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Democrats Announce House and Senate Agreement on Sanctions Against Russia


If the bill is passed, legislators may be on a collision course with the president. (Pictured, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.)

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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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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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Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary


After Spicer abruptly quits, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is named to replace him.

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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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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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Trump’s Support Falling Among Swing-State Voters Who Elected Him, Recent Polls Find


A third of voters, however, remain unapologetic fans.

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To Bea or Not to Bea









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Trump Bet Americans Would Like His Un-Presidential Antics. He May Be Right.


Is America one big con game?

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Brownie Points









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Why Russiagate Trumps Ecocide at CNN


Incessant coverage of Donald Trump and the Russia story is good for business at the Cable News Network—and keeps the New Cold War going.

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Trump and Macron Consult on Syria Cease-Fire in Shadow of Trump Jr. Scandal


Escaping the Washington feeding frenzy, the president discusses cooperation on Syria and Iraq with his French counterpart in Paris.

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Pre-Existing Condition









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Tobacco Industry Makes Strides in Trump’s Washington


Cigarette companies that supported the president’s campaign are gaining crucial political victories under his administration, even as tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death.

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Preparing for Doomsday: A Shelter-in-Place Mentality Is the New American Normal


A former Air Force software engineer writes about his time living underground in the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, America’s nuclear command center.

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 READ MORE

When Democrats Crushed Occupy: A Cautionary Tale (Video)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks about the failures of the Democratic Party and the establishment politics that led to Donald Trump’s victory.

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Destroying Mosul to Save It: Possible U.S.-Backed War Crimes in Iraq Are Exposed


As President Trump applauds victory against Islamic State in the devastated Iraqi city, Amnesty International details the deaths and suffering among civilians.

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Profiting Off Pain: Trump Confidant Cashed In on the Housing Crisis


One of the president’s closest friends, Southern California billionaire Thomas J. Barrack (pictured), bought up homes during the Great Recession, bumped up rents and allowed the properties to fall into disrepair.

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Other G-20 Members Shun U.S. Position on Climate, Strike Deal on Trade


The final statement of the summit in Germany underlines that every other meeting participant supports the Paris pact, rejected by President Trump on June 1.

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Dinner With Putin









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Donald Trump Meets With Vladimir Putin at G-20 Summit


The two held “very, very good talks,” Trump said. Meanwhile, news also broke that the U.S. and Russia had reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria.

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Trump’s Health Care and the Politics of Disposability


The right’s politics are as vicious as ever, but they also present a unique opportunity.

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Trump’s Poland Speech Denounced for ‘Triumph of the Will’ Undertones


In a speech at the site of the Warsaw Uprising Monument on Thursday, the president proclaimed that “the fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.”

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The American Dream









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Two Impulsive Leaders Fan the Global Flames


President Trump’s public alignment with Saudi Arabian King Salman in his anti-Iran campaign could engulf the Middle East in a new global crisis.

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The Folly of the Next ‘Surge’ in Afghanistan


With Donald Trump’s generals considering renewed action, a U.S. Army strategist recalls his time in Afghanistan in 2011.

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The Media Aren’t Telling the Real Story of Trump’s Missile Strike in Syria


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh cast doubt on the White House narrative in Syria, but mainstream media continue to maintain radio silence on his revelations.

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Dear John









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Trump Gender-Equality Appointee Bethany Kozma Is Unfit to Serve


By naming an anti-trans activist as USAID adviser, the president delivers a “slap in the face” to the LGBT community.

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Numerous States Reject the Administration’s Demand for Voter Data


A request for sensitive voter information by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is causing a backlash from civil rights advocacy groups, governors and state secretaries. (Pictured, a 2014 march for voter protections.)

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Living in the Shadows


A new book by writer, photographer and union organizer David Bacon is a bilingual fusion of journalism and documentary photography that reveals the humanity and suffering of marginalized Latino workers.

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The President’s Busy Weekend









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Is the Supreme Court Killing Secularism?


Three rulings in one week raise fears that human rights are being subverted in favor of religious rights, particularly those of evangelical Christians.

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Five Things Trump Is Doing That Are Worse Than Insulting Mika Brzezinski


U.S. media is focusing on the president’s provocations rather than on important issues like tax cuts, climate change and health care. (Pictured: Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on MSNBC.)

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Russians Alarmed, Washington Befuddled by White House Threat to Syria


The American statement that Syrian President Bashar Assad (pictured) is preparing to use poison gas could have dire consequences.

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Thinking Dangerously: The Role of Higher Education in Authoritarian Times


Any viable attempt at developing democratic politics must address the role of education and civic literacy as central to politics itself.

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Trump’s ‘Bizarre’ Treatment of Female Irish Journalist Draws Rebukes


The president singles out Caitriona Perry from a group of reporters, calls her “beautiful” and summons her to his side while he is on the phone with Ireland’s prime minister.

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 READ MORE

White House Issues Warning to Syria, Surprising Many in the U.S. Government


Statement advises Assad he would “pay a heavy price” for using chemical weapons on Syrian civilians.

Posted on Jun 27, 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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Elizabeth Warren on ‘Conservative’ Obamacare and Why ‘the Next Step is Single-Payer’


In an interview, the Massachusetts senator explains how she’s reaching out to Trump voters and why the Democratic Party needs to follow a more progressive agenda.

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Trump Takes Another Swipe at CNN Following Reporters’ Resignations


The president slams the network’s credibility after the resignations of three journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story. (Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci, a subject of the story, is pictured.)

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Manufactured Illiteracy and Miseducation


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is Donald Trump’s gift to the billionaires, evangelicals, hedge fund managers and bankers who view schools as training centers and sources of profit.

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Why Does the U.S. Hate Iran? Think Oil and Strategic Power.


Iran is a paragon of human rights, democracy and social liberty compared with some of our Middle Eastern allies. But our policymakers aren’t letting that sway them.

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 READ MORE

Hundreds of Boeing and Carrier Workers to Lose Their Jobs


The news comes despite President Trump’s numerous vows to fight for American workers at risk of losing their livelihoods because of outsourcing and layoffs.

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 READ MORE

Job Creation









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Saudi Arabia Is ‘Playing’ Donald Trump With Potentially Disastrous Consequences


Trump’s newfound ardor for the Saudi regime is a far cry from his past positions, including his campaign assertion that the Saudis were behind the 9/11 attacks.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 READ MORE

Archbishop José Gomez on the Intersection of Catholicism and Immigration (Video)

Truthdig Managing Editor Eric Ortiz and the archbishop of Los Angeles discuss fear in undocumented communities and the future of immigration policy under President Trump.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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