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Chomsky: If Trump Falters With Supporters, There Could Be a ‘Staged or Alleged’ Terrorist Attack


In a recent interview with Noam Chomsky, the renowned intellectual warns of scapegoating vulnerable people: “That can turn out to be very ugly.”

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Despite Growing Opposition, Devin Nunes Says He’ll Continue to Lead House Russia Inquiry


New reports raise questions about the relationship between the House Intelligence Committee chairman and the White House.

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Why This Isn’t the Time for a Public Health Insurance Option or Medicare for Some


To begin to solve the health care crisis, we need a system based on health and the money to pay for it. House Resolution 676 is the model for that system.

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Reminder to Trump: The Purpose of Government Is to Achieve the Common Good, Not to Show a Profit


It’s good to have fresh thinking about how government might function more efficiently. But it’s important to remember that government is not a business.

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Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Plan


Democrats on Capitol Hill are gloating about the demise of the American Health Care Act. The Vermont senator is about to do them one better.

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The Real Problem With Dave Chappelle’s Transphobic Jokes


The comedian’s Netflix show is generating criticism; the president had a crash course in how government works; and economists are exploring rising mortality rates among middle-aged white Americans.

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The GOP Crusade Against Health Care Is Class Warfare


The failed Republican bill would have handed the wealthiest Americans a massive tax cut, paid for by tossing 24 million people off health care insurance.

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House GOP Calls Off Trumpcare Vote and Kills the Bill


President Trump tells House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the proposed American Health Care Act after Republicans fail to garner enough support to pass it.

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New Poll Shows 56 Percent of Voters Disapprove of GOP Health Care Plan


The results come just as House Republicans, citing a lack of support for the legislation, postpone a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Lawmakers’ Letters to Constituents on Health Care Are Full of Lies and Misinformation


Emails and letters sent by both Republicans and Democrats contain a wealth of misinformation, from statements that are simply misleading to whoppers.

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Underscores His Lack of Concern Over Climate Change


If anything, proposed cutbacks to environmental programs are more extensive than expected.

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America Lacks an Adult in Charge


The country is rudderless and leaderless, and there’s only one way out of this crisis.

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Resistance Against Darrell Issa Surfaces in Long-Overdue Town Hall


The Republican congressman from Southern California, whose district is trending blue, tries to show he’s aligned with constituents on issues including immigration and health care.

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It Is FBI Director James Comey Who Should Be Investigated


It can be argued that Comey broke the law by openly intervening in the presidential election campaign in its final days.

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My First Visit to Washington Since Donald Trump Took Office


When I told people that the president’s rise is a result of declining incomes, a sense that the game is rigged and the failure of Washington to reverse these trends, I got blank stares.

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The Cost of Trump’s Wall Compared to the Value of the Programs He’s Proposing to Cut


America may get its border wall, but we just might have to do without a lot else.

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The Theme That Unites All Trump’s Initiatives Is Cruelty


His budget, which hurts the poor, his insistence on repealing the Affordable Care Act and his targeting of refugees and immigrants are morally repugnant.

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Who Will Build Trump’s Border Wall?


The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will need $4.1 billion through 2018 to finance construction of the barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Puts Border Wall and War Machine First, America’s Most Vulnerable Last


His $1.15 trillion spending plan cuts programs that help those in need while redirecting tax dollars to wage war on undocumented immigrants and boost military funding by billions.

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What We Can Learn From Donald Trump’s Bonkers Budget (Video)


Trump ran for president as a man of the people, but everything we hear about his forthcoming federal budget says exactly the opposite.

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Donald Trump Meets the Heir Apparent of the Saudi Throne: Oil Boycott or Bromance?


Prince Muhammad bin Salman is likely to come away empty handed in the most important dispute—the one over Syria.

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John Oliver: GOP Health Plan Is a Scheme to Take Money From the Poor and Give It to the Rich

The “Last Week Tonight” host makes the deviousness of the proposed American Health Care Act glaringly obvious.

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Donald Trump’s War on Truth Tellers


The president and his White House continue to attack the credibility of institutions that present facts and arguments they don’t like.

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Is the Public Turning on Trump Over Russia Ties and Jeff Sessions’ Statements?


The question of contacts between Russia and Trump and his cronies during the campaign is not going away, with a majority of Americans calling it a serious issue.

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Russell Brand Pokes Holes in Trump and Fox News’ Anti-Immigrant Narratives (Video)

“Isn’t it so extraordinary to learn that there’s no real correlation between immigration and violent crime?” the “Trews” host says.

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Why Trump’s Revised Executive Order Is Still a Racist Muslim Ban


Whether or not the new travel ban stands up in the courts, it is a piece of sordid bigotry.

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Trump Plan Would Separate Immigrant Children From Their Parents


The Department of Homeland Security has identified 20,000 beds for the detention of asylum-seekers—“a 500 percent increase from current capacity,” according to MSNBC.

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How the Trump Administration May Be Skirting Its Own Ethics Rules


The hiring of three former lobbyists to work in the White House raises questions about how the president’s executive orders are being enforced.

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These Five Trump Cabinet Members Made False Statements to Congress


During nomination hearings, Attorney General Jeff Sessions (pictured) isn’t alone in making statements that are contradicted by facts.

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Three Possible Reasons for Trump’s Latest Obama Rant


The new president alleges that his predecessor orchestrated a “Nixon/Watergate”-type plot to tap his phones during the campaign.

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Donald Trump’s Obama Complex


His paranoia is unhealthy not just for himself and the country he now leads but also for the former president.

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The Deep State’s Hatred of Trump Is Not the Same as Yours


Do committed progressives really want to lie down in the same warmongering and pro-surveillance bed as the CIA and the Pentagon?

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A Double-Transplant Cancer Survivor Takes On Trump Over Obamacare


Among the guests in the chamber during the president’s first address to Congress was Ola Ojewumi (pictured), a remarkable 26-year-old.

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Here’s How Trump Turns Lies Into Half-Truths (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

The media needs to do a better job of exposing the lies told by the president.

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Bernie Sanders and Bill Nye Tackle Climate Issues in the Age of Trump (Video)

The Vermont senator and the “Science Guy” take to Facebook Live to discuss the president’s disavowal of climate change.

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Yes, Obama Is Causing Some of Trump’s Woes, but Not in the Way the President Imagines


On “Fox and Friends,” Donald Trump alleges that his predecessor is behind the leaks and angry crowds bedeviling the White House.

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John Oliver Looks Into the Worst and Best of Obamacare (Video)

Using a thong metaphor, the “Last Week Tonight” host explains why Republicans’ plans to replace the flawed Affordable Care Act are disastrous.

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Five Best Anti-Trump Statements From the Oscars (Videos)


The president’s ongoing feud with the media was on display as stars and presenters shared spirited reflections on the new administration’s first month. (Pictured, Viola Davis.)

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Big Pharma Enlists Leading Professors to Justify $1,000-a-Day Drugs


As it readies for battle with President Trump over drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry is deploying economists and health care experts from top universities.

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Spurned Reporters Should Dump Trump Briefings and Turn to Investigative Journalism


The president’s petty attacks on the media are deeply worrisome to Americans sensitive to the danger of a spiral into authoritarian rule.

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