Amazon, one of the most valuable and profitable companies on Earth, will pay $0 in federal corporate income taxes this year, according to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders reached out to Rep. Ilhan Omar directly as she faced criticism and backlash from fellow Democrats and Republicans alike this week for tweets that many felt were anti-Semitic, according to The Daily Beast.
It’s hard to believe, but we’re only a few months out from the first debates in the 2020 Democratic primary. An ungodly number of candidates have already announced their intentions to run, with even more waiting in the wings. Now, the Democratic National Committee has announced criteria for qualifying for the first…
There’s a lot of competition, but almost certainly the worst thing that Alex Jones has done in his storied career as an asshole is harassing and spreading conspiracies about the parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
It turns out that lawyer Michael Avenatti is not a particularly good dude. We already knew that he was arrested for domestic violence in November (the police declined to file charges), but now it turns out that he also seemingly hid millions of dollars from bankruptcy court when his firm went under in 2017.
Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson has ruled that there is evidence that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort lied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team even after agreeing to cooperate, according to documents released today and reported by Vox.
Last year, Ryan Zinke resigned from his Trump cabinet position as Interior Secretary amid controversy over whether he misused his position. Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager, was booted during the campaign, during which he was accused of assaulting a reporter. Now, this dream team are getting together…
Earlier this week, freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar posted several tweets in which she implied that AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobbying group, influences American politics with its money. This is true—it’s exactly how lobbying works, and it’s why AIPAC is immensely powerful.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has based his potential 2020 candidacy on the idea that the Democrats and Republicans have drifted too far to the left and right for most Americans. He believes that the American people crave centrism, and that independents will vote for someone who represents neither of those…
In a private phone call obtained by the Washington Post, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told his donors that Republicans’ obsession with limiting access to healthcare was the deciding factor in losing them the House of Representatives in last year’s midterm elections.
After over 200 people were laid off during a week of media bloodbaths last month, BuzzFeed News employees have finally decided to unionize, according to a statement from their organizing committee.
Donald Trump again engaged in the promotion of dangerous and false rumors about third trimester abortions during his rally in El Paso, TX, on Monday night.
Waiting for campaign announcements for the 2020 Democratic primary has already gotten boring, but folks, we’re not done yet. Not only have major contenders like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden not yet entered the race, there’s still plenty of time for candidates with little to no chance of winning to make a…
Anther shutdown may be avoided after all! After a stall in negotiations last night, lawmakers in Congress now say that they have reached an “agreement in principle” to avoid a shutdown when the funding deadline arrives this Friday, according to the Washington Post.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, whose ever-worsening racism scandal will seemingly never cease, will apparently embark on a “listening tour” around the state to talk to communities about race, according to Buzzfeed.
This evening, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced that he would “take action” against Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for their criticism of Israel, according to Haaretz.
Republican North Carolina Representative Walter Jones died today at the age of 76, according to a statement from the Congressman’s website. Jones served in Congress for 34 years, representing a district in the eastern part of North Carolina. His health began declining after he broke a hip in January, and he entered…
In the aftermath of Howard Schultz’s announcement that he was considering running an independent presidential campaign, a few names were listed as supporters and strategists. Steve Schmidt was one of them.