On trips like these, Secret Service agents were there to protect Trump’s children. But, for the Trump family business, their visits also brought a hidden side benefit.

That’s because when Trump’s adult children visited Trump properties, Trump’s company charged the Secret Service for agents to come along. The president’s company billed the U.S. government hundreds, or thousands, of dollars for rooms agents used on each trip, as the agency sometimes booked multiple rooms or a multiroom rental cottage on the property

In this way, Trump’s adult children and their families have caused the U.S. government to spend at least $238,000 at Trump properties so far, according to Secret Service records obtained by The Washington Post.

Government ethics experts say that nothing is wrong with Trump’s children seeking protection from the Secret Service.

But, they said, the Trump Organization’s decision to charge for the agents’ rooms created a situation in which

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Video: October budget to ‘extend tax offset’ and put ‘cash in Aussie pockets’ (Sky News Australia)

October budget to ‘extend tax offset’ and put ‘cash in Aussie pockets’

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More than 11 million Australians will receive tax cuts, with a permanent cut of $47 a week for high-income earners and a one-off $21 cut for middle-income earners in 2020-21, according to the Coalition’s budget.



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Under the plan, unveiled on Tuesday, stage two income tax cuts scheduled to begin in 2022 will be brought forward to this financial year and backdated to July to deliver an immediate boost to household budgets.

The largest benefit will be captured by those earning $120,000 and over, but the budget also provides a one-off boost to tax cuts for middle income earners by extending the low and middle income

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  • A current federal proscutor said in a letter this week that US Attorney General Bill Barr “has brought shame” on the Department of Justice.
  • “The attorney general acts as though his job is to serve only the political interests of Donald J. Trump,” wrote James D. Herbert, assistant US attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
  • Herbert cited Barr’s misleading claims about the Mueller report and mail-in voting.
  • “This is a dangerous abuse of power,” Herbert wrote.

Attorney General Bill Barr “has brought shame” on the US Department of Justice, a current federal prosecutor wrote in a highly unusual public call-out, decrying “the unprecedented politicization of the officer of the attorney general.”

“The attorney general acts as though his job is to serve only the political interests of Donald J. Trump,” James D. Herbert, assistant US attorney for the District of Massachusetts, wrote in a September 24 letter published by The

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New government data on household income and poverty for 2019 paints a broadly positive picture of the nation’s long economic expansion — gains now in the past as the pandemic has inflicted severe damage on millions of Americans.

But another key measure of economic well-being, the share of people without health insurance, ticked higher last year, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday, a concern that weighs especially heavily as many families struggle with the health crisis.

The Census Bureau’s annual report, although largely outdated amid the coronavirus-induced recession, provides an important benchmark on where the nation was trending on incomes, poverty and health coverage in the prior year.

And in what turned out to be the last year of a record decade-long period of economic growth, 2019 produced some real fruits before the expansion was cut short by the onset of the coronavirus outbreak.

The U.S. median household income —

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