Trump Wants to Inflict Misery on Iran With More Economic Sanctions

May 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
Trump Wants to Inflict Misery on Iran With More Economic Sanctions

Four decades of conflict between the US and Iran are entering a new stage after Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal. The US government is poised to reimpose devastating economic sanctions -- on everything from Iran buying or acquiring US dollars, to commerce in Iran’s ports and exports of Iranian oil.

"Once Again, Hurting Children": GAO Approves Trump's Plan to Take $7 Billion Back From Kids' Health Program

May 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
"Once Again, Hurting Children": GAO Approves Trump's Plan to Take $7 Billion Back From Kids' Health Program

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's "despicable" proposal to slash more than $7 billion from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which helps impoverished families provide healthcare to their kids.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Unfazed by Conflict of Interest Charges

May 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

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A pilot program with the aim of delivering student loans through prepaid bank cards is vulnerable to a conflict of interest, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was warned during a hearing on Tuesday.
DeVos, however, dismissed those concerns, and later appeared to know very little at all about the card program.

Democrats' Anti-Corruption Proposals Applauded as Actual Plan to Drain the Swamp

May 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

In what dozens of progressive groups hailed as a good first step toward eradicating the rampant corruption that has infected both major political parties and flourished under President Donald Trump, congressional Democrats on Monday rolled out a series of pro-democracy proposals aimed at enhancing voting rights, curbing the influence of corporate lobbyists, and "ending the scourge of unaccountable 'dark money' unleashed by Citizens United."

How Corporate Media Are Undermining a US-North Korea Nuclear Weapons Deal

May 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
How Corporate Media Are Undermining a US-North Korea Nuclear Weapons Deal

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands over the military demarcation line upon meeting for the Inter-Korean Summit on April 27, 2018, in Panmunjom, South Korea. (Photo: Inter Korean Press Corp / NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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