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Trump’s HHS Nominee Helped Lead Corporation Specializing in Cutting Employee Health Benefits

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By Ken Klippenstein President Trump’s nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, served until recently on the board of directors of a company that helps clients—government agencies and private corporations—save money on health care by shifting costs to others, including individuals. Azar’s nomination was approved by the Senate Finance Committee last week. Prior to the government shutdown, …

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DCCC “Unity” Memo Sparks Mounting Backlash

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The U.S. Capitol Building on March 20, 2017. Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images. By Michael Tracey TYT has learned that another Democratic congressional candidate is refusing to sign a “memo of understanding” asking campaigns to adhere to specific requirements for party “unity” in this year’s House primary and general elections.  Two candidates have now said they will not sign the memo, …

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Analysis: Can the Senate Use “Russian Descent” As an Investigatory Criteria?

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On October 4, 2017, in Washington, D.C., Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and committee Vice Chair Mark Warner (D-Va.) hold a news conference on the status of the committee’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. By Michael Tracey While any “request” issued by a powerful Senate committee carries certain weight—it signifies that a …

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Anyone Of “Russian Descent” Now Targeted In Senate Investigation

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Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) speaks with Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on June 8, 2017. By Michael Tracey The Senate committee probing alleged Russian interference in the U.S. political system has deemed anyone “of Russian nationality or Russian descent” relevant to its investigation, according to a document obtained by TYT. In …

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U.S.-Made Helicopters Playing Combat Role in Yemen War, Army Confirms

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President Donald Trump with then-Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman at the White House on March 14, 2017. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images. By Michael Tracey An Army spokesperson confirmed to TYT that a new combat brigade in the Saudi Arabian National Guard—a division of the kingdom’s armed forces which …

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Jill Stein Says Senate Russia Inquiry Is “Full Of Crap,” But Urges Staff To Comply

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Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein in Washington, D.C., on August 23, 2016. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images. By Michael Tracey Former 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein told TYT that she will urge members of her now-defunct campaign to comply with a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. As TYT previously reported, Stein’s …

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Jill Stein Staffer Undecided on Whether to Share Communications with Senate

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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein answers questions during a press conference at the August 23, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images. By Michael Tracey Dennis Trainor Jr., a former senior staffer for Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s 2016 presidential campaign, says he is weighing whether to comply with a directive to turn over correspondence related to the …