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"It is elementary to have to say this, but we did not become a great nation by believing or espousing nonsense, or by embracing lunacy. And if my party continues down this path, we will not be fit to govern."

Former IRS Commissioner in hearing suggests $7.5 TRILLION in taxes owed not paid over decade. Same hearing—IRS witness estimates US citizens shelter $2 TRILLION in offshore accounts. That’s not low-income folks, folks.

The decision means that New York Attorney General Letitia James should have an easier time seizing the NRA’s assets if she wins her lawsuit in New York. Read more via @Bloomberg 

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The Colonial Pipeline hack is causing gas shortages across a broad swath of the East Coast and the South — but that doesn't necessarily mean higher prices. Patrick De Haan expla @GasBuddyGuyns  ⬇️

The markets are closed. ✦ S&P 500 ▼ 0.87% ✦ Nasdaq ▼ 0.09% ✦ Russell 2K ▼ 0.26% ✦ Dow Jones ▼ 1.36%

“No one’s changing their vote after they wait two hours in line to vote because someone handed them a bottle of water. This is not about politicking at polling places – that’s already illegal.” @SenOssoff  lays out why his amendment is common sense – Republicans voted no anyway

The second leg of the Biden tax plans targets the "rich", with a rollback in the 2017 rate cuts in the highest tax brackets and a doubling of tax rates on capital gains for the 0.3 percenters (making more than $ 1 million in investment income).

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U.S. stocks finished out a wild Tuesday session lower but investors bought into the drop, helping to pare the worst of the day's steep drop. Still, the Dow Jones Industrial Average booked its worst day since Feb. 26.

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Scoops of the Day

Do you want Tesla to accept Doge?

Thanks again to @nbcsnl  cast, writers & crew! Honor & pleasure to do the show with you.

Seychelles, the world’s most vaccinated nation, saw Covid cases more than double in the week to May 7, raising concerns inoculation may not help turn the tide in some places

Wow. Trump issued a statement defending Israel before Biden did. In case you ever wonder what real leadership looks like.

Pretty exciting: Today, a Senate committee takes up the #ForThePeople  Act, which includes my DISCLOSE Act to banish dark money from our politics.

um that’s quite a lot of lobbying by David Cameron

no shortage of drama at the Greensill hearing

"The Fed will have to monetize it. I believe it will have horrible implications for the dollar ... it's more likely than not within 15 years we lose reserve currency status," says legendary investor Stanley Druckenmiller.

Can you imagine the media coverage if there were lines for gas under Trump?

Has anyone ever seen a set of accounts explaining where £37 billion of test and trace money has gone, or why?


Scoops of the Week

SpaceX launching satellite Doge-1 to the moon next year – Mission paid for in Doge – 1st crypto in space – 1st meme in space To the mooooonnn!!

Cryptocurrency is promising, but please invest with caution!

Special link to view SNL outside USA

Cybertruck prototype in New York this weekend

Musk, who said he’s the first person with Asperger’s to host SNL, was asked repeatedly during a segment to explain what Dogecoin is. When asked if Dogecoin was a “hustle.” He responded, “yea, it’s a hustle”

That is how I feel about it

I’m looking for a shiba pup!

Lockdowns around the world led to a pandemic boom for the billion dollar pet industry. Now, as Covid restrictions lift and workers return to the office, animal shelters are seeing an increase in pet parents abandoning their pets. Take a look.