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When a Study Cast Doubt on a Heart Pill, the Drug Company Turned to Tom Price

January 30th, 2017  |  Source: PS Magazine

After hearing from a company whose CEO was a campaign contributor, a congressional aide to Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services nominee repeatedly pushed a federal agency to remove a critical study from its website.


Retooled VOA set to be Trump-run US state media network

January 27th, 2017  |  Source: msnbc.com

Rachel Maddow reports on how a restructuring of the Voice Of American broadcast network means that Donald Trump has the unique opportunity to staff a state-run media operation broadcasting inside the United States. 

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/retooled-voa-set-to-be-trump-ru...


Robert Reich explains how the GOP is playing Trump until they can dump him

January 23rd, 2017  |  Source: Raw Story

Writing on Facebook, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich relayed a conversation with a former GOP member of Congress who claims current members of the House are playing along with President Donald Trump for now but will dump him at the first possible moment.


CBO Predicts 18 Million Uninsured In First Year After Obamacare Repeal And Delay

January 17th, 2017  |  Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obamacare-repe...

And that’s just the short-term effects.

The Congressional Budget Office just issued a report on the likely effects of a Republican effort to repeal Obamacare immediately but keep some elements of the coverage expansion in place for two years.


Trump Moves Closer To Gutting Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Watchdog

January 13th, 2017  |  Source: HuffPo

So much for economic populism.

Big business and congressional Republicans salivate at the idea of gutting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Now, President-elect Donald Trump is moving toward what they’ve long wanted: a weak agency that sides with financial predators over consumers.


Despair and Hope in Trump’s America

January 9th, 2017  |  Source: The Atlantic

Americans are optimistic about the communities they live in—but not their nation. Why?


Among Top Killers of Americans, Guns Are the Least Researched

January 4th, 2017  |  Source: PS Magazine

Quantifying the government’s reluctance to fund science studying guns.


KLEPTOCRACY NOW!

January 3rd, 2017  |  Source: MTV.com

IS ANYONE GOING TO STOP TRUMP FROM USING THE COUNTRY AS A GIANT ATM? PROBABLY NOT.

There isn’t another face of Donald Trump waiting in the wings, a sober and diligent version of him, chastened by the weight of the responsibility he now bears. Candidate Trump is President Trump, and there’s every indication that he’s going to run his administration in the same haphazard and careless manner with which he ran his campaign.


How Many Americans Are Behind Bars for No Good Reason?

December 21st, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

Lots, according to a new report.


America’s Big Part-Time Problem

December 8th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

The economic recovery continues, but many workers still can’t find full-time work.

In November, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent, the lowest its been on record since the recession—yet another indicator that the United States’ economy is slowly but surely continuing to recover.




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