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If Republican policies are so great, why are so many red states so poor?

Arkansas passed a set of laws on Tuesday designed to copy Mississippi’s strict abortion restrictions that have the one clinic in the state that performs the procedure constantly on the verge of closing. North Dakota and Kansas are attempting to ban abortion completely. North Carolina is just trying to make it impossible for non-Republicans to vote.

Red states — as The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart has often pointed out — are the “meth labs of Democracy.”

Check out this video from Tuesday’s Daily Show and you won’t be surprised that the need for food stamps is growing the most quickly in counties that vote Republican.

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Amy Coney Barrett

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Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States.

According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day."

"The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia," the Times reported.

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