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Paul Manafort tried to help Russian oligarch suspected of mob ties get a US visa

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On Wednesday morning, the Associated Press released a bombshell report revealing that Paul Manafort, who ran Donald Trump's campaign for several months, had secretly worked for a Russian billionaire a ...

Nunes apologizes to intel. committee members—but won't explain his stunt

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On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chair of the House intelligence committee, blew up the congressional intelligence oversight process. On Thursday morning, at a private committee meeting, he ...

Well, this was the world's easiest chart to make

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CBPP has calculated how much tax money you'll save if Obamacare is repealed. Behold: You know what really gets me? Even among the millionaires, repeal will only net them about ...

Soon it will be even easier to shoot someone to death in Florida and claim self-defense

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Florida lawmakers are on the cusp of expanding the state's controversial Stand Your Ground gun law in a radical new way. Stand Your Ground allows people to use deadly force ...

San Francisco fashionistas vs. Ivanka Trump

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Modern Appealing Clothing, with its unremarkable front entrance cut into a drab tan building on San Francisco's Grove Street, is easy to ignore. But step inside, and you begin to ...

California wants to hire EPA staffers who are sick of Trump.

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Michael Picker stood in the freezing cold outside of the Environmental Protection Agency early Thursday morning passing out fliers that read, “Come work for California. Fight climate change.” Picker was ...

Why the Republican plan to elevate Elizabeth Warren might backfire

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On February 7, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was reading a letter critical of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), then the nominee for attorney general, when the Senate's top Republican forced her ...

Here's how Donald Trump's budget screws over the people who elected him

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President Donald Trump released his budget blueprint on Thursday morning and his administration is already playing defense. In an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Office of Management and Budget chief ...

Trump just got paid $15.8 million by a businesswoman connected to a Chinese intelligence front group

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When a Chinese American businesswoman who sells access to powerful people recently purchased a $15.8 million penthouse in a building owned by President Donald Trump, the deal raised a key ...

Here's the biggest revelation from Donald Trump's leaked tax return

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President Donald Trump earned $150 million and paid $38 million in taxes in 2005, according to the cover page of his tax returns from that year, which were leaked to ...

US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

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Washington (CNN)The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, US ...

What's missing from this photo of politicians deciding the future of women's health?

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President Donald Trump met with the arch-conservative House Freedom Caucus at the White House Thursday to try to hammer out a deal on Obamacare repeal. A major question in the ...

Paul Ryan: We've been dreaming of slashing Medicaid since my kegger days

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Paul Ryan has been dreaming about cutting Medicaid for a long time—apparently ever since he was drinking at DC keg parties. National Review editor Rich Lowry interviewed Ryan at a ...

Introducing Trump's underwhelming plan to fix the opioid epidemic

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While President Donald Trump promised to "spend the money" to end the scourge of opiate addiction on the campaign trail, he's been quiet on the issue since he began his ...

James Comey just shot down POTUS's insane tweet in real time

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On Monday, FBI director James Comey confirmed the existence of ongoing investigations into possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and the Russian government, as well as Russian efforts to ...

Trump adviser may have violated campaign finance laws

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A top White House national security official may have violated federal law by using campaign funds for personal business, campaign finance experts tell Mother Jones. K.T. McFarland—who currently serves as ...

Republicans don't want you to know how many people will lose insurance under Trumpcare

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Republicans really don't want Americans to pay attention to government office whose job it is to conduct an nonpartisan economic analysis of their new health care bill. The official scorekeeper ...

Former Law Student: Gorsuch Told Class Women 'Manipulate' Maternal Leave

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A former law student of Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, alleges that in a course she took from Gorsuch at the University of Colorado Law ...

Secret Service agents under investigation for taking photos of Donald Trump's sleeping grandson

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A source with knowledge of the information tells Mother Jones that two Secret Service agents who were assigned to protect Donald Trump III, President Donald Trump's grandson, took selfies with ...

Inside the GOP’s Health Care Debacle

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Donald Trump had heard enough about policy and process. It was Thursday afternoon and members of the House Freedom Caucus were peppering the president with wonkish concerns about the American ...

Trump just released his plan to gut Obama’s climate policies. It’s worse than you thought.

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President Donald Trump will issue his long-promised executive order rolling back federal government efforts to fight climate change Tuesday. The wide-ranging order, which will be accompanied by other environmental directives,

The long, twisted, and bizarre history of the Trump-Russia scandal

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The Trump-Russia scandal—with all its bizarre and troubling twists and turns—has become a controversy that is defining the Trump presidency. The FBI recently disclosed that since July it has been ...

Report: Republicans are making America sad again

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America is a prosperous nation, but not a super happy one. That's been true for a while. But the policies of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are making ...

Republicans now considering how to make a bad health care plan into a complete wreck

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Our acronym for the day is EHB, which stands for Essential Health Benefits. These are things which every health care plan is required to cover, and Obamacare spells out ten ...

Meet the real-life crime boss who controls what fish you eat

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The fake Russians met the Codfather on June 3, 2015, at an inconspicuous warehouse on South Front Street in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The Codfather's lair is a green and white ...

What's happening in Kansas shows just how twisted Republicans' hatred of Obamacare is

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While Republicans in DC are pushing for massive cuts to Medicaid, John Eplee and other Republicans in one of the country's most conservative states are fighting to expand the program.

There is nothing normal about the snowstorm about to slam the east coast.

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This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The calendar might say March, but winter isn't done yet on the ...

Steve King's district was built by "somebody else's babies"

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On Sunday, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) decided to talk about white genocide. "[C]ulture and demographics are our destiny," he wrote, in a tweet praising the Dutch nativist politician Geert Wilders.

A federal judge just blocked Trump's revised travel ban nationwide

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According to multiple reports, US District Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration's travel ban, saying it likely violates First Amendment protections. This ...

America's number one rabble-rousing pro-Trump sheriff is under a growing cloud

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David Clarke, the controversial sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, rose to national prominence last year as a vocal supporter of Donald Trump and a frequent guest on Fox News. Clarke ...

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary,

Stephen Bannon's a fan of a radical philosopher sentenced to prison for his Nazi sympathies

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Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, recently spoke approvingly of the ideas of an anti-Semitic French intellectual who was sentenced to life in prison for cooperating with the Nazis ...