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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Alexandra Rosenmann

The CFPB Has Returned Billions To Swindled Families. Naturally, Republicans Want It Dismantled

Less than a week after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau celebrated its sixth anniversary, the Trump administration issued a decisive blow to the Bureau’s latest progress regarding a key arbitrations rule, which it now aims to nullify.

July 30, 2017

Watch John McCain Cast ‘No’ Vote In A Big Blow To Trump’s Presidency

Sen. John McCain’s decisive “no” vote early Friday marked a major turning point in the GOP’s seven-year war to destroy Obamacare. McCain, who had returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday just days after his brain cancer diagnosis and surgery, did so with a “refreshed appreciation for the protocols and customs” of the Senate.

July 29, 2017
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Here Are 5 Of Trump’s Most Buffoonish GOP Defenders

Shortly after arriving at his Sterling, Virginia golf club on Sunday, President Trump lashed out at his own party via Twitter. “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President,” Trump tweeted.

July 26, 2017
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Is Trump Losing Fox News?

Fox News remains President Trump’s favorite news channel, and Sean Hannity his single greatest champion. But mounting criticism from the latter’s Fox co-anchors this week suggests the network’s support for the president may be eroding.

July 20, 2017
Scarborough

Why Joe Scarborough Says He’s Abandoning The GOP

“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough made a surprising announcement on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday: The former Florida Republican Congressman is giving his party the boot.

July 12, 2017
Richard Painter

Even Bush’s Ethics Lawyer Is Ready To Use The T-Word About The Trump Administration

The Russian collusion saga continues apace. On Saturday, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet with Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya after he was promised compromising information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. Paul J. Manafort and Jared Kushner also attended the meeting.

July 11, 2017
Chris Christie hits historic low approval rating in new poll

5 Ways That Despised Chris Christie Is Trolling New Jersey

Chris Christie is just trolling New Jerseyans at this point. In June, a Quinnipiac University poll found that his approval rating stood at a dismal 15 percent, the lowest of any American governor in decades. Yet this past weekend, he was photographed sunbathing on a beach that had been closed to the public amid a state government shutdown. Here are five ways the New Jersey governor is extending a giant middle finger to voters before he leaves office:.

July 5, 2017
SiriusXM Political Hosts Talk To Voters Across The Country On Election Day 2012

Former Clinton Media Director Growing Resistance Radio

Less than a month after Donald Trump’s inauguration, Hillary Clinton’s director of progressive media began her new venture: creating a crucial space for the resistance amid a fundamental political shift. Zerlina Maxwell is the director of progressive programming for SiriusXM, which claims an audience of 51.6 million people each week, and a subscriber base of 25.8 million who have access to its 135-plus stations.

July 3, 2017
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GOP Doctors Unable To Answer Simple Trumpcare Question

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed a vote on Republicans’ new health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. On Thursday, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle hosted a panel discussion with five Trump-supporting doctors from around the country.

June 30, 2017

Al Franken Chides The Democratic Party: ‘We Gotta Stop Riding In Limousines’

“We’re talking about completely going backward,” the Minnesota Democrat said in a “Morning Joe” interview Monday. “We’re talking about an $880 billion cut [to] Medicaid and matching that with a $900 billion tax cut for the wealthiest Americans.” As a member of the Senate Health Committee and co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Rural Health Caucus, Franken regularly participates in town halls devoted to health care access for Minnesotans.

June 27, 2017
TSA

Would You Believe It? TSA Is Requiring You To Pull Out Every Piece Of Paper In Your Bags

The Transportation Safety Administration is considering implementing a new national policy that would require passengers to remove books from their bags at airport checkpoints, like they do laptops. And given the administration’s reputation for religious profiling, the procedure could be used to violate passengers’ First Amendment rights.

June 27, 2017
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Could This Iron Worker And Union Organizer Unseat Paul Ryan In 2018?

“This is repealing and replacing Obamacare, everybody doesn’t get what they want,” Ryan opines in the ad before he’s interrupted by Randy Bryce, a Wisconsin ironworker, military veteran and union organizer placing health care at the center of his platform.

June 24, 2017

Capitol Police Drag Disabled Health Care Protesters From Their Wheelchairs In Front Of Mitch McConnell’s Office

Hours after a draft of the GOP Senate’s new health care bill was released, protesters from across the country began staging sit-ins and die-ins in response to its draconian measures. “No cuts to Medicaid,” chanted members of ADAPT (Americans Disabled Attendant Programs Today) outside Mitch McConnell’s office on Thursday.

June 23, 2017

Elizabeth Warren Excoriates Senate Republicans For Financing Their Tax Cuts With ‘Blood Money’

“The Senate bill is crammed full with just as many tax cuts as the House bill; tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, tax cuts for wealthy investors, tax cuts for giant companies, but all those tax cuts don’t come cheap,” she continued. “Senate Republicans had to make a choice how to pay for all those juicy tax cuts for their rich buddies. I’ll tell you how—in blood money.”

June 23, 2017
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks about his attempts to influence the Democratic party's platform in Albany, New York, U.S. June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bernie Sanders All But Calls Republicans Cowards In Devastating Speech On Senate Floor

“It should tell every American, whether you are a Democrat, a Republican or an Independent, whether you’re conservative or progressive. It should tell you something that major, major legislation is being written at this moment, and most Republicans don’t have a clue as to what’s in that legislation, let alone Democrats, let alone the average American,” Sanders noted in a speech on the Senate floor late Monday.

June 21, 2017

5 Major Threats To Further Hasten Uber’s Decline

Since CEO and founder Travis Kalanick announced his indefinite leave of absence from Uber, the company has spent the past week desperately attempting to steer the conversation away from scandal. But plans ranging from rural ride-sharing to curbing drinking at work are doing little to help the startup still drowning in legal woes.

June 20, 2017
Fox settlement, Ailes

Senior Military Intelligence Officer Schools Fox News On The Media’s Complicity In Anti-Muslim Terrorist Attacks

“I’m not surprised that this happened, but I will tell you, one of the highlights that I’m glad that you all have placed some attention on, are the Muslim men who came out and captured this guy and held him for the police to come and take custody of him,” Steve Rogers told the cast of “Fox and Friends” Monday.

June 20, 2017

New Documentary Exposes Deadly Conditions Faced By Smartphone Workers In China

At 24, Yi Yeting was diagnosed with leukemia after three years of nonstop exposure to benzene, a toxic chemical endangering the health of a million-plus Apple workers in Shenzhen. “We are all benzene patients,” the victim-turned-activist told attendees at an organizing rally in February 2014. “For those of us who are alive, we need to fight for our rights.”

June 12, 2017
terrorism

Are Far Right ‘Free Speech’ Rallies Breeding Terrorism?

The disturbing ramblings uttered by Jeremy Joseph Christian as he entered the courtroom May 27 drew on a horrifying trend in America: Rallying behind the right to so-called free speech, both figuratively and literally, to justify white supremacy and its violent acts.

June 9, 2017
Governor Mike Pence of Indiana speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Is Mike Pence Running For President?

As Trump’s Russia scandal continues to swirl, Vice President Mike Pence appears to be looking out for one politician and one politician only: Mike Pence. Since Inauguration Day, the VP has kept plenty busy at home and abroad, often attempting to distance himself from his embattled leader.

June 6, 2017
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) waves at the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation's 2015 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference in Washington, April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

Elizabeth Warren Launches Ambitious New Project To Hold Betsy DeVos Accountable

Two weeks after Betsy DeVos completed her 100th day on the job, Elizabeth Warren penned a CNN op-ed announcing her new accountability effort aimed at the education secretary and her controversial agenda.

June 2, 2017

Al Franken Comes Out And Says What Most Americans Really Think Of Trumpcare

“I don’t think the Republicans can do this themselves, and they shouldn’t,” he said in a “CBS This Morning” interview May 30. “What came out of the House is just dreadful.” Franken is co-chair of the bipartisan rural health caucus

May 31, 2017
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Donald Trump’s Crumbling Brand Just Took Another Major Hit

Between the Trump slump and a growing movement to boycott his products, the president’s brand is in free fall—especially in his hometown of New York City.

May 27, 2017
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders holds up his notes while speaking about his attempts to influence the Democratic party's platform during a speech in Albany, New York, U.S., June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bernie Sanders Gives Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Epic Lesson On American Inequality

Shortly after the Trump administration unveiled its controversial budget proposal for 2018, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) totally dismantled the plan in a scathing op-ed.

May 26, 2017
Philippine President

5 Reminders Of How Dark It Is That Trump Is Cozying Up With The Murderous President Of The Philippines

On April 29, President Trump made a highly controversial phone call to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, an authoritarian strongman whose daily executions have become a hallmark of his brutal regime.

May 25, 2017