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Congress Dares Trump to Condemn White Supremacists

Congress Dares Trump to Condemn White Supremacists

Trump won't do it because he's coordinating with Russia to organize racists as part of his base. Russia is hosting a Richard Spencer event in Hungary this month. Spencer's wife is a high level Russian operative.

Meet the Moscow Mouthpiece Married to a Racist Alt-Right Boss

there are some very fine people on the side wearing the white hoods and waving the nazi flags

I think it's pretty obvious what Trump will do... he'll wait a week or two, then sign it. The white supremacists understand that he can't endorse them, so they realize that any extra time between condemnation of their actions is a wink and a nod.

It takes seconds to sign it. All this play acting just means he's back to his con man routine, lies, hope people forget, distraction.

Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All Bill

Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All Bill

His plan on paying for it:

https://www.sanders.senate.gov/download/options-to-finance-medicare-for-all?inline=file

Don't have time to read the whole thing right now but this jumped out at me:

Businesses would save over $9,000 [annually] in health care costs for the average employee under this option

Business friendly!

Not to mention the employers' reduction in paperwork and administration.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders just tried to make the point that America doesn't want Medicare for All because Bernie didn't win the primary and presidency...#Infuriating

Republicans want govt out of our lives, however, we NEED govt in our lives, that's why we aren't eating lead in our food. That's why we have sanitary hospitals when we need surgery. That's why we have seat belts that saves lives.

Senator Sanders News Conference on Medicare for All

Senator Sanders News Conference on Medicare for All

Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

I think one of the democrats' main issues is its lack of branding. Trump had a number of very easy to remember slogans that came along with his campaign: lock her up, build the wall, deport the illegals, muslim ban, repeal and replace, MAGA, etc. Even though they were terrible policy, it was effective during his campaign.

Clinton, on the other hand, lacked this type of branding for her plans, despite how detailed they were. This is why I think promoting something short and sweet like "Medicare for All" is a pretty good plan. It's something anyone can understand and it sticks in the head.

Even though with this congress it has no chance of passing, I like that Sanders and the other 15 cosponsors are pushing this. I think a rallying cry like Medicare for All will help in a lot of the midterms and is certainly where we are headed in the healthcare debate. This is coming from someone who preferred Clinton for the record.

Bernie is gonna live forever.

Damn Bernie! Let em have it!

Sen. Orrin Hatch introduces a medical marijuana research bill in a statement packed with pot puns

Sen. Orrin Hatch introduces a medical marijuana research bill in a statement packed with pot puns
Sen. Orrin Hatch introduces a medical marijuana research bill in a statement packed with pot puns

It's high time to address research into medical marijuana," Hatch said in a statement. "Our country has experimented with a variety of state solutions without properly delving into the weeds on the effectiveness, safety, dosing, administration, and quality of medical marijuana. All the while, the federal government strains to enforce regulations that sometimes do more harm than good. To be blunt, we need to remove the administrative barriers preventing legitimate research into medical marijuana, which is why I've decided to roll out the MEDS Act."

This is some pretty good shit.

Wait. Is this legit? Orrin "Skeletor" Hatch, number 3 in the chain of succession and super republican, introducing a pro pot law?

Just enjoy the puns, man.

Hes probably noticed all the revenue my state is reaping while UT relies on sales of self-help books. (see Stephen R. Covey)

Democrats Flip State House Seats In 2 Districts That Trump Won By Double Digits

Democrats Flip State House Seats In 2 Districts That Trump Won By Double Digits
Democrats Flip State House Seats In 2 Districts That Trump Won By Double Digits

Oklahoman here

We've been the reddest of the red states for pretty much my entire life. I can't tell you how huge even this one state seat is

You're right, it was Democrat territory for a long time (there was even a large socialist contingent for a while), but the shift began a little earlier than that. Being that I'm in my mid to late 20's, it's been basically my entire life

"Beginning in the 1960s, the Republican party made gains in voter registration and state legislative seats.[11] By 1990, the party counted about a third of voters by registration and had similar representation in the Legislature.[11]

In 2010, Republicans gained a large majority of 32 seats in the Oklahoma Senate and 70 seats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[12]

Currently, Republicans have a supermajority in both chambers (72 of 101 seats in the House and 40 of 48 seats in the Senate)."

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_Legislature

There's a chill in the air...

This must be that winning thing his magats cant ever shut the fuck up about.

It’s mid-September and Republicans still can’t pass a budget

It’s mid-September and Republicans still can’t pass a budget

On blaming the dems.

I'm curious what it is that they run on if they fail on both tax reform and Obamacare repeal.

Abortions kill babies, minorities are scary, foreigners want to kill you

And it surprises no one.

These aren't republicans, they are the tea party types that won over the party when we elected a black man as president. Literally the worst thing we've done in the last 25 years to republicans, is elect a black man.

The people in the red states couldn't take it, they elected these obstructionist types, and the republican party became the party of obstruction.

The old republicans who knew how to rule are gone.

This is a party that wants to destroy everything America is.

Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders
Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

There is no point to listening to these people.

Apparently winning an election with 46% of the popular vote is now complete justification and validation of all future actions, even 10 months after the election. Good to know.

Those are real reasons why he (Comey) was fired...

Except, all of the reasons SHS is referencing didn't become known until after Comey was fired...

Literally deflection and propaganda. I can't believe how much our executive branch has fallen in less than a year.

Bernie Sanders rolls out Medicare-for-All plan

Bernie Sanders rolls out Medicare-for-All plan
16 Democrat senators are co-sponsoring MfA as of the rollout today

(missing from the image: Leahy and Shaheen)

16 Democrat senators are as of the rollout today

(missing from the image: Leahy and Shaheen)

A lot cheaper than it is now. http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/04/20/524774195/what-country-spends-the-most-and-le...

Time to unite the whole Democratic base and fight for something big - even if the ultimate compromise doesn't get us 100% of the way there.

It's not free....

Former Trump Aide Has No Idea Why Ivanka is in the White House

Former Trump Aide Has No Idea Why Ivanka is in the White House
Former Trump Aide Has No Idea Why Ivanka is in the White House

You spelled "literally everyone" wrong.

It's called "nepotism"

and Trump likes being called Daddy.

It's because she is a piece of ass, obviously.

Lindsey Graham vows to end Bernie Sanders' 'dream' of single-payer health care

Lindsey Graham vows to end Bernie Sanders' 'dream' of single-payer health care
Lindsey Graham vows to end Bernie Sanders' 'dream' of single-payer health care

Lindsey Graham: Gleefully crushing poor Americans' dreams of equal access to healthcare since 1995.

"wherever there is evil, I'll be there." - Graham's motto

You toxic son of a bitch.

Graham wants to make sure his Big Pharma & Health Insurance campaign contributions keep rolling in.

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