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A Look At U.S. Healthcare Spending As Obamacare Repeal Looms

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.24.2017 | Healthy Living

U.S. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives have proposed a healthcare law to kick off their promise to repeal ...

Trumpcare Is An Indirect Cut To Social Security

Nancy Altman | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Over 2.8 million Social Security beneficiaries are under the age of 65. Claiming benefits at the earliest possible age, 62, or not long after means th...

Trump Is Relocating Immigration Judges To Speed Deportations. It May Not Work.

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics

KARNES CITY, Texas ― President Donald Trump, whose administration argues that immigrants abuse the court system to delay deportation, dispatched imm...

Why Trump’s Pick for the US Supreme Court is Dangerous for America

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

We ought to have no doubt as to President Trump’s intentions for the U.S. Supreme Court. He was clear during the campaign that any nominee of his wo...

Government Lets Trump Off The Hook For His Washington Hotel Conflict Of Interest

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The General Services Administration said Thursday that Trump International Hotel in Washington isn’t violating its lease with the gov...

Obama's Top Civil Rights Official Takes Over 'Nerve Center' Of Trump Resistance

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The former top official at the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is taking over the Leadership Conference on Civil and...

Spicer Denies That Ending Maternity Care Guarantee Would Mean Women Pay More For Health Care

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday defended the idea of taking away guaranteed maternity coverage in health insurance, denying that i...

Why Canada Is Seeing A Surge Of Illegal Border Crossings And Asylum Claims

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home

Global forced displacement has climbed to record levels, with a growing number of people from crisis-afflicted regions fleeing to countries like the U...

Arkansas Approves Law To Let People Carry Guns In Bars And At Public Colleges

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Wednesday signed into law a measure to expand where people can carry concealed guns in the state. Beginning Sept....

Sanctuary For All In Portland

Elliott Young | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
Elliott Young

At Wednesday’s Portland City Council meeting to discuss a sanctuary resolution, one might have been confused by the interruptions by members of Don...

Gorsuch And Scalia -- A Nonpartisan Guide

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

"They are cut from the same cloth.” — Vice President Mike Pence Both supporters and opponents liken Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to Justice ...

Nancy Pelosi: GOP Health Care Plan Would Make 'Being A Woman A Preexisting Condition'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republican leaders are eyeing last-minute changes to their health care bill in order to attract votes from conservative lawmakers, incl...

Gorsuch Would Use 'Originalism' To Affirm Right-Wing Agenda

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says he’s an “originalist.” The late Justice Antonin Scalia, whom Gorsuch called “a lion of the law,” als...

The One Question That All Democrats Should Have Asked Judge Gorsuch

Jesse Larner | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Jesse Larner

[Senator Charles] Schumer said Republicans should slow down the proceedings, given that the F.B.I. has confirmed that the campaign of President Trump ...

OpenSecrets Adds Data On Executive Branch Personal Finances – But White House Officials Have Yet To File Disclosures

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

by Alex Baumgart Today, the Center for Responsive Politics is releasing new personal financial data for members of the Trump administration. Collec...

This Is Why Repealing Obamacare Looks So Much Uglier Than Passing It Did

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics

Watching President Donald Trump on Tuesday, as he arrived at the Capitol and prepared to rally House Republicans around replacing the Affordable Care ...

House Republicans Literally Have To Pass Their Own Health Care Bill To Find Out What’s In it

Nisarg Patel | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Nisarg Patel

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on The American Health Care Act ― the Republican’s Obamacare repeal and replace bill ― tomorro...

Republicans Just Made It Easier For Employers To Hide Workplace Injuries

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Republican-led Congress moved to dismantle yet another corporate regulation on Wednesday, in a move that safety experts say will ma...

Critics Say Kentucky's New 'Religious Freedom’ Bill Targets LGBTQ Students

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.22.2017 | Queer Voices

The governor of Kentucky recently signed legislation that could give religious students free rein to discriminate in public schools. Senate Bill 17, s...

Do Not Delay: Implement Marijuana Legalization In California

Lynne Lyman | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics
Lynne Lyman

On time and intact implementation of California’s Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, is critical to realizing the benefits of legalizat...

Progressives Plan Day Of Obamacare Activism As House Prepares To Vote On Repeal

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics

Progressive health care reform advocates plan to demonstrate in defense of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, holding protest events in Chicago and ...

We Now Know Where The Trump Administration Stands On Overtime Pay

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― One of the biggest questions hanging over the confirmation hearing of Alexander Acosta on Wednesday was where President Donald Trump’...

Republican Change To The ACA: A Health Care 'Minimum Income'

Alex Tolbert | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics
Alex Tolbert

A key piece of the American Health Care Act is changing the ACA’s income-based subsidies to a blend of income- and age-based tax credits. For consum...

Bahrain Regime Targets Families of Dissidents in Fresh Reprisals

Brian Dooley | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home
Brian Dooley

Maybe Washington’s allies in the Bahraini regime learned the art of reprisals from their old colonial masters. The  British used collective punishm...

Lawyer For Russian Whistleblower's Family Falls From Building One Day Before Hearing

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.22.2017 | Home

A Moscow lawyer who represents the family of a now-deceased Russian whistleblower was severely injured Tuesday after falling several stories, just one...