Trickle down economics is a fraudulent theory designed by the rich and their think tanks in order to protect the billionaires and large corporations. At a time of grotesque income and wealth inequality, the rich do not need more tax breaks and working people and their kids do not need cuts to education or other basic needs.

I’ll be in Kansas on Saturday. The state is in real trouble because...
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Kansas lawmakers vote to roll back governor’s deep tax cut

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Oligarchy, the direction in which this country is moving, is when a handful of families have the wealth and power to control the economic and political life of the nation. By proposing to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corporation, the Trump administration is not only demonstrating its contempt for the poor, it is giving even more power to the rich.

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Trump’s first budget would end program to help low-income Americans get lawyers

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This is no time for despair or giving up. This is a time for organizing, educating and fighting back. There is no question but that Trump and his billionaire friends have enormous power. There is also no question that there are a lot more of us than of them. On virtually every major issue facing this country the working families of America want progressive solutions. NO to repeal of the...
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The Mass Protests of the Anti-Trump Resistance Are Starting to Win. Here’s How.

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2.5 million Americans are addicted to opioids. This is a major national crisis. If these people are to have any hope for recovery and return to normal lives, they must be able to get the treatment they need. But if Obamacare is repealed, as Trump has repeatedly promised, thousands of Americans would lose access to their daily or weekly treatment. They will commit crimes to get the drugs they...
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Gutting Obamacare would leave 3 million Americans without drug treatment

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“My biggest source of stress right now isn’t the fact that I have incurable cancer. It’s the prospect of losing my insurance," said 61-year-old Maryann Hammers. If Obamacare is repealed, as Republicans want, many thousands of Americans will die while others will become much sicker than they should be. Our job: Today, we must strengthen Obamacare and stop the repeal effort. Tomorrow, we must...
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This Is What Obamacare's Critics Won't Admit Or Simply Don't Understand

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Republican cowards understand that they would lose seats they now hold if free and fair elections were held in many parts of the country. Their response: Hold rigged elections. Make it harder for the poor, people of color, young people and senior citizens to vote and participate in our democracy. When Trump and his friends lie and make delusional statements about "voter fraud," what they are...
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The Trump Administration’s Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression

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Net neutrality is an issue of enormous consequence for our democracy. At a time when a handful of giant media conglomerates control much of what we see, hear and read it is imperative that we avoid corporate control of the internet. What net neutrality means is that everyone has the same access to the same information regardless of whether they are rich or poor, a major media outlet or a small...
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Opinion | The Trump administration’s other war on the media

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President Trump: Do you want to know what "fake news" is? "Fake news" is the continuous denial by you and your Republican friends that we face a massive planetary crisis today in terms of climate change and that this crisis is caused by human activity. What is really “fake news” are the lies spread by the fossil fuel industry to protect their profits. What is "fake news" is the media trying to...
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Climate Change Denial Is the Original Fake News

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If everything said about Trump, a pathological liar, is "fake news," then who will give us "the truth?" In a Jan. 24 speech on the floor of the House, Representative Lamar Smith, Republican of Texas, gave us the answer. He described what he believed was the unfair way the national media was covering President Trump. And he ended with an admonition for his constituents: “Better to get your...
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In Trump Era, Censorship May Start in the Newsroom

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Here's the truth. Whether they voted for Clinton or voted for Trump, there are people all over the country who just can't make it on $7.25 an hour. That is why it's not acceptable that there are millions of people who work 40 hours a week and yet they're living in poverty. And that is why I will soon be introducing legislation that raises the minimum wage to a living wage of $15 an hour. We...
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Even Trump voters want the minimum wage raised

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Talk about cowardice. We already know that Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Trump’s climate denier nominee to lead the EPA, worked closely with the fossil fuel industry to make this country more dependent, not less, on fossil fuels. He even sent letters written by fossil fuel companies in his own name. What we don’t know is what else is in the 3,000 pieces of correspondence between his...
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Republican senators won’t wait on Pruitt confirmation, despite thousands of missing emails

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People all over the country have been out on the streets in Seattle, in San Francisco, in New York and many other places. And it’s working. The minimum wage is going up all over this country to $15 an hour. Our job now is to pass $15 an hour minimum wage in Washington so that every worker in this nation can have a living wage. When millions of us stand together we are going to transform this...
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Anyone who tells you Social Security is going broke is lying. We can increase Social Security benefits for millions of Americans and extend the life of Social Security if we have the political will to tell the wealthiest Americans to pay the same rate as everyone else.
Join me and Rev. Dr. William Barber, leader of Moral Mondays, to talk about building a grassroots movement to fight for racial, social, environmental and economic justice.
Frankly, it is extremely weird for Mr. Trump, as a candidate and as president, to continue to offer kind words about Vladimir Putin, the authoritarian leader of Russia, who is busy undermining what remains of democracy in that country. Why? Here are some of the issues that need to be thoroughly explored:
Pope Francis is absolutely right. The Native American people have given us so much, yet they have been lied to, treaties they signed have been abrogated and their views have been ignored on issues like the Dakota Access Pipeline that impact their communities. Enough is enough. We must fight for a new kind of relationship between the federal government and the Native American community. The...
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Francis: Projects like Dakota Access Pipeline should seek native peoples’ consent

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What did he know? When did he know it? There is widespread acknowledgement that Russia played an extremely active role in the 2016 campaign. What we don’t know is if that effort was coordinated with Trump or others in his campaign. Today I will be asking the Senate Intelligence Committee to thoroughly investigate that issue. We need to know whether we have a president whose foreign policy...
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Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

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The greed and the recklessness and illegal behavior of Wall Street created the worst economic downtown in the modern history of the U.S. That greed destroyed our economy and hurt millions of people. Donald Trump said he would be a different type of Republican. He said he would protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. He said "I'm going to drain the swamp." Well, Trump has a funny way of...
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Congratulations, Mr. Schwarzman, on your 70th birthday and your ability to spend $20 million on your party. I hope you had a good time. You will certainly make a fitting member of the Trump administration, which includes the wealthiest cabinet in the history of the country.

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A Billionaire’s Party Is a Lens on Wealth in the Trump Era

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