Analysis | How the Republican tax bill benefits the rich, according to gove…

There are two governmental organizations that have conducted nonpartisan analyses of the anticipated effects of Republican legislation aimed at overhauling the tax system. There’s the Joint Committee on Taxation, established in 1926 with congressional oversight to prepare revenue estimates on proposals related to taxation. There’s also the Congressional Budget Office, which produces independent analysis of…

Trump ambassador nominee promoted fringe conspiracy theories on Twitter

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the ambassador to Barbados and several other Caribbean countries spread fringe conspiracy theories and unfounded attacks about Trump’s political opponents on Twitter, including ones about Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi, during the 2016 presidential election. Trump in January nominated Leandro Rizzuto Jr., a senior executive at Conair,…

Trump Just Shot Himself in the Foot

By approving the release of the Nunes memo, the president undermined his own defense against allegations in the Russia investigation. It would be easy to compare Congressman Devin Nunes’s release of a declassified memo on purported surveillance abuses to Geraldo Rivera opening Al Capone’s vault. But this would be extremely unfair to Geraldo, who didn’t…