News for 2017-07-28

Friday, July 28, 2017
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus boards a waiting Marine One presidential helicopter while U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House May 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) West Wing Chaos: Priebus Quits, General Kelly Takes Over as Chief of Staff
The White House announced Friday afternoon that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus had resigned amid mounting tensions. Some reports indicate that Priebus " privately resigned yesterday ," and Reuters was told by an anonymous official that "Trump informed Priebus two weeks ago that he would be replacing...
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House Progressives Call on Members of Congress to Sign Single-Payer Pledge
Less than 24 hours after the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act was defeated in the Senate, two progressive representatives challenged all members of Congress to take a pledge committing to advocate for single-payer healthcare. Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) streamed...
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LA public bus It's Electric: LA First Major US City to Pledge Full Bus Fleet Conversion
Los Angeles became the first major U.S. city to commit to fully transitioning its public buses to electric on Thursday, when the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted to transition its fleet of more than 2,200 buses by 2030. "This decision also signals to transit agencies around the...
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State AGs Urge Congress to Protect Transgender Service Members from Trump Ban
Attorneys general from 18 states and Washington, D.C. are the latest group to push back against President Donald Trump's proposal to bar transgender Americans from serving in the military. As the Senate prepares to take up its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the attorneys...
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'Revolting': Trump Openly Calls for Police Brutality in Long Island Speech
In a speech before law enforcement officials in Long Island, New York on Friday, President Donald Trump celebrated his administration's crackdown on immigration and encouraged police officers to be "rough" with those they detain—a statement that was widely seen as an explicit call for police...
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Donald Trump Failing to Deliver "Great" Healthcare, Trump Now Just Wants System to "Implode"
"In just four hours, the position changed from 'give America great healthcare' to 'let Obamacare implode.'"
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Tensions Rise as Russia Retaliates Against New Sanctions Bill
Members of the U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia will be expelled in the coming weeks, following an order on Friday by the Russian Foreign Ministry. The move was made in response to a new economic sanctions bill that passed in both houses of the U.S. Congress. Russia said it would also seize two...
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For Defeat of Trumpcare, Thank Disability Rights Activists, Not John McCain
"Folks praising Murkowski, Collins, and McCain: I think you misspelled Hirono, ADAPT, and every activist resisting the Republican agenda."
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Following Death of Trumpcare, 'Now It's Time for Medicare for All'
The last-ditch effort by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act was defeated in the early hours of Friday morning, dealing a " humiliating " blow to President Donald Trump and the GOP and sparking jubilant celebration among those who have marched, called their representatives, and...
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