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Trump’s most recent slur confirms he is a racist

President Donald Trump’s comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries is not revelatory about his views on race. They only confirm what we know. There is not much more to say than what the president said himself. Though President Donald Trump denies he denigrated H...

Kentucky becomes first state to impose Medicaid work provisions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor. The Centers for Medicare and Me...

'No, thanks': Norwegians pooh-pooh Trump's crude invitation to emigrate

Donald Trump on Thursday reportedly tarred African nations, Haiti and El Salvador as “shitholes”, proposing the US instead welcome more immigrants from Norway. The former remarks were widely panned, the latter ridiculed -- all the way to Norway. “Why do we want ...

The World Unites to Denounce Donald Trump's Racist ''S**thole'' Comments

President Donald Trump's remark referring to El Salvador, Haiti and all of the countries in Africa as a "s**thole" is being met, unsurprisingly, with widespread backlash. Trump's remark, made during a Thursday meeting with lawmakers from both parties to discuss overhauling the...

Donald Trump's "Shithole" Comments

Overview Donald Trump’s “Shithole” Comments refer to United States President Donald Trump’s assertion that Haiti, El Salvador and African countries are “shithole countries.” The react...

By the numbers: Medicaid in Pennsylvania

The Trump Administration’s proposal to institute work requirements for Medicaid — government health insurance for the poor — is unlikely to affect Pennsylvania soon. Democratic Gov. Tom Wo...

The House just voted to reauthorize FISA; why is it so controversial?

In 256-164 vote, the House of Representatives voted today to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a controversial law that advocates say is a necessary source of intellig...

House votes to reauthorize controversial FISA surveillance legislation

The US House of Representatives has voted in favor of renewing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), allowing for electronic surveillance of non-Americans amid conflict...

Medicaid

Medicaid is a healthcare program that assists low-income families or individuals in paying for long-term medical and custodial care costs. Medicaid is a joint program, funded primarily by the fed...

Feinstein Publishes Fusion GPS Transcript

Rachel Maddow reports on the release by Senator Diane Feinstein of the transcript of the House Judiciary Committee testimony of Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, the company that commissio...

If NAFTA talks break off, here's what could follow

WASHINGTON — As NAFTA talks enter their most sensitive phase, a fever of speculation has broken out about whether Donald Trump might soon announce his intention to withdraw from NAFTA — and i...

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