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This New 'Compromise' On Repeal Still Won't Protect States That Like Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

There’s a new argument circulating on Capitol Hill, as conservative House Republicans try to win over more moderate colleagues who oppose the GOP’...

Paying Money You Owe Isn't A Bailout, Mr. President

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

Merriam-Webster defines the word “bailout” as “a rescue from financial distress.” The concept is pretty simple: Someone does something that re...

Jesus, It's Only Been 100 Days

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! Donald Trump said the presidency has been ...

How Donald Trump Became A Buffoon

Hal Donahue | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The definition of “buffoon” from Merriam-Webster Dictionary: 1: a ludicrous figure: clown 2: a gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person ac...

Little Outside Spending But Lots Of Self-Funding In South Carolina Special

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Republican Sheri Few, a candidate for an open South Carolina House seat, chastises politicians for removing Confederate memorials in her ad. (Sheri F...

Forget Andrew Jackson, The Right Thinks Trump is Calvin Coolidge!

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Republican Calvin Coolidge, who in 1923 ascended to the presidency following the death of the corrupt and dunderheaded Warren Harding, was a man of fe...

The Disaster That Is Donald Trump's Tax Plan

David Pakman | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
David Pakman

Remember when former President Obama was office and Republicans cared so much about the national debt, even though he did cut the deficit? Now that we...

The First 100 Days Of Resistance

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Donald Trump’s 100th day as president is upon us, and the early reviews aren’t good. Although he now calls it a “ridiculous standard,” Trump o...

News Roundup for April 28, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

Day 99 of President Trump... 1. Michelle Obama won’t run for office but will keep making the world a better place. No word on how much money she’l...

Planned Parenthood President: 'I Take No Joy In Our Popularity' Under Trump

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Planned Parenthood is more popular than it has ever been in the face of relentless attacks from Congress and state legislatures that co...

First 100 Days Of Trump: A Disaster For The Environment And Our Families’ Health

Margie Alt | Posted 04.28.2017 | Green
Margie Alt

Donald Trump has been president for 100 days as of Saturday April 29th. During that time he has done virtually nothing to improve the quality of our ...

Dreamer Lorella Praeli To Be A Leader Of Trump Resistance On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Lorella Praeli, formerly an undocumented activist, has experience in putting political pressure on the White House. She fought former ...

Dreaming Of Impeachment? Be Careful What You Wish For.

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

Tradition dictates that a president’s 100th day in office is supposed to touch off a period of evaluation and reflection. Now, it’s President Dona...

Americans Are More Likely To Vote For Highly Religious Candidates

David Briggs | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
David Briggs

Forget about guns. The Democratic Party’s attitude toward religion may be one of its most significant challenges moving forward. A new study finds A...

Yet Another GOP-Run State Introduces Anti-Protest Bill, And This One Targets Students

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

In the ongoing GOP drive against demonstrations and protesters, a Republican bill in the Wisconsin legislature aims to punish hecklers who disrupt spe...

Making The Case For 2020 Hillary Clinton

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Okay, before I go any further, let me state unequivocally for the record that I believe Hillary Clinton ran one of the worst campaigns in modern polit...

Trump's First Hundred Days, By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

Several months into his first term, President Trump remains unpopular, with opinions wildly polarized. And we take a look ahead to the 2018 midterms ...

Trump Says He Thought Being President Would Be Easier Than His Old Life

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is. President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first ...

Massive, Huge Trump Tax Plan: One More Promise Kept

David Paul | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
David Paul

According to Gallup this week, 57 percent of Americans believe that their federal income taxes are too high. That fact alone should help put the wind ...

Flynn Probe Highlights GOP's Amazing Double Standard For Clinton

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.27.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― One thing the slow-moving probe into President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn shows is the remarkable ...

Donald Trump Promised Ten Of These Things, Guess Which One He Actually Did

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 04.27.2017 | Politics

Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! Today is Take Your Child to Work Day, an a...

GOP Lawmakers Team Up With Anti-Islam Activist To Launch Israel Victory Caucus

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.27.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A pair of Republican lawmakers launched a caucus on Thursday aimed at ensuring the “victory of Israel in the conflict between Israel ...

All Aboard Trump's Buses To Bankruptcy

Michael Golden | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Michael Golden

Donald Trump is not a bus kind of guy. The president is a private plane kind of guy. Or a helicopter kind of guy. Remember the kiddie rides he gave ou...

Health Insurance CEO Explains The Dangerous Game Trump Is Playing With Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.27.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump has been threatening to stop making payments to health insurance companies that cover low-income people under Obamacare. Doing ...

Surge in LLC contributions brings more mystery about true donors

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 04.27.2017 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

by Ashley Balcerzak Donald Trump’s inaugural committee did well by almost any standard: Doubling the previous record for cash raised to fund festi...