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Do 'pro-life' Republicans want 6-year-old Timmy Morrison to die along with Obamacare?

Campaign Action Vox's Sarah Kliff has an important story to tell about one small but critical component to Obamacare, and she does it in a most effective way. She explains how one family, and one little boy, have been saved by a provision...Show More Summary

One reason why House Republicans won't stand up to Trump: He won easily in most of their districts

From the moment Donald Trump secured the 2016 presidential nomination, throughout his Access Hollywood sexual-assault tape scandal, and even right up until today, Republican elected officials have overwhelmingly given him their full backing. Show More Summary

Federal judge blocks Texas from cutting off Planned Parenthood funding over doctored videos

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas lawmakers could not deny Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood over doctored videos made by anti-abortion activists in 2015. KPRC-2 reports: An injunction issued by U.S. District Sam Sparks of...Show More Summary

Mike Pence wants to repeal the law he used to fix the HIV outbreak his policies helped cause

Mike Pence voted against Obamacare, has been one of the loudest voices calling for Planned Parenthood to be defunded, and has advocated sending HIV prevention funding to conversion therapy. But when one Indiana county had a major HIV...Show More Summary

Schumer: Justice Department rules require Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from Flynn investigation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s dealings with Russia. In a Washington Post op-ed, Schumer...Show More Summary

Churches stand up to Trump's oppressive policies, offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants

Religions take various approaches to social justice issues—with some leaning more liberal than others, but churches have long been on the front lines of protecting members of vulnerable communities. And in Trump’s America, churches are...Show More Summary

Trump still knows nothing about black history—even after visiting National African American Museum

Good thing we weren’t waiting for Donald Trump to say something intelligible about Black History Month or black history in general, because his impeachment is likely to come far sooner. He did, however, manage to make a stop today at...Show More Summary

Sean Spicer: Trump respects the press, and is unifying the country, and his cabinet is diverse ...

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer began his tenure by lying outright about crowd sizes. From there he's settled into a now-familiar routine: every day(-ish), he walks out from the burning garbage fire that is the Donald Trump White...Show More Summary

Watch Sen. McConnell speed past 1,000 Kentucky constituents to attend private meeting with 50 people

This was the scene inside Sen. Mitch McConnell’s constituent meeting today, where he met with around 50 people.  x The contrasting scene inside the American Legion Hall where @SenateMajLdr is about to speak. Protesters outside outnumber folks in here. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Many axed oil jobs not coming back; resistance not slowing down

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Orwellian reversals for 2017: A Calendar of Resistance Events & Resistance in Your Backyard • Study shows marriage equality laws reduced teen suicide:  States that legalized   same-sex marriage   before...Show More Summary

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley confronted by immigrant who risked his life for the U.S. in Afghanistan

You’ve got to hand it to Sen. Chuck Grassley: he’s one of the few Republicans who decided to meet with constituents in a series of town halls in his home state of Iowa. In Iowa City, he faced an overflow crowd. Among the people who wanted to speak with Sen. Show More Summary

Trump voters are still feeling sad and attacked, and we really don't give a damn

Another day, another entry into the seemingly unending list of stories about Trump supporters being delicate little flowers who demand America's respect but are too damn stupid to earn it. But less than one month into Trump’s term, many...Show More Summary

He can't make it there—Trump avoids going home and seeing the huge, angry crowds of NYC

You Can’t Go Home Again is a 1940 novel that tells the story of a man who pens a successful novel about his hometown. The residents are so unhappy with how they are portrayed, he’s greeted with anger and outrage, eventually driving him out of town. Donald Trump finds himself in a similar situation. Show More Summary

New Homeland Security rules outline plan for Trump's 'deportation force'

The Department of Homeland Security released new memos Tuesday outlining how popular vote loser Donald Trump’s administration plans to significantly ramp up deportation of undocumented immigrants, many of whom pose no actual threat to the nation's safety. Show More Summary

Muslim ban 2.0 is coming ... if the Trump team can get its act together

Donald Trump insists that his Muslim ban is perfect in every way and just the victim of a bad court decision … but he’ll be issuing a new version of the ban, anyway, rather than trying to defend the fabulous original. A key challenge...Show More Summary

Trump nominees want quick confirmation because they're too contemptible for public scrutiny

If you didn’t catch this piece earlier today, go check it out. It’s a remarkable admission by Republicans that their unqualified, rich fuck nominees can’t stand public scrutiny. The key line: Very few people at that level don’t haveShow More Summary

Donald Trump is too busy showboating to do the hard work of creating jobs and rebuilding America

Donald Trump isn’t getting stuff done because Donald Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing—or even what he would need to do to get stuff done. Take infrastructure. Jonathan Cohn lays out the differences between how Barack Obama put together...Show More Summary

Trump's nominees worry his 'fine-tuned machine' is letting them get hung out to dry

Senate Democrats are working hard to slow down the confirmation process for Donald Trump’s nominees, subjecting them to some of the extreme vetting the popular vote loser is so fond of. But Democrats are also getting a valuable assist from none other than the Trump White House. Show More Summary

Donald Trump says 'nyet,' but Russian officials say 'dah dah'!

Donald Trump keeps using those words ... “I have nothing to do with Russia,” he told reporters on Thursday. “To the best of my knowledge, no person that I deal with does.” But it’s clear that they do not mean what most people think they...Show More Summary

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