trump’s Election. Anti-Trump Protests Persist in US. Protests continued Monday in the United States against the election of billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump as the country's new president come January.

Anti-Trump Protests Persist in US

Hundreds of students peacefully walked out of classes at a high school in Los Angeles and one in suburban Washington, following a night of more street protests in major U.S. cities. Congress Just Can't Quit Making Edits On Wikipedia - BuzzFeed News. 100 days of Trump claims - Washington Post. Bell Book Candle. Trump Embraces One Of Russia's Favorite Propaganda Tactics — Whataboutism. An employee at a Moscow gift shop polishes traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls depicting Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump Embraces One Of Russia's Favorite Propaganda Tactics — Whataboutism

Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images An employee at a Moscow gift shop polishes traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls depicting Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. President Trump has developed a consistent tactic when he's criticized: say that someone else is worse. This week, when the Congressional Budget Office estimated that Republicans' health care plan would leave 24 million additional people uninsured in 2026, Trump's first move wasn't a direct response.

What Happens When We Don’t Believe the President’s Oath? - Lawfare. I The Constitution’s eligibility requirements for the presidency are spare, and in every formal sense, at least, Donald J.

What Happens When We Don’t Believe the President’s Oath? - Lawfare

Trump meets them all: He was elected with a majority of electoral votes in a fashion that comports with the Twelfth Amendment. If Nixon Could Tweet. The similarities between our current president and Tricky Dick don’t bode well for the country—or for Trump.

If Nixon Could Tweet

We have seen some of this before. That does not mean we can simply ride this out. Why we couldn't care less about the natural world. That didn't take long.

Why we couldn't care less about the natural world

The public interest in the state of the natural world stimulated by the winter floods receded almost as quickly as the waters did. A YouGov poll showed that the number of respondents placing the environment among their top three issues of concern rose from 6% in mid-January to 23% in mid-February. By early April – though the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had just published two massive and horrifying reports – the proportion had fallen back to 11%. CarbonBrief has plotted the results on this graph: Sustaining interest in this great but slow-burning crisis is a challenge no one seems to have mastered. Gun violence in America, explained in 17 maps and charts.

Since the August 9, 2014, police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, police have killed at least 1,493 people, as this map (click to view the interactive version) shows.

Gun violence in America, explained in 17 maps and charts

Fatal Encounters, a nonprofit, has tracked these killings by collecting reports from the media, public, and law enforcement and verifying them through news reports. Some of the data is incomplete, with details about a victim’s race, age, and other factors sometimes missing. Now On The Cover Of Spiegel: Trump Beheading The Statue Of Liberty. Can an executive order be revoked? — Quartz. “I may cut the Department of Education,” Donald Trump—a year and a half ago, back when he was only a celebrity billionaire, and not America’s 45th president as well—mused, casually, on national television. Trump has not actually done that. It’d be next to impossible. How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable - Rolling Stone. The first thing you notice at Donald Trump's rallies is the confidence.

Amateur psychologists have wishfully diagnosed him from afar as insecure, but in person the notion seems absurd. Donald Trump, insecure? Could Donald Trump Pass a Sanity Test? Short answer: probably not. First, several important caveats. Trump White House abruptly halts Obamacare ads. The Trump administration has pulled the plug on all Obamacare outreach and advertising in the crucial final days of the 2017 enrollment season, according to sources at Health and Human Services and on Capitol Hill. Even ads that had already been placed and paid for have been pulled, the sources told POLITICO. Story Continued Below The decision sends the clearest signal yet that President Donald Trump is determined to fulfill his campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare. Hours after being sworn in, Trump issued his first executive order allowing federal officials to start unwinding parts of the law.

Al Gore Revives Climate Summit The CDC Abruptly Canceled. An ethical double standard for Trump? President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd as he walks through the lobby of the New York Times on Tuesday. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Republicans are deeply concerned about ethics in government and the vast potential for corruption stemming from conflicts of interest. We know this because of the acute worries they expressed over how these issues could have cast a shadow over a Hillary Clinton presidency. “If Hillary Clinton wins this election and they don’t shut down the Clinton Foundation and come clean with all of its past activities, then there’s no telling the kind of corruption that you might see out of the Clinton White House,” Sen.

Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt. How Will Trump Handle America's Multiple Wars? : Parallels. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Charlotte, N.C., on July 26. Trump has no military experience, but will become commander in chief at a time when the U.S. is bombing targets in four separate wars. Hate Like This Is Spreading Across the Country - BillMoyers.com. This is fascism, and we should say it clearly ... while we can. Yep, Race Really Did Trump Economics: A Data Dive on His Supporters Reveals Deep Racial Animosity.

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The sun sets behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Electoral College Electors: Electoral College Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19. Political Typology Quiz. I Wrote That I Despised Hillary Clinton. Today, I Want To Publicly Take It Back.