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Chew on this, Paul Ryan: Nation's uninsured rate is at an all-time low

Here's something for House Speaker Paul Ryan to chew on as he battles futilely to unite Republicans behind and Obamacare repeal and replace plan. Obamacare is doing pretty well at the moment, thank you very much. x The nation's uninsured...Show More Summary

White House says Trump has been 'incredibly tough on Russia.' Trump disagrees

While we wait for the next bombshell revelation about the popular vote loser’s ties to Russia—and for congressional Republicans to put country over party—let’s take a moment to revisit a laughable moment from Tuesday’s White House press...Show More Summary

Senators McCaskill, Carper ask Defense Department to clarify Trump's use of unsecured smartphone

We keep hearing that Donald Trump is continuing to use his original, unsecured Android smartphone while in the White House. Now Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill and Tom Carper have written a letter to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis...Show More Summary

They've been waiting for 44 years to overturn Roe v. Wade—and now they have their chance

Here we are, less than a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, and he and his merry band of misfits are busy actively working to dismantle our rights and our democracy. And if they get their way and finally control women’s bodies the...Show More Summary

Maryland lawmakers pass resolution allowing attorney general to file suit against Trump's policies

In Maryland, the General Assembly has just taken an intriguing new step in the efforts to resist Donald Trump's most ridiculous orders. By a party line vote, they've authorized the state's (Democratic) attorney general to sue the federal...Show More Summary

McConnell agrees with Gorsuch that judges shouldn't be criticized, then trashes 9th Circuit judges

Campaign Action Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell went on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday to really go out on a limb and say that he agrees with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch that judges shouldn't be attacked. "I happen to agree...Show More Summary

Attention, Coloradans! Rep. Mike Coffman says he wants to hear your ACA stories in person next week

It was less than one full month ago that Rep. Mike Coffman bolted out the side door of his own constituent meeting after the overflow crowd wanted to drive home the message that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act was unacceptable. Coffman...Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Pruitt a menace; deferred maintenance takes toll at Oroville

This is the 482nd edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). The Green Spotlight appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the February 11 edition. More than 26,415 environmentally...Show More Summary

In light of the latest Russia news, we should trust Trump with the Supreme Court?

Campaign Action On Monday, before all Russian hell broke loose at the White House forcing National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to resign (or be fired, or be hounded out by the fake media, depending on who in the WH is doing the talking)...Show More Summary

Trump administration unveils 'Trumpcare'—higher costs for less coverage for middle-income Americans

Campaign Action The Trump administration, with Obamacare-hater Tom Price now ensconced at the head of Health and Human Services, is proposing a rule that they say would stabilize Obamacare markets. The proposed rules aren't exactly the draft rules leaked last week, but are easily as damaging. Show More Summary

If anyone is setting up the nation for imminent attack, it's Republicans and Trump, not judges

"THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!" screamed a Trump tweet last week after Ninth Circuit judges denied the government's request to reinstate his Muslim ban. The reality is, Donald Trump is putting the security of our nation atShow More Summary

Steve King: Sources of Trump-Russia leaks 'need to be purged'

Remember how, in the Watergate scandal, the cover-up was worse than the crime? According to Rep. Steve King, when it comes to Donald Trump’s national security adviser resigning over his secret conversations with a Russian official, the...Show More Summary

Unpresidented. U.S. spies said to keep intelligence away from Trump because they don't trust him

From behind a paywall,  The Wall Street Journal reports that Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump on Leak Concerns: U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned...Show More Summary

Donald Trump just announced a Florida rally THIS WEEKEND—here is how YOU can attend

Comrade Trump misses the adoring crowds so much he’s decided to hold a rally this Saturday, in what’s no doubt an attempt to steer the conversation away from the news he and his staff may be compromised by the Russians. After canceling...Show More Summary

Republican Senate blocks rule keeping guns out of the hands of those with severe mental illness

As part of their ongoing efforts to make America less safe, the Republican Party is doing away with one of the few reforms to America's lunatic gun policies that followed the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Because it's...Show More Summary

Republicans block independent inquiry of Kremlingate, which might set bar for 'all future scandals'

GOP House Intelligence chair Devin Nunes pretty much summed up the standard Republican line on launching an independent investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia during an election that was heavily tainted by Russian interference.  “There is not going to be one; I can tell you there is absolutely not going to be one. Show More Summary

Pence in the wilderness: Trump's veep acts like he's being left out, but an act is all it is

One of the plot lines to emerge from the ‘national security adviser secretly making promises to the Russian ambassador’ sub-scandal of the greater Trump/Russia super-scandal is the ‘poor Pence in the wilderness’ saga. You know the one. Vice...Show More Summary

No, conservatives, Betsy DeVos is absolutely not the new Ruby Bridges

To state the obvious, we have a problem with racism in this country. We don’t fully understand its complexity and we struggle to talk about it. Adding to the problem is the fact that conservatives are notorious for calling out everything...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Arizona executions now BYO; solar nearly doubled in 2016; traffic deaths soar

Today’s comic by Matt Bors is Trump's Mar-a-Lago Situation Room: • Pope Francis sides with indigenous people on matters affecting ancestral lands: Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to anyShow More Summary

Reports say Trump's labor nominee has withdrawn, whining about 'abuse'

First there were the reports that Andy Puzder, Donald Trump’s labor secretary nominee, was facing opposition from Republicans. Then came the whining from sources close to the multi-millionaire snowflake about all the abuse he was taking. Show More Summary

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