Adam Sullivan At Liberty Democrats are misrepresenting tax refund data for political gain Trump challenger is part of great American party-switching tradition Prescription restrictions will not solve Iowa’s opioid problems I detest left-lane drivers — but are fines the best solution? Can Democrats disagree about school choice? All articles by Adam Some Americans are fretting over their federal tax refunds, or lack thereof. The average refund amount so far this year is down somewhat compared to the same point in last year’s filing season, according to Internal Revenue Service figures. That’s evidence of a real problem, but not a problem you might expect. Some journalists and politicians have twisted the data to suggest refunds are down because the tax reform package signed by President Donald Trump at the end of 2017 hiked taxes on a … [Read more...] about Democrats are misrepresenting tax refund data for political gain
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Aamer Madhani USA TODAY Published 9:44 PM EST Jan 23, 2019 CHICAGO – Over the last four decades, federal prosecutors have racked up more than 1,700 corruption convictions of elected officials, government employees and contractors, a whopping toll of graft and malfeasance that’s left longtime Chicagoans accustomed to the sight of public servants taking perp walks on the evening news. Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and disgraced public schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett are among the many who in recent years have done or are still doing time in the federal penitentiary for using their office to enrich themselves. More than 30 Chicago aldermen – members of the City Council – have been convicted of political corruption since 1973. Another, Willie Cochran, heads to trial in June to answer charges of wire fraud, bribery, and extortion. Federal … [Read more...] about Chicago: Political corruption charges shadow mayor’s race
U.S. 2018 Midterms Junk news -- emotive, partisan and factually shaky stories that come from both malicious sources, like professional Russian trolls, and dubious news organizations hungry for web traffic -- has worsened since 2016, despite efforts to curtail it. In a press release on Thursday, the Oxford Internet Institute said the proportion of junk news in circulation on social media sites since the presidential election grew by five percent. About 25 percent of content related to the midterm election that’s shared on Twitter and Facebook can be classified as junk. Only 19 percent of shared content came from professional news outlets and as little as 5 percent of shared content was from government agencies, experts or candidates. The Oxford Internet Institute said this is the first time junk news was shared more than content from mainstream professional news outlets. “We’re a little surprised by this finding. Facebook and Twitter have put some effort … [Read more...] about 2018 Midterms: ‘Junk News’ Still Spreading on Facebook, Twitter, Despite Efforts
Anthony Brian Logan, political news commentator and YouTuber, will be among hundreds of black conservatives visiting the White House during the Young Black Leadership Summit Oct. 25-28, in Washington D.C. Mr. Logan currently resides in Chattanooga. The conference is sponsored by Turning Point USA and invites young black conservatives between the ages of 15 and 35 to hear from some of the nation’s most prominent conservative leaders and activists. Attendees will receive first-class professional development, leadership training and networking opportunities. The event includes a visit to the White House. Featured guest speakers include Dr. Ben Carson, radio commentator Larry Elder, actress Stacy Dash, and Turning Point USA’s communications director Candace Owens. Also attending will be a host of social influencers, like Logan, whose goal is to foster a sense of community among black Americans with conservative views. “We seek to empower people and give them the tools … [Read more...] about Chattanooga Resident Anthony Logan To Attend Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit In Washington, D.C.
Josh Hafner USA TODAY Published 8:26 PM EDT Sep 26, 2018 Calling the empowerment of women alleging abuse "very dangerous" for the country, President Donald Trump weighed in Wednesday on the mounting accusations against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Anyone could fall in this current political environment, Trump said — even George Washington. “Didn’t he have a couple of things in his past?” Trump asked. The comment came during an hour-long press conference in which Trump looked ahead to Thursday's hearing featuring Kavanaugh and one of his three accusers. While "nobody’s going to be able to prove" the claims against Kavanaugh, Trump said, anything could happen. “It’s possible I’ll hear that and I’ll say, ‘Hey, I’ll change my mind,’” Trump said. “I can’t tell you. I have to watch tomorrow.” This is OnPolitics Today. Kavanaugh's third accuser comes forward … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh hearing, Trump and more of today’s top political news