Do Your Job! Only Three of Paul Ryan’s Bills Have Become Law Since 1999 (VIDEO)

Do Your Job! Only Three of Paul Ryan’s Bills Have Become Law Since 1999 (VIDEO)

Despite the fact that he’s been in office since 1999, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has only introduced three pieces of legislation that passed into law. According to Congress.gov, Ryan has introduced 103 pieces of legislation and cosponsored over 1,000. But only three of the bills that he personally sponsored have become law. […]

Who Is Bankrolling The Pro-Gorsuch Media Blitz? (VIDEO)

Who Is Bankrolling The Pro-Gorsuch Media Blitz? (VIDEO)

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is receiving an extensive promotional campaign run by the conservative Judicial Crisis Network. But the donors behind the campaign remain cloaked in secrecy. During Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing this week, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) asked him why JCN had spent $7 million on a campaign to oppose President Obama’s Supreme Court pick, […]

State Think Tanks: Healthcare Repeal And Replace Not A Good Plan (VIDEO)

State Think Tanks: Healthcare Repeal And Replace Not A Good Plan (VIDEO)

The House is set to vote on the Obamacare replacement bill later today. But a series of sobering independent studies from think tanks across the country should give our Representatives pause before they cast their votes to make any changes to our healthcare. The Illinois Health and Hospital Association, for instance, said that the GOP healthcare plan would […]

Since When Did ‘Crystal Clear Water’ Involve Coal Ash? Since Trump (VIDEO)

Since When Did ‘Crystal Clear Water’ Involve Coal Ash? Since Trump (VIDEO)

Late last year, Donald Trump said that “crystal clear water” would be important to his administration. But, as the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. Trump’s actions consistently demonstrate that he doesn’t care about protecting America’s waterways or the communities that rely on them as he is systematically dismantling the EPA. I’ve already written about how […]

‘Beyond The Pale Of Decency’ – House Approves Barbaric Hunting Practices In Wildlife Refuges (VIDEO)

‘Beyond The Pale Of Decency’ – House Approves Barbaric Hunting Practices In Wildlife Refuges (VIDEO)

The House of Representatives has approved a joint resolution that invites Alaskan hunters to engage in unimaginable acts of barbarism. House joint resolution 69, introduced by Alaska’s Republican Rep. Don Young, overturns a federal rule written by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that bans denning – the practice of killing baby wolves in their dens. […]

Fun! The Senate Torture Report Re-Made Into A Graphic Novel (VIDEO)

Fun! The Senate Torture Report Re-Made Into A Graphic Novel (VIDEO)

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report isn’t exactly pleasure reading. It outlines how the CIA developed and deployed a system of black sites around the world to torture people implicated in terrorism during the George W. Bush administration. Now Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón have adapted the report into a haunting graphic novel. The SIC […]

Republicans Trying To Allow Employers To Require Genetic Testing (VIDEO)

Republicans Trying To Allow Employers To Require Genetic Testing (VIDEO)

A new bill passed by a House committee last Wednesday would pressure workers into getting genetic tests – and giving their employers the results. The bill, introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), could be incorporated into the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan to encourage so-called workplace wellness programs. These are programs intended to improve employee health […]

Mike Flynn Admits He Was A Paid Foreign Agent During The Election (VIDEO)

Mike Flynn Admits He Was A Paid Foreign Agent During The Election (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, registered with the Justice Department Tuesday as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work he conducted prior to the 2016 election that may have aided the Turkish government. In August, Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin arranged a meeting between Flynn and two Turkish officials in […]

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Could Dampen The Nation’s Disaster Preparedness (VIDEO)

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Could Dampen The Nation’s Disaster Preparedness (VIDEO)

The Trump administration is set to enact dramatic cuts to yet another federal science agency, according to a report by the Washington Post. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) could see 17 percent of its funding slashed in fiscal year 2018. The NOAA oversees crucial ocean and atmospheric research, without which it would be […]

Trump Budget Slashes EPA Funding For Great Lakes By 97 Percent (VIDEO)

Trump Budget Slashes EPA Funding For Great Lakes By 97 Percent (VIDEO)

Michigan’s Democratic senators slammed Donald Trump’s new budget for cutting EPA funds to a Great Lakes restoration program by 97 percent. The proposed budget would slash the EPA’s Great Lakes cleanup fund from $300 million to just $10 million. Debbie Stabenow took to Twitter to write: It's outrageous that President Trump's budget plan includes a 97% […]

Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Head Of Interior Dept. (VIDEO)

Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Head Of Interior Dept. (VIDEO)

The Senate confirmed Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) to lead the Interior Department Wednesday. The former Navy Seal will now manage about 500 million acres, or one-fifth of all American land. Zinke has described himself as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt. He resigned as a delegate to the GOP convention last year after the party approved a […]

Paranoid Trump Imagining Opposition Organized By Obama (VIDEO)

Paranoid Trump Imagining Opposition Organized By Obama (VIDEO)

In a new interview, President Trump accused Barack Obama of organizing protests against him. One of the hosts of Fox & Friends charged that Obama’s organization (Organizing for Action, presumably) was behind the many recent protests against Trump and his Republican counterparts in Congress. Asked if he believed Obama was behind the protests, Trump said: […]

Chickensh*t Trump Can’t Bear To Face White House Press Corps (VIDEO)

Chickensh*t Trump Can’t Bear To Face White House Press Corps (VIDEO)

Amid deepening tensions between the press and the president, Donald Trump tweeted today he will not be attending the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Dinner. I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017 The […]

Over 200 GOP Reps Wimp Out – Cancel Town Halls (VIDEO)

Over 200 GOP Reps Wimp Out – Cancel Town Halls (VIDEO)

Last weekend, Congress took its first recess of the year. Normally, lawmakers devote this time to meeting with constituents in town hall meetings. But over 200 Republican lawmakers skipped their traditional town hall meetings this month. As of Feb. 16, Republicans in Congress had scheduled about 90 in-person town hall events in January and February. […]

America Can Learn From Norway How To Resist A Nazi Coup (VIDEO)

America Can Learn From Norway How To Resist A Nazi Coup (VIDEO)

There’s been no shortage of great articles over the past year examining the many similarities between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler. And a startling number of Trump’s fans have demonstrated sympathy towards neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism, or some equally deplorable ideology. But few have attempted to use the actual experience of Nazism to draw constructive lessons for […]

GOP Rep. Tom Reed Holds Town Hall, Pandemonium Ensues (VIDEO)

GOP Rep. Tom Reed Holds Town Hall, Pandemonium Ensues (VIDEO)

Representative Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) engaged in a spirited back-and-forth with his constituents Saturday morning during a raucous town hall event. Reed, whose district covers a portion of western New York, addressed his constituents’ healthcare concerns, especially those regarding the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – and the GOP’s potential replacement. Kicking […]

EPA Nominee Sits On 3,000 Emails To Hide Ties To Fossil Fuel Industry (VIDEO)

EPA Nominee Sits On 3,000 Emails To Hide Ties To Fossil Fuel Industry (VIDEO)

Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s nominee for head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), might be confirmed Friday, but senators haven’t seen some 3,000 emails that disclose his ties to the fossil fuel industry. Pruitt, Oklahoma’s Attorney General, is a controversial pick to lead the EPA. A staunch climate denier, he’s sued the agency 13 […]

Has Trump’s Tweeting Finally Broken The Law? (VIDEO)

Has Trump’s Tweeting Finally Broken The Law? (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s use of Twitter may have finally gone too far. But this time, it’s not the content of his many hateful, controversial tweets that’s an issue. Rather, the problem is that Trump deleted content from the popular social media platform, potentially violating the Presidential Records Act of 1978. The trouble began just last […]

5 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now (VIDEO)

5 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now (VIDEO)

With so much going on in the world, staying informed can be hard. Fortunately, there are tons of great podcasts out there to help you keep abreast of current events when you’re on the go. We’ve chosen just five of our favorites. Check them out below: Slate’s Trumpcast If there’s a silver lining to the […]

Today Is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday – Does Our President Understand Him? (VIDEO)

Today Is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday – Does Our President Understand Him? (VIDEO)

Abraham Lincoln is a mythic figure in American history. Every schoolchild encounters tales of “Honest Abe” studying by candlelight, working to keep the country united, and abolishing slavery – only to die by an assassin’s bullet. And on this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born. So today seems an appropriate time to reflect on […]

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