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“America’s mega-state is now clearly its leftmost, too—and on social insurance, climate change, and immigrant rights, it has more capacity and desire to defeat Republican reaction than any other institution.”

Source: Perspectives: From American Prospect: How California Hopes to Undo Trump

 

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On Thursday, Republicans continued their relentless war on women’s health. Despite opposition from two Republican senators and all Democrats, the Senate Republicans with the help of Vice President Mike Pence gave states the ability to defund family care provides like Planned Parenthood if they want to.

Source: Perspectives: Vice President Mike Pence Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood

 

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“1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the most powerful address in the world. It can also at times feel like one of Earth’s loneliest islands.”

Source: Perspectives: Dan Rather: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the most powerful address in the world

 

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Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander of the US Central Command, testifying Wednesday to the House Armed Services Committee about the security challenges in the Greater Middle East.

“Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander of the US Central Command, testifying Wednesday to the House Armed Services Committee about the security challenges in the Greater Middle East.”

Source: Perspectives: Commentary: General calls Iran ‘destabilizing’ force, suggests US ‘disrupt’ regime by military means

 

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Former national security adviser Mike Flynn in the East Room of the White House in February.

“Former national security adviser tells FBI, the House and Senate intelligence committees he’s willing to be interviewed in exchange for deal, officials say”

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich’s View: WSJ: Mike Flynn Offers to Testify in Exchange for Immunity

 

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Sen. Bernie Sanders is already planning for the aftermath of Republicans’ legislative defeat with a push for single-payer health insurance.

Source: Perspectives: Huffington Post: BERNIE SANDERS, TOP PROGRESSIVES ANNOUNCE NEW ‘MEDICARE FOR ALL’ PUSH

 

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After seven years of fulminating against the Affordable Care Act, the House Republicans failed to come up with a workable and politically viable proposal.

Source: Perspectives: The New Yorker: THE HEALTH-CARE DEBACLE WAS A FAILURE OF CONSERVATISM

 

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