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Republican lawmaker wants to carve up Nebraska so corporations can run their own tiny tax-free ‘states’

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A Republican state legislator in Nebraska has proposed an amendment to the state’s constitution that would allow for a 36-square mile plot of land where corporations can have their own tax-free “states.”

As Boing Boing reported, State Senator Paul Schumacher proposed the land would likely be in rural parts of the state, would give companies up to 99 years of “sovereignty,” and would allow them to have “no city or state taxes and no local or state regulations.”

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“We’re talking about Nebraska’s future,” Schumacher told the Lincoln Journal Star. He even admitted the amendment would allow corporations to “have [their] own state,” and “economic opportunity” that has never been done before.

“If I were a major business,” the legislator said. “I would not want Omaha or Lincoln or Des Moines (Iowa) telling me what to do.”


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Fox News legal analyst makes stunning prediction: Trump will testify under oath in impeachment trial

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Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano predicted that President Donald Trump would testify during his impeachment trial.

Napolitano told "America's Newsroom" anchor Bill Hemmer on Thursday that he believed the president would testify on his own behalf once the House votes to impeach him and the Senate holds a trial, reported The Hill.

“If you go to a Senate trial, who testifies on behalf of the president?” Hemmer asked.

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Specifically, the editorial accuses Nunes of forsaking his oath of office as a congressman to serve as Trump's most loyal toady on the House Intelligence Committee.

"As has been true for nearly all of Trump’s first term, Nunes has relinquished his proper role as an independent representative of Congress and has instead acted like a member of the Trump 2020 re-election team," the editorial states.

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