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Just because Mueller’s been appointed to investigate the Trump-Russia connection, doesn’t mean we should allow Congressional Republicans off the hook

Saying, “The public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein this evening announced that he had appointed well-respected, former FBI Director Robert Mueller to head an independent investigation into Russia’s involvement in […]

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It looks like the Republicans are going to try for a third time to kill Obamacare, rob 26 million Americans of their health insurance, eliminate the protections afforded people with preexisting conditions, defund Planned Parenthood, and give the resulting $600 billion to the rich

It looks as though self-proclaimed master dealmaker Donald Trump, who just last year apparently told bestselling author Jon Meacham that, had he been President at the time of Lincoln, he would have been able to strike a deal to prevent the Civil War from happening, is going to try once again to repeal Obamacare and […]

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Trump promised “insurance for everybody,” and, instead, slashed coverage to fund tax breaks for the wealthy

Back in 2015, at the outset of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump told the American people that, as President, he would replace Obamacare with something better, “something terrific.” “I am going to take care of everybody.” Trump told 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley. “Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care […]

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While we were making golden shower jokes, the Senate voted to kill the Affordable Care Act, setting in motion a chain of events that will leave 30 million Americans without healthcare

As we were all fully engaged in discussing presidential water sports yesterday, and whether or not it would even be possible for a germaphobe-in-chief to property enjoy a golden shower, the real work of government marched on. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s allegedly racist nominee for Attorney General, after exaggerating the extent to which he was involved […]

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Who are our Electors who will choose our next President, what are the rules that constrain them, and how many are likely to go rogue against Trump?

Unless something truly remarkable happens, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. This, given the very real threat he poses to our nation, is incredibly distressing to many of us. And, with that in mind, it’s probably not surprising that quite a few very […]

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