Corker Kickback Payout

Yesterday, the Joint Committee on Taxation released a new report that the Corker Kickback a special provision in the congressional majority’s tax bill will result in a $17 billion landfall to millionaires in this country. The benefit for some of the richest Americans comes from a special provision in the bill that allows for tax...

Trump’s War Cabinet Set for Historic Rebuke

Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Recent reports indicate that Pompeo will not be voted out of the committee favorably. This would be historic, but not in the way Pompeo hopes. He would become the “first secretary of state nominee not to receive an...

19 Years After Columbine

Today is the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School, where twelve students and one teacher were killed. The tragedy shook the nation as it was one of the first major school shootings in this country—but certainly not the last. Since Columbine, 193 schools have experienced a school shooting, affecting over 187,000 students....

Kobach’s Efforts Foiled Again.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach made headlines again in his unending efforts to restrict voting rights. This time, Kobach was found in contempt of court because he “violated a court order that required his office to inform certain people that they were eligible to cast a ballot while a lawsuit challenging a state law...

Protect Mueller.

Last week, Senators Lindsey Graham, Thom Tillis, Cory Booker, and Chris Coons released a bipartisan bill intended to protest Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any potential interference threatened by President Trump. But it’s already hit a big obstacle: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Yesterday, McConnell told reporters that he would not bring the bill to...

Tax Day

Today is Tax Day, the filing deadline for Americans to submit their individual returns. You might notice a lot of the Congressional majority celebrating today, claiming that this is the final day of our “outdated tax laws” and many families will begin to benefit from the #TaxScam. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here’s...

Trump Wants To Help Syria…Sorta.

On Friday night, President Trump launched another series of military strikes against Syria, without authorization from Congress and without any comprehensive strategy. Indeed, Trump’s own description of the strikes as ongoing and long-term conflicted with descriptions from British Prime Minister Theresa May and even his own Secretary of Defense. But while chances that these strikes...

Stop Pompeo.

Today, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, will face his confirmation hearing in the Senate. Here’s what you need to know about Pompeo: Pompeo would be a critical member of Trump’s new War Cabinet. He’s pushed for regime change in North Korea and opposed the Iran Deal. He’s a climate denier who has...

Trump’s Top Enabler Retires.

Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he will retire at the end of his current term. Since Trump took office, Ryan has been one of his biggest supporters and mouthpieces for his policy agenda, voting with Trump’s priorities 100 percent of the time. Here’s just a few of Ryan’s highlights since Trump became president: Ryan...

Personal Enrichment.

We already knew the tax bill passed by the congressional majority and signed into by President Trump was just a scam. But our new analysis highlights the culture of corruption surrounding the legislation. Dozens of Republican members of Congress could personally benefit from the tax bill they voted for and helped craft. In fact, 53...