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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Schumer

Schumer Didn’t ‘Sell Out’ — He Folded A Bad Hand To Play Again

If the recent brief government shutdown accomplished nothing else, it sent Donald Trump into hiding for three days, no small blessing.  Somebody convinced him that golfing in Florida would look bad, and his minders didn’t trust him to do any actual negotiating, so the president holed up in the White House watching TV and yakking […]

January 23, 2018
shutdown

Democrats End Trump Shutdown After Republicans Commit To DREAM Act Vote

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. After Donald Trump and the Republicans spent three days failing to get their act together, Democrats helped end the Trump shutdown in exchange for a promise that DREAMers will finally get a vote within the next two weeks, according to a senior Democratic aide. “We expect that a bipartisan bill on DACA […]

January 22, 2018
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. (Flickr)

Schumer, McConnell Reach Pact On Shutdown And DACA Vote

Negotiating a path Senator Chuck Schumer calls “neutral and fair to all sides,” Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill reached a deal to re-open the government on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP senators promised Democrats that the chamber would take up an immigration bill to protect 800,000 Dreamers from deportation. Schumer […]

January 22, 2018
shutdown

Poll: Voters Reject Republican Spin On Government Shutdown

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.  For any Republicans still in denial about how the looming government shutdown might play politically, a new poll confirms their worst fears. “A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds substantially greater Republican risk in a government shutdown, with Americans by a 20-point margin saying they’re more likely to blame Donald Trump and […]

January 19, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: Hearts Of Gold

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

December 22, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: The Kiss Of Debt

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

December 2, 2017
tax reform

#EndorseThis: The Hideous Truth About Trump’s Tax Reform

It’s always fun when The Daily Show compares and contrasts past statements by politicians with what they’re actually doing now. So as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan prepare to ram through a “tax reform” bill that will increase the deficit by $1.4 trillion, you can listen to what they said […]

November 29, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Scorches Politicians Who ‘Let NRA Run This Country’

Jimmy Kimmel is emotionally wrenched by the horrible massacre in Las Vegas, where he grew up. He’s angry, too. The conscientious comedian is tired of hearing the media refrain that we can do nothing to prevent gun violence. Because, as he says, “of course there’s something we can do about it.” “I don’t know why […]

October 3, 2017
Trump

Trump Launches A Suicidal War On His Own Party

With his approval rating sinking, Trump has decided his problem is that he has too many allies. So he set out to rid of himself of an important one: Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

August 13, 2017
Krugman

Paul Krugman: Republicans Are On The Brink Of Completing A Long, Deadly Con

On Thursday, the New York Times columnist called Republicans’ efforts to roll back some of the savage Medicaid cuts a “scam.” That’s because McConnell’s health care legislation dictates tax-favored health savings accounts pay insurance premiums. This would not only enable the rich to set up huge tax shelters, but subject them to marginal tax rates, providing obscene savings.

July 14, 2017
Obama

Did Obama “Choke” When Kremlin Attacked Our Election?

Fewer than two months ago, on May 10, 2017, President Trump invited two Russian diplomats into the White House to celebrate his firing of FBI Director James Comey. Having boasted on national TV that he’d removed Comey as a means of relieving pressure from the “fake news” investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential […]

June 29, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Life’s A Mitch

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from theWall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the […]

June 29, 2017
poor

Senate Republicans Struggling To Salvage “Healthcare” Bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial changes. Republican leaders hope to agree on changes to the legislation by Friday so lawmakers can take it up […]

June 29, 2017
McConnell

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Sympathizes With “Lovechild” McConnell

Seven years in the making — and now the Republican legislation to “repeal and replace Obamacare” is finally here. Except that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew his bill from the floor abruptly on June 27. Stephen Colbert sympathizes with poor McConnell (and not only because he suspects the Kentucky Republican may be the “unacknowledged […]

June 28, 2017
Senate

Senate Health Care Bill Would Leave 22 Million Without Insurance

Republicans have targeted Obamacare since it was passed in 2010, viewing it as costly government intrusion and saying that individual insurance markets are collapsing. The legislation expanded health coverage to some 20 million Americans, through provisions such as mandating that individuals obtain health insurance and expanding Medicaid.

June 26, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Defective At Birth

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from theWall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the […]

June 22, 2017
McConnell

Big Pharma, Insurance Lobbies Behind GOP’s Secret Health Care Bill

IMAGE: Donald Trump (L) gives a thumbs up sign as he walks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

June 21, 2017
Trumpcare

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Dramatizes The Terrors Of Trumpcare

To Trevor Noah, the Senate Republicans’ insistence on hiding their Trumpcare bill is reminiscent of a teenage boy hiding to masturbate. “What are you doing in there?!” demands America, banging on the Senate door. “Nothing!” cries an excited Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he finishes off Medicaid. It’s a raunchy metaphor, but the Republicans have […]

June 21, 2017