Supreme Court will decide billion-dollar question for online sales: Can states collect sales taxes on all purchases?

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will consider allowing states to require all online sellers to collect sales taxes, revoking an old rule that costs states billions in lost revenues. The justices said they would hear an appeal from South Dakota and 35 other states that says the current “physical presence” rule is… Please follow and like us:

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Robert Mueller money laundering push could spark constitutional crisis

Any move by special counsel Robert Mueller to go beyond collusion and obstruction of justice to probe possible money laundering by President Trump and his family could trigger a major constitutional clash – and present Congress with a massive political headache. With nearly eight months gone by and some $7 million spent on Mr. Mueller’s Russia… Please follow and like us:

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Elites lie, Americans die

Washington knew free trade was harmful to Americans’ health. Everything you’ve been taught was wrong. The elites have been peddling lies. You don’t have to take my word for it – a Harvard economist says so. And we all know if someone from Harvard says it, it must be true. Dani Rodrik, professor of International Political… Please follow and like us:

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Congress Should Protect Americans from Unjust Property Seizure

Members of Congress brought renewed attention to a legislative effort to halt efforts by the Department of Justice to restart one of the most controversial civil-forfeiture practices, so-called “adoptive” forfeitures. The practice, part of the equitable sharing program, allows state and local law enforcement to seize property in their jurisdictions and then hand it over to… Please follow and like us:

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Stop The Malignant Misuse Of America’s Military

Last month, Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned that if Congress doesn’t “remove the defense caps,” he said, “then we’re questioning whether or not America has the ability to survive.” This claim that insufficient increases in Pentagon spending threatens American security is flatly wrong. The real and present danger to our national security is the unecessary… Please follow and like us:

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The Real Vampire Squid: Debt Service

Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin, letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, November 13, 1789. Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to… Please follow and like us:

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Specter of Separatism Haunts EU Leaders

Separatists across Europe, from Scotland to Silesia, have been watching the independence bid launched this month by Catalan secessionists with interest, so too have European leaders, who feared it might trigger a stampede of breakaways. Turning his back on Barcelona and backing Madrid, EU President Jean-Claude Juncker said he doesn’t want “an EU with 95 different… Please follow and like us:

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Communist front group behind ‘Uprising’ planned Nov. 4

Antifa at war Antifa activists around the country are declaring something huge is going to begin on Nov. 4. There are wild rumors of revolution and civil war. But what looks more likely is something along the lines of Occupy Wall Street on a national scale. And while violence is not inevitable, the inherently violent nature… Please follow and like us:

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Spain’s central government set to impose direct rule in bid to halt Catalonia’s independence push

BARCELONA, Spain — Dueling dramas unfolded Friday in Madrid and Barcelona over the Catalonia secession crisis, with Spain’s Senate set to approve direct rule over the restive region and protesters outside the Catalan parliament urging lawmakers to declare independence. A vote by the upper chamber of Spain’s parliament to strip Catalonia of its autonomous powers would… Please follow and like us:

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Catalonia independence: As it happens

Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the central government, in Madrid. The Spanish government responded by approving direct rule in the breakaway region. The vote by the upper house on Article 155 allows Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to rule Catalonia directly. Below all the latest updates on Friday’s declaration and… Please follow and like us:

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Article 155 will eliminate full democracy in Catalonia

You can read the opposing view here. It is now official. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced on October 21 that his government would enact the controversial Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution to strip Catalonia of its autonomy. One week on, this previously little known constitutional clause is still the most discussed subject in every… Please follow and like us:

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NFL players union still doesn’t get it

Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence walked out of the Colts-49ers football game after players fell to their knees in protest of the national anthem. Shortly after, the NFL Players Association released a statement of support for the kneelers. Make that: The tone-deaf NFL Players Association released a statement. The union, the players association, just doesn’t get… Please follow and like us:

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SPAIN – Catalonia’s leader says Spanish king ‘ignored millions of Catalans’

Catalonia’s regional president accused Spain’s King Felipe VI on Wednesday of “deliberately ignoring millions of Catalans” by urging the region to end its bid for independence. “The king has adopted the (national) government’s position and policies, which have been disastrous with regard to Catalonia. He is deliberately ignoring millions of Catalans,” Carles Puigdemont said in a… Please follow and like us:

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The iPhone X’s face unlock and the fifth amendment don’t mix

The new iPhone X is shining a light on a Fifth Amendment debate. iPhone X includes a facial recognition option for locking and unlocking one’s phone. Depositphotos Earlier this week, Apple unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the iPhone X. Its marquis feature is a front-facing array of sensors it calls the TrueDepth camera, designed to recognize… Please follow and like us:

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The monumental lie

Judge Roy Moore stands beside a stone monument depicting the Ten Commandments (Photo: Facebook) Editor’s note: In last Tuesday’s Alabama primary election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, a field of nine Republican candidates was narrowed down to two, now headed for a Sept. 26 run-off. The top vote-getter was former Alabama… Please follow and like us:

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