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The Real Reason the GOP Wants to Pull the Plug on Obamacare (Video)

Don’t be fooled by the promises of Trump and Republicans in Congress to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE


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Lawmakers Feel the Heat at Town Hall Meetings

Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 READ MORE



Why Donald Trump and the GOP Can’t Repeal Obamacare

Although many Trump supporters express disdain for government-funded programs, some rely heavily on benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE


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Trump’s Tweets Are a Sideshow: His Executive Orders Are Building a Corporate State

The Trump era heralds a growing assault on basic government and progressive values.

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Study: 43,000 Could Die Under Affordable Care Act Repeal

Remember death panels? Many of the most die-hard proponents of this lie, including some who went on to benefit from Obamacare, are about to meet the real death panelists.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 READ MORE



‘Indivisible’ Guide Teaches Progressives How to Play Defense Against Trump

Former congressional and Capitol Hill staffers created a 25-page resistance guide—which went viral—to help prevent the Republican Congress from passing conservative legislation.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Cornel West, Social Philosopher and Obama Critic

“The reign of Obama did not produce the nightmare of Donald Trump—but it did contribute to it,” West tells us.

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The Affordable Care Act, Election Integrity and the Human Cost of a Reckless War

In this week’s episode of “Informed Rant,” host Joshua Scheer interviews three guests on an array of contemporary political issues.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



With Late Night Vote, GOP Takes Aim at Key Health Care Gains

Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, called the Republican senators’ action “shocking, reckless and immoral.”

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Gives Leadership Tips to Democrats Facing the Trump Era

On some matters, such as Donald Trump’s future Supreme Court choices, the Vermont senator is less combative than some of his colleagues. On other issues, he digs in his heels.

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 READ MORE


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The Three Big Reasons the GOP Can’t Replace Obamacare

Republicans are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but they still haven’t come up with an alternative.

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Defying Donald Trump’s Kleptocracy

The president-elect represents the late stage of capitalism, when corporations, no longer able to generate profits at former levels, pillage the government and society for profit. However, he will be vulnerable to impeachment if we take to the streets.

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‘The Young Turks’: Trump’s Election Puts $36,000 Into Pockets of Every U.S. Millionaire (Video)

On the online news show, Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola and Jimmy Dore break down the reasons Republicans want to ax President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Iceland’s Pirate Party Has Been Handed a Mandate to Implement Progressive Policies

The country’s recent elections brought a radical change; Paul Ryan is very, very wrong about Obamacare and Medicare; meanwhile, the Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump may be more subversive than many realize. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 READ MORE


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Agenda for Resisting the First 100 Days

Show Donald Trump we’re not going away.

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 READ MORE


Mitch McConnell: ‘We’ve Been Given a Temporary Lease on Power’ (Video)

In a news conference Wednesday, the Senate majority leader addressed the future of the Senate’s relationship with Donald Trump and discussed high-priority items on the congressional agenda.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Insurance Prices for Many Obamacare Customers Will Rise by Double Digits in 2017

In Arizona, unsubsidized premiums for a “second-lowest-cost silver plan” will rise 116 percent, from $196 to $422, the Department of Health and Human Services reports.

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Will Big Pharma Take a Hit on Its Greed in November?

After a year of news about outrageous drug price hikes, a ballot measure in California aims to help control the cost of prescription medications. Not surprisingly, pharmaceutical companies are working hard to defeat it.

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Aetna Shows Why We Need a Single-Payer System

The decision by the giant insurer to bail out from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans provides the best argument for changing our approach to health care in America.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE



Californians to Experience a 13 Percent Obamacare Price Hike in 2017

Wasn’t the Affordable Care Act meant to make health care ... affordable?

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE


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Politicon 2016: Sarah Palin Hails the Rise of ‘Golden Wrecking Ball’ Donald Trump (Video)

Palin knows the publicity game, and she knows how to work the spotlight to her political advantage. Sound familiar?

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Establishment Democrats Fight to Defeat Medicare-for-All Ballot Measure in Colorado

Pro-Clinton Democrats have joined Big Pharma and state Republicans in an effort to defeat a first-in-the-nation ballot measure calling for a statewide single-payer health care plan.

Posted on May 23, 2016 READ MORE


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Republican Donors and Anti-Obamacare Lobbyists to Host Democrats’ Nominating Convention

Lobbyists and corporate executives working to undermine Obamacare and net neutrality will welcome Democrats to the July convention.

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‘We Need Fundamental Changes’: U.S. Doctors Call for Universal Healthcare

More than 2,000 American physicians say the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go far enough and are calling for a single-payer system similar to Canada’s.

Posted on May 6, 2016 READ MORE



14 Races to Go: Sanders Set on ‘Transforming a Nation’

“The people in every state in this country should have the right to determine who they want as president and what the agenda of the Democratic Party should be.”

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE



The Best Reporting on Ted Cruz Through the Years

A look back at Ted Cruz’s career as seen through accountability stories and other in-depth reports.

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 READ MORE



Empty Supreme Court Seat Could Sow a Whirlwind of Confusion

Antonin Scalia’s death has left an even number of justices on the bench. Now, a potential tie vote in a challenge to an Obamacare mandate highlights the trouble that could result.

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 READ MORE



Clinton Health Care Hit Backfires as Evidence Shows Sanders Literally Right Behind Her

“Where was he when I was trying to get health care in ’93 and ’94?” ... Yeah, the photograph kind of says it all.

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For Many Millennials, Turning 26 Means Losing Access to Health Care

Many young Americans who are either approaching or have passed the cutoff date for coverage under their parents’ health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act are wondering what they will do if they get sick and can’t find affordable coverage.

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 READ MORE



10 Reasons Marco Rubio Is No Moderate (Video)

The Florida senator is being positioned as a moderate alternative to Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. Baloney.

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 READ MORE



Why ‘Berniecare’ Has Legs

Achieving Medicare for all won’t be easy, and the Wall Street-backed medical industry will fight it every step of the way, but don’t count Sanders’ health care plan out just yet.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 READ MORE



After Antonin Scalia’s Death, What’s Next for the Supreme Court?

In addition to causing stalemates on cases in progress, the justice’s passing is likely to unleash a pitched battle to name his successor and generate a key issue in the fight for the presidency. Updated

Posted on Feb 13, 2016 READ MORE



Liveblog: The Sixth Democratic Debate:  ‘Let Us Level With the American People’

Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off Thursday’s Democratic debate in Milwaukee with a few familiar lines from his campaign-trail greatest hits before getting down to business with a series of fiery salvos targeting his rival, Hillary Clinton. She was ready for him.

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Key Members of Hillary Clinton Team Lobbied Against Bills She Now Touts as National Accomplishments

On the presidential campaign trail, the candidate has been hailing Obamacare and the Dodd-Frank Act, a measure aimed at Wall Street corruption. Yet she has infused her staff with former lobbyists and consultants who did all they could to block the two reforms.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE



The Supreme Court Approaches Judgment Day

With a bench containing three octogenarians, the next president will have a historic opportunity to reshape the court. At stake: five pivotal legal and social issues.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE



Five Reasons Ted Cruz Is Even More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

Both men would be disasters for America, but Cruz would be the larger disaster.

Posted on Jan 24, 2016 READ MORE


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