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Monday, June 26, 2017
She's Baaack... To Confront Trumpcare Hypocrisy, 'Granny Off the Cliff' Returns
With just days for Republicans in the U.S. Senate to pass their Trumpcare bill before a congressional recess that begins at the end of this week, an updated version of an iconic ad is back on Monday featuring an elderly woman being foisted from her wheelchair over the edge of a cliff. Taking direct...
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Sunday, June 25, 2017
'This Is Not a Drill': Less Than One Week to Defeat 'Barbaric' Trumpcare Bill
As people mobilize nationwide under the #ProtectOurCare banner in a collective bid to defeat the Republican Party's plan to strip healthcare coverage from millions in order to give the nation's wealthiest a massive tax break, Sen. Bernie Sanders was helping lead the charge over the weekend as he...
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Saturday, June 24, 2017
"Trump's Lies": The Collected Works
In an effort to make sure that people do not become "numb" to the constant lies told by President of the United States Donald Trump, the New York Times has now published, in one convenient place, "nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office." Compiled by the...
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Friday, June 23, 2017
Elizabeth Warren Says Key Thing to Know About Trumpcare Bill: 'This Is Blood Money'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has now read the Republican bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and says that it contains "one flashing neon light after another" that signals who this piece of legislation is designed to serve: the very rich and the very powerful. "This is...
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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's 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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