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Daily Clips: June 16, 2017

Senate introduces bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition

GOP satisfaction drops 17 percent in one month

In New York City, fast-food workers may soon have a permanent voice

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in bid to become major grocer

About 4,000 more U.S. troops to go to Afghanistan

McCleary roundup: Inslee pressures lawmakers as budget talks near the brink — again

Daily Clips: June 15, 2017

How Democrats would fix Obamacare

Regulatory ‘reform’ that is anything but

Republicans are about to make Medicare-for-all much more likely

U.S. jobless claims fall, remain near 44-year low

The robot takeover is greatly exaggerated

U.K. inflation rate rises more than forecast to four-year high

The root of Appalachia’s problems

Daily Clips: June 14, 2017

Trump is deluded about NAFTA

Despite falling unemployment, U.S. wages stay stagnant

Kamala Harris is (again) interrupted while pressing a Senate witness

The solution is single-payer

The hidden cost of privatization

How companies actually decide what to pay CEOs

Daily Clips: June 13, 2017

Next up: Attorney General Sessions in the hot seat

At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard

Can McConnell sneak Obamacare repeal through while no one is looking?

The Fed and inflation. What are they going to do?

Donald Trump’s obsequious cabinet is something to behold

Republicans can’t really repeal Dodd-Frank

Daily Clips: June 12, 2017

US homeownership rate is 63.6% which is near its lowest level in more than five decades

Trump’s economic agenda doesn’t look good

The inconvenient truth of consumer debt

Hot investment tip: The health of poor children

Is slow productivity growth here to stay?

How the British right went so very wrong

Daily Clips: June 9, 2017

Dear Paul Ryan: Listen to your constituents

House GOP Votes to deregulate Wall Street and gut consumer protections

There are now 47 counties where no health plans want to sell Obamacare

Class resentment and the center-left, or the Politics of “We Are the 80%”

Poll: Dem Ossoff leads by 7 in Georgia House race

American left sees hope in Britain’s socialist surge

Daily Clips: June 8, 2017

Trickle-down lies are falling apart

Thomas Frank visits the industrial heartlands of northern England

Democrats pounce on Handel for ‘livable wage’ remark

Comey: Trump administration spread ‘lies, plain and simple’

As voodoo economics collapses in Kansas, Trump takes it national

The fallacy of endless economic growth

Daily Clips: June 7, 2017

Brownback tax cuts set off a revolt by Kansas Republicans

Nevada’s legislature just passed a radical plan to let anybody sign up for Medicaid

Electric car sales are surging, IEA reports

Hawaii becomes first state to formally adopt Paris Climate Accord pledges

Georgia’s 6th Runoff | Karen Handel – “I do not support a livable wage”

The top 100 economics blogs of 2017

Daily Clips: June 6, 2017

As Trump lashes out, Republicans worry it could put their agenda at risk

Taking single-payer seriously

Time for Democrats to unite around Medicare for all

Seattle will tax sugary soda pop but not diet; lattes apparently exempt (but maybe not their flavored syrups)

Despite vow to end ‘catch and release’, immigrants freed

U.S. small businesses to lobby Congress to oppose border tax

Daily Clips: June 5, 2017

In Donald Trump’s America, the left rethinks its economics

So, where are all those robots?

Rex Tillerson misled Exxon Mobil investors on climate change, NY AG says

Is there an emerging Democratic agenda?

How Trump made wage theft routine

Noam Chomsky: Neoliberalism is destroying our democracy