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Friday, July 28, 2017

Sister Simone Campbell Urges Senators: “Stop This Destruction Of Healthcare In Our Nation”

Sister Simone Campbell — executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby based in Washington, D.C. — on Thursday released a series of videos urging a handful of relatively moderate Republican senators to vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act.

In addition to targeted appeals — to Senators Bill Cassidy (LA), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Rob Portman (OH), Jeff Flake (AZ), and Dean Heller (NV) — Sister Campbell released another video in which she reads from a letter signed by 7,150 Catholic Sisters representing all 50 states and sent to the entire U.S. Senate earlier this week.

As Catholic women religious, we have witnessed firsthand the moral crisis of lack of quality, affordable healthcare in this country.



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#EndorseThis: “Bernie Sanders” Debunks Avocado Toast On ‘@midnight’

It’s been exactly one year since the Democratic primaries and the last time James Adomian could break out his Bernie Sanders impression in any relevant sense. (Meanwhile, his touring partner, Anthony Atamanuik, plays Trump every Thursday on Comedy Central.) Still, Sanders-as-Adomian popped in during Wednesday’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick — in its fourth and final season — to debunk the myth that millennials invented avocado toast.

What Sessions Should Tell Trump About Pardons — Before It’s Too Late

When Donald Trump issued a tweet reminding everyone that as president he has “the complete power to pardon,” did he mean to suggest that he can pardon himself? Or simply to boast that he can issue pardons without consulting any other authority or facing any consequences?

The impact of Trump’s provocative statement — along with news accounts suggesting he may issue a flurry of pardons to stonewall special counsel Robert Mueller — forced a denial from his lawyer Jay Sekulow. But whatever impulse propels him now, someone ought to tell Trump that while the pardon power is indeed a solo prerogative of his office, it isn’t quite absolute.…

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