The AHCA trades human lives for tax cuts for the wealthy. How could anyone justify that?
If 2017’s iteration of whatever Senator Mitch McConnell represents had his way, 22 million people could lose health insurance over the next decade. But 1990’s version of Mitch McConnell, eager to beat a Democratic challenger who was a physician, had a totally different idea: affordable health care for all Kentuckians!
As the Supreme Court’s session draws to a close, the court on Monday reinstated most of President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban—allowing it to cover everyone except people who have a “bona fide relationship” to the United States—as it agreed to hear the constitutional merits of the ban in the fall.
If you’ve logged onto the internet in the last — let’s say — 18 months, you might have deduced that President Trump is not exactly a Muslim ally. Or friend. Whatever you want to call it: Trump has made his feelings about Islam abundantly clear (unless, of course, he’s vying to sell an Islamic country $110 billion…
President Donald Trump, the self–described “least racist person,” again used a racial slur on national television to attack Sen. Elizabeth Warren by calling her “Pocahontas.”
Mike Phillips was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease spinal muscular atrophy over 30 years ago. His mother and caregiver, Karen Clay, said doctors told her Phillips wouldn’t see his first birthday.
The White House press corps is fighting mad over their own collective decision not to air press briefings from the White House.
In 1950, America was a very different place. Bobby socks, and uh, socially acceptable white supremacist terrorism. On the upside: Unions were strong as hell, and nobody benefited more from that than those at the bottom.
In a scathing three-page letter released Wednesday, the Congressional Black Caucus announced that it was declining an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump.
Item: Kay Kirkpatrick, a Republican, recently beat a Democratic challenger in a special election for Georgia’s 32nd State Senate District. It was a comfortable victory, though not quite as comfortable as it ought to have been, according to Daily Kos’s David Nir. The Democratic share of the vote, he says, grew…
What is politics? Politics is a struggle between competing interests. What is politics not? Politics is not an ultimately unimportant game that you play in order to make friends. If you write about or participate in politics for living, please do not fuck this up.
In theory, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should be very, very unhappy about the healthcare bill he’s trying to force through the Senate. The Congressional Budget Office hasn’t issued a score on it; most Republicans say they have no idea what’s in it; the Democrats literally can’t figure out where to find it;…
Erick Erickson, a right-wing radio host and New York Times contributor famous for takes such as “gay men in bars should expect to be assaulted,” is horrified, simply horrified, by the violent rhetoric coming from the left these days. On Monday, Erickson expressed his horror with a provocative idea: “Let’s Consider…
Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote a letter that expressed his profound disappointment at the lengths Senate Republicans have gone to to conceal their healthcare bill from public scrutiny. In it, he asked his colleagues to honor the chamber’s storied history as the “world’s greatest deliberative…
A new law passed by the Texas legislature will punish craft breweries that produce more than 225,000 barrels of beer a year by taking a cut of the profits and giving it to distributors.
Venezuelan officials reported Saturday that Twitter has suspended about 180 accounts linked to the government of President Nicolás Maduro following a diplomatic flare–up between Maduro and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.
Citing a total “lack of understanding and concern” by President Donald Trump over HIV/AIDS public health policy, six people this week announced their resignations from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.