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Roy Moore’s Fake Forgery Claim

December 8, 2017 Politician Direct 0

Did Roy Moore write an inscription in the 1977 high school yearbook of Beverly Nelson, who says he forcibly groped her? That’s the question skeptics are asking after Nelson acknowledged Friday, in an ABC News interview and a press conference, that she wrote notes below the inscription. …

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How the Tax Deal Could Fall Apart

December 8, 2017 Politician Direct 0

Fifty-one senators and 227 members of the House of Representatives have already voted in favor of Republicans’ tax overhaul. It makes sense, then, to assume the House and Senate conferees will successfully put the finishing touches on a final bill and pass it through both chambers again. …

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Roy Moore’s Story Is Unraveling

December 7, 2017 Politician Direct 0

A month ago, when Roy Moore was accused of having pursued teenage girls while in his 30s, he equivocated. “Do you remember dating girls that young?” Sean Hannity asked him. Moore hedged: “Not generally, no. If I did, you know, I’m not going to dispute anything, but I don’t remember anything like that.” Hannity asked Moore…

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The Access Hollywood Formula for Republican Redemption

December 6, 2017 Politician Direct 0

“I believe the women,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Nov. 13, days after Roy Moore, the Republican Party nominee for Senate in Alabama, was accused of inappropriate conduct with teenagers. Multiple women said Moore had pursued them as teenagers, while he was in his 30s, and one accuser said she was 14 years old…

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The Case Against SALT

December 5, 2017 Politician Direct 0

Will the Republican tax bill devastate America’s bluest states? That’s the impression you’d get from two recent op-eds in the New York Times, the first by a pair of liberal academics, and the second by a conservative policy analyst, both of which castigate Republicans for drastically shrinking the state and local tax deduction, also known as…

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The “Fiscal Responsibility” Trap

December 5, 2017 Politician Direct 0

After Republicans smashed Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections, taking the House of Representatives after four years in the minority, a chastened Barack Obama used his 2011 State of the Union to reach out to the GOP on what appeared to be the party’s major concern. “We are living with a legacy of deficit spending that…

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The Key to Understanding Don Jr.

December 5, 2017 Politician Direct 0

Donald Trump Jr. has all the obvious traits of his father: He’s belligerent, dim, and mired in everlasting childhood. But the president’s firstborn is a work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. He is to Donald J. Trump as a postcard of the Mona Lisa is to the actual Mona Lisa—the image of the…

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Republicans’ “Permanent” Corporate Tax Rate Is Anything But

December 4, 2017 Politician Direct 0

A permanent corporate tax rate of 20 percent is not just a major component of Republicans’ tax reform legislation. It is the whole point. The Republican theory of economic growth hinges not just on cutting the corporate rate nearly in half, but on ensuring that the change is lasting, so businesses have the certainty they need…

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The Silver Lining in the GOP Tax Bill

December 4, 2017 Politician Direct 0

Late Friday night, Senate Republicans passed a hastily crafted $1.5 trillion overhaul of the tax code on a party line vote of 51–49. Only Bob Corker of Tennessee broke ranks to vote against the bill, whose final draft was introduced hours before voting with handwritten amendments scribbled in the margins by lobbyists. …