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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Alex Henderson
Koch Brothers

Koch-Sponsored Poll Reveals Americans’ Progressive Outlook

So, to summarize: the Koch brothers hoped for a consistently libertarian result—but they received a lot of liberal/progressive results instead.

August 10, 2018
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Ted Cruz Begs Trump To Campaign For Him

In 2016, Cruz denounced Trump as everything from a “pathological liar” and a “serial philanderer” to “utterly immoral.”

August 9, 2018

Gender Gap May Boost Democrats In Midterm Elections

This week, a YouGov survey showed a 24-point gap between male and female voters when it comes to the House of Representatives’ generic ballot.

August 6, 2018
Trump aides coordinated with Russians

Four Remarkable Revelations From Manafort Trial

Paul Manafort’s trial entered Day 4 this morning in Alexandria, Virginia, with the former Trump campaign manager continuing to battle multiple federal counts of bank fraud and tax evasion.

August 4, 2018
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump jokes about how difficult he says it is for him to listen to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's voice, as he holds a rally with supporters in Fresno, California, U.S. May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.

Democrats’ Best 2018 Fundraiser? It’s Trump

In April, Politico listed 16 incumbent House Republicans who were lagging behind Democrats in fundraising.

July 31, 2018
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) shows company documents to Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf during his testimony before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm's sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Warren Warns Of ‘Stain’ On Senators Who Vote To Confirm CFPB Nominee

Warren, grilling Kraninger, said of the separation of families, “These are innocent children who may be scarred forever by this policy.

July 24, 2018
sanctions

Republicans Again Running Up Massive Fiscal Deficits

The fact that Republicans are great at cutting taxes for the 1% while butchering social programs for the poor doesn’t mean that they don’t spend tax dollars like crazy.

July 19, 2018

Will New BBC Film On Predatory Trump Sway Evangelicals?

Titled “Trump: Is the President a Sex Pest?,” the report contains anecdotes describing Trump’s creepy behavior around women in the 1980s and 1990s.

July 13, 2018
maxine waters

Prosecutor Suspended For Threatening Rep. Waters

An ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, Selyem lambasted Waters in response to her criticisms of Trump’s immigration policies.

July 12, 2018
Susan Collins

Will These Two Senators Save America From Kavanaugh?

Maine’s Collins and Alaska’s Murkowski are among the few Republicans in the Senate who are typically described as “moderate” in the mainstream media.

July 12, 2018
Protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in the morning as the court takes up a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy, in Washington March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

What America Will Look Like After Roe V. Wade

Pennsylvania, for example, could become a major abortion rights battleground in a post-Roe scenario.

July 11, 2018
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump formally accepts the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Sex, Trump, And The Supreme Court: 8 Historic Decisions That Could Be Overturned

Here are some landmark Supreme Court decisions that advanced sexual freedom in the U.S. and could be in danger if Trump has his way.

July 9, 2018
Trump, Vacations, Obama

Inside The Trump Foundation’s ‘Charity’ Scam

According to the Palm Beach Post, its review of the Trump Foundation’s tax records found a frequent pattern of charities receiving donations after they moved their events to Mar-a-Lago.

July 8, 2018
DeVos appointed lobbyists at Department of Education

For Teachers, Red States Resemble Underdeveloped Countries

2018 may very well go down in history as the year in which public-school teachers in Republican-controlled states finally became fed up and rebelled. So far this year, statewide teachers strikes have taken place in Oklahoma and West Virginia. Teachers have been protesting in Kentucky as well, and a statewide walkout is being considered in Arizona.

April 11, 2018
grandparents

The Crisis Ahead: The U.S. Is No Country For Older Men And Women

The news is not good for millions of aging Baby Boomers and Gen Xers in the United States who are moving closer to retirement age. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s annual report on retirement preparedness for 2017, only 18 percent of U.S.-based workers feel “very confident” about their ability to retire comfortably.

December 14, 2017

The Trump Effect? 9 Eruptions Of White Nationalist Terror

Webster’s Dictionary defines terrorism as the “calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature.” To hear neocons, Republicans, the Christian right and the so-called alt-right tell it, such violence is exercised primarily by Muslims and people of color.

October 22, 2017
Immigrant, ICE raids, Deportation

8 Immigration Horror Stories From Trump’s Radicalized And Empowered ICE Agency

During his eight years as president of the United States, Barack Obama deported a staggering 2.5 million people. That figure represents a 23 percent increase over the Bush administration, without including the hundreds of thousands who self-deported or were turned away at the border. In 2014, Janet Murguía, president of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), labeled Obama the “deporter-in-chief.”

September 5, 2017
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) talks to the media outside of his Senate office on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

9 Of The Most Staggeringly Awful Statements Republicans Have Made About Health Care Just This Year

In 2009, Rep. Alan Grayson characterized the Republican approach to health care as “don’t get sick, and if you do, die quickly.” Eight years later, the Florida Democrat’s words ring truer than ever, especially in light of the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act.

June 5, 2017

Debt Collector Abuse Is Raging In The Trump Era

If there is any business sector in the United States that surpasses health insurance companies and megabanks when it comes to being corrupt, immoral and unscrupulous, it is debt collection agencies. Debt collectors are not exempt from federal governance;

May 14, 2017
Unions, Right To Work

The Red-State Trend That’s Coming To A Blue State Near You

When the AFL-CIO and other critics of right-to-work laws describe them as “right-to-work-for-less” laws, they aren’t merely being rhetorical; research demonstrates that right-to-work promotes inferior working conditions.

March 12, 2017