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Thanks for Nothing, White Voters

White women voted for Roy Moore, as they did for Trump. Same with white men. Why is this still surprising?<p>In 2016, white women voted for Trump. In …

Elections

Anti-NHS privatisation protesters rally at County Hall in Truro against 'Americanisation' of health service - Cornwall Live

The future of the NHS in Cornwall will not be decided by a handful of Cabinet councillors, members of the health scrutiny committee have promised …

Health Care

Gillibrand gets fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump attacked her in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for them.<p>Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, is up for re-election next year and is …

Donald Trump

80 years after hemp was outlawed, major expansion eyed

Pennsylvania is eyeing a major expansion of its resurgent industrial hemp industry, offering more than three times the number of permits currently …

Cannabis

Will Trump's lows ever hit rock bottom?

A president who'd all but call a senator a whore is unfit to clean toilets in Obama's presidential library or to shine George W. Bush's shoes: Our view<p>With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is …

Donald Trump

The Impending Destruction of Medicaid by GOP Tax Cuts

<b>JOHN GEYMAN, M.D., FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b><p>Medicaid is threatened by Republican tax restructuring bills. (Photo: Jobs With Justice)<p>As the debate in …

Health Care

Chuck Grassley decides these two awful Trump judicial nominees are just too awful

Trump finally found the Senate's breaking point.<p>Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Tuesday that the White House should …

Chuck Grassley

Kansas's ravaged economy a cautionary tale as Trump plans huge tax cuts for rich

Kansas slashed taxes at the top to try to spur growth – but the plan crippled the state’s finances and proved disastrous for its Republican governor<p>Is Donald Trump about to turn America into Kansas? It’s a question some worried people who live in the state are asking as the Republican party pushes …

Fascism

Bitcoin Prices Are Headed to $0.00: Peter Schiff

Investors are drunk on the Kool-Aid that is bitcoin, according to veteran market forecaster Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital.<p>"No matter how …

Investing

John Oliver buys up $15 million in medical debt, forgives debts

Money<br>(Image by free pictures of money) Permission Details DMCA<p>On <i>Last Week Tonight</i> on Sunday, John Oliver discussed debt collection companies and …

Fish

Servers Around the World Share the Most Annoying Things Americans Do in Restaurants

The trope of the sneaker-wearing, fanny pack-toting American tourist is a tired one. What sets American travelers apart has more to do with how they …

Country Lifestyle

The attacks on Mueller push us closer to the precipice

Our democratic republic is in far more danger than it was even a few weeks ago.<p>Until this point, there was an underlying faith in much of the political world that if Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian collusion in the election turned up unmistakably damning material about Donald …

James B. Comey

The Dirty Secret of the Global Plan to Avert Climate Disaster

In 2014 Henrik Karlsson, a Swedish entrepreneur whose startup was failing, was lying in bed with a bankruptcy notice when the BBC called. The …

Climate

The dollar’s days as the world’s most important currency are numbered

For at least 70 years, the US dollar has been the world’s dominant currency. Central banks around the world hold a large portion of their reserves in the US currency, while private companies use it for international transactions. The trade in US Treasury bonds is the world’s deepest, most liquid …

Economics

Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cara Pressman sobbed in the big red chair in her living room. The 15-year-old tried to absorb the devastating news relayed by her parents: that their insurance company, Aetna, denied her for a minimally invasive brain surgery that could end the seizures that have haunted her since she was 9 …

Medicine

Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision

JERUSALEM (AP) — The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump.<p>In Jerusalem, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard, …

Israel

How Special Forces Bury the True Cost of America's Wars

When specialized (and glorified) units do the dirty work—and sustain the casualties, the normal political constraints on military power are lost.<p>Over the past 16 years, a profound transformation has been underway in how America wages war. Starting under George W. Bush after 9/11, and accelerating …

War

In Resignation Letter, Accomplished U.S. Diplomat Slams Tillerson and Trump 

A scathing resignation letter from a talented U.S. diplomat to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shows the extent of frustration and anger felt by …

Foreign Policy

2017 was a year of female rage

This year, women finally got to be publicly, gloriously angry.<p>Allie, a biracial teenager who trusts the voice in her head more than any of the voices …

Feminism

The Trump-Russia Probe Is About to Get Uglier

Unpleasant facts are spilling out. Republicans don't want to know them.<p>Here are two certainties about the Trump-Russia investigation. It won't end soon. It will get uglier.<p>A new shoe drops almost daily in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. First, Former national security adviser Michael Flynn …

Government

A Saudi Billionaire's Detention Is Making Some Investors Nervous

One of the world's most famous — and flashy — billionaires is being detained by the Saudi government in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was swept up in early November, along with more than 200 other Saudi businessmen and princes, in a massive anti-corruption campaign …

Middle East

Interior chief spent more than $53K on 3 helicopter trips

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released records show Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer, including one that allowed him to return to Washington in time for a horseback ride with Vice President Mike Pence.<p>Records released by the Interior Department …

Ryan Zinke

‘The President Stole Your Land,’ So Here's What You Can Do About It

President Trump will shrink two Utah national monuments by almost two million acres, many of which could be opened up for drilling under the rollback.<p>Have you heard? “The president stole your land,” and it’s the largest rollback of protected natural land in modern U.S. history. President Trump …

Conservation

Bitcoin is none of the things it was supposed to be

The cryptocurrency was supposed to replace the finance industry. Instead, it has replicated it.<p>On Thursday, the price of Bitcoin fluctuated by …

Bitcoin

Man pleads with Jeff Flake to vote down the tax plan and save his life

"What should I tell my son or what should you tell my son if you pass this bill and he cuts funding for disability and I can’t get a ventilator?"<p>One …

Jeff Flake

Here's what Trump's tax plan means for people making between $300,000 and $10 million a year

• <b>The Republican tax plans are being billed as a boon for hard-working middle-class Americans.</b>• <b><br>But analysts have pointed out that the proposed tax plans from the House and Senate will also give a boost to the wealthiest in the country.</b>• <b><br>We estimated how tax reform will affect single, childless taxpayers</b> …

Retirement

Trump tweet on Obama WH Hanukkah party resurfaces

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want …

Donald Trump

EPA removes climate change references from website, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> References to climate change and the Environmental Protection Agency's use of renewable energy have been removed from several of its web pages, according to an analysis by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative.<p>The group regularly monitors tens of thousands of federal …

Climate

Ex-Arizona cop who shot sobbing, unarmed man at point blank range acquitted of murder

Daniel Shaver begged the officer not to pull the trigger.<p>A former Mesa, Arizona police officer who fatally shot and killed an unarmed father of two …

Policing