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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Arrests of Trumpcare Protesters, Some in Wheelchairs, Outside McConnell's Office
Soon after a draft version of the Republican's Senate version of their Trumpcare care bill was released Thursday morning, Capitol Hill Police were systematically arresting people who staged a dramatic sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office. "Our lives and liberty shouldn'...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Industry Was Doubly Generous With These 13 GOP Senators Now Drafting Trumpcare
Those chosen by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to draft the Senate's version of Trumpcare legislation have collected, on average, $214,000 from companies that will be directly affected by major changes to the nation's healthcare system.
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Monday, June 19, 2017
'I Don't Know Why Everybody Going Along With This': White House Stonewalls Press
Journalist Jim Acosta, the senior White House correspondent for CNN, was among those expressing alarm and frustration on Monday after the White House held a press briefing that barred the use of both audio and video recordings. "I don't know why everybody is going along with this," Acosta said on...
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Monday, June 19, 2017
In Live Q&A, Sanders and Warren Discuss 'Disastrous' GOP Healthcare Plan
Amid surging resistance against the Senate GOP's plan to ram through its version of Trumpcare—which reportedly could include even deeper cuts to Medicaid than the House version—Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday held a question and answer session on Facebook live...
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Monday, June 19, 2017
'I Want To Kill Muslims': After London Attack on Worshipers, Trump's Silence Deafening
As of mid-Monday morning, U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to respond, via his prolific Twitter account or by any other means, since a man slammed his car into a crowd of Muslim worshipers just after midnight. Trump hasn't *yet* commented on London attack. Follows a pattern of early silence on...
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
After Trump Calls Gulf Nation "High Level" Funder of Terrorism, US Sells Qatar $12 Billion in Fighter Jets
Just days after President Donald Trump publicly scolded Qatar for being a "high level" exporter of regional terrorism in the Middle East, its government announced Wednesday the signing of a deal to buy $12 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets from U.S. weapons makers. The Pentagon justified the...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Sen. Bernie Sanders Condemns 'Despicable' Attack on Republican Lawmakers
Updated: Details began to emerge of the individual identified as the assailant in Wednesday morning's shooting in Virginia as law enforcement officials identified the gunman as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
To Shine Light on Senate GOP's Trumpcare Push, Dems Intro 'No Hearing, No Vote Act'
As Senate Republicans attempt to ram through the American Health Care Act (AHCA), aka Trumpcare, without public hearings before the upcoming recess, Senate Democrats on Tuesday announced their intention to introduce the "No Hearing, Note Vote Act" bill in order to highlight the GOP's obfuscation. "...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Watch: 'How to Resist Trump's Shock Doctrine'
Though President Donald Trump now occupies the most powerful office in the world, author and activst Naomi Klein argues there's nothing inevitable about what comes next. "A major crisis could redraw the political map overnight," she warns , "giving Trump and his crew free rein to ram through their...
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Say No To Trump projected by Global Justice Now on the Houses of Parliament. News
Sunday, June 11, 2017
'Incredible Victory': People Power Forces Trump To Postpone UK State Visit
UPDATE: Reuters is reporting : Prime Minister Theresa May's office said on Sunday there had been no change to plans for U.S. President Donald Trump's to come to Britain on a state visit, after the Guardian newspaper reported the trip had been postponed. "We aren’t going to comment on speculation...
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