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Democratic Congressman Wants to Force Trump Tax Disclosures

Source: Law News

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Signing my tax return…. pic.twitter.com/XJfXeaORbU

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2015

House Democrats on Monday offered a resolution in an attempt keep the issue of the release of Donald Trump‘s tax returns on the negotiating table in exchange for any tax reform bills in the House of Representatives.

Democratic Rep. Hakeen Jeffries introduced the rather unique resolution, according to The Hill, because “it would direct the House to delay consideration of tax-reform legislation until after lawmakers review Trump’s tax returns and determine how the president could benefit from tax-code changes”

As a member of the House Democratic leadership, Jeffries maintains the ability to tag measures as “privileged.” This entitles him to have his matters brought before the House for action within 48 hours, or two legislative days.

Jeffries’ resolution also seeks for the House Ways and Means Committee to be given the ability to obtain and Trump’s returns and review them in a closed session.

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Read more: http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/democratic-congressman-wants-to-force-trump-tax-disclosures/
Posted by ColemanMaskell | Tue Apr 4, 2017, 12:55 PM (4 replies)

N. Korea, Malaysia ban each other's citizens from leaving

Source: AP

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea said Tuesday it was banning Malaysians from leaving the country as its bitter diplomatic battle with Malaysia escalated dramatically over the poisoning death of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader's estranged half brother.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said the travel ban was tantamount to hostage-taking and said his country would immediately respond in kind by banning North Koreans from leaving Malaysia.

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About 1,000 North Koreans are believed to be working in Malaysia. Before diplomatic ties disintegrated, Malaysia had been one of the few places in the world where North Koreans could travel without a visa. As a result, for years, it's been a quiet destination for Northerners looking for jobs, schools and business deals.

Malaysian Deputy Foreign Minister Reezal Marican told reporters at parliament that there are 11 Malaysians in North Korea: Three working at the Malaysian Embassy, two United Nations workers and six family members.

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Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/n-korea-malaysia-ban-each-others-citizens-leaving
Posted by ColemanMaskell | Tue Mar 7, 2017, 02:22 AM (1 replies)

Trump Ally Proposes Purge Of Leftists From The Executive Branch

Source: TPM

Conservative congressman and Trump ally Rep. Steve King (R-IA) urged the President on Sunday to “purge Leftists” from his administration before they “sink us.”

On his Twitter account, King made the recommendation while posting a story from Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz.

@RealDonaldTrump needs to purge Leftists from executive branch before disloyal, illegal & treasonist acts sink us. https://t.co/o1DYtgA7aL

— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) March 6, 2017

In his article, Horowitz wrote that there had been “a silent coup within the intelligence agencies” against Trump, and he argued for a wholesale firing of political appointees who don’t “share the views of the president.”

“Any open borders official within DOJ and DHS should be gone,” he wrote. “Any pro-government-run health care supporter within HHS has to go. Any official within Treasury who is not on board with the OMB spending cuts and pro-growth tax cuts should go . . .”
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Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/steve-king-purge-leftists
Posted by ColemanMaskell | Tue Mar 7, 2017, 01:59 AM (20 replies)
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