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In the Trump era, hate crimes rose in 2016 and are on track to rise again this year

A new report on hate and extremism confirms what we already knew: hate crimes are up in the United States, in part due to the current resident of the White House. This is the first time in more than 10 years that there have been consecutive yearly increases in hate crimes. Show More Summary

Ryan, Trump kill bipartisan health effort, force vote on reckless GOP healthcare repeal bill instead

The White House and House Speaker Paul Ryan didn't want a bipartisan health care effort interfering with their last-ditch push to strip health care coverage from millions of Americans, so they blackballed it. Politico writes: House Speaker...Show More Summary

'This is not the American Way': NAACP sues Trump over decision to end DACA

The historic civil rights organization NAACP has joined in the legal action against Donald Trump over his cowardly decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, “ alleging that Trump violated due process,...Show More Summary

Manafort was under investigation before, during and after his time working for Trump—for good reason

Paul Manafort was under surveillance by the FISA court before, during, and after his six months as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. That wasn’t because President Obama both hated Donald Trump and somehow knew that Manafort would sign onto the Trump campaign. Show More Summary

Congressional members, leaders arrested in Trump Tower protest demanding clean DREAM Act vote

A group of ten protesters—including Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva,  Illinois Congressman  Luis Gutiérrez, New York Congressman Rep. Adriano Espaillat, and New York City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito—were among the immigrant...Show More Summary

Ten governors, including four Republicans, urge McConnell to ditch Graham-Cassidy bill

Ten governors—Democratic, Republican, and independent—have written to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asking him not to hold a vote on Graham-Cassidy, the latest Republican effort to gut health coverage, and instead "renew support...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Hurricane Maria, Uday Trump Jr., and snakes

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is What if we talked about white poverty the way we talk about black poverty? From the Prime Minister of Dominica, horrifying news on the impact of Hurricane Maria: x Heartbreaking statement from Roosevelt...Show More Summary

Strong earthquake strikes Mexico City as season of disasters continues

A powerful earthquake, tentatively fixed at a magnitude of 7.1, has hit near Mexico City. The epicenter appears to be southeast of the capital near Raboso.  Early reports indicate that there is widespread damage and fires burning inShow More Summary

White House all in for repeal; Pence to tell Senate GOP: 'This is the moment'; McCain wavering?

Donald Trump and Mike Pence are revved up for repeal and have been working the phones to get the 50 Senate votes necessary so Pence can cast the tie-breaker, according to Tuesday's traveling press pool report. Perhaps most importantly, South Carolina Sen. Show More Summary

Trump admin rejected anti-refugee study it ordered because the result turned out pro-refugee

In its ongoing  effort to replace the Statue of Liberty with a racist border wall as the symbol of the United States, The New York Times reports that the Trump administration commissioned a study from the  Department of Health and Human Services “ to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed” into the country next year. Show More Summary

GOP health care repeal would inflict deepest Medicaid cuts on expansion states like Alaska, Nevada

One of the most obviously cruel parts of the new Cassidy-Graham health care repeal bill is that it would take money away from America's neediest by slashing federal Medicaid spending nationwide. The measure not only proposes deeper cuts...Show More Summary

Huckabee Sanders fakes endorsement of Trump's 'destroy' North Korea policy—from Barack Obama

When you take the position of press secretary in the Trump White House, the first thing they teach you is highly selective editing. That’s how you can get something like this: x Presidents have always been clear to deter threats: âÂ?Â?We...Show More Summary

Senate Intel Committee quashes meeting with Trump's lawyer for violating agreement to keep quiet

The Senate Intelligence Committee canceled a meeting Tuesday with Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, because he too suffers from the same loose-lips syndrome that’s been afflicting all of Trump’s attorneys. x Senate...Show More Summary

Sen. Bill Cassidy said he'd apply a 'Jimmy Kimmel test' to health care. His own bill fails that test

Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, we can see just what a liar Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy is. Cassidy talked big to Kimmel: Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.)   told   late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, who had delivered an impassioned speech on health care...Show More Summary

Trump attacks North Korea, Iran, and others as he tells UN that 'Rocket man is on a suicide mission'

Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations was highlighted—in the most bizarre sense of the word—by his direct threat to North Korea. “If it is forced to defend itself or it’s allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Show More Summary

American Heart Association and 15 other groups oppose latest Republican health care bill

The radicals over at the American Heart Association—and 15 other patient and provider groups—are opposing the Republican Graham-Cassidy health care bill, because “ Affordable, adequate care is   vital   to the patients we represent.Show More Summary

Hurricane Maria rapidly strengthens, heads toward Puerto Rico, may take aim at US east coast

You may have hurricane fatigue, but nature, she doesn’t care. Two more waves of low pressure coming off the warm ivory coast of Africa into the tropical Atlantic earlier this month have given rise to two new Cape Verde style storms.Show More Summary

Louisiana senator's bill 'uniquely and disproportionally hurts Louisiana'

Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy’s name is on the latest Republican attempt to strip health coverage from millions of people by repealing Obamacare. If you’re thinking that means Louisiana might somehow be protected from the worst Graham-Cassidy has to offer, think again. Show More Summary

Donald Trump goes to the UN to explain how 'America First' is what the world needs

Today is the day that Donald Trump has to make the ultimate sacrifice. He must stand in front of cheap 12 inch marble tiles at the United Nations to tell other world leaders that they need to be like Trump. In his first address to the...Show More Summary

GOP's new health care repeal bill even worse than the last one, yet it's gaining steam

It's still hard to believe that we're doing this drill again, but we are and the stakes are even higher. In fact, the bill authored by Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham threatens to throw more people off health care than...Show More Summary

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