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Mueller reportedly Homing in on those involved with “Sanctions Relief”

— The Daily Beast seems to have an insider scoop … Trump Officials involved in “Sanctions Relief” beware. Mueller Ready to Pounce on Trumpworld Concessions to Moscow by Erin Banco, thedailybeast.com -- Dec 18, 2018 The Special Counsel’s...
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Healthcare. Healthcare. Healthcare.

OK Democrats, in another two months it’s going to be time to put up or shut up. We got the House over the finish line, and we did it the old fashioned way, we worked our collective ass off for it. We won like any political party does, by making promises. But this time is different, because voters believed those promises for the simple reason that a lot of the people making them weren’t lying politicians for a change. We ran on healthcare. This was a dream issue to run on, for several reasons. For one thing, once you give people stuff, they tend to like it. It was always known that the ACA would be a slow developing program, 4 years to implement completely, with the real meat and potatoes coming in the last two years. Republicans could run against it only until it started working as intended. Once it did, people in states that had it wanted to keep it, and people in states that didn’t have it wanted it. And the GOP came off looking like schmucks. Healthcare was the overriding political issue of 2018, no matter how badly Trump wanted it to be about barefoot brown people going us all leprosy. But you know what? 2020 is going to be all about healthcare too. And the Democrats, specifically the Democrats in the House, have the chance to hone that issue, and jam it up the Republicans ass with a telephone poll. This doesn’t have to be like 2009 all over again. The Democrats don’t have to create some massive, intricate overhaul of the system. We already did that in 2009. The beauty of the ACA was that when it was implemented, it became an interwoven part of the healthcare system. This is why the GOP couldn’t just repeal the ACA, even the health insurance companies knew that if they did, the old system would collapse,  because the structure of the system had been fundamentally changed. Hence, the GOP tinkering with the individual mandate, support payments, and junk policies only destabilized the system, making it a ripe issue for Democrats. The Democrats don’t need to try to do everything at once, in fact that would be a mistake. The more complicated something is, the harder it is to explain, and the easier it is for the GOP to misrepresent it, we found that out the hard way in 2009, with all of that “granny death panel” nonsense. There are several things that the Democrats can do immediately, but do them one at a time. First of all, small simple things are easier to explain, and their benefits ore apparent. Second, a steady stream of bill passages on healthcare will show that the Democrats are making good on their word. And third, every parent knows that if you hide the strained peas, you can con the kid into thinking that every spoonful is the last one, making it easier to get it into their mouth. First things first. Pass a bill that restores the original pre-existing conditions language of the ACA. The GOP will have a hard time fighting that, since so many of them swore fealty to covering those in their own campaigns. And since they’ll have a hard time fighting it, add in language that restores the original individual mandate, and […]
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Senate Democrats force vote this week to protect coverage for people with pre-existing conditions

The Senate will vote as soon as Wednesday on a discharge petition forced by Democrat Tammy Baldwin to overturn the Trump administration's new rule allowing the sale of junk insurance plans that will undermine...
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New definition to Wikipedia ‘Devil’s Triangle’ entry added anonymously from House of Representatives

Congress-edits on Twitter is a bot set up to alert and post changes, or “edits,” to Wikipedia entries. At around 2:18 PM PST, on Thursday Sept. 27, 2018, a change was made to the “Devil’s Triangle” entry on Wikipedia. This entry was added to a...
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Sen. Durbin asks Brett Kavanaugh why he won’t ask for investigation: ‘Are you afraid?’

Sen. Dick Durbin provoked anger from Republicans trying to jam through alleged sexual assaulter Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court when he asked Kavanaugh to ask the White House counsel to suspend the confirmation process in order to...
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Republican cowards refuse to acknowledge Dr. Ford in hearing, but are tweeting behind her...

Yes, they are cowards. Dr. Ford traveled to DC to give them her testimony in a Supreme Court nomination. She is relating a deeply traumatic incident that has impacted her life. Republican Senators are sitting mute during the hearing, refusing to...
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Bring Back Jim Crow? Tucker Carlson of FOX News Accidentally Admits He’s a Straight-Up...

The Senior Douchebag of Fox News, and host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, has been making news this week. In an "interview" with Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, Carlson was beaten to a pulp and exposed as an intellectual lightweight who has no...
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More than one-third of people in some U.S. communities are in danger of losing...

This week a federal court will take up the latest bogus challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and for the first time the law of the land will not be defended by the Department of Justice. That's ...
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‘If You’re Poor or Disabled, the GOP Wants You to Die’: Outrage as Trump...

"Threatening poor people's lives—which is what getting rid of their healthcare coverage essentially means—is not a way to eradicate poverty. It is simply a way to punish the poor for being poor."
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Roger Stone promises to always support Trump … and has a great example of...

Michael Flynn flipped. George Papadopoulos flipped. Rick Gates flipped. Michael Cohen is dying to flip. Please. So far the personal loyalty that Trump demands of anyone and everyone seems to be about as solid as ice cream on a warm day. But there is...

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