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The Scandal That Must Not Be Named

Paul Jacob, “They’ve been burned. They’ve been hammered. They’ve been bludgeoned,” George Washington University law professor Miriam Galston explains to the Washington Post. “They’re trying to survive.” In this heartbreaking discussion during this special time of year, the “they” are the poor, long-suffering folks . . . at the Internal Revenue Service. It is a terrible,

Trump defends $1 trillion budget bill in face of conservative fury

Adam Shaw, President Trump on Tuesday defended the controversial $1 trillion-plus budget deal heading for a vote – as he and congressional Republicans face conservative anger at what critics see as a cave to Democrats on everything from sanctuary cities to funding for Planned Parenthood. “The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and

March for Science rallies take aim at climate change skepticism, proposed budget cuts

March for Science rallies are being help across the country Saturday in response to what organizers and attendees see as increasing attacks on science. “When scientists were told on January 25 to be silent, this rally was conceived,” poet Jane Hirshfield told a rain-soaked crowd at a rally near the Washington Monument, footsteps from the

An aging and Alzheimer’s tsunami is about to hit us. Here’s what needs to happen right now

Andrew Tisch, Despite the collapse of Republicans’ ObamaCare repeal effort, the health care issue isn’t going away. The current health care debate in Washington is fundamentally one over who pays. However, it won’t matter whether Medicare, Medicaid, private insurers or individuals pick up the tab, if the most urgent challenge in health care is left

Trump-Putin Cooperation for Peace Is the Establishment’s Fear

Rachel Marsden, An apparent suicide bombing on a metro train killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens of others this week in St. Petersburg, Russia. The attack took place during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to St. Petersburg, his hometown. Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump have expressed interest in cooperating to eradicate radical

Shutdown threat returns after ObamaCare repeal meltdown

The specter of another government shutdown is emerging on Capitol Hill, amid concerns that Republican leaders who failed to unite the party last week on an ObamaCare overhaul will likewise struggle to finalize a spending package before the April 28 deadline. “We should not take things for granted, especially after what happened last week,” Oklahoma

Trump’s Budget That House Freedom Caucus Can Love

Brian Darling, Next fight – President Donald Trump’s skinny budget. There was a media frenzy over the now-dead American Health Care Act and the supposed Russian ties of certain top Trump advisors, but the biggest news to come out of the White House since the inauguration was drowned out: the outline of Donald Trump’s first