Jimmy Kimmel’s response to the truly disgusting bait-and-switch being offered by Senate Republicans is remarkable, particularly given the powerful incentives of late night hosts to play Both Sides Do It: I don’t know if this will move the needle or not but I appreciate it. Share
Senate Republicans are rushing to pass the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill, and the plan is to do it without a Congressional Budget Office analysis or real hearings or debate. What do they like about this bill, other than the fact...Show More Summary
The Republican dream of repealing Obamacare isn’t ready to head to the morgue just yet. After previous efforts died in the Senate earlier this summer, Obamacare repeal receded, only to storm back this week. Republicans are scrambling to pass a last-ditch effort before a September 30 deadline. And they might be close to reaching the […]
Sarah Kliff: “I have spent the bulk of 2017 writing about the different Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Graham-Cassidy, in my view, is the most radical of them all.” “While other Republican plans essentially create a poorly [...]
President Trump tweeted support for the latest GOP effort to end Obamacare on Wednesday, taking a moment to slam Republican bill detractor Rand Paul. Read more...
Gov. Jim Justice has named Republican Dianna Graves to fill a vacant seat in the House of Delegates. Graves' appointment in District 38 spanning parts of Kanawha and Putnam counties … Click to Continue »
Politico reports: Republicans have begun rethinking their plans to slash taxes on the rich, a major change in direction driven by political and budgetary realities. Though both the Trump administration and House Republicans have proposed steep cuts for the wealthy, scaling them back would make the politics easier, because any boon to the rich would […]
A bipartisan health care compromise was emerging in the Senate. Republican leaders decided they couldn't allow that to continue.
Jimmy Kimmel is publicly taking Louisiana senator Bill Cassidy to task for lying "to my face" about his intentions for the new Republican health care bill. Read more...
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: Look Who’s Reticent About Removing Confederate Statues in Virginia! Pop quiz, Virginians: Find the distinctions between the positions of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam on the issue of Confederate statues: “Our history is our history,” Gillespie said. Show More Summary
Politico reports: Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is “such a negative force” on Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning amid a final GOP push to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system. Show More Summary
Jimmy Kimmel is not happy that Sen. Bill Cassidy’s healthcare bill fails the “Jimmy Kimmel” test Cassidy set up for himself and promised to honor. And the thing about Jimmy Kimmel is, he has a late-night talk show, so when someone—say,...Show More Summary
As Republicans and Democrats abandon the middle ground, America’s two-party system is due for disruption.
The Latest on the Senate Republican push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (all times local): 8:50 a.m. President Donald Trump says he hopes Republican senators will vote for new … Click to Continue »
President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered an endorsement for the momentum-building Republican healthcare legislation, while also taking time to slam one of the new bill's opponents. " Rand Paul is a friend of mine but he is such a negative force when it comes to fixing healthcare," Trump tweeted. Show More Summary
Joe Scarborough lambasted Republicans for trying to push through another "horrible" health care bill that only a small proportion of Americans support. "It's the Republicans, they're not on Steve Bannon's 33% plan," he said. "They're on their own 17% plan. Show More Summary
Hopefully he'll have more time to push his trash out to the road after November 2018: On Tuesday, Raleigh businessman Ken Romley became the fourth Democrat to announce his candidacy in a district represented by Republican George Holding. Show More Summary
Now that hopes for a bipartisan deal to fix Obamacare are dead and the Republicans are pushing on with a last-minute scramble to repeal Obamacare ahead of a Sept. 30 legislative deadline in hopes third time will be the charm, on Wednesday morning just after 8am, President Trump slammed Sen. Show More Summary
Jimmy Kimmel spoke out against the latest proposed Republican health care bill after receiving some inspiration from his baby son.
I have a piece in the LA Times about the latest conservative attempt to use federalism to shift responsibility for the substantively awful policies they favor: So why might Cassidy-Graham succeed where other Republican proposals failed? It thrusts responsibility on the states. Federalism has long been a valuable tool for reactionary public officials acting in […]