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Republicans Senators tweet thoughts and prayers after another mass shooting

As has become custom, Republican Senators took to twitter after yet another mass shooting to offer thoughts and prayers for the victims, without so much as a word about guns: My deepest sympathies and prayers are with the families and…

GOP Congressman who joked about sexual assault endorses Steve King, GOP congressman who visits Nazis in Austria

The modern Republican party, ladies and gentlemen: South Carolina Republican Ralph Norman took to Twitter to endorse his colleague from Iowa, Steve King: In the time that I have known Steve King, I have witnessed his kindness and compassion regardless…

Trump’s trade war continues to backfire spectacularly

The stock market just had a terrible week, total U.S. exports slid 7% in the 3rd quarter, soybean exports are down 97% from a year ago, auto exports are down 56% from a year ago, auto manufacturers are moving production…

Newt Gingrich admits Kavanaugh was placed on Supreme Court to cover-up for Trump

In an interview with the Washington Post, Newt Gingrich admitted that a major reason behind the fight waged by Republicans to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was to help provide cover for Donald Trump: Washington Post: Newt Gingrich:…

Trump EPA helped Illinois GOP Governor cover-up cancer risk of medical device plant partly owned by Illinois GOP Governor

In a blockbuster story, the Chicago Tribune reported that the Trump administration’s EPA helped Bruce Rauner, the Republican Governor of Illinois, cover-up the extreme cancer risks posed to the communities around a medical devices plant of a company partly owned…

Kevin Cramer voted 5 times to end pre-existing condition protections

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

Kentucky’s GOP Governor attacks teachers yet again

Kentucky’s Republican Governor Matt Bevin took to talk radio this week to, yet again, renew his attacks on Kentucky’s public school teachers, first attacking their union: Courier Journal: Bevin attacks teachers union, says adults need to behave on social media…

GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz doubles down on smearing murdered journalist

On Wednesday, Florida Republican Congressman kicked off a smear campaign against murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a Virginia resident: The media is painting Khashoggi as a “journalist” rather than a political participant. Don’t get me wrong, I’m 100% opposed…

GOP Virginia Senate candidate criticizes murdered journalist who lived in Virginia

As the horrific details of the murder of Virginia resident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi continue to come to light, and Donald Trump’s prevarications about the incident continue to be questioned, Corey Stewart, the Republican nominee for United States…

Josh Hawley flaunts endorsement from group that tried to repeal pre-existing condition protections

As Josh Hawley continues to lie to the people of Missouri about his support for pre-existing condition protections, the Republican candidate for U.S Senate from Missouri took to twitter to brag about an endorsement he received from the NFIB: Proud…

Democrats in Congress should start working on a new National Voting Rights Act right now

In 1965, during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act: Wikipedia: Voting Rights Act of 1965 After its enactment in 1965, the law immediately decreased racial discrimination in voting. The…

Trial date set for indicted GOP Congressman who is seeking re-election

A trial date has been set for New York Republican Congressman Chris Collins, who was indicted earlier this year for insider trading. Reuters: U.S. Congressman Collins gets February 2020 trial date A federal judge on Thursday set a Feb. 3,…

With help from Republican policies, red tide makes quick return to Florida coasts after Hurricane Michael moves away

When Hurricane Michael churned through the Gulf of Mexico, there was some hope that its power might help stop the algae bloom, which has caused a red tide of dead sea life, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. CNBC: Florida waits to…

GOP nominee for Kansas Governor was involved in scheme to rig the 2020 census in GOP’s favor

New revelations from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross show that the Republican nominee for Kansas Governor, Kris Kobach, was involved in a scheme to rig the 2020 census to help the GOP: Common Dreams: ‘Smoking Gun’: White House Finally Admits…

Ad for Missouri GOP Senate candidate features him using his own son to lie about his support for pre-existing condition protections

Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Missouri, Josh Hawley, is running an ad that features him talking about his son having a pre-existing condition, then using that fact as evidence that he supports protecting health insurance coverage for people with…

Nearly a million people could gain access to healthcare if Democrats who support Medicaid expansion could be elected in just 4 states

A key pillar to the Affordable Care Act was the expansion of Medicaid to cover people with income of up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. 94% of this expansion of Medicaid is currently funded by the Federal Government…

GOP Senate nominee Marsha Blackburn attacks her Democratic opponent for his prudence regarding Kavanaugh confirmation

In one of the strangest political attacks of recent memory, Marsha Blackburn, the Republican nominee for Senate in Tennessee is slamming her Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen for being prudent regarding his opinion on whether or not Brett Kavanaugh should be…

GOP nominee for Oklahoma Governor signed pledge that would take away school funding and teacher raises

Oklahoma’s teachers earned a raise and additional funding for students this Spring after going on strike: Oklahoma teachers end nearly two-week walkout that shut schools Oklahoma’s largest teachers union on Thursday called off a nearly two-week walkout that shut public…

Florida GOP Senate candidate unable to answer if Iraq War was a mistake – Because George W Bush is fundraising for him

It should be no secret by now that Republican politicians are subservient to their donors, but rarely do they make it quite as obvious as GOP Senate Candidate Rick Scott did this week. Tampabay.com: Was the Iraq War a mistake?…

Good news in Nebraska – Medicaid expansion petition gains enough signatures to appear on November ballot

Out of Nebraska comes potentially wonderful news for thousands of uninsured citizens of the State: a petition to vote on a referendum to expand Medicaid in the State has gained enough signatures to appear on the November ballot. Journal Star:…