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Democrats, and some Republican critics of Trump, are demanding he cut ties with Bannon, the former Breitbart News chairman who once described his site as the ‘platform for the alt-right.’

Source: Perspectives: The Hill — Trump pressured to dump nationalist wing

 

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A Washington Post investigation showed the DC hotel has become a hangout for Republicans and those who hope to influence the president.

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich — Trump’s Washington Hotel is a Blatant Example of a President Profiting from His Office.

 

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) held a town hall in his district on the ongoing healthcare debate and the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Out of a sea of moments threatening to boil over, one stood out as particularly tense. “I think that your vote to throw 22 million people off of health is reprehensible and in the service of the rich,” a resident told LaMalfa on his efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. “I hope you suffer the same painful fate as those millions that you have voted to remove health care from. May you die in pain.”

Source: Perspectives: Washington Post — ‘May you die in pain’: Another GOP lawmaker grilled at health care town hall

 

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The story of Congressional Republicans, home for their summer recess, have been confronted with chaos and anger from their constituents.

Source: Perspectives: Newsweek — Furious Voters Wish Death, Unemployment on Republicans

 

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The president’s major achievements all dovetail with longstanding GOP priorities, while nearly all of his distinctive policy proposals have stalled or failed.

Source: Perspectives: Atlantic — Trump Is Losing His Battle With the Republican Party

 

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To truly represent “we the people,” our congressional representation needs to include Americans from all walks of life. But, with few exceptions, Senators and Representatives are mostly lawyers. A situation in dire need of change.

Source: Perspectives: Wired — US Scientists, Please Run for Office. The Planet Needs You

 

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On Wednesday (August 2), US president Donald Trump’s White House rolled out the RAISE Act—an immigration bill noteworthy for its barely disguised roots in American racism.

Source: Perspectives: Donald Trump’s new immigration bill is his latest effort to reverse the arc of racial justice

 

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