Politics

Onward Together: Hillary Clinton To Launch New Political Group, Will Donate To Resistance Organizations

Salon reports: Despite her devastating loss to Donald Trump in the November election, Hillary Clinton apparently has no plans to give up on politics. The former secretary of state is creating a new political group that will send money to organizations that are resisting President Trump’s agenda, according to a new Politico report. The group, expected to be called “Onward ...

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Trump Praises Australia’s Universal Health Care System Hours After Celebrating “Death” Of Obamacare [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Hours after scoring a victory in the House to effectively kill Obamacare, US President Donald Trump praised Australia’s universal health care system during a press conference with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “It’s going to be fantastic health care,” Trump said, referring to his new health care plan. “I shouldn’t say this to our great gentleman and my friend ...

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VIRGINIA: Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Crushes Ambulance In Ad Posted Minutes After Trumpcare Vote

Blue Virginia reports: Minutes after congressional Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a law that could lead to millions of Americans losing insurance coverage, Tom Perriello, Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, is releasing a powerful new TV ad vowing to protect Virginians from the crushing agenda of President Trump and Republicans in Washington ...

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LIVE VIDEO: House Republicans Celebrate With Trump

After voting to eviscerate health care in the United States, House Republicans leapt onto buses to celebrate in the Rose Garden with Trump and Pence. Watch if you can stand it.

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Senate GOP: No Timeline For Trumpcare Vote

Reuters is reporting the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that he’ll wait for Trumpcare’s CBO report before bringing the bill to a Senate vote. More from The Hill: Senate Republicans are signaling they are in no hurry to move legislation replacing ObamaCare after it passed the House Thursday. “There is no timeline,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: US House Vote On Trumpcare

TIME reports: The House of Representatives is slated to vote on a new health care bill Thursday that will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), just six weeks after an earlier GOP bill was abandoned amid concerns it would not pass in the House. The vote is expected to take place early Thursday afternoon, according to the Associated ...

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DNC Chairman Tom Perez On Obamacare Repeal Vote: Trump “Will Own Every Preventable Death” That Results

The Hill reports: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez blasted the Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare ahead of the House vote on Thursday, saying President Trump and Republicans “will own every preventable death” as a result. “Trump and Republicans will own every preventable death, every untreated illness and every bankruptcy that American families will be forced to bear if this ...

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Obama Endorses France’s Emmanuel Macron [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Barack Obama is weighing into France’s presidential election, in support of Emmanuel Macron. In a message posted on Macron’s Twitter account, the former U.S. president said he was endorsing the centrist candidate “because of how important this election is.” Macron is facing far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s runoff vote. Polls suggest Macron is well ...

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FRANCE: Emmanuel Macron Leads Le Pen By 18 Points In Final Poll After Insult-Filled “Dirty Debate” [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Emmanuel Macron appeared to have kept his frontrunner status against Marine Le Pen after a bruising live TV presidential debate days before the final vote this weekend in which the centrist and far-right candidates traded venomous personal insults and clashed over how to fix the sluggish French economy and fight terrorism. In the prolonged two-and-a-half-hour slanging match ...

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Congress To Go After Obama’s Pension

USA Today reports: Last year, then-president Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have curbed the pensions of former presidents if they took outside income of $400,000 or more. So now that former president Barack Obama has decided to accept $400,000 for an upcoming Wall Street speech, the sponsors of that bill say they’ll reintroduce that bill in hopes that ...

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Trump Issues Daily “Fake News” Tantrum

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday blasted the media, saying members of the press will do anything to “get attention.” During a rally last week, the president said members of the media deserve a “very, very big, fat failing grade” in their first 100 days covering his administration. On Thursday, the president also offered praise for the show “Fox ...

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IT’S OFFICIAL: House To Vote On Trumpcare Tomorrow

Business Insider reports: The House of Representatives will vote on the American Health Care Act on Thursday. Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters he plans to bring the American Health Care Act to the floor of the House and is confident that the bill will pass. “Do we have the votes? Yes. Will we pass it? Yes,” McCarthy ...

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Susan Rice Declines Senate Request To Testify

CNN reports: Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s former national security adviser, on Wednesday declined Sen. Lindsey Graham’s request to participate in a judiciary subcommittee hearing next week on Russian interference in the US election, CNN has learned. A letter obtained exclusively by CNN from Rice’s lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler, outlines the grounds for her decision not to appear. It was addressed ...

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Trump To Sign Executive Order Making It Easier For Churches To Participate In Political Campaigns

The New York Times reports: President Trump plans to mark the National Day of Prayer on Thursday by issuing an executive order that makes it easier for churches and other religious groups to actively participate in politics without risking their tax-exempt status, several administration officials said. Taking action as he hosts conservative religious leaders Thursday morning, Mr. Trump’s executive order ...

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House Obamacare Repeal Vote Inches Closer [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: Republican leaders are tantalizingly close to having the votes to pass their long-stalled health-care bill, but they still aren’t sure they have enough support, despite a dramatic reversal by two former holdouts. Representative Fred Upton, who announced his opposition to the bill Tuesday, told reporters after a meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday that he’s ready to vote ...

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Spicer Slams Hillary: It’s “Somewhat Sad” We’re Still Talking About How Trump Won The Election [VIDEO]

From the guy whose boss brings up the election almost every day: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday hit back at Hillary Clinton’s assertion that she would have won if not for late-in-the-game interference from the FBI and WikiLeaks, saying “you don’t get to pick what day the election is on.” “I’m a Patriots fan and I think ...

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CHICAGO: Obamas To Personally Donate $2 Million To Summer Jobs Program For Young People [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Former President Barack Obama revealed Wednesday his intention to donate $2 million to a summer jobs program for young people in Chicago. He made the announcement while at a roundtable about his soon-to-be-built presidential center and library in Chicago. The completion of that project is “about four years” away, Obama said. However, the programming of this ...

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Ben Carson: True Compassion Means Not Making Public Housing Comfortable Enough So People Want To Stay

The New York Times reports: Ben Carson does not like the creature comforts, at least not for low-income Americans reliant on the government for a helping hand. As he toured facilities for the poor in Ohio last week, Mr. Carson, the neurosurgeon-turned-housing secretary, joked that a relatively well-appointed apartment complex for veterans lacked “only pool tables.” He inquired at one ...

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Pence To Host White House Cinco De Mayo Party

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Thursday, keeping up a longstanding tradition some in the Hispanic community weren’t sure would continue in the Trump administration. A reception will be held in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the building next door to the White House, on Thursday, the ...

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Trump To Palestinian President: You Get Along With Israel Unbelievably Well And Work Together Beautifully

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump asserted on Wednesday that the Israel government and the Palestinian Authority “get along unbelievably well.” During a press conference with State of Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas, Trump praised Palestinian National Authority for its efforts to combat ISIS. “I also applaud the Palestinian Authority’s continued cooperation with Israel,” Trump said. “They get along unbelievably well. ...

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