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February 22nd, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Devlin Barrett and Spencer Hsu report that Robert Mueller is ratcheting up the pressure on Paul Manafort and Rick Gates: New charges were filed Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, ratcheting up the legal pressure on them as they prepare for a trial later this year. A new […]

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Democrats are now firmly behind single-payer. Thanks, Trump and Republicans.

February 22nd, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Democrats are now firmly behind single-payer. Thanks, Trump and Republicans.

Today, the Center for American Progress released a single-payer health plan (or thereabouts), planting a significant marker in the evolution of the Democratic Party, and eventually perhaps the American health-care system. And we have President Trump and the Republicans to thank for it. CAP calls its plan “Medicare Extra For All.” That’s a little unwieldy […]

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Why the Parkland students have made pro-gun conservatives so mad

Angry about Trump and gun violence? Do this now, Democrats.

February 22nd, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Angry about Trump and gun violence? Do this now, Democrats.
THE MORNING PLUM: The cardinal fact about the gun violence debate right now is that broadly speaking, one party is far more serious than the other about even beginning to debate solutions that actually involve regulating guns. President Trump just tweeted that he will be pushing “comprehensive background checks with an emphasis on mental health,” […]

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February 21st, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Tom Winter, Hallie Jackson, and Kenzi Abou-Sabe report that the extent of Paul Manafort’s potential criminality just keeps getting bigger: Federal investigators are probing whether former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort promised a Chicago banker a job in the Trump White House in return for $16 million in home loans, two people with direct […]

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Why the Parkland students have made pro-gun conservatives so mad

February 21st, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Why the Parkland students have made pro-gun conservatives so mad
The American right is officially terrified of the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Those students, who rapidly turned themselves into activists and organizers after 17 of their fellow students and teachers were murdered at their school, have become the most visible face of this new phase of the gun debate, and conservatives are […]

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Another day, another Trump attack on the Affordable Care Act

A blue wave? How Trump is helping Democrats win in unlikely places

February 21st, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

A blue wave? How Trump is helping Democrats win in unlikely places
THE MORNING PLUM: Last night, Democrats flipped a Kentucky state legislative seat from red to blue — deep in Trump country. It’s the 37th such seat that Dems have flipped into their column, and many of these special election victories are happening in places that they aren’t supposed to, which has deeply alarmed some Republicans. […]

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February 20th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

* Spencer Hsu and Rosalind Helderman report that Robert Mueller isn’t slowing down: The Dutch son-in-law of one of Russia’s wealthiest men pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington to making false statements in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a new court filing. […]

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Another day, another Trump attack on the Affordable Care Act

February 20th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Another day, another Trump attack on the Affordable Care Act
It’s another day and the Trump administration is trying to stick another knife in the Affordable Care Act. This time it comes courtesy of a proposed expansion in the length of time a household can receive a lower cost, short-term health-coverage plan that does not meet the Affordable Health Care’s standards for insurance. Under the new […]

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A big gerrymandering case raises a profound question about our elections

February 20th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

In one of the most closely watched gerrymandering controversies in the country, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court just redrew the state’s congressional maps, in a way that has Democrats pleased and Republicans livid. The result makes a Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives this fall significantly more likely. But more than that, it forces […]

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A big gerrymandering case raises a profound question about our elections

February 20th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

In one of the most closely watched gerrymandering controversies in the country, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court just redrew the state’s congressional maps, in a way that has Democrats pleased and Republicans livid. The result makes a Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives this fall significantly more likely. But more than that, it forces […]

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Republicans have rigged the system for years. Democrats are finally fighting back.
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