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While we were distracted by Trump, Republicans advanced these 9 terrifying bills

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  • The Republican-led Congress is wasting no time forcing through the most horrendous bills seen in decades while America’s eyes are on Russia.
  • Republican plan to take retirees nest eggs
  • Related: Urgent to Progressives: Stop Fueling the Anti-Russia Frenzy

Tom Cahill, Resistance Report

http://ragebot.com/wp-content/uploads/ryan_trump_mcconnell.jpgMarch 4, 2017 | With both houses of Congress solidly under Republican control, there’s little in the way to stop House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) from sending bills to President Trump’s desk that embody the most dangerous aspects of radical right-wing ideology.

However unlikely these bills’ passage would have seemed in the 114th Congress, the possibility of these nine bills becoming law is much higher now, especially considering the flurry of headlines around Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal on the ongoing investigation into the president’s Russian connections, and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s multiple meetings with several of Trump’s top lieutenants.

Tom Cahill is a writer for the Resistance Report based in the Pacific Northwest. He specializes in coverage of political, economic, and environmental news. 

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Republican plan to take retirees nest eggs, Ryan Cooper, The Week 

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Republicans will attempt to camouflage balance billing in Medicare, a straight-up evil policy, as allowing "free contracts" between patients and doctors or similar nonsense. Don't believe a word of it, seniors. They want your retirement money.

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Urgent to Progressives: Stop Fueling the Anti-Russia Frenzy, Norman Solomon, Common Dreams 

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  • Progressives who treat anti-Russia propaganda spin as fact, in order to weaken Trump, are encouraging a kind of McCarthyism. Of all the good reasons to “delegitimate” Trump, alleged Kremlin intervention in the election should rank low. Focus should instead be on his greed, pathological lying, enthusiasm for oligarchy, bigotry, environmental destruction, racism, misogyny, economic injustice, voter suppression and rampant conflicts of interest.
  • Related: The Dangers of Democratic Party's Putin-bashing after German Intel Cleared Russia on Election Interference

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