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Trump vs FBI: Director Vows to Get to Bottom of Russia Ties Wherever They Lead 6

Trump vs FBI: Director Vows to Get to Bottom of Russia Ties Wherever They Lead

In an extraordinary congressional hearing unprecedented since the days of Watergate, FBI Director James Comey threw down the gauntlet on the agency’s investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign, presenting Trump with the greatest crisis of his short presidency. Comey seemed intent on sending a clear message, beyond the damning revelation that Trump is under investigation.... Read More...
Physicians Reject GOP Health Care Plan For Failing to Protect Patients as Claimed 8

Physicians Reject GOP Health Care Plan For Failing to Protect Patients as Claimed

The nation’s largest medical association representing doctors came out strongly today (Mar. 8) in opposition to the Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act because it fails to protect patients and would roll back gains achieved under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare. James L. Madara, MD, chief executive and executive vice president of the American Medical Association (AMA) wrote a letter to Congressional leaders refusing to support the new Republican bill.... Read More...
Trump Treasury Secretary Nominee Accused of Sheltering Money Offshore 12

Trump Treasury Secretary Nominee Accused of Sheltering Money Offshore

Steve Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker picked by Donald Trump to head the U.S. Treasury, set up off-shore companies in the Cayman Islands and Antigua, drawing questions during his confirmation hearing about using the companies to help his clients dodge U.S. taxes. Mnuchin initially failed to disclose his role in the off-shore companies and also failed to disclose nearly $100 million in real estate holdings.... Read More...
Betsy DeVos Clueless on Policies She'll Oversee as Trump Education Secretary 14

Betsy DeVos Clueless on Policies She’ll Oversee as Trump Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos, the billionaire businesswoman Donald Trump has picked as Education Secretary, proved to be remarkably clueless about federal education policy during a Senate confirmation hearing and flunked a key question about her position on allowing guns in schools. DeVos is best known as the chairwoman of the Windquest Group, a private investment firm. She has never spent a day much less a career teaching in the nation’s public schools and educated her children at private schools.... Read More...
Obamacare Repeal Without Replacement Would Be a Death Sentence for Millions 16

Obamacare Repeal Without Replacement Would Be a Death Sentence for Millions

Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one thing, coming up with a replacement is another. More than 20 million people are currently twisting in the wind, according to a new report. It predicts a “death spiral” of rising uninsured and skyrocketing premium costs, if Republicans kill Obamacare. The Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump, at least for the moment, have been unable to come up with a “better, more affordable” alternative as they’ve promised.... Read More...
Trump Russian Connection: Lots of Smoke, But Can Congress Find Smoking Gun? 18

Trump Russian Connection: Lots of Smoke, But Can Congress Find Smoking Gun?

The CIA dropped a bombshell with its investigation of Russia’s effort to aid Donald Trump’s election as president. At this point, its findings are still secret. But lawmakers briefed on the report, like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz), said the evidence is “clear.” Russia’s hacking of the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee, however, is only half the story.... Read More...
Hospitals Warn of Financial Apocalypse, if Trump, Congress Repeal ObamaCare 20

Hospitals Warn of Financial Apocalypse, if Trump, Congress Repeal ObamaCare

Hospitals across the country are bracing for a financial apocalypse if President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican congress repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare. Two hospital groups spelled out the details in a new report. The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) today (Dec. 6) sent letters to Trump and Congressional leaders calling attention to the report. It details the impact, if an estimated 20 million people lose health insurance coverage.... Read More...
Cocaine Republican Eyes Political Return: A Case Study of White Privilege (video) 30

Cocaine Republican Eyes Political Return: A Case Study of White Privilege (video)

Trey Radel, a Florida Republican resigned in disgrace from Congress two years ago after a cocaine conviction. But he’s eyeing a political return and is hitting the talk show circuit. How’s that possible? It’s a case study in white privilege. The 2013 arrest briefly rose to national attention when it was revealed that Radel had voted to drug test poor people before they could receive food stamps and other social services.... Read More...
Graham Defies Trump on Immigration: Keep Your Hands Off Children! 32

Graham Defies Trump on Immigration: Keep Your Hands Off Children!

Lindsey Graham, a conservative South Carolina senator, has sent a clear message to Donald Trump . He strongly suggesting congressional Republicans aren’t rolling over on Trump’s draconian immigration plans and vowed to protect immigrant children. Trump promised during a “60 Minutes” interview last Sunday to deport at least 3 million illegal immigrants during the first 100 days in office and register Muslim’s from countries where terrorists are active.... Read More...