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Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People



#TaxScamBill



Michael Flynn Dancing Queen.





Thank you / Sly & the Family Stone LIVE ! on soul train


#TaxScamBill

https://twitter.com/SenJeffMerkley/status/936846106129924096

https://twitter.com/ResistanceParty/status/936852542054477824

https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/936838760804712448

Prince - Purple House (rare version of Jimi Hendrix's Red House


(the audio is what's important)

U.S. Senate live C-Span 2 feed

https://www.c-span.org/video/?438001-101/us-senate-headed-final-vote-gop-tax-reform&live

Dems are there now, working hard like they have been all day.

https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/936808683068997633

https://twitter.com/Postracialmama/status/936830883029381120

https://twitter.com/TeaPainUSA/status/936807751677747201

Theory: When 45 said what sounds like "this rusher story", during the Holt interview in which he

admitted obstructing justice, that pronunciation was the initial split-second product of his intent to deceive, feigning ignorance.
In other words, "I'm so distant from and know so little about Russia, that I'm not even familiar with how to pronounce it. Rusher? What? Russia?"

That reflex pronunciation of his has bothered me for while.

Hidden in GOP tax bill: A plan to turn churches into dark-money spigots

"The tax bill threatens the integrity of our elections and all of our tax-exempt organizations," Maggie Garrett, the legislative director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said in an emailed statement. "No one wants to turn our charitable nonprofits, houses of worship and foundations into political campaign tools."

This provision, Adam Bozzi of End Citizens United explained to Salon, would create "a gaping loophole in our campaign finance system." Bozzi explained it could "allow a big political donor who wants to make a contribution through the back door to give to a church, which could then endorse a candidate and engage in electioneering."

To make it even worse, the tax-exempt status of churches and charities means that any millionaire or billionaire who funneled political spending through such a group could then turn around and claim that donation as a tax writeoff. Money given to a pastor in order to buy his endorsement wouldn't look any different on paper than money given to a church for its charitable work or other legitimate purposes. Republicans are creating a loophole that will allow rich people to shelter political donations from taxes while influencing election campaigns in total secrecy.

The proposed House bill supposedly limits charity or church workers to political endorsements "in the ordinary course of the organizationís regular and customary activities in carrying out its exempt purpose." But that language is both fatally vague and functionally useless. The entire point of the Johnson Amendment is to keep political endorsements out of the usual course of an organization's activities. This bill wouldn't merely let pastors preach from the pulpits in support of a favored candidate; it would also permit Planned Parenthood to recommend candidates to patients who come in for medical care, or permit the Salvation Army to endorse candidates when providing its services to poor people.

https://www.salon.com/2017/11/23/hidden-in-gop-tax-bill-a-plan-to-turn-churches-into-dark-money-spigots/



More on topic:

https://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/tax-bill-church-politics-johnson-amendment

http://wgxa.tv/news/local/house-gop-tax-bill-could-open-door-to-politics-in-churches-nonprofits

https://www.usnews.com/news/economy/articles/2017-11-30/these-clauses-in-the-gop-tax-bill-may-surprise-you

"If you're that honest, maybe you should join the Democratic Party." CoreyStewart (R VA loser)

speaking to David Jolly (R FL) on CNN.

https://twitter.com/SkeetoMo/status/928354379886886912

'I want to quit': Fox News employees say their network's Russia coverage was 'an embarrassment'

Some employees at Fox News were left embarrassed and humiliated by their network's coverage of the latest revelations in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling, according to conversations CNN had with several individuals placed throughout the network.

"I'm watching now and screaming," one Fox News personality said in a text message to CNN as the person watched their network's coverage. "I want to quit."

"It is another blow to journalists at Fox who come in every day wanting to cover the news in a fair and objective way," one senior Fox News employee told CNN of their outlet's coverage, adding that there were "many eye rolls" in the newsroom over how the news was covered.

The person said, "Fox feels like an extension of the Trump White House."


The rest: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/31/media/fox-news-employees-russia-mueller-coverage/index.html?sr=twCNN103117fox-news-employees-russia-mueller-coverage0135PMStory
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