Trump Official: Medicare For All ‘Too Good To Be True’

The Trump administration’s top health official on Thursday dismissed “Medicare for all” as a promise that’s too good to be true. “When you drill down into the details, it’s clear that Medicare for all is a misnomer. What’s really being proposed is a single government…

Trump doubles down on his lie that Puerto Rico death toll was inflated

Late Friday night, President Trump returned to a recent target of his: the official death toll Hurricane Maria inflicted on Puerto Rico. As Hurricane Florence unleashed historic rainfall and flooding upon the Carolinas, Trump seemingly could not let criticism of how he handled last year’s…

Interior deputy’s long career as a lobbyist creates headaches for department’s ethics officials

The No. 2 official at the Department of the Interior canceled plans to speak at a water industry forum in Colorado after department ethics officials concluded his appearance at the event could raise conflicts-of-interest concerns. Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former industry lobbyist described as…

Are There Any Adults in the Room?

Nayyera Haq is asking the right questions. As a former White House and State Department official in the Obama administration, Haq knows what a functioning government looks like—and knows this isn’t it. In this episode, Haq taps her past life as a government official and…

Trump Admin Now Targeting Legal Immigrants, Including Veterans

On paper, he’s a devoted U.S. citizen. His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas. He spent his life wearing American uniforms: three years as a private in the Army, then as a…

Official Puerto Rico Death Toll 4,500% Higher Than Original Estimates

–The official death toll from Hurricane Maria should be revised up from 64 to nearly 3,000, according to a study by George Washington University Puerto Rico’s official death toll for Hurricane Maria raised from 64 to nearly 3,000 “-Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron:…

Army official won’t get US immigration post after anti-Muslim tirades

A senior army official who posted anti-Muslim comments on Facebook has been taken out of contention for a top job at a US immigration agency. Guy Sands-Pingot was set to take over in mid-September at deputy director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The agency…

Decline Of Unions Obliterating Working Class

The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%. The Federal Reserve forecasts that the unemployment rate will reach 3.5% by the end of the year. But the official rate hides more troubling realities: legions of college grads overqualified for…