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The GOP health bill is a $600 billion tax cut — almost entirely for the wealthy

Most analysis of the American Health Care Act, the new House Republican plan for repealing and replacing Obamacare, has focused on the fact that it will take away health insurance from millions of Americans, including, eventually, millions of poor, elderly, and disabled Americans currently on …

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West Coast states form a wall against Trump’s reactionary agenda

I went to an inaugural ball a few weeks ago — the one in Washington state, not the one in Washington, D.C. — and got a good sense of the official resistance that is rising on the West Coast against the policies of the new Trump administration.<p>Jay Inslee celebrated the advent of his second term as …

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What Really Matters From Trump’s First 3 Weeks?

In this week’s politics chat, we try to separate the important, lasting storylines from the first three weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency from the …

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Gorsuch Calls Trump’s Judge Bashing ‘Disheartening’ and ‘Demoralizing’

Donald Trump’s pick to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, called the president’s recent bashing of another federal judge …

Trump slams the courts, his court nominee hits back

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's extended criticism of the judiciary prompted a rebuke Wednesday from his nominee for the Supreme Court, who told a senator that the president's comments were "demoralizing and disheartening."<p>Judge Neil Gorsuch, who was nominated by Trump to the nation's …

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Jeff Sessions’s Redemption Story

It’s an unlikely second act for our new attorney general, who was nearly just a political cautionary tale.<p>The story of our lives is often cruel and …

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Warren says she won't be silent about Sessions' 'radical hatred'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Elizabeth Warren tore into Jeff Sessions Wednesday night, saying she and her colleagues would oppose the Alabama politician's "radical hatred" as he moved to lead President Donald Trump's Justice Department.<p>The Massachusetts Democrat galvanized her party Tuesday night when …

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