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Michelle Obama attacks Trump school meals policy

<b>Michelle Obama has launched a fierce defence of the healthy eating initiatives she championed as first lady.</b><p>At a public health summit in Washington, she hit back after the Trump administration loosened nutritional standards aimed at making US school lunches healthier.<p>"Think about why someone is OK …

Is America Becoming a Failed State?

If Russia elected me America’s next president, I would move immediately to ban two pundit clichés: “America is a failing state” and “the solution is …

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 …

The End of the Libertarian Dream?

Long on the fringes of American politics, small-government conservatives were closer than ever to mainstream acceptance. Then two things happened: Donald Trump and Jihadi John.<p><b>Justin Amash can’t seem to concentrate. His eyes</b> keep drifting toward the TV behind me, mounted on the wall inside his …

Political Science

How to Save Our Dysfunctional Democracy

0<p>SHARES<p><i>A political scientist argues the case for bringing more citizens into the political discussion.</i><p><b>By Tom Jacobs</b><p>(Photo: Anthony …

Here is What a Cut in U.S. Foreign Aid Could Mean for this Woman’s Family

I sat in the dim light of a Christian church with walls of mud and a roof of corrugated metal, as Alaakiir Ajok told her story. This was last …

The Big Question: Why Were Sessions And Other Trump Officials Talking To Russia?

The Washington Post and The New York Times each published stories on Wednesday night about President Trump’s administration and its connections to …

Ayn Rand is dead. Liberals are going to miss her.

Ayn Rand is dead. It’s been 35 years since hundreds of mourners filed by her coffin (fittingly accompanied by a dollar-sign-shaped flower arrangement), but it has been only four months since she truly died as a force in American politics. Yes, there was a flurry of articles identifying Rand lovers …

How Popular Is Donald Trump? | FiveThirtyEight

An updating calculation of the president's approval rating, accounting for each poll's quality, recency, sample size and partisan lean. How this …

Political Science

Why the Alt-Center Is a Problem, Too

Not everyone on the left side of the American political spectrum shares the same policy vision and electoral strategy.<p>Some believe Barack Obama’s …

Purple America Has All But Disappeared

Counties are increasingly super red or super blue, with less and less in between.<p>President Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was among the …

How Disabled Americans Are Fighting the GOP Health-Care Bill

10<p>SHARES<p><i>Advocates warn that the American Health Care Act would “annihilate” Medicaid, spiraling millions of disabled Americans into poverty.</i><p><b>By David</b> …

Why Republicans hate the Republican health care plan.

As expected, Paul Ryan has released a sweeping proposal—the American Health Care Act—to remake the U.S. health care system. Also as expected, lots of …

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It may sound crazy, but the GOP really wants its healthcare plan to fail

There is a line worth noting in David Brooks's column today: "The Republican plan will fuel cynicism. It's being pushed through in an elitist, …

How Donald Trump Is Helping Democrats Build a Winning Movement

Ten years ago today, I had been awake and working for two days straight.<p>Barack Obama was hours away from announcing his campaign for president, and …

Americans still support Donald Trump's immigration ban, poll shows

Despite breaking records for the lowest approval ratings for a new President, Donald Trump's immigration ban is still backed by a majority of Americans, according to recent polling.<p>The Republican president suffered the biggest defeat of his presidency yesterday as a court refused to reinstate his …

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How the White House Turned Trump’s Travel Ban into a Legal Nightmare

The Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling shows how a lack of planning and poor communication made Trump’s missteps much worse.<p>While <b>Donald Trump’s</b> pledge to curb Muslim immigration was on legally shaky ground long before he signed his so-called “travel ban” into effect, the president’s decision not to …

Deluge of new state bills would curtail LGBT rights

After making major leaps forward under the most assertively pro-gay rights administration in U.S. history, LGBT groups are girding for a far …

Appeals court ruling was the biggest warning to Trump yet on how he's approaching the presidency

The appellate court repudiation of<p>President Trump’s travel ban marked the first high-level loss for a new administration that, for all the chaos it has inflicted on Washington and itself, had thus far largely succeeded in accomplishing its immediate goals.<p>Before the judicial panel refused Thursday …

Republicans Still Don’t Know Much About Steve Bannon

And only 29 percent of GOP voters have favorable views of Donald Trump's chief strategist.<p>Sixty-five percent of Republican voters said they haven’t heard enough about Steve Bannon to rate how they feel about him, according to a poll released by Quinnipiac University on Tuesday.<p>The survey found 29 …

Donald Trump won’t let his voter fraud myth die

He also called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” again.<p>In a meeting Thursday with a group of 10 senators, President Donald Trump again brought up an unfounded claim of mass voter fraud in the 2016 election. As Politico reports:<p>As soon as the door closed and the reporters allowed to observe for a few …

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Republican Lawmakers Are Trying To Make Protests Illegal And Expensive

A handful of states have introduced bills to ramp up fines and sentences for highway demonstrations. Others go further: permitting police and drivers to physically harm protesters.<p>If the last few weeks are any indication, this will be a year of near-constant protest. Just a week after the Women’s …

The appellate court asked four simple questions to reach its ruling on the Trump travel ban

Donald Trump just got a very important lesson for an American president. He may be the center of international attention, and feel like king. But no one’s got total power in the US, and that’s by design, as federal judges reminded the world last night.<p>In their Feb. 9 decision on <i>State of Washington</i> …

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Anger erupts at Republican town halls

<b>Murfreesboro, Tennessee (CNN) —</b> More than seven years after angry anti-Obamacare town halls erupted across the country, raw emotions are boiling over again -- this time, as the Republican Party under President Donald Trump gears up to dismantle Barack Obama's legacy.<p>And the fury is flaring up in …

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Americans can no longer assume U.S. will remain a democracy

We’ve all grown up with an assumption of democracy. Free, fair elections, the most votes win, ideologies vie and democracy continues. This has …

US President Obama asks aides to take measures to end violence in Syria's Aleppo

<b>Washington:</b> US President Barack Obama has asked his top aides to take steps to de-escalate the violence and push for humanitarian access in Aleppo, …

Obama’s Final Press Conference of 2016: This Is Not the Resistance You Were Looking for

0<p>SHARES<p><i>The president’s base wanted fiery words and an explicit rebuke of Donald Trump. Instead, they got a lot of cautious dignity. One wonders why</i> …

President-Elect Trump wins electoral college vote; Michael Moore promotes violence

President Elect Donald TrumpDespite the unprecedented effort to thwart President-Elect Donald Trump’s presidential victory, he successfully beat the …

Racist incidents on campus

My campus—like, no doubt, a good number of others—has been afflicted over the past 18 months or so by what seems like a rise in the number of racist …