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With McCain And Cochran’s Support, The GOP Budget Is Closer To Reality (Video)

With McCain And Cochran’s Support, The GOP Budget Is Closer To Reality (Video)

Tuesday was one of those “roller coaster” days in Washington. Here are some highlights: Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) reached a limited deal to stabilize health care markets and preserve the cost-sharing reduction subsidies President Donald Trump canceled last week via executive order. A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the latest incarnation of Trump’s travel […]

Thanks To Senate Democrats, Obamacare Is Saved Again–Until The Next Fight (Video)

Thanks To Senate Democrats, Obamacare Is Saved Again–Until The Next Fight (Video)

Sometimes, even in these precarious times of stress and uncertainty, there is cause to breathe an occasional sigh of relief. Some bad news from late last week was that President Donald Trump issued an executive order ending subsidies that currently allow low-income Americans to purchase healthcare from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) marketplace exchange. Blaming […]

At Height Of Opioid Crisis, Pharma Lobbyists Worked Congress To Keep It Going (Video)

At Height Of Opioid Crisis, Pharma Lobbyists Worked Congress To Keep It Going (Video)

In her book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Naomi Klein argues that countries like the United States will never have effective climate policies as long as there are legislators profiting from fossil fuel companies’ deep pockets. The same can be argued about the so-called war on drugs at a time when opioids are wiping […]

Sports Teams Are Fleeing Trump Properties Like Rats From A Sinking Ship (Video)

Sports Teams Are Fleeing Trump Properties Like Rats From A Sinking Ship (Video)

Do you know the tale of King Midas? Everything he touched turned to gold. Life was great until he tried to eat and turned his food gold. Then he tried hugging his daughter and wound up gilding her as well. It appears as though we’ve got our very own King Midas occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, […]

Trump Uses Executive Order To Undermine Healthcare (Video)

Trump Uses Executive Order To Undermine Healthcare (Video)

Republicans failed yet again to “repeal and replace” the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, with the “Graham-Cassidy-Johnson-Heller” health care bill last month. In response, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) told President Donald Trump repeal and replace is “off the table.” Now it seems the president is hell bent on using […]

Cutting Taxes For The Wealthy Does NOT Help The Economy–Here’s Why (Video)

Cutting Taxes For The Wealthy Does NOT Help The Economy–Here’s Why (Video)

Tax cuts. The very mention of them sends shivers down conservative and progressive spines. Progressives take issue with their tax dollars helping to perpetuate a military industrial complex and subsidies to fossil fuel corporations, while conservatives and Tea Partiers rail against social safety nets like food stamps, Medicare, and Medicaid. The proposed budget Republicans unveiled last […]

Schumer To Trump: Repeal And Replace Is ‘Off The Table’ (Video)

Schumer To Trump: Repeal And Replace Is ‘Off The Table’ (Video)

It has been almost one year since Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, and nine months since he took office. In that amount of time, Trump has accomplished none of the major campaign promises he vowed to his base on the campaign trail. For progressives and his other opponents, this […]

Federal Court Judge Stops The Interior Department’s Assault On Obama’s Methane Rule (Video)

Federal Court Judge Stops The Interior Department’s Assault On Obama’s Methane Rule (Video)

It’s been said we are a nation of laws. In the Trump era, resistance does not only come from protesters marching with signs and slogans. It also comes from the courts. On Wednesday, San Francisco federal judge Elizabeth Laporte ordered the Interior Department to reinstate a regulation former President Barack Obama instituted to restrict harmful methane […]

For The First Time In 7 Years, The U.S. Economy LOST Jobs – Thanks A Lot, Donnie!

For The First Time In 7 Years, The U.S. Economy LOST Jobs – Thanks A Lot, Donnie!

When he was campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump repeatedly said he was going to bring millions of jobs back from overseas and create millions more new ones. He promised that Americans would win so much that they would get tired of winning. But the winning ended Friday when the Labor Department announced that for […]

Studies Show Climate Change Is LITERALLY Draining The Economy (Video)

Studies Show Climate Change Is LITERALLY Draining The Economy (Video)

If there’s anything consistent about the right, it’s that it believes economics are at the crux of every political, professional, personal, social, and environmental decision. The “free market,” they say, “will solve all that ails us.” Of course money is important, and we would be remiss if we did not consider the economic costs of […]

Trump’s ‘Tax Reform’ Would Break Several Campaign Promises – Surprise!

Trump’s ‘Tax Reform’ Would Break Several Campaign Promises – Surprise!

Wednesday was officially “tax reform” day for President Trump and Congressional Republicans. Having failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the GOP is moving on to a measure which may not have any better chance of passing. During the 2016 campaign, Trump made lots of promises regarding taxes and what he’d do if elected. But […]

NFL Ratings Skyrocket After Trump Attacks National Anthem Protesters

NFL Ratings Skyrocket After Trump Attacks National Anthem Protesters

If President Trump thought he could hurt the National Football League with his endless comments about players who choose to kneel during the national anthem, the ratings are in, and it turns out Trump’s calls for a boycott of the NFL have boosted television ratings dramatically. The Los Angeles Times reports that ratings for pregame […]

REPORT: Steve Bannon Tried Desperately To Get A Pro-Trump Mole Hired At Facebook

REPORT: Steve Bannon Tried Desperately To Get A Pro-Trump Mole Hired At Facebook

As part of his efforts to get Donald Trump elected president, Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon actively worked to get a person hired at Facebook who would then spy on the social media network in an attempt to assure that pro-Trump content wasn’t being “censored.” BuzzFeed has obtained emails which show communications between Bannon and former GOP […]

All Signs Say That Mueller Probably Has Trump’s Tax Returns – Here’s Why

All Signs Say That Mueller Probably Has Trump’s Tax Returns – Here’s Why

Back in July, during an interview with The New York Times, President Trump was asked if Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be crossing a red line if he began looking into Trump’s business dealings, taxes, and deals his family members may have made. The president responded: “I would say yes. I think that’s a violation. […]

The BIG Con: Trump Billed Taxpayers For Two-Night Stay At Mar-a-Lago

The BIG Con: Trump Billed Taxpayers For Two-Night Stay At Mar-a-Lago

Despite his repeated assurances that he would not profit from being president, a new report from The Washington Post suggests those promises are, like nearly everything Donald Trump says, a lie. As recently as March of this year, during a trip Trump and his wife Melania made to the president’s exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm […]

It’s True, Mr. President–Your Predecessor Left You A Growing Economy (Video)

It’s True, Mr. President–Your Predecessor Left You A Growing Economy (Video)

It might not appear so with all the controversy swirling around President Donald Trump’s nascent administration, and who knows how long it’s going to last under Trump, but according to Tuesday’s Census Bureau report, in 2015, the American middle-class and poor experienced the best year of economic improvement in decades. Two years ago, median household income was $56,500 compared […]

Trump Says Recent Hurricanes Are Proof Tax Cuts Are Needed (TWEETS)

Trump Says Recent Hurricanes Are Proof Tax Cuts Are Needed (TWEETS)

As residents of both Texas and Florida attempt to rebuild their lives after the damage inflicted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, President Trump thought it would be the perfect time to start urging Congress to act on tax cuts for the richest Americans. And he even tried to use the hurricanes to make his point: […]

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