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Dumbass union members backing Trump

Despite Populist Rhetoric, Trump Is Poised to Preside Over a Crackdown on Unions

MOTHER JONES | Donald Trump got a higher share of the vote among union members in last year’s election than any Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan, helping propel him to victory in key Rust Belt states and to the White House. Since his inauguration, he has continued to sound populist notes. […] Trump’s actual track record on organized labor is quickly moving in the opposite direction. Keep Reading

Trump the money-grubber
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White House of Grifters

TIMOTHY EGAN, THE NEW YORK TIMES | They dress nice and probably smell good and most of them don’t even muss the furniture. Wealth gives them the patina of respectability — the American reflex of deference to the rich. But make no mistake: The Trump family and assorted cronies are using the highest office in the land to stuff their pockets. Keep Reading

Sorry, kid. You're on your own.

Republicans Finally Wrote a Health Bill Cruel Enough to Satisfy Conservatives

MOTHER JONES | Republicans are still struggling to cobble together a plan to repeal Obamacare. Their latest proposals tacks hard to the right and would wipe away the core consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act—including a de facto end of the laws’ protections for people with preexisting medical conditions. House conservatives, who helped sink last month’s GOP health care bill, are celebrating the new plan. Keep Reading

Like father, like son ... like daughter
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BUSTED: Ivanka Trump pays sweatshop workers near minimum wage for 57-hour workweeks

RAW STORY | The author of the upcoming book, “Women Who Work” will have to answer for how she treats the women who work for her. The Washington Post reports that inspectors with the Fair Labor Association found dozens of violations of international labor standards during an audit of a factory in China owned by the G-III Apparel Group — which owns the rights to manufacture and distribute Ivanka’s fashion line. Keep Reading

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