Top Social Trends In Politics Yesterday

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Most Of America’s Terrorists Are White, And Not Muslim | HuffPost

Right-wing terror is real, and it's a problem.
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NBC Politics 5 days

Senate health care bill includes deep Medicaid cuts

Senate Republicans unveil a draft of health care legislation that will include big reductions to Medicaid, tax cuts and elimination of the insurance mandate.
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Republican Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into James Comey and Robert Mueller - Breitbart

Three Republican House Oversight Committee members called for an investigation into former FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller
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New Hampshire Republicans Accidentally Pass Law Allowing Pregnant Women To Kill People | HuffPost

"No one in this chamber voted to allow anyone to be able to murder anyone."
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Stephen Colbert Announces Possible Run For U.S. Presidency On Russian TV | HuffPost

Amid vodka shots, he invites anyone in the audience to "please let me know" if they want to work on his campaign.
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NPR Politics 5 days

9 Things To Know About The Senate Health Care Bill : Shots - Health News : NPR

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.
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Vox 4 days

5 times Trump tweeted that he would never cut Medicaid

He’s cutting Medicaid. A lot.
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Weekend Roundup: Spotlight On The Apprentice | HuffPost

Vocational apprenticeship programs are a key way to adjust to the constant flux of globalization and rapid technological change.
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Report: Congressional Black Caucus Rejects 'Social Gathering' with President Trump Over Lack of Action - Breitbart

The CBC are reportedly concerned with meeting Trump for what they believe could amount to a photo-op without any action to match words.
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Texan Trump Supporter Pays for Billboard Ripping ABC over Russia Coverage - Breitbart

A Donald Trump supporter in Texas has paid for a billboard attacking ABC News for its coverage of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Senate Judiciary Chairman Grassley: Chuck Schumer Knew Trump Wasn't Under Investigation but Said He Was Anyway

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley blasted Democrats for fueling media hysteria despite knowing President Trump was not under investigation.
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NBC Politics 5 days

Four senate Republicans say they can't support health care bill yet

Four key Republican senators announced they will not vote for the GOP health care bill unless changes are made, putting passage of the bill at risk.
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Vox 5 days

Bernie Sanders explains why Trump is so dangerous

"I can't remember a president who has had more authoritarian tendencies than Trump."
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Appeals Court Allows Worst Anti-LGBTQ Law Ever To Go Into Effect In Mississippi | HuffPost

The law has far-reaching effects beyond LGBTQ people as well, allowing for broad discrimination against many people.
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Here's A List Of Every Single Trump Lie Since He Took Office | HuffPost

It's possible this list will be outdated by the time you read this.
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NYT Op-Ed: Democratic Senators 'Brush Off' Women Witnesses Because Islam - Breitbart

NYT Op-Ed: Democratic Senators 'Brush Off' Women Witnesses Because Islam
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Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill - The New York Times

The bill is aligned with long-held Republican values, jettisoning Obamacare taxes. But it would also reduce funding for the care of low-income Americans.
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Barack Obama Plans Return to Campaign Trail to Save Democrats

Former President Obama will return to the campaign trail this fall to try to stem Democratic electoral losses, according to the HuffPost.
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Loretta Lynch, Clinton Campaign, Soros Officials All Caught Up in Senate Probe of Comey Firing - Breitbart

The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Friday it sent four investigatory letters, including one to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
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Caught on tape: Dem official says he's 'glad' Scalise got shot

A Nebraska Democratic Party official was removed from his post on Thursday after an audio recording surfaced of him saying he's “glad” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise got shot last week.
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Vox 4 days

Layoffs start next month at the Carrier plant Trump "saved" last winter

And the Ford Focus is moving to China rather than Mexico. Oops.
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America Is Now a ‘Second Tier’ Country

Some 17 others, including all of Scandinavia, outperform the U.S. by a wide margin when it comes to well-being.
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CNN Politics 7 days

The times GOP complained about transparency in health care talks

As Senate Republicans, largely outside public scrutiny, hash out details over their health care plan, Democrats are hammering them for what they say is a lack of transparency.
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CNN Politics 4 days

Why Democrats can't quit Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi is sending a defiant message to House Democrats who are grumbling about her leadership: Come at me.
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Krauthammer: Witness Intimidation Charges Against Trump 'Pure Rubbish' - Dems Are Getting 'Desperate' - Breitbart

Krauthammer: Witness Intimidation Charges Against Trump 'Pure Rubbish' - Dems Are Getting 'Desperate'
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Vox 3 days

Millennials are the public library system’s biggest customers

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects.
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NBC Politics 5 days

A California scientist who studies climate change is running for Congress

Jess Phoenix said she hopes to be one of the first politicians sent to Washington, D.C. on the promise of combating climate change.
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Trump’s Voter Fraud Expert Is Fined But Allowed To Keep Documents Private | HuffPost

A U.S. magistrate judge said Kris Kobach's "deceptive conduct" merited sanctions.
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Religious Leaders Fiercely Criticize Senate Health Care Bill | HuffPost

"This wanton disregard for human life must be stopped."
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Senate panel questions Lynch over 'political interference' in Clinton probe

The Senate Judiciary Committee has formally asked ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and others to respond to allegations of “political interference” in the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email probe, according to a letter released Friday.
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Globalization Will Work If We Stop Catering To The Elite, Says Larry Summers | HuffPost

The former U.S. treasury secretary says policies must focus on the average citizen, not those "who know a lot about the international system and how to g...
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Vox 4 days

The best places to see a rare total solar eclipse in August, mapped by NASA

NASA produced these extremely accurate maps of the 2017 solar eclipse.
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Donald Trump Energy Appointee's Deleted Tweets Are A Hateful Mess | HuffPost

William C. Bradford tweeted that Japanese-American internment was "necessary" and called Barack Obama a "Kenyan creampuff."
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White House Tries to Get G.O.P. to Water Down Russia Sanctions Bill - The New York Times

The Trump administration is quietly lobbying House Republicans to weaken the legislation passed overwhelmingly by the Senate.
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California bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states over anti-LGBT laws

California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.
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VIDEO: Biker Revs Engine, Drives Through Anti-Trump Activists Laying in the Street for a 'Die-In' - Breitbart

A group of anti-Trump protesters laying in the middle of a San Francisco street for a "die-in" Wednesday got a rude awakening when a man on a red motorcycle drove through the demonstration.
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Women Aren't Going To Just Let Bill Cosby Hold 'Town Halls' On Sexual Assault | HuffPost

Cosby should expect a massive outcry if he goes through with this.
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Trevor Noah: Video Of Cop Shooting Philando Castile 'Broke Me' | HuffPost

"The Daily Show" host lashed out at the jury that cleared the cop after seeing dashcam footage.
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Trump Touts Putting 'Minors' Back To Work, Twitter Goes Giddy | HuffPost

“Hopefully the miners get work also.”
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NASA Calls 'BS' on Gwyneth Paltrow's Latest GOOP Product

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop is under fire for misrepresenting the materials contained in one of its products.
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Pelosi: I Am a 'Target' Because I Am a 'Master Legislator,' 'Politically Astute Leader' - Breitbart

Pelosi: I Am a 'Target' Because I Am a 'Master Legislator,' 'Politically Astute Leader'
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Trump Substitutes Policymaking For Bomb-throwing With His Job Training Plan | HuffPost

Trump’s initiative to expand industry-recognized apprenticeships represents — at least in concept — an incremental but genuine advance.
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Vox 3 days

Mike Pence assures evangelicals Trump is their "unwavering ally"

The vice president donated an ultrasound in his own name to a crisis pregnancy center at a Focus on the Family event. And that's just the beginning.
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Kenya's Giving Free Sanitary Pads To Schoolgirls Who Can't Afford Them | HuffPost

Up to 40 percent of girls in Kenya miss school when they have their periods because they can't afford menstrual hygiene products.
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In North Carolina, Women Can't Withdraw Consent After Sex Begins | HuffPost

“North Carolina is the only state in the U.S. where no doesn’t mean no,” says a state senator who's trying to change that.
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Vox 3 days

Trump thinks he’s signed a "Nice!" amount of legislation. Here’s what he’s really done.

Looking at what the Trump administration has accomplished five months in.
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CNN Politics 5 days

Why are these White House briefings heard but not seen?

The White House's decision to continue holding press briefings off camera is the latest in a series of evasive maneuvers by the Trump administration that has journalists fuming and some Trump supporters cheering.
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Roland Martin: Black People Are Tired of Being Democrats' 'Side Piece' and 'Political Sharecroppers' - Breitbart

Roland Martin: Black People Are Tired of Being Democrats' 'Side Piece' and 'Political Sharecroppers'
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Vox 4 days

Study: when it comes detecting to racial inequality, white Christians have a blind spot

They also perceive discrimination against LGBTQ people and immigrants far less than other Americans do.
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