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The confirmation process has shed little light on the philosophy of President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court or on what kind of justice he will be.
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Defeat of the Republican health-care bill in Congress has given new momentum to the push to expand Medicaid in several states, including deep-red Kansas.
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Yes, the attack on Obamacare failed and millions will keep their health care. But Trump and the GOP still rule
From: Salon.com | By: Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Freedom Caucus gets in the way of the Republican health care bill, much to our president's dismay
From: Salon.com | By: Bill Moyers, BillMoyers.com | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Suddenly, Democrats are in demand.
From: Politico | By: (Bill Scher) | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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What started as unreasonable criticisms of the ACA became unreasonable expectations for the AHCA.
From: Washington Monthly | By: swaldman | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If you’re a fan of TLC shows, family drama, or just good old reality television, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the the Duggar family. And if you’re not, you’ve probably heard of them anyway, but why? Who is the Duggar Family from 19 Kids and Counting?...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Ruth Kinane | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Trump will sign an “Energy Independence Executive Order” at the Environmental Protection Agency.
From: Politico | By: Matthew Nussbaum | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has called on his fellow Democrats to filibuster the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, setting up a showdown that could undo Senate tradition.
From: NPR | By: Scott Detrow | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Does he wash the cars too? Kushner apparently does everything in the Trump administration — when he's not skiing
From: Salon.com | By: Heather Digby Parton | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The most important part of Trump's new rules is what isn't included.
From: Washington Monthly | By: Nancy LeTourneau | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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But it's a risky maneuver because the GOP might be blamed for the resulting chaos.
From: Politico | By: Paul Demko | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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This is as close to must-win as it gets for President Donald Trump and the GOP after last week's health care debacle.
From: Politico | By: Burgess Everett | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The failure of the American Health Care Act last week was obviously great news for Democrats. But it wasn’t just because a remarkably bad health care bill died in the House before it got the chance to die in the Senate. The GOP loss was also confirmation...
From: Slate | By: Jim Newell | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A House committee overlooked opposition by residential and commercial utility customers Tuesday and approved a proposal sought by Florida Power & Light to allow the company to expand its rate base by charging customers for investments in natural...
From: Miami Herald | By: Mary Ellen Klas | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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“Eighteen days does not a final product make.”
From: Reason | By: Eric Boehm | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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They said they'd try to get along, but imminent battles over the Supreme Court and government funding will test that proposition.
From: Politico | By: Burgess Everett | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday the Senate will vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch next Friday, April 7, before lawmakers leave Washington for a two-week recess in Congress....
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Trump is being pressured to expand a war of choice in a faraway land with an immoral ally that flagrantly kills civilians. Why are so few Americans paying any attention?
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Donald trump's Russia problem still looms over all of us like those in-laws who overstayed their welcome on Thanksgiving. So how did we get here? Here is a good read from Mother Jones that might shed some light on that question. The Field Negro education...
From: The Field Negro | By: field negro | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Trump's Supreme Court nominee may not have the 60 votes, requiring Republicans to nuke the filibuster
From: Salon.com | By: Taylor Link | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The vote marks a sharp, partisan pivot toward letting Internet providers collect and sell their customers' Web browsing history, location information, health data and other personal details.
From: Denver Post | By: The Washington Post | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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It’s no secret the American people have lost faith in the ability of Washington lawmakers to enact policies that help people improve their lives. Many voters believed Donald Trump could change that. Despite some setbacks, there remains significant...
From: Time | By: James Davis | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This post The Coming Government Shutdown appeared first on Daily Reckoning. After the health care fiasco, the dip-buyers return with a vengeance. Is a government shutdown next? And when? Brian Maher has more... The post The Coming Government Shutdown...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Brian Maher | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In working to loosen proprietary-college regulation, contemporary politicians break decades of GOP precedent.
From: The Atlantic | By: David Whitman | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Appearing before a Senate panel last week, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch minimized the role of judges in American democracy, referring to their "modest station." He presented a study in self-effacement, sprinkling his testimony with folksy expressions...
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Trump may feel liberated to pursue tax reform after the failure on health care. But the GOP’s to-do list in Congress only gets harder from here.
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I wrote about young Jared for Salon this morning:For a few days last week the scuttlebutt held that President Donald Trump’s most trusted adviser might be on the outs with the boss because he decided to take the...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The contest to fill Tom Price’s vacant congressional seat is an early test of whether Democrats can make use of President Trump’s unpopularity.
From: New York Times | By: NATE COHN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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As House and Senate Intelligence Committees investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. election, commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions about the history of intelligence hearings.
From: NPR | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Rachel Martin talks with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who is testifying before a Senate committee on the impact a border wall would have on cross-border trade in his state.
From: NPR | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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We're only three quarters of the way through the US's violent century and there's more to come. (Photo: Senior Airman Tyler Woodward / US Air Force) This essay is adapted from "Measuring Violence," the first chapter of John Dower's new book, The Violent...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Trump might soon sign a bill that lets internet service providers sell your web browsing history and other personal information.
From: New York Times | By: TOM WHEELER | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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This Week in Politics and Resistance is a new feature on Flavorwire. It’s a consolidation of the work we started with our Daily Engagement column, which have been running (as the name suggests) daily since the election. This new feature is aimed at...
From: Flavorwire | By: Moze Halperin | Monday, March 27, 2017
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* The ABA has placed Arizona Summit Law School on probation for its poor bar exam passage rates and questionable admissions practices. How will this affect the school's affiliation with Bethune-Cookman University? Will the Department of Education strip...
From: Above the Law | By: Staci Zaretsky | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, may fall short of the votes needed for smooth passage in the Senate next week, potentially dashing Republican hopes for an easy victory after the stinging defeat of the American Health Care Act last week....
From: Denver Post | By: The Washington Post | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Fresh off the House health bill debacle, the president is courting another disaster by asking for $18 billion in cuts to pay for his border wall with Mexico.
From: New York Times | By: JENNIFER STEINHAUER | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Following the Senate, the House voted to dismantle rules requiring broadband providers get permission before collecting data on a user’s online activity.
From: New York Times | By: CECILIA KANG | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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With a slim majority of 215 to 205, the US House of Representatives just passed a resolution rolling back FCC privacy regulations. Approved last year, the rules required that ISPs get your explicit permission before selling "sensitive data" like your......
From: Engadget | By: Richard Lawler | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A constitutional convention, something thought impossible not long ago, is looking increasingly likely. Under Article V of the US Constitution, if 34 state legislatures "issue a call" for a constitutional convention, Congress must convene one. By some...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell politely disagrees.
From: Vanity Fair | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The treasury secretary told everyone to see a movie he produced while giving an interview in his official capacity
From: Salon.com | By: Taylor Link | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is One weird trick for dealing with government-bashers: An Activists’ Calendar of Resistance Events • Senator wants Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Lego movie comments reviewed: The top Democrat on the Senate Finance...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Last week, Stephen Mnuchin told a crowd he couldn't legally promote movies he helped fund, then recommended one. His audience laughed. The ranking senator on the Senate Finance Committee isn't amused.
From: NPR | By: Camila Domonoske | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The NRA-backed bill overturns an Obama-era regulation meant to protect biodiversity in Alaska's wildlife refuges
From: Salon.com | By: Sophia Tesfaye | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The suggested cuts are not official White House proposals, but they suggest the thrust of administration thinking
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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