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  • NPR Annual Tweeting of Declaration of Independence Triggers ProtestsNPR Annual Tweeting of Declaration of Independence Triggers Protests
    National Public Radio (NPR) was just following tradition when it started tweeting the Declaration of Independence on July 4, but little did the station know it was stirring up revolutionary sentiment. On the first Independence Day of the Donald Trump presidency, the declaration’s fiery language of revolt against tyranny inflamed the spirit of those who […]
  • Bernie’s Followers are Taking Over Democratic PartyBernie’s Followers are Taking Over Democratic Party
    Visit one of Donald Trump’s rallies across the country in 2017, and you will still find red “Make America Great Again” hats lending color to muted bleachers and screaming fans. At the same time, blue posters and t-shirts with the words “A Future to Believe In” continue to flood arenas every time Bernie Sanders steps […]
  • Marco Rubio Dismisses Trump’s ‘Witch Hunt’ ClaimMarco Rubio Dismisses Trump’s ‘Witch Hunt’ Claim
    Days after President Donald Trump called the probe into his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history,” Republican Senator Marco Rubio said the investigation is in fact legitimate. “I wouldn’t use the term witch hunt,” Rubio said during an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s State […]
  • Government Funded With Little for Trump AgendaGovernment Funded With Little for Trump Agenda
    WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators reached a bipartisan deal late Sunday to fund the federal government through September, easing the threat of a shutdown but denying President Donald Trump several key priorities — including money for his promised border wall with Mexico. The estimated $1 trillion omnibus package would provide $12.5 billion in increased military funding, […]
  • Trump’s UN Envoy: Russia ‘Certainly’ Involved in ElectionsTrump’s UN Envoy: Russia ‘Certainly’ Involved in Elections
    President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Russia was “certainly” involved in the U.S. presidential election, noting she does not trust Russian President Vladimir Putin and that Trump is not stopping her from “beating up on Russia.” In an interview with ABC News broadcast on Sunday, she said despite the ongoing […]
  • Bernie Sanders’ Progressive Platform Gains TractionBernie Sanders’ Progressive Platform Gains Traction
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders failed in his bid for the presidency—but his ideas are increasingly popular. Recent polls have shown that progressive ideas are catching on, largely as a function of organized opposition to President Donald Trump’s policies. Half of Americans now believe in climate change and are concerned about it, Gallup found this week. […]
  • GOP Bill Would Allow Employers Access to Genetic TestsGOP Bill Would Allow Employers Access to Genetic Tests
    A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers see that genetic and other health information. Giving employers such power is now prohibited by legislation including the 2008 genetic privacy and nondiscrimination law known as […]
  • Oprah Winfrey Considering Run for PresidentOprah Winfrey Considering Run for President
    She told Bloomberg Television Mr Trump’s election despite his political inexperience has made her rethink her own credentials for the Oval Office. The 63-year-old US talk show doyenne, who supported Hillary Clinton, has previously brushed off questions about political ambitions. But now she drops a tantalising hint of a potential future candidacy. “I never considered […]
  • GOP Breaks Committee Rules to Approve Price and MnuchinGOP Breaks Committee Rules to Approve Price and Mnuchin
    WASHINGTON — Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee voted Wednesday to recommend the nominations of Tom Price as Health and Human Services secretary and Steve Mnuchin as Treasury secretary to the full Senate after changing rules to stymie a boycott by Democrats, according to the Associated Press. The move came after Democrats prevented confirmation votes […]
  • GOP Doubts Role of Congress in the Trump eraGOP Doubts Role of Congress in the Trump era
    WASHINGTON — It’s what congressional Republicans had long dreamed about: a majority in both chambers to advance conservative policies and a president from the same party to sign them into law. But the Trump White House isn’t turning out exactly the way they envisioned. The GOP establishment is experiencing whiplash after a week of President […]

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