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Trump’s Tongue [A Cartoon From Spain]









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A Disturbing New Plan for Picking Your Senators


The American Legislative Exchange Counsel has drafted “model legislation” that would empower gerrymandered legislatures to choose senators for us.

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Who Owns What









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Meet the GOP Insider Who Created White Nationalist Richard Spencer


Retired Chicago business executive William H. Regnery II (pictured, right) provided Spencer (pictured, left) with the platform he needed to launch the “alt-right” movement.

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A Lengthy Operation









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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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Here’s the Update All Trump Voters Should Read


So after six months, has the president delivered what he promised you?

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Hundreds of Activists Occupy the Capitol to Protest Trumpcare


Scores of people are arrested in what organizers describe as the largest demonstration against the GOP bill so far.

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Doctors Say Sen. John McCain Has a Brain Tumor


The 80-year-old Arizonan has glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

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Bannon’s Plan









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McCain









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House Budget Blueprint Is Key to Whether Trump’s Tax Agenda Will Succeed


With the president’s bid to overhaul the health care system on hold, Republicans have their orders to press forward on revamping the nation’s tax code.

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Two More GOP Senators Oppose Health Care Bill, Killing It for Now


The latest effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is fatally wounded as Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas come out against it. (Pictured, Mitch McConnell.)

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Brownie Points









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Pre-Existing Condition









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Here’s How Republican Lawmakers Are Responding to Medicaid Advocates


Disability rights activists protesting the proposed GOP health care bill’s cuts to Medicaid are being met with slammed doors and, in some cases, police force.

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 READ MORE

Now They Hate Universities: Trumpian Anti-Intellectualism Is Spreading Among Republicans


Of those polled recently by Pew, 58 percent believe colleges and universities have a negative impact on the United States. It’s a very recent development.

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Trump Says the U.S. Must Work With Russia and Move Past Election Issues


The president does not want questions of Russian interference to prevent him from working with Putin’s government on other matters, including the civil war in Syria, officials say.

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 READ MORE

Strangling Medicaid With Red Tape


The GOP health care bill isn’t the only threat to the Medicaid program. Some states are seeking to cut enrollment by dumping administrative requirements on participants.

Posted on Jul 9, 2017 READ MORE

Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Immigrant Bills?


While Donald Trump had to pull back on some of his proposed policies, the “resistance” has been too compliant regarding two bills now before Congress.

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Trump Administration Backs Texas Voter ID Law in Court


The White House wants the courts to uphold voter ID restrictions in Texas that opponents call discriminatory.

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Here’s How Donald Trump Transferred Wealth to His Son While Avoiding the Usual Taxes


Last year, then-candidate Trump sold two condos at a steep discount to his son Eric (pictured). But he doesn’t appear to be on the hook for gift taxes.

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Trump’s Man With a Plan ... to Suppress the Vote Nationwide


Kris Kobach, Kansas’ anti-immigrant secretary of state, is the operational leader of the president’s newly launched commission to investigate fraudulent voting.

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Lies









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Naomi Klein: ‘Counting on [Trump] Self-Destructing Is Very, Very Dangerous’ (Video)

The author of “The Shock Doctrine” worries that Democrats are positioning themselves as the “Impeachment Party” rather than proposing ideas for bettering American lives.

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

A Wisconsin Republican Looks Back With Regret at Voter ID and Redistricting Fights


Former state Sen. Dale Schultz laments his support for tighter voter rules and reconfiguring districts and says he’s happy the Supreme Court will weigh partisan gerrymandering.

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Trump’s Escalating Assault on the Press


Maybe the president’s most recent attacks on the press were meant to distract from a week of embarrassing news. I fear a more menacing reality.

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Why the Obamacare Repeal Effort Will Never Disappear


People will continue to vote for the party that will strip them of their health care as long as it promises to turn back the clock and “Make America White Again.”

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 READ MORE

Medicare for All: It’s a Matter of Life and Death


“The science is showing us that if you lack health insurance ... people die earlier as a result,” says Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 READ MORE

Election Toolkit









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Senate Leaders Scramble for a Deal on Health Care Bill


The proposal crafted by Republican senators has many critics and few outspoken fans on Capitol Hill, and prospects for changing that are uncertain.

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 READ MORE

We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast


The first thing that occurred to me when the reality of a Trump presidency became apparent was, “How am I going to explain this to my 9-year-old?” [This is a repost of an article for which Sonali Kolhatkar was honored Sunday by the Los Angeles Press Club.]

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Mitch McConnell Delays Health Care Vote


The Senate majority leader is putting off the vote until after the July 4 recess, a move viewed by many as a testament to the strength of the bill’s critics.

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Feeding the Multimillionaires









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Contempt of Court









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The Republicans’ Secret Health Care Bill


If enacted, it would be the largest single transfer of wealth to the rich from the middle class and poor in American history.

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Disabled Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend Health Care


Demonstrators oppose the Senate’s newly unveiled health care bill, which repeals many tax increases for wealthy Americans. Those increases helped expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written


Nevada’s Dean Heller is the latest Republican senator to declare opposition to the party’s health care bill, but he does not rule out accepting a future revision.

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The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid


The Senate GOP bill to replace Obamacare uses a trick to ultimately destroy Medicaid that may go largely unnoticed. (Pictured, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.)

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Son of a Mitch









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Senate GOP Releases Obamacare Overhaul to Immediate Criticism From Both Sides of the Aisle


The latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act meets with solid Democratic opposition—and complaints from some Republicans. (Pictured, President Obama’s signature on the ACA.)

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 READ MORE

Blanket Coverage









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Your Health May Be in Susan Collins’ Hands—and That’s Not Good News


The senator from Maine is often portrayed in the media as the exemplar of Republican moderation. But will she stand against her party when it counts?

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 READ MORE

Senate Steers Toward Showdown Vote on Health Bill Next Week


Trouble appears to be brewing once again over the GOP’s effort to push the Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act through both houses of Congress.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Host a Q&A on the Secret GOP Health Care Bill (Video)

In a Facebook Live conversation streamed Monday, the senators took audience questions and examined the future of health care in the U.S.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Did Trump Receive Big Tax Refunds After 2005?


Leaked documents show the president paid hefty taxes for 2005, but one analysis suggests that later returns may show much of the payment was refunded to him.

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 READ MORE

Cuba’s Formal Response to Trump’s Speech on Policy Changes


The Cuban government says the president’s speech was “full of hostile anti-Cuban rhetoric reminiscent of the times of open confrontation with our country.”

Posted on Jun 18, 2017 READ MORE

Government of, by and for Trump


The president has filled his administration with people more loyal to him than they are to America.

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Party Loyalty









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