(CNN) - Another special-election loss, this time in Montana, has kicked off a round of

Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans have finally released their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act - devised in secret because it slashes life-saving coverage for people with pre-existing conditions - all to be able to give a tax break to millionaires and pharmaceutical companies.

It also results in the loss of Medicaid coverage to 535,400 Kentuckians, raises premiums by thousands of dollars for seniors, and results in a loss of over 100,000 jobs here in Kentucky by 2022.

By Mike Elk

A growing wave of strikes by exploited Latino construction workers is poised to breed new energy into the Southern labor movement this summer. 

By Sean McGarvey

Once upon a time, conservative columnists like George Will could have been counted upon to offer thoughtful, reasoned and, most importantly, well-researched analysis on public policy issues.

By Tom Eblen

Thank you to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.


No wonder Sen. Mitch McConnell hasn’t wanted anyone to see his plan for taking health insurance away from millions of poor and working-class Americans.

McConnellcare — more accurately called McConnelldoesn’tcare — would set new limits on Medicaid spending for the poorest 20 percent of citizens and two-thirds of elderly people in nursing homes. It also would phase out the 2014 Medicaid expansion, which brought coverage to more than 400,000 uninsured Kentuckians.

By Ed Mazza

Layoffs are set to begin next month at a Carrier factory in Indianapolis that made national news last year for making a deal with President Donald Trump to keep workers in Indiana. 


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The three special elections Democrats thought they had a chance to win--especially the last one--are more proof, as if more proof were needed, that Donald Trump told the truth, if hyperbolically, when he said he could shoot somebody and not lose votes.

By Dave Jamieson

WASHINGTON ― The Trump White House will stand with corporations over workers in a looming Supreme Court battle involving arbitration agreements, according to a copy of an amicus brief obtained by HuffPost on Friday.

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Just when you think Donald Trump couldn't be more fatuous in word and deed, he proves you wrong.

At a recent cabinet conclave, the president "deemed himself one of the most productive presidents in American history--perhaps Franklin D. Roosevelt could come close, he conceded--and proclaimed that he had led a 'record setting pace' of accomplishment," wrote The New York Times' Julie Hirschfeld Davis.