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A Party Working On Real Problems We Face

Rick Wilson: With both sides so deeply sunk in their own current political pathologies and dilemmas, we may finally see a nation with three, or four, or five political parties all vying for attention and power. If the GOP slits into a Trumpish national populist party, center-right conservatives may take command of smaller, but saner GOP. Show More Summary

Persistent redlining and employment discrimination have hurt black Americans' chance at wealth

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

One of the most difficult things about trying to talk race in this country is the fact that our knowledge of and agreement on basic facts is so varied. While most of us know that the enslavement and segregation of black people gravely impacted...Show More Summary

Sanders steps into role as new face of White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — New White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric — from a young age by her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Spicer, in his first briefing,...Show More Summary

Trump to host Lebanese leader amid Middle East tensions

The statement says the two leaders "will discuss issues of mutual concern, including the fight against terrorism, the economy, and refugees." Trump and Hariri's meeting may also address concerns over the support Lebanon-based Hezbollah is providing to Syria's President Bashar Assad in his crackdown on civilians.

Trump's new communications director slobbers all over his new boss in first press briefing

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Donald Trump’s new communications director is a match made in heaven for the ego-sunken narcissist in chief. During his first turn at the podium Friday afternoon, Anthony Scaramucci lathered up his new boss with one of the most nauseating...Show More Summary

Florida Man Shoots AT&T Trucks Outside Home

A retired Florida firefighter apparently shot the tires on multiple AT&T trucks because he was upset they were parked near his home, according to WSVN. Police said utility workers were working on lines near the home when 64-year-old Jorge Jove approached them on Wednesday morning. Show More Summary

Former ACA critic: 'I can't even remember why I opposed it'

Some of the Americans who opposed the Affordable Care Act years ago are suddenly discovering they like "Obamacare" after all.

Juliette Krayyem: Trump's 'Pardons' Are A Threat To Democracy

Today's Don't Sugarcoat It Award is shared by John Dingell... Wishing Sean Spicer the best of luck in all future endeavors.We'll always have those six months of you lying to us every single day. — John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 21,...Show More Summary

Sen. Blumenthal Vows Push For Special Counsel If Mueller Is Fired

Senator Blumenthal said today on CNN that if Trump fires Mueller, there will be a "firestorm" of reaction and vows he will "lead an effort to legislate a special counsel" appointed by a three-judge panel. He also said Trump's attempt...Show More Summary

Nation's doctors demand Republicans pull the plug on Trumpcare, work to shore up Obamacare

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Campaign Action The American Medical Association has escalated its opposition to Trumpcare, going from concerned about it to hair on fire at the prospect of what it means for their patients and the entire healthcare system. Turn your...Show More Summary

Poll: 62% Say Feds Should Ensure Health Coverage

[W]hat does the public want the government to do about health care? A new poll suggests the country may be shifting toward the political left on the issue, with 62 percent saying it's the federal government's responsibility to make sure that all Americans have health care coverage, while 37 percent say it is not. Show More Summary

Trump ex-campaign manager Lewandowski sues neighbors for $5M

WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign manager has filed a $5 million lawsuit against his New Hampshire neighbors over access to a pond-front property. Lewandowski is seeking compensation for the "breach of easement, breach of quiet enjoyment, negligence, interference with property rights and emotional distress."

Scaramucci compared a rules change on hedge funds to Dred Scott decision

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Donald Trump’s new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was upset by a rule from the Obama administration that required hedge fund managers to pay more attention to the needs of their clients rather than making trades for the express purpose of fattening their own wallets. Show More Summary

The Barnum and Bailey Circus Is Alive and Well and Living in the White House

Spicey resigned! Oh noes! We won’t have him to kick around any more. I swear, stuff happens so fast in DC these days it’s like a three-ring circus. In more ways that one. Spicer’s resignation came about because some guy named Anthony Scaramucci was given the job of communications director. Scaramucci is a Wall Street […]

Team Trump Keeping Glacier National Park Safe From Mark Zuckerberg, Climate Science

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

The Trump administration didn't micromanage Mark Zuckerberg's visit to Glacier National Park. It simply held days of meetings to save money.

Just How Far Can Robert Mueller's Investigation Reach?

In his latest speed-date with the not-failing New York Times, Donald Trump apparently asserted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller could not generally investigate Trump's family's "finances": Asked if Mr. Mueller’s investigation would cross a red line if it expanded to look at his family’s finances beyond any relationship to Russia, Mr. Show More Summary

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