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Obsessed with abortion, Texas Senate okays doctors lying to parents about babies with disabilities  

Everything's bigger, better and slightly more bizarre in Texas—including their pro-life attempts. Last year, Texas lawmakers tried to force women who have miscarriages and abortions to bury their fetal tissue. And now the Texas Senate has passed a bill that prevents parents from suing medical providers in the event that their babies are born with disabilities, even when the provider knew about the condition in advance but failed to disclose this information to the parents. Senate B...

2017-03-24 05:13:22
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Brookings: Changes in Trumpcare won't save the 24 million losing insurance in the next decade  

The current version of Trumpcare—the one negotiated last week by popular vote loser Donald Trump with conservatives to woo votes for passage—hasn't yet been scored by the Congressional Budget Office, even though it's slated for a vote Thursday. The thing is, though, nothing in those changes is likely to make the bottom line any better for people who are going to lost health insurance under Trumpcare. Any changes made to try to make tax credits better will be offset by the sped-up cuts to Med...

2017-03-24 04:50:05
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Open thread for night owls: As feds retreat on climate, expect states to pick up slack  

Basav Sen is the director of the Climate Justice Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, where Janet Redman is an associate fellow. They recently were interviewed on "The Marc Steiner Show," and summarized themselves in As the White House Drops the Ball on Climate, Expect the States to Pick Up the Slack: "The consequences of these budget cuts would be vast," IPS fellow and U.S. policy director at Oil Change International Janet Redman told the Marc Steiner Show, regarding ...

2017-03-24 04:29:14
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U.S. settles with family of teen who died after being told to drink liquid meth by border officers  

Immigration and human rights advocates have long complained about the lack of accountability when it comes to the culture of violence and excessive force among immigration agents, with a 2014 independent review confirming that border patrol agents "have deliberately stepped in the path of cars apparently to justify shooting at the drivers," with "67 shooting incidents from January 2010 to October 2012." Now the horrific 2013 case of Cruz Velazquez Acevedo, a Mexican teenager who ...

2017-03-24 01:46:23
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No surprise. State Department will approve construction of Keystone XL pipeline, probably on Monday  

Ben LeFebvre at Politico reports that the Trump regime will approve the permit requested by TransCanada Corp. to build the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing President Obama's decision to reject it: The move by the State Department comes 16 months after Obama blocked construction of the 1,200-mile pipeline, which would ship crude from Canada's western oil-sands region to refineries on the Gulf Coast. The pipeline became the subject of major lobbying efforts by both oil i...

2017-03-23 21:37:08
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Congressman says we may have an 'illegitimate president,' calls for immediate halt of Trump agenda  

Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) has emerged as a fierce leader in the Democratic Party during the first eight weeks of Donald Trump's disastrous term. In a blistering statement, Rep. Lieu says we may have an "illegitimate president" and calls for "a total and complete shutdown of any agenda item being pushed by the Trump Administration." REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON REPORT OF TRUMP ASSOCIATES' POSSIBLE COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA March 23, 2017  Press Release ...

2017-03-23 20:43:52
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Republicans fundraising off Trump's delusional claims about Obama spying on him  

The National Republican Congressional Committee is trying to fundraise off of House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes' extremely suspicious claim that, as the NRCC email quotes Nunes, "Members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under surveillance during the Obama administration following November's election." Mind you, Nunes said that what's at issue is legal "incidental collection" of Trump transition (and possibly Trump himself) com...

2017-03-23 20:40:32
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For millions of cancer survivors, this senator's joke about losing mammogram coverage will enrage  

As Republicans move to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take away the basic protections it provides the American people, Senator Pat Roberts thought it appropriate to make a joke about him losing mammogram coverage: xI asked Sen. Roberts if he supports scrapping Essential Health Benefits. "I wouldn't want to lose my mammograms," he snarked. #AHCA— Alice Ollstein (@AliceOllstein) March 23, 2017 Ha! See, get it? These men don't think they should have to pay for lady business...

2017-03-23 18:49:39
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Neil Gorsuch's nomination has the anti-gay religious right 'salivating'  

Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination has the worst-of from the anti-gay religious right "salivating," as writer and activist Alvin McEwen noted, with goals to ultimately undo advances in reproductive rights and LGBT equality (no word what they think of Donald Trump's first two divorces). Among the figures, the National Organization for Marriage—who's president Brian Brown literally wept when the state of New York passed marriage equality in 2011—say they see Gorsuch as ...

2017-03-23 18:41:01
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DSCC puts swing state Republicans on notice with hard-hitting Trumpcare ad  

While the House is still fighting it out over Trumpcare, Senate Democrats are going on offense, with the DSCC launching a gripping new ad called "The Price." The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is launching #FightWealthcare, a new television and digital campaign building on the grassroots movement against the Republican plan that would force Americans across the country to pay more for their health care and leave a staggering 24 million without insurance - all to give taxpay...

2017-03-23 18:07:09
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Here's a room full of men cheering their plan to strip maternity and newborn care  

Donald Trump and Mike Pence met with the far-right House Freedom Caucus to try to make Trumpcare happen on Thursday. Setting aside Trumpcare's apparent death spiral following that meeting, consider what this meeting looked like and what they were trying to do here. The Freedom Caucus wanted to strip little requirements that insurance policies cover like maternity and newborn care, hospitalization, preventive care, emergency room services, and pediatric care. Here's what the meeting looked...

2017-03-23 16:24:44
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Freedom Caucus has some whacked demands to release Trumpcare hostage  

Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis got his hands on the Freedom Caucus demands for Trumpcare, and if you think Paul Ryan's vision is dystopian, get a load of this, per DeBonis's tweets. In addition to getting rid of the essential health benefits—the stuff that makes health insurance worth buying—they want to get rid of the "single risk pool" and allow insurers to create pools for sick people and healthy people. What happens when healthy people get sick, who knows. It's not like they're ...

2017-03-23 15:31:35
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Trump's new health and human services hire believes tattoos are a gateway to drug abuse  

While we're debating the future of medical care in this nation, to wit whether anybody should get any or whether we should just cut to the part where three quarters of us exist primarily as spare parts factories for the one percent, here's Team Trump's just-appointed assistant secretary for health technology at DHS, a big-deal title that sounds like it should be staffed by someone with at least a minimal degree of competence, talking in his 2006 book about how having tattoos is a sign of drug ad

2017-03-23 15:08:37
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CBO releases new Obamacare repeal estimate, and it's even worse for Republicans  

As Republicans struggle to find the votes to repeal Obamacare and strip insurance from millions of Americans, a revised Congressional Budget Office estimate of just how terrible the bill has squeaked through. As a result of the changes arch-conservative Republicans have been making, they now estimate the effects to be even worse. The CBO found that this version of the healthcare plan contains significantly less deficit reduction than the original but would lead to essentially the same levels

2017-03-23 14:43:37
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Midday open thread: Gas plants' methane emissions hugely underestimated; anti-Trump political salons  

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Visit the Trumpiest place on Earth, Mar-a-Lago Theme Park! If Donald Trump manages to complete his term, he has 1398 days to go. A Calendar of Resistance Events • Study finds natural gas plants emit up to 120 times as much methane as was previously estimated: Researchers at Purdue University and the Environmental Defense Fund have concluded in a recent study that natural gas power plants rele...

2017-03-23 14:39:18
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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!  

We did it! We survived! We're back, and better than ever! Or certainly within striking distance of it! Thanks to all of you for your patience, good wishes, and generosity! With your help, we'll be working toward building a system that can handle occasional computer mishaps a lot better, and not miss a beat. There's a lot to catch up on, of course. So as usual, we'll start off with some of that, then wander elsewhere into the news instead! Ready? Listen LIVE, right here at 9:0...

2017-03-23 13:05:26
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Why the big rush on Trumpcare? Ryan needs to destroy Medicaid for the big tax cuts to rich later  

The House of Representatives is now operating under what's actually called "martial law." That means that the rules that say there has to be at least a day between a bill being introduced and being sent to the floor are thrown out. So between now and Monday, March 27, anything House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to force onto the floor can be. Why? Because Ryan wants to kill Medicaid now so he can have tax cuts later. House Speaker Paul Ryan has made a key Republican motive for pushing ahead with t

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Nunes calls leak to Trump a 'judgment call,' while Cummings calls for Nunes to be investigated  

Campaign Action House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes has reportedly apologized to members of his committee for going first to the press and then to Donald Trump with claims that some of Trump's communications had been "incidentally collected" by intelligence agencies. Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat on the committee, said Nunes also said he would provide them with the information he's already provided to Trump, who is under investigation by the FBI, but Nunes isn't maki...

2017-03-23 12:54:49
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Abbreviated pundit round-up: 'A smell of treason in the air'; regretful Trump voters? Not so many  

E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post writes—Gorsuch's big fat lie: With a shrewdly calculated innocence, Judge Neil Gorsuch told a big fat lie at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Because it was a lie everyone expected, nobody called it that. "There's no such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge," Gorsuch said. Gorsuch, the amiable veteran of many Republican campaigns, is well-placed to know how serious a fib that was. As Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) noted, P...

2017-03-23 12:08:58
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Obama: 'America is stronger because of the Affordable Care Act'  

March 23 is the seventh anniversary of Obamacare and it's the day House Republicans are trying to vote to repeal Obamacare and throw tens of millions of people off of health insurance. Former President Barack Obama marked that seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a statement that doesn't directly take aim at the vicious Republican plan, but celebrates many of the ways Obamacare is so very different from what Republicans seek to pass—and subtly calls for a continuing fight ...

2017-03-23 12:08:54
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Hey, House Republicans, new poll shows that even your voters hate Trumpcare  

Trumpcare is getting a major failing grade from the American voting populace, according to a hot-off-the-presses Quinnipiac poll. Even Republican support for the thing is anemic. American voters disapprove 56 - 17 percent, with 26 percent undecided, of the Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Support among Republicans is a lackluster 41 - 24 percent. If their U.S. Senator or member of Con

2017-03-23 11:57:30
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Tillerson orders U.S. embassies to toughen up screening process, check your tweets  

Reuters reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (who totally loves his job) issued a series of instructions earlier this month to U.S. embassies, one of which ordered officials to "develop a list of criteria" for "populations warranting increased scrutiny" in order to force them to undergo a tougher visa process. Because we all know how fairly that kind of screening has gone before for this administration: The flurry of cables to U.S. missions abroad issued strict new guideli...

2017-03-23 11:52:51
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Ryan and Trump keep failing as Trumpcare chaos continues  

House Speaker Paul Ryan promised a vote on Trumpcare today. He insisted on today because of the symbolic value of passing Obamacare repeal on the seventh anniversary of the law's signing. Apparently, even selling it on that point isn't enough to keep him from failing. Following the big meeting between popular vote loser Donald Trump and the maniacs in the Freedom Caucus, it looks like the vote won't happen today, although that's not yet confirmed. That's because the maniacs are moving the go...

2017-03-23 11:39:45
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Trump and Ryan are failing so hard on Trumpcare, the fail will make your head spin  

Multiple sources are reporting that House leadership is postponing the Trumpcare vote, probably until Friday. Reuters says the vote will be Monday, which seems highly unlikely—Paul Ryan isn't going to be helped by letting his members go home to get an earful from their constituents all weekend. The big plan to repeal Obamacare on the anniversary of its signing is a major fail. But apparently that word hasn't filtered up yet. x.@POTUS minutes! ago: "Today, the House is voting to repeal an...

2017-03-23 11:11:28
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It's total Trumpcare chaos in the House  

As of now, the House of Representatives is still supposedly going to have a vote on Trumpcare. The problem is that, as of now, they don't know what's going to be in Trumpcare. Popular vote loser Donald Trump is meeting with the Freedom Caucus late Thursday morning to nail down votes by trading off everything that makes health insurance actually insurance that helps you if you get sick. Republicans are, literally, trying to impose what's called "martial law." They're trying to override the rul

2017-03-23 10:52:03
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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday  

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "Hello, Barack..." I caught this on my 6-inch hospital room TV when I was recovering from abdominal surgery last week. Not the best time for a belly laugh. Damn you, Conan... x x YouTube Video But I'll forgive you. Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold...[Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! [Gong!!]

2017-03-23 10:30:18
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Trump sends message to Freedom Caucus: He's done, vote on Trumpcare tomorrow so he can go golf  

The whole cadre of White House deplorables—Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, Kellyanne Conway, and Mick Mulvaney—just finished meeting with House Republicans and the message was clear. Popular vote loser Donald Trump is over all this. He is demanding they vote Friday and if they don't vote Friday, it's over. xTrump will move on & leave Obamacare in place if he doesn't get AHCA vote, per Mulvaney— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) March 23, 2017 What are they voting on? Who knows!?!?!...

2017-03-23 09:46:40
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Paul Ryan postpones fundraiser with rich folks benefiting from Trumpcare tax breaks  

Paul Ryan was supposed to attend a huge GOP fundraiser in Chicago today with some of the very fat cats that would benefit from Trumpcare's tax breaks—tickets to just even walk into the event were going for $1,000 a piece—but it looks like it has now been rescheduled to tomorrow. That should give Ryan plenty of room today in the House to strip away basically everything but an autopsy report. With the U.S. House of Representatives tied up on the big health care vote, a huge Republi...

2017-03-23 09:36:09
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Dear America, Donald Trump is completely insane  

That may seem like hyperbole. The use of the word "insane" is something that many people feel strongly about, rightly concerned that turning the word into a casual alternative for "jackass" is a slight to people with genuine mental illness. But no. I don't mean that Donald Trump is a jackass … or rather, it's not that he's only  a jackass. He's also nuts, unglued, screwy, crazed, cracked, and potty. Open up the thesaurus and select a term. Not an exaggeration. Because, A...

2017-03-23 09:11:53
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How to wreck an investigation in three easy steps: Nunes destroys his credibility and his committee  

No matter what you did today, you're bound to have had a better day than Devin Nunes. Presented with information that people involved with the Trump campaign—including possibly Donald Trump—may have been caught chatting as part of an FBI probe, Nunes' actions were to: 1) run screaming to Paul Ryan. 2) inform the people caught up in the criminal investigation. 3) hold a press conference. Nowhere in this stream of unconsciousness did Nunes seem to consider the idea that he migh...

2017-03-23 09:11:44
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Chuck Schumer is not making any deals, will filibuster Trump's Supreme Court pick  

Any spineless Senate Democrats considering a deal to confirm Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, will most definitely be trying to cut that deal without support from their leadership. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced he will join a filibuster of Gorsuch: Gorsuch "was unable to sufficiently convince me that he'd be an independent check" on Trump, Schumer said in a Senate floor speech. Gorsuch is "not a neutral legal mind but someone with a deep-s...

2017-03-23 09:04:22
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Paul Manafort used Wilbur Ross' Bank of Cyprus to handle all his illicit Russian funding needs  

TrumpWorld is a land of coincidences. Some of those are happy, like how nice it was that Secretary of Commerce (and "King of Bankruptcy") Wilbur Ross had a bank perfectly suited to launder the money that Paul Manafort raked in helping to spread Putin-ism throughout Eastern Europe, including the $12.7 million Manafort is accused of stealing from Ukraine. Money from both hauls appears to have moved through Ross' Bank of Cyprus. Federal prosecutors became interested in Manafort's act...

2017-03-23 08:59:53
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Republican congressman under criminal investigation for 2016 campaign finance violations  

The House Ethics Committee has confirmed Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California congressman who was among Donald Trump's earliest House supporters, is under criminal investigation for possible campaign finance violations. The Department of Justice has asked the Committee to defer consideration of this matter and the Committee, following precedent, unanimously voted on March 22, 2017 to defer consideration of this matter at this time. The Department of Justice request to the Ethics Com

2017-03-23 08:25:56
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Health groups urge a 'no' vote on Trumpcare, which might give moderate Republicans some spine  

While most of the Republicans who end up opposing Trumpcare if it ends up going to a vote on Thursday will vote against it because it doesn't take health insurance away from enough people as fast as they'd like, there are a few who will be swayed by arguments that would affect an actual human being. Like, you know, the fact that people will die because of what's in this bill. That's the argument being made by almost all the health groups. The American Hospital Association has launched TV...

2017-03-23 08:07:53
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Cartoon: Visit the Trumpiest place on Earth, Mar-a-Lago Theme Park!  

FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book. JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, other stuff, and other stuff still. GET Ruben Bolling's new hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures. ("A book for the curious and adventurous!" -Cory Doctorow)  Book One here.  Book Two here.

2017-03-23 07:32:14
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Morning Digest: Washington Democrats might retake the state Senate as soon as this November  

Leading Off ● Pres-by-LD: Our project to calculate the 2016 presidential results for every state legislative seat in the nation hits Washington, where one rogue Democrat gives the GOP control of the state Senate and where Democrats have a bare state House majority. You can find our master list of states here, which we'll be updating as we add new states; you can also find all our data from 2016 and past cycles here. Each of the Evergreen State's 49 legislative districts has two state rep...

2017-03-23 06:43:23
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2,000 terrified children skip school following an ICE raid in New Mexico  

Terrified immigrant parents kept thousands of children home from school following an ICE raid that targeted the New Mexico community of Las Cruces last month, resulting in a 60 percent spike in absences that the district's superintendent called "alarming": On February 15th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ice) officers conducted a raid in Las Cruces, arresting people at a trailer park on the outskirts of town. The raid came a few weeks after President Trump signed two executi...

2017-03-23 05:25:27
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The cop that killed Eric Garner had a secret history of abuse complaints and now makes almost $120k  

The haunting last words of Eric Garner, "I can't breathe," became one of the unofficial slogans of the Black Lives Matter movement and the larger movement against police brutality. Garner died on July 14, 2014, when NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo fatally choked him after an encounter over the sale of loose cigarettes.  According to documents obtained by ThinkProgress, it turns out that Pantaleo has a history of complaints against him and recommended disciplinary action dating back years ...

2017-03-23 03:58:18
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Not the Onion: Trumpcare could cover aromatherapy, not chemotherapy  

The House is devolving into utter chaos over Trumpcare, over a proposed replacement that is so shoddy, this is what could happen. Under the Republican plan, the government would give people who buy their own insurance money to help them pay for it. A 20-year-old who doesn't get coverage from work or the government, for example, would get $2,000. If the essential health benefits go away, insurance companies would be allowed to sell health plans that don't cover, say, hospital care. Federal...

2017-03-23 03:27:38
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Warren presses labor nominee on whether he'd enforce life-saving silica safety rule  

Sen. Elizabeth Warren spent several minutes pressing Trump labor nominee Alexander Acosta on whether he would enforce the recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule to protect workers from silica. It's no shock that Acosta dodged—after all, Donald Trump didn't nominate him to protect workers' lives. In response to Warren's question—"Will you promise not to weaken the silica rule in any way and not to delay future compliance by even a single day?"—Acosta repe...

2017-03-23 03:25:44
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Forgery and voter fraud charges filed against the former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party  

The Colorado secretary of state's office is filing charges against a single voter relating to the 2016 campaign and the accused is Steven Curtis, former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party. He's been charged with forgery and voter fraud. From ABC 7 in Denver: Steven Curtis was the chairman of the state party from 1997 to 1999. He was charged Feb. 1 with one count of forgery of a public record, a fifth-degree felony, and an elections mail-in ballot offense, a misdemeanor. The c...

2017-03-23 03:06:06
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Are you effing kidding? Some Democrats considering a deal to confirm Gorsuch  

Senate Democrats are once again doing the resistance thing wrong, wrong, wrong. A group of them—thankfully not including the party's leadership—are considering giving up the fight against confirming an inhumane far-right ideologue to the United States Supreme Court while the popular vote loser who nominated him is under investigation by the FBI. The deal Democrats would be most likely to pursue, the sources said, would be to allow confirmation of Gorsuch in exchange for a commitment...

2017-03-23 03:05:56
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The 'moderate' Republicans could kill Trumpcare  

While popular vote loser Donald Trump continues his wooing of the Freedom Caucus maniacs to make Trumpcare happen, the not-so-conservative Republicans are jumping ship. xOur updated whip count: THERE ARE NOW ENOUGH MODERATES ON RECORD TO DEFEAT THE BILL. We need to lock them in. pic.twitter.com/D1ipN9gwwx— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) March 23, 2017 Help the fight. The House is still scheduled to vote on Trumpcare TODAY. Even if you already called your member of Congress, do it again by...

2017-03-23 02:56:19
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Is the Trump Organization vetting new deals on ethics like they promised they would? No comment.  

Donald Trump's business and lawyers, in January: We will absolutely vet all business deals for conflicts of interest to reassure voters that Trump's official actions "are for their benefit and not to support his financial interests." Donald Trump's business and lawyers, in March: We have no comment on that business deal that stands to enrich Trump. Mother Jones reports: The first deal completed after Trump's swearing-in suggested the vetting procedures are weak. This tra...

2017-03-23 02:50:33
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Republicans ready to strip away maternity, mental health, pediatric care and more  

On Wednesday, the Republican plan to strip away health care from millions was headed for failure because, for the furthest extremes of the party, it didn't go far enough to screw over the American people. So Republicans' rolled up their sleeves, got to work, and here's what they came up with: … to extract concessions on the Essential Health Benefits section of the bill, which mandates that insurers offer plans covering 10 services: outpatient care, emergency room visits, hospitaliz...

2017-03-23 02:48:46
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Open thread for night owls: Colin Gordon ponders 'What's the matter with Iowa?'  

At Dissent, Colin Gordon writes—What's the Matter with Iowa? Since January, much of our political attention has been drawn to the dangerously dysfunctional first hundred days of the Trump presidency, whose major policy forays, notably around immigration and health care, have been marked by a frightening combination of flailing incompetence and blunt cruelty. But as Washington has become absorbed by Russia, tax returns, and Twitter tantrums, the right's legislative agenda has unfolded ...

2017-03-23 02:29:41
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GWB White House lawyer: 'FBI uncovering evidence of treason. There is no other word for it'  

On the news that the FBI is investigating the link between Russia's cyber operations and the role that far-right news sites, like Breitbart, may have played in aiding the spread of false information about Hillary Clinton, the former White House Chief Ethics Lawyer during the George W. Bush administration straight up called it what it is—treason: xFBI uncovering evidence of treason.  There is no other word for it.Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) March 23, 2...

2017-03-23 02:15:05
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California proposal would pull public investments from companies bidding on Trump's wall  

A new proposal in California—where national popular vote loser Donald Trump lost the state's popular vote to Hillary Clinton by more than 4 million—would "pull all public investments from companies involved in the construction" of his border wall (that Mexico isn't paying for): Assembly Bill 946 would give CalPERS and CalSTRS, the state's massive public employee and teacher retirement systems, one year to identify and liquidate any holdings in companies working on the wa...

2017-03-23 01:17:52
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Midday open thread: Billions paid for gun-related health care; loss of forests cuts emissions goals  

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Taking a leak: A Calendar of Resistance Events • Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups: Tribal leaders and advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge rejected a broad attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act. But conservative legal groups, aided by some within the adoption industry, contend the law is racist because it only applies to one class of childr...

2017-03-22 21:29:24
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Freedom Caucus: There are 25 solid 'no' votes on Trumpcare  

Popular vote loser Donald Trump used his best negotiator skills Wednesday morning with the Freedom Caucus to convince them to vote for Trumpcare, and the Freedom Caucus says "no thanks." xBREAKING: more than 25 Freedom Caucus 'No's' on AHCA -- group says "start over"— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) March 22, 2017 Who's Alyssa Farah? you ask. She's the maniacs' spokesperson. The bill can only lose 22 Republicans. So much for Paul Ryan's happy talk. Ryan told conservative radio host ...

2017-03-22 20:45:57
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Nunes: there may have been 'incidental collection' of Trump communications  

Republican chair of the House intelligence committee, Devin Nunes, stepped in front of cameras today to drop a bombshell of vagueness. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told a news conference Wednesday that the communications appear to be picked up through "incidental collection" and do not appear to be related to the ongoing FBI investigation into Trump associates' contacts with Russia. He says he believes the intelligence collections were done legally. What does that mean? According to Nun

2017-03-22 19:19:58
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At Rutgers, attendance for a program helping women run for office has surged nearly 300 percent  

Spurred by the 2016 presidential election and subsequent, record-breaking protests against the new administration, a flood of first-time candidates across the nation—primarily women—are readying themselves to run for office "on local ballots, from school boards to town councils to state legislatures": Emily's List, the national organization dedicated to advancing Democratic women in politics, has been contacted by more than 10,000 women saying they were going to run for local an...

2017-03-22 18:08:11
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You want a death spiral? Trumpcare would create a death spiral  

Despite conventional Republican wisdom (and the supposed rationale for repealing it), Obamacare is not failing, and some insurance companies are in a "profit spiral." But if you want to see a death spiral—shrinking enrollments, an increasingly sick pool of enrollees, and skyrocketing premiums—you'll get it with Trumpcare. Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation, explains how high costs are going to be, because it's not just premiums that will increase. Deductibles a...

2017-03-22 17:18:12
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Top Republican runs to White House to share leaked intelligence; it's time for a special prosecutor  

Campaign Action The state of the so-called House investigation into state-sponsored Russian attacks on the 2016 elections—and possible collusion from the Republican presidential campaign—just took a hell of a turn, as the House Republican who supposedly is leading that investigation just announced he was headed to the White House to brief the targets of that investigation on incendiary new details about the state of the investigation against them. Members of the Donald Trump transi...

2017-03-22 17:11:30
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Extremist groups push hard to kill Trumpcare, force Republicans to decide where their loyalties lie  

Just ahead of Thursday's vote, it's a tale of two Trumpcare whip counts in Washington. House Speaker Paul Ryan is sticking to his guns and says Trump is "closing the deal" with Freedom Caucus members. Those same maniacs remain steadfast in denying that, now upping the chance that the bill dies on the floor to 90 percent. It sure seems like the House extremists have decided where their true allegiance lies (and it's not with constituents) because when it comes down to the Koch brothers, ...

2017-03-22 15:56:35
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Wall Street Journal editorial compares Trump to a drunk clinging to an empty gin bottle  

The Wall Street Journal editorial page was reliably right-wing even before Rupert Murdoch bought the paper. Its editors really, really want to have Donald Trump's back. They want him to tell lies they can enthusiastically support. So even in the middle of a sharply critical editorial, you can tell it pains them that he's making it too hard for them—but the fact that the Wall Street Journal editorial board is going at Trump this hard is news. If President Trump announces that No...

2017-03-22 13:52:29
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Rep. Schiff blasts Republican chair for briefing Trump on details of intelligence investigations  

Campaign Action House Intelligence Committee ranking Democratic member Adam Schiff is now out with a response to Rep. Nunes' baffling decision today to brief the Trump White House as to new details of the intelligence investigation against them. He sounds a bit peeved. If accurate, this information should have been shared with members of the committee, but it has not been. Indeed, it appears committee members only learned about this when the Chairman discussed the matter this afternoon

2017-03-22 13:36:17
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Trumpcare is in trouble in the House, and a defeat on this could cripple Trump and Ryan  

What looked like popular vote loser Donald Trump throwing more chaos into the effort to pass Trumpcare out of the House this week might actually be Speaker Paul Ryan's Hail Mary. Because it's looking more and more like even more concessions to the extremists are going to be necessary to get enough votes on this thing. Given the conservative obstinance, GOP leaders are quietly trying to figure out what it would take to get at least some of the Freedom Caucus onboard with the health care bill,

2017-03-22 13:07:40
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One of Jon Ossoff's Republican competitors is getting a boost from former Trump campaign manager  

One of the 11 Republicans in the 18-person field running to take over Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's former House seat has gotten a leg up in the competition to be the Trumpiest of them all thanks to an upcoming campaign appearance by Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's former campaign manager: [Bruce] LeVell, a Dunwoody jeweler who headed Trump's diversity coalition, said Monday that Lewandowski's March 29 appearance in Alpharetta is an indication th...

2017-03-22 13:05:39
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Trump's labor nominee cut a deal with billionaire sex criminal, and it's drawing attention  

It's certain to be one of the more attention-grabbing cases Alexander Acosta, Donald Trump's labor secretary pick, ever worked on. Jeffrey Epstein was a billionaire money manager with a list of high-profile friends who was accused of raping or otherwise sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls, but he pleaded guilty to significantly more minor charges and spent just 13 months in jail under very favorable terms. Now the question is whether Acosta, then a U.S. attorney, let Epstein off easy....

2017-03-22 12:53:50
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Trump's budget does what Republican governors say they want—and that scares them to death  

Republican governors have always had their own form of safety net. No matter how hard they've tried to muck up their state (see Brownback, Sam) there's always the federal government to keep citizens from realizing the sheer ineffectiveness or active harm brought on by their policy. So Republicans like Kentucky's Matt Bevin can nod along to constituents who want to keep the government away from their Medicare. But now Donald Trump is threatening to do the worst thing any Republican gove...

2017-03-22 12:53:46
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Congressional Black Caucus finally gets day with Trump in a meeting not organized by April Ryan  

Two months after the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) requested a meeting with Donald Trump, they finally get their chance to share their concerns about the state of black America under a Trump presidency. On Wednesday afternoon, Trump will meet with members of the CBC after nearly a year of campaign promises in which he told blacks that they had nothing to lose by voting for him.  Of course, you may remember the lead up to this meeting was nothing short of a disaster when Trump insulted ...

2017-03-22 12:39:41
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Reminder: Trumpcare is all about giving tax cuts to the really rich by destroying Medicaid  

Trumpcare is chock-full of tax cuts for the rich. That's the primary thing about it—that, and killing Medicaid. In the proposed $880 billion cut from Medicaid in the next decade is going to provide those tax cuts to the richest—and the new version of the bill they're considering is aimed at making those tax cuts happen faster! Just look at it, courtesy of Kevin Drum and the good folks at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Here's one of the big, hidden tax cuts th...

2017-03-22 12:36:20
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Daily Kos Radio is WALKING ON CRUTCHES at 9 AM ET!  

We're still waiting on the KITM computer to be discharged from the hospital, but the creaky, old MacBook Air gave its all in patching together what passes for an ALL-NEW, pre-recorded episode for today! One thing that's become clear from this incident is that we need to build some redundant capability for KITM, so that if we ever have another computer crash—and everybody is eventually going to have another computer crash—it won't have to go down like this one did! To that end, pleas...

2017-03-22 12:16:35
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Ex-House intel counsel says Rep. Nunes tipping off Trump is 'breakdown in entire oversight process'  

Jeremy Bash is the former chief counsel to the House Intelligence Committee. His background also includes time as the chief of staff to the director of the CIA from 2009 to 2011 and as chief of staff to the secretary of defense from 2011 to 2013. Bash appeared on MSNBC in an illuminating interview. He breaks down precisely why Rep. Devin Nunes' press conference today, in which  he said he intended to share information with the White House about an investigation involving the White House, is...

2017-03-22 12:07:56
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White supremacist charged with murder after traveling to NYC to kill a black man  

The wave of hate crimes following Donald Trump's election continues. James Harris Jackson, a white supremacist with connections to a documented hate group in Maryland, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in the stabbing death of Timothy Caughman, a black man, in New York City. According to NBC 4 New York, authorities want to upgrade the charges against Jackson to a hate crime and first-degree murder, with police saying that Jackson traveled from Baltimore to New Yo...

2017-03-22 11:02:38
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Attack outside British Parliament is being treated as a 'terrorist incident'  

Details are sketchy at this time, but there has been an attack  outside the British Parliament: Britain's Parliament was placed on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon after a man stabbed a police officer and was then shot by other officers. The Metropolitan Police said it was treating the violence as "a terrorist incident," as the country's seat of power was put on high alert. Witnesses also reported that a motorist on Westminster Bridge, next to Parliament, operating a large vehi...

2017-03-22 10:59:43
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Unanimous Supreme Court overturns a Gorsuch decision ... in the middle of his confirmation hearing  

Neil Gorsuch's belief in reading the law as narrowly as needed to screw ordinary people reared its head again during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing Wednesday, but not because of anything Gorsuch himself said on Wednesday. No, the issue was something the entire United States Supreme Court said—that Gorsuch was wrong in a 2008 opinion dealing with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Ian Millhiser writes: Under Gorsuch's opinion in Luke P., a school district compl...

2017-03-22 10:22:34
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Cartoon: Taking a leak  

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2017-03-22 10:21:27
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Sean Spicer will not be talking about people who don't work in the White House ... anymore  

Sean Spicer will now give up making comments on the press, on Democrats, and even on Republicans in Congress. After all… xBREAKING: Re: Manafort, Spicer tells me: "It would be inappropriate for us to comment on a person who is not a White House employee."— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) March 22, 2017 Well there's a new policy, since that "person" would be the same Paul Manafort who Sean Spicer talked about on Monday. Sean Spicer: There's been discussion of ...

2017-03-22 09:11:52
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Spotlight on green news & views: 1000s of gas bubbles in Siberia; GOP lawmaker says God pollutes  

This is the 490th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the March 15 Green Spotlight. More than 26,675 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES Chandler Robbins BoGardiner w...

2017-03-22 09:10:36
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House Democrats are stepping back to let Republicans duke it out over Trumpcare—and own the results  

It's still very much up in the air whether Speaker Paul Ryan has the votes to get Trumpcare through the House, and Democrats have decided to get out of the way and let Republicans fight amongst themselves. "Republicans now are dealing with the fact that they've built a castle on a foundation of lies," Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), who chairs the moderate New Democrat Coalition in the House, said in an interview. "The last thing we would want to do is get in their way." [...] …...

2017-03-22 07:26:39
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Biden rallies against Trumpcare: 'This bill isn't going to pass'  

Former (sigh) Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a rally to defend Obamacare in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, and, being Joe Biden, he took on a couple other major issues as well. Most importantly, Biden laid out just what's wrong with Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare: "Eliminating the Affordable Care Act means eliminating an awful lot of things that people badly need in return for what?" Biden asked. "So the .9 percent in taxes for people making over 250,000 couples can be r...

2017-03-22 05:45:07
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The reality of Obamacare: A 'profit spiral' for health insurers  

Obamacare is not in a death spiral. It's so much not in a death spiral that health insurers are seeing unprecedented stock gains, and their profits haven't stunk, either. Since March 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, the managed care companies within the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index — UnitedHealth, Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana and Centene — have risen far more than the overall stock index. This is no small matter: The stock market soared during that period...

2017-03-22 05:39:23
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Another Trump voter prepares to bid a regretful farewell to his health care  

The membership of the #Trumpregrets team is growing by leaps and bounds as Trump voters discover just what their hero has planned for them. James Waltimire, a police officer on unpaid medical leave, has been going to the hospital in this small city twice a week for physical therapy after leg surgery, all of it paid for by Medicaid. Mr. Waltimire, 54, was able to sign up for the government health insurance program last year because Ohio expanded it to cover more than 700,000 low-income adults

2017-03-22 05:29:37
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Probably drunk U.S. spring breakers chant 'Build the wall!' during Mexican cruise  

So not even Mexicans in Mexico can get a breather from Donald Trump's racist supporters. A Yucatan paper reports that as horrified Mexican passengers watched on, a group of probably drunk American spring breakers chanted "Build the wall!" during a cruise just off the coast of Cancun. Maybe these kids should have spent more time in geography class: Passengers were reportedly stunned this month when a group of U.S. college students burst into chants of "Build the wall!" on a...

2017-03-22 04:26:40
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Anti-immigrant ringleader sad his hate group has been labeled a 'hate group' by SPLC  

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the anti-immigrant Center for Immigration Studies, has a sad. See, he doesn't appreciate the fact that CIS—a top ally of Jeff Sessions and others from the Trump regime—was just labeled a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that tracks hate activity nationwide. Krikorian believes this is really a campaign to delegitimize, silence, and oppress him, and like all delegitimized, silenced, and oppressed people, he penned a...

2017-03-22 04:19:40
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Trump's America: Two coal plants announce closures in Ohio, layoffs at Carrier factories in Indiana  

Remember when Donald Trump appeared in Indiana to announce he'd saved 1,100 jobs that Carrier and United Technologies were planning to send to Mexico? A refresher from early December: "But I will tell you that United Technologies and Carrier stepped it up and now they're keeping — actually the number's over 1,100 people, which is so great, which is so great …. I just noticed — I wrote down because I heard it — since about six years ago, 260 new federal regulations have pas...

2017-03-22 03:55:19
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The Secret Service has requested an extra $60 million for Trump family travel and protection  

No money for Meals on Wheels, no money for health care, endless money for the lifestyles of the rich and infamous: The U.S. Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for the next year, offering the most precise estimate yet of the escalating costs for travel and protection resulting from the unusually complicated lifestyle of the Trump family, according to internal agency documents reviewed by The Washington Post. Nearly half of the additional money, $26.8 million, woul...

2017-03-22 03:45:27
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Tillerson didn't want to be Secretary of State—and his level of effort shows it  

When you give a job to someone who says he doesn't want it, the first thing you should expect is that he will do a miserable job. On that front, Rex Tillerson is certainly living up to expectations. Tillerson says he was content to retire on his modest $180 million golden parachute and live the simple life on his modest equestrian estate. But then Donald Trump called him to serve his nation, and Tillerson issued this stirring response. "I didn't want this job. I didn't seek this job,...

2017-03-22 03:38:34
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Open thread for night owls: Trump administration continues to court anti-Muslim extremists  

Courts looking for evidence of religious animus in the White House's "travel ban" directed against majority-Muslim nations will not have to look very far. A look at the White House guest list will suffice. On Monday night, Brigitte Gabriel, head of ACT for America, tweeted that she was, "In D.C, preparing for my meeting at the White House. What topics would you like me to address?" Among the replies: "Ban sharia law from US,", "Officially identify Islam as a political system and not...

2017-03-22 03:04:38
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: As the WH defends on Russia and attacks on Obamacare, chaos ensues  

We have two themes: Russian connection haunts Trump forever, and what happens to Obamacare repeal? x#Breaking: Trump’s former campaign chairman secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance Putin's interests pic.twitter.com/dKsSQnM9MJ— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) March 22, 2017 The Hill (22 GOP no votes needed to block): The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on ObamaCare repeal plan HOUSE REPUBLICANS No (18) [as of this...

2017-03-22 03:02:39
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Ryan sics Capitol Police on disabled protesters fighting Trumpcare  

Here's a good look for House Speaker Paul Ryan: calling out the Capitol Police to arrest a bunch of people in wheelchairs who are fighting for their lives against his Trumpcare bill. Members of the group ADAPT, which organizes disability rights activists, were protesting against the American Health Care Act currently being debated in Congress and proposed cuts to Medicaid. "I want the Medicaid," the protesters yelled and held signs that carried statements like "Medicaid= life 4 disable...

2017-03-22 02:33:27
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Morning Digest: The one-and-only Sharron Angle launches longshot primary against Rep. Mark Amodei  

Leading Off ● NV-02: On Tuesday, tea partying ex-Nevada Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, who is best known for losing the legendary 2010 U.S. Senate race to Democrat Harry Reid, announced that she would challenge GOP Rep. Mark Amodei in the primary for the 2nd Congressional District. Trump carried this northern Nevada seat 52-40, but Angle could give Team Blue an opening if she upsets Amodei. However, Angle lost last year's Senate primary to party favorite Joe Heck by a brutal 65-23 margin, so ...

2017-03-22 01:57:45
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Infamous 2010 Nevada Senate loser Sharron Angle launches longshot primary against Rep. Mark Amodei  

On Tuesday, tea partying ex-Nevada Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, who is best known for losing the legendary 2010 U.S. Senate race to Democrat Harry Reid, announced that she would challenge GOP Rep. Mark Amodei in the primary for the 2nd Congressional District. Trump carried this northern Nevada seat 52-40, but Angle could give Team Blue an opening if she upsets Amodei. However, Angle lost last year's Senate primary to party favorite Joe Heck by a brutal 65-23 margin, so that's a massive if. A...

2017-03-22 01:52:10
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Not breaking: Sean Spicer is really, really terrible at his job  

Sure, that's not exactly a news bulletin, but it is something that should be pointed out more often. With Devin Nunes loyally trotting over to Trumpany Hall to slip them word that the FBI may have happened on some Trump talk while investigating crimes, White House press secretary Sean Spicer first decided to claim this as vindication of Trump's tweet storm. And he was shocked—shocked!—to find that people might think his boss' voice showing up in the middle of an FBI investigation m...

2017-03-22 01:44:36
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No wonder Republicans are in a hurry: Support for Trumpcare is dropping  

Republicans are trying to get Trumpcare passed as quickly as ever they can, and there's a reason for that: they need to get it done before voters really process just what this bill will do to the American healthcare system. Support is already dropping: Voters are divided on the measure: Approval of the bill declined from 46 percent last week to 41 percent in the new poll, conducted last Thursday through Sunday. Disapproval, meanwhile, ticked up marginally, from 35 percent last week to 38 ...

2017-03-22 01:39:09
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The presidency has been degraded into bad reality TV  

To a certain extent, modern culture is predicated on making everyone's life into a story. The entire concept of social media works by making people's thoughts, pictures, and other assorted moments into a way to pass the day for followers and "friends," while allowing Facebook, Twitter, and Google to sell stuff and use your personal data. We've become a culture which makes our own lives into a form of entertainment that we give away for free. For some, this is a way to connect and ke...

2017-03-22 01:15:10
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Rep. Waters calls for commission, says 'Trump is a liar and FBI Director still has no credibility'  

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is not the least bit satisfied with Director Comey's appearance before the House Intelligence Committee. xMy takeaways: Donald Trump is a liar & the FBI Director still has no credibility. He needs to also explain HIS interference in the election.— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) March 21, 2017 Waters released a scorching statement demanding answers from Director Comey about why he chose to release a letter about Hillary Clinton's email, that...

2017-03-22 01:14:44
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McConnell planning to jam Trumpcare through next week, against all reason or probability  

Whether Trumpcare passes in the House as scheduled Thursday is a 50-50 proposition. The House Rules Committee is meeting Wednesday to establish the rules that will govern the debate on the floor and determine what amendments will be allowed. Meanwhile, popular vote loser Donald Trump is reportedly meeting again with the Freedom Caucus looking for more sweeteners to get them on board. The Congressional Budget Office has not yet finished its work on the current version of Trumpcare, but it is expe

2017-03-22 01:12:51
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Trump's former campaign chairman had $10 million contract to 'greatly benefit' Putin government  

New from the Associated Press: President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests...

2017-03-22 01:10:42
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CNN reports FBI may have proof of collusion between Russia and Trump campaign  

And here's why Republicans really spent the day in a high state of panic. The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, US officials told CNN. On Monday, many Republicans were behaving as if they expected FBI Director Comey to vindicate Donald Trump, if not on the wiretapping tweets, then at least on the idea that the...

2017-03-22 01:03:11
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Fleeing a town hall, congressman caught on hot mic plotting to portray constituents as 'un-American'  

Millionaire Congressman David Trott (MI-11) held a town hall over the weekend and like others across the nation, the venue was packed with unhappy constituents. The Detroit Free Press sets the scene: Solicitous staffers had taken every precaution to limit the damage, scheduling the town hall to begin in the first hour past sunrise on a snowy Saturday morning, in a venue they were obliged to vacate in time to make way for the boat show opening 90 minutes later.  The weather gods were comp...

2017-03-21 21:33:47
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Gorsuch says law gave a truck driver two choices: Freeze or be fired. His fellow judges disagreed  

His Supreme Court confirmation hearing gave Neil Gorsuch a chance to defend his dissent in a case in which he argued that a company had the right to fire a truck driver if he didn't take one of the two options his supervisor presented: haul a trailer with frozen brakes—or sit in an unheated truck in subzero weather, potentially freezing to death. The driver had taken option three—unhitching the trailer and driving the trailerless truck to safety and warmth—an option Gorsuch said did not...

2017-03-21 20:45:06
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Federal agents investigating possible collusion between Russian operatives and Breitbart.com  

Sure, let's throw this into the mix as well: U.S. counterintelligence officials are investigating whether figures at a number of far-right websites—including Breitbart "News," the white nationalist-allied site then managed by Donald Trump's top advisor Steve Bannon—were themselves coordinating with Russian agents. Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as "bots," to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories [from Breitbart ...

2017-03-21 20:40:30
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Senate Republicans split on why they oppose Trumpcare  

While the House leadership continues its arm-twisting of members to try to force them to put through the remarkably awful Trumpcare bill they've cobbled together, the Senate is eyeing them with distrust and the typical loathing. Meanwhile, opposition from all over the Republican spectrum is hardening. More than enough Senate Republicans oppose the House bill to kill it—with rival camps insisting on pulling the bill in opposite directions to meet their demands. With just a 52-48 majority, th...

2017-03-21 20:29:41
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GOP fine with uninsuring 24 million Americans; still twitchy that someone, somewhere might get help  

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Lou Barletta won't be voting for the Republican plan to dismantle health insurance reform. xDue to my concern over lack of verification that tax credits won't go to people unlawfully in US, I can't support AHCA in its current form.— Rep. Lou Barletta (@RepLouBarletta) March 21, 2017 So to recap: Causing 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance? Not a problem. Some undocumented kid might theoretically somehow get a tax credit to help pay for th...

2017-03-21 20:22:03
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Schumer: FBI investigation of Trump makes it 'unseemly to be moving forward so fast' on Gorsuch  

Campaign Action The ripple-effect of the FBI Director James Comey's extraordinary confirmation that there is an active investigation into popular vote loser Donald Trump's campaign and its potential collusion with Russia finally hit where it matters most—with Senate Democrats looking at a rushed Supreme Court nomination. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY): "I'd like to point out that it is the height of irony that Republicans held this Supreme Court seat open for nearly ...

2017-03-21 20:02:17
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GOP congressman's staff filed police complaint against group of senior citizens over weekly visits  

The staff of Rep. Raul Labrador would kindly appreciate it if his Idaho constituents would stop being so darn engaged and trying to meet with the congressman and his staff. They've taken the extraordinary step of filing a complaint against their own constituents. As the the Spokesman-Review notes, the group is largely comprised of older residents: A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador's office in Lewiston has filed a complaint alleging a threat from a group of local citizens who routine...

2017-03-21 19:54:55
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It's definitely Trumpcare now, whether he likes it or not  

Popular vote loser Donald Trump's trip to Capitol Hill Tuesday to strongarm recalcitrant House Republicans means one thing: Trumpcare is all his. Now that he's threatened political violence against its opponents, he owns it. But does he even care about it? On the precipice of the meatiest legislative fight of his young presidency, Donald Trump is increasingly talking about health care like the vegetables of his agenda — the thing he must begrudgingly finish in order to get to what he really...

2017-03-21 18:04:49
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