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Montana legislative panel wants quick study of state tax structure

HELENA – The Legislative Finance Committee on Monday expressed interest in working with the Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee on reviewing the state’s tax structure, however members balked at waiting until 2019 to do a formal study, saying they want to put it on a faster track. Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee members sent a Read More…

Bernie Sanders’ wife’s land deal still under FBI probe; witness recently questioned

A federal investigation launched in 2016 into possible bank fraud by Jane Sanders, wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is still underway — with “a potential” grand jury review possible. The probe could thwart Sanders’ 2020 presidential ambitions — as well as the Vermont political plans of Jane Sanders’ daughter, Carina Driscoll. Individuals questioned by Read More…

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Tax plan will be 'one of the great Christmas gifts' to middle class: Trump

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Special Counsel Vacuums Up Thousands Of Trump Emails Covered by Attorney-Client Privilege

Special Counsel Robert Mueller laughs when asked if there are any limits on what his prosecutors can do. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) According to several reports, Robert Mueller’s minions have pulled a fast one. Rather than ask the Trump transition legal team for relevant emails and documents generated between November 9, 2016 and Read More…

Trump Administration Takes One More Toy Away From the Palestinian Terrorist Regime

The terror organization that masquerades as a government, the Palestinian Authority, soiled its collective man-dress a week ago when President Trump announced that the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This was both a symbolic move and a very significant act. It was symbolic because all of Israel’s government resides in Jerusalem Read More…

David Brock’s Site, Shareblue Claims White House ‘Hosted The NRA’ on Anniversary of Sandy Hook: It’s A Lie

There’s dishonest reporting, and then there’s David Brock influenced garbage reporting. Eric Boehlert, who in a past life wrote about pro-wrestling for Salon and made his bones for the left covering the “Bush stole the election” beat for Salon as well. He went on to be a Senior Fellow (aka Senior Hack) at Media Matters. Read More…

TAX REFORM happening in 2017 — HOUSE WILL VOTE TUESDAY, and the SENATE will follow — WSJ lavishes praise on PAUL RYAN — OMAROSA hints the show will go on — B’DAY: JAKE SHERMAN

Driving the Day Good Saturday morning. OK, WE WERE WRONG. We said tax reform probably wouldn’t happen in 2017. It will. It’s a significant legislative victory for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SPEAKER PAUL RYAN and SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL. Republicans tell us that they have to spend 2018 selling these tax cuts to the public, Read More…

Republican Worries About Mueller Team Are Overblown

SPECIAL COUNSEL Robert S. Mueller III began his investigation of Russian election interference to bipartisan praise. Both Democrats and Republicans lauded the former FBI director as the ideal candidate to conduct a politically tricky investigation with rigor and honesty. Yet as Mr. Mueller’s probe has continued, allies of President Trump have turned to attacking a man whose Read More…

Major Garrett on Trump's WH of 'Disdain and Deflection'

CBS News’ Major Garrett has chronicled every president since Bill Clinton, and none of them were fans of the coverage they received or, for that matter, of the reporters who populated the White House briefing room. But Donald Trump has upped the ante—and not just because the 45th president has publicly labeled the Fourth Estate “the enemy of the people”and endlessly Read More…

Can Only Trump Survive Trump?

Newly elected president Barack Obama’s party lost off-year gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey and suffered a stunning upset in a Senate race it had no business losing, in Massachusetts. Trump’s party lost off-year gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey and suffered a stunning upset in a Senate race it had no business Read More…

Public media has been plagued by sexual misconduct accusations, but donations keep flowing

Charlie Rose. (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images) It’s been a bad couple of months for public radio and television, image-wise. Sexual misconduct accusations have knocked prominent hosts Charlie Rose, Garrison Keillor, Tavis Smiley and Tom Ashbrook off the air, while two of NPR’s top news editors, Mike Oreskes and David Sweeney, have resigned. Business-wise, things are humming along, Read More…

CDC banned from using 'evidence-based' and 'science-based' on official documents: report

The Trump administration has reportedly banned the Centers for Disease Control from using the phrases “evidence-based” and “science-based” on official documents. Senior CDC officials distributed the list of “forbidden” words and phrases to policy analysts at the CDC on Thursday, the Washington Post reported Friday. The list also bans the use of “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender” and Read More…