The conservatives turning against Donald Trump

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After 200 days of Trumps presidency, his awkward marriage of convenience with Republicans has increasingly come under severe stress More Republicans will turn against Republicans have flexed their muscles of late over threats from the White House against Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Trump and Russia, and Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, and passing […]

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Obamacare: US senate votes down ‘skinny repeal’ of health bill after revolt by John McCain

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Senators argued late into the night but a partial healthcare repeal was defeated with the maverick Arizona senator proving crucial for the loss Arizona senator John McCain provided a historic and critical vote to torpedo the Obamacare repeal bill and with it Donald Trumps legislative agenda in a night of high drama on Capitol Hill. […]

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US senate vote on ‘skinny’ repeal of Obamacare goes down to the wire

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Some holdout Republicans had agreed to vote for repeal only on condition that it will trigger a congressional conference committee Senate Republican leaders unveiled their so-called skinny repeal bill denounced by conservatives as a fraud and a disaster in an eleventh-hour push to pass a pared-down repeal of the Affordable Care Act. After three days […]

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After Trump and Brexit, is this the end for the Anglo Saxon west? | Timothy Garton Ash

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Those who welcome the prospect of decline in Britain and the US should be careful what they wish for, argues Guardian columnist Timothy Garton Ash You must be from England, says the shop assistant at the CVS drugstore in Menlo Park, California. When I mention Donald Trump, he says: Well, dont get me started on […]

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If Trump wants to fire Jeff Sessions, let him it would be a gift to America | Trevor Timm

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Far from opening the door to a more loathsome attorney general, Sessions dismissal would probably mean more headaches for Trump and relief from persecution for millions Donald Trump has spent the past few days Neal Katyal wrote in May. They would be politically risky, but that has not stopped Trump before. In addition, since Trump […]

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Trump’s Russia problem: who’s in the deepest?

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Who from the Trump campaign is allegedly connected to Russia and how are they trying to refute the allegations? Five key figures from the Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Kushner addressed the public on 24 July in a rare appearance at the White House to repeat what he had told senate investigators earlier in the day: […]

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A despot in disguise: one mans mission to rip up democracy | George Monbiot

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James McGill Buchanans vision of totalitarian capitalism has infected public policy in the US. Now its being exported George Monbiot is a Guardian columnist Its the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. To read Nancy MacLeans new book, Charles Koch. Her discoveries in that house of horrors reveal […]

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Iran is complying with nuclear deal but is ‘in default of its spirit’, says US

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Senior Trump administration officials have sought to emphasise their deep concerns about Irans non-nuclear behaviour The Trump administration has told Congress for a second time that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal and can keep enjoying sanctions relief, even as it insisted Tehran would face consequences for breaching the spirit of the deal. President […]

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Devil’s Bargain review: Steve Bannon and the making of President Joe Pesci

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Donald Trump takes second billing careful, Steve in a propulsive tale of the Goodfellas election heist that stunned Republicans, America and the world No one leaves Donald Trumps orbit unscathed, regardless of whether they are family or help. In less than two years, Trump cycled through three campaign managers and countless staffers. Only The Devils […]

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