The humiliating inability of Republicans to legislate even when they control the Presidency, House and Senate has emboldened the left wing of the Democratic party, led by Bernie Sanders, to push to replace Obamacare (designed by theShow More Summary
When Louisiana resident Andrea Mongler wrote to her senator, Bill Cassidy, in support of the Affordable Care Act, she wasn’t surprised to get an email back detailing the law’s faults. Cassidy, a Republican who is also a physician, has been a vocal critic. “Obamacare” he wrote in January, “does not lower costs or improve quality, […]
A member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus is resigning after the hard line group helped scuttle the Republican health care overhaul. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer says Democrats are willing to work with Republicans on...Show More Summary
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is what passes for a moderate Republican these days. Few senators who weren’t running for president themselves were as outspoken as Flake about the shortcomings of Donald Trump. Yet, he seems well pleased with the Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court and he decided to... Read more »
Today while doing a jog/walk I listened to "CRASH COURSE: SOCIOLOGY". This related to the previous article I read about freshman US Senator Kamala Harris from California and her opposition to the Republican nominee for the US Supreme Court BECAUSE she "doesn't like his LINE OF THINKING/APPROACH to THE LAW". Show More Summary
Republican U.S. Rep. Luke Messer has taken a step toward a possible 2018 bid for one of Indiana's U.S. Senate seats by forming what his campaign calls a statewide finance … Click to Continue »
Paul Ryan strode to the lectern, looking solemn. It was hard to imagine in November, after Donald Trump shocked the world to win the presidency and Republicans gained even bigger majorities in the House and Senate. "Obamacare is the law of the land. Show More Summary
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks with Rachel Maddow about the failure by Donald Trump and Republicans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and the...
The conservative insistence that Scary Liberal Billionaire George Soros is behind every single non-conservative movement and organization in the world is, at this point, so endemic as to be the butt of jokes. The news that Republican...Show More Summary
One key Republican Washington power player – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – emerges from the wreckage of Friday’s GOP effort to overhaul Obamacare relatively unscathed. While McConnell had supported … Click to Continue »
A former Oklahoma state senator charged with child prostitution will have a preliminary hearing conference next month. Ralph Shortey, an Oklahoma City Republican, made his first court appearance in the … Click to Continue »
Hey Republicans, don’t worry, that burn is covered under the Affordable Care Act — Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) March 24, 2017 Even with the usual and necessary warnings about the potential for Republican huggery, muggery and thuggery, I think the Business Insider’s portrayal of today’s events is spot on. GOP DISASTER: ‘TRUMPCARE’ VOTE PULLED DESPITE […]
Following today's Republican fiasco, where the GOP was unable to gather enough votes to even repeal Obamacare in the House (let alone the Senate) forcing the Republican party to withdraw their healthcare bill, stocks suddenly spiked - if only briefly - on expectations today's bad news is actually good news for Trump's tax reform. Show More Summary
The Democratic opposition to Gorsuch could prompt a showdown in the Senate and delay the judge's confirmation but ultimately the Republicans are likely to win that fight.
On the same day the House was supposed to pass a bill dismantling Medicaid, Kansas Republicans took a big step toward expanding the program in their state. In a voice vote Thursday morning, a committee in the Kansas Senate approved legislation...Show More Summary
Republicans have said they will change Senate rules to end the 60-vote floor for voting on Supreme Court nominees if Democrats block President Donald Trump’s nominee. “If this nominee cannot earn 60 votes—a bar met by each of President Obama’s nominees and President Bush’s nominees—the answer is not to change the rules, it’s to change the nominee,” Schumer said.
MSNBC's Ali Velshi welcomed on former Republican Senator Tom Coburn to discuss the bill.
Click here for reuse options! The Vermont senator attributes the failure of Trumpcare to civic engagement. Republican leadership failed to secure enough votes from Congress Thursday to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), for one, attributes its failure to a burgeoning resistance movement. Show More Summary
A bill to make Maine comply with federal identification standards is gaining key committee support. Two state senators want Republican President Donald Trump to issue an executive order repealing the … Click to Continue »
While everyone was (quite understandably) paying attention to the Republican healthcare bill yesterday, the Senate quietly voted to overturn internet privacy rules passed by the FCC during the Obama administration, which prevented internet...Show More Summary