The Verdict Is In: US Healthcare System Is Basically Garbage (IMAGES)

The Verdict Is In: US Healthcare System Is Basically Garbage (IMAGES)

The American healthcare system was ranked last in a recent survey of 11 developed countries. A U.S. think tank, the Commonwealth Fund, conducted the survey using data from the World Health Organization, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and the OECD, among other sources. US Healthcare Is Lowest Ranking Overall The U.K. ranked […]

Want To Tell Congress What You Think? There’s An App For That (VIDEO)

Want To Tell Congress What You Think? There’s An App For That (VIDEO)

Despite the ease and convenience of Twitter, Facebook, and email, calling your Senators and Representatives in Congress is still the best way to contact them. But calling is slow and clunky, and it’s often hard to know what to say. Fortunately, a new site has stepped in to streamline the process. At 5 Calls, just […]

Most Americans Suspect Trump And His Administration Of Foul Play With Russia (VIDEO)

Most Americans Suspect Trump And His Administration Of Foul Play With Russia (VIDEO)

Trump’s long-running Russia troubles show no signs of letting up, and justifiably suspicious Americans show no signs of letting the matter go. According to a new poll, most Americans believe that President Donald Trump has done something unethical or illegal in his dealings with Russia. The results come from a poll conducted by from NPR, PBS […]

Federal Courts Overrule Trump Administration: Order Enforcement Of EPA Methane Rule (VIDEO)

Federal Courts Overrule Trump Administration: Order Enforcement Of EPA Methane Rule (VIDEO)

A federal court ruled this week that the Trump Administration cannot delay implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency rule requiring oil and gas companies to fix methane leaks from their equipment. Methane is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 21 times that of carbon dioxide. The rule was developed under the Obama administration […]

Mitch McConnell Warns Trump: We May Have To Negotiate With Dems On Healthcare (VIDEO)

Mitch McConnell Warns Trump: We May Have To Negotiate With Dems On Healthcare (VIDEO)

The Senate is set to vote on its healthcare reform legislation as early as this week. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently warned that if the bill fails in the Senate, the GOP might be forced to work with Democrats to implement needed reforms to Obamacare. According to Republican staffers, McConnell issued the warning […]

Lawmakers Begin Proceedings To Strip Trump Of Military Might (VIDEO)

Lawmakers Begin Proceedings To Strip Trump Of Military Might (VIDEO)

In a rare bipartisan effort, a House committee has taken important steps toward rolling back the president’s authority to wage endless war. The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday in favor of an amendment that would rescind the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), a bill that was first approved shortly after the terror attacks […]

International Confidence In The US Is Collapsing Under Trump (VIDEO)

International Confidence In The US Is Collapsing Under Trump (VIDEO)

With few exceptions, international confidence in President Donald Trump is far lower than it was under his predecessor, former President Barack Obama. Favorable views of the U.S., likewise, are in steep decline overall. That’s according to new polling data from Pew Research Center. The PRC report reads, in part: “Although he has only been in […]

The AHCA Funding For Substance Abuse Treatment Is ‘A Joke’ (VIDEO)

The AHCA Funding For Substance Abuse Treatment Is ‘A Joke’ (VIDEO)

One of the most significant impacts of the The American Health Care Act – the GOP’s long-promised effort to do away with Obamacare – would be its effect on drug treatment centers and drug addicts. If the Senate passes the AHCA, drug treatment centers and substance abuse programs across the country would see widespread budget […]

Here’s What Would Happen If Every Single American Recycled Just ONCE (VIDEO)

Here’s What Would Happen If Every Single American Recycled Just ONCE (VIDEO)

It’s no surprise that if everyone in America recycled, the country would be a lot cleaner. But recycling offers significant opportunities for economic growth, too. A recent feature in USA Today underscores how recycling can fulfill both environmental and economic needs. Keep America Beautiful, a recycling advocacy organization, compiled data showing what one act of […]

The Man Challenging Paul Ryan In 2018 Has Come Out Swinging (VIDEO)

The Man Challenging Paul Ryan In 2018 Has Come Out Swinging (VIDEO)

Randy Bryce (D) is challenging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) for re-election in Wisconsin’s first congressional district. A mustachioed Army veteran and union iron worker (he tweets @IronStache), Bryce has exactly the sort of crossover appeal that makes him a serious contender in blue-collar Wisconsin. Bryce’s campaign is off to a strong start. Though […]

Another Terror Incident In London: Van Hits Worshipers Outside Mosque (VIDEO)

Another Terror Incident In London: Van Hits Worshipers Outside Mosque (VIDEO)

London has been rocked by what appears to be another terror attack, this time by a lone man targeting Muslims leaving a mosque late last night. Witnesses saw a vehicle veer off the road in Finsbury Park, an area in north London. The driver struck a group of worshipers leaving Finsbury Park Mosque, then attempted to […]

SOURCES: Trump ‘Simply Does Not Care’ – 6 Members of Trump’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Have Quit (VIDEO)

SOURCES: Trump ‘Simply Does Not Care’ – 6 Members of Trump’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Have Quit (VIDEO)

Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) have resigned in protest of the White House’s failure to support their work. When the Trump administration took power, it took down the Office of National AIDS Policy website. Additionally, President Trump has failed to appoint anyone to lead the White House Office of National […]

Trump Sours On AHCA, Calling It ‘Mean’ (VIDEO)

Trump Sours On AHCA, Calling It ‘Mean’ (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump reversed himself on his party’s healthcare bill this week, calling it “mean” and emphasizing the need for something “more generous.” At a lunch meeting with Republican senators at the White House Tuesday, Trump suggested the Senate needed to “add more money” to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in order to better […]

Trump Administration Returns Its Copies Of CIA Torture Report To The Senate (VIDEO)

Trump Administration Returns Its Copies Of CIA Torture Report To The Senate (VIDEO)

Earlier this month, the Trump administration began returning copies of the Senate’s shocking 2014 report on the CIA’s torture program. The move could mean that the report will be locked away for an indefinite period or destroyed altogether, leaving future generations unable to learn the lessons of one of the darkest periods in modern U.S. history. […]

Congress Demands Trump Turn Over Recordings Of Conversations With Comey (VIDEO)

Congress Demands Trump Turn Over Recordings Of Conversations With Comey (VIDEO)

Congress has demanded that President Donald Trump turn over any recordings of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey. As part of its ongoing Russia investigation, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence sent a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn Friday, insisting that the White House provide any audio documentation of conversations between […]

States Take Charge Of The Fight Against Climate Change – Defy Trump’s Paris Fail (VIDEO)

States Take Charge Of The Fight Against Climate Change – Defy Trump’s Paris Fail (VIDEO)

In the wake of America’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, U.S. states are moving to combat climate change without the help of the federal government. This week, Minnesota joined a growing list of states committed to the United States Climate Alliance, an agreement between individual states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 26 percent […]

America Might Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council (VIDEO)

America Might Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council (VIDEO)

Addressing UN delegates in Geneva Tuesday, America’s ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley threatened that America might leave the UN Human Rights Council. “If the Human Rights Council is going to be an organization we entrust to protect and promote human rights, it must change. If it fails to change, then we must pursue […]

Trump Ends US Commitment To Paris Agreement (DETAILS)

Trump Ends US Commitment To Paris Agreement (DETAILS)

Despite vocal opposition from businesses, advisers, and prominent members of his own party, President Donald Trump announced today that he would take America out of the Paris Agreement. The historic climate deal was developed in 2015 and signed by over 190 nations. The U.S. now joins Nicaragua and Syria as the only nations within the […]

Trump Budget Would Devastate Native American Communities (VIDEO)

Trump Budget Would Devastate Native American Communities (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget makes dramatic cuts to what little remains of the social safety net. If the budget is approved, many will suffer. But Native Americans will be among those hit hardest by the budget’s extreme austerity. To really understand the abject cruelty of this budget, you have to understand that tribal communities […]

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