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Robert Reich: Morality and the Common Good Must Be at Center of Fighting Trump's Economic Agenda 20.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump made a promise to the American people: There would be no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Well, the promise has not been kept. Under his new budget, President Trump proposes a massive increase in Pentagon spending while cutting funding for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Trump's budget would also slash or completely eliminate core anti-poverty programs that form the heart of the US social safety net, from childhood nutrition to care for the elderly and job training. This comes after President Trump and Republican lawmakers pushed through a $1.5 trillion tax cut that overwhelmingly favors the richest Americans, including President Trump and his own family. We speak to Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Bill Clinton. He is now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book, out today, is titled The Common Good. TRANSCRIPT JUAN GONZÁLEZ: As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump made a ...
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Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys 20.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Donald Trump supports a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases, the White House said, as pressure mounts on Trump to take action after 17 students and teachers were killed in last week's shooting at a Florida high school.
‘China quietly holding talks with Baloch militants for CPEC’ 20.2.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Pakistani officials have welcomed the talks between Baluch rebels and Chinese envoys, even if they do not know the details of what has been discussed.
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AP Exclusive: Key EU banker accused of bribery, Russia ties 19.2.2018 AP Business
LONDON (AP) -- Latvia's top banking official explained the "rules of the game" for successful banking in the small European country. His sidekick sat the owner of Norvik bank down, scribbling the sum on a piece of paper: 100,000 euros ($125,000) a month....
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How Trump's Medicaid Restrictions Will Stop People From Voting 19.2.2018
(Photo: Andrew Cline / This article was published by The Trump administration released its fiscal year 2019 budget, and it doubles down on what the administration has already been doing to undermine Medicaid -- including more than $300 billion in cuts to the program and a call to take health insurance from those who can't find a job. Last month, the administration began testing these policies at the state level. On January 11th, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) announced that states can now compel low-income people who rely on Medicaid to meet "work and community engagement requirements" in order to keep their health insurance. Within a day of making this announcement, CMS approved Kentucky's plan to implement such requirements. The plan strips Medicaid coverage from most adults who fail to comply, including those who do not complete paperwork on time or report "changes in circumstances" quickly enough. All told, Gov. Matt Bevin's office estimates ...
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Trump to talk about 'school safety,' but will he mention guns? 19.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The president has meetings scheduled with students and teachers centered on safety after the latest mass shooting at a high school in Florida. But so far, he has avoided addressing guns.
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Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip 18.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Trump said on Twitter: "This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!"
A Crisis in Intelligence: Unthinkable Consequences of Outsourcing U.S. Intel (Part 3) 18.2.2018
Privatized intelligence operations have become a favored practice of the U.S. and other Western governments, but the tactics of so-called spies for hire are often unethical and possibly illegal, explains George Eliason. By George Eliason Decades ago, philosopher Marshall McLuhan…Read more →
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Playboy Playmate sex scandal proves just another day in the Trump presidency 17.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Most politicians would have been swallowed up in scandal after new details emerged Friday of an alleged affair — with a Playboy Playmate, no less — that occurred the same weekend of a reported dalliance with a porn star.

Not Donald Trump.

In eight pages of handwritten notes published by the New...

Chief of staff Kelly wants new White House security clearance rules 17.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
John Kelly's memo follows criticisms that lax clearance procedures allowed an aide accused of domestic violence to remain on job.
Disability Activists Crash Congress to Stop a Bill That Would Undermine Their Civil Rights 16.2.2018
The civil rights of disabled people came under attack Thursday as Congress made it more difficult to sue businesses that are inaccessible to people with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Although dozens of activists showed up to loudly voice their protest, the House passed HR 620, weakening the 28-year-old law. Now activists are vowing to take their fight to the Senate. Harriotte Ranvig, 71, of Somerville Mass., is escorted out of the House chamber on February 15, 2018, after she and a group of protesters disrupted the vote on The ADA Education and Reform Act on which makes it harder for disabled people to sue for discrimination. The aim of the legislation is to curb dishonest lawsuits. (Photo: Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call) Support your favorite writers by making sure we can keep publishing them! Make a donation to Truthout to ensure independent journalism survives. Anita Cameron remembers the  Capitol Crawl  like it was yesterday. It was the spring of 1990, and Congress was ...
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The Daily 202: Immigration failure shows the ideologues are ascendant in the Trump White House 16.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The president has lurched right this week on immigration, entitlements, guns, infrastructure and even Russia.
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After massacre, politicians step up to the mental health punching bag again 16.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Research confirms that mental health and mass shootings are not well linked, but who's going to check when the wagons are circled and the weaponry of blaming mental illness is drawn?
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The Finance 202: Gas tax divides Republicans 15.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But it's one way of paying for the infrastructure package.
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The Daily 202: A pragmatic Bernie Sanders seeks an immigration compromise to protect ‘dreamers’ 14.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Democrats resist Trump’s efforts to drive a wedge between them, reflecting how much the party has evolved on the issue over the past decade.
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The Health 202: Planned Parenthood goes on the offensive 14.2.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: Planned Parenthood goes on the offensive
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Three of the top Democrats in the governor's race vow to make California — and Sacramento — more diverse 14.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Eight takeaways from the budget proposal 13.2.2018 Washington Post
Many of the ideas are dead on arrival, but the blueprint speaks volumes about President Trump’s values — and contradicts many promises he made as a candidate.
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Trump administration wants to decide what food SNAP recipients will get 13.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The proposed changes to food stamps, now called SNAP, would be drastic: About half the benefits would be boxed-up, nonperishable foods. Recipients would lose a lot of their ability to pick their food.
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Why Aren't Black Voters Rewarded by the Party That Depends on Them to Win Elections? 12.2.2018
If progressive Americans, voters, activists and politicians are serious about giving more than verbal acknowledgement to Black voters for protecting the country from extremism, then they must proactively take actions to protect Black voters, especially poor ones. Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones takes a picture with voters outside of a polling station at the Bessemer Civic Center on December 12, 2017, in Bessemer, Alabama. (Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) Thanks to reader support, Truthout can deliver the news seven days a week, 365 days a year. Keep independent journalism going strong: Make a tax-deductible donation right now. At his  State of the Union  address last Tuesday, President Trump sent out a clarion call that portends where he will set his legislative sights next. "We can lift our citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity," Trump insisted. Translation: Expect cuts in the social safety net. As the path of the Republican tax ...
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