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  • Federal judge in Texas rules all of Obamacare to be unconstitutional December 15, 2018
    Even conservative legal analysts called the ruling "insane." In a ruling that was quickly dubbed as "insane" by critics, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the entirety of the Affordable Care Act — also known as "Obamacare" — was unconstitutional.It appears the law will still technically be in place while the case goes through […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • 'Don't fool yourselves': Conservative writer speaks hard truths to the GOP — warning Trump's legal jeopardy is all too real December 15, 2018
    He knocks down the weak arguments that Trump's defenders have used. Many conservatives have completely abandoned the Republican Party after the rise of President Donald Trump, and some have even embraced the Democratic Party and called for the GOP to face a devastating defeat at the ballot box.David French, though a long-time critic of the […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Here are the signs that Trump's support among key Republicans may finally be cracking December 14, 2018
    With the bad news mounting for Trump, even some Senate Republicans show signs of weariness. The past few weeks have been brutal for President Donald Trump, with Russia revelations continuing apace and federal investigators closing in on his associates as they implicate him in illegal payoff schemes.Until now, Trump has been able to rely on […]
    Matthew Chapman, AlterNet
  • Paul Krugman argues that the GOP's massive tax cut is revealing itself to be a disappointing failure December 14, 2018
    "[It] does look as if Trumpophoria is fading..." While President Donald Trump's personal scandals and the ever-increasing number of criminal investigations arrayed against him dominate the news, the stock market has faced extremely tumultuous headwinds, wildly rising and falling, often by hundreds of points, each day. Though, as always, this reflects countless factors, economist Paul […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Here are the top 10 reasons I don't believe in God December 14, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '670129'; Click here for reuse options! "Does God exist?" is a valid and relevant question. Here are my top reasons why the answer is a resounding, "No." The following is an excerpt from Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godlessby Greta Christina. […]
    Greta Christina, AlterNet
  • Mick Mulvaney to serve as Trump's new chief of staff — but it appears to be a temporary job December 14, 2018
    Trump announced last week that John Kelly would be leaving. President Donald Trump's search for a new chief of staff is over — at least for a little bit.He announced on Twitter Friday that he has picked Mick Mulvaney, his current director for the Office of Management and Budget, to serve in the role he […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Convicted Trump aide George Papadopoulos already under FBI investigation again immediately after release from prison: report December 14, 2018
    Trump's former "coffee boy" can't seem to keep himself out of trouble. George Papadopoulos, the foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign whose contacts with a foreign professor about Russian involvement in the election and subsequent comments to an Australian diplomat led to the FBI's initial investigation into links between the Trump campaign and […]
    Matthew Chapman, AlterNet
  • Watergate prosecutor argues this week was a 'turning point' in Trump's presidency as momentum mounts against him December 14, 2018
    She linked it to key moments in the case against President Richard Nixon. As new revelations and evidence emerge relating to the mounting investigations against President Donald Trump, a former prosecutor from the Watergate era is seeing close parallels to the case that brought down President Richard Nixon."This feels very much like a turning point […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • A top GOP senator said he didn't care if Trump committed crimes — now he's changed his mind December 14, 2018
    His previous statement was a stunning affront to the rule of law. After receiving a barrage of negative publicity this week for comments he made to CNN’s Manu Raju about President Donald Trump's hush money payments, outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has issued an official retraction and admitted that the statements were “irresponsible.”When Raju asked […]
    Alex Henderson, AlterNet
  • Robert Mueller's team fires back at Michael Flynn's attacks on the FBI December 14, 2018
    It's not clear why Flynn's lawyers took such an aggressive stance. Despite the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office gave him a virtually glowing sentencing recommendation — praising him for his cooperation and suggesting that zero days in prison would be acceptable — Michael Flynn's lawyers decided to attack the FBI agents who caught […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet