Mueller reportedly files first charges in Russia probe. Key Trump allies call on Mueller to resign.

Buckle up. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who has been investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, has filed his first charges, according to CNN. The charges, reportedly approved by a grand jury on Friday, remain under seal. Who has been charged and the nature of the charges remain unknown. CNN reported that anyone charged …

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DACA Under Siege by Trump and AG Jeff Sessions

Last week, Trump pardoned Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a notorious national symbol of racism who refused court orders to stop his racial profiling in his zealous multi-year campaign of persecution against Latino communities. Now, one week later, Trump is throwing MORE red meat to his anti-immigrant and white supremacist supporters by going after immigrant kids, …

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Trump Set to Deport Dreamers to Appease His Supremacist Base

A Note from Senator Catherine Cortez Masto — Last month, we celebrated the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s landmark Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program granted hundreds of thousands of young people the opportunity to come out of the shadows and pursue the American Dream. Dreamers are our soldiers, engineers, teachers and …

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Trump to Generals —> US Should Plunder Afghan Minerals

The president also compared military strategy to renovating a restaurant — by Jake Johnson, staff writer In a recent situation room meeting with generals and top national security advisors, President Donald Trump reportedly compared war policy to renovating a restaurant and complained that the U.S. isn’t doing enough to exploit Afghanistan’s mineral wealth. This is according …

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News & Views | 04.25.17

  Betraying ‘Hire American’ Pledge, Trump Rewards Companies Offshoring US Jobsby Lauren McCauleyThough he has the power, President Trump has yet to wield his executive authority to stop U.S. jobs from being shipped abroad   It’s Now Been Three Long Years Since Flint Had Clean Waterby Nika KnightFlint, Michigan has not had clean water since …

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Not Prepared to Govern

There’s an excellent piece in today’s Washington Post regarding the tracking for key appointments filled thus far by the Trump administration.  I can’t help but compare and contrast Trump with his Republican majorities in both houses with Obama’s 2008 Democrat majorities in both houses and the lackluster performance by the Trump and his Republican majorities. …

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Falsehoods and Incoherence

If there’s one thing we can say about Trump’s presidency, it’s that it foments lies – blatant, continuous, and unsubstantiated lies.  Advance forward through his first 100 days, and his most recent AP interview and here are 16 falsehoods he perpetrated on the interviewer: “I saved $725 Million on the 90 planes. Just 90. Now …

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GOP Is In Chaos—and 2018 is just around the corner

70 days in and it’s already been pretty rough for residents of Trumpland. The “Obamacare” repeal? Couldn’t get a vote. The Muslim ban 1.0 and then 2.0? Laughed out of court. The budget? “Dead on arrival,” at least, according to Senator Lindsey Graham. “You’re fired” seems to have taken over as the mode of operation, …

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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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The Republican Speaker of the House on the Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule is a Rule, created by the Obama DOL, that is scheduled to be phased in April 10, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018. In simple terms, it expands the “investment advice fiduciary” definition under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to ensure financial advisors are NOT  acting unethically to pad their …

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