The role of real Americans making their voices heard and putting a human face on the importance of affordable health care cannot be discounted in the demise of Trump/Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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03/24/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
For all of his boasts about his skills as a deal-maker, Donald Trump is proving himself to be a hapless amateur.

The health care debacle suggests the president is simply unprepared for the tasks at hand.

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Donald 'The Closer' Trump didn't know how to close the deal

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03/24/2017 at 20:18. Facebook
Speaker Paul Ryan "guaranteed" that his health care plan would pass the House. He failed spectacularly to deliver.

"Trumpcare" died today, and it's worth taking a moment to understand who derailed the Republican plan and why.

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Republicans give up on controversial, unpopular health plan

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/24/2017 at 16:09. Facebook
The Republican chairman of the Intelligence Committee is supposed to be overseeing the investigation into the Russia scandal.

But now, it's the GOP congressman - and loyal Donald Trump ally - who may need to be investigated.

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When a Republican investigator needs to be investigated

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/24/2017 at 14:05. Facebook
Republicans are pushing to eliminate maternity-care guarantees for American women.

The White House has some advice for those affected by the proposed change -- but it's not exactly good advice.

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White House has some bad advice for women seeking maternity care

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/24/2017 at 12:04. Facebook
Republicans took a bad, wildly unpopular health care plan and then added additional right-wing cruelty, on purpose.

This might actually work out well for them, even if it doesn't work out well for you.

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Republicans find a way to make a bad health care plan even worse

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03/24/2017 at 00:42. Facebook
On Sunday, ranking House Intel Committee member Adam Schiff said the evidence of Donald Trump campaign coordination with Russia was "circumstantial."

On Monday, on The Rachel Maddow Show, he said it again.

But on Wednesday something changed. There is apparently now "more than circumstantial" evidence.

For all the noise out of Washignton yesterday, that is the key detail to keep an eye...
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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/23/2017 at 23:31. Facebook
What the heck was House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes talking about at his sudden press conferences yesterday?

What did he really say about surveillance of Donald Trump and his transition team?

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Nunes muddies Trump probe with abrupt claim of new evidence

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/23/2017 at 22:32. Facebook
When core constituencies within Donald Trump's Republican base start to walk away from him, you know the president's in trouble.

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New poll shows Trump slipping further, even among Republicans

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03/23/2017 at 20:36. Facebook
The House was supposed to vote today on the Republicans' wildly unpopular health care plan, which some are calling "Trumpcare."

Then reality set in.

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House Republicans cancel vote on controversial health care bill

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/23/2017 at 18:29. Facebook
It looked like Americans already weren't buying what Republicans were selling on health care.

And then things got much worse for GOP leaders.

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Americans reject Republican health plan in striking numbers

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/23/2017 at 16:06. Facebook
How does Donald Trump respond to questions about his uncontrollable lying and elusive credibility?

By saying that as far as he's concerned, he's the president, which means he's doing well, because he's the president.

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Trump's ability to separate fact from fiction is evaporating

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/23/2017 at 14:12. Facebook
House Intelligence Committee Chairman David Nunes (R-Calif.) seems to think he works for Donald Trump.

The result was a dramatic example of self-sabotage from a leading member of Congress.

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House Intel chair trashes what's left of his credibility

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/23/2017 at 12:04. Facebook
The ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee says there's evidence of collusion between Russia and Team Trump.

It's details like these that can take a scandal to a whole new level.

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Key Dem points to evidence of collusion between Russia, Team Trump

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/23/2017 at 00:45. Facebook
If you're going to use information warfare to confuse, demoralize, divide, distract, and ultimately defeat a rival country, according to the Russians' military doctrine on this subject, you don't just do it in wartime, you have to do it all the time or it doesn't work.

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/22/2017 at 22:49. Facebook
The Republican objection to Merrick Garland as Supreme Court nominee was that Barack Obama was only going to be president for only a little bit more than a year. So, he's only got a year left. So, they were not going to consider his pick.

Right now, the Democratic objection to having hearings on Neil Gorsuch is that the president is under an FBI counterintelligence investigation for...
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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/22/2017 at 20:18. Facebook
According to the White House's perspective, unless we dramatically increase defense spending, we won't be "a military power."

Let's do a little fact-checking -- making use of a handy new chart.

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Despite White House claims, our 'military superiority' is clear

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/22/2017 at 18:16. Facebook
Team Trump has said Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, never worked for Russian interests.

There's new reason to believe otherwise.

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Trump's former campaign chair worked to 'benefit' Putin's government

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/22/2017 at 16:45. Facebook
If Republicans took a sledge hammer to "Obamacare," 23 million Americans would lose their insurance.

If Republicans pass their own pending bill, the results would actually be worse.

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The Republican health care plan is actually worse than nothing

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The Rachel Maddow Show
03/22/2017 at 14:07. Facebook
The bough is breaking. The boundaries of what's sustainable are being pushed too far.

Discussions of Donald Trump's uncontrollable dishonesty are becoming more open, more explicit, less guarded, and more widespread.

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When a president simply lies too much

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