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How many lies can Donald Trump defend in one interview?

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As President Donald Trump continues to attack the press and cling to baseless wiretapping accusations, a new poll released this week reveals the American public may not accept the president's ...

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 ...

Obamacare is the law of the land, and Kansas Republicans couldn't be happier

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Many Republicans politicians are already moving on from Paul Ryan and Donald Trump's failure to repeal Obamacare—and in one state, they're accepting that reality by embracing a key measure in ...

This clever legal strategy could take down the officer who shot Laquan McDonald

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Last Thursday, prosecutors announced that Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is facing new criminal charges in the fatal October 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was indicted ...

Oil will start flowing through the Dakota Pipeline any moment now

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This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As of this week, Bakken oil is expected to flow ...

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 ...

Meal kits make money on razor-thin margins. So this shocked us.

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Several years ago, the California meat entrepreneur Bill Niman began applying an extremely old idea to his ranch on the Northern California coast: He would treat beef as a seasonal ...

The Republican in charge of the Trump-Russia probe just pulled a crazy political stunt

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the lawmaker overseeing one of the main investigations of the Trump-Russia scandal, went rogue on Wednesday when he told reporters that a source had provided him ...

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 ...

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has nothing in common with most Americans

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One of the main jobs of Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee this week has been to deflect attacks on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch by Democrats, who are trying ...

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 ...

AP: Paul Manafort Covertly Worked to "Greatly Benefit" Putin's Interests

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Paul Manafort, who ran President Donald Trump's campaign from April to August 2016, secretly worked to "greatly benefit" Russian President Vladimir Putin's interests a decade ago, according to documents obtained ...

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 ...

Kansas Republicans just defied Donald Trump and voted to expand Medicaid

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On the same day the House was supposed to pass a bill dismantling Medicaid, Kansas Republicans took a big step toward expanding the program in their state. In a voice ...

Combining Obamacare and Trumpcare might save health insurance

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Is bipartisanship coming back into style? With Republicans hopelessly divided, Reince Priebus suggested this morning that maybe it was time to work with Democrats on health care reform: “I think ...

House Pulls Bill to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

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In a stunning defeat to House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump, Republicans on Friday pulled from the House floor their bill to repeal and replace the Obamacare, abruptly ...

These elegant short stories are the perfect rebuke to nationalism

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In an era when insular politics have taken hold across the US and parts of Europe, Kanishk Tharoor's debut short story collection Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories (Farrar, Straus and ...

5 things we've learned about Neil Gorsuch so far

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Two days into Neil Gosuch's confirmation hearings, the proceedings have yielded little insight into the Supreme Court nominee's views about important legal precedent or landmark cases. In keeping with the ...

Here's what to expect when the Congressional Black Caucus meets with Trump today

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During last year's presidential campaign, Donald Trump's outreach to African American voters was summed up by a single question he repeatedly asked them: "What do you have to lose?" In ...

Multiple People Injured in Attack Near British Parliament

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British Parliament is currently on lockdown after a "firearms incident" was reported nearby at Westminster Bridge. Reuters reports at least a dozen people have been injured. Shots were first reported ...

5 questions the Senate should ask Trump's pick for USDA chief

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It has been a long time coming: first a drawn-out and chaotic search process, then a leisurely seven-week delay. On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the US ...

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 ...

Texas lawmakers want you to know that they really, really hate abortion

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Last year, Texas was the loser in a national showdown over abortion rights, but conservative lawmakers in the state were not deterred. Several new anti-abortion measures have already gained traction ...

The Young Turks really, really don't want you to compare them to Breitbart

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Cenk Uygur bristles at the notion that the progressive media company he co-founded more than a decade ago, the Young Turks, is becoming the Breitbart of the left—that is, a ...

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.

A "tidal wave" of overdoses has filled this morgue to capacity

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This week I'm spending time in Northeast Ohio, a corner of the country that has been ravaged by the opioid epidemic. I'm talking to people here about what the drugs ...

Jeff Sessions will punish cities with immigrant-friendly policies

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has set his sights on a new target: sanctuary cities and counties. In a guest appearance at Monday's White House press briefing, Sessions announced that the ...

Leading global warming deniers just told us what they want trump to do

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What does a climate change denier wish for when everything seems possible? With Congress and the White House in agreement on the unimportance of science, there's no need to settle ...

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 ...

Republican health care bill has 17% approval rating

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Quinnipiac reports today that public approval for the Republican health care bill is a dismal 17 percent. Allow me to put this into perspective with a bar chart: Sad.

Left out of AHCA fight, Democrats let their grass roots lead

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Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), a freshman from a safe seat in Chicago’s suburbs, was just about to deliver his speech against the American Health Care Act when he heard a ...

A recently bankrupt coal company is being honored at Mar-a-Lago

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President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort will host the opening reception Wednesday evening for a conference where a recently bankrupt coal company will be a guest of honor. The annual Distressed ...