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  1. "Your Silence and Amnesia Is Complicity": Booker Blasts Nielsen for "Shithole" Memory Failure
    Jon Queally, staff writer
    "Your silence and your amnesia is complicity," Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during an exchange while she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
  2. Targeting 'Inner Circle,' Mueller Subpoenas Ousted Trump Strategist Steve Bannon
    Jake Johnson, staff writer
    While former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon—fresh off his ouster from Breitbart News—was being interviewed behind closed doors by the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed Bannon last week to testify before a grand jury, a decision some viewed as another sign that the Trump-Russia probe is intensifying.
  3. LGBTQ Groups Slam Trump Education Dept for Refusing to Protect Rights of Transgender Students
    Julia Conley, staff writer
    LGBTQ advocacy groups are saying that the Trump administration's dismissal of discrimination cases filed by transgender students flies in the face of several court cases—not just Obama-era guidance that the administration revoked.
  4. DHS Secretary Testifies She Has Bad Memory When It Comes to "Tough Language" Trump Used
    Jon Queally, staff writer
    During a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified that President Donald Trump and others used "strong language" during a closed-door meeting in the Oval Office last week but couldn't recall exactly what that language was and said she did not hear the president refer to African nations as "shithole countries."
  5. 'Presidency for Sale': Report Details Big-Buck Spending by Influence Seekers at Trump Properties
    Jessica Corbett, staff writer
    President Donald Trump's first year in office has been a "year of unprecedented conflicts of interest," according to a new report that documents how dozens of political candidates, foreign governments, interest groups, and other private entities have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at the president's properties since his inauguration.
    Mar-a-Lago
  6. 'Only Hours Left' to Stop Senate From Giving Trump Expanded Warrantless Spying Power
    Jake Johnson, staff writer
    With the Senate set to cast its first votes on a bill that reauthorizes and expands the government's already vast warrantless spying program in a matter of hours, civil libertarians on Tuesday launched a last-ditch effort to rally opposition to the legislation and demand that lawmakers protect Americans' constitutional right to privacy.
  7. Amid Relentless Trump-GOP Attack on Healthcare System, 3 Million People Lost Insurance in 2017
    Julia Conley, staff writer
    The Trump administration's repeated threats to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) appear to have contributed in 2017 to the largest single-year jump in the uninsured rate since the law was implemented.
  8. Very Unpopular Trump Reportedly Thinks Extremely Popular Sanders Would Be 'Easy to Beat' in 2020
    Jessica Corbett, staff writer
    In spite of his record low approval ratings and a series of polls that peg him as the loser in the next presidential race, President Donald Trump reportedly believes that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—who is seen as a top challenger to Trump in 2020 and currently the most popular politician in the country—is not "a serious threat and would be easy to beat."
    Sanders and Trump
  9. After Living in US for 30 Years, Man Being Ripped from Family's Arms Latest Look at Trump's America
    Jon Queally, staff writer
    As the brutal attack on immigrant families and communities by President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress continues, the video of a husband and father being ripped from the arms of his wife and two teenage kids and deported this week offers the last up-close and personal example of what the GOP's cruel and far-reaching policies look like in practice."If Jorge isn't safe, no one is safe."
  10. 'Pressure Is Working': Senate Just One GOP Vote Away From Passing Bill to Save Net Neutrality
    Jake Johnson, staff writer
    Open internet defenders are calling on Americans to continue "melting the phonelines" of their representatives following news on Monday that legislation aimed at overruling the Republican-controlled FCC's order to kill net neutrality is just one Republican vote shy of the 51 needed for passage.
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