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US Politics & Gov't

Sean Spicer Feeling Relieved After Resignation as White House Press Secretary
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sean Spicer, actress Melissa McCarthy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary, Anthony Scaramucci, SNL, resigns )

Dandelion
- 13 hours ago - cnn.com
The resignation marked the end of one of the most tumultuous tenures for a White House press secretary one that saw Spicer repeatedly undermined in his role as the White House public facing spokesman by the Presidents own public statements and tweets.
Pentagon Says Weapon Systems Will Cost Taxpayers $1.89 Trillion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, defense, spending, government budget )

Freya
- 1 day ago - msn.com
Spending on major weapon systems - including the F35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Navy's Ford-class nuclear aircraft carriers - is on a steadily rising trajectory, posing huge funding challenges for the Trump administration and Congress.
During 'Made in America Week,' President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club Applies to Hire 70 Foreign Workers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, workers, labor, employment, Florida, hypocrisy )

Freya
- 1 day ago - msn.com
President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in FL has asked permission to hire 70 foreign workers this fall, attesting - in the middle of the White House's "Made in America Week" - that it cannot find qualified Americans to serve as cooks, waiters and the like.
Sean Spicer Finally Calls It Quits After 6 Months Of Humiliations
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, press secretary, resignations )

Freya
- 16 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Somebody pinch me! Is this really happening?
"Inclusive Capitalism," Nancy Pelosi, and the Dying Planet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, propaganda, lies, government, corruption, dishonesty, congress, democrats, economy, abuse, money, corporate, finance, investments )

Wilde
- 15 hours ago - counterpunch.org
A recent poll finds that just 37% of Americans think that the Democratic Party "stands for something." Fifty two percent say it's about nothing more than opposing Trump.It stands for something class rule and environmental ruin called capitalism
CBO: ObamaCare Repeal Without Replace Would Cost 32 Million Insurance
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, healthcare, republicans, ObamaCare )

Wayne
- 17 hours ago - thehill.com
Repealing ObamaCare without a replacement would result in 32 million people losing their insurance in the next 10 years. Average premiums would increase by about 25 percent in 2018 alone. The increase would reach about 50 percent in 2020, 100% by 2026.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Replace Sean Spicer as White House Press Secretary
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci, White House press secretary, Spicer quits, Trump )

Philippa
- 17 hours ago - msn.com
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, DAPL, Standing Rock, NoDAPL, Federal court, justice, Army Corps of Engineers, violation of law, fishing rights, hunting rights, environmental justice, Trump, decisions, environmental impact assessment, lacking, Judge James Boasberg )

Evelyn
- 7 hours ago - theindigenousamericans.com
"[the Corps] did not adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice, or the degree to which the pipeline's effects are likely to be highly controversial" Court requested additional briefing
Spicer Out, A New Liar-in-Cheif In!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, ethics, corruption, propaganda, Trump, republicans, lies )

Mitchell
- 14 hours ago - npr.org
The new communications director at the W.H. says that Trump has been doing "An amazing job," ...and the fun goes on!
US Bans Travel to North Korea After Warmbier Death
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, North Korea, travel ban, Warmbier death )

Philippa
- 16 hours ago - msn.com
The United States will bar Americans from travelling to North Korea in the coming weeks, two travel agencies said Friday, a month after a US tourist, student Otto Warmbier, died following his imprisonment by Pyongyang.
A Despot in Disguise: One Man's Mission to Rip Up Democracy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, Koch brothers, propaganda )

Kathy
- 4 hours ago - theguardian.com
It's the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. To read Nancy MacLean's new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America, is to see what was previously invisible.
Republicans Can Not Govern!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: propaganda, government, dishonesty, corruption, cover-up, congress, republicans )

Mitchell
- 41 minutes ago - nytimes.com
David Brooks delineates some good points about the GOP's abysmal record, but.... Please see first comment.
5 Reasons Why Extraordinary Presidential Powers Make It Very Difficult to Nail Trump, His Family or His Team
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, corruption, investigations, nepotism )

Freya
- 26 minutes ago - alternet.org
Pardon power and absolute lack of morals make for a toxic, lawless cocktail.
   

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