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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 […]

In this Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses during a campaign rally in Altoona, Pa. The Republican Party could be nearing a breaking point with Trump. As the celebrity businessman skips from one gaffe to the next, GOP leaders in Washington and top battleground states have begun openly contemplating turning their backs on their party’s presidential nominee to prevent what they fear will be wide-scale Republican losses on Election Day. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

By STEVEN ERLANGER The Germans are angry. The Chinese are downright furious. Leaders of NATO are nervous, while their counterparts at the European Union are alarmed. Just days before he is sworn into office, President-elect Donald J. Trump has again focused his penchant for unpredictable disruption on the rest of the world. His remarks in […]

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ALEXA MENCIA DACA recipients are grappling with fear and uncertainty on the eve of Trump’s presidency, unsure whether they face deportation, job loss, or government abuse of their personal information. Operating room nurse Jose Aguiluz knew that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was only a Band-Aid for his immigration problem. It wasn’t a pathway […]

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There’s hope! But unless the Democrats can learn from the mistakes of the recent past, they don’t have a future. By Sean McElwee / Salon To an extent that is rarely true of an opposition party, Democrats can claim a mandate of resistance. Donald Trump lost the popular vote by a large margin, he’s incredibly […]

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By Jeff Asher Murder almost certainly increased substantially in the U.S. in 2016, one year after it rose at its fastest pace in a quarter century. The government won’t release official 2016 crime statistics for another nine months. But data from individual police departments indicates that murder rose in most of the country’s biggest cities […]

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By Sylvia Mathews Burwell THIS WEEK, CONGRESS aims to take steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act without proposing a replacement. If Congress and the new administration take that path, it will have enormous consequences for the future of health care in America — and for Americans like Elizabeth Hand, a writer and mom of […]

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By Nicole Akoukou Thompson Low income Latino students are less likely to take on student loan debt, but that’s only because they’re less likely to attend or complete college. Barriers to higher education make it less likely that Latino students will begin college or take out loans, or easily repay loans when they’re acquired. The […]