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BY ROBERT REICH . . . . This article first appeared on RobertReich.org. Donald Trump sold himself to voters as a successful businessman who knew how to get things done, a no-nonsense manager who’d whip government into shape. But he’s showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory, one […]

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By Richard Wolffe ,Guardian US columnist Cast your mind back to four months ago, when Donald Trump was just a long-shot candidate with a hot-headed adviser by the name of Michael Flynn. It was the homestretch of the presidential election and national security wasn’t some side issue, mentioned in passing. Trump promised he would be a […]

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Donald Trump is unpopular enough that Republicans could lose the House, but there’s a lot of uncertainty. By Harry Enten . . . . . Heading into the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections, President Obama was not popular. His job approval rating was at or below 45 percent, and most polls showed more people disapproved of […]

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The president blames ‘fake news’ and intelligence leaks for the crises engulfing his White House. By LOUIS NELSON . . . . . . President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed reports that his campaign was in frequent touch with senior Russian officials as “nonsense,” but his White House is facing a very real threat of growing […]

Russian President President Vladimir Putin holds up a glass during a toast at a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

This is the worst scandal involving the White House and a foreign power since Iran-Contra. Demand the facts. By Bill Moyers, Michael Winship / BillMoyers.com . . . . . . We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there MUST be an investigation by an independent, bipartisan commission of Russia’s ties to Donald Trump […]

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We may have a year or less, and it has happened to countries like us before, says a Yale professor. By Kali Holloway   . . . . . . Timothy Snyder, a Yale scholar and an authority on European political history, has spent decades studying the rise of fascist movements. With the ascension of Donald […]

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Why Nixon’s former lawyer John Dean worries Trump could be one of the most corrupt presidents ever—and get away with it By MCKAY COPPINS….. Sometime early last fall, John Dean says he began having nightmares about a Trump presidency. He would wake in the middle of the night, agitated and alarmed, struggling to calm his nerves. […]

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By Kelsey Snell If Republicans repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, millions of people would lose their health insurance in the first year, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The study was based on a 2015 plan that GOP leaders expect to use as a model for current repeal […]

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Senators must ask if a socially conservative crusader intends to protect gay and transgender students. Lives are at stake… By JAY MICHAELSON…… As billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos heads into her confirmation hearings to run the Department of Education, most questions will likely be about her support for school vouchers, charter schools, and other alternatives to […]