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Conservatives Playing The Blame Game Over Trumpcare Failure (VIDEO)

Conservatives Playing The Blame Game Over Trumpcare Failure (VIDEO)

After the latest collapse of the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, the conservative media is starting to get mighty frustrated. This week the Senate Republicans failed to get enough votes to pass the much-maligned healthcare plan known as Trumpcare version 2.0, with members of the GOP across the philosophical spectrum expressing doubts of […]

The Verdict Is In: US Healthcare System Is Basically Garbage (IMAGES)

The Verdict Is In: US Healthcare System Is Basically Garbage (IMAGES)

The American healthcare system was ranked last in a recent survey of 11 developed countries. A U.S. think tank, the Commonwealth Fund, conducted the survey using data from the World Health Organization, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and the OECD, among other sources. US Healthcare Is Lowest Ranking Overall The U.K. ranked […]

Rand Paul Warns That TrumpMcConnellCare Has ‘Fundamental Flaw’ (TWEET)

Rand Paul Warns That TrumpMcConnellCare Has ‘Fundamental Flaw’ (TWEET)

Late Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he won’t bring up the latest incarnation of the Republican effort to replace Obamacare until John McCain recovers from surgery to remove a blood clot from his right eye. It’s not as if McConnell had a choice. Within hours of the bill being unveiled three days […]

Want To Tell Congress What You Think? There’s An App For That (VIDEO)

Want To Tell Congress What You Think? There’s An App For That (VIDEO)

Despite the ease and convenience of Twitter, Facebook, and email, calling your Senators and Representatives in Congress is still the best way to contact them. But calling is slow and clunky, and it’s often hard to know what to say. Fortunately, a new site has stepped in to streamline the process. At 5 Calls, just […]

Mitch McConnell Warns Trump: We May Have To Negotiate With Dems On Healthcare (VIDEO)

Mitch McConnell Warns Trump: We May Have To Negotiate With Dems On Healthcare (VIDEO)

The Senate is set to vote on its healthcare reform legislation as early as this week. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently warned that if the bill fails in the Senate, the GOP might be forced to work with Democrats to implement needed reforms to Obamacare. According to Republican staffers, McConnell issued the warning […]

Lawmakers Begin Proceedings To Strip Trump Of Military Might (VIDEO)

Lawmakers Begin Proceedings To Strip Trump Of Military Might (VIDEO)

In a rare bipartisan effort, a House committee has taken important steps toward rolling back the president’s authority to wage endless war. The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday in favor of an amendment that would rescind the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), a bill that was first approved shortly after the terror attacks […]

Trump Sours On AHCA, Calling It ‘Mean’ (VIDEO)

Trump Sours On AHCA, Calling It ‘Mean’ (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump reversed himself on his party’s healthcare bill this week, calling it “mean” and emphasizing the need for something “more generous.” At a lunch meeting with Republican senators at the White House Tuesday, Trump suggested the Senate needed to “add more money” to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in order to better […]

Trump Administration Returns Its Copies Of CIA Torture Report To The Senate (VIDEO)

Trump Administration Returns Its Copies Of CIA Torture Report To The Senate (VIDEO)

Earlier this month, the Trump administration began returning copies of the Senate’s shocking 2014 report on the CIA’s torture program. The move could mean that the report will be locked away for an indefinite period or destroyed altogether, leaving future generations unable to learn the lessons of one of the darkest periods in modern U.S. history. […]

Congress Demands Trump Turn Over Recordings Of Conversations With Comey (VIDEO)

Congress Demands Trump Turn Over Recordings Of Conversations With Comey (VIDEO)

Congress has demanded that President Donald Trump turn over any recordings of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey. As part of its ongoing Russia investigation, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence sent a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn Friday, insisting that the White House provide any audio documentation of conversations between […]

Comey’s Testimony FINALLY Has Republicans Rethinking Their Blind Support Of Trump (TWEET)

Comey’s Testimony FINALLY Has Republicans Rethinking Their Blind Support Of Trump (TWEET)

Publicly, Republican lawmakers weren’t rattled in the least by James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. But a veteran conservative commentator has learned that Comey’s performance has knocked a lot of scales off GOP eyes. They just aren’t willing to say so before the cameras–yet. According to Politico’s Burgess Everett, Comey’s testimony didn’t change a lot […]

Trump Can’t Stop Comey From Testifying Because Of His Very Own Fat Thumbs (TWEET)

Trump Can’t Stop Comey From Testifying Because Of His Very Own Fat Thumbs (TWEET)

When the news broke that former FBI Director James Comey was about to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, it’s safe to say that a lot of people in the White House from Donald Trump on down were quaking in their boots. After all, multiple sources have reported that Comey is due to tell the […]

Deputy AG Admits He Knew Trump Made Up His Mind To Fire Comey BEFORE The Memo (VIDEOS/TWEETS)

Deputy AG Admits He Knew Trump Made Up His Mind To Fire Comey BEFORE The Memo (VIDEOS/TWEETS)

For three days, Donald Trump tried to convince Americans that he fired FBI Director James Comey for mishandling the Hillary Clinton email investigation, primarily after reading a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that harshly criticized Comey’s handling of that probe. But that line didn’t pass the smell test, in part because Trump himself, […]

An Inside Look At How Russia Plays The Propaganda Game (VIDEO)

An Inside Look At How Russia Plays The Propaganda Game (VIDEO)

Clint Watts testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee this week to explain exactly how Russia’s massive fake news propaganda operation works. Watts’ resume is impressive. As a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where he specializes in national security and Middle East affairs, and a senior fellow at George Washington University’s Center for […]

Senate Prepared To Hear From Investigator Behind ‘Golden Showers’ Dossier (VIDEO)

Senate Prepared To Hear From Investigator Behind ‘Golden Showers’ Dossier (VIDEO)

The standard response from Donald Trump or his minions when questions are asked about Trump’s potential ties to Russia has been “(noun) (verb) fake news.” But in the last 72 hours, that response has looked less and less credible. First, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was caught red-handed lying about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to […]

Go Do Your Job: Chris Christie Not Impressed With Senators Skipping Town Halls (VIDEO)

Go Do Your Job: Chris Christie Not Impressed With Senators Skipping Town Halls (VIDEO)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie showed up on CNN’s State of the Union this morning to talk to host Jake Tapper about several of the controversies surrounding the Donald Trump White House. For the most part, Christie stuck to the typical Republican talking points about these different issues. Near the end of the interview, however, Christie did […]

Cards Against Humanity Creator Sends Copies Of ‘Secret Hitler’ Game To Every US Senator (VIDEO)

Cards Against Humanity Creator Sends Copies Of ‘Secret Hitler’ Game To Every US Senator (VIDEO)

Cards Against Humanity is a gaming phenomenon, and the game’s creators have been known to pull some pretty bizarre publicity stunts. One of those creators, Max Temkin, recently co-created a new board game called Secret Hitler, a hidden role game that models how fascism can take over a democracy. He and fellow Secret Hitler creators, Max Boxleiter […]

Dems Must Jump On Midterms NOW – Not Keep Sitting On Their A**es (VIDEO)

Dems Must Jump On Midterms NOW – Not Keep Sitting On Their A**es (VIDEO)

If you thought all was lost after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in November, you’re not thinking straight. Beyond well-employed tactics of resistance like non-violent protest, pressure on lawmakers, and economic shifters like strikes, there is a way to resist: Politics. Through it all, the political process is still going on, and that’s why Democrats should […]

Senate Committee Has Secret Meeting With Comey (VIDEO)

Senate Committee Has Secret Meeting With Comey (VIDEO)

In the moments leading up to the election and the intervening months since Donald Trump’s surprise victory, the actions of FBI Director James Comey have come under heavy scrutiny. From his decision not to alert the public about ongoing investigations on Trump to his bombshell letter about a possible Hillary Clinton scandal concerning a laptop for […]

As Trump – McCain Feud Grows, Dems Get Rare Opportunity In Senate (VIDEO)

As Trump – McCain Feud Grows, Dems Get Rare Opportunity In Senate (VIDEO)

Republicans may still be basking in the glow of controlling the federal government, but the honeymoon is already starting to wane. President Donald Trump has gotten off to a rocky and controversial start as America’s latest chief executive by seeking to make good on campaign promises that most rational citizens thought were hyperbole. From a […]

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