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‘Cry Me a River’: Sanders Hits Back as Billionaire Investor Whines About Potential Tax Hikes Amid GameStop Fiasco

As the ongoing GameStop saga sparked renewed calls for a financial transactions tax and other commonsense redistributive measures to tackle soaring inequality and Wall Street abuses, billionaire investor Leon Cooperman took to the airwaves Thursday to fume that the idea of compelling the mega-rich to pay their fair share is a “bullshit concept” and merely “a way of attacking

‘The perfect target’: Russia cultivated Trump as asset for 40 years – ex-KGB spy

The KGB ‘played the game as if they were immensely impressed by his personality’, Yuri Shvets, a key source for a new book, tells the Guardian Donald Trump was cultivated as a Russian asset over 40 years and proved so willing to parrot anti-western propaganda that there were celebrations in Moscow, a former KGB spy

Anti-Trump group launches $1M billboard campaign calling on Cruz, Hawley, McCarthy to resign

The anti-Trump Republican Accountability Project is kicking off a $1 million billboard campaign Thursday that targets 12 Republican lawmakers, including Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The billboards call on the dozen congressional Republicans to resign for spreading falsehoods about the 2020 election. “You lied about the election. The

Amnesia nation: To “forget” the Trump era is a toxic act of privilege — and very dangerous

Gore Vidal once warned that Americans do not remember anything that happened before Monday morning. America is an amnesiac country that pretends it has no history. Vidal, in many ways, was prophetic. Joe Biden has only been president for a week. Donald Trump’s presidency was not 40 years ago, or 400. There has been nothing close to

New York attorney general’s office ‘actively reviewing’ Robinhood activity

New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) in a statement Thursday said her office was “reviewing” trading on the Robinhood app relating to GameStop stock. “We are aware of concerns raised regarding activity on the Robinhood app, including trading related to the GameStop stock,” James said. “We are reviewing this matter.” The stock trading app announced Thursday it would

New York attorney general’s office ‘actively reviewing’ Robinhood activity

New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) in a statement Thursday said her office was “reviewing” trading on the Robinhood app relating to GameStop stock. “We are aware of concerns raised regarding activity on the Robinhood app, including trading related to the GameStop stock,” James said. “We are reviewing this matter.” The stock trading app announced Thursday it would

Impeachment prosecutor says Trump committed ‘the most dangerous crime’ ever by a president

WASHINGTON — The lead prosecutor for President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment began building his case for conviction at trial, asserting on Sunday that Trump’s incitement of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol was “the most dangerous crime” ever committed by a president against the United States. A Senate trial could begin as soon as this

Florida Democrats push for Congress to expel QAnon-promoting Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch signed on Thursday to a move to expel U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress. Greene’s “really disgusting” comments show why she should not be in the House of Representatives, Deutch said. Another South Florida Democrat, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, said “many members of Congress are afraid to be in the

‘Appalling’: Dems Incensed as GOP Appoints Marjorie Taylor Greene—a Sandy Hook Massacre Denier—to Education Committee

“The focus has to be on the Republican leadership of this House of Representatives for the disregard they have for the death of those children,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) shouts at journalists as she goes through security outside the House Chamber at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January

‘Tax the rich’: Progressive lawmakers react to GameStop frenzy with push for more oversight

Jan. 28, 2021, 11:01 PM PKT / Updated Jan. 29, 2021, 5:14 AM PKT By Dareh Gregorian Progressive lawmakers are reacting to the Reddit-led surge in GameStop stock sales — and Wall Street’s response — to push for more oversight on financial institutions. “Gotta admit it’s really something to see Wall Streeters with a long history of treating our economy as