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So-called ‘Billionaire’ Trump’s Company is Pleading Poverty to Get Tax Breaks

April 13, 2018

Trump’s Company Is Suing Towns Across the Country to Get Breaks on Taxes — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast Find “Trump, Inc.” wherever you get your podcasts. President Donald Trump is famous for bragging about his net worth. Publicly, he claims he’s…

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He Was Betrayed by ICE, And Now He’s Marked for Death — But Wants His Story Told

April 11, 2018

The Challenges of reporting on a Teenager Marked for Death by Hannah Dreier ProPublica How do you write about a teenager who wants his story told, when there is no safe way to tell it? That was the dilemma we…

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Exposed: the Dubious Trump Appointee Secretly Behind Push to Add Controversial Census Question

March 12, 2018

This story is co-published with ProPublica, our Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative news partner. By Justin Elliott, Propublica. In December, the Department of Justice requested that the Census Bureau add a question to the 2020 survey that would ask respondents to reveal whether or…

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Trump Just Proved He’s Terrified About the State of the Union

January 29, 2018

Donald Trump, our former reality TV show star President, has long been ratings obsessed. And just like a typical wanna-be dictator, he’s not big on media. Unless they’re singing his praises. Remember that Donald Trump is a man who used…

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‘Idiocracy’ Now: Trump’s Latest Shameless Move is Right Out of Prophetic Film

January 29, 2018

Terry Crews, who played President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho in the film Idiocracy, recently gave an interview in which he described how terrifyingly prescient the film had turned out to be. Why? Because Donald Trump is the President.…

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Experts, Mar-a-Lago visitors skeptical of White House claims about records

October 17, 2017

Last month, the Trump administration said it could not comply with a court order to disclose the names of people who met with the president at Mar-a-Lago in part because they do “not maintain any system for keeping track” of…

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A New Generation of Hate Rises In America – And Trump is a Symptom of the Disease

August 14, 2017

by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Karim Hajj, special to ProPublica, The white supremacist forces arrayed in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend — the largest gathering of its sort in at least a generation — represented a new incarnation of the…

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Trump’s Deregulation Teams Shrouded in Suspicion and Secrets

August 10, 2017

by Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, and Danielle Ivory, The New York Times. This article was co-published with the New York Times. When President Trump ordered federal agencies to form teams to dismantle government regulations, the Transportation Department turned to people with…

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Spy Bosses Struggle to Work with ‘Insulting’ President, ‘Stand By’ Russia Scandal Findings

July 29, 2017

by Mattathias Schwartz, Last week, Dan Coats, the former senator from Indiana and current head of the U.S. intelligence community, was interviewed by NBC’s Lester Holt in front of a live audience at the Aspen Security Forum, a gathering where…

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