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Trump's pick to oversee Obamacare's destruction will get a grilling today

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When Donald Trump's nominee to oversee the country's health care system appears before the Senate on Wednesday morning, he can expect to face a barrage of questions not only about ...

Major Investigation Blasts Chicago Police for Abuses

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The US Department of Justice on Friday released a scathing report concluding a 13-month investigation into the conduct of the Chicago Police Department, finding rampant uses of excessive force and ...

The most popular theory about what causes obesity may be very wrong

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You've heard it over and over again: The obesity crisis, which affects more than a third of US adults and costs the country hundreds of billions of dollars every year,

We asked protesters what they pledge to do for the next 4 years

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More than a million people took to the streets of cities across the country Saturday to protest President Donald Trump on his first full day in office. Demonstrators at the ...

First on CNN: Trump's cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it

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Trump HHS nominee bought shares in Zimmer Biomet and then introduced bill to help the company Price has run into ethics problems ahead of his confirmation hearings He will be ...

My interview with the former spy who wrote the Trump-Russia memos

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Last fall, a week before the election, I broke the story that a former Western counterintelligence official had sent memos to the FBI with troubling allegations related to Donald Trump.

Betsy DeVos wants to use America's schools to build "God's kingdom." She's about to get her chance.

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It's Christmastime in Holland, Michigan, and the northerly winds from Lake Macatawa bring a merciless chill to the small city covered in deep snow. The sparkly lights on the trees ...

Goldman Sachs has seen soaring profits since Donald Trump’s election

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Goldman Sachs reported an almost fourfold increase in its quarterly profit on Wednesday due, in large part, to the increase in trading that has occurred since Donald Trump defeated Hillary ...

Cancer Survivor and Former Republican Tells Paul Ryan Obamacare Saved His Life

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A former lifelong Republican who once worked for the Reagan and Bush campaigns confronted House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, asking why the GOP is seeking to repeal the Affordable ...

Donald Trump plans to cut violence against women programs

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Donald Trump has big plans to reduce the federal budget. The Hill reported on Thursday morning that his transition team has been working off a Heritage Foundation blueprint and pulled ...

Obama just took one final step to fight global warming

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President Barack Obama has made one final contribution to the fight against global warming on his way out the White House door. On Tuesday, Obama transferred $500 million to the ...

GOP Senator calls for investigating what the FBI did about Russia-Trump intelligence

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The night before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, the New York Times dropped a bombshell: intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been examining intercepted communications and financial transactions ...

Your day-one guide to President Trump's conflicts of interest

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Donald Trump takes office today as the most conflicted and ethically problematic president in the nation's history. He refuses to divest from his global business holdings. His company continues to ...

Ex-MI6 agent's frustration as FBI sat on Trump file for months

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Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent who investigated Donald Trump’s alleged Kremlin links, was so worried by what he was discovering that at the end he was working without pay,

Investigators on the Trump-Russia beat should talk to this man

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Last week, the Senate intelligence committee announced it was commencing an investigation of Russian hacking during the 2016 campaign that would include an examination of connections between Russia and the ...

These photos show how Trump's inauguration crowd compares to Obama's

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Donald Trump said his inauguration would have "record-setting turnout," but a quick glance at bird's-eye photos of his event and Barack Obama's in 2009 shows how far that claim is ...

Trump’s shouty press conference reminded Russians of…Putin

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During Donald Trump's first press conference as president-elect, he called BuzzFeed a "failing pile of garbage," shouted down questions from a CNN reporter, and evaded tough questions about the dossier ...

Inaugural meals, from turtle stew to Jelly beans

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President Donald Trump famously munched on KFC chicken, McDonald's hamburgers, and taco bowls during his campaign, and he picked a fast-food mogul as his labor secretary. But when it came ...

A firestorm of protests will take aim at Trump's inauguration

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On Friday, president-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated into office. The day will begin with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery followed by several celebrations, including galas and ...

Yep, Obamacare Is Now More Popular Than Donald Trump

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Donald Trump is about to take office as the least popular incoming president in four decades, with Americans largely disapproving of his character and the way he's handled the transition ...

Here are just some of the stunningly bad moments from Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing

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Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing to become President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary was originally scheduled for last Wednesday but was ultimately postponed until late Tuesday afternoon. With an extra week to ...

The Trump story media dare not utter: They sacrificed democracy for ratings

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This article originally appeared on AlterNet. The media are engaged in an orgy of navel-gazing about the Donald Trump presidency, but they’re totally, utterly, absolutely, no-way-in-hell willing to gaze at ...

Why we didn't publish the Russia memos

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"FAKE NEWS—A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!" President-elect Donald Trump's Twitter account blared last week, after CNN reported that US intelligence officials had briefed him and President Barack Obama on an ...

Here are the betting odds of Donald Trump getting impeached in the first six months

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As Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as the next president of the United States today, bookmakers are currently offering odds on whether Trump—the least popular incoming president in ...

Four Years Ago Today, the Only Good Brand Tweet Ever Was Sent

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Boomers remember where they were when the Beatles went on The Ed Sullivan Show. Millennials remember where they were when Deadspin sent this tweet to Donald Trump. This tweet was ...

The pursuit of happiness: The American cultural case for a universal basic income

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A woman spends her Friday night polishing spoons, cleaning tables and serving food at a truck stop in the middle of nowhere. On her tired feet for nearly the entirety ...

Congress gutted researchers' ability to study gun violence. Now they're fighting back.

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On November 14, six days after Donald Trump won the presidential election, more than 80 researchers from 42 schools of public health gathered for a closed-door meeting at the Boston ...

John Dean on Trump: 'He Is Going to Test Our Democracy as It Has Never Been Tested'

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Sometime early last fall, John Dean says he began having nightmares about a Trump presidency. He would wake in the middle of the night, agitated and alarmed, struggling to calm ...

Trump Sought Military Equipment For Inauguration, Granted 20-Plane Flyover

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WASHINGTON ― Part of being a great president is showing off America’s military strength, according to President-elect Donald Trump. The military “may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue,” Trump told the ...

Cops' feelings on race show how far we have to go

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This week, the Pew Research Center released a report entitled "Behind the Badge," a comprehensive survey of nearly 8,000 law enforcement officials across the United States examining their attitudes toward ...

Women hate Donald Trump so much they are even marching against him in Antarctica

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Donald Trump is so unpopular that there are even women marching against him in Antarctica. The day after the inauguration of a president who bragged about grabbing women by their ...

Trump’s first move as president: screwing over homeowners

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Earlier this month, then-President Barack Obama issued an executive action requiring the Federal Housing Administration to decrease insurance premiums on FHA mortgages, a change that could have potentially saved low-income ...

Best Moments From Donald Trump Inauguration Protests

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In the coming days, crowds of Donald Trump supporters will take to the streets to welcome the new president, including at Thursday's Make America Great Again rally at the Lincoln ...

How California is already mobilizing for war against Trump's worst policies

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Here in America's most populous state, the wealthy pay the nation's highest income tax rate, the minimum wage will soon rise to $15 an hour statewide, more than a quarter ...

Here's Obama's final message to Americans

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With just one more day as president, Barack Obama published a letter on Thursday thanking Americans for being a source of hope for him throughout the past eight years as ...

Trump eyes ex-agrichemical exec to fill his final cabinet post

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When Indiana's then-governor Mike Pence needed to appoint a new director of his state's agriculture department back in 2013, he dipped right into the corner offices of the global agrichemical ...