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Trump administration ends Michelle Obama program to educate girls and lift them out of...

In 2015, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama launched the “Let Girls Learn” program to help find educational opportunities for the 98 million girls worldwide who are not in school.  From US Aid’s description of the program: This...
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Priebus says Trump administration has ‘looked at’ First Amendment changes to protect Trump

Via Josh Marshall, here's White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus casually acknowledging during a Sunday Show interview that the current administration has been considering constitutional changes ...

New news? On MSNBC Gen. Barry McCaffrey says Flynn fired by Obama due to...

I tuned on MSNBC just in time to hear Gen. Barry McCaffrey, the retired four star general who is a frequent contributor on the cable station, say that the reason he thought Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was forced out from his previous job with the Obama...

Trump appoints woman who believes abortion causes breast cancer to top post at HHS

Here we go again. Pretty much all of Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments are troubling and problematic so it’s hard to know where exactly to start with this one. On Friday, he announced that he will be appointing Charmaine Yoest as the assistant...

Trump’s got nothing except this one thing

Michael Grunwald's item about Trump's dog and pony show Executive Orders is a good read. Anybody who has read any of the text of Trump's orders knows they don't amount to much more than 'get me a report' or 'rename this office.' There's even the 'do...

Trump says he’s ‘absolutely’ considering proposals to dissolve court blocking his executive orders

Donald Trump's so-called "travel ban" barring Muslim visitors and refugees from entering the country has been blocked by several courts. Because Donald Trump is (1) incompetent, (2) an idiot, and (3) under the impression our nation should grant him...
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Jason Chaffetz is taking a break from Congress thanks to a conveniently timed medical...

Hard on the heels of announcing that he’s not running again in 2018 and may even resign before then, House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz is taking three or four weeks off from his duties to have foot surgery. “Almost 12 years ago, I shattered...
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Chomsky doubles down on statement that the Republican Party is most dangerous group in...

This past May, while candidate Donald Trump was running over Republicans and we all were relatively unaware of the impending nightmare that would be November 8, 2016, Noam Chomsky was interviewed on Democracy Now! by Amy Goodman. He made this...

Watch Republican Tom MacArthur literally run away from questions concerning his healthcare amendment

New Jersey Republican Representative Tom MacArthur is hearing all kinds of questions today after it came to light that the “amendment” he authored to do away with the Affordable Care Act would exempt him and his staff—who would still be guaranteed...

Historians agree: In his first 100 days, Trump excels at being ‘an utter failure’

If you have been marveling at the total incompetence of our 45th pr*sident and wondered if Donald Trump was really that bad or your viewpoint was just a product of your hatred for him, rest assured that you are not alone. Your perhaps biased...

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