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Trump’s doctor Ronny Jackson is the subject of ‘improper conduct’ claims — and it may derail his VA nomination

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The president’s nominee to lead the department of Veterans Affairs is reportedly the subject of “improper conduct” allegations that may derail his confirmation.

CNN reported Monday evening that although the specific accusations against Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson — who currently serves as the president’s personal physician — are not yet known to the public, they’ve been the subject of bipartisan concern among members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Soon after CNN’s initial report, the Washington Post broke news that the VA committee is postponing Jackson’s confirmation hearing, which was scheduled for this Wednesday.

“I can tell you we’re vetting out Jackson,” Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), the committee’s ranking Democrat, told the Post. “I can’t get into specifics, but we’re doing our job to make sure he’s fit for the job.”


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George Zimmerman announces lawsuit against Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for $265 million

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The man who killed Trayvon Martin was never held accountable for his crime, but he's spent the years since his acquittal blaming other people for persistent problems in his life. The latest news on George Zimmerman is that he's suing presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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America’s millionaires just stopped paying into Social Security for the rest of 2020

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On Wednesday, not even two full months into 2020, millionaires will stop paying into Social Security for the year due to the program's payroll tax cap.

The cap limits annual wages subject to the Social Security payroll tax to the first $137,700. Sarah Rawlins, program associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), wrote Tuesday that the cap means "someone who makes $1,000,000 per year stops paying into the program on February 19, 2020."

"That makes a millionaire's effective tax rate well below the 6.2% of income that most Americans pay," Rawlins noted. "Instead, it is less than 1% of a millionaire's income. The Social Security tax is only levied on wages, excluding income from other sources like capital gains, meaning those with wages over the cap likely have an effective tax rate even lower than this estimate."

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DOJ puts out bizarre late-night statement: AG Bill Barr ‘has no plans to resign’

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The Department of Justice put out a statement Tuesday evening denying that Attorney General Bill Barr would be resigning from office.

Kerri Kupec, the director of communications and public affairs at DOJ, issued the statement at 10:28 p.m. in Washington, DC.

"Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign," Kupec announced.

The denial came after a Washington Post report that Barr was considering quitting if Trump continues to tweet about active investigations.

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