Liberal POV

Robert Reich visits Trump’s Washington: Politicians call the White House “a cesspool of intrigue and fear”

Reich makes his first trip to our nation’s capital since Donald Trump became president<p>I spent much of this past week in Washington talking with friends still in government, former colleagues, high-ranking Democrats, a few Republican pundits and some members of Congress from both sides of the aisle. …

Republicans

Exxon ‘lost’ emails from Rex Tillerson’s alias account

This does not make them look good.<p>Last week, it came out that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an alias email account to discuss climate …

Climate Change

Here Are the 50 GOP Senators Who Just Sacrificed Your #BroadbandPrivacy to Corporate Profits

Privacy and consumer advocates—and a seemingly endless chorus of Internet users—were expressing outrage on Thursday after the Republican-controlled …

Net Neutrality

Dear Mom: About your 50 year nursing career & Medicaid... Daughter's post PLOWS the GOP

<b>Dear Mom,</b><p>You won't comprehend this because you have Stage 6 Dementia, but things need to change. <b>The nice congressmen in Washington want to free us</b> …

Health Care

Bernie Sanders has become the most popular politician in America — with no help from the inside

Democrats appear to be struggling to cope with their election loss in November, but Bernie continues to resonate<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the most popular of his peers in America right now, and it’s not even close, according to a recent Fox News poll. He currently holds the highest approval …

Bernie Sanders

White House says maternity care won’t be more expensive for women —if they’re on a family plan

A story of male priorities on women’s health care, in two acts.White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the media during the daily briefing …

Health Care

Trump Vowed Never To Cut Medicaid -- Now Guess What He's Trying To Do

In stump speeches and tweets during 2016, Trump repeatedly promised never to cut Medicaid. But that's exactly what his Trumpcare bill would do.

Conservatives Demand End to Pre-Existing Conditions Ban

I guess I was wrong last night. The <i>New York Times</i> says President Trump has caved into demands to repeal the minimum set of required benefits for …

Health Care

Sign the petition: Limit Tax Money Spent on Trumps

I just signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Donald Trump: Legislation must be …

U.S. House of Representatives

11 things corporate media won’t tell you about Timothy Caughman — the unarmed Black man stabbed to death by a white supremacist

imothy Caughman was killed for being Black. He was 66. A canner, who supported himself through redeeming bottles and cans, Caughman was doing his …

Racism

We know what Sean Spicer did last summer: Today he barely recognizes Paul Manafort — last June he praised Manafort’s “strong” leadership

Sean Spicer now says Paul Manafort was barely involved in Trump's campaign; last summer the tune was different<p>Sean Spicer clearly thinks we’re all stupid. As the man charged with leading the Trump White House’s communications shop, Spicer is in the unenviable position of having to respond to …

Donald Trump

Dear America, Donald Trump is completely insane

Throughout the interview, Trump defends every claim he every made—including the claim that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the attacks on 9/11—with …

Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders Drops A Reality Bomb And Brings Down Trump With One Simple Question

During an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) asked the one question that will bring down the Trump presidency. …

Bernie Sanders

Adding work requirements to Medicaid is useless and cruel

It will cost vulnerable people their insurance without helping anyone actually find work.<p>The House is scheduled to vote on Trumpcare Thursday night, …

Health Care

The Secret Service may have underestimated how much it would cost to protect Trump’s family

It's costing taxpayers $26.8 million to protect Trump's family at Trump Tower and on business deals globally<p>Given that it came out in December that the Secret Service was considering renting space in Trump Tower, it is hardly a surprise that the agency has requested a $60 million increase in its …

Donald Trump

This One Chart Shows Why Trumpcare Is Such a Disaster for the GOP

The GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is facing a precarious future. A vote is supposed to happen sometime Thursday in the House of …

Health Care

Bernie Sanders Has a Message for Disenchanted Trump Voters

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) delivered a fiery joint rally on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. The object of their scorn? …

Bernie Sanders

After this disastrous week, it’s clearer than ever: Yes, Donald Trump is a “real” Republican

Don't believe that Republicans in Congress secretly hate Trump! It's time to take their boot-licking at face value<p>In the first three months of Donald Trump’s presidency, a narrative has taken hold in the political punditry that owes more to wishful thinking than to empirical observation. …

Republicans

An Increasingly Out of Control Donald Trump Takes A Swing at Reality and Misses

President Donald Trump took a swing this Thursday morning at reality but missed, by a long shot.<p>Carefully avoiding the network that broke the story …

Donald Trump

‘Drunk’ mother slammed daughter into wall repeatedly after she incorrectly read Bible verses: report

A Middletown, Pennsylvania girl under the age of 13 was beaten by her mother and kicked out of her home after her mother told her that she …

Crime

Reckless and dangerous: The cynical rush to jam through a Republican health care bill

Paul Ryan wants to force a Thursday night vote on his health care bill, even as it's being desperately rewritten<p>The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill to radically restructure the American health care system within a few hours of this writing. At the moment, no one knows what …

Health Care

Time's Michael Scherer: Trump Revels In Using 'Falsehoods' To 'Spread Information'

This morning Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer of Time Magazine discussed his 20-minute interview with Donald Trump to the Morning Joe crew. …

Donald Trump

The 5 Craziest Quotes from Trump's Bonkers New Time Interview

President Donald Trump sat down with <i>Time Magazine</i> for an interview this week in which he doubled down on multiple falsehoods that he has said over …

Donald Trump

Who’s running America while Donald Trump tweets?

Trump's fights with celebs like Colin Kaepernick and Snoop Dogg aren't just unpresidential; they're unproductive<p>The White House’s website offers a handy explainer on the executive branch, complete with a detailed job description for the president. Here’s what Donald Trump was elected to do as the …

Colin Kaepernick

The Gig Economy: Which Side Are You On?

The tall good looking New Yorker, about 25, stands out in the crowd around me. His black curly hair shines, his head raised expectantly, his smile so …

Russia Scandal Causes Roger Stone to Freak Out and Threaten Spankings

Donald Trump champion Roger Stone (he of the constant twitter meltdowns and threats to pretty much anyone who dares to challenge him) is not pleased …

Donald Trump

Latest WikiLeak Dump Shows CIA Hacking iPhones Since 2008

On the tails of its damning CIA hacking bombshell, WikiLeaks on Thursday published another trove of documents outlining how the spy agency has been …

iPhone

Senate quashes an Obama-era regulation to protect your privacy online

Internet providers could sell users' personal browsing information without gaining consent if bill signed into law<p>Less than a month after WikiLeaks revealed that the CIA can hack common household technology to spy on people, the Republican-controlled Senate has overturned an Obama-era regulation …

Net Neutrality

The effort to filibuster Gorsuch just got a big boost

#TeamSpine<p>The highest ranking Democrat in the United States Senate is on Team Spine.<p>“I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s …

Government

How to Turn an Outpouring of Progressive Activism Into a Winning Social Movement

Astra TaylorWhy the left needs to build power, now.

Democracy