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President Trump, Republicans in Congress Face Stunning Defeat on Healthcare

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – President Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress suffered a stunning political defeat on Friday when House leaders withdrew legislation to repeal Obamacare and replace it with Trumpcare, when it became obvious they did not have the votes to pass the so-called American…

President Trump’s Liar-in-Chief Shock and Awe Continues

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – President Donald J. Trump continues to shock and awe the country and the world with his gall and pure balderdash as he spoke to both houses of Congress on Tuesday night in a prime time speech like nothing anyone has ever seen in…

Republican Congress Moves to Privatize Public Land

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Editor-in-Chief – We hate to say we told you so. But it is what it is. Donald J. Trump has not even been inaugurated president yet and the privatization of public land has already begun. On the very day we published a…

Republican Congress Remains the Lowest Rated Institution in American Society

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…So Why Do They Keep Geting Reelected? – By Jeffrey M. Jones – PRINCETON, N.J. — Americans’ confidence in most major U.S. institutions remains well below the historical average, especially the Republican Congress, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. “Congress is the institution in…

EPA Report Says Hydraulic Fracturing Operations ‘Could’ Impact Drinking Water

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency issued a mixed report Thursday on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” for methane gas on drinking water. The agency’s draft assessment, put together at the behest of Congress, shows that while hydraulic…

President Obama’s Job Approval Rating Hits 50 Percent

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Less than a week after President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a new Republican-dominated Congress, his job approval rating reached 50 percent in Gallup’s daily tracking poll, the first time since June 2013. Three months ago, in…

Obama Administration Proposes Further Wilderness Protections for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Recommends Largest Ever Wilderness Designation to Protect Pristine Habitat – WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama’s administration moved this week to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, widely considered one of the most spectacular and remote areas in the world. The Department of the Interior is…

The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are zeroing in on inequality as America’s fundamental economic problem. Bush’s new Political Action Committee, called “The Right to Rise,” declares “the income gap is real” but that “only conservative principles can solve it.” Mitt Romney likewise promised…

Why Wages Won’t Rise

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Jobs are coming back, but pay isn’t. The median wage is still below where it was before the Great Recession. Last month, average pay actually fell. What’s going on? It used to be that as unemployment dropped, employers had to pay more to…

President Obama Announces Restoration of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – In a historic announcement guaranteed to draw howls from conservative Republicans on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama announced an agreement on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and called for an end to the Cold War economic embargo that has been…

Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern on the Torture Report

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…EDITOR’S NOTE: On Monday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. we will be talking with former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern about the US Senate’s report on torture. In 2006, McGovern returned his CIA medal to former House Intelligence Committee chair Pete Hoekstra, a Republican from Michigan – see…

Where is Jeb Bush and What Does He Think of Torture?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Where oh where is Jeb Bush and what is his position on the torture ordered by his brother? As the media across the world continues to cover the story about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report just…

The Choice of the Century

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – The President blames himself for the Democrat’s big losses Election Day. “We have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is that we’re trying to do and why this is the right direction,” he said Sunday. In…

Suicide in Alaska and the Republican Empathy Deficit Disorder

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska’s Republican Congressman Don Young said suicide didn’t exist in Alaska before “government largesse” gave residents an entitlement mentality. “When people had to work and had to provide and had to keep…