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Government Official Who Negotiated Trump Hotel Deal Says Deal Is Fine

A top government official who negotiated a controversial deal to lease a historic Washington, DC, property to Donald Trump has announced that he sees no problem with the arrangement—despite a clause in Trump's contract that prohibits...Show More Summary

This Climate Denying Lawmaker Has Proposed a Bill to Protect Climate Deniers

A Maine lawmaker has introduced a bill that will safeguard political speech—with a special focus on climate change deniers. Republican Rep. Lawrence Lockman, who told the Associated Press that whether or not human activity is causing...Show More Summary

Republicans Delay Vote on Health Care Bill

In a major blow to President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, the House vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which was slated for Thursday, has been postponed. The delay comes just hours after a failed emergency...Show More Summary

What's Missing From This Photo of Politicians Deciding the Future of Women's Health?

President Donald Trump met with the arch-conservative House Freedom Caucus at the White House Thursday to try to hammer out a deal on Obamacare repeal. A major question in the final negotiations? Whether or not maternity care and mammograms...Show More Summary

Oil Will Start Flowing Through the Dakota Pipeline Any Moment Now

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As of this week, Bakken oil is expected to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Show More Summary

New Charges for Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald

Prosecutors have announced that Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke will face additional criminal charges in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014. Van Dyke, 38, was indicted last week on 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm—one count, apparently, for each bullet he fired at McDonald. Show More Summary

McCain Says Pressure for an Independent Trump-Russia Commission Is Growing

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday reiterated his call for an independent commission to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election, comparing the current situation to the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when his initial requests for an independent commission eventually gained steam. "Back after 9/11, Sen. Show More Summary

GOP Senator Scoffs at Trumpcare's Potential Cuts to Women's Health

With Republican support for the American Health Care Act in jeopardy, President Donald Trump held a last-minute meeting with several lawmakers Thursday to discuss the possibility of eliminating one of Obamacare's signature elements:Show More Summary

Read Our Reporter's Powerful Personal Story on the Real Costs of Repealing Obamacare

Mother Jones reporter Patrick Caldwell is on Capitol Hill today reporting on the upcoming vote to repeal and replace Obamacare. Earlier today, he shared his personal story about his experience with the American healthcare system, and...Show More Summary

Nunes Apologizes to Intel. Committee Members—But Won't Explain His Stunt

On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chair of the House intelligence committee, blew up the congressional intelligence oversight process. On Thursday morning, at a private committee meeting, he apologized to his colleagues. Show More Summary

This One Chart Shows Why Trumpcare Is Such a Disaster for the GOP

The GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is facing a precarious future. A vote is supposed to happen sometime Thursday in the House of Representatives, but it's still unclear what the bill will actually look like, with moderates...Show More Summary

How Many Lies Can Donald Trump Defend in One Interview?

As President Donald Trump continues to attack the press and cling to baseless wiretapping accusations, a new poll released this week reveals the American public may not accept the president's version of the truth, with 60 percent ofShow More Summary

Report: Republicans Are Making America Sad Again

America is a prosperous nation, but not a super happy one. That's been true for a while. But the policies of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are making matters worse. That's according to the latest "World Happiness Report,"...Show More Summary

5 Questions the Senate Should Ask Trump's Pick for USDA Chief

It has been a long time coming: first a drawn-out and chaotic search process, then a leisurely seven-week delay. On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the US Department of Agriculture, former Georgia Gov. Sonny...Show More Summary

The Republican in Charge of the Trump-Russia Probe Just Pulled a Crazy Political Stunt

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the lawmaker overseeing one of the main investigations of the Trump-Russia scandal, went rogue on Wednesday when he told reporters that a source had provided him information that indicates that the US intelligence...Show More Summary

A Recently Bankrupt Coal Company Is Being Honored at Mar-a Lago

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort will host the opening reception Wednesday evening for a conference where a recently bankrupt coal company will be a guest of honor. The annual Distressed Investing Summit will bestow one ofShow More Summary

Congressional Black Caucus Shows Trump Its Policy Vision for Black America

In the lead-up to their meeting today with President Donald Trump, Congressional Black Caucus leaders said they would focus on explaining what African Americans stand to lose under a Trump presidency. Now, the caucus has shared its vision...Show More Summary

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Has Little in Common With Most Americans

One of the main jobs of Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee this week has been to deflect attacks on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch by Democrats, who are trying to paint him as a tool of corporations and a foe of the little guy. Show More Summary

Paul Manafort Tried to Help Russian Oligarch Suspected of Mob Ties Get a US Visa

On Wednesday morning, the Associated Press released a bombshell report revealing that Paul Manafort, who ran Donald Trump's campaign for several months, had secretly worked for a Russian billionaire a decade ago to promote Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Show More Summary

Multiple People Injured in Attack Near British Parliament

British Parliament is currently on lockdown after a "firearms incident" was reported nearby at Westminster Bridge. Reuters reports at least a dozen people have been injured. Shots were first reported around 2:30 p.m. local time Wednesday. Scene...Show More Summary

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