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Facebook Dumps ‘Fake News’ Patrol After Spectacular Backfire

Facebook has abandoned it’s fake news ‘fact checkers‘ program to label articles reviewed by Snopes and Politifact as ‘disputed,’ after the program backfired a little over a year after inception.

Te company pointed to a slowdown in news flow, the fact that stories were required to be deemed “false” before earning a “disputed” label, and because many people were instead drawn to clicking on the articles in question…

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg says they are a technology company who doesn’t hire journalists – so, you know, whoops?

Several Facebook employees made a post on Medium detailing the change:

“In December of last year, we launched a series of changes to identify and reduce the spread of false news in News Feed:

  • We made it easier for people to report stories they think are false news
  • We partnered with independent fact-checking organizations that review articles that might be false
  • We reduced the distribution of articles disputed by fact-checkers
  • We launched a collection of features to alert people when fact-checkers have disputed an article, and to let people know if they have shared, or are about to share, false news”


Disputed flags could sometimes backfire: We learned that dispelling misinformation is challenging. Just because something is marked as “false” or “disputed” doesn’t necessarily mean we will be able to change someone’s opinion about its accuracy. In fact, some research suggests that strong language or visualizations (like a bright red flag) can backfire and further entrench someone’s beliefs.

The company will instead offer up alternative stories containing facts that have already been checked.

Perhaps Facebook also realized that Snopes – run by a bunch of degenerates, has a long history of liberal bias? Last year they were dressed down by the Daily Caller in a fascinating Exposé – featuring evidence of Snopes’ liberal bias, several instances of flat out lies, and insight into the individual opinions of the militantly liberal fact checkers who love insulting conservatives.

Let’s also remember that Snopes co-founder David Mikkelson, pictured above to the left of the morbidly obese cat – cheated on wife Barbara Mikkelson with the literal prostitute pictured in the frame below; taking her on expensive vacations around the world using (allegedly) embezzled Snopes funds while banging her like a steel drum.

Meanwhile, Politifact is riddled with propaganda. They are incredibly biased, funded by a Clinton Foundation donor, and not even close to being qualified to sit on an exclusive panel of Facebook “FAKE NEWS” judges.

Worst. Thought police. Ever.

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UK ‘Loses’ Thousands Of Historical Documents Detailing Spy Games And Malfeasance, Then Lied About It

Thousands of government documents detailing some of the UK’s most controversial moments in the 20th century have disappeared, after civil servants removed the files from Britain’s National Archives – then lied about it, reporting them as lost.

The documents cover everything from British colonial rule over Palestine, the long-running territorial dispute with Argentina over the Falkland islands, tests on polio vaccines and the case of the infamous Zinoviev letter – in which MI6 officers leaked a forged letter purporting to be a directive from Moscow’s head of the Communist International group to the Communist Party of Great Britain in an attempt to damage the UK’s first Labour party.

An entire file on the Zinoviev letter scandal is said to have been lost after Home Office civil servants took it away. The Home Office declined to say why it was taken or when or how it was lost. Nor would its say whether any copies had been made. –The Guardian

In other cases, files were carefully picked through – with select files removed and taken away.

This isn’t the first time Britain has removed documents from the public sphere. In 2015, Foreign Office officials removed documents in relation to the 1978 murder of Bulgarian journalist Georgi Markov, who died after being shot in the leg with a ricin pellet while crossing Waterloo Bridge in central London. Officials with the Foreign Office said the Markov documents were nowhere to be found, however upon an investigation by The Guardian, they were miraculously found and mostly returned to the archives.

Other files the National Archives has listed as “misplaced while on loan to government department” include one concerning the activities of the Communist party of Great Britain at the height of the cold war; another detailing the way in which the British government took possession of Russian government funds held in British banks after the 1917 revolution; an assessment for government ministers on the security situation in Northern Ireland in the early 1970s; and three files about defence agreements between the UK and newly independent Malaya in the late 1950s, shortly before the two countries went to war with Indonesia, according to The Guardian.

Apparently, UK government agencies snagging declassified documents out of Britain’s public archives is not a new trend. A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed that 9,308 files were taken out of the public eye in 2011, with over 14,000 removed in the following two years. The National Archives says that they strongly encourage the prompt return of the documents – however there is no obligation for government agencies to do so.

The National Archives regularly sends lists to government departments of files that they have out on loan,” a spokesperson said. “If we are notified that a file is missing, we do ask what actions have been done and what action is being taken to find the file.”

Many historians have been highly distrustful of Britain’s Foreign Office since 2013, when The Guardian revealed that the department had been unlawfully hoarding 1.2m historical files at a high-security compound in Buckinghamshire. The discovery came to light during legal proceedings involving British colonialism in the 1950’s, in which the Foreign Office admitted it had withheld thousands of colonial-era files.

Several years before that, the Ministry of Defense refused to release several files related to such matters as arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UK special forces operations against Indonesia and interrogation techniques – because they said they may have been exposed to asbestos.

Move along, citizen.

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Suicidal Bitcoin Holders Share Tales Of Financial Disaster

The last 48 hours of Bitcoin volatility is sure to give stupid families across the country something to talk about this Christmas. Retarded uncles everywhere will amble over half drunk, talk some shit about “crypto” like an expert – 2 weeks after hearing the word for the first time, and offer up some sink-pissing Porter Stansberry bullshit about buying farmland.

Should be fun…

In the meantime, Bitcoin experts have been sharing their alleged tales of disaster over Twitter and Reddit following the carnage. And while the digital currency continues to bounce hard after yet another dick-wrenching selloff, the next one could quite easily turn into the blackest of deaths for retarded uncles and their hard-earned five figure life savings.


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“It’s Time For Bob Mueller To Put Up Or Shut Up” Says House Committee Member Matt Gaetz In Explosive Interivew (VIDEO)

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)

House Judiciary Committee Republican Matt Gaetz (FL) gave an explosive interview to Fox News’ Happening Now last week, stating that “the senior levels of the FBI have been infected with an intractable bias that seemed to favor Hillary Clinton and work against President Donald Trump, and called for open, sworn testimony under oath so the American people can see the truth about what’s going on.”

Gaetz pointed to a text message between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page referring to a meeting in “Andy’s” office (ostensibly Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe), stating “the current Deputy Director of the FBI is a key witness to a potential scheme to deprive President Trump of his ascension to the office he was elected to serve in.

On the topic of Robert Mueller’s highly biased special counsel, Gaetz pointed out that over half of the members of Mueller’s team contributed to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama or both, adding that “Mueller’s #2, Andrew Weissman, attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party.”

You can’t imagine how disturbing that is. We’ve got thousands of qualified Federal prosecutors, and Bob Mueller had to pick someone as his #2 who was at the Clinton election night party? -Rep. Gaetz

It’s time for Bob Mueller to put up or shut up,” said Gaetz, adding “If there’s evidence of collusion, let’s see it. If not, let’s move on as a country and let’s institute reforms at the FBI so that an ego-maniac FBI director like James Comey cannot depart from the normal standard procedures that guarantee all Americans equal treatment under the law.”

Gaetz also said that Chairman Bob Goodlatte has made a commitment to members of the committee that subpoenas will be going out for Peter Strzok, for his mistress Mrs. Page, for Bruce and Nellie Ohr, and also for Andrew McCabe, musing “so I think we’re going to have a very busy schedule.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions also took heat from Gaetz, who said “we need the Attorney General to step up and do his job,” adding “we need to move on and get past this, but that will only happen if Attorney General Sessions stops being a spectator and actually steps up and leads the Department of Justice, and shuts down this biased investigation.”

Watch below:

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Trump Commutes 27 Year Bank Fraud Sentence Of Kosher Meat Executive

Sholom Rubashkin

In an action encouraged by over 100 “bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum,” including Nancy Pelosi and Orrin Hatch, President Trump commuted the 27-year prison sentence of the former CEO of the nation’s largest kosher meat-processing company on Wednesday, according to the White House. Sholom Rubashkin, 57, served 8 years in a New York prison for 86 counts of fraud; including bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, and money laundering. It’s nice to know the DNC and GOP can unite behind something these days. 

Shalom was the head of Iowa slaughterhouse, Agriprocessors, which grew to become the nation’s largest kosher slaughterhouse and meat packing plant – and the only foreign slaughterhouse allowed to export beef to Israel. Between 1997 and 2002, sales grew from $80 million to $180 million.

On May 12, 2008, the FBI and Homeland Security conducted the largest workplace raid in the history of the United States against Agriprocessors, arresting 389 illegal immigrants. Two Federal trials were launched for fraud and immigration violations, while Rubashkin was acquitted in a state trial over 67 child labor violations.

For years, Agriprocessors used a broken immigration system to exploit workers and to drive down working conditions, and it appears it’s finally caught up,” said Scott Frotman, spokesman for the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which had been organizing at the plant since 2005. “It really does appear the Rubashkins developed their business plan directly from Upton Sinclair’s ‘The Jungle.’ I think this shows this behavior was systemic throughout the company’s operation.” Washington Post

Agriprocessors was fined $10 million for wage violations in October, 2008. The next day Rubashkin was arrested at his Postville home on charges of fraudulently diverting millions of dollars from a collateral loan account to accounts receivable. Rubashkin also ordered computer records scrubbed to hide the transactions. He was denied bail in 2008 after a federal judge determined that he posed a flight risk due Israel’s “Law of Return.” “I was stunned. So I guess if you’re Jewish, you get locked up with greater frequency…” said Rubashkin’s bail attorney, former top DHS lawyer Baruch Weiss. Rubashkin was finally released on $500,000 bail in January, 2009 by District Court Judge Linda Reade.

The White House explained that the commutation was “an action encouraged by bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum, from Nancy Pelosi to Orrin Hatch,” adding that many have called the 27 year sentence handed down to the father of 10 “excessive in light of its disparity with sentences imposed for similar crimes.”

“A bipartisan group of more than 100 former high-ranking and distinguished Department of Justice (DOJ) officials, prosecutors, judges, and legal scholars have expressed concerns about the evidentiary proceedings in Mr. Rubashkin’s case and the severity of his sentence. Additionally, more than 30 current Members of Congress have written letters expressing support for review of Mr. Rubashkin’s case. 

Upon hearing the news of his son’s commutation, Rubashkin’s father and founder of Agriprocessors, Aaron Rubashkin, did a dance – along with the entire headquarters of Chabad International:


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Rosie O’Donnell Gets Called Out By Ben Shapiro Over $2 Million Bribe, Tells Him To “Suck My D*ck”

Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro filled in for Glenn Beck on Thursday, where he discussed an interesting Twitter exchange he had with long-time Trump enemy Rosie O’Donnell, whose face pretty much always looks like this.

On Tuesday night, O’Donnell attempted to illegally bribe various members of Congress with $2 million if they’d vote against the GOP tax reform bill – tweeting “so about about this i promise to give 2 million dollars to senator susan collins and 2 million to senator jeff flake if they vote NO,” adding in mentally ill caps “NO I WILL NOT KILL AMERICANS FOR THE SUOER [sic] RICH… …DM me susan DM me jeff no sh*t 2 million cash each.”

O’Donnell followd up with “I swear. I will write them a check.”

Noting how totally illegal this is – even crazy Louise “hard drugs messed with my mind” Mensch chimed in:

Rosie disagreed – doubling down: 

Enter conservative pundit Ben Shapiro: 

To which Rosie replied: Suck my d*ck Ben

Shapiro responds:

Something you want to tell us Rosie?

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Sessions Comes To Life! DOJ Prosecutors Sent To FBI With Questions About Uranium One

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has instructed DOJ prosecutors to begin asking FBI agents for explanations regarding evidence pertaining to a dormant criminal investigation into the controversial Uranium One deal linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton, according to NBC.

The order comes as part of a promise made last month by Sessions to examine whether or not a special counsel was warranted in the deal which saw 20% of American Uranium sold to a Russian state-owned energy company in a 2010 transaction allowed by the Obama administration. Prior to the deal, individual connected with Uranium One deal had donated over $140 million to the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, Bill Clinton gave a $500,000 speech to a Russian bank which issued a favorable rating on Uranium One stock. Clinton and Putin met the same day of the speech at the Russian leader’s private homestead.

A report by the New York Times and the book Clinton Cash by investigative journalist Peter Schweizer in 2015 are said to have convinced the FBI in large part to launch their investigation into the Clinton Foundation over several claims of pay-for-play before and during Hillary Clinton’s role as Secretary of State, including the Uranium One deal and several international arms sales.

As reported in International Business Times

The Clinton-led State Department also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration.

As part of the Uranium One approval process, nine agencies which made up the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) had to sign off on the deal. The committee has been considered by some to be a “joke.”

“The committee almost never met, and when it deliberated it was usually at a fairly low bureaucratic level,” Richard Perle said. Perle, who has worked for the Reagan, Clinton and both Bush administrations added, “I think it’s a bit of a joke.” –CBS

As discovered in early November by Twitter researcher Katica while looking at FOIA-requested documents, the FBI made several Preservation and Records requests to various agencies involved in the approval of the Uranium One deal on August 28th, 2015, as published by The Conservative Treehouse. Katica found the requests buried in an FBI file released via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Revealing Timeline

As we reported earlier this year – while the Clinton email investigation was launched in March of 2015 after it was revealed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a personal server and non-approved email accounts to conduct government business, reports from August, 2015 revealed that the FBI investigation was actually a criminal probe – though most assumed it was simply covering Clinton’s mishandling of classified information and not the content of her emails.

What Katica discovered is that weeks after the criminal probe began, the FBI sent notices to every agency involved in the Uranium One approval process to preserve records.

This is huge:

The agencies which received the request included the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Dept. of Treasury, the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI James Clapper), The National Counter Terrorism Center, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Five days after the initial request, the same FBI agent sent another round of notifications to the same agencies, adding the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Secret Service (USSS).

The next day, September 3rd, 2015, three more agencies were added to the preservation request: The CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Department of Defense (DOD)

At this point, every single member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which signed off on the Uranium One deal was served with a notice to preserve records. 

As The Conservative Treehouse noted in November:

It would be intellectually dishonest not to see the very likely attachment of the special agent’s action.  That is to say an FBI probe originating as an outcome of information retrieved in parallel to the timing of the “criminal probe” of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email use.

The sequence of events highlights a criminal probe starting [early August 2015], followed by notifications to the “Uranium One” CFIUS participants [late August 2015].

If you consider the larger Clinton timeline; along with the FBI special agent requests from identified participants; and overlay the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the leading entity surrounding the probe elements; and the fact that the CFIUS participants were the recipients of the retention requests;  well, it’s just too coincidental to think this is unrelated to the Uranium One deal and the more alarming implications.

FBI Mole

An October report in The Hill revealed that as early as 2009, the FBI – led by Robert Mueller at the time, had a mole in the Russian uranium industry, and that the agency had evidence that “Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow” – a deal which would grant the Kremlin control over 20 percent of America’s uranium supply.

The mole was forced to sign an iron-clad non-disclosure agreement (NDA) which threatened criminal penalties for revealing information, even to Congress. After a request was made by Reps Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) calling for the Justice department to invalidate the NDA, the gag order was lifted, and the FBI informant was authorized to speak with congress.

Tying it together – previous reports of Federal investigations into the Clinton Foundation: 

Katica’s FOIA discovery corroborates a New York Times report from November 1, 2016, which asserts that an FBI investigation was kicked off based on revelations of pay-for-play in the book “Clinton Cash” written by Peter Schweizer:

The investigation, based in New York, had not developed much evidence and was based mostly on information that had surfaced in news stories and the book “Clinton Cash,” according to several law enforcement officials briefed on the case.

The book asserted that foreign entities gave money to former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, and in return received favors from the State Department when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state. Mrs. Clinton has adamantly denied those claims. -NYT

The Wall St. Journal also reported last October that five FBI field offices were investigating the Clinton Foundation; New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Little Rock and Miami, and “were collecting information about the Clinton Foundation to see if there was evidence of financial crimes or influence-peddling, according to people familiar with the matter.”

The FBI field office in New York had done the most work on the Clinton Foundation case and received help from the FBI field office in Little Rock, the people familiar with the matter said. –WSJ

And in November, as tweeted by Wikileaks and reported on by the Dallas Observer, the Clinton Foundation has been under investigation by the IRS since July of 2016, after 64 GOP members of Congress received letters urging them to push for an investigation. The investigation has been notably held at the Dallas IRS office – far away from Washington.

The Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas is an all purpose office complex, a bastion of federal bureaucracy located at 1100 Commerce St. Most people come for a passport or to get business done in front of a federal judge. But inside, a quiet review is underway that has direct ties to the raging presidential election: The local branch of the IRS’ Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division is reviewing the tax status of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

So – while the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton was sold as a simple matter of mishandling of classified material, we now have proof that the FBI set their sights on the Uranium One scandal weeks after they began looking into Hillary Clinton’s emails, and that five FBI field offices and the IRS have been investigating the Clinton Foundation on accusations of pay-to-play and other criminal acts.

Perhaps Sessions will see the logic in approving a second special counsel after all…

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GOP Cmte Member: Mueller Needs To “Put Up Or Shut Up,” While Sessions Needs To Stop Being A Spectator

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) went on Fox News Wednesday night to discuss the Russia investigation, where he advocated for public Congressional testimony of key witnesses, and called current Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe “a key witness to a potential scheme to deprive President Trump of his ascension to the office he was elected to serve in.”

Gaetz also said it’s time for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to “Put up or shut up,” adding “If there’s evidence of collusion, let’s see it. If not, let’s move on as a country and let’s institute reforms at the FBI so that an ego-maniac FBI director like James Comey cannot depart from the normal standard procedures that guarantee all Americans equal treatment under the law.

Apparently House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has also made a commitment to members of the committee that subpoenas are about to go out for Peter Strzok, his mistress Lisa Page, Bruce and Nellie Ohr, and Andrew McCabe.

On the topic of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Gaetz said “we need the Attorney General to step up and do his job,” adding “we need to move on and get past this, but that will only happen if Attorney General Sessions stops being a spectator and actually steps up and leads the Department of Justice, and shuts down this biased investigation.”


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Mexican Man Officially Granted Disabled Status For Having Giant Penis

A man from northern Mexico has been granted official disabled status because of his 18.9 inch penis believed to be the largest in the world after it was elongated with the use of weights.

Roberto Esquivel Cabrera, 54, is now receiving government handouts for his massive schlong, and refuses to have a reduction because he hopes to work in the American porn industry.

‘I cannot wear a uniform like anybody in the companies and also I cannot get on my knees”

‘I cannot run fast and so the companies think badly of me. They say that they will call me, but they never do.

Roberto Cabrera

Despite his knee issues ruling out several sexual positions, Mr. Cabrera has been offered a job as a porn actor by the man behind YouPorn and the FakeTaxi series – suggesting Cabera could perhaps do more of a “comedy porn” than an erotic flick.

Doctors say most of Cabera’s penis is actually foreskin from extensive stretching with weights, and that his actual penis underneat is six or seven inches.

As a result, Guinness Book of Records refuses to recognize his penis as the world’s larges – leaving US porn actor Jonah Falcon with the current record of 9.5 inches flaccid and 13.5 inches when erect.

Medics have urged him to have a reduction so he will be able to function normally and have children, but he has refused.

He’d rather have a penis bigger than the rest of the people,’ Dr Jesus David Salazar Gonzalez said. –Daily Mail

Mr Cabera responded to haters, satating: “I am famous because I have the biggest penis in the world. I am happy with my penis, I know nobody has the size I have.”

Cabera also has a variety of penis-linked health problems, including frequent urinary tract infections and chafing, which he combats by keeping his penis wrapped. He also sleeps with his penis in its own special pillow.

When asked if his giant penis affects his sex life, Cabrera said: “Some people ask me if I put some condoms on it and the answer is: I cannot. I can never penetrate anyone because it is too thick.”

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$1.5 Trillion GOP Tax Bill Passes House For Second Time, Heads To Trump’s Desk

Following last night’s Senate vote of 51-48 along party lines, the House re-voted on the sweeping $1.5 trillion GOP tax bill today mirroring yesterday’s results of 224-201 – sending the bill to President Trump’s desk for his signature, which the White House says Trump may wait until January to do.

As the Financial Times points out, “the vote gives the president a longed-for legislative victory to carry into his second year, one whose scope matches the radical reforms of healthcare and Wall Street regulation achieved by his predecessor Barack Obama.”

But the tax bill is already as divisive as Mr Obama’s achievements, ensuring 2018 will be dominated by electoral sparring over whether it will help middle-class families, as Republicans claim, or will deliver further riches to the wealthy and powerful, as Democrats say.

Mr Trump said at a “celebration” cabinet meeting that people would begin seeing the results of the tax bill in February when adjustments to their after-tax income started appearing in pay checks. “We got it done,” he said, thanking congressional leaders.

The House had to re-vote, after it was discovered that several minor provisions in the legislation were in violation of Senate rules – requiring they be stripped from the bill. As Senator John Kennedy notably said on Tuesday “somebody screwed up.”

According to NBC, One of those provisions would allow 529 savings accounts, which are now used for college tuition, to help finance home schooling. Another would exempt a small tuition-free college in Kentucky from a new tax on endowments.

Democrats roundly opposed bill, calling it a boon to the wealthy while offering little for the middle class. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called it “the worst bill to ever come to the floor of the House.” Moreover, several protesters showed up to Congress on Tuesday at both the House and the Senate votes – shouting “Kill the bill. Don’t kill us!”

In addition to lowering the corporate tax rate to 21% to 35%, Town Hall‘s Guy Benson noted yesterday that over 80% of Americans will see their taxes reduced under the bill according to the left-leaning Tax Policy Center, and the “losers” are limited to just 5% (largely upper income filers from high-tax blue states). “And no,” Benson writes, “the “one-percenter” rich do not disproportionately benefit from the cuts.” Furthermore, the bill eliminates the Affordable Care Act’s penalty for Americans who don’t purchase insurance.

The average tax cut will be $1,600, according to TPC’s data (Republicans cite a different statistic: A tax cut of more than $2,000 for a median income family of four).  Let those numbers marinate for a moment.  We’ve been caught in a blizzard of misinformation claiming that this bill hurts the middle class.  But even the Republican-hostile Tax Policy Center couldn’t escape the empirical conclusion that 80 percent of all Americans will see their taxes reduced under the bill. -Town Hall

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was in a good mood Tuesday night, telling the press “The president will have delivered the most significant tax cut in the history of the nation,” adding “We will look forward to signing it, hopefully in the next couple of days.” Sanders also hit back at claims that the bill would personally benefit President Trump, stating “certainly, on the personal side, could cost the president a lot of money.


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