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Vandals Release 38,000 Minks in Minnesota

Dan Lang has a message for the vandals that released more than 38,000 mink into the wild: You gave my animals a death sentence. -- "There were mink dead all over the road,"he said.... Investigators, who now include the FBI, believe more than one person dismantled the exterior fence at Lang Farm between 10:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Thursday Open Thread

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Man I Wonder Why People Don’t Trust Cops

It seems impossible, we know, but not all officers are friendly.

GOP Senator: Trump 'Scares No One In The Senate, Not Even The Pages'

A Republican Senator told the NY Times off the record, "The president, he said, scares no one in the Senate, not even the pages." This comes as Trump tries to salvage the massive failure on his part and the Republican controlled Congress,...Show More Summary

CBO scores Trumpcare 3.0, still finds 15 million more uninsured next year, 22 million in ten years

Campaign Action The Congressional Budget Office has scored the latest iteration of Trumpcare, the one that McConnell couldn't bring to a vote most recently, and it's not much better than the previous version. It still takes coverage away from 15 million in the first year, 22 million over ten years. Show More Summary

Sen. Warren: 'I'd Be Very Glad' For Jeff Sessions To Resign

On Live With Stephanie Ruehl, the host asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren if Trump's public complaints about Jeff Sessions was 'a kind of gift." "No, it is not a gift," Warren said. "I'm here to fight for working families. It means the business for working families is not being done. Show More Summary

Women are leading the resistance. These three can lead it all the way to the Virginia capitol

All 100 seats in Virginia’s House of Delegates are on the ballot this fall, and Democrats are running in a record-setting 88 of them. Currently, the GOP controls the chamber with a 66-34 majority, and flipping 17 seats is a virtually...Show More Summary

Pelosi speaks to ailing lawmaker, says he sounds wonderful

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has spoken with Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice more than a month ago, and "he sounded wonderful." Pelosi said...Show More Summary

Military Rents Trump Tower Space for $130,000 a Month

The U.S. government is paying more than $130,000 a month to lease space in Trump Tower for the military office that supports the White House, even though Donald Trump hasn't spent a night at the New York skyscraper since becoming president. Show More Summary

Protesters greet Speaker Ryan at Massachusetts stop

(AP) — Protesters are rallying outside a New Balance sneaker factory in Massachusetts where U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is expected to talk about Republican plans for tax reform. More than 100 demonstrators are holding signs and chanting slogans criticizing Republican efforts to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Republican lawmaker: 'The president is a distraction'

Congressional Republicans like to every now and then pretend that they’re above Donald Trump’s crudeness, his abuse of power, his Russia ties. But they’ll go along with all of that as long as he’s helping them deliver their agenda by stripping health coverage from tens of millions of people and cutting taxes on the wealthy. Show More Summary

OJ Simpson's Parole Hearing

OJ is telling his version of the robbery he was convicted of during his parole hearing. It's live on CNN and other channels now. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

CBO on GOP Obamacare repeal: 22m uninsured, $13k deductible, premiums soar for older

The Congressional Budget Office released yet another analysis of yet another Republican Obamacare repeal plan, and this time the numbers are still awful. According to CBO, 22 million fewer Americans will have insurance under the Senate Republican plan (the plan passed by the House GOP will lead to 23 million uninsured), and while premiums will […]

Donald Trump Makes Healthcare Words, But All The Words Are ‘Garp?’

Somebody really needs to break it to Donald Trump: repealing Obamacare is mostly dead, and he's no Miracle Max.

Trump sees enemies at the Department of Justice

The president isn't just indifferent to the rule of law; he's also created something resembling an enemies list at the Department of Justice.

Senate confirms judge who equated abortion with slavery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed a federal judge who once equated abortion with slavery, calling them the "two greatest tragedies in our country," and who pledged fealty to Donald Trump during the Republican National...Show More Summary

Bummer: Sessions doesn't have enough self respect to resign, he's staying

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was staring an exit opportunity in the face but he blinked. After his boss savaged him Wednesday in an interview that's now coursing through the interwebs, Sessions could have demonstrated a bit of self-respect and, dare we say, integrity by tendering his resignation. Show More Summary

House backs road in remote Alaska wildlife refuge

Supporters say the road is needed because strong winds and mountains make air travel in the region unpredictable, creating life-threatening problems in medical emergencies. Critics counter that the road threatens migratory birds and other animals, including caribou, brown bears and sea otters.

Trump thinks health insurance costs $12 a year, and other insanities

Campaign Action The window into popular vote loser Donald Trump's mind provided by that New York Times interview is, frankly, pretty fucking terrifying. But it's also kind of hilarious, if you can set aside the idea that the President of the United States is a raving lunatic. Show More Summary

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