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Duo Behind Anti-Planned Parenthood Videos Could Finally See Justice
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM

Remember back in the summer of 2015, when videos accusing Planned Parenthood of selling fetal tissue were being released online seemingly every week? Those videos seeped into the national consciousness and have colored the ongoing debate about federal funding for the organization. They impacted the national discussion even though we quickly learned that they were a complete lie, as they were

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Rolling Back Climate Regulations Is Trump's Most Dangerous Con Yet
March 29th, 2017, 10:47 PM

The executive order President Trump signed Tuesday is his most dangerous con yet. By rolling back President Obama's Clean Power Plan and other climate-related regulations, he is willing to kill people with increased air pollution, put our national security at risk and cook the climate, all in the name of creating jobs for coal miners. Like most Trump cons, it's about duping desperate voters

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High-Stakes Climate Lawsuit Led by Youth Turns Its Attention to Trump
March 28th, 2017, 10:47 PM

It's somewhat fitting that President Trump, who has named climate deniers and a former fossil-fuel executive to top cabinet posts, including at the EPA, would end up a defendant in what's likely the highest-stakes climate lawsuit on the planet. The suit, brought by Our Children's Trust on behalf of nearly two dozen youth and climate scientist James Hansen, seeks a real and comprehensive

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Will Trump's Prison Reform Policies Send More Innocent People to Jail?
March 28th, 2017, 10:47 PM

How many innocent people will end up serving time in prison because of President Trump's policies? Of course, even one is too many, but if recent developments are any guide, it could be a lot more than that.

Recently, researchers at the National Registry of Exonerations announced that 2016 set

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RIP, Trumpcare: How the Health Care Bill Crashed and Burned
March 24th, 2017, 10:47 PM

Without so much as a vote, the Republican crusade to repeal and replace Obamacare has failed.

The House was supposed to vote Friday afternoon to advance Trumpcare to the Senate – where its fate was dodgy at best. Instead, at a bit after 3:30, Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump pulled the bill. As Joe Biden might say, this is a big fucking deal.

It's hard to overstate the

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Watch Paul Ryan, Donald Trump Discuss Pulled Trumpcare Bill
March 24th, 2017, 10:47 PM

Moments before the House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on the widely reviled Republican health care plan Friday afternoon, the vote was abruptly called off amid fears of landslide defeat. In the end, President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan were unable to convince enough members of the far right Freedom Caucus, enough moderate Republicans or a single Democrat to vote for their

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Why Neil Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearings Were a Waste of Time
March 24th, 2017, 10:47 PM

Well, that was a waste of four days.

To put the hearings for Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court in perspective, consider a run-of-the-mill job interview, say to be a cashier. The manager sits you down and asks, "If you got this job, and two customers came to the cash register at the same time, one with a screaming baby and the other with an elderly parent in a wheelchair, how

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Kremlingate Creeps Closer to Trump
March 23rd, 2017, 10:47 PM

The noose of Kremlingate is tightening – and the scandal increasingly appears to tie Trump associates to a Russian campaign to subvert American democracy.

The FBI is now weighing evidence that Trump associates communicated – and possibly coordinated – with "suspected Russian operatives" about when to release information that damaged the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton,

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Trump's Policies Show How Racial Division Benefits the Rich
March 23rd, 2017, 10:47 PM

Since the introduction of the American Health Care Act and Trump's draconian budget proposal, there's been a rash of reporting and analysis on how Trump's policies will be 

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Will Trumpcare Pass? Everything We Know About the Troubled GOP Bill
March 23rd, 2017, 10:47 PM

Update, 3:45 p.m. Friday: The AHCA has been pulled, after the Republicans were not able to secure enough votes to pass the legislation.

Update, 3:30 p.m. Thursday: After twice postponing, Paul Ryan canceled a scheduled press conference this afternoon. Per NBC, House

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Trump SEC Pick Jay Clayton Connected to Mysterious Firm
March 21st, 2017, 10:47 PM

Jay Clayton, Donald Trump's choice to head the SEC, is slated to appear before the Senate Banking Committee Thursday. In that hearing, he may be asked about some pointed questions about his personal holdings.

Clayton is already an unusual choice, given that he's slated to be a primary regulator of Wall Street while a chunk of his family income will continue to come

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How Politicians Force Doctors to Lie to Women
March 21st, 2017, 10:47 PM

On Tuesday, the Texas Senate advanced a bill that would enable doctors to lie to pregnant patients about fetal deformities in order to coercively dissuade them from choosing to have an abortion. Specifically, SB 25 eliminates withholding information regarding fetal health as a cause of action in so-called "wrongful

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Notes From the House Select Intelligence Hearing on Russia
March 20th, 2017, 10:47 PM

The hearing on Russia's involvement with the American electoral process began with an army of reporters swarming 'round the committee heads: Republican chair Devin Nunes of the Fresno area, and Democrat and ranking member Adam Schiff of Los Angeles.

The two witnesses were top dogs from the "IC" (everyone in America seems to be using this irritating acronym now). One was FBI Director

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Does the Likely Next Supreme Court Justice Support Pregnancy Discrimination?
March 20th, 2017, 10:47 PM

Pregnant women – they're the worst, right? Ladies are always getting knocked up so they can get a few months of paid vacation time – sorry, maternity leave. Then many of them up and quit so that they can go live the high life: sitting on the couch, with nothing to do but eat bonbons and watch Netflix, while earning no income whatsoever. What a scam!

Sarcasm aside, many people do hold

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Meals on Wheels Seniors Respond to Trump: 'Cut Something Else'
March 17th, 2017, 10:47 PM

Harold Ray is 79. He's lived alone since his wife went into a nursing home about a year ago, and he doesn't get to see her often. "I don't get out too much, really. And when I do go I have to go in a wheelchair or a walker. That's no good, you know," Rays says.

"It's been quite a while. We've been married 57 years, so you know what kind of impact that's had on me," he says, and laughs.

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Trump's Budget Is Pure Cruel Conservatism
March 17th, 2017, 10:47 PM

The last Republican president, George W. Bush, branded himself a compassionate conservative. In many ways Bush certainly did not live up to that principle, but he at least knew to pay lip service to the notion that conservatives should care for the needy while also tending to

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How Texas Could Be the First State to Ban Sanctuary Cities Under Trump
March 17th, 2017, 10:47 PM

On Wednesday, in the middle of her spring break, 10-year-old Lizbeth huddles with three friends in a group hug on the steps of the Texas Capitol. Though they've slept just a few hours at their slumber party the night before, the children – whose parents are all undocumented – are ready to testify against SB 4, a bill forcing local law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration

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Trump Thinks the Constitution 'Makes Us Look Weak'
March 16th, 2017, 10:47 PM

On Wednesday, a federal court in Hawaii granted a temporary restraining order preventing President Trump's executive order restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries from going to into effect. Though the ruling was completely predictable (a Maryland court issued a similar order a few hours later), Trump responded as he often does after losing in court: by attacking the legitimacy of

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Everything We Know About the New Trump Travel Ban Decisions
March 16th, 2017, 10:47 PM

Three separate courts heard arguments about Donald Trump's revised travel ban on Wednesday, hours before the sweeping executive order was scheduled to take effect. Judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued orders blocking the revised ban, which would bar citizens of six Muslim-majority countries as well as refugees from all countries from entering the U.S.

What did the courts

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How Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Will Be a Test for Democrats
March 16th, 2017, 10:47 PM

Without googling, who is Neil Gorsuch?

A) The latest Trump cabinet nominee to have been revealed meeting with the Russian ambassador.
B) An angry Trump voter who believed he really would pass health insurance for all.
C) Someone who's never been in your kitchen.
D) The likely next Supreme Court

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