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A weekend of frantic spin: Republicans ramp up the blatant lying after their Trumpcare victory

<b>Paul Ryan; Tom Price (ABC/CNN)</b><p>Republican strategy on the dreadful new health care bill: Keep telling outrageous lies and hope nobody notices<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>May 8, 2017 12:10pm (UTC)<p>The Republicans were very, very happy last week when they finally got their Trumpcare bill through the House by …

Paul Ryan takes photo with guy wearing “repeal and go fuck yourself” shirt

Paul Ryan is a grinning, salt-of-the-earth guy, a real man of the people. When not shoving through a disastrous health care bill that will deprive …

Trump’s White House Family Affair Looks A Lot Like The Most Corrupt Nations In The World

Presidential advisers Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner are still connected to their own businesses.<p>WASHINGTON ― For decades, the United States has worked with other countries to eliminate nepotism. There’s a good reason for that: Nepotism breeds corruption.<p>“You’ve seen it in countries all …

The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides

Where do you stand on the conflict in Syria? This question has become perhaps the ultimate political and sectarian Rorschach test of our time.<p>Are you a leftist or libertarian who opposes U.S. air strikes and waxes lyrical about the paramountcy of Syrian sovereignty and international law? Or are you …

French police officer killed in shooting on Champs Élysé​e​s

Police say two other officers wounded and attacker shot dead in incident described by François Hollande as ‘terrorist in nature’<p>One policeman has been killed and two wounded in a shooting incident in central Paris, days before the first round of the French presidential election.<p>Pierre-Henry …

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Scientists say the Great Barrier Reef is officially dying

In recent years, things have been overwhelmingly bad for the Great Barrier Reef.<p>Scientists say that one of our world's greatest natural treasures is now truly "terminal." This news comes after sequential, massive bleaching events — which is what happens when ocean temperatures rise beyond levels …

Suburban G.O.P. Voters Sour on Party, Raising Republican Fears for 2018

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A gray mood has settled over conservative-leaning voters in some of the country’s most reliably Republican congressional districts, as the party’s stumbles in Washington demoralize them and leave lawmakers scrambling to energize would-be supporters in a series of off-year …

U.S. tax reform debate moves away from Ryan blueprint

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan's tax reform blueprint appears to be losing its status as the likely framework for the first major tax overhaul since 1986, with rival approaches emerging from the White House, Senate and other quarters in Congress.<p>Congressional aides, lobbyists …

Rattled Republicans turn their eyes to Georgia

The next special election test for the GOP is in a slice of the Atlanta suburbs long controlled by Republicans.<p>SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Republicans are white-knuckling their way through their party’s first major political tests under the Trump administration.<p>After the surprising close call in Kansas on …

Trump's budget director on what's on, and off, the table for cuts

As President Donald Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney sits in the center of the storm.<p>He is drafting a White House budget that members of both …

Let's crush Paul Ryan's hopes and dreams by sending Jon Ossoff to Congress

After an unexpected scare in Kansas, Republicans are even more freaked out about the phenomenon that is Jon Ossoff's run for a House seat in Georgia. …

Ken Buck blasts fundraising culture of Washington

WASHINGTON — In a speech tied to the release of his new tell-all book, Congressman Ken Buck of Colorado on Thursday criticized the way his party …

Sorry, Mitch: Senate Republicans are having a little recruitment trouble for 2018

As progressives beat down the doors of Democratic organizations to run for office, Republicans are having the opposite problem. A demoralized GOP …

Paul Ryan to House Republicans: Happy faces, everyone!

Really, things in Washington just couldn't be going any better. Happy, happy, happy says House Speaker Paul Ryan, in the talking points he forced on …

As the White House Turns: A Guide to the Shifting Power Centers Among Trump's Top Advisers

Donald Trump has called his White House a “fine-tuned machine,” an image that is at odds with the steady stream of sparks, springs and sprockets that …

How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service …

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Why Americans Vote ‘Against Their Interest’: Partisanship

Working-class Americans who voted for Donald J. Trump continue to approve of him as president, even though he supported a health care bill that would disproportionately hurt them.<p>Highly educated professionals tend to lean Democratic, even though Republican tax policies would probably leave more …

PSA: Using a VPN can protect your browsing history as Congress allows ISPs to sell it

Well, it’s official. Both the Senate and the House voted to overturn privacy rules created by the FCC, and your ISP will now be free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.<p>Internet service providers will have a few expenses to set off against this revenue stream – …

Privacy

“It is pathetic”: Bernie Sanders slams Trump after ExxonMobil urges White House to abide by Paris climate accord

<b>(Getty/Joe Raedle/AP/Star Shooter/Gene J. Puskar)</b><p>The largest oil company in the world understands more about climate change than the president of the United States<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>March 29, 2017 8:35pm (UTC)<p>Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed President Donald Trump on Wednesday after energy giant …

Marco Rubio Was Targeted by Russian Influence Operation, Ex-FBI Agent Reveals

The hawkish senator was one of those targeted by operations during the campaign to hurt anti-Kremlin candidates, a witness tells the panel Rubio sits …

75 U.S. mayors won’t enforce climate policy rollback

Cities pledge to double down on climate action in response to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump<p>In an executive order signed yesterday, President Donald Trump proposed sweeping changes to the way the country regulates energy production and emissions, including rolling back most …

Climate change: China calls US 'selfish' after Trump seeks to bring back coal

State-run tabloid says Beijing cannot fill vacuum left by US and urges west to pressure Trump on global warming<p>Chinese state media has lambasted Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back many Obama-era environmental regulations, with a state-run tabloid saying that: “No matter how hard Beijing tries, it …

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Biden: 9 Republican senators told me they knew opposing Garland was wrong

Former Vice President Joe Biden said as the Republicans were blocking President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, nine GOP senators told him they knew they were doing the wrong thing.<p>“I call 17 Republicans and say, ‘You know better,’” Biden said Thursday. “Nine of them said to …

Steve Bannon avoids voter fraud charges over disputed Florida registration

Steve Bannon, the senior adviser to Donald Trump, will not face criminal charges in Florida for voter fraud, prosecutors have ruled, despite them finding evidence that he never lived at or intended to reside at a vacant house in Miami where he was registered to vote.<p>The decision follows an …

Trump Reignites GOP Firestorm With Tweet Challenging Freedom Caucus

Donald Trump seems to have ignited a firestorm within the Republican Party with a tweet dare to the Freedom Caucus: work with him or he will work with Democrats.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>On the other side of Capitol Hill, President Trump has reignited a fire in his own party. Not surprisingly, he …

As war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia resurrects interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — As America's effort to end 16 years of war in Afghanistan yields little progress, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the …

National Security

Two Dems announce they'll vote for Gorsuch

Sen. Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampTop Koch official fires back at critics: We are not an 'appendage' of the GOP Overnight Health Care: …

Primary Elections

Freedom Caucus member: Passing healthcare bill would cost GOP majority

A member of the conservative Freedom Caucus took to the House floor on Thursday to warn that passing the GOP leadership’s healthcare plan would …

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