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Abbreviated pundit roundup: The public needs to see Trump's tax returns

The president’s tax returns, promised to be released during his campaign and under seemingly perpetual audit, are a vital piece of information that the American public needs to have, especially before
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Another day on the road means another all-new, pre-recorded show, designed to fill in some blanks at the end of another crazy week. We double back on that complicated Rule 6(e) question, not just to

Open thread for night owls: Climate action again? Yes. This isn't a flash-in-the-pan uprising

Diane Stuart at Common Dreams writes—Will You Rise Up for Climate Justice Next Week? Don’t Let Fatalism and Cynicism Hold You Back:April 15 will initiate an international week of rebellion led by the

SpaceX Falcon Heavy's first commercial launch was picture perfect

The large communications satellite currently under the payload shell of SpaceX’s second Falcon Heavy spacecraft may seem like … another large communications satellite. Because it is. But this

MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff says Nielsen will 'always be the face' of family separation policy

MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff said this week that the idea that former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “should get some credit” for allegedly pushing back on Donald Trump and White

How much does Virginia's new, un-gerrymandered state House map help Democrats? A whole bunch

This fall, Virginia’s entire 100-member House of Delegates is up for election, and Democrats have a good chance to turn their 51-49 deficit into their first majority in 20 years. Importantly, this

New polling shows that even Fox News viewers support universal background checks for guns

The majority of Americans want stricter gun laws. That’s a simple fact. Second Amendment advocates like the NRA like to argue that there are existing laws and that criminals don’t follow laws anyhoo,

Schumer inches forward, won't commit to keeping filibuster if Democrats take the Senate majority

Campaign ActionWith the problem of the Senate filibuster front and center in Democratic primary debates, Democratic leader Sen. Chuck Schumer can't avoid the issue until after the 2020 election. It's

House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler has been getting in Donald Trump's way since the 1980s

When Donald Trump reportedly ranted about “Fat Jerry” Nadler during a private meeting with Republican members of Congress last month, it was quite the throwback—Rep. Jerry Nadler is now arguably

Julian Assange is no hero, but the case against him appears weak

On Thursday morning, the Ecuadorian government revoked their offer of asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He was then arrested by the London police, and held on a combination of a minor charge

After arrest in black church arson case, officials mention ‘black metal’ music instead of racism

On Wednesday night, 21-year-old Holden Matthews was arrested and charged with three counts of arson of a religious building. The arrest was the culmination of an investigation by federal, state, and

This Week in Statehouse Action: Spring Cleaning edition

Ah, spring. The time of year when cleaning is somehow a seasonal obligation.But truly, there’s nothing wrong with having a little extra motivation to tidy one’s environs, jettison old crap you don’t

Congressional Republicans think linking climate crisis to national security is a big joke

Officials at the White House, the most prestigious refuge for the nation’s stubborn cohort of climate crisis deniers, are finding that some federal departments and agencies aren’t interested in or

Vast majority of Americans really want to see Mueller's full report, but most fear a DOJ cover up

New polling released Thursday by Civiqs showed 70 percent of Americans think Robert Mueller's full report should be released to the public, but 53 percent think Donald Trump's Justice Department is

Trump admin's obsession with immigrants stops when it comes to probing his own hiring practices

Donald Trump’s unshackled Immigration and Customs Enforcement has made a public show of its unchecked power, conducting massive workplace raids that have left a trail of wrongful arrest lawsuits and

Twice as many companies to pay zero taxes for 2018 due to Trump's tax gift to the rich and powerful

You may owe taxes on your salary over the last year, but many Fortune 500 companies won't pay squat on billions in profits, according to an analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic

Herman Cain is full of wisdom—and insults for the senators who will be handling his confirmation

Ex-presidential candidate and accused sexual assaulter Herman Cain, now nominated by Trump for a spot on the board of the Federal Reserve in an apparent admission that Team Trump has now reached the

The 2020 madness begins with Trump retweeting fake polling results from Fox

In what could be a disturbing forecast of the 2020 campaign season, Donald Trump on Thursday morning tweeted out to his 60 million followers fake polling results that suggested his approval rating is

The rule of law in America is under attack by its chief law enforcement officer William Barr

When Attorney General William Barr baselessly accused the FBI of "spying" on Donald Trump's campaign Wednesday during congressional testimony, he declared war on the rule of law in America. In an

Midday open thread: Man arrested for arson at three black churches; upgraded NOLA levees sinking

Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is Who acknowledges that climate change is a reality? And who doesn't?• Suspect arrested in burning of three black churches:Each church catered to an African American