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Dreams Come True; Expect To See More Of Obama


Barack Obama is returning to the national scene to help out Democrats.

Source: Dreams Come True; Expect To See More Of Obama

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THE MEMO: Trump’s base cheers attacks on McConnell | TheHill


Conservatives say Trump is being the “wrecking ball” that voters wanted.

Source: THE MEMO: Trump’s base cheers attacks on McConnell | TheHill

Ignoring Police Violence


Baltimore officials accepted a voluntary settlement to reduce police abuses. Jeff Sessions wants to kill it.

Source: Ignoring Police Violence

Braceros Strike After One Worker Dies


Risking deportation, Washington state farmworkers protest dangerous conditions in the fields.

Source: Braceros Strike After One Worker Dies

Nuke Threats Prove Trump’s Unfitness to Govern


It’s time for Congress to prove its loyalty lies with the American people—not with a president who gained his office with the help of hostile powers.

Source: Nuke Threats Prove Trump’s Unfitness to Govern

Want to Bring Down Drug Prices? Go After the Middleman


“Pharmacy benefit managers”—companies that claim to lower prices—actually jack them up.

Source: Want to Bring Down Drug Prices? Go After the Middleman

Bernie Sanders Prepares Single-Payer Health Care Push That Some Democratic Leaders Don’t Want : NPR


The Vermont senator will soon introduce a new bill for single-payer health care. The goal is mostly about pushing the Democratic Party to the left, and party leaders have tried avoiding the proposal.

Source: Bernie Sanders Prepares Single-Payer Health Care Push That Some Democratic Leaders Don’t Want : NPR

Trump D.C. hotel turns $2 million profit in four months – The Washington Post


New documents show that Trump International is charging what could be the highest rates in the city.

Source: Trump D.C. hotel turns $2 million profit in four months – The Washington Post

How Trump’s Transgender Ban Compromises His Military Authority – The Atlantic


The president’s commander-in-chief powers are almost sacrosanct. But a lawsuit filed by trans service members has a shot at blocking the hastily announced order.

Source: How Trump’s Transgender Ban Compromises His Military Authority – The Atlantic

Why Won’t Donald Trump Criticize Vladimir Putin? – The Atlantic


The president not only won’t denounce Russia, but he goes out of his way to avoid it—like when he thanked the Kremlin on Thursday for expelling U.S. diplomats.

Source: Why Won’t Donald Trump Criticize Vladimir Putin? – The Atlantic

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