The opening of the Republican National Convention may have been postponed because of Tropical Storm Isaac, but the Tea Party faithful are soldiering on in the teeth of the storm.
The Tea Party Unity Rally 2012 is due to be held as scheduled at The River at Tampa Bay Church between 7:00 and 9:00 PM on Sunday. The event is sponsored by a number of different tea party groups and will feature Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, right-wing radio personality Neal Boortz, and others.
This livestream is from TheTeaParty.net. (Free registration required.)
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Trump tax cut gave $32 billion to big banks — and then he asked if bankers will say ‘thank you’
A new Bloomberg News report revealed that large American banks scored $32 billion thanks to the tax cut that President Donald Trump and Republicans passed in 2017.
"Our focus is on helping the folks who work in the mailrooms and the machine shops of America," Trump said in a rally that fall. "The plumbers, the carpenters, the cops, the teachers, the truck drivers, the pipe-fitters, the people that like me best."
In fact, 60 percent of the tax cuts went to the top 20 percent of wage earners. The bottom 90 percent of workers make an average of $36,182 annually. The top 10 percent, by contrast, make over $118,400 each year.
What’s really going on with the US and Iran?
On Jan. 2 a US drone fired a missile on a car caravan leaving the Baghdad airport, killing Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani and leaders of Iraqi militia groups. The Trump administration claims the attack eliminated terrorists planning attacks on US forces. But many Iraqis and Iranians consider it an act of war. Who is Suleimani and what impact will his assassination have on the region? 48 Hills talked with Reese Erlich, author of our Foreign Correspondent column, who has reported from Iran and Iraq for 20 years.
48 Hills: Who was Qassem Suleimani and why is his assassination significant?
‘This is Alice in Wonderland upside down’: Legal expert explains how Trump’s defense breaches Constitutional Law 101
The White House continues to stonewall Congress, refusing to comply with subpoenas. On Tuesday, the president's legal counsel wrote a letter to Democratic lawmakers claiming that the president's due process was being violated and that the effort was designed to overturn the results of the 2016 election.
“Your unprecedented actions have left the president with no choice,” said the letter, signed by Pat A. Cipollone, the White House counsel. “In order to fulfill his duties to the American people, the Constitution, the executive branch and all future occupants of the office of the presidency, President Trump and his administration cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances.”