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Why the white middle class is dying faster, explained in 6 charts

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In 2015, a blockbuster study came to a surprising conclusion: Middle-aged white Americans are dying younger for the first time in decades, despite positive life expectancy trends in other wealthy ...

White House blame game intensifies as Trump agenda stalls

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With President Donald Trump’s sweeping agenda hitting the rocks as he edges toward the 100-day mark, top aides, political allies and donors are embroiled in a furious round of finger-pointing ...

Summer 2017 Interns

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The FBI probe into Trump and Russia is huge news. Our political system isn’t ready for it.

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Imagine someone had told you, a few years ago, that the FBI would soon be investigating a possible plot by a Republican presidential campaign to help Russia interfere in the ...

Break Up the Liberal City

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So has the heyday of these meritocratic agglomerations actually made America greater? I think not. In the age of the liberal city — dating, one might argue, to the urban ...

Internal White House battles spill into Treasury

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The fight for the direction of Donald Trump’s presidency between the Goldman Sachs branch of the West Wing and hardcore conservatives is spilling into the Treasury Department, threatening Trump’s next ...

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 ...

Paul Manafort's Puzzling New York Real Estate Purchases

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Paul J. Manafort, the former Trump campaign manager facing multiple investigations for his political and financial ties to Russia, has engaged in a series of puzzling real estate deals in ...


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President Trump is a big-city guy. He made his fortune in cities and keeps his family in a Manhattan tower. But when Trump talks about cities, he presents a fearsome ...

Scoop: BuzzFeed going public in 2018

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Most of the money spent on digital display advertising will soon go to native ads — where the advertising is designed to look like editorial content — according to a ...

Team Spineless? Bipartisan Support For Billionaire With Putin Ties To Join Trump’s Cabinet

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Jeff HauserThe Huffington Post, February 22, 2017 See article on original site Fifteen Democrats (and Maine’s Angus King, who caucuses with the Democrats) joined all 50 Senate Republicans present in ...

Where the Republican health care bill stands right now

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Obamacare repeal isn’t dead. Yet. But the drive by House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump for rapid passage of a repeal-and-replace bill appears to be on life support ...

The Lessons of Obamacare

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On January 6, President Barack Obama sat down with us for one of his final interviews before leaving the White House. The subject was the Affordable Care Act — the ...

Republican leaders are adding a $75 billion magic asterisk to their Obamacare repeal plan

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In an effort to blunt the disastrous impact of the American Health Care Act on older Americans, House Republican leaders are adding a provision that would set aside $75 billion ...

Russian mafia boss still at large after FBI wiretap at Trump Tower

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There, indeed, was an FBI wiretap involving Russians at Trump Tower. But it was not placed at the behest of Barack Obama and the target was not the Trump campaign ...

House GOP set to unveil changes to Obamacare repeal bill

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House Republican leaders are poised to release Monday evening an expansive series of changes to their Obamacare repeal bill in a last-ditch attempt to win enough support to get the ...

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 ...

Operation London Bridge: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

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In the plans that exist for the death of the Queen – and there are many versions, held by Buckingham Palace, the government and the BBC – most envisage that ...

The blogs vs. Case-Deaton

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Anne Case and Angus Deaton have a new paper on white mortality rates. This one is getting attacked a lot more than the 2015 one, though the findings and methods ...

How would the Republican health care plan affect you?

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The Republican replacement plan for Obamacare hurts the most vulnerable people in our society: poorer and older Americans. But the Republican plan does benefit some people, albeit at the expense ...

How Paul Ryan played Donald Trump

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Donald Trump promised to be a different kind of president. He was a populist fighting on behalf of the “forgotten man,” taking on the GOP establishment, draining the Washington swamp,

Staying Rich Without Manufacturing Will Be Hard

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This actually does matter. Photographer: Spencer Platt/getty imagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share EconomicsNoah Smith is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University,

Top NSA official ridicules allegation Britain spied on Trump

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LONDON Allegations from the United States that British spy agency GCHQ snooped on Donald Trump during his election campaign are "arrant nonsense", the deputy head of the U.S. National Security ...

Scoop: Trump wants to do tax reform and infrastructure at the same time

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The stock prices of many publicly traded health care companies soared in the aftermath of Trumpcare's death, while the rest of the market lagged behind. Hospitals and Medicaid-based health insurers ...

How Utah Keeps the American Dream Alive

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The face of Utah’s war on poverty. Photographer: Michael Friberg for BloombergFacebook Twitter Email Print Share InequalityMegan McArdle is a Bloomberg View columnist. She wrote for the Daily Beast, Newsweek,

Why America needs more Teslas and fewer Ubers

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Tesla has a seemingly bottomless appetite for capital. The company raised $2 billion from bond investors in 2014, sold $738 million in stock in 2015, and sold $1.46 billion in ...