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The Republican “replacement” for the Affordable Care Act was created for satire –with its section on removing subsidies from any poor person who wins the lottery — and nobody could be more eager than John Oliver to lampoon the new GOP health care bill, known as the “American Health Care Act.”  The Last Week Tonight host rakes over House Speaker Paul Ryan, White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and every other official responsible for this health care debacle, but none more than Donald Trump.

“This plan is literally taking money from the poor, and giving it to the very rich,” says Oliver — and he plays a clip of Fox News host Tucker Carlson admonishing Ryan about the bill’s plutocratic impact to prove his point.

Oliver is brilliant and coruscating as ever — but if you don’t have time for the entire segment, fast forward to 16:00 for the incredibly funny “Catheter Cowboy” ad that he placed on Fox and Friends, hoping to educate that show’s Oval Office fan about his own health care bill.

 

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As Republicans cash in on right-wing outrage over the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s winter home Mar-a-Lago — pelting Trump supporters with fundraising emails and pleas for donations — Trump ally Steve Bannon is taking things a step further, leveling bogus accusations against the FBI and invoking the “deep state.”

Bannon, a former Trump White House strategist indicted and then pardoned by Trump, appeared on a recent version of Infowars with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and performed a bogus rant. He accused the FBI of planting evidence against Trump at Mar-a-Lago and claimed that the Biden government had plans to assassinate the ex-president.

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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 books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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