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7 Heated Town Halls That Show Voters Are Turning on Their Republican Senators

2 minutes agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

When they bothered to show up, Mitch McConnell and company got an earful from constituents. Republican members of Congress — at least, those that deigned to show up — faced angry constituents in district town hall meetings across the country Tuesday. Show More Summary

Seth Meyers Annihilates Trump's Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

3 minutes agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

The "Late Night" host wonders if Trump was searching for Obama's birth certificate. President Trump took a guided tour of the Museum of African American History of Culture on Tuesday where he denounced anti-Semitism"with the same amount of energy you use to thank your aunt when she gives you socks," quipped Seth Meyers. Show More Summary

The Biggest Reason House Republicans Won't Stand Up to Trump

18 minutes agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

The president's approval rating is misleading. GOP voters are firmly behind him. From the moment Donald Trump secured the 2016 presidential nomination, throughout his Access Hollywood sexual-assault tape scandal, and even right up until today, Republican elected officials have overwhelmingly given him their full backing. Show More Summary

NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

Exclusive: The West’s anti-Russian propaganda links Moscow to the blight of “fake news” but the evidence doesn’t connect the two. So, The New York Times makes the case with its own “fake news,” reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry A grave…Read more ?

"We Will Never Stop": An EPA Employee Blasts the Trump Administration

As we embark on month two of Donald Trump's presidency, it's hard to imagine a group of federal employees facing more uncertainty than the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency. Industry ally and new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt...Show More Summary

GOP Town Halls Are Getting Flooded with Angry Constituents

Republican leaders returned to their home districts this week for the first congressional recess of the year and were faced with a barrage of questions from large crowds of angry constituents packed into school gymnasiums and other public meeting spaces. Show More Summary

Joe Scarborough Finally Comes to Grips with the Horror of Trump's Presidency

The "Morning Joe" tells Colbert Republicans are deeply concerned about Trump's erratic behavior. Neither "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert nor "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough believe the Trump administration is "sustainable" for much longer. Show More Summary

Experts Agree Trump's Rosy Predictions of Economic Growth Are a Mathematic Impossibility

Analysts say a four percent growth rate is not possible with no boom in productivity. President Donald Trump has set what economists are calling an “aggressive” GDP growth target, relying on extra-rosy assumptions to get the math on his draconian cuts to work. Show More Summary

WATCH: Furious Constituent Lays into Mitch McConnell During Town Hall

The Kentucky senator could only grimace uncomfortably. An angry constituent at Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) speech at the Lawrenceburg Chamber of Commerce in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky on Tuesday tore into the Senate majority leader over the Trump administration’s pledge to “bring back coal jobs” to the United States. Show More Summary

California Resists Trump on Immigration

President Trump’s crackdown on America’s 11 million undocumented immigrants is raising alarm among that community but faces its stiffest resistance in California where leaders vow defiance, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein California Governor Jerry Brown departed in…Read more ?

Robert Reich: 7 Signs American Democracy Is Sliding into Tyranny

Consider yourself warned. As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do 7 things:  1. They exaggerate their mandate to govern – claiming, for example, that they won an election by a “landslide” even after losing the popular vote. Show More Summary

Palestinians See More of the Same

President Trump has offered mixed signals about precisely what his attitude toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be, but Palestinians see little prospects for meaningful improvement, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit…Read more ?

Imported Foods Sicken Lots of People. Trump Is Unlikely to Fix That.

Overall foodborne illness outbreaks have declined in recent years. But ones that stem from imported foods have risen sharply—from an average of three per year in the late 1990s to 18 annually between 2009 and 2015. That's the conclusion...Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions Is in Charge of Enforcing the Violence Against Women Act, and Victims' Advocates Are Worried

In 2013, the Senate voted on whether to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a 1994 law that aids victims of domestic and sexual violence. In previous years, the law had been reauthorized without difficulty, but this time was different, sparking a year of debates in Congress over a set of additional protections introduced by Democrats. Show More Summary

Why We Could Be on the Verge of a Constitutional Apocalypse

If Republicans get full control of a few more State Houses, they will have the frightening power to amend the Constitution into their own authoritarian image. As Donald Trump vilifies the press, the courts, immigrants, Muslims, Democrats, protesters and anyone who disagrees with him, it isn't hard to imagine a modern-day Mussolini—or worse. Show More Summary

6 Diseases That Could Skyrocket or Become Far More Deadly If the Affordable Care Act Is Repealed

Bernie Sanders may have been underestimating when he said 36,000 per year will die if the health care law is dashed. When senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz debated the merits of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, aka Obamacare, on February...Show More Summary

I'll Never Bring My Phone on an International Flight Again—Neither Should You

You can’t hand over a device that you don’t have. A few months ago I wrote about how you can encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. Well, all the security in the world can’t save you if someone has physical possession of your phone or laptop, and can intimidate you into giving up your password. Show More Summary

I'm Undocumented and the Problem Is Much More Than Trump

It's not the president, it's a political climate where we debate basic human rights with people who pursue policies and legislation that seek to harm. Just a month into Trump’s presidency and the controversies are beginning to mount....Show More Summary

America's Best and Worst Foodie Cities: Where Does Your City Rank?

Americans are cooking less and spending more money at restaurants than at grocery stores. Since the late '90s, spending at restaurants has slowly chased the amounts we spend at the supermarket. Finally, in June 2015, U.S. census data confirmed that Americans are spending more at restaurants than on groceries. Show More Summary

Fighting for Utopia in Tough Times

Miracles in history might give us hope. We live in dark times. The planet is warming even faster than scientists anticipated, economic inequality is now likely the worst it’s ever been in American history, Wall Street and large corporations...Show More Summary

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