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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Why Republicans Were Hypocrites In Rushing Tax Bill

Republicans have spent years complaining about how Congress spent less than a year reviewing Obamacare before voting to overhaul one-sixth of the American economy. But that’s a lifetime compared to how long the GOP waited over the weekend before passing a tax bill that could overhaul the entire economy: About eight hours.

December 6, 2017

Will Bunch: Senator’s Shilling For Right-Wing College Wasn’t Worst Thing He Did This Weekend

Under pressure from Democratic senators — “There are so many deserving schools in Oregon and Pennsylvania and elsewhere who don’t get this special treatment,” Oregon’s Ron Wyden observed — Toomey claimed Hillsdale’s not having to pay a tax on its endowment…

December 6, 2017
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Alec Baldwin Says Democrats Must ‘Send Trump’ To Moscow

Baldwin took the stage to call for action and unity within the Democratic party. He said that former President Bill Clinton had told him to remind the audience that Democrats should focus on building a stronger message and encouraging voters to support the party…

November 29, 2017
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Trump Impeachment Petition Reaches 1 Million Signatures

Tom Steyer, a Democratic donor and ex-hedge fund manager, told Axios on Tuesday that 1,119,720 people have added their names to his website, needtoimpeach.com. Judging from Trump’s tweets, the commander-in-chief is taking notice of the growing opposition.

November 1, 2017
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Will Trump Run Again? Insiders Say No

“There could well be a primary,” the junior senator from Kentucky said on MSNBC, after being asked if a 2020 primary would be good for the Republican Party. Paul had prefaced his remark by saying Republicans “need to know [if] President Trump [is] running for re-election. I think you won’t know that until you get into sort of second, third year of his presidency.”

October 31, 2017

Uninsured Rates Grow During Trump Presidency

The Gallup poll behind this finding selected 500 people at random and asked them daily if they were insured. During the third quarter of 2017, July 1 to September 30, the adult uninsured rate was 12.3 percent. That was 0.6 percent higher than the rate from the second quarter of 2017, and 1.4 percent higher than the rate at the end of 2016.

October 21, 2017
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Putin Tells U.S. To Stop Making Fun Of Trump

Putin, who U.S. officials have accused of swaying the 2016 U.S. presidential race in Trump’s favor, broke a streak of hostile diplomatic exchanges between the two leading powers during a speech Thursday in order to defend his former political ally from what he considers unfair criticism at home.

October 20, 2017

An Emboldened KKK Is Utilizing A Deeply Disturbing Recruitment Tool

The racist group distributed propaganda fliers at a Friday night football game at Gray’s Creek High School in North Carolina. The fliers showcased racist comments about Jews, Mexicans and Muslims written atop the Confederate flag, also attacking Black Lives Matter, recent NFL take-a-knee protests, and black culture.

October 12, 2017
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Red Alert: Voting Machines Vulnerable To Russian Attack

“By the end of the conference, every piece of equipment in the Voting Village was effectively breached in some manner. Participants with little prior knowledge and only limited tools and resources were quite capable of undermining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability​ ​of​ ​these​ ​systems.”

October 11, 2017

People With Disabilities Deal With Extra Costs

However, a new body of research reveals another major barrier, previously missing from most studies: People living with disabilities also face extra costs of living.

July 30, 2017
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Why Haven’t Southern Baptists Condemned The Alt-right?

A resolution condemning white supremacy and the growing white nationalist alt-right movement was initially rejected at the annual Southern Baptist Convention this week, raising outrage from black members of the faith. The controversy illustrates the continued clash among evangelicals over President Donald Trump and the more radical, white nationalistic branch of his supporters.

June 15, 2017
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Donald Trump Is Sputtering With Rage Behind The Closed Doors Of The White House

But that isn’t to say the nation’s top-cop necessarily has job security: Tensions between he and Trump have reached new peaks amid a federal investigation into Russia’s meddling in last year’s election, which Sessions recused himself from after it was discovered he had several undisclosed meetings with Russian envoys…

June 9, 2017
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The Enduring Legacy Of John F. Kennedy

Kennedy is widely regarded as one of the country’s best presidents… Although historians may feel differently, the public consistently ranks him at or near the top among American leaders.

May 29, 2017
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Manchester Attack: World Leaders Condemn Deadly Bombing

The bomb was detonated in the foyer of the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande. Greater Manchester Police said the attack was perpetrated by a lone male who died at the scene after detonating an improvised explosive device.

May 23, 2017
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Chaffetz Demands Trump-Comey Memos From FBI

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee demanded Tuesday that the FBI turn over all documents it has relating to communications between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey.

May 17, 2017
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Nixon Aide Says Trump Memo Is ‘Smoking Gun’

The White House Counsel for former U.S. President Richard Nixon has described the memo written by fired FBI director James Comey as a “smoking gun” and drew parallels between the affair and the Watergate scandal that in 1974 brought down his former boss.

May 17, 2017

Congressman Makes Call For Trump’s Impeachment In House

Democratic Texas Congressman Al Green announced on Twitter he will call for the impeachment of Donald Trump Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. Congress, officiating his claims the president engaged in an obstruction of justice and fired FBI Director James Comey to curb investigations…

May 17, 2017
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Pelosi: Trump Intel Disclosure Harms Ties With Allies

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that if reports that Donald Trump shared classified information with Russia are true then it could undermine America’s relationship with its allies.

May 16, 2017

Only 29% Of Americans Support Trump’s Firing Of Comey

Comey’s dismissal came on Tuesday, in what the White House alleged was a decision following the advice from the attorney general and deputy attorney general, although Trump later said he was intending to fire Comey ‘regardless’.

May 15, 2017
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Trump Mulls West Wing Shake-Up Of Key Staff Members

According to White House sources, the president may have a “huge reboot” of his team that could affect everyone from Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, even Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

May 15, 2017

North Korean Envoy Says Kim Planning Next Nuclear Test

Echoing the official stance of his government, Choe asserted North Korea’s right to maintain and develop nuclear weapons as a deterrent to foreign invasion. Though he said he was unaware of a specific date for another nuclear weapons test, he stated that one would be conducted on leader Kim Jong Un’s terms regardless of U.S. pressure.

May 11, 2017
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Macron, Trump At Odds On Paris Climate Agreement

Emmanuel Macron had a fiery message pointed at President Donald Trump before he cruised to victory in France’s elections Sunday night against far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen: Stay in the international Paris Climate agreement, COP21, or lose your best and brightest American innovators for years to come.

May 9, 2017
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Republicans Lacked ‘Courage’ In Health Care Vote: Obama

“I hope that current members of Congress recall that it actually doesn’t take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential,” Obama said as he accepted the Profile in Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library on Sunday. “But it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable and the sick and the infirm,” he added.

May 8, 2017
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CNN Rejects Trump ‘Fake News’ Ad

“It is absolutely shameful to see the media blocking the positive message that President Trump is trying to share with the country. It’s clear that CNN is trying to silence our voice and censor our free speech because it doesn’t fit their narrative,” Michael Glassner, executive director of the campaign committee, Donald J. Trump for President, said in a statement.

May 3, 2017

Congress Denies Jeff Sessions Money To Fight Marijuana

A bipartisan group of House Democrats and Republicans agreed Sunday to $1 trillion in government spending to avoid a shutdown and see them through to the end of September. But while it also gave $1.5 billion more for border security and $12.5 billion for new military spending, there wasn’t any money for Sessions to go after states that have legalized medical marijuana and or where the recreational use of the drug is legal.

May 3, 2017