GOP Congressman Who Revived Obamacare Repeal Faces Rage At Rowdy Town Hall

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By Igor Bobic for The Huffington Post - WILLINGBORO, N.J. ― Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), who helped revive efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, on Wednesday became the latest Republican [...]

Amid GOP Attacks On Health Care, Movement For Single Payer Is Growing

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By Michelle Chen for Truthout - Donna Smith has braved cancer, battled predatory insurance companies and fought relentlessly for health care reform for more than a decade. But she's not sure [...]

Ryan Dodges Constituents (On Horseback)

By Deirdre Fulton, -

By Deirdre Fulton for Common Dreams - The speaker is not holding any hometown district meetings this week but is reportedly fundraising in several Texas cities. Constituents have for weeks been [...]

SD Uses ‘Emergency’ Rules To Repeal Anti-Corruption Law

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By Gregory Krieg for CNN - South Dakota Republicans on Thursday repealed a historic anti-corruption law approved by voters in a statewide referendum on Election Day. The measure, which passed [...]

GOP’s Healthcare Plans Awakened Wrath Of Powerful Constituency

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By Susan J. Douglas for In These Times - Donald Trump, at age 70, will be the oldest person to assume the presidency. He is part of a major demographic revolution—the aging of the baby boom—which [...]

Rev. Barber Calls For Boycott In NC After GOP Power Grab

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By Amanda Terkel for The Huffington Post - The Rev. William Barber, head of the North Carolina NAACP and a leading voice on civil rights, is calling for a national economic boycott of his state [...]

Media Legitimizing GOP’s ‘Universal’ Health Plan That Doesn’t Exist

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By Michael Corcoran for FAIR - Members of the GOP leadership were likely jubilant when they read the New York Times (12/15/16) and saw the following headline: “GOP Plans to Repeal Health Law with [...]

About 20 Arrested After Protesters Pack Legislature To Protest GOP ‘Power Grab’

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By Josh Shaffer for The Charlotte Observer - Hundreds protested at the state legislature Thursday morning and again Thursday night, accusing the GOP majority of using Hurricane Matthew victims as [...]

Top Scientist Resigns Over Water Safety Cover-Up

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By Georgia Bristow for Bipartisan Report - As of last week North Carolina’s chief epidemiologist, Megan Davies resigned after accusing GOP state lawmakers of purposely misleading the states [...]

GOP Gets Middle Finger For #ExxonKnew Ploy

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By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams - Environmental groups that have become targets of a Republican-led effort to insulate ExxonMobil against accusations of fraud and climate science suppression [...]

99Rise Activist Disrupts Donald Trump At #GOPDebate

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By Staff of Occupy Wall Street - 'We are the 99%, in all of our tremendous diversity. We are the students and young people, the homeowners, the workers, the families, the immigrants, the seniors [...]

Media Doesn’t Cover Poverty, Despite Record Poverty

By Steve Rendall, Emily Kaufmann and Sara Qureshi , -

With poverty at 15 percent, inequality rising and Republican politicians talking about addressing the problem by cutting federal programs that help the poor, one might expect poverty to occupy a [...]