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Trashing Trumpcare, Kimmel Says GOP Cruelty Forcing Him to "Politicize" Son's Illness

Andrea Germanos, staff writerLate night television host Jimmy Kimmel lampooned Sen. Bill Cassidy—co-sponsor of the Republicans' last-ditch Trumpcare plan,...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Health Secretary Thinks Medicaid Is Wasteful, But Not Lavish Private Flights

Jake Johnson, staff writerHealth and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price once remarked that "tough choices" must be made to reduce "waste" in government sp...   [ continue reading...]

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Instead of Protecting the Earth, EPA Agents Now Forced to Serve as Pruitt Bodyguards

Jake Johnson, staff writerThanks to a hiring freeze, budget cuts, and the exorbitant travel needs of Trump's cabinet, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agen...   [ continue reading...]

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Experts 'Running Out Of Adjectives' as Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico

Julia Conley, staff writerThe Caribbean is so far seeing no relief from this year's historically turbulent and destructive Atlantic hurricane season, as Puerto...   [ continue reading...]

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Exposing Problematic Role as News Arbiter, Facebook Under Fire Over Myanmar

Julia Conley, staff writerIllustrating the outsize and controversial role it now plays in disseminating news and regulating information across the world, social...   [ continue reading...]

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New Poll Shows Nearly Half of Americans and 2/3 of Democrats Back Single Payer

Jessica Corbett, staff writerAs Senate Republicans launch a last-ditch attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Democrats flock to Sen. Bernie Sander...   [ continue reading...]

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Covering All People With Single Payer, Says GOP Senator, Is Not Money 'Properly Spent'

Julia Conley, staff writerSen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced his intention Tuesday to introduce four amendments to the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Afford...   [ continue reading...]

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US Says No Money for Social Programs, But '$700 Billion to Kill People? Yeah That We Have'

Jake Johnson, staff writer"We're constantly told the US 'can't afford' single-payer health care, while 89% of senators vote for $0.7 trillion for Pentagon warmo...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Apparently Wants a Massive Military Parade. 'What's Next, Portraits of Dear Leader Everywhere?'

Jake Johnson, staff writerCiting France's Bastille Day celebration in July—a "dramatic show of pageantry" featuring thousands of French troops and dozens...   [ continue reading...]

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New Research Reveals There Are More Than 40 Million Slaves Worldwide

Jessica Corbett, staff writerReports released during the UN General Assembly meetings on Tuesday suggest global leaders need to increase efforts to end modern s...   [ continue reading...]

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'Devastating': Massive Quake Collapses Buildings and Kills Hundreds in Mexico

Jake Johnson, staff writerUpdated: Officials in Mexico put the official deathtoll at 217 on Wednesday, though that number is almost certain to rise, as rescuer...   [ continue reading...]

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Socialists Have Last Laugh After Trump Zinger Lands With Thud at UN

Jake Johnson, staff writerA painfully awkward silence—and some scattered laughter—befell the United Nations General Assembly hall in New York Tuesda...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Administration Doesn't Want to Hear About Benefits of Welcoming Refugees

Julia Conley, staff writerAt the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Donald Trump pushed back against the United Nations' appeals to resettle...   [ continue reading...]

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Refusing to 'Sit Down and Shut Up,' Trumpcare Opponents Mobilize Against GOP

Jessica Corbett, staff writerProgressive groups and lawmakers continued to mobilize on Tuesday in response to Republicans' last-ditch attempt to cut off million...   [ continue reading...]

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'Genocidal' Trump Blasted for Threatening to 'Totally Destroy North Korea'

Jon Queally, staff writerFor what he said—and also for what he refused to mention—President Donald Trump was lampooned by progressive critics as he...   [ continue reading...]

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Oxfam Has Made Refugees Welcome... at Trump's Childhood Home

Andrea Germanos, staff writerWhen can an Airbnb rental make a commentary about the U.S. president's anti-refugee rhetoric and actions and implore world leaders...   [ continue reading...]

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Outrage After Zinke Memo Reveals Unprecedented Assault on Public Lands

Jessica Corbett, staff writerConservationists are outraged by Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke's proposal—as outlined in a memo to President Donal...   [ continue reading...]

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If George W. Bush Can Be on Ellen, Of Course Sean Spicer Will Be at Emmys

Jon Queally, staff writerThough some jaws dropped, many laughed, and former White House press secretary was applauded for having a "sense of humor" about the wo...   [ continue reading...]

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After Failing to Prosecute Bankers, Obama Cashes In With Wall Street Speeches

Jake Johnson, staff writerLess than a year has passed since he departed from the White House, and former President Barack Obama has already joined the "well tro...   [ continue reading...]

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Refusing to Be Bargaining Chips, Dreamers Shut Down Pelosi's Pro-Dreamer Event

Common Dreams staffAlong with undocumented Dreamers and other lawmakers, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was shouted down during a press event in...   [ continue reading...]

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