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Trump’s Taxes Give Biden Blueprint to Fix System Rigged for Rich

Trump’s Taxes Give Biden Blueprint to Fix System Rigged for Rich

In a now infamous—though hardly unique—example, Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and the same amount in 2017, his first year as president, according to a report by the New York Times, which obtained copies of his tax returns. Trump reported massive losses from his businesses, effectively wiping out all income tax owed in 10 of the previous 15 years as well. That’s despite a net worth estimated at $2.7 billion by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Barrett tells doubtful Dems she’d keep open mind on court

Barrett tells doubtful Dems she’d keep open mind on court

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett presented herself Wednesday in her final round of Senate confirmation questioning as a judge with a conservative approach and deeply held personal and religious beliefs but committed to keeping an open mind in rulings on the court.

Senate Republicans are championing President Donald Trump’s pick, an originalist who adheres to a strict reading of the Constitution. Doubtful Democrats are digging deeper into the judge’s approach to health care, abortion, racial equity and voting rights, but they are running out of time to stop her quick confirmation.

Greek neo-Nazi chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

Greek neo-Nazi chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

The leaders of Greece’s fascist Golden Dawn party were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for running a criminal gang linked with hate crimes.

Presiding judge Maria Lepenioti handed down 13-year jail terms to six former lawmakers, including Golden Dawn’s leader Nikos Mihaloliakos, a 62-year-old mathematician and Holocaust denier, at the Athens Criminal Appeals Court.

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