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  • ‘McConnell-Care’ Stays in Committee Through Next Week‘McConnell-Care’ Stays in Committee Through Next Week
    Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will delay the vote on his legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act until after the week-long July 4th vacation, saying that, “We will not be on the bill this week, but we will still be working to get at least 50 people in a comfortable place.” That may take some […]
  • Trump’s Huge Fake Twitter FollowingTrump’s Huge Fake Twitter Following
    Anyone can amass an exorbitant number of Twitter followers. You don’t even have to be famous. All you have to do is pay for them. The comedian Joe Mande currently has a healthy 1.01 million followers, but his bio contains a caveat: “twitter is trash, facebook’s the devil, i bought a million followers for like […]
  • Five Warning Signs Your Child Could Be SuicidalFive Warning Signs Your Child Could Be Suicidal
    The latest statistics issued from the Center for Disease Control indicate suicide is the second leading cause of death ages 10-24. The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Professional Counselor, Phyllis Alongi, says early suicide prevention education, known as upstream prevention “is necessary.” “Schools need to be receptive to implementing programs and encourage parents […]
  • Texas Voter ID Rules Suppressed Democratic Vote in 2016 ElectionTexas Voter ID Rules Suppressed Democratic Vote in 2016 Election
    This story was co-published with The Texas Tribune. The confusion started in the first hour of the first day of early voting in San Antonio last October. Signs in polling places about the state’s controversial voter ID law contained outdated rules. Poll workers gave voters incorrect information. Lines were long — full of people who […]
  • How Drug Use Affects Brain, Makes Relapse LikelyHow Drug Use Affects Brain, Makes Relapse Likely
    A dance with the devil. That’s how 33-year-old Elizabeth Mooney describes her struggle with drug addiction, recalling the “little voice” that repeatedly overpowered her mind after she had been in recovery, once for as long as three years. She knows the consequences of using again, yet she’s relapsed five times. The desire became “stronger and […]
  • Trump Orders Tomahawk Missile Attack on SyriaTrump Orders Tomahawk Missile Attack on Syria
    PALM BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. military launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield on Thursday, President Donald Trump’s first major military action since taking office. The strike, which hit a Syrian airfield in Homs province at 4:40 a.m. local time Friday (8:40 p.m. EDT Thursday), was launched from the destroyers USS Porter […]
  • Trump Removes Bannon from National Security CouncilTrump Removes Bannon from National Security Council
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has removed his controversial chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, from the powerful National Security Council in a staff reshuffle that consolidated the power of the White House national security adviser, H.R. McMaster. During the first weeks of his presidency, Trump was sharply criticized for authorizing his political adviser to attend […]
  • Common Cause President: Nunes Can’t Investigate the Russian ConnectionCommon Cause President: Nunes Can’t Investigate the Russian Connection
    The White House is doing plenty to undermine the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race. The last thing we need is the chairmen of the congressional committees charged with investigating the attacks helping the Trump administration subvert their own investigations. But that is the situation we find ourselves in and why an […]
  • Trump’s 2005 Tax Return Proves Nothing NewTrump’s 2005 Tax Return Proves Nothing New
    The copy of Trump's Form 1040 released by Rachel Maddow on her 9 P.M. MSNBC program last night turned out to be another case of "much ado about nothing" because Form 1040 is a summary of an actual tax return and we needed to see the details, not the summary.
  • The Smoking Gun Unveiled: Trump’s Russian ConnectionsThe Smoking Gun Unveiled: Trump’s Russian Connections
    {Alan M. Milner, Tellus News Digest} The Washington Post is reporting evidence that Attorney General Jeff Sessions LIED to Congress on several occasions when asked if had any contact with members of the Russian government either before or after the election. On at least two occasions, the Washington Post has confirmed that Sessions did meet […]

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