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Monday, June 26, 2017
'Absolutely Devastating': CBO Predicts 22 Million Less Insured Under Trumpcare
This post may be updated . The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Monday concluded the Senate's version of Trumpcare would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 , a verdict that was immediately characterized as a " devastating " blow to a party scrambling to secure the support necessary...
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US Mayors: Instead of War, Spend Big on 'Human and Environmental Needs'
Hundreds of U.S. mayors have rejected the ongoing militarism supported by the present and Congress and instead called for a budget that supports "human and environmental needs." Over 250 Democrat, Republican, and Independent city leaders that make up the U.S. Conference of Mayors delivered their...
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Sister Simone: Republican's Trumpcare Plan Is Opposite of 'Pro-Life'
Writing in The Hill on Monday, anti-poverty crusader Sister Simone Campbell took Senate Republicans to task regarding their healthcare bill—and the implications it has for millions of Americans, particularly women and children. As the executive director of NETWORK, the Catholic social justice...
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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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Will These Studies Finally Make Betsy DeVos Admit School Vouchers Are a Total Scam?
"Indiana diverted millions of dollars for years from public schools to private school vouchers, resulting in negative or negligible results for student outcomes."
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As CBO Analysis Looms, Activists Target Moderates on Healthcare Bill
The Congressional Budget Office is expected to throw a wrench in the plans of Senate Republicans Monday afternoon when it releases its analysis of the healthcare bill that was introduced last week. Budget analysts polled by Politico are estimating that 15 million to 22 million Americans would lose...
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Trump's Clear Message to Muslims: You Are "Not That Important"
President Donald Trump, whose administration has been accused of anti-Muslim sentiment, has broken with nearly two decades of tradition by not hosting an iftar dinner to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan. "It is disappointing because that's been a good tradition," Imam Talib Shareef of the Nation'...
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Supreme Court Partially Lifts Block on Trump's 'Bigoted' Travel Ban
The Supreme Court on Monday announced it would hear arguments on President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban—also known as the Muslim Ban 2.0 —which had previously been blocked by two federal appellate courts, one of which ruled the ban is " rooted in religious animus " and therefore...
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