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The United States has been in a more or less perpetual state of war since the fall of 2001. That’s more than fifteen years. Whether you support or oppose wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and lower intensity conflicts in various other countries, it has left thousands of American men and women dead and far more with longterm injuries. Show More Summary

A reporter finally asked Trump to just explain his health care plan. His response was a train wreck.

During a joint White House news conference with the prime minister of Greece on Tuesday, President Trump was asked an extremely basic question about his health care plan. He responded with a lengthy, incoherent word salad. Trump was responding to Fox News’ John Roberts, who noted that Trump’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act […]

More On Russian Trolls Organizing US Activists

We’ve been combing through a huge new report out today from the Russian news agency RBC, whose investigators previously helped TPM identify a Twitter account, @tpartynews, that was run by the notorious Russian troll farm that purchased $100,000 worth of Facebook ads. (sub req.)

John McCain Blasts Trump's Threat: 'I’ve Faced Far Greater Challenges Than This'

Sen. John McCain responded to Trump's early morning threats today by saying. "I’ve faced far greater challenges than this." Boom. Simple, direct and effective. For a man who suffered in a P.O.W. camp for years while fighting in Vietnam...Show More Summary

DA Vance is only sort of sorry for taking money from Trump, Weinstein lawyers

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance on Tuesday offered a word salad non-apology for taking campaign contributions from the lawyers of rich and powerful people he has failed to prosecute over the years, saying he “certainly…would perhaps have done things different.” In 2012, Vance dropped a case against President Trump’s children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump […]

Trump judicial nominee claims Hillary Clinton should be in jail

Brett Talley is a lawyer and, oddly enough, a writer of Lovecraftian horror novels. He graduated from law school in 2007. He has, at most, a few years of experience as a litigator. And he spent three years of his post-law school career in political jobs, such as a rapid response position on Gov. Mitt […]

Rubio and Ivanka Trump push child tax credit expansion that would do little for working families

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner held a small dinner with members from both sides of the political aisle on Monday evening to discuss tax reform, one of the president’s pet projects. One of the attendees was junior Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R), who laid out the evening’s main discussion points in a Facebook chat Tuesday […]

BREAKING: Senators reach bipartisan deal to save key Obamacare subsidies

Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have reached a deal on “a short-term limited plan to stabilize health care markets,” Alexander announced Tuesday afternoon. Alexander, the chair of the Senate Health Committee, said there was no guarantee from Senate Leadership that the bill would go to the floor for a vote, but that […]

McCain Warns of 'Half-Baked, Spurious Nationalism'

In a lofty and at moments pointed speech, Sen. John McCain on Monday cautioned against the US turning toward "half-baked, spurious nationalism" during an event honoring the war hero's contributions. Reflecting on his decades-long political...Show More Summary

Senators reach bipartisan agreement on plan to try to stabilize Obamacare markets

Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have reached a deal to restore the funding for the cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies subsidizing the deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for lower-income...Show More Summary

Stephanie Ruhle Smacks Down Koch Lobbyist's 'Tax Cuts Raise Wages' Lie

This morning Stephanie Ruhle interviewed Tim Phillips of the Koch-sponsored Americans for Prosperity "think" tank. Ordinarily, I oppose giving right wingers unlimited airtime, but Stephanie Ruhle knows how to drive the lawnmower of truth...Show More Summary

Trump Drug Czar Pick Pulls Out To Spend More Time With His Drug Lobby Money

Another Trump Administration appointee caught with his hand in the industry cookie jar? Color us amazed.

Why are Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski, and Casey Affleck still in the academy?

Does Harvey Weinstein have any friends left in Hollywood? It appears not: His wife, Georgina Chapman, is divorcing him, his brother, Bob, is aggressively distancing himself, and all his former colleagues are issuing statements aboutShow More Summary

Scaramucci Polls 'How Many Jews?' Died in Holocaust

Anthony Scaramucci's new media organization is sparking outrage for a poll question asking readers how many Jews they thought had been murdered during the Holocaust. Tweeters accused The Scaramucci Post, which President Donald Trump's...Show More Summary

Republicans drop breathtakingly racist mail piece in Virginia House race, targeting Latina Democrat

Virginia Republicans are going all-in on some seriously racist rhetoric this election season. Gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie’s racist, fearmongering ads smearing the Latino community have been getting all the (deservedly negative)...Show More Summary

Invoking Trump, Cambodian leader dismantles the country’s democracy

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — In the past few months, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and the party he has led for 32 years have overseen an unprecedented attack on the country’s democracy — including the shutdown of newspapers and radio stations and the arrest of an opposition leader — all while invoking President Donald Trump […]

Senate Democrats vow to keep Arctic refuge out of the hands of Big Oil

Democratic Senators are vowing to keep drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge out of the upcoming federal budget, as Republican lawmakers in both chambers have indicated they want to use revenue from drilling in the refuge to balance their budget proposals. They are proposing to open Area 1002 of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge — […]

New expose shows the extent of a Russian troll factory’s online influence

A Russian troll farm spent more than $2 million and used dozens of employees to help foster division and influence the U.S. election over the course of two years, a new investigation by the Russian news agency RBC has discovered. According to RBC, the notorious “Internet Research Agency” (IRA), based in St. Petersburg, had around […]

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