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Pelosi: ‘Do Your Patriotic Duty’ and Raise Taxes

Nancy Pelosi’s pitch for voting for the tax increases in the fiscal cliff deal: “Let us all be patriotic tonight. Support our middle class. Support our democracy. Vote aye.” If this sounds familiar, both the President and Vice President have framed tax hikes in similar terms, that “it’s time to be patriotic,” and pay more taxes.

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Jussie Smollett Changes His Story Again

The actor Jussie Smollett continues to talk about the alleged January 29 attack on him during a frigid night in Chicago, giving Good Morning America his fullest description yet of his claims. It differs substantially from what he told police initially after the alleged assault. Smollett told GMA that the ... Read More
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Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund Border Wall

President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to unilaterally appropriate $3.6 billion for the construction of his long-promised border wall. The announcement, made during a televised White House Rose Garden ceremony, came after Congress passed a bipartisan homeland-security-funding bill ... Read More