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3 blue states file suit against Treasury, IRS over state and local taxes workaround

3 blue states file suit against Treasury, IRS over state and local taxes workaround

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut aren’t backing off from a legal fight with the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service. The three blue states filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s decision to block a workaround that would have helped high-tax areas to bypass…MORE

Here are the 2020 Democratic candidates who qualify for CNN’s debate

Here are the 2020 Democratic candidates who qualify for CNN’s debate

The field is set for CNN’s Democratic primary debates later this month. The Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday that the candidates who have made the debate stage are: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Housing and…MORE

Former Texas judge leaves Republican Party: Trump’s ‘ideology is racism’

Former Texas judge leaves Republican Party: Trump’s ‘ideology is racism’

A former Texas judge and longtime Republican announced this week she has left the Republican Party, denouncing President Donald Trump’s “ideology” of “racism” on the heels of Trump’s racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color. “President Trump is the worst president in the history of this country,” Elsa Alcala wrote in a Monday Facebook…MORE

Trump critic Justin Amash welcomes potential Sanford presidential run

Trump critic Justin Amash welcomes potential Sanford presidential run

South Carolina Republican Mark Sanford already has one supporter in Congress for his potential long-shot bid to challenge President Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary: newly independent Michigan Rep. Justin Amash. Amash, who left the Republican Party in early July and has repeatedly declined to rule out a presidential bid of his own, told…MORE

DNC warns 2020 campaigns not to use FaceApp ‘developed by Russians’

DNC warns 2020 campaigns not to use FaceApp ‘developed by Russians’

The Democratic National Committee sent a security alert to 2020 presidential campaigns Wednesday afternoon warning them not to use the popular smartphone application FaceApp, CNN has learned. “This app allows users to perform different transformations on photos of people, such as aging the person in the picture. Unfortunately, this novelty is not without risk: FaceApp…MORE

Trump sees political win in racist jabs that also surprised aides

Trump sees political win in racist jabs that also surprised aides

President Donald Trump’s initial racist jab at a foursome of Democratic congresswomen came as a surprise — and not a pleasant one — to many of his aides, who began texting about how to defend their boss’ tweets minutes after he fired them off. Three days later, the shock has faded and the tweet is…MORE

John Lewis on Trump in emotional speech: ‘I know racism when I feel it’

John Lewis on Trump in emotional speech: ‘I know racism when I feel it’

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis delivered an emotional speech condemning President Donald Trump’s racist tweets on Tuesday, slamming the President for using racist language against four Democratic congresswomen of color. “I know racism when I see it. I know racism when I feel it. And at the highest level of government, there’s no room…MORE

USDA: More than half of eligible workers refuse assignment to Kansas City

USDA: More than half of eligible workers refuse assignment to Kansas City

More than half of the employees from two research agencies at the Department of Agriculture slated to relocate from the Washington area have refused reassignment to Kansas City, the department said Wednesday. Such losses among the research employees affected by the reassignment could result in a drain of institutional knowledge and talent at two agencies…MORE