MSNBC’s Dan Abrams talked with Huffington Post editor Roy Sekoff, Republican strategist Andrea Tantaros and Democratic analyst Tanya Acker about a flip-flop by the McCain campaign on a pledge not to raise taxes.
Speaking to George Stephanopoulos about the possibility of raising payroll taxes, John McCain said, “There is nothing that’s off the table.” On Tuesday, McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds told Fox host Megyn Kelly that tax increases were “absolutely out of the question.”
Confused by the McCain spokesman’s apparent disagreement with the candidate, Dan Abrams asked, “Did i miss something there or did john mccain just say, ‘It is on the table’ and then his campaign spokesperson almost mocked it as if, ‘Oh, don’t listen to that guy. Come on. He doesn’t represent the campaign?'”
This video is from MSNBC’s Verdict, broadcast July 29, 2008.
Here are 4 ways unrestrained crony capitalism is making Americans’ lives miserable
Although Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, both running for president in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, have similar economic views, they part company when it comes to the use of the words “socialism” and “capitalism.” Sanders describes himself as a “democratic socialist,” while Warren has declared, “I’m a capitalist to my bones.” But truth be told, Sanders and Warren are both disciples of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society — and both of them are campaigning on the fact that unrestrained crony capitalism has been a source of misery for the American working class.
Rep. Ted Lieu asks special counsel to bring the hammer down on Jared Kushner for Hatch Act violations
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) have asked the Office of Special Counsel to open an investigation into Jared Kushner for alleged violations of the Hatch Act.
According to the congressmen, Kushner violated the law by "engaging in prohibited campaign fundraising activities."
Reports have suggested that Kushner has used his official role in the White House to aid President Donald Trump's reelection effort.
NEW: @RepDonBeyer & @RepTedLieu ask Office of Special Counsel to investigate whether WH senior advisor Jared Kushner has violated Hatch Act by “engaging in prohibited campaign fundraising activities,” citing news reports Kushner used his official office to aid Trump's campaign.
Heiress and designer, Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95
American heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, a designer and artist who became one of the most chronicled socialites of her era, died Monday, her son announced. She was 95 years old.
The great-great granddaughter of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, she was thrust into the spotlight as the "poor little rich girl" at the center of a sensational custody battle in the 1930s, before finding fame in her own right for her line of designer blue jeans and it-girl fashion.
"Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms," her son, the popular CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, said in a tribute read on air.