Gov. Rick Scott’s anti-science purge begins: State employee banned for uttering ‘climate change’ A Florida state employee has been reprimanded and told not to come to work after Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) administration banned the use of the terms “climate change” and “global warming.” Earlier this month, reports said that officials in the Scott administration ordered Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administrators not to use the terms in documents or meetings because they asserted that the climate science behind global warming was not a “true fact.” More
Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Editorial: The truth about taxes - McDuffieMirror – whose power is based on high taxation ... The reality is the wealthy are paying plenty of taxes. ... earned 19 percent of the nation’s ... 05/2/2015 - 10:50 am | View Link
The truth about taxes - Augusta Chronicle – whose power is based on high taxation ... The reality is the wealthy are paying plenty of taxes. ... earned 19 percent of the nation’s ... 05/2/2015 - 10:45 am | View Link
Bernie Sanders: America wants real change - World Magazine Iowa activists welcome Bernie Sanders to race - USA Today 04/30/2015 - 9:33 am | View Link
Why the GOP Hasn't (Yet) Paid For Its March to the Right - AlterNet.org ... to high finance, more venerating of markets, more cautious about taxes. ... a high-turnout year, Mitt Romney ... by business and the very ... 04/27/2015 - 5:43 am | View Link
MSNBC’s Touré Has the Taxman on His Case - National Review What Is It With MSNBC and Taxes? - Power Line 04/22/2015 - 3:20 pm | View Link
The Millionaires Who Pay the Highest Tax Rate Warren Buffett and Mitt Romney ... more taxes you pay as a percentage of your income. According to new data from the IRS, people who make $1 million or more had an average tax rate of 20.4 percent in 2010. Tax filers who earned $30,000 to $50,000 paid ... 11/23/2012 - 3:07 am | View Link
Romney's pledge: No tax cut for the rich Romney did try to answer one unequivocally: He said he will not cut taxes for the rich. "I will not reduce the share paid by high-income individuals," Romney said. A few breaths later: "All right? I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans." 10/4/2012 - 11:31 am | View Link
Video: Mitt Romney Promised Tax Cut for Wealthy, Then Denied He Supports It ... said that he would “absolutely not” support a plan that cuts taxes on the wealthy, reports ThinkProgress.org. Romney said: "I will not reduce the share paid by high-income individuals. … I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans." 10/3/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Romney: Taxes on the Wealthy Are So High I Paid Extra Mitt Romney says that tax rates are too high—so high that he wants to cut them. So why did he deliberately avoid deducting charitable contributions in his 2011 tax return in order to pay a higher effective tax rate? Yet Romney just opted to shovel more ... 09/21/2012 - 7:50 am | View Link
Romney Paid More Taxes Than He Owed One interesting detail is that Romney deliberately paid more taxes than he needed to in 2011, although on the campaign trail he says taxes on the wealthy are too high. He could have taken a charitable deduction of the $4.1 million he gave to charity ... 09/20/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Mitt Romney Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American politician and businessman who was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the ... 05/23/2015 - 3:52 pm | View Website
Investigation: Mitt Romney’s Offshore Accounts, Tax ... A person who worked for Mitt Romney at the consulting firm Bain and Co. in 1977 remembers him with mixed feelings. “Mitt was … a really wonderful boss,” the ... 05/22/2015 - 12:30 am | View Website
Romney Avoids Taxes via Loophole Cutting Mormon Donations ... Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- In 1997, Congress cracked down on a popular tax shelter that allowed rich people to take advantage of the exempt status of charities ... 10/29/2012 - 11:45 pm | View Website
Yes, he's rich. Mitt Romney finally releases his tax ... After months of pressure, Mitt Romney has released more tax information, which confirms that the Romneys are rich. But he'd probably be a billionaire if he ... 09/21/2012 - 6:18 pm | View Website
9 Things to Know About Mitt Romney's Tax Returns | Mother ... Mitt Romney released more tax information on Friday. Here's what you need to know. He's still only released two years' worth of tax returns. Romney released his 2010 ... 09/21/2012 - 1:39 pm | View Website
Flag-draped caskets on their way back from Iraq to the United States.
Ray McGovern writes—Remember This on Memorial Day: They Didn't Fall, They Were Pushed. "Of all the world’s holidays commemorating wars, Memorial Day should be one of sober reflection on war’s horrible costs, surely not a moment to glorify warfare or lust for more wars":
How best to show respect for the U.
Less power for government, more power for guys like them, and the corporations they control.
Liberty. Power. Government. The way one frames the equation that connects these three words is at the heart of any political philosophy. The passage of a law in Wyoming got me thinking again about them. Wyoming just made it a criminal act to gather and submit to the government any kind of data—including photos—derived from privately owned land.
House Speaker Michael Madigan returned to the Capitol on Memorial Day and delivered a message to Gov. Bruce Rauner: Democrats are going to pass a budget that's at least $3 billion short, will keep working to find more money but reject attempts to link the Republican governor's legislative agenda
More than 1 million foreigners living in Britain will be banned from voting in the EU referendum, the Conservatives have announced, in a significant boost to Eurosceptic campaigners. David Cameron believes that the British people must decide the future of the nation's membership of the European Union in the first referendum for more than 40 years.