Ex-military chiefs just took a stand against the trans ban in federal court

“I am not aware of any evidence to support President Trump’s stated rationale for a total ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.” Three former secretaries of the US Army, Navy, and Air Force have officially added their support to a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s order banning transgender service members. Their voices add to a growing chorus of current and former military leaders who believe the ban will harm the military by expelling…

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DREAMers with kids prepare for the worst

President Trump is expected to end DACA protection for immigrants this week. Hundreds of thousands of families in the US are anxiously awaiting a decision from President Donald Trump that could change the course of their lives. Will they lose their jobs? Will they have to drop out of college? Will immigration agents knock on their doors to kick them out of the country they consider home? And what will happen to their American kids…

"DREAMers with kids prepare for the worst"

The German far right is running Islamophobic ads starring women in bikinis

The Alternative for Germany doubled down on misogyny and Islamophobia in a new national campaign. Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has launched a provocative ad campaign in anticipation of the upcoming German elections, and the ads have turned some heads. Featuring a delightful blend of Islamophobia and misogyny, the ads reveal the AfD’s decision to double down on its anti-immigrant stance heading into September’s federal elections. One poster that showed up on the…

"The German far right is running Islamophobic ads starring women in bikinis"

Notorious Trump supporter David Clarke steps down as Milwaukee County’s sheriff

He hates Black Lives Matter, once called a black CNN commentator “jigaboo,” and allegedly let multiple people, including a baby, die in his jail. David Clarke is no longer Milwaukee County’s sheriff. Clarke gained national notoriety as a major supporter for President Donald Trump and for past inflammatory remarks on Fox News and social media, such as when he called a black CNN commentator a “jigaboo” and repeatedly claimed that Black Lives Matter is a…

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Trump is slashing Obamacare’s advertising budget by 90%

The White House will also cut the in-person outreach program by $23 million. The Trump administration plans to deeply cut Obamacare outreach and advertising, officials announced Thursday. Trump will reduce Obamacare advertising spending 90 percent, from the $100 million that Obama administration spent last year to $10 million this year. It will also cut the budget for the in-person enrollment program by 39 percent. Administration officials cited “diminishing returns” from outreach activities. In a phone…

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Trump’s next chance to undercut Obamacare is almost here

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. “I don’t think we can force people to sign up for a program.” I attended a briefing yesterday with a Trump administration official (one condition was we had to quote the person this way), and the big topic of…

"Trump’s next chance to undercut Obamacare is almost here"

Polls: a growing number of Americans don’t like Trump’s conduct

He’s losing ground among Republicans. In the wake of deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11 and President Donald Trump’s widely condemned reaction blaming both white supremacists and counterprotesters for the violence, several new surveys show that a majority of Americans disapprove of the way the president is leading the country. New polls from Fox News, NBC News/SurveyMonkey, and Pew Research Center — all conducted after the president spoke out about Charlottesville — found…

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How Trump both stokes and obscures his supporters’ racial resentment

Trump’s coded language says just enough to appeal to racism — but also just enough to give plausible deniability. Over the past month, President Donald Trump has taken a series of steps that, at first glance, may not seem related: He characterized white supremacists who caused chaos and violence in Charlottesville and counterprotesters as equally violent. He pardoned the former Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio. He moved to give police greater access to military weapons. He’s…

"How Trump both stokes and obscures his supporters’ racial resentment"

Sometimes the biggest obstacle to abortion is insurance

Patients often have to fight for coverage, even if their plans include the procedure. Erika Christensen’s pregnancy ended at 32 weeks. But her fight to get her abortion covered by insurance had just begun. In 2016, Christensen found out that the baby she was carrying had abnormalities that doctors called “incompatible with life.” “If it made it through birth, it would choke to death and die,” said Garin Marschall, Christensen’s husband. Christensen, now 36, and…

"Sometimes the biggest obstacle to abortion is insurance"

The stock market is President Trump’s best friend

The stock market is closing out August on the upswing, surging on encouraging new data that suggests continued health in the US economy and getting back on the steady upward course it has enjoyed since January of 2016. That’s good news for President Donald Trump, who loves to brag about stock gains, but there’s a warning for him in the markets as well — one that hangs over his party’s push for a tax-cut bill…

"The stock market is President Trump’s best friend"