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Republicans’ Attempts to Scrap the ACA Produce a Surprising Side Effect


GOP legislators struggling to “repeal and replace” find themselves facing stronger public support for Obamacare and rising sentiment for a right to health care.

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The Real Political Obstacle Facing Single-Payer


Universal health care is hitting a snag, but there may be a way around it; Democrats should give up on centrism if they want to win elections; as photo forgeries improve, are people getting better at spotting them?

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Senators Engage in a New Bipartisan Effort to Pass Dream Act


Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic Sen. Richard J. Durbin (pictured right) hope to succeed in passing legislation giving undocumented young immigrants a path to citizenship.

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Trump Is Reported to Be Discussing Possibility of Pardoning Himself, Relatives or Aides


Legal options are explored by the president as special counsel Robert Mueller turns to the Trump family’s personal finances, The Washington Post says.

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President Trump Doesn’t Have a Handle on Health Care, Times Interview Confirms


In a curious sit-down with The New York Times, Trump calls attention to gaps in his understanding of health care policy and feeds other doubts about him held by his critics.

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How Toxic Waste Sites Run by the Pentagon Are Poisoning Americans


A report by ProPublica reveals how the military is using unsafe methods to destroy hazardous waste at sites across the country. (Pictured, nerve gas incinerators in Utah.)

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Hillary Clinton Is Losing Popularity Among Those Who Voted for Her, New Poll Shows


The sentiment of Clinton voters is said to reflect Democratic politicians’ angst about how to position themselves for 2018.

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Trump Administration Announces New Sanctions Against Iran


The action comes on the heels of Washington’s reluctant recertification of Tehran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Senate Health Care Vote Delayed as John McCain Recovers From Surgery


With the Republican senator unable to cast a ballot, the latest version of President Trump’s prized health care bill has hit another snag. It’s unclear how long the delay will be.

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Join the Conversation on Gender Politics


Truthdig opens the floor for a productive conversation on the politics of gender, feminism and transgender rights.

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