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The Obama economy continues: Unemployment reaches a 10-year low three months into Trump’s term

<b>(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</b><p>The economic expansion that began under Obama continues through the third month of Trump’s term<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>May 5, 2017 4:13pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump inherited a period of immense economic growth from President Barack Obama, and while it remains to be seen …

Donald Trump

Rachel Maddow Details the Carnage Trumpcare Will Inflict on Tens of Millions of Americans

Rachel Maddow could not hold back about the catastrophe that is Trumpcare; the AHCA just passed by the Republicans House of Representatives. Maddow …

Health Care

New Jersey Teacher Tenure Lawsuit Dismissed

Education reformers targeting teacher job protections have been struggling in court.<p>Another legal effort to weaken teacher job protections through …

“Make the colored people feel better”: Here’s how Obama voters who went for Trump explain themselves

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Marvin Gentry)</b><p>A little bit of race, a tad of Clinton hatred and some hatred of the system can explain Trump’s win<p>Matthew Sheffield<p>May 5, 2017 5:20pm (UTC)<p>Last November millions of people cast a presidential ballot for Republican Donald Trump after having voted for his …

Voting

Robert Reich: Donald Trump’s guiding philosophy is authoritarianism

Trump’s first 100 days follows the authoritarian checklist<p>After more than 100 days into his presidency, it seems fair to ask: What is Donald Trump’s governing philosophy?<p>He isn’t really a Republican (he didn’t join the GOP until 2012). He’s hardly a free-market conservative (he’s eager to block …

Donald Trump doesn’t understand health care. Shouldn’t the press say so?

Trump is botching simple policy questions, but does anyone care?<p>Interviewing President Donald Trump for Face The Nation, host John Dickerson recently tried to pin the president down on the details of the Republican health care bill that Trump was championing in his effort to repeal the Affordable …

“I’ve never seen anything like this": progressives see huge donation spike after AHCA vote

House Republicans successfully sent Speaker Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act to the Senate on Thursday, revealing the extent of their determination to dismantle Obamacare in the face of massive obstacles.<p>But in doing so, Republicans also set off a chain reaction of outrage on the other side — …

This TV ad should scare every Republican who voted for the House health care bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> The ad above comes from Tom Perriello, a former Democratic member of Congress running for governor this year in Virginia. And it's a blueprint for Democrats -- and a possible omen for Republicans -- as to how Thursday's vote on their American Health Care Act may well play out in the …

Elections

Trump defends comment on Australia having better health care than U.S.

President Donald Trump on Friday responded to criticism for saying that Australia, a country with universal health care, has better health care than the United States.<p>“Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do — everybody does,” he tweeted. “ObamaCare is dead! But our healthcare …

Health Care

Trump busting presidential norms with weekend getaways

POTUS has now spent 14 straight weekends visiting his business properties.<p>Forget the occasional skeet shooting trip to Camp David or golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base. President Donald Trump has established a new normal for a commander in chief’s leisure time by spending his 14th consecutive …

Donald Trump

Trump suggests financing for historically black colleges may be unconstitutional

President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he may not implement a 25-year-old federal program that helps historically black colleges finance construction projects on their campuses, suggesting that it may run afoul of the Constitution.<p>In a signing statement on the $1.1 trillion omnibus government …

Donald Trump

States Consider Legislation To Protect Free Speech On Campus

On college campuses, outrage over provocative speakers sometimes turns violent.<p>It's becoming a pattern on campuses around the country. A speaker is invited, often by a conservative student group. Other students oppose the speaker, and maybe they protest. If the speech happens, the speaker is …

Rights & Freedoms

FCC to 'take appropriate action' against Colbert following 'Late Show' Trump rant

Stephen Colbert's rant about President Donald Trump may have just gotten some unwanted attention from the FCC.<p>His Wednesday night comments, which prompted the hashtag #FireColbert, included a slew of insults hurled at Trump. One of the more controversial statements included Colbert saying, "The …

The Late Show

Health care is now set to be a defining issue in the next election cycles

With one hasty and excruciatingly narrow vote, House Republicans have all but guaranteed that health care will be one of the most pivotal issues shaping the next two election cycles — including congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative races in the 2018 midterms and President Trump’s …

Health Care

Abortion politics trip up blue-state GOP governor

Despite a $50,000 contribution to Planned Parenthood, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is in trouble with abortion rights supporters.<p>Republican Bruce Rauner insisted he had no social policy agenda when he campaigned for Illinois governor in 2014, and even showcased his socially liberal wife in TV ads to …

Republicans

Trump travel ban back in U.S. courts next week as battles stretch on

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Legal challenges to President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people from some Muslim-majority countries heat up again next week when two U.S. appeals courts consider whether it is constitutional.<p>The legal fights may end up at the U.S. Supreme Court perhaps …

Immigration

Texas Concealed Carry Holder Thwarts Potential Mass Shooting

Police in Texas say a concealed carry holder is a hero for shooting a crazed attacker Wednesday and preventing what could have been a slaughter …

ACLU won't sue, says 'religious freedom' order was 'elaborate photo-op'

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reversed course Thursday, saying it won't file a lawsuit challenging President Trump's executive order on …

Trump campaign unloads on major media networks for refusing to show controversial ad

In a Friday statement, the Trump campaign said it had "just learned" that ABC, CBS, and NBC "blocked the ad from running." Earlier in the week, the campaign blasted CNN for refusing to air the ad.<p>"Apparently, the mainstream media are champions of the First Amendment only when it serves their own …

House Republicans claim a major victory with passage of health-care overhaul

House Republicans on Thursday narrowly passed a controversial bill to overhaul the nation’s health-care system, claiming a major victory even as the measure faces an uncertain fate in the closely divided Senate.<p>Under intense pressure to show they can govern and to make good on their promise to …

Health Care

Neil Gorsuch is already shaking up business as usual at SCOTUS

He hasn’t been wearing the robes very long, but Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch (and I swear <i>I will never get tired of typing that …

The Senate filibuster may trigger a constitutional crisis

Since our founding we’ve had two constitutional crises, where constitutional fetters blocked necessary legislative changes. The first was the …

The House Voted to Repeal Obamacare. Will the Senate Follow Through?

Cases of beer were wheeled into the Capitol, cheers rang out in the House chamber and President Trump tweeted an invitation to a celebratory press …

Federal judge tosses lawsuit challenging TABOR saying plaintiffs have no right to sue

A federal judge in Denver has tossed out a years-old lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights, saying that …

The Health Care Bill Could Be A Job-Killer For GOP Incumbents

Republicans in the House of Representatives voted today to approve a version of the American Health Care Act, their bill to repeal and replace …

Congress Requested Obama Stop Issuing New Regulations Since Trump's Win — He Hasn't Stopped

When President Barack Obama was transitioning into the White House in 2009, his then-chief of staff Rahm Emanuel urged President George W. …

Democratic governors warn Congress on health care repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic governors Wednesday warned top Republicans in Congress that repealing the Obama health care law would stick states with …

Health Care

Congress passes bill to protect non-believers for first time

WASHINGTON — In updating an 18-year-old religious freedom law, Congress this year decided for the first time to expressly protect the rights of people around the world who practice no religion at all.<p>President Obama signed the International Religious Freedom Act on Friday, hailed by Republicans and …

Religion

Ryan’s disingenuous ‘repeal and delay’ plan for Obamacare

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) seems to be feeling the heat from members of Congress, the press and outside groups (such as hospitals) who object to pulling the plug on Obamacare and not telling Americans, health-care providers and insurance companies what comes next. In an obviously defensive …

Health Care

Fight for a free and independent press – it's crucial to a democratic society

A free country depends on our intelligence and our informed understanding of the issues. And an independent media is the people’s intelligence agency<p>Please support our journalism: make a contribution or become a member<p>Imagine that the free press disappeared and you got all your news from rumor and …

Journalism