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Idiocracy? Senate Nixes Witnesses to Acquit Trump Before Super Bowl

Sources close to Mitch McConnell say the GOP has enough votes to block witnesses in the Trump impeachment trial. Multiple Republicans say they’re hoping to acquit Trump within 48 hours. That’ll put him in the clear by his State of the Union Address on Tuesday. But Senate Democrats are whispering that Trump wants the impeachment…

Dow Wobbles as US Senate Hong Kong Bill Pressures Trump-Xi Relations

US stocks are under pressure, with the US Senate poised to pass a bill supporting Hong Kong that may destroy Trump’s hopes of a phase one trade deal. The Dow made no progress as a huge sell-off in Cisco undid a decent rally in Boeing stock. Weakening Chinese data suggest Xi needs a trade deal,…

Senate Math Whiz Blames YOU for Out-of-Control National Debt

Bobby Kogan says the national debt is your fault. Kogan is the chief mathematician for the Senate Budget Committee. In other words, he’s the one helping Congress spend your money. Kogan pointed out on Twitter this week that full tax compliance would help balance the government’s spiraling national debt problem. Kogan calculates that “2/3s of…