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Trump Aides Are Worried About What He’ll Do Next as His Frustration with the Russia Probe Reaches New Heights: Report

A new report from the Washington Post finds that James Comey's book tour has not sat well with the president. Some of President Donald Trump's own aides are “anxious” and worried about his recent insistence the Hillary Clinton, Andrew McCabe and James Comey should face criminal charges, according to a new report from theWashington Post. …

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Ryan puts thumb on scale for McCarthy (the guy who thinks Putin pays Trump) as next House speaker

The Republican civil war has yet another front: the fight for who’s going to be the next House Republican leader, and whether now-Speaker Paul Ryan finishes out his term before handing over the gavel. It looks like Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is trying to maneuver the lame duck Ryan out sooner rather than later, while …

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I Gave Up Twitter for Lent: You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

Click here for reuse options! Life without social media can change your perspective. I gave up Twitter for Lent. For the last two Lents, actually: 2017 and 2018. I spoke with some journalist friends before Ash Wednesday, and their response was overwhelmingly: “You can’t give up Twitter.” Well, it turns out I can give up Twitter, because I did. …

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Thousands of teachers and staff on strike across Oklahoma and Kentucky, Arizona might be next

Schools shut down on Monday as thousands of teachers and staff in Oklahoma walked out to protest the low wages, benefit cuts and lack of school funding. Leading up to the planned strike, Oklahoma educators gave lawmakers an opportunity to pass a bill that met their demands, but could only come up with a $ …

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‘It’s Our Time and We Know What to Do’: Activists Plan Next Steps After March For Our Lives

First, they marched. Now, they vote. Joaquin Oliver loved basketball. So much so, family friend Carol L. Chenkin told AlterNet, that his father, despite not being a huge sports fan, became his team’s coach as a way to bond with his son. On February 14, Joaquin was among the 17 people killed in the mass shooting …

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The Next Recession Could Strike at the Worst Possible Time for Republicans

Analysts are predicting a downturn before the 2020 elections. When President Donald Trump runs for re-election in 2020, as he has expressed plans to do, the United States could be embarking on a new economic recession, multiple economists have warned. As Trump has repeatedly pointed out, by certain measures, the economy, despite occasional downturns such …

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Uranium industry begs Supreme Court to mine next to the Grand Canyon

Leaders in the uranium mining industry are challenging a decision by the Interior Department that placed a 20-year mining ban on one million acres of public land next to the Grand Canyon. Two groups – the American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA) and the National Mining Association – have submitted a new request to the …

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‘Democracy Betrayed’: The Voting Barriers That Must Be Cleared for Progressives to Win in the Next Two Elections

A new book by AlterNet politics writer Steven Rosenfeld exposes the hidden anti-democratic features in our voting system. How steep is the Democrats’ path to regaining political power this fall? What can the 2016 election—and developments since—tell us about what it will take to win in 2018’s midterm elections? There have been some positive signs …

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Puerto Ricans face yet another crisis—with water rationing a possibility as soon as next week

For some Puerto Ricans, five months into the disaster caused by Hurricane Maria,  things seem to be getting worse each day. Many of the island’s residents remain without power and have absolutely no idea when it will be restored. On Thursday, San Juan area residents suffered yet another major blackout after two power plants shut down. …

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NASA’s next great telescope could be delayed again as costs near an $8 billion spending cap

The James Webb Space Telescope is at risk of missing its scheduled launch window next year and could exceed an $ 8 billion budget cap placed on the program in 2011, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office this week. The telescope, planned to be the successor to NASA’s Hubble telescope, was expected …

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