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Category Archive for 'Politics As Usual'

Paul Ryan’s “outline” of how to replace Obamacare. Oh, and he also wants to raise the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67.

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And at this point, it really doesn’t matter. Somewhere around 80% of his supporters already support her, and he missed the crest of whatever wave of influence he might have had. All this hoo-hah about the platform is just silly. He already got most of what he wanted (because it was mostly the same thing […]

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In case you were wondering why Senate Dems blocked the Zika bill, this is why: The fever will rise again You might have heard about this Zika virus thing that’s beginning to show up in the United States, and how it causes microcephaly and is not healthy for children and other living things? And to […]

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There are few things more corrupt than the for-profit education industry, and the corruption is on both sides of the aisle. This may not be illegal, but it’s not exactly kosher, either: As the Obama administration cracks down on for-profit colleges, three former officials working on behalf of an investment firm run by President Barack […]

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In their first appearance together since the primaries ended, Elizabeth Warren was the opening act for Hillary Clinton at a Cincinnati rally this morning, and both of them breathed dragon fire on Trump like none we’ve seen since this season’s Game of Thrones. Thanks to Wonkette for transcribing some of it for us: “For millions […]

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Al Franken for VP?

I honestly wouldn’t mind any of the people on her list, but it sure would be fun to watch Al Franken taking Donald Trump apart.

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Of course, we expected this: Donald Trump would like for Bernie Sanders supporters to ditch the Democratic Party and support him. There is very little evidence that they will do that, mind you, but it’s certainly possible that they might just stay home — which would help Trump. Well, we have some bad news for […]

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And so am I. But not that much! Or perhaps that Trump will exit the race voluntarily before the GOP convention. In an otherwise straightforward article about Hillary Clinton’s running-mate selection process, Politico buries this fascinating lede. The selection process, however, is colored by new uncertainty among Democratic donors and Clinton allies who are no […]

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MSNBC’s Republican political analyst Nicolle Wallace has been very good of late and when she was called to analyze Donald Trump’s Hillary Clinton attack speech on Wednesday, she correctly explained his problems and how the speech should be judged. “He’s rebuked more often than his message is echoed by members of his own party.” “By […]

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On occasion, DC can feel like a great episode of the West Wing, where good triumphs. This is one of those occasions. #NoBillNoBreak — ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) June 22, 2016 "If we’re going to raise our kids in a safer, more loving world, we need to speak up for it." —@POTUS #NoBillNoBreak https://t.co/GSw4TkZxKB — The […]

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