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  • View from the Left: Trump's a monster—but that alone won't win elections
    Senate Republicans had just released their heartless plan to strip health care from tens of millions of our nation's most vulnerable citizens—the sick, the old, the disabled. Tension quickly gripped the halls of Congress. GOP senators dodged cameras. Democrats declared the bill "meaner" than the House version, and from the floor Sen. Elizabeth Warren called its tax […]
  • A day in the life of Trump's man-made disaster of a White House
    Donald Trump's White House is positively toxic. Friday's news alone was a tour de force of the all-encompassing virulence that's now seeping from Trump throughout the entire executive branch and everything it touches. Trump's days start with a crack-of-dawn phone call about everything Russia that's clearly aimed at distracting him and his thumbs from Twitter. Why his […]
  • The potentially tragic consequences of the GOP's healthcare repeal on people like Steve Scalise
    The New Republic has a thoughtful piece examining the potential consequences of the GOP's healthcare repeal bill on someone who becomes the victim of a shooting, requires extensive care, and thank goodness, survives that attack, as Republican Congressman Steve Scalise hopefully will. Naturally, Republicans and Democrats alike have shied away from politicizing last week's shooting of […]
  • Trumpty Dumpty gets huffy with his White House counsel
    Donald Trump raised the profile of the FBI's Russia investigation by fueling speculation about whether President Obama wiretapped his phones. He then fired the guy in charge of that investigation, triggering the appointment of a special counsel. He also publicly and privately took steps to stymie that investigation, resulting in a probe into whether he […]
  • Obama rips the 'fundamental meanness' of the GOP's healthcare repeal bill
    President Obama took the gloves off Thursday after getting a look at the Senate version of health care repeal. “The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill,” the former president wrote in a Facebook post. “It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. […]
  • The supposed Senate GOP 'no' votes already caving
    As our own Joan McCarter predicted earlier, several GOP senators would soon come out against the Senate bill and they would be “lying.” Right on cue: xBRK: Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are all opposed to the current Senate #AHCA, saying it doesn't go far enough.— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) June 22, […]
  • Sen. Warren calls Senate Republican cuts to Medicaid 'blood money—people will die'
    Donald Trump wanted a Senate healthcare repeal bill that wasn't "mean," like the House version, and had "heart." Sorry, Don, the Senate version of Trumpcare sucks for everyone other than America's richest—all your best buds who are now running the country and have no idea what it's like to want for food or shelter or […]
  • Shhh—White House quietly urging Republicans to weaken Russian sanctions bill
    Well, well, well, look what we have here ... The White House is quietly lobbying House Republicans to weaken a bill overwhelmingly passed by the Senate last week that would slap tough new sanctions on Russia for its meddling in the 2016 election and allow Congress to block any future move by President Trump to lift […]
  • McConnell blames Democrats for not contributing to health care process he entirely shut them out of
    Republicans just released the text of their healthcare repeal bill and, at this very moment, they are currently dodging reporters in the halls of Congress so they don’t have to answer for the monstrosity drafted by about a dozen white men entirely behind closed doors.  No fanfare, no press conference, no public explanations where they field […]
  • Trump 'the one individual in America' who doesn't believe Russia attacked our democracy
    Sean Spicer couldn't tell us Tuesday whether Donald Trump believes Russia interfered in the 2016 elections, but former Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson didn't mince words on the topic during a House Intelligence hearing Wednesday. Here’s a transcribed back and forth between Johnson and Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell: Rep. Swalwell: Was our democracy attacked this last election? […]