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These 8 Republican Senators Have Serious Reservations About Tax Reform

As we’ve repeatedly pointed out, Mitch McConnell’s push to force tax reform through the senate is facing opposition from several disparate groups of senators, each of which is demanding its own set of changes. Concerns primarily center on the taxation of partnerships, limited liabilities and other companies; on the overall cost of the tax bill […]

Former Playboy Model Accuses Senator Al Franken Of “Kissing And Groping” Her Without Consent

The anti-sexual harassment backlash started with the Harvey Weinstein expose claimed its latest victim on Thursday when news anchor, former Playboy Playmate and sports broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Minnesota’s Democratic Senator Al Franken of “kissing and groping” her without her consent in 2006. In an essay published this morning on KABC, Tweeden accused Franken of […]

GOP Campaign Chair Demands Moore Expulsion As New Accuser Comes Forward

The pressure is mounting on Roy Moore as another woman has come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against the GOP Senate candidate for Alabama, accusing him of grabbing her when she was a minor. During a press conference on Monday with attorney Gloria Allred, Beverly Young Nelson said she was sexually assaulted by Moore when […]

Stockman Warns “Mind The Junk” – This Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Capitalism

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The financial system is loaded with anomalies, deformations and mispricings – outcomes which would never occur on an honest free market. For example, the junk bond yield at just 2% in Europe is now below that of the "risk-free" US treasury bond owing solely to the depredations of the ECB. Indeed, […]

“It’s A Train Wreck”: Conservative Groups Slam GOP Healthcare Plan

As discussed earlier, the Obamacare repeal and replace effort, derisively called by some either "Obamacare Lite", "RyanCare", "ObamaCare 2.0",  and even Trumpcare". is running into major hurdles as prominent consevative groups threaten to derail Trump's broader economic agenda. While The Trump administration on Tuesday formally backed the House GOP's plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, […]

Senate Votes To Gag Elizabeth Warren After Anti-Sessions Outburst

Not The Onion. Following a scathing speech against Trump's nominee for Attorney General, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said Senator Elizabeth Warren had "impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama," violating the so-called 'Rule 19'. By a vote of 49-43, Senator Warren was then barred from speaking on the floor until Senator […]