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Disposable Americans: U.S. health care system is condemning thousands to early death

<b>Doulas are no longer just for birthing help - now they support hospice patients (Photographee.eu via Shutterstock)</b><p>The merciless attacks on low-income health care programs can be a death sentence<p>Paul Buchheit<p>April 6, 2017 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In his report, "This …

Health Care

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 insider and the outsider: McConnell and Trump try for a deal on health care

President Trump’s administration was still in its first hours when Mitch McConnell snagged an open seat next to him for a private chat at his inaugural luncheon. For more than 15 minutes, McConnell did most of the talking. The new president listened keenly.<p>Eleven days later, McConnell had a …

Health Care

All the Lessons Republicans Didn't Learn From Democrats on Health Care

From making unrealistic promises to striking back-room deals, the GOP is repeating the same mistakes in trying to repeal Obamacare that they criticized when it was enacted.<p>Appearing on “Morning Joe” on Friday morning, Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana didn’t flinch when host Willie Geist …

Health Care

Obama and Clinton are back!

Can they save a divided party? Joy Reid and her panel get into a heated debate over Barack Obama’s speaking fees, and Hillary Clinton coming out of …

Is Trump really building a fascist regime — or is it all just showmanship? Either way the threat to democracy is real

<b>(Getty/Montileo/Salon)</b><p>The president’s inner circle may yearn for totalitarian rule — but for Trump, it’s all narcissistic play-acting<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>May 6, 2017 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to build up a framework that might, however provisionally, help us make sense of the …

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Paul Ryan's Spokeswoman Made An Incredibly Misleading Claim About The Republican Health Care Bill

"While we're setting the record straight..."<p>A second CBO review on March 23, after the first minor "manager's amendments" were made, found the same figures for the uninsured.<p>There has been no review since then, despite the two other rounds of amendments to the bill — including the changes to please …

Obamacare repeal vote upends 2018 House landscape

Republicans worry their incumbents will pay for the vote, and signs abound of an energized Democratic base.<p>This week’s vote to replace Obamacare has scrambled the 2018 House landscape, jeopardizing Republican lawmakers across the country and potentially endangering the party’s longstanding grip on …

Trump mulls scrapping climate pact

WASHINGTON — The United States says it it will continue attending United Nations climate change meetings, even as President Trump considers pulling the U.S. out of a global emissions-cutting deal.<p>While U.S. representatives are in Bonn, Germany, this week for the U.N. talks, Trump’s advisers will …

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Leave it to the geniuses at Harvard to come up with a solution to fake news

Back in February, a bunch of smarty-pants academics gathered in Boston to brainstorm strategies to combat fake news. Now, they have issued a final report.<p>Ready for this? Here's the key excerpt:<p>There are some possible pathways for reducing fake news, including: (1) offering feedback to users that …

14 things that are "dead" to Trump

President Trump tweeted that "Obamacare" is "dead" four times between Thursday and Friday. Trump has been referring to the Affordable Care Act as …

Tucker Carlson shuts down Clinton adviser who said media should apologize to Hillary for 2016 loss

Peter Daou is a Democratic strategist who served as an adviser to Hillary Clinton during her failed attempt to secure the Democratic nomination in 2008. His support for his former boss is unequivocal.<p>Since Clinton’s loss to then-Republican nominee Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election, …

Say It Ain't So: 129 People Have Already Filed To Run For President In 2020

There are way too many signs that the 2020 election is already beginning.<p>Consider:<p>-Here's a crazy stat: 129 people have already filed to run for president in 2020, as of Friday afternoon. In fairness, in 2016, more than 1,700 filed. But...<p>-One of them is <b>President Trump</b>. He's not only already set up …

Government

Paul Ryan’s office is gaslighting America on the AHCA

The American Health Care Act — the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare — was passed in the House Thursday without legislators knowing how many people it would cover and how much it would cost.<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office wants to tell you otherwise.<p>On Saturday, Ryan’s spokesperson …

Trump: Bedminster stay saves money

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump defended himself Saturday against criticisms of his stay at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, this weekend, saying it is saving the country money.<p>"The reason I am staying in Bedminster, N.J., a beautiful community, is that staying in NYC is much more …

It's Official: Hillary Clinton Received More Votes Than Any Losing Candidate In U.S. History

The finalized election results add even more fuel to the fire over the dated electoral college voting process.<p>Democratic presidential nominee <b>Hillary</b> …

The 1 Law That Could Lead to Donald Trump's Impeachment

Following the year's tumultuous presidential election and the ensuing debates about Donald J. Trump's conflicts of interests, many were left wondering aloud if the president-elect could even make it through a full term without being impeached. Now, experts and pundits are citing a recently …

Clinton wins popular vote by nearly 2.9 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote …

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Is Donald Trump a traitor? His path to the White House suggests a pattern of profound disloyalty

<b>(Reuters/Lucas Jackson)</b><p>There’s a word for someone who colludes with a foreign power to subvert democracy and overthrow political norms<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>December 22, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Donald Trump urged a foreign power, Russia, to interfere in …

Economists Brace for a Donald Trump Rewrite of Global Financial Diplomacy

If the president-elect shifts away from post-World War II international institutions, 'chaos will rule the day,' one says<p>Could Donald Trump upend seven decades of U.S. international economic diplomacy? That what some economists fear, taking the president-elect’s trade threats at face value. In the …

Donald Trump

Did Russian Agents Influence the U.S. Election with Fake News?

Two new reports suggest that the Russian government tried to destroy Hillary Clinton’s reputation and tilt the election towards Donald Trump.<p>Facebook and Google have been falling over themselves in the past few weeks, trying to figure out how to solve their fake news problem. Now the scope of their …

Would a different style of voting have changed the 2016 election? We tested 5 alternatives.

We all know who won the presidential election according to the Electoral College: Donald Trump. And we all know who won the presidential election by popular vote: Hillary Clinton.<p>But who would have won if the US used instant runoff voting, a kind of ranked voting system utilized in Australia, …

White prosperity over racial equality: It’s (still) the American way

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Wikimedia)</b><p>Donald Trump’s victory feels like an earthquake, but its roots run deep in America’s history and priorities<p>Darren F. Speece<p>November 25, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>On November 8, 2016, individual voters confronted the imperfect legacy of the Founding Fathers. In this …

Civil Rights

Donald Trump and the Rise of Alt-Reality Media

You think the truth took a hit last year? It's about to get worse. A lot worse.<p>Earlier this year, I argued that the conservative movement did not merely have a Donald Trump problem—it had a media problem. As Trump slouched toward the nomination, he was backed by a conservative media that had …

Chicago officer kills man; police check claim he was armed

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Chicago police officer says he shot and killed a black man this week after the man twice pointed a weapon at him, but so far investigators have not found the weapon, authorities say.<p>Police are investigating the death of the man -- identified by his family as Kajuan Raye, 19 -- which comes …

Trump fills White House counsel and deputy national security posts

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday named a libertarian election lawyer as his White House counsel and a hard-line former Reagan administration official to a top post on his national security staff.<p>Trump announced that Donald F. McGahn, a controversial former member of the Federal Election …

First US service member killed in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> A US service member was killed in northern Syria Thursday from wounds sustained in a blast from an improvised explosive device, according to the US-led coalition fighting ISIS.<p>This marks the first time a US service member has been killed inside Syria since a small number of US Special …