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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Transgender ban not a distraction, but a transaction; McCain fumbles

Lucia Graves at The Guardian writes—John McCain had the chance to do the right thing on healthcare. He failed: Had McCain simply voted no to the question of whether the Senate should begin debate on a repeal or replacement of Obamacare,...Show More Summary

Conservative Groups Fume Over Failed Repeal Votes

Activists on the right have been pushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act since 2010—only to see some Republicans defend the law once they got the power to get rid of it.

Judges to hear arguments on North Carolina redistricting

Judges deciding when North Carolina must redraw its state legislative districts will hear Thursday from voting rights activists calling for special elections and Republican lawmakers urging a slower pace. Democrats … Click to Contin...

This free, thoughtful browser game explains why people suck so much

Nicky Case makes games that might just teach you something. There are topics ranging from voting to coming out to two-dimensional matrices. This most recent game hits pretty hard right now, when the world seems bad and people in it seem bad. Show More Summary

Poland criticises EU 'blackmail' over court overhaul

Country angered by EU's threat to freeze its right to vote in ministers' meetings over controversial new laws.

EU could halt Poland's voting rights

The European Union warned Poland on Wednesday it would "immediately" move to suspend its voting rights in the bloc if it pushes ahead with a mass sacking of supreme court judges. President Andrzej Duda's unexpected vetoing of two controversial...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans move on to Trumpcare chaos with one goal in mind: giving it up to the House

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Campaign Action Repeal and replace was roundly rejected by the Senate in its second procedural vote in the Trumpcare fiasco Tuesday night, 43-57. Nine Republicans, ranging from Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) on the right to Sens. Tom Cotton...Show More Summary

LOOP: Senate votes to start debate on health care

CHARLIE GARD // As the parents of Charlie Gard desperately try to bring their son home to die, the legal and media attention to their son’s case has raised questions of parents’ rights and government limits. “I don’t think it’s ever appropriate” for a hospital or court to step in and “advocate” for a patient, especially in the [...]

Senate Defeats Trumpcare, No Thanks to 'Hero' John McCain

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

OK. The Senate just voted on Trumpcare. Guess who voted YES after giving a big old speech earlier today about how the bill was in shambles? That's right, John McCain. Guess who else voted yes, after voting No before, saying...

MSNBC Guest: Sessions Wants to 'Steal The Right to Vote,' Longs to Make People Suffer

Jason Johnson, politics editor for, a sectarian site dedicated to “black news, opinion, politics and culture”, appeared on MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle Tuesday morning to discuss President Trump’s verbal spar with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Show More Summary

Judge says Kobach has shown pattern of misleading court

A federal judge says Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has demonstrated a pattern of misleading the court about the facts and record in a voting rights case. U.S. District … Click to Continue »

Opportunity Space now and in the future

I could go all wonky and technical right now. Intellectualizing has always been one of my favored coping systems. But I just want to highlight two short threads on Twitter. The first is between me and my sister. This is a vote to make our country a whole lot nastier and crueler and sicker. As […]

Republicans Prepare to Vote on Something or Other

It’s Tuesday. Mitch McConnell has promised to vote on repealing Obamacare today, so that means senators will finally be told exactly what they’re voting on. Right? Politico has the deets: At stake is not just the seven-year-old campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare, but also demonstrating that Republicans — when given full control of Washington — […]

Trump: Any Senator who votes against health care is "fine with the Obamacare nightmare"

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pleaded with U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" on health care and allow debate to begin on a measure to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Trump: Health vote is last chance for GOP to do right thing

WASHINGTON (AP) ’ President Donald Trump pressured Republicans Monday to approve the Senate's wheezing health care bill, saying a showdown vote planned for this week is their "last chance to do the right thing" and erase the Obama l...

Ex-GOP Senator Advises Voting Against Health Care Bill

Former Sen. David Durenberger (R-MN) “A vote in these circumstances will rightly provoke anger and distrust unlikely to abate. Take it from me: A no vote on the Motion to Proceed this week is the only one that will be [...]

Call your Senator

Right now the word is that the Senate is voting on something healthcare related tomorrow. Does anyone know what the bill will be? Is it the BCRA with a half dozen Byrd droppings? Is it the BCRA with half a dozen Byrd droppings and the Cruz amendment? Is it the AHCA? Is it the 2015 […]

New Jersey > Texas for Transgender Equity

In contrast with a Texas Senate committee this week voting to limit access for transgender individuals’ access to public restrooms, New Jersey, in a major victory for LGBT rights, will now be required to give guidance to public schools about policies...Read more

Voting Rights Roundup: Kris Kobach claims 'we may never know' if Clinton won the popular vote

Leading Off ? Voter Fraud Commission : On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s “Election Integrity Commission” held its first official meeting, which was closed to the public and only available via online broadcast. Vice-chair Kris Kobach, oneShow More Summary

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