Fiorina: Get Tax Code ‘Down To About 3 Pages’ ‘Lower Every Rate, And Close Every Loophole’

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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina stated that the tax code needs to be cut down “to about 3 pages” and in order do that “we’re going to lower every rate, and close every loophole” on Thursday’s “Sean Hannity Show.” Fiorina stated, “We now have a 73,000-page tax code. And you know what that does? It advantages the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well-connected. Because only big companies, powerful interests, and wealthy and well-connected people can hire all the lobbyists, accounts, and lawyers you need to figure out that 73,000-page tax code and how to make it work for you. So, we’ve got to get it down to about 3 pages, literally. So that a small business owner doesn’t need to hire anyone, he or she can figure it out. So that a family doesn’t have to labor over some online program to figure out their [taxes]. Three pages
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Hillary: ‘We Followed All the Rules on Classified Material’

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Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” despite multiple media reports to the contrary, Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once again claimed she followed the rules and “did not send or receive any material marked classified.”on her private unsecured email server. Clinton said, “I’m so careful about classified information, and has been confirmed repeatedly by the inspectors general over and over. I did not send or receive any material marked classified. We dealt with classified material on a totally different system. I dealt with it in person. I dealt with it on secure phone lines. I had the traveling team, the technical team that went with me and they set up tents so that when I was traveling anything that was classified would be protected from prying eyes. I take classified material very, very seriously and we followed all the rules on classified material.” Follow Pam
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Hillary: ‘I Was Not Thinking A Lot’ When I Set Up Server

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “I was not thinking a lot when I got in” and “I didn’t really stop and think, ‘What kind of email system will there be?’” In an interview aired on Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” Hillary was asked, “Did anyone in your inner circle say, ‘This isn’t such a good idea, let’s not do this?’” She answered, “You know, I was not thinking a lot when I got in. There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world. I didn’t really stop and think, ‘What kind of email system will there be?’” Hillary added that she doesn’t think her use of private email raises questions about her judgement because “the facts are pretty clear that we had a lot of hard work, hard choices to make in those four years.
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Hillary: ‘People In the Government Knew That I Was Using a Personal Account’

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “people in the government knew that I was using a personal account” in an interview aired on Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” Hillary stated that using her personal email “wasn’t the best choice. And I certainly have said that. I will continue to say that, as I’ve also said, many times, it was allowed, and it was fully above board. The people in the government knew that I was using a personal account. But it would have been better if I’d had two separate accounts to begin with. And certainly, I’m doing all I can now to try to be as transparent about what I did have on my work-related emails, and I think, you know, they will be coming out. I wish it were faster. It’s a little frustrating that it’s taking a while, but there’s a
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump Attacks Media to ‘Silence Criticism,’ Lacks ‘Substance’

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NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appeared on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Thursday to discuss his on-going feud with GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, where the all-time NBA leader in points said Trump was the Constitution’s “biggest enemy,” to which Trump replied that Abdul-Jabbar does not “have a clue about life.” Abdul-Jabbar said Trump attacks journalists to “silence criticism” to “stifle public discourse,” and his style is “attractive,” but as time goes on, he will have to show some “substance.” Abdul-Jabbar also added that Trump’s candidacy “will not last very long” once he starts to show some substance. “It bothers me because the First Amendment is such an essential part of the what our democracy is about. And when you attack journalists in order to silence criticism, are you really stifling the public discourse? The fact we can engage in some critical analysis of what someone says and ask them questions, that makes our democracy work. It makes us able
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Trump on Kim Davis: SCOTUS Ruling ‘Is the Law of the Land,’ But There Are ‘Alternatives’

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Republican presidential Donald Trump weighed in on the case of Rowan County, KY clerk Kim Davis (D) refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses by stating that the Supreme Court’s ruling is “the law of the land,” but there are “alternatives” such as having Davis’ clerks sign licenses or having couples go to “other places where you get licensed” on Friday’s “Morning Joe.” Trump said, “Well, look, the decision came down from the Supreme Court, Gene, so I’m a believer on both sides of the picture. I would say the simple answer is let her clerks do it. Now her — from what I understand, she’s not letting her clerks do it either. The other simple answer is, rather than going through this, because it’s really a very, very sticky situation, a terrible situation, 30 miles away they have other places. They have many other places where you get licensed, and you
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UBS to Develop Yet Another ‘Permissioned Blockchain’ for Banks

In April, Bitcoin Magazine reported that UBS was planning to investigate blockchain technology in a new innovation lab based in London. The innovation lab is located in Level39, Europe’s largest technology accelerator space for finance and cyber-securities, and focuses on exploring the role of blockchain technology in financial services. UBS, a Swiss global financial services company with its headquarters in Basel and Zürich, is the biggest Swiss bank and is considered as the world’s largest manager of private wealth assets, with more than 2.2 trillion Swiss francs (CHF) in invested assets. In August, the bank launched a “Future of Finance Challenge” for financial technology entrepreneurs and startups. The Future of Finance Challenge covers a broad range of emerging fintech areas, including […]

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CNN’s Gergen: Hewitt Trump Interview Had ‘Gotcha Questions’

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CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen argued that talk radio host Hugh Hewitt’s interview with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did have “gotcha questions” on Thursday’s broadcast of “AC360.” Gergen said, “I think you should know basically a lot about the middle east and the dynamics of the middle east, Hezbollah being in Lebanon, and Hamas being in Gaza, for example, you do need to know that, but I must say traditionally, Anderson, that when reporters have asked candidates, you know, who’s the head of this African government or that African government, what’s the difference between Tajikistan and Pakistan, you know, those are regarded as gotcha questions. that’s an old trick, and those are gotcha questions. I think far more relevant at this point, for a man who’s leading the pack in the Republican Party who’s has never spent a day in public office, is to come forward with thoughtful
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