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The DNC’s elephant in the room: Dems have a problem — it’s not Donald Trump

<b>Bernie Sanders (AP/Jae C. Hong)</b><p>It’s time for the DNC to stop blaming Trump and the GOP for their own credibility issues<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>May 13, 2017 2:00pm (UTC)<p>The election of Donald Trump offered the Democratic Party a huge gift. Coming off of a highly contentious election and a series of party …

Middle-class

The Dakota pipeline is already leaking. Why wait for a big spill to act?

Energy Transfer Partners’ not yet operational Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons – or about a bathtub-full – of shale oil at a pump station in Spink County, South Dakota, on 4 April. The station stands roughly 100 miles south-east of the site of indigenous protest encampments along the …

Environment

Abuse of gay men in Chechnya: What's really happening?

Several LGBTQ activists were briefly detained in Moscow Thursday as they attempted to submit a petition protesting reports that gay men have been rounded up and tortured in Chechnya, <i>Reuters</i> reported.<p>In April, Russian newspaper <i>Novaya Gazeta</i> first reported that 100 men who were suspected of being …

Russia

America has become so anti-innovation – it's economic suicide

If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s how it works: you plug in a pre-sold packet of diced fruits and vegetables, and the machine transforms it into juice. But it …

Economics

A JAMA study shows doctors aren't asking about sexuality or gender identity from patients.

According to guidelines from the Department of Health and Human Services, medical providers should ask patients for information about their gender …

U.S. immigrant prisons face scrutiny for poor conditions

Health care in immigrant prisons leads to suffering and death, according to a new Human Rights Watch report that includes analysis from independent …

Health Care

Man Stuffs Cash Into Shirt Of GOP Congressman Who Voted To Repeal Obamacare

"If the health care is destroyed, do the rich get a tax cut? Yes or no?"<p>Emotions ran high at a town hall that Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) hosted in North Dakota.<p>Police removed two men from the event in Mandan on Thursday afternoon after a question-and-answer session turned rowdy, according to …

Health Care

Tortured Kentucky court ruling brings mixed results for anti-LGBTQ groups

Refusing to print shirts for a pride festival somehow isn’t about identity.<p>The Kentucky Court of Appeals issued a decision Friday concluding that a …

LGBTQI

Congress Must Be A Check On Trump To Avoid A Constitutional Crisis

President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey has set off a lively debate over whether the move amounts to a “constitutional crisis.” On the …

When Will Republicans Stand Up to Trump?

If the controversy over the firing of James Comey, the F.B.I. director, has done anything, it has confirmed my decision on Nov. 9 to leave the Republican Party after a lifetime as a loyal member.<p>The Republican Party was once the party of small government, free trade, traditional values, principled …

Donald Trump

FBI Agents Worry White House Will Kneecap Russia Probe

Two well-connected former FBI employees told The Daily Beast that counterintelligence agents working on Russia desk based at FBI headquarters in …

FBI director short list emerges

Today is interview day for potential replacements for James Comey as FBI director, per Politico's Josh Gerstein.<p><b>The list:</b> "acting FBI Director Andrew …

Michael Flynn

The Head of the Census Resigned. It Could Be as Serious as James Comey

In a week dominated by President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey, you could be forgiven for missing the imminent departure of another, …

Trump actions push Republicans to get serious on Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> In one fell swoop Tuesday, President Donald Trump signaled to Republican lawmakers they have a serious problem with Russia -- and they responded.<p>Trump said he fired former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday because he was being a "showboat," but critics quickly alleged the decision was …

Donald Trump

Republican voters criticize health bill amid fears over pre-existing conditions

Matthew Frankic, a health insurance broker and Republican voter, makes his living signing people up for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.<p>Since the law went into effect in 2014, he has seen flaws. Each year, health insurance in his section of southern Indiana has seemed to cost …

Health Care

With Trumpcare, GOP Takes Women's Health Hypocrisy to a New Level

Health care bill demonstrates Republicans' willingness to abandon the principles they claim to hold so dear<p>The American Health Care Act, which passed …

Health Care

The White House budget director dropped a hint about how Trump could bring drug prices down

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney dropped a surprising clue Thursday about how President Trump might bring drug prices down, describing the kind of government intervention that traditionally has been supported by Democrats.<p>Mulvaney explained at the LIGHT Forum at Stanford University that …

Health Care

Students Sue Professor for Rubbing Out Pro-Life Chalk Messages

Students at the University of California, Fresno sued a professor Thursday for wiping away pro-life chalk messages that were approved by the …

Five Reasons the Comey Affair Is Worse Than Watergate

A journalist who covered Nixon’s fall 45 years ago explains why the current challenge to America may be more severe—and the democratic system less capable of handling it.<p>The tangled affair now known as Watergate began 45 years ago, before most of today’s U.S. population had even been born. (The …

Donald Trump threatened James Comey via Twitter. This is not a test.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Just 72 hours after his shocking decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to warn Comey not to share the contents of their private conversations.<p>"James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts …

Donald Trump

White House official says Russia ‘tricked us’ by publishing Oval Office photos

They’re “furious,” but it’s not like they didn’t know the photographer was there.<p>On Wednesday, President Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister …

Donald Trump

The White House's explanation for the firing of James Comey is totally unraveling

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House just can't get its story straight about why President Trump decided to fire FBI Director James Comey.<p>When the move was initially announced -- just before 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday night -- the White House pointed to a memo written by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that …

Donald Trump

Paul Ryan is easily reelected House speaker

Lawmakers reelected Paul D. Ryan as House speaker Tuesday, choosing the Wisconsin Republican with a fraught history with President-elect Donald Trump to serve as Trump’s chief legislative partner.<p>Ryan won the support of all but one Republican, winning with many fewer GOP defectors than when he …

Republicans

Trump’s racism vs. Hillary’s emails: The worst false equivalencies in 2016

Attempts to find “balance” between Trumpism and wholly unrelated phenomena to its left were tone deaf<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>For all the dangers the rise of Donald Trump poses — to vulnerable communities, to world peace, to the planet’s ecosystem — the one silver lining of …

Jill Stein has done the nation a tremendous public service

<i>Jonathan S. Abady and Ilann M. Maazel are partners in the New York law firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady and are lead counsel for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s recount effort.</i><p>As lead counsel in Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein’s quest to have votes recounted in …

Government

Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump in the popular vote rises to 2.8 million

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump in the US presidential election popular vote has soared to 2.8 million – despite her losing the overall …

Born of slavery, the Electoral College could stand against racism in 2016 — and stop Donald Trump

Part of the Electoral College’s original purpose was to protect slave-state power. Will it redeem its history now?<p>History often comes full circle. It can be darkly ironic as well. The Electoral College, an institution that helped to protect the white supremacist ignominy of black chattel slavery …

Rand Paul writes superb defense of the Bill of Rights on its anniversary

Conservative and Libertarian favorite, Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, is often one of the first to come to mind when people think of a true freedom loving politician. He’s not afraid to butt heads with his own party if Republicans set themselves to defy the principles they claim to stand …

Rights & Freedoms

The practical guide to resisting Trump, by former Congressional staffers

When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States in November, thousands took the streets to protest the outcome of the vote. For days, holding signs reading “not my president,” they showed their disappointment in cities around the US. But, Trump won the election, and per the rules of …

Donald Trump