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How Justice Democrats Plan to Give Progressives a Reason to Vote in the 2018 Midterms

Kyle Kulinski, a co-founder of the political movement, tells Truthdig where establishment Democrats are failing and how voters can reform the stagnant party.

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House GOP Calls Off Trumpcare Vote and Kills the Bill

President Trump tells House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the proposed American Health Care Act after Republicans fail to garner enough support to pass it.

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Nancy Pelosi Says Case for Impeaching Trump ‘Has Not Fully Been Made’ (Video)

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At a National Press Club Newsmaker event, the House minority leader (pictured with Sen. Chuck Schumer) says impeachment of any president is “very hard.” 

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Democrats Jump the Gun in Accusing Trump Administration of Easing Russian Sanctions

Although top Democrats criticized the president for revising sanctions, a change announced Thursday was common protocol.

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Blaming Russia Is Irresistible to the Democrats

The “Putin did it” narrative is not about keeping Donald Trump out of office (an impossibility). It’s about shaping the political and policy environment in coming months and years.

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Hamilton Electors Have a Message for Donald Trump: ‘You’re Fired’

The hope of many Trump opponents is that at least 37 Republican electors, slated to vote for Trump, will vote for someone else. This would leave him with 269 electoral votes or fewer—not enough to be declared president.

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Withhold Money to Move the Democratic Party’s Needle, Writer Urges

“Who among us can say in a few sentences what the Democratic Party stands for? We can fix that,” writes Lawrence Hess at The Nation.

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Former Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon Rises to the White House Amid Accusations of Racism

Donald Trump has named his campaign CEO as his chief strategist—a move signaling that “white supremacists will be represented at the highest levels,” says a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

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Black Lives Don’t Matter to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton

The carnage in many minority neighborhoods across America remains unacceptable. Yet both major-party presidential candidates have chosen to snub and malign the Black Lives Matter movement and the cause it represents.

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Democrats Zero In on Districts Made Vulnerable by Donald Trump

The term “down-ballot” is taking on added significance when it comes to the potential outcomes of battles over congressional seats in what used to be reliably Republican districts.

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Hillary’s Corporate Democrats Taking Down Bernie Sanders

Anybody who challenges the positions of the corporatist, militaristic, Wall Street-funded Democrats, led by Hillary Clinton, in the House and Senate - is by their twisted definition, a “spoiler.”

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Paul Ryan Is In as House Speaker

It’s official: We’re now in the Paul Ryan era. The Wisconsin congressman was confirmed as the 54th House speaker on Thursday, succeeding the retiring John Boehner.

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New Budget Grants Debt Collectors the Right to Bombard Student Borrowers With Robocalls

Debt collectors will be allowed to harass student loan borrowers with unlimited automated calls and text messages—even when asked to stop.

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Chaos in the Market: How Might It Affect the 2016 Presidential Race?

If the global swoon in stock prices were to turn into something more serious, which candidates would benefit?

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Dennis Hastert, Nancy Pelosi and America’s ‘Family Values’

Republicans on Capitol Hill keep telling everyone how terribly shocked they are by the tawdry tale of Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House indicted last week on charges of money-laundering in an effort to cover up alleged sexual abuse of a male high school student many years ago.

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NSA Whistleblower William Binney: Seeking Blackmail Power, U.S. Officials Enabled 9/11

The 31-year National Security Agency veteran blew the whistle when he realized technology that he had developed to protect Americans was being used to spy on them. In a wide-ranging, 45-minute discussion, he and Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer discuss who’s responsible for the surveillance program, how authorities’ desire for blackmail power through mass spying was a factor in their failure to stop the 9/11 attacks, and more.

Posted on May 15, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



John Boehner’s Sorry Spectacle

The House speaker needs to decide whether he wants to be remembered as an effective leader or as a befuddled hack. So far, I’m afraid, it’s the latter.

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Boehner Ready to Let Homeland Security Funding Bill Pass Its Expiration Date

Who’s ready for another government shutdown threat? House Speaker John Boehner, for one.

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House Democrats Kill Deregulation Bill in New Congress

Just hours into the 114th Congress, House Republicans tried to pass a melange of 11 bills from the previous body that was meant to weaken regulation of banks and the financial industry.

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Contested Spending Bill Hangs in the Balance in Congress (Updated)

We’re teetering on the brink of a major holiday season, which can mean only one thing on Capitol Hill: looming legislative deadlock.

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House Democrats Re-Elect Nancy Pelosi as Their Leader Without Dissent

Clearly House Democrats do not blame Nancy Pelosi for their losses.

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Jon Stewart Calls Democrats Out on Their Hypocrisy When It Comes to Money in Politics

Despite countless speeches by Democratic leaders denouncing the evils of money in politics, their party sure knows how to raise and spend boatloads of campaign dollars. “And then of course there are ... the emails,” a horror-stricken Jon Stewart says on Monday night’s “Democalypse” segment of “The Daily Show.”

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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Can the Voters Change the GOP?

The central issue in this fall’s elections could turn out to be a sleeper: What kind of Republican Party does the country want?

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Nancy Pelosi Admits That Congress Is Scared of the CIA

Over the past few months, one thing we keep hearing over and over again from defenders of the intelligence community is that everything is under control and “legal” because Congress has powerful oversight.

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Why Are There So Few Women in American Politics?

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi believes minimizing the “role of money in politics” and increasing “the level of civility in debate” will go a long way toward getting more women to run for office. But what’s money really got to do with it?

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Jon Stewart Explains Why Republicans Aren’t the Only Politicians Who Are Corrupt

Despite Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the House of Representatives, personally telling the “Daily Show” host that only Republicans are swayed by money, Stewart has a few examples in the shape of ambassador nominees that prove otherwise.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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President Obama: ‘We Fumbled the Rollout on This Health Care Law’

President Obama went into damage-control mode Thursday, making a show of regret for the latest fallout over Obamacare and offering a stopgap measure.

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The Neutered Message of the March on Washington

“Based upon the speeches during the main portion of today’s events there can be little doubt that the Dr. King who was murdered in Memphis in 1968 would not have been allowed to speak at this fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of his life,” The Nation’s Dave Zirin wrote of Saturday’s March on Washington.

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Getting Back to Netroots

Online activism is just part of the fabric of political communication now, used for recruiting, fundraising and organizing, but there was some tension at last month’s Netroots conference between streets and screens.

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Wendy Davis Won’t Back Down, Maher Rips Voting Rights Act Decision, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s latest fight against student loan rate increases and what the top two Senate Republicans are requesting of the NFL and other major American sports leagues.

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 READ MORE


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Watch: Pelosi’s Classic Response to Bachmann Anti-Gay Marriage Statement

The House minority leader gave the ultimate reaction that could work for just about every future crazy thing the outgoing Minnesota congresswoman says.

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



Senate Progresses on Immigration Deal, GOP Official Makes Racist Remarks, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the tea party turns against one of its own and the House’s farm bill goes up in flames.

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Bush Talks Cheney Relationship, Jon Stewart Blasts Congress, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an ex-Mitt Romney intern is arrested on suspicion of sexually extorting women and Mark Sanford debates a cardboard cutout of Nancy Pelosi.

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Why Democrats Shouldn’t Put Social Security and Medicare on the Table

If there was ever a time for the Democratic Party to champion working Americans and reverse these troubling trends, it is now — forging an alliance between the frustrated middle and the working poor.

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Dick Morris Admits to Being Partisan Hack, Bobby Jindal Calls GOP ‘Stupid Party,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Paul Ryan’s election loss blame, Nancy Pelosi’s future in the House and a Republican lawmaker’s unusual pay request.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Rep. Bobby Rush

Americans of all stripes have signaled their support for slain teenager Trayvon Martin as the call for justice in response to his Feb. 26 shooting death in Sanford, Fla., soared in recent days.

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Report Claims Rep. Bachus Capitalized on Financial Meltdown

It’s already bad to think of a congressman cashing in on his insider knowledge of impending economic catastrophe, as Alabama’s Rep. Spencer Bachus stands accused of doing, but it’s all the more darkly ironic given his role as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

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Feingold: ‘This Is Not a Time for Cautious Politics’

Here we see former Sen. Russ Feingold taking stock of the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon on Monday’s “Countdown With Keith Olbermann,” declaring that the “unholy alliance” between big business and certain political operatives on the right (although not exclusively from that side of the aisle) is being challenged. (more)

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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House Rejects Government Funding Bill

The House of Representatives narrowly rejected  a short-term government funding bill Wednesday evening that would require cuts to government programs to pay for assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irene and other disasters this year. (more)

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Sanders: Let a Real Progressive Challenge Obama

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Friday gave voice to the frustration of millions of American liberals who feel betrayed by President Obama’s eagerness to abandon key social welfare programs established and preserved by his Democratic predecessors. (more)

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 READ MORE


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Shutdown Looking Unlikely on Capitol Hill

The good news: It doesn’t seem as though disputes between congressional Republicans and their Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill and in the White House over spending cuts will bring the government to a standstill. The bad news ...

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Harman Preps for Career Change

Los Angeles’ own Rep. Jane Harman is gearing up to leave Capitol Hill in order to head up the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, according to reports that surfaced Monday. Her exit isn’t expected to change the composition of the House ... (more)

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Again With the Health Care Debate

And ... they’re off! The reinvigorated tussle over what GOP types in particular like to refer to as “Obamacare” began Tuesday in the House of Representatives, as opponents of the health care reform legislation passed last year ...

Posted on Jan 18, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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That’s House Speaker John Boehner to You

It’s official: On Wednesday, the House of Representatives named its next speaker, replacing weeks of rumors with reality by handing Ohio Rep. John Boehner the gavel, “which I accept cheerfully and gratefully, knowing I am but its caretaker,” he said.

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