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The Kochs vs Trump - Who Will Win On Healthcare?

The fight to repeal and replace Obamacare is rapidly becoming a battle between factions of oligarchs.

So who will win - the Koch brothers faction that hates the Republican healthcare plan?

Or the Trump-Mercer faction that supports it?

As it stands right now, the Republican plan to replace Obamacare still doesn't have enough support to make it through a House vote.

Is Amazon the #1 Threat To Jobs?

The conventional wisdom is that outsourcing to places like China is the biggest threat to American jobs.

And while that's definitely true, there's a new threat on the horizon.

As it expands out from its online bookstore roots, Amazon has approached virtual monopoly status - and regular retailers are paying the price.

Will Gorsuch's Ties To Billionaire Phillip Anschutz Sink His Nomination?

As the confirmation hearings begin for Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch, new questions are being raised about his ties to a shadowy right-wing billionaire.

Will they sink his nomination?

Or will the oligarchs get another handpicked Supreme Court justice?

How Republicans Quietly Sabotaged Obamacare Long Before Trump Came into Office

Donald Trump suggested that the Affordable Care Act was a clever ruse by our first black president and his Democratic friends to have a successful health-care system in place for his own presidency, but was set up to fail in the first year of the next president's term.

GOP Makes America Cruel Again

Donald Trump has officially unveiled his first budget plan.

He's calling it the "America First" budget - but a better name for would probably be "Oligarchs First" - because they're the only people who get anything out of it.

The rest of America gets hit hard - and I mean really hard.

Republicans Already Started Defunding Obamacare Long Before Trump Came into Office

Donald Trump suggested that the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) was a clever ruse by our first Black president and his Democratic friends to have a successful health-care system in place for his own presidency, but one that was set up to fail in the first year of the next president's term.

Is Breitbart Setting Off A GOP Civil War?

For now, at least, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump are on the same page when it comes to passing the Republicans' god-awful tax-cut-for-the-rich disguised as a healthcare plan.

But the peace treaty between the Speaker and the President won't last forever - especially if the Breitbart bubble keeps on growing.

Do Republicans Understand the Point of Healthcare?

The Congressional Budget Office has finally come out with its big analysis of the Republican Party's plan to replace Obamacare, and surprise, surprise, a lot people are going to lose their health insurance if this thing becomes the law - 24 million of them in fact.

Right-Wing Billionaires Have a Project to Rewrite Our Constitution, and They Are Shockingly Close to Pulling It Off


Imagine if the U.S. Constitution barred the EPA and Department of Education from existing. All union protections are dead, there are no more federal workplace safety standards, and even child-labor laws are struck down, along with a national minimum wage.

Pruitt Doesn't Know Carbon Dioxide Causes Climate Change!

Scott Pruitt is turning the EPA into a propaganda arm of the fossil fuel industry.

He's already staffed the agency with climate change deniers - and now he's started repeating Big Oil's lies live on television.

Should Trump have control of the nuclear football?

Earlier this week Donald Trump sent out a tweet blasting former President Obama for releasing from Guantanamo Bay 122 detainees who've since returned to combat.

The Trump Crackdown Begins


Donald Trump’s new Muslim ban has finally arrived.

The President issued his latest attempt to stop immigration from six majority-Muslim nations to the United States Monday, one month after the original version was blocked by a federal court.

The ban goes into effect on March 16.

Has Right-Wing Hate Radio Damaged Trump's Brain?

After Donald Trump sent a series of tweets Saturday morning accusing former President Obama of - as he put it - "having his wires tapped" - most Americans were left dumbfounded.

Should Mike Pence be thrown in prison?

If the Republican Party ever had any sense of shame, those days vanished a long, long time ago.

According to a report out last week in the Indy Star, Vice President Mike Pence used - you guessed it - a private email account when he was governor of Indiana.

Jeff Sessions...In Deep Trouble?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any investigation into alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.

The "Catastrophic" Climate Change Probability You'll Want To Know


As Donald Trump sends mixed messages about whether the U.S. will actually withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords, researchers at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have come to a shocking conclusion about climate change.

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