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Twitter Takes Umbrage At Trump’s Umbrella Etiquette That Left Melania Uncovered

As the president and the first lady left the White House to make their trip to Florida, he walked over to the TV cameras while holding their umbrella, leaving his wife behind and unprotected from the rain.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/twitter-takes-umbrage-at-trumps-umbrella-etiquette_us_5bc4fb18e4b0a8f17ee47525?section=politics&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067&__twitter_impression=true

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Fox News’ Shepard Smith Scoffs At Trump’s ‘Rogue Killers’ Theory On Jamal Khashoggi

Smith said Monday on “Shepard Smith Reporting” that Trump’s theory appears to “give cover to the Saudis.”

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You may recall that many Republicans said their tax cuts would "pay for themselves" through increased growth/revenues. In the first nine months, they are not -- by any measure.

Yes, tax revenues grew in FY2018. But they grew by less than inflation, and by far less than in previous years when growth was much weaker.

FY '18 revenue growth: 0.4%

FY '16 (W/ much weaker GDP growth): 0.5%

FY '15 (W/ solid GDP growth): 7.5%

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Sahil Kapur Retweeted Jim Tankersley

The striking thing is that nearly everyone in the party—from Mitch McConnell to Susan Collins, Paul Ryan to Jim Jordan—bought into the idea that the tax cuts would pay for themselves even as every credible analysis (including conservative think tank studies) said they wouldn’t.

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Heather Long Retweeted Heather Long

Reminder: The deficit isn't supposed to rise in such good economic times. The last time the economy was this strong -- in 2000 and 1969 -- the U.S. gov ran a surplus.

But this is what happens when spending jumps 129% and tax receipts rise just 0.4% after the tax cuts.

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stuart stevens Retweeted Al Weaver

Maybe I’m missing something but idea of a candidate in a tight race taking donations given to his/her campaign & directing them to another campaign seems insane. I know Warner did it but he thought he was way ahead & I bet he was sorry he did so around 10 pm on election night.

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

Jackie Calmes Retweeted John Harwood

I've now lived through 4 of these sagas in 37 yrs: GOP passes huge tax cuts, vowing they'll pay for themselves thru growth. They don't. Deficits rise. Why do people keep buying this promise? Go ahead, cut taxes. But don't deny the math.

This is an old Republican chestnut that keeps getting trotted out from time to time.  Anybody who still believes it is an idiot.

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