Black Politics

Tax return leak has Trump White House shook – and it could just be the beginning

On Tuesday evening, MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” leaked Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns. But this is just the tip of the iceberg and raises far more questions than it answers. The public must have access to all of Trump’s tax returns — not just from 2005, but from all years, and in complete detail. Once we see everything, only ...

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Q&A: Danny Glover weighs in on activism in the age of Trump

Legendary actor Danny Glover (The Color Purple, Almost Christmas) has built a reputation for his powerful on-screen performances and activism around issues of social justice. At 70 years old, his longest-running fight has focused on labor unions, speaking on behalf of workers from the hotel industry to car factories. This month, Glover, Senator Bernie Sanders and NAACP President Cornell Brooks traveled to Canton, ...

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Carjacking Epidemic Plagues The City of Atlanta

Carjacking has become a major concern for residents throughout the city of Atlanta. These opportunity crimes are sporadic and display no pattern. It does not matter what part of the city you are in, carjacking victims’ ranges from Camp Creek subdivision to Lenox mall goers in Buckhead. During a carjacking incident in 2016, a grandmother of two feared for the ...

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Trump attacks Obama because he needs a black boogeyman

President Barack Obama is no longer in office, but you wouldn’t know this looking at how Donald Trump is carrying on these days. If there had never been a Barack Obama, Republicans would have invented him, because they need a black man to beat up for the sole purpose of keeping their base of angry, white, low-information voters happy. As ...

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Tax return leak has Trump White House shook – and it could just be the beginning

On Tuesday evening, MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” leaked Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, and raises far more questions than it answers. The public must have access to all of Trump’s tax returns—not just from 2005, but from all years, and in complete detail. Once we see everything, only then will ...

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White House Says Trump Paid $38 Million In Federal Taxes In 2005

A White House official said Tuesday that President Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes back in 2005 ahead of a MSNBC report on the “The Rachel Maddow Show” about his returns, reports CNN. From CNN: The $38 million was in addition to “paying tens of millions of dollars in other taxes such as sales and excise taxes and employment taxes,” ...

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‘Hispanics And The Blacks Will Be Fighting Each Other:’ Steve King’s Latest Racist Comment

Iowa Rep. Steve King dropped another racist comment Monday about Blacks and Hispanics “fighting each other” before outnumbering Whites in the U.S. population, reports CNN. From CNN: King, a Republican, was on the radio responding to a question about Univision anchor Jorge Ramos’ comment to Tucker Carlson on Fox News that whites would become a majority-minority demographic in America by 2044, ...

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A flood of new tax bills could vex Nathan Deal

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed dozens of measures since taking office that carve out hundreds of millions of dollars in special tax breaks. But he’s opposed more substantive changes to the tax code that powerful Republican lawmakers have long championed. Deal recently warned candidates aiming to replace him when he leaves office in 2019 to defy the “temptation” of broad ...

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Gingrich on a plot against Trump: ‘Of course, the deep state exists’

With the help of a former Georgia congressman and U.S. House speaker, the Associated Press has tackled the notion of a “deep state” conspiracy against the Trump administration. Here’s one thing that might be worth remembering, and goes unmentioned in the piece below: Just last October, during the final throes of the 2016 presidential campaign, it was the Hillary Clinton ...

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Your tip sheet: A record $25 billion state budget

Days remaining in the 2017 legislative session: 7 Both chambers go in at 10 a.m., but all eyes will on the Senate. That’s because the chamber is expected to back a record $25 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that includes pay raises for 200,000 teachers and state employees and more than $1 billion worth of new construction ...

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