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Montana Republican Candidate Allegedly "Bodyslammed" Guardian Reporter on Eve of Election

Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted a reporter at a campaign event in Bozeman on Wednesday evening, one day before voters go to the polls to fill the seat vacated in March by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Show More Summary

‘Getting Trump’ with the New McCarthyism

Special Report: Many Democrats and progressives are embracing a New McCarthyism in their drive to negate last November’s election and remove President Trump from office, but is that right, asks Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Yes, I get it. A…Read more ?

The US Lost Track of a Billion Dollars Worth of Weapons in Iraq—Again

In June 2014, Iraqi forces dropped their weapons, shed their uniforms, and abandoned their posts as ISIS militants stormed into and captured Mosul. More than a year later, the United States began funneling $1.6 billion worth of new weaponry and other support to the beleaguered Iraqi army. Show More Summary

Watch Betsy DeVos Dodge Questions About How She’d Deal With Private Schools That Discriminate

In her first appearance before Congress since her contentious confirmation hearing in January, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refused to say whether she would step in to withhold federal funding from private schools that discriminate...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Says the GOP Health Bill Will Lower Premiums. That's Very Misleading.

The Congressional Budget Office delivered brutal news to House Republicans on Wednesday. Their health care bill will cost 23 million people their health insurance over the next decade, according to the CBO's new analysis. House Republicans...Show More Summary

How a "10-Hour Film" About Race and Police Violence Made It On Network Television

Fox's limited event series, Shots Fired, ends its 10-episode season tonight. The show, which stars Stephan James, Sanaa Lathan, and my father, Richard Dreyfuss, centers around a small North Carolina community plunged into chaos after...Show More Summary

23 Million More Uninsured: Read the CBO's Report on the GOP Health Care Bill

We now know roughly how many people will have health insurance under the bill to repeal Obamacare that House Republicans passed earlier this month. Late Wednesday afternoon, the Congressional Budget Office released its report analyzing the effects of the GOP's bill. Show More Summary

John Lewis Hammers Steve Mnuchin over Trump's Sadistic Budget Cuts

"This budget is not respecting the American people. I think we can do much better." Before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin attempted to defend President Trump's $4.1 trillion budget, whose nearly $30 billion in cuts he attributed to "hard choices." Ranking Democrat Rep. Show More Summary

Trump Isn't Enforcing His Plan to Avoid Violating the Emoluments Clause

In January, Donald Trump's lawyer said that the Trump Organization would donate any profits earned at Trump hotels from a foreign government to the US Treasury. The move was supposedly an attempt to stay on the right side of the Constitution's...Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Describes the Incredible Cruelty of Trump's New Budget Proposal in No Uncertain Terms

“I know this is an unpopular position these days, but I believe children should go to the doctor and eat." With its multibillion-dollar cuts to programs for the poor and working-class, Trump's $4.1 trillion budget, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness," will harm some of his most adamant supporters the most. Show More Summary

The Art of the Steal: Has Trump Finally Found Someone to Buy the Brooklyn Bridge?

Our infrastructure crumbles while the president's family gets rich. At last, Trump has set the stage for a sequel to his first book of lies, The Art of the Deal—and in grand style. He’s found the right investor. He may have receivedShow More Summary

House Dems Investigating Trump Loans for Russian Connections

Since Donald Trump became a presidential candidate, journalists and investigators looking at his business holdings have wondered if there are any Russian connections to the complicated and opaque finances of his real estate empire. So far, no solid evidence of a Moscow link has emerged. Show More Summary

The 15 Most Heartless Proposals in Trump's Budget

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney’s remarks show they aren’t operating in the real world. Not even close. Longtime federal budget experts quickly slammed the White House’s proposed 2018 budget on Tuesday. Its $1.4 trillion in cuts over the...Show More Summary

Diane Ravitch: Betsy DeVos Is a Monster the Democrats Helped Create

The policy analyst argues school reform has brought public education to the brink of destruction. $10.6 billion—that's the amount the Trump administration plans to slice from the Department of Education, according to its latest budget proposal. Show More Summary

Team Pope to Team Trump: Please Just Stay in the Paris Climate Deal

Pope Francis used the opportunity of President Donald Trump's Vatican visit on Wednesday to urge the US to stay in the landmark Paris climate accord. It's a decision the new president has been kicking down the road ever since assuming...Show More Summary

Ukraine Factions Vie for Lobbying Edge

Exclusive: Though many Ukrainians live in poverty, government officials and oligarchs lavish millions on Washington insiders to buy influence, another example of how foreign lobbying can fuel a crisis, Jonathan Marshall reports. By Jonathan Marshall (This is the sixth and final…Read more ?

British Officials Angered by US Leaks of Manchester Intelligence to Media

High-ranking British officials, including Home Secretary Amber Rudd, are speaking out against the US, after a number of confidential details in the ongoing investigation into Monday's Manchester attack appeared in American media before...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to President Trump Upon His Arrival in Rome

St. Francis of Assisi is the Pope’s symbol. Yours is President Jackson. The first time I saw the painting of Andrew Jackson beside your desk in the White House, it felt like getting a punch in the stomach. I also assumed that it had been there before you took office. Show More Summary

Growing Poverty Fuels Europe’s Extremism

The European Union’s neoliberal economic orthodoxy has spread income inequality and even poverty across the Continent, spurring extremist movements to challenge this system, reports Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus The rise of protest movements across Europe, with increasing support for…Read more ?

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