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Hoping to kill Obamacare before Trump’s inevitable impeachment, Senate Republicans set out on a dark path, refusing to show the American people the legislation that will rob millions of their health care before it’s brought to a vote

Word is, by the end of the month, Senate Republicans will move to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. And, it would seem, they intend to do so without first allowing the American people to see what this replacement plan would mean for their families… That’s right. The legislation is […]

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Civil rights icon Representative John Lewis leads House sit-in to demand vote on gun legislation

In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando that left 49 people dead, Democrats in both houses of Congress have proposed legislation aimed to curb gun violence by expanding background checks to include guns purchased either online or at gun shows, and block anyone on the federal terrorist watchlist from purchasing deadly weapons. […]

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God bless Bernie Sanders

Until I can find a better highlight reel, this clip from Keith Olbermann’s show will have to do. I don’t know what good it will ultimately do, but, if you’re like me, you felt a least a little spark of hope as you listened to Senator Sanders speak truth to power on the floor of […]

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Yet another post about Obama’s capitulation on taxes for the super-rich

Unable to make the case himself, a rapidly aging Obama loosened the Goolsbee on the American left this morning. While some bought the explanation, a great many didn’t. And, unfortunately for the President, a good many of them were members of the House… The following clip comes from the Sam Stein: …In a meeting on […]

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Obama caves on tax breaks for the American aristocracy

Well, it looks as though the Obama administration has made a deal with the Republicans to extend the Bush tax breaks for the super-wealthy for two years (which will undoubtedly lead to more) in exchange for an additional thirteen months of unemployment benefits for jobless Americans, and an agreement to renew the Bush tax cuts […]

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