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The "crime of the century" is bad journalism

(Cliff Kincaid) – The latest propaganda piece from The Washington Post, “Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault,” is based, as usual, mostly on anonymous sources determined to make former President Barack Obama look good. The gist is that Obama tried his …

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The AMA Doesn’t Like McConnell’s New Bill, Which Might Mean It’s Good

As legislators await a Congressional Budget Office accounting of House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s new “secret” healthcare bill — written behind closed doors and revealed last Thursday — big players with a vested interest are coming out and lambasting the bill before it’s even been scored. The American …

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Obamacare Lives: Senate Republicans Want to Punish You For Not Buying Health Insurance

The Obamacare “repeal” charade continues. The latest draft of the Senate version of the Republican version of Obamacare  even includes a penalty for not being insured. Senate Republicans on Monday released a revised version of their healthcare reform bill that adds a provision requiring consumers …

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SCOTUS Travel Ban Ruling Stops Liberal Activists In Their Tracks

The Supreme Court’s decision to life some of the restrictions on Donald Trump’s travel ban gives at least a partial victory to the Trump Administration. But, buried within the decision is what can only be considered a jab at liberal activist groups. Supreme Court, writing …

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Are Illinois and Puerto Rico our future?

If Gov. Bruce Rauner and his legislature in Springfield do not put a budget together by Friday, the Land of Lincoln will be the first state in the Union to see its debt plunge into junk-bond status. Illinois has $14.5 billion in overdue bills, $130 …

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Trump breaks tradition by not hosting Ramadan dinner

(COMMON DREAMS) By Andrea Germanos President Donald Trump, whose administration has been accused of anti-Muslim sentiment, has broken with nearly two decades of tradition by not hosting an iftar dinner to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. “It is disappointing because that’s been a good tradition,” …

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Persecution and the Art of Cake Baking

(Steven Hayward) I’m on the road today, departing shortly on a flight to Munich, and then connecting on to Bulgaria tomorrow (long story—I’ll try to post updates when I get internet access), but I’m keeping an eye out for Supreme Court news, especially the hoped-for …

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The merits and me

(Scott Johnson) Reading the Supreme Court’s per curiam (unsigned) opinion in the Trump v. IRAP (Fourth Circuit) and Trump v. Hawaii (Ninth Circuit) “travel ban” cases today, I was struck by this. The Court unanimously stayed most of the injunctive relief granted by the lower …

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Democrats Accuse Republicans of Mass Murder

So the Democrats, after opposing Donald Trump in the 2016 election partly out of what they claimed was concern about his incivility and coarseness, are now pursuing a debate about health care legislation in Washington by characterizing the Republicans who disagree with them about policy …

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More Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage Than Ever

As Gay Pride month draws toward a close, a new poll by the Pew Research Center suggests the fight over same-sex marriage in the United States is over. This is not Roe v. Wade 2.0. Sixty-two percent of Americans support legal recognition for married gay …

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