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FEMA Chief Nearly Got Fired as Hurricane Brewed

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With Hurricane Florence rolling in, FEMA Administrator Brock Long was close to getting fired-and still could be, the Wall Street Journal reports. Investigators working for the Department of Homeland Security inspector general have already warned the White House about Long taking a caravan of federal workers on his trips...
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Decade on from Wall Street crash, working stiffs are still getting screwed by the plutocrat's casino

Decade on from Wall Street crash, working stiffs are still getting screwed by the plutocrat's casino

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Ten years after Lehman Brothers collapsed and the absurd lies of the multi-trillion-dollar “derivatives” market in which it played began to corrode the entire global economy, the most famous name of the financial crisis is still a happy phrase for some people.
It's still making them billions of dollars.
The vulture firms that zipped in to buy Lehman debts at rock-bottom prices after the investing house garroted itself in a massive, complex web of wagers on the deregulated housing finance marketplace are now seeing massive returns on their investments. Some $124 billion has gone to Lehman's...
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Here are the 4 Republicans who voted in the House to condemn Trump's 'racist...

Here are the 4 Republicans who voted in the House to condemn Trump's 'racist comments'

The US House of Representatives voted Tuesday afternoon on a resolution to condemn US President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four Democratic congresswomen. Four... Read more ...

Facebook's cryptocurrency plans hit a bipartisan wall of suspicion from US...

Facebook's cryptocurrency plans hit a bipartisan wall of suspicion from US lawmakers: Why should anyone trust Facebook?

Facebook's cryptocurrency chief David Marcus testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday. Skeptical senators wanted to know why they should trust Facebook to build a digital... Read more ...

After just eight months, the head of Planned Parenthood is out

After just eight months, the head of Planned Parenthood is out

Planned Parenthood has removed Leana Wen as president of the organization, after only eight months on the job. Her removal comes amid polarizing abortion debates playing out... Read more ...

Thousands of Wake residents will see their health coverage change this fall...

Thousands of Wake residents will see their health coverage change this fall in money-saving move

As lawmakers and Gov. Roy Cooper continue to fight over expanding Medicaid in North Carolina, hundreds of thousands of people already in the taxpayer-funded health insurance... Read more ...

'I abandon the chair': A congressman presiding over the House got sick of...

'I abandon the chair': A congressman presiding over the House got sick of partisan fighting and literally dropped the gavel and left

A Democratic member of Congress presiding over the House of Representatives became so frustrated with partisan squabbling on Tuesday he tossed the gavel and abandoned his... Read more ...

Kellyanne Conway asked a reporter 'what's your ethnicity' in response to a...

Kellyanne Conway asked a reporter 'what's your ethnicity' in response to a question on Trump's racist tweets

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday asked a reporter what his "ethnicity" is when questioned about President Donald Trump's recent racist tweets. The reporter... Read more ...

An 82-year-old Democrat asked to be part of 'The Squad' that Trump is...

An 82-year-old Democrat asked to be part of 'The Squad' that Trump is railing against - and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez welcomed him

An 82 year-old Democratic lawmaker jokingly asked to be part of a group of young progressive lawmakers known as The Squad - and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York... Read more ...

The AOC adviser behind the 'Every billionaire is a policy failure' slogan...

The AOC adviser behind the 'Every billionaire is a policy failure' slogan says there's a critical issue with depending on the richest people to fix the world's biggest problems

Dan Riffle, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's senior counsel and policy adviser, wrote the slogan "every billionaire is a policy failure." While Riffle believes big philanthropy... Read more ...

Joe Montana Lists Napa Estate for $29 Million. Here's a Look Inside

Joe Montana Lists Napa Estate for $29 Million. Here's a Look Inside

Joe Montana is going long as he puts his 500-acre Napa Valley estate on the market. The Hall of Fame quarterback and San Francisco 49ers legend is asking $28.9 million for the... Read more ...

Lyft's Citi Bikes are expanding to the Bronx and other New York City areas...

Lyft's Citi Bikes are expanding to the Bronx and other New York City areas after being criticized for only serving rich neighborhoods

Citi Bike 's third wave of expansion was announced Tuesday, with new stations planned for the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Lyft -owned bike-share system says it... Read more ...