GOP Plan to Cut Social Security and Medicare Is Disliked Among Republican Voters

New polling finds that the GOP’s plan to force cuts to Social Security and Medicare through debt ceiling legislation is vastly unpopular — even among a majority of the Republican voter base. According to a new survey by Data for Progress, 63 percent of all voters think that House Republicans should allow the debt limit to be raised to avoid economic disaster, without executing their cynical plan… Source Source / Read More: GOP Plan to Cut Social Security and Medicare Is Disliked Among Republican Voters

Trump Demands Prison Sentence for Journalists Who Published Supreme Court Leak

Former President Donald Trump has called for the arrest of journalists who published a leaked Supreme Court draft decision on abortion rights last spring — despite the fact that their action was completely legal — in yet another attack on press freedom. The Supreme Court’s draft opinion was leaked in May, just a few weeks before the Court was set to publicize its final decision, and laid out how… Source Source / Read More: Trump Demands Prison Sentence for Journalists Who Published Supreme Court Leak

Trump Pleads With Meta to Allow Him Back on Facebook for 2024 Campaign

Former President Donald Trump has formally petitioned Meta, the parent company of Facebook, to reinstate his account, more than two years since he was banned from the platform. Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign sent a letter on his behalf pleading for the company to lift the indefinite suspension that was imposed on his account after the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Source Source / Read More: Trump Pleads With Meta to Allow Him Back on Facebook for 2024 Campaign

Trump Organization Hit With Maximum Fine of $1.6 Million for Tax Evasion Scheme

Former President Donald Trump’s company was handed a $1.6 million fine by a judge on Friday as a result of the 17 convicted felonies committed by the Trump Organization as part of its 15-year tax fraud scheme — the maximum penalty that can be handed down for such a crime in New York, but one that amounts to pocket change for the multibillion dollar company. A New York State Supreme Court judge… Source Source / Read More: Trump Organization Hit With Maximum Fine of $1.6 Million for Tax Evasion Scheme

Watchdog Calls for Investigation Into IRS Over Repeated Failure to Audit Trump

A government watchdog group has filed a complaint calling for an investigation into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after the long-awaited release of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns revealed that the agency had failed to conduct a full presidential audit of Trump while he was in office. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) wrote in a complaint filed this week… Source Source / Read More: Watchdog Calls for Investigation Into IRS Over Repeated Failure to Audit Trump

Trump Discussed Nuking North Korea and Blaming Other Countries, Book Alleges

An updated excerpt from a book about the Trump presidency reveals that the former president had considered issuing a nuclear strike on North Korea and blaming it on another country. The book, “Donald Trump v. The United States,” authored by The New York Times’s Michael Schmidt, has been updated in a new edition that will be available next week. NBC News, which obtained copies of the new edition… Source Source / Read More: Trump Discussed Nuking North Korea and Blaming Other Countries, Book Alleges

GOP Votes to Form Committee to Investigate Officials Who Have Investigated Trump

On Tuesday, House Republicans voted to form a committee to supposedly investigate the bunk conspiracy theory that they have been planting for years that the right is being oppressed by the federal government — a committee that will almost certainly be used to advance the neofascism that has been increasingly embraced by mainstream Republicans. The formation of the committee passed on party lines… Source Source / Read More: GOP Votes to Form Committee to Investigate Officials Who Have Investigated Trump

2 Years After January 6 Capitol Attack, Trump Still Hasn’t Been Charged

Two years after the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building, several hundred people have been charged (and some have been convicted) for their involvement in the attack — but former President Donald Trump has yet to face repercussions for his role in the day’s events. Following his loss in the 2020 presidential election to President Joe Biden, Trump spent weeks wrongly claiming that… Source Source / Read More: 2 Years After January 6 Capitol Attack, Trump Still Hasn’t Been Charged

Donald Trump Gets 1 Vote for Speaker As McCarthy Loses for 7th and 8th Time

As the House undergoes an increasingly absurd series of votes in which Republicans are failing, time and again, to nominate a new speaker of the House, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) on Thursday cast what seemed to be two unserious — or at least knowingly derisive — votes for Donald Trump. Gaetz cast the only vote for Trump during the House’s seventh and eighth speaker votes… Source Source / Read More: Donald Trump Gets 1 Vote for Speaker As McCarthy Loses for 7th and 8th Time

Did McCarthy Open the Door for MAGA Republicans to Block His Speaker Bid?

The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives was thrown into chaos Tuesday as a group of far-right lawmakers prevented GOP leader Kevin McCarthy from becoming speaker, blocking him in three rounds of voting. This is the first time in a century that the process has gone beyond the first round. Voting for a new speaker is set to resume Wednesday. McCarthy needs 218 votes to become… Source Source / Read More: Did McCarthy Open the Door for MAGA Republicans to Block His Speaker Bid?

Tax Returns Show Trump Committed “Brazen” Tax Fraud, Says David Cay Johnston

Six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns were released by a House committee on Friday after a years-long legal battle by the former president to keep them sealed. Early revelations include the finding that Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax during his first year in office in 2017, and he paid no tax in 2020. The newly released tax records give a long-overdue glimpse of Trump’s personal and… Source Source / Read More: Tax Returns Show Trump Committed “Brazen” Tax Fraud, Says David Cay Johnston

When It Comes to Greed and Tax Dodging, Sanders Points Out “Trump is Not Alone”

Senator Bernie Sanders is not asking anyone to be shocked that Donald J. Trump was very good at not paying taxes, but he also wants people to know that the disgraced former Republican president is far from the only rich person or powerful corporation who gets away with paying little or nothing each year federal income tax. In a tweet on Friday evening, Sanders said: “When it comes to tax avoidance… Source Source / Read More: When It Comes to Greed and Tax Dodging, Sanders Points Out “Trump is Not Alone”