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Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Kimmel

#EndorseThis: Kimmel Tells Off GOP Scrooges On CHIP And Taxes

Toting his super-cute baby boy Billy, fresh from heart surgery last week, Jimmy Kimmel is back with a sharp message for Congress: Fully fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program known as CHIP – and do it right now instead of prioritizing the Trump tax plan. “I don’t know what could be more disgusting than putting […]

December 12, 2017
Democrats

How Democrats Can Avoid Blowing Their Best Chance To Take The House In A Decade

Republican consultant Rick Wilson says Democrats can win in 2018, but only if they follow his advice: “Get on and stay on one message, don’t make it about all the other party-purity issues. ‘Obamacare wasn’t perfect but the GOP made it 1000x worse.’ The ads write themselves.”

May 8, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: There Is No Cure For This Condition

To Danziger, the warning issued by Nancy Pelosi to her Republican colleagues over their bill to “repeal and replace” Obamacare sounded like the script of a horror movie. And in a way, it was.

May 7, 2017
Trumpcare

House Revives Zombie Trumpcare — Which Senate Is Likely To Kill

Hidden in the Trumpcare bill s a provision allowing insurers to reduce benefits in insurance policies provided by employers. The employee beneficiaries are not covered under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, at all, but were protected by the ACA’s required coverage provisions.

May 4, 2017
Danziger enjoys Republicans boxing each other

Danziger: How Do We Know When To Cheer?

Two angry elephants pounding each other in the ring – one named Paul, the other pompously calling himself “Freedom.” Like Danziger, we’re rooting for the ref.

March 26, 2017
GOP Disaster as Trump Ryan pull bill

GOP Disaster: Ryan And Trump Pull Health Care Bill Before Vote (Again)

The GOP disaster in failing to pass the health care measure called into question Trump’s ability to get other key parts of his agenda, including tax cuts and a boost in infrastructure spending, through a Congress controlled by his own party.

March 24, 2017
Trump is ripping us off

We Need A Simple Way To Remind Everyone That Trump Is Ripping Us Off

We should take a lesson from Trump’s GOP, which won bigly by appealing directly to its base with full-throated partisan rhetoric. America needs an uprising from the left that is large enough to wipe away the damage conservative selfishness has done to our nation and planet. And it can’t start soon enough.

February 20, 2017
Protesters swarm Rep. Tom Reed's town hall in upstate New York

Cowardly Republican Legislators Canceling Weekend Town Hall Meetings

Republican officeholders have been canceling planned town halls because they don’t want to face critics upset that they may soon lose their health insurance or see an increase in costs as the GOP plans to undermine Obamacare. Even worse, they don’t want organized progressive groups to show up with posters, video cameras, and a determination to challenge them in public while posting the confrontations on YouTube.

February 18, 2017
Danziger on Trump split with Republicans over health care

Danziger: The Best Medicine

Discord between Trump and Congressional Republicans over how to replace Obamacare threatens to drive the GOP over an ideological cliff — or so Danziger fondly imagines.

January 17, 2017
Trump's Obamacare repeal promise: insurance for everybody

Trump’s Big Health Care Promise: ‘Insurance For Everybody’

“We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump told the Washington Post. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.” Trump was also quoted as saying in the interview that he would target pharmaceutical companies over drug pricing and insist they negotiate directly with the Medicare and Medicaid government health plans for the elderly and poor.

January 16, 2017
Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) speaks at K'NEX in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Tim Kaine Says Congressional Republicans Strategically Leak Investigation Details To The Press — He’s Right

Kaine’s support of publicly releasing all documents provided to Congress is a response to the selective “drip” of politically damaging information from congressional Republicans to the media. That drip isn’t likely to end any time soon.

August 17, 2016

Democrats Urge Zika Funding Vote, Republicans Unmoved

Forty-one Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday urged Republican congressional leaders to summon lawmakers back from their summer recess to vote on emergency funding to combat the Zika virus, but Republicans blamed Democrats for the inaction in Congress. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan accused Democrats of obstructing the funding and said President Barack Obama’s administration has failed to spend existing funds to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne virus.

August 5, 2016

When Will Corporate America Confront Republican Climate Denial?

What would forward-looking American corporations do if they really, truly, seriously wanted to stop climate change? They would do what they do whenever they want to influence any important policy change, of course.

December 4, 2015

Republicans Pick Ryan For House Speaker Before Budget Vote

Paul Ryan was chosen by fellow Republicans on Wednesday as their nominee to be the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, with the party uniting around the former vice presidential candidate ahead of a tough vote on a budget deal.

October 28, 2015

5 Reasons The GOP Might Actually Blow Up Our Economy This Time

Because the GOP has spent the last six years nurturing and catering to extremists, disaster is more likely than ever. Here’s why.

October 26, 2015

Republicans Punish Their Own For Speaking The Truth

So another Republican congressman has come forward to admit that his party’s Benghazi obsession is little more than an undisguised effort to damage the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner.

October 17, 2015

The Freedom Caucus’ Forebears: The Original Islamic Extremists

The lesson here: If the cause is made out to be holy and sacrosanct, then not even the most dedicated leaders are safe from the true believers.

October 16, 2015

Who Is Still Running For Speaker Of The House?

The House of Representatives is in a state of total chaos, after the sudden withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the race to become Speaker. Who will get the job now? Who would even want it? Here are just a few possibilities.

October 8, 2015

U.S. House Votes Against Iran Deal In Two Symbolic Votes

The U.S. House of Representatives defeated a resolution backing the nuclear agreement with Iran on Friday, in a symbolic vote engineered by congressional Republicans who object to the deal.

September 11, 2015

Why Israel’s Security Experts Support The Iran Deal — And Why Iran’s Hardliners Don’t

On the Iran deal, mainstream opinion in Israel’s military and intelligence circles is more closely aligned with Barack Obama than Bibi Netanyahu — as two former chiefs of the Jewish state’s spy services have publicly declared.

August 6, 2015
Sidney Blumenthal

Abusing Power: How The Benghazi Committee Works ‘The New York Times’

Sidney Blumenthal’s sworn testimony debunked the suggestion that he had been involved in any Libyan “business venture,” that he had derived monetary profit from any such venture, or that he had used his friendship with Hillary Clinton to advance his mythical business interests.

June 18, 2015

Coach Denny, Grandma Nancy, And America’s Family Values

Unlike Newt Gingrich, whose own serial adulteries became a national joke, Dennis Hastert was evidently never suspected of any such “misconduct,” as the indictment described it. Republicans keep telling everyone how shocked they are, but they really shouldn’t be. Here’s why.

June 3, 2015

There’s Plenty of Money. Really.

Republican lawmakers always tell us there isn’t enough money. But in fact there is plenty — it’s just hard to find when an entire class of taxpayers can avoid paying their share.

April 14, 2015
5 Barack Obama accomplishments and successes

5 Obama Accomplishments & Successes Republicans Have To Pretend Never Happened

Despite the GOP’s best efforts, Americans can’t ignore President Obama’s legacy.

March 23, 2015