FBI Raid On Oleg Deripaska Is Bad For Russia Collusion Hoaxers, Not Trump

When news broke earlier this week that the FBI had raided two homes connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, the corporate media and some of the main figures in the Russia-collusion hoax spun the story as related to Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, the propaganda-pushing press left unreported Derispaska’s connections to Christopher Steele, Bruce Ohr, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., as well as evidence suggesting Steele engaged in potentially criminal lobbying on behalf of Deripaska in violation of the Foreign Agent Registration Act, or FARA.

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Report finds a Virginia GOP candidate funds ‘Jan. 6 apologists’ — while posing as a ‘reasonable Republican’

Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin has tried to pull off a balancing act in Virginia’s 2021 gubernatorial election, portraying himself as a moderate conservative while not doing anything to offend MAGA extremists. But journalist David Corn, this week in Mother Jones, emphasizes that Youngkin is much more Trumpian than he is letting on, noting that the gubernatorial candidate has funded a political action committee that defends the January 6 rioters.
Virginia, once a red state, has evolved into a swing state that has a Democratic governor (Ralph Northam) and two Democratic U.S.

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Will Congress Tax the Rich to Finance Build Back Better?

The jockeying over how much money the budget resolution will eventually spend and invest for President Biden’s Build Back Better program has gotten most of the attention. It’s obvious that the final number will be well below Biden’s proposed $3.5 trillion.
But equally important is the tax side of the equation, both to pay for the needed public investments and to make the wealthy pay a fairer share, as a needed policy in its own right.

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Will Congress Tax the Rich to Finance Build Back Better?

The jockeying over how much money the budget resolution will eventually spend and invest for President Biden’s Build Back Better program has gotten most of the attention. It’s obvious that the final number will be well below Biden’s proposed $3.5 trillion.
But equally important is the tax side of the equation, both to pay for the needed public investments and to make the wealthy pay a fairer share, as a needed policy in its own right.

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Terry McAuliffe Enters the Taylor Swift Phase of Desperation in Virginia Governor’s Race

The Virginia governor’s race is tighter than expected in a state Joe Biden won by 10 percentage points, and where former governor Terry McAuliffe was favored to return to the statehouse for a second term. Recent polls show the race within the margin of error.

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With Dems’ Advantage in Virginia Slipping Away, Terry McAuliffe Turns to Taylor Swift

The Virginia governor’s race is tighter than expected in a state Joe Biden won by 10 percentage points, and where former governor Terry McAuliffe was favored to return to the statehouse for a second term. Recent polls show the race within the margin of error.

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Terry McAuliffe Enters the Taylor Swift Phase of Desperation in Virginia Governor’s Race

The Virginia governor’s race is tighter than expected in a state Joe Biden won by 10 percentage points, and where former governor Terry McAuliffe was favored to return to the statehouse for a second term. Recent polls show the race within the margin of error.

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A Debate on Global Taxation

A September 2 article from University of Michigan law professor Reuven Avi-Yonah criticized the Senate Finance Committee’s plan to raise taxes on multinational corporations. This is a major part of the Democrats’ Build Back Better agenda, particularly with other tax measures being cut back. That heightens the importance of international tax reform, both as a revenue-raiser and a way to force large corporations to pay their fair share. It also intersects with the international agreement announced Friday on a 15 percent global minimum corporate tax.

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Will Democrats Doom Their Own President?

Jim Newell, Slate’s senior politics writer, is focused on this coming Monday, Sept. 27. Because that is the day when many of President Joe Biden’s legislative priorities will dramatically collide in Congress. There are two big bills the Democrats are trying to pass right now. One is a $550 billion infrastructure package negotiated with Republicans in the Senate. The other is a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, which doesn’t require Republican cooperation at all. Progressives want to pass the big bill first to make sure it becomes law.

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Will Democrats Doom Their Own President?

Jim Newell, Slate’s senior politics writer, is focused on this coming Monday, Sept. 27. Because that is the day when many of President Joe Biden’s legislative priorities will dramatically collide in Congress. There are two big bills the Democrats are trying to pass right now. One is a $550 billion infrastructure package negotiated with Republicans in the Senate. The other is a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, which doesn’t require Republican cooperation at all. Progressives want to pass the big bill first to make sure it becomes law.

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