Paul Krugman: Trump clearly despises the very voters who elected him

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the latest iteration of the American Health Care Act will strip 23 million people of their health insurance by 2026, gutting Medicaid and decimating coverage of pre-existing conditions. Then there’s the Trump administration’s newest budget plan, which calls for steep cuts to scores […]

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What is terrorism? What do terrorists want?

Editor’s note: The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack at the Manchester Arena that claimed at least 22 lives and hospitalized 59 more people. One victim was just eight years old. The mayor of Manchester called the attack “an evil act.” Because the media often sensationalizes terrorism and authorities tend to oversimplify it, […]

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Jared Kushner wanted to use Russian embassy to make secure phone calls to Kremlin

This hasn’t been a good week for Jared Kushner. After it was revealed yesterday that the presidential son-in-law was being targeted by the FBI as a “person of interest” in the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Washington Post dropped another shocking revelation today in a report stating that Kushner […]

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Trump administration arrests of noncriminal immigrants up 150 percent

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. For the most part, the Trump campaign was transparent in its xenophobia, playing to the anti-immigrant sentiments of Trump’s base with promises to increase deportations of the undocumented. But on one point, Trump pretended to care about nuance: He would not, he stated on multiple occasions, target undocumented immigrants […]

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GOP strategist admits he colluded with Russian hackers to hurt Hillary Clinton, Democrats

The U.S. intelligence community has long since concluded Russia meddled in the 2016 election, and it was reported shortly after the 2016 presidential election that a GOP superPAC linked to Paul Ryan used illegally hacked material to attack Democratic House candidates. But a bombshell report published on Thursday confirms that Republican political operatives were working with […]

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The alt-right is furious at Trump for his foreign trip

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Trump’s Syria strike, while widely praised in the mainstream media, drew significant backlash from the president’s populist base. Now, five weeks later, Trump’s first foreign trip has ushered in a new wave of criticism from his core group of supporters. One week after the military action, British Infowars vlogger Paul […]

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Yet another video shows U.S.-funded white helmets assisting public-held executions in rebel-held Syria

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Syria Civil Defense, popularly known as the White Helmets, can be seen in a new video assisting in a public execution in a rebel-held town in Syria. It is at least the second such execution video featuring members of the Nobel Prize-nominated group. The White Helmets have received at least […]

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