Don’t let Trump’s ‘privilege’ claim thwart the Jan. 6 investigation

The power of executive privilege is not mentioned in the Constitution. Although the first president sometimes withheld information from Congress, a “privilege” to do so was first named and forthrightly asserted (by another general turned president) in mid-20th century. And although the Supreme Court has acknowledged its existence, its nature and scope have not yet been satisfactorily articulated by the few judicial examinations of particular presidents’ denials of information to Congress.

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I Must Be ‘Really Stupid’ Because Rudy Is F*cked

There are many mysteries in American life, but few more puzzling than Rudy Giuliani.
“America’s mayor” has been under federal investigation since roughly the Pliocene, though in August he did promise us that “I committed no crime,” and then the polymath added: “If you think I did commit a crime, you’re probably really stupid because you don’t know who I am.”
Case closed!
I mean, just because Rudy’s pals are on trial doesn’t mean he’s in any trouble. You’d have to be “really stupid” to think such a thing.

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Are lobbyists trying to gut Biden’s budget? No one knows – and that’s the problem | David Litt

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Are lobbyists trying to gut Biden’s budget? No one knows – and that’s the problem

David Litt

Our campaign finance system makes it nearly impossible to track money in politics or hold our representatives accountable

‘Joe Manchin, who raised more than $400,000 from the oil and gas industry while the bill was being negotiated, is poised to gut Biden’s clean-energy plan.

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Why Corporations Love DC’s Daily “Tip Sheets” Emails

Democrats in Washington have been negotiating the terms of President Joe Biden’s economic, health care, and climate bill for seven months, and most Americans have no idea what’s in it — or which popular provisions conservative Democrats are helping their corporate donors try to kill.

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Canceling Thomas Jefferson

Statue of President Thomas Jefferson in the council chambers of New York City Hall, October 19, 2021. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
After more than a century, the New York City Council is removing a statue of Thomas Jefferson from its chamber. The decision, which was made by the New York City Public Design Commission, was unanimous.
It was wrong, too.
Justifying the move, Councilperson Adrienne Adams proposed that Jefferson had to go because he “embodied some of the most shameful parts of our country’s long and nuanced history.

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Stop the Pelosi Press

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) holds her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)
What was once merely bias in reporting has evolved into full-blown partisan crusading. NR is fighting back.
Frustrated by the inability of Democrats to cram through President Joe Biden’s unprecedented $3.5 trillion welfare-state expansion, House speaker Nancy Pelosi recently lectured the political media on the poor job they’ve done selling the bill.

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Inflation Is Here: What’s Next?

Shoppers at Macy’s flagship store in New York City, May 20, 2021. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)
It won’t be long before interest rates take their cue and jolt their way higher.
If you invest money in an economy in which the prices of goods are rising, you need to achieve returns on your money that, at the very least, keep up with the costs of those goods. Money is simply a store of value. If the value of money drops, you need to earn enough on your investment to offset that decline in value.

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Inflation Is Here: What’s Next?

Shoppers at Macy’s flagship store in New York City, May 20, 2021. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)
It won’t be long before interest rates take their cue and jolt their way higher.
If you invest money in an economy in which the prices of goods are rising, you need to achieve returns on your money that, at the very least, keep up with the costs of those goods. Money is simply a store of value. If the value of money drops, you need to earn enough on your investment to offset that decline in value.

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If the U.S. Treasury ten-year note earns you 1.

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‘Stay tough’: Centrist Manchin receives encouragement from Trump-supporting billionaire

Billionaire investor and Trump supporter Nelson Peltz recently shed light on his weekly discussions with centrist-leaning Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and the advice he’s given him on his conflicting position as a Democratic lawmaker.
During an appearance on CNBC’s “Halftime Report,” Peltz, the founder of Trian Partners, lauded the Democratic lawmaker for “keeping our elected officials somewhere in the middle.

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‘Stay tough’: Centrist Manchin receives encouragement from Trump-supporting billionaire

Billionaire investor and Trump supporter Nelson Peltz recently shed light on his weekly discussions with centrist-leaning Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and the advice he’s given him on his conflicting position as a Democratic lawmaker.
During an appearance on CNBC’s “Halftime Report,” Peltz, the founder of Trian Partners, lauded the Democratic lawmaker for “keeping our elected officials somewhere in the middle.

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