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Who Is Selling Us Short?

March 8, 2017

$2.7 million per day. $3.7 million per Member of Congress. That's what the people must fight to win back our democracy.

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Trump Return Shows How He Exploited Loopholes

March 15, 2017

A snapshot of President Trump’s tax history – albeit a tiny one – is finally in the public arena this morning and it turns out that he actually has paid taxes, or at least that he paid them in 2005.

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House Judiciary Republicans Vote to Withhold Information on DOJ Investigation of Russian Election Interference & Trump Conflicts

February 28, 2017

Americans expect and deserve free and fair elections. History will not look kindly on efforts to hide the details of massive Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Sadly, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, on a party line vote, chose to do just that silencing efforts by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) to direct the Justice Department to provide the House of Representatives with the information uncovered through the investigation of Russian election interference, communications between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, and President Trump’s potential conflicts of interest.

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