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Before Obamacare, you couldn’t get insurance if you had any of these conditions

Kaiser compiled an interesting list of conditions — pre-existing conditions — that could get you denied for health insurance before passage of Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act. AIDS, Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, MS, being transgender, and even being an expectant parent. All of those could be cause for denial when applying […]

Jimmy Kimmel tearfully reveals newborn son has heart defect, makes plea for Obamacare

Jimmy Kimmel revealed last night, on the air, that his new son Billy was born last week with a heart defect, and had to undergo open-heart surgery on his third day of life. Kimmel’s emotional telling of the tale is just heart-wrenching to watch. Kimmel ended the monologue (about 10 minutes in) with a defense […]

GOP congressman: People with pre-existing conditions lead “bad” lives

Republican Congressman Mo Brooks, who is a member of the US House Freedom Caucus, responsible for creating the new TrumpCare plan to repeal Obamacare, said today that people who have pre-existing conditions lead bad lives and are therefore to blame for their conditions. Which is news to my asthma and my retinal detachment, and my mom’s […]

Was a Russian reporter flashing Alt Right hand-signs in the White House?

A reporter with the Russian propaganda publication Sputnik, Cassandra Fairbanks, was in the White House recently with controversial far-right (some say white supremacist “Alt Right”) leader, and conspiracy theorist, Mike Cernovich. Fairbanks...Show More Summary

URGENT: Pence says GOP has Obamacare repeal votes. Contact Congress now.

[[First_Name]], the Center for American Progress is reporting that Vice President Mike Pence says House Republicans have the votes to repeal Obamacare. We need you to contact the swing votes now in order to stop this disaster. Use this simple Web site to call, tweet and Facebook the key swing votes in the US House. The […]

Trump blames Obama for Trump hiring Michael Flynn after Obama fired him

On Fox News last night, Donald Trump again defended his embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and then blamed President Obama for not sufficiently vetting Michael Flynn to be Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser. Oh yes. Trump is now claiming that Obama appointed Flynn as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 to […]

New evidence says Bannon objected to “Jewish” school for his kids

The New Yorker’s Connie Bruck reports on new evidence that top Trump White House adviser, Steve Bannon, took issue with his daughter’s potential school because, in Bannon’s view, it had too many Jews. Please add your name to those calling on Bannon to be fired. We had learned last summer that Bannon’s ex-wife, Mary Louise […]

Congress members and staff exempt selves from Obamacare repeal

The new compromise Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) contains a provision exempting members of Congress and their staff from the repeal. Yes, you heard that right. Congress is going to repeal Obamacare for you and me, and keep it for themselves. Add your name below to those demanding Congress not repeal […]

O’Reilly replacement makes sexist joke about Ivanka Trump on the air

Fox News host Jesse Waters, whose show was moved into primetime as a replacement for the O’Reilly Factor, after O’Reilly was fired/resigned following repeated sexual harassment allegations, appears to have just made an oral sex joke, on the air, about Ivanka Trump. On his show, “The Five,” Waters showed a clip of Ivanka Trump speaking […]

Hey Jeff Sessions: Alabama is 2 to 3 times more dangerous than NYC

Donald Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who spent years as the Senator from Alabama, accused New York City cops last week of being “soft on crime.” While I was living in New York City, I felt far safer than I ever did in Washington, DC. And, I never felt unsafe, even late at night. I can’t say […]

100 Chechen gays kidnapped, tortured, arrested in growing Russian pogrom

The NYT has a blockbuster story today about the growing anti-gay pogrom in Russian Chechnya. Chechen authorities, who claim that homosexuality doesn’t exist in Chechnya — a popular trope among anti-LGBT regimes — have been arresting and/or kidnapping, and torturing, gay men across the region. One hundred gay men have reportedly been ensnared in the crackdown […]

Trump threatens govt shutdown if Americans don’t pay for wall Trump said Mexico would pay for

Donald Trump is demanding that the American people fund the “wall” with Mexico, or he may shut down the entire government and cut off Obamacare payments for poor Americans’ health coverage. In other words, Trump is threatening to hold the American people hostage unless we let him break a major campaign promise. I’d reported previously on Trump’s threat […]

Obamacare repeal is back: New Trump plan guts pre-existing conditions, basic benefits

Donald Trump and conservatives in the US House have reportedly come up with a new compromise to gut the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Under the new Trump/Ryan plan, states would be able to opt-out of the ACA’s pre-existing condition protections and basic benefits requirements. Take Action:  1) Add your name to those demanding Congress […]

Resistance works: Trump’s first 100 Days have been an unmitigated disaster for the GOP

Think back to the night of November 8, 2016. Democrats weren’t simply shocked and demoralized, we were terrified. Republicans controlled the presidency, the Congress, and would likely soon have a majority on the Supreme Court to boot. There was nothing Democrats could do to stop them, and if we tried, the Senate would go nuclear and […]

Lurid Trump dossier used to get FISA warrant on Page

CNN is reporting that last year’s lurid dossier about Donald Trump — the one written by the former British spy — was successfully used by the FBI in order to get a FISA warrant to eavesdrop on former Trump foreign policy aide Carter Page. Please add your name to those urging Congress to appoint a […]

Trump’s potential flip-flop on climate is good and bad

My friend Greg Sargent at the Washington Post has a nice write-up of the latest news that Donald Trump may, or may not, be preparing to flip-flop on climate change. You’ll recall that Trump had earlier declared climate change a “Chinese hoax.” Were Trump to come around on climate change, of course that’d be a good […]

Trump forgets to put hand on heart for National Anthem

Today’s White House Easter Egg Roll started with the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. This being the Trump White House, there was a bit of a glitch. Trump apparently forgot to put his hand on his heart during the singing of the national anthem. In the video below, you can see Melania nudging Donald from […]

Tone-deaf United does it again: Will only reimburse passengers who promise not to sue

Already reeling from the disastrous fallout from the airline knocking a passenger unconscious, breaking his noise, knocking out two teeth, and then dragging his seemingly lifeless body down the aisle in order to make room for a United employee who wanted the man’s seat, United Airlines apparently felt that it wasn’t hated quite yet enough. CNN […]

United passenger suffered concussion, broken nose, lost 2 front teeth

Chicago-lawyer Thomas Demetrio spoke today about his client, Dr. David Dao, who was violently removed from a United flight this past Sunday after he refused to give up his seat for a United crew member. Demetrio gave, what CNN just called, a “master class” in how to represent your client to the public. A slow-speaking, […]

Trump threatens to stop insurance payments for poor as Obamacare repeal leverage

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Donald Trump is threatening to hold hostage billions of Obamacare dollars used to pay the health care bills of the poorest Americans, unless Democrats agree to his Affordable Care Act repeal proposal. The payments are used to reduce copayments and deductibles for poor people. So Trump is literally […]

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