Thursday, 21 Feb 2019
Category: Politics

Why politicians rarely resign

It’s hard to make an elected official quit. The politics of Virginia have been turned upside down by the revelations of past racist behavior by Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring, and by the accusations of sexual assault against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. These stories have been met by a flood of demands […]

Trump has lined up his pick for deputy attorney general

The president has selected Jeffrey Rosen to take over for Rod Rosenstein as the No. 2 official at the DOJ. President Donald Trump has lined up his next pick for deputy attorney general: Jeffrey A. Rosen. The White House announced Tuesday that Rosen, who’s currently serving as the deputy transportation secretary, is Trump’s choice to […]

Amazon’s $0 corporate income tax bill last year, explained

The mystery of stock-based compensation. Amazon’s founder is America’s richest person, but the company paid no corporate income tax last year. How can that be? For starters, Jeff Bezos is rich because of the value of Amazon stock, but for years, Wall Street loved the company even though it was a curiously unprofitable retail and […]

Marco Rubio’s plan to fix the GOP tax cuts starts with stock buybacks

Republicans said the tax cuts would lead to a big boost in business investment. It hasn’t, and Rubio wants to fix that. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is taking on an issue that you typically hear Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and progressive Democrats talking about: stock buybacks. The Florida senator is looking at one of the […]

CNN hires GOP operative with no journalism experience to coordinate its 2020 coverage

Sarah Isgur once referred to her new employer as the “Clinton News Network.” CNN announced on Tuesday it has hired longtime Republican operative Sarah Isgur as political editor, charged with shaping its 2020 campaign coverage. According to a CNN spokesperson, Isgur, who most recently worked as the Department of Justice’s main spokesperson under then-Attorney General […]

Amy Klobuchar’s 2020 presidential campaign

The Minnesota Democrat has a reputation for pragmatism. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat with a reputation for pragmatism, is running for president in 2020. She officially announced her bid for the Democratic Party nomination Sunday, February 10, and there are reasons to consider her a serious contender. In her 12 years as a senator, […]

Cory Booker’s 2020 presidential campaign

The senator from New Jersey is running for president in 2020. Cory Booker, the outspoken former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, has served as a Democratic senator from New Jersey since 2013. Booker joined the crowded 2020 presidential election field with an announcement video sent to supporters on February 1, 2019, the start of Black […]