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Alexandra Rosenmann
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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
Trump, business, blind trust

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
Rep. John Lewis

John Lewis Hammers Steve Mnuchin Over Trump’s Sadistic Budget Cuts

“Mr. Secretary, I’ve often said that a budget proposal is a statement of values and priorities,” Lewis began. “This administration’s proposal makes crystal-clear that the hungry, the middle class, the elderly and the struggling will be left out and left behind.”

May 25, 2017
Donald Trump and the Alt-Right

The Alt-Right Is Furious At Trump For His Foreign Trip

Trump’s Syria strike, while widely praised in the mainstream media, drew significant backlash from the president’s populist base. Now, five weeks later, Trump’s first foreign trip has ushered in a new wave of criticism from his core group of supporters.

May 24, 2017

Elizabeth Warren Goes Nuclear On Trump And DeVos’ Plan To Gut Education Beyond All Recognition

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos finds herself under fire again, this time for a proposed $10.6 billion budget cut to her department. And much as she did during DeVos’ confirmation hearing in February, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is leading the opposition.

May 24, 2017
Trump refugee policies

Huge Increase In Anti-Trump Protest: 5 Signs Resistance Is Growing Stronger

As co-director of the Crowd Counting Consortium, Erica Chenoweth has been collecting political crowd data since the Women’s March in January. She also produces a monthly breakdown for the Washington Post on political activism trends based on the numbers.

May 23, 2017
Trump, Putin

3 Insane Evangelical Theories About Why The Trump White House Is Imploding

But with support for impeachment steadily increasing, many of the president’s die-hard supporters are struggling to explain the chaos that has engulfed Washington. And few are quite as unhinged as the evangelicals in his base.

May 21, 2017
Trump, Ryan, Obamacare Repeal

The Numbers Are In: Trump’s Trillion-Dollar Tax Cuts Will Take A Stunning Toll On American Society

The massive tax cuts are “so one-sided that Trump administration officials have even admitted, publicly, that they’re not even sure if it’s going to help the middle class at all,” “Ring of Fire” co-host Farron Cousins began, in his breakdown of the report.

May 16, 2017
Town Halls, Activists

5 Explosive Town Halls You May Have Missed This Week

Last Thursday, 217 House Republicans passed the heavily contested American Health Care Act, which the Congressional Budget Office predicts will strip 24 million Americans of their insurance over the next 10 years. Now House Republicans are feeling the wrath of their constituents.

May 13, 2017
FBI clears clinton (again)

#ComeyGate White House Protest Kicks Off Nationwide Push For Independent Investigation At Senate Offices

Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey Tuesday has spurred heated controversy from both sides of the aisle. Following Preet Bharara and Sally Yates, Comey was the third official to be dismissed while investigating the president and his associates.

May 11, 2017
Elizabeth Warren throws down the gauntlet

Elizabeth Warren Connects The Dots On Trump’s Firings: ‘It’s Pretty Clear What’s Going On’

Hours after Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) laid out a timeline of the president’s deeply disconcerting firings of officials investigating him and his campaign members on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.”

May 11, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel’s Appeal On Health Care Hit A GOP Senator Hard

Three days before House Republicans effectively voted to repeal Obamacare, late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel issued a personal plea on behalf of millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions—like his son born just last week in Los Angeles. “Before 2014 [when Obamacare came into force], if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you wouldn’t be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition,” Kimmel said.

May 6, 2017
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‘All This Was For Nothing’—Family Of Slain Alton Sterling Devastated By Govt Failure To Charge Police Officers

The videotaped shooting of Alton Sterling on July 5, 2016, sparked national outrage and a civil rights investigation regarding the effect of race in police-community relations. Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, this federal case could likely be the first of many in which the Justice Department decides not to charge officers involved in a police shooting. The high-profile investigation surrounding the 2014 death of 43-year-old Eric Garner has yet to be concluded.

May 4, 2017