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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.

 

Former Vice President Joe Biden

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Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

President Donald Trump's media allies are distorting a quote from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in order to falsely claim that Biden called police "the enemy." The lie followed a now well-trod path from Trump's campaign to his propagandists in Fox News prime time.

Biden has called for police reform following the brutal killing of George Floyd by officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While describing some of his campaign's proposals during an interview with progressive activist Ady Barkan published by NowThis News on Wednesday morning, Biden highlighted the problem of police militarization and how it impacts public perceptions of law enforcement.

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