Republican Budget Seriously Slashed Medicare by $4.73B

Medicare is a fundamental tool of economic security – a guarantee that seniors will not be denied health care just because they cannot afford it. But Republicans in the House, led by Paul Ryan, just voted for a budget plan (HR553) (Roll Call Vote 552) that would gut Medicare – slashing funding for the program by …

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Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio Is Deeply Disturbing

The president called a man who freely violated people’s constitutional rights a “patriot.” What does that make his victims? By Ebony Slaughter-Johnson During a speech to a group of police officers in July, President Trump returned to one of his favorite themes of the campaign season: violence. “Please don’t be too nice” to the “thugs being thrown …

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Trump USA’s Fast-Forward Decline in the World

“Donald Trump has pressed ‘fast-forward’ on the decline of the United States.” – Chris Uhlmann This is the most brutal and succinct analysis of Donald Trump, the man and the scripted, fake President*. Take 2 minutes and watch this. Then, pick your jaw up and wipe your tears. Source:  Read the full article at Crooks & …

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Gutting Climate Protections Won’t Bring Back Coal Jobs

Trump is using sympathetic out-of-work miners as a cover for what is really just a handout to dirty industry. — by Jill Richardson When Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, Scientific American used his own words to criticize it for not going far enough. “There is such a thing as being too late when it …

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‘Sheer Reckless Folly’: Trump Destroys Obama-Era Climate Rules

“Aside from provoking a large-scale nuclear war, it is hard to imagine an American president taking an action more harmful to the U.S. than Trump’s effort to accelerate greenhouse gas emissions” — by Nika Knight, staff writer at CommonDreams President Donald Trump on Tuesday set about aggressively dismantling Obama-era climate policies with an executive order …

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‘Spectacular Betrayal’ as Trump Hands Economy ‘Back Over to Wall Street’

‘The Wall Street bankers against whom Trump ran are making policy now,’ says Public Citizen — by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer at Common Dreams President Donald Trump is handing the U.S. economy “back over to Wall Street” on Friday, with a regulatory rollback that critics say could put consumers and the financial system at risk. …

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Trump to State Dept. Officials Objecting to Muslim Ban: ‘Get with the Program or… Go’

If Monday’s White House press briefing is any indication, internal dissent will not be tolerated under Trump — by Jon Queally, staff writer at Common Dreams First of all, those objecting to a White House executive order which sowed “chaos, heartbreak, and resistance” at airports across the United States over the weekend are blowing things …

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Buckle Up–It’s Gonna Be a Bumpy Ride!

Buckle up folks, we’re screwed… On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs. On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. the National Endowment for the Humanities. the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. the Minority Business …

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Engel Statement on Trump Global Gag Rule

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel (D) “I will make every effort to defend women and girls worldwide against this administration’s harmful anti-woman agenda.” WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding President Trump’s reinstatement of the Global …

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On Day One, Trump’s WhiteHouse.gov Scrubs Every Mention of Combating Climate Change

New administration’s official site offers ‘America First Energy Plan’ which boasts ‘direct obstacle to a livable future’ by promoting fracking and coal — by Andrea Germanos, staff writer at CommonDreams Soon after Donald Trump took his oath as the 45th President of the United States, the new White House web page for his administration went up. …

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