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Politics May 16Trump financial disclosure shows revenue steady at key properties
While Trump has refused to release his tax records, he has been filing the less-specific financial disclosure reports since he began running for president. They list revenues rather than profits, and many figures are given in ranges rather than specific…
Politics Apr 15Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns
The filings show that Sanders, who throughout his career has called for an economy and government that works for everyone and not just the 1 percent, is among the top 1 percent of earners in the U.S.
Politics Apr 02Pelosi says Biden should stop being touchy-feely after 2 women speak out
A second woman said Monday that the former vice president had acted inappropriately, touching her face with both hands and rubbing noses with her in 2009.
Politics Feb 27AP Analysis: 5 takeaways from Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress
In his testimony, the former Trump lawyer drew a troubling picture of his former boss, implicating the president in lies big and small to the American public.
Politics Jan 16Government agency ignored Constitution when it approved Trump hotel lease, inspector general says
The GSA's inspector general said in a report released Wednesday that the "president's business interest" in the Trump International Hotel site at the Old Post Office building in Washington raises emolument issues that "might cause a breach of lease."…
Politics Jan 04Watchdog group urges probe of Ivanka Trump’s role in a tax break program
The complaint from the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington follows an Associated Press investigation last month.
Politics Dec 16Kushner-linked firm targets richer areas in program for poor
A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration's Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn't that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the…
Politics Dec 12WATCH: Trump signs executive order on ‘opportunity zones’
President Donald Trump is expected to sign the order at the White House at 2:30 p.m. ET today. Watch the president's remarks here.
Politics Nov 29How Trump’s long quest for a Moscow tower led to Cohen’s guilty plea
Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building a Trump Tower in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum.
Economy Nov 14Amazon’s NYC headquarters in ‘opportunity zone’ eligible for GOP tax breaks
The New York City neighborhood Amazon chose for one of its new headquarters offers developers capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas.