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Barr Ends Hearing By Insulting Mueller and His Entire Career

Barr Ends Hearing By Insulting Mueller and His Entire Career
Attorney General Bill Barr imploded under pressure in the final moments of his Wednesday hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, pettily lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller — whose career and credentials Barr sought to diminish.
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Trump’s New Interior Secretary Under Investigation After Just 4 Days

 Trump’s New Interior Secretary Under Investigation After Just 4 Days
In what has to be some sort of record, Trump’s new Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, is facing an ethics investigation a mere 96 hours after he was confirmed for the job.
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Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax.

Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax.
A bill supported by Democrats and Republicans would make permanent a program that bars the IRS from ever developing its own online tax filing service.
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Trump gets lifetime court appointment for a young, inexperienced bigot

Trump gets lifetime court appointment for a young, inexperienced bigot
At just 36 years old, it is entirely conceivable Allison Rushing will spend the next 40+ years of her life using the courts to impose her ultra-conservative and bigoted views.
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Democrats Face Ridicule and Ire for Letting GOP Ram Through Six More Right-Wing Judges

Democrats Face Ridicule and Ire for Letting GOP Ram Through Six More Right-Wing Judges
"The ability of Senate Democrats to keep making the same strategic error over and over again is, in its own way, quite impressive."
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When a Brain Surgeon Becomes a Malpractice Lawyer

When a Brain Surgeon Becomes a Malpractice Lawyer
The line drive ripped off the hitter’s bat and rocketed into the right hand of Dr. Lawrence Schlachter, shattering bones and ending his career as a neurosurgeon. The Atlanta doctor, then 52, turned to an unusual place for a new challenge: Law school. He became, of all things, a medical malpractice attorney. Schlachter has been practicing law for a dozen years and says he sees the medical world differently than he did from the operating room. Now it is from the perspective of patients, who too often suffer infections and injuries while undergoing medical care and then are unable to get answers from doctors and medical officials.
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5 Ways We're Getting Screwed by Privatization

5 Ways We're Getting Screwed by Privatization
The Project on Government Oversight found that in 33 of 35 cases the federal government spent more on private contractors than on public employees for the same services. The authors of the report summarized, "Our findings were shocking."
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Self-Destruction by a Thousand Cuts

Self-Destruction by a Thousand Cuts
America is gradually, but unrelentingly, destroying part of itself. The facts to support this are well-documented, told in many ways from past to present.
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New State Dept Top Energy Diplomat Amos Hochstein a Former Marathon Oil Lobbyist

New State Dept Top Energy Diplomat Amos Hochstein a Former Marathon Oil Lobbyist
The U.S. State Department recently announced that Amos Hochstein, currently the special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, will take over as the State Department's top international energy diplomat.
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Ted Cruz Against a Free and Open Internet: 'Net Neutrality Like Obamacare for the Internet!'

Ted Cruz Against a Free and Open Internet: 'Net Neutrality Like Obamacare for the Internet!'
Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Ted Cruz has come out against Net Neutrality, comparing it to Obamacare. With a Republican controlled Congress, what could they do to back major corporations like AT&T and Verizon and stop the FCC from preserving net neutrality?
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Matt Binder
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