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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

Trump Lost 10 GOP Health Care Votes After Personally Visiting Congress for 'Hard Sell': NBC News

He warned that Republicans would lose elections if they didn't vote for Trumpcare; they weren't moved. The number of Republican lawmakers who said they were leaning against voting for the GOP-sponsored health care bill increased yesterday after President Donald Trump visited Capitol Hill to push the plan. Show More Summary

What's in Gorsuch's Wallet, Trump's U.S. Supreme Court Pick

Financial disclosure reveals investment portfolio worth millions. President Donald Trump named his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday night, tapping Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. If confirmed by the U.S. Show More Summary

The People’s Defense: Why Senators Must Reject Gorsuch

Activists have mounted an unprecedented grassroots campaign to reject Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee begins meeting to consider whether Judge Neil Gorsuch should be awarded a lifetime appointment to our nation's highest court. Show More Summary

Joy Reid on Ivanka's Move to the White House: 'The Trump Family Behave Like Third World Kleptocrats'

She has no accountability to the American people. MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid called out President Donald Trump for allowing his daughter, Ivanka, to take over an office in the White House. Politico reported on Monday that Ivanka was moving...Show More Summary

Al Franken Upbraids Neil Gorsuch: 'I Question Your Judgment'

The Minnesota senator held nothing back during Tuesday's Senate hearing Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) called out Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, on Tuesday for what he said was a “absurd” ruling against a truck driver who was fired after nearly freezing due to malfunctioning equipment. Show More Summary

Cenk Uygur Dissects Tomi Lahren's 'Blaze' Suspension — and Dings Glenn Beck

Was she punished for her pro-choice views? "The Young Turks" isn't so sure. Tomi Lahren would like you to believe she was suspended from her nightly show on The Blaze for declaring herself pro-choice. "The Young Turks'" Cenk Uygur isn't so sure. Show More Summary

If Democrats Cave on Gorsuch, They’ll Be Sorry

Gorsuch is young and fit, and conceivably could duplicate Scalia’s tenure on the high court. The day the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died Appeals Court Judge and Scalia’s nominated replacement, Neil Gorsuch, said he could barely get down a ski run in Colorado because he was so blinded by tears at his death. Show More Summary

Sean Spicer Keeps Trying to Mislead the Press About Donald Trump's Bogus Wiretap Claims

On Thursday, mere hours after Chairman Devin Nunes apologized to fellow members of the House intelligence committee for his wild stunt the day before, White House flack Sean Spicer defended Nunes, mischaracterized what he'd revealed,...Show More Summary

House Republican Extremists Hijack Obamacare Repeal, Delaying Vote With Demands That Will Trash Health Care for Millions

Ryan and Trump fail to cut deal, but they'll try again Friday. No matter when the House votes on repealing Obamacare—it was scheduled for Thursday but abruptly postponed—President Trump and the House GOP have shown the nation that the Republican Party’s most extreme elements are in the driver’s seat. Show More Summary

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

The 5 Most Devastating Lines from Chuck Schumer's Call to Filibuster Neil Gorsuch

Looks like Democrats won't be cutting a deal on Trump's SCOTUS pick after all. While the American Health Care Act sputtered in Congress, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced plans Thursday to invoke a filibuster of SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch after the Judge's third day of confirmation hearings. Show More Summary

White Supremacist Who Traveled to New York to Murder Black Men Was an Alt-Right YouTube Subscriber

James Harris Jackson stabbed a man to death on the street in Manhattan Wednesday. A white supremacist who traveled to New York City to kill black men subscribed to numerous alt-right, neo-Nazi, anti-feminist and far-right conspiracy theory channels on YouTube, according to what appears to be his personal account on the website. 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

Bernie Sanders Has a Message for Disenchanted Trump Voters

The Vermont senator makes an impassioned plea to the people to hold their president accountable. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) delivered a fiery joint rally on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. The object of their scorn? Trump's new National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn. 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

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