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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3 Big Anti-Trump Marches Coming Up: Tax March, Science March, Climate March

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

Don’t put away that protest sign or cut down on the calls to Congress just yet. The Trump administration has more fuel for the resistance fire, shocking Americans back into action just in time for three anti-Trump marches scheduled this month.

After a brief fling with mere half-truths (as opposed to whole-cloth lies), White House press secretary Sean Spicer returned to the podium Monday to play down Adolf Hitler’s use of chemical weapons and introduce Americans to the concept of “Holocaust centers,” the one-stop genocide shopping they didn’t teach you about in history class.

It was a shocking performance, especially during Passover and on the heels of another shooting at an elementary school in San Bernardino.…

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Is Trump On the Verge of His Biggest Legislative Humiliation Yet?

President Trump’s plan for protecting and creating American jobs has taken three forms while he’s been in office.

First, he talks up American jobs and browbeats companies relocating to Mexico or overseas. While Trump exaggerates and takes credit when he doesn’t deserve it, he regularly ties his image and his presidency to the story of jobs in America, a politically astute move. But Trump needs more than rhetoric on jobs if he wants to protect Republican congressional majority in 2018 and have any chance of reelection in 2020. He needs to take measures that actually create jobs.

The second plank of Trump’s job program is the much touted and much delayed “trillion-dollar infrastructure jobs plan,” favored by White House adviser Steve Bannon.…

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Calling Trump’s Bluff: A Guaranteed Job For Every American Who Wants To Work

Democrats have begun the presidency of Donald Trump exiled to the political wilderness. They’ve lost the White House, both houses of Congress, a shocking number of state governments, while the “blue state” vote has turned out to be really just the “blue city” vote.

The party has cast about for solutions, battling it out over identity politics, the proper opposition strategy, and more. But Democrats might consider taking a cue from Trump himself. Namely, his relentless promises to bring back good-paying American jobs.

“It’s the first and most consistent thing he discusses,” observed Mike Konczal, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, after reviewing Trump’s speeches.…

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