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Two More GOP Senators Oppose Health Care Bill, Killing It for Now

The latest effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is fatally wounded as Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas come out against it. (Pictured, Mitch McConnell.)

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Here’s How Republican Lawmakers Are Responding to Medicaid Advocates

Disability rights activists protesting the proposed GOP health care bill’s cuts to Medicaid are being met with slammed doors and, in some cases, police force.

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 READ MORE



Justice Neil Gorsuch Has Landed, to the Delight of the American Right

We can appreciate the full import of Gorsuch’s position on the Supreme Court only by analyzing his written orders and decisions.

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Makes a Push on Health Bill but Still Supports Repeal-Only Option as a Backup

GOP moderates and conservatives continue to disagree over the proposed Senate health care legislation.

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Senate Leaders Scramble for a Deal on Health Care Bill

The proposal crafted by Republican senators has many critics and few outspoken fans on Capitol Hill, and prospects for changing that are uncertain.

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 READ MORE



Mitch McConnell Delays Health Care Vote

The Senate majority leader is putting off the vote until after the July 4 recess, a move viewed by many as a testament to the strength of the bill’s critics.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE



The Republicans’ Secret Health Care Bill

If enacted, it would be the largest single transfer of wealth to the rich from the middle class and poor in American history.

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Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written

Nevada’s Dean Heller is the latest Republican senator to declare opposition to the party’s health care bill, but he does not rule out accepting a future revision.

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Senate GOP Releases Obamacare Overhaul to Immediate Criticism From Both Sides of the Aisle

The latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act meets with solid Democratic opposition—and complaints from some Republicans. (Pictured, President Obama’s signature on the ACA.)

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Senate Steers Toward Showdown Vote on Health Bill Next Week

Trouble appears to be brewing once again over the GOP’s effort to push the Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act through both houses of Congress.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 READ MORE



Gutting Health Care in Darkness

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP are trying to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act using methods totally at odds with how it was brought to life seven years ago.

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 READ MORE


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Lawmakers to Trump: Turn Over Any Transcript of Meeting With Russians

Demands intensified Tuesday after Trump seemed to acknowledge on Twitter that he had shared information on a critical source of intelligence on Islamic State.

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Bernie Sanders Attacks Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Standoff Approaches

“We need a Supreme Court justice who will protect workers’ rights, not just corporate profits,” the Vermont senator says.

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The Young Turks on the Resistance Flooding Republican Town Halls (Video)

Commentators Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola discuss how Donald Trump and Republicans are dealing with the backlash against their policies.

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Can Democrats Be as Stubborn as Mitch McConnell?

If Chuck Schumer of New York and his fellow Senate Democrats choose to obstruct President Trump’s agenda, they will have learned from the best.

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 READ MORE


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Study: 43,000 Could Die Under Affordable Care Act Repeal

Remember death panels? Many of the most die-hard proponents of this lie, including some who went on to benefit from Obamacare, are about to meet the real death panelists.

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Elizabeth Warren: Democracy Demands That We Work Together on America’s Agenda

The Massachusetts senator is ready to help President-elect Trump rebuild the U.S. economy. But if Republicans attempt to remove Wall Street regulations or gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she will fight them.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Mitch McConnell: ‘We’ve Been Given a Temporary Lease on Power’ (Video)

In a news conference Wednesday, the Senate majority leader addressed the future of the Senate’s relationship with Donald Trump and discussed high-priority items on the congressional agenda.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Battles for Senate Lead to ‘Precipitous Rise’ in Cloaked Money Spending

Top 10 Senate races see record spending from outside groups, which are free to accept unlimited donations and sometimes are able to conceal their funders from the public.

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Never Trumpers in Suburbia Remain a Problem for the Republican Establishment

Donald Trump is not yet in Barry Goldwater territory, and might never get there. But he threatens to create another GOP voting catastrophe everywhere outside the Deep South.

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Donald Trump Will Leave a Lasting Stain on the GOP, Even if He Loses

If Republican leaders tell us such a man should be president, should the nation ever believe anything else they say?

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The Party That Lost Its Soul

Most of the GOP’s leaders thought they could domesticate Donald Trump and use him for their ideological purposes. Now they are confronting the consequences of being so profoundly wrong.

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GOP Convention Live Blog: On Day 2, Republicans Focus on Clinton Over Planned Theme of Job Creation

Follow our live coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 READ MORE


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GOP Leaders Need to Put Country Before Party

It’s time for Republicans to admit that Donald Trump is incapable of even pretending to be an acceptable candidate for president. The question is which side of history they want to be on.

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 READ MORE



Antonin Scalia and the Clear and Present Danger of Second Amendment Fundamentalism

The late Supreme Court justice, having bestowed the Constitution’s blessing on personal gun rights, bears responsibility for our collective impotence in response to the madness of gun violence in America.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee Wistfully Recalls a Time When the GOP Was Not in the NRA’s Pocket (Video)

Despite massacre after massacre, too many Republicans refuse to even consider passing common-sense gun laws to help protect innocent Americans. But it wasn’t always like this, the “Full Frontal” host reminds us.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Senate Fails to Pass Four New Gun Safety Bills, Even After the Mass Killing in Orlando

It was business as usual on gun legislation in Washington on Monday. But some lawmakers remain hopeful that a compromise can be reached to provide common-sense gun laws in America.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Has a Change of Heart, But Too Little, Too Late

The Democratic National Committee chairwoman and other corporate Democrats continue to betray the legacy of their party.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE



The GOP’s Veil of Unity

Having presumably sewn up the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has entered the “three-card Monte” phase of his campaign, in which he shuffles his positions so quickly that the gullible patsy loses track.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Mar 21, 2016 ENLARGE



Elizabeth Warren Joins Groups Demanding GOP Leaders Reverse Supreme Court Blockade

“To refuse to act on a nomination of this magnitude is a failure to govern. We urge these senators to take a step back and consider what legacy of governance they want to leave for our country.”

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Why Should You and I Have to Keep Paying Mitch McConnell’s Salary?

In a blatantly partisan ploy to prevent President Obama from nominating a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the Senate majority leader has cited a historical precedent dictating that presidents in the last year of their term not name new justices to the high court.

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GOP Senators Flatly Refuse to Meet With Any of Obama’s Supreme Court Candidates

Leaving no room for ambiguity or civility, Senate Republicans on Tuesday issued a decree that they would not even entertain the idea of giving face time to any Supreme Court nominees President Obama might present during his remaining time in office.

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President Obama Goes Constitutional on GOP Foes, Vows to Name Scalia’s Successor

The president’s background in constitutional law is coming in handy this week.

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How the GOP’s Bid to Delay Scalia’s Replacement Could Play to Obama’s Advantage

Obama’s GOP foes may want to rethink their strategy if they think that forming a congressional human wall instead of approving the president’s pick to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is the way to count down Obama’s final year in office.

Posted on Feb 14, 2016 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Republicans in Congress Vow to Fight Obama’s Nuclear Deal With Iran

Republican leaders vowed Tuesday to kill President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran, a deal set to become the president’s signature diplomatic achievement.

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Senate Advances Obama’s Fast-Track Trade Bill

President Obama’s fast-track trade bill overcame an important hurdle in the Senate Tuesday, making it a safe bet that the bill will be signed into law.

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 READ MORE



Truthdiggers of the Week: Edward Snowden and Rand Paul

These strange bedfellows, who share the view that unrestricted government spying is a violation of the Constitution, were the major forces in ending the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records and passing the USA Freedom Act.

Posted on Jun 5, 2015 READ MORE



Senate Passes USA Freedom Act, Restricting NSA Surveillance Powers

Passage of the act will end the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 READ MORE



Senate Debates Patriot Act and NSA Reform

UPDATE: A heated Sunday Senate session has failed to produce an eleventh-hour extension of the controversial Patriot Act. The Senate will vote on a revised version of the Freedom Act, a bill aimed at ending the controversial bulk collection of telephone metadata, on Tuesday.

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