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Here's How Susan Collins Gets to Vote 'Yes' on Kavanaugh Here's How Susan Collins Gets to Vote 'Yes' on Kavanaugh

If you don’t like spoiler alerts, look away now: Susan Collins is totally getting ready to vote for Brett Kavanaugh, in my extremely wise Politics Understander opinion, if given the chance.

The Most Promising Migraine Drug in Years Is Being Held Hostage by Our Healthcare Dystopia The Most Promising Migraine Drug in Years Is Being Held Hostage by Our Healthcare Dystopia

The last seven weeks have been some of the least painful I’ve lived since I was 16 years old.

Medicaid Work Requirements Exist to Punish the Poor Medicaid Work Requirements Exist to Punish the Poor

The New York Times’ Upshot blog has a depressing look today at Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirements, which earlier this month were reported to have already led to 4,300 people getting kicked off their health coverage. There are a lot of problems you can imagine with meeting these requirements, not least finding a job…

A Ton of Dark Money Is Pouring Into Making Awful Campaign Ads A Ton of Dark Money Is Pouring Into Making Awful Campaign Ads

A new analysis by the Wesleyan Media Project released Thursday shows spending on this year’s political ads, the kind ruining the TV viewing experience of millions of Americans from now until November, is being dominated by outside groups that can accept unlimited donations from corporations and our malevolent wealthy…

The NRA Spent Itself Into Debt Supporting Donald Trump The NRA Spent Itself Into Debt Supporting Donald Trump

An audit of the National Rifle Association’s finances obtained by OpenSecrets shows the organization’s income from dues-paying members has been “plummeting” for the last two years, contributing to the organization’s deficit of $31.8 million last year. Lol!!!

Pompeo Didn't Want to Piss Off Defense Contractors by Calling Off the War in Yemen Pompeo Didn't Want to Piss Off Defense Contractors by Calling Off the War in Yemen

The Wall Street Journal reported this morning on the internal deliberation process that led Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to certify to Congress that “the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians” in Yemen, allowing the US to…

George W. Bush Pops Up to Confirm He's Still the Worst George W. Bush Pops Up to Confirm He's Still the Worst

In an EXCLUSIVE comment to Politico on Tuesday, former President George W. Bush confirmed he still supports the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, even after Christine Blasey Ford came forward and accused Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her when she was 15 and he was 17.

Who Wants Michael Bloomberg? Who Wants Michael Bloomberg?

Since the Times of London reported last week that Michael Bloomberg, the smol ex-mayor of New York City, was planning a run for president, the question that has thrilled politics watchers is: What? Him? Why? Today, the New York Times has the first extended interview with Bloomberg on the matter since the news broke,…

Trump Administration Sued For Rule That Allows Useless Junk Health Plans To Flourish Trump Administration Sued For Rule That Allows Useless Junk Health Plans To Flourish

A group of patient advocacy organizations sued the Trump administration today over its recent rule that extends the life of short-term health insurance plans, which suck and are total useless junk, ThinkProgress reported.

Conservatives Are Owning the Dark Money Game Conservatives Are Owning the Dark Money Game

A new report by the campaign finance advocacy group Issue One has revealed that of the $800 million in secret money spent on elections between 2010 and 2016, 75 percent came from just 15 top groups. Most of these groups, you’ll be just shocked to hear, support Republicans.

There's a Medicare for All PAC Now There's a Medicare for All PAC Now

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat representing Washington state, has founded the first political action committee (PAC) dedicated to backing candidates who support Medicare for All, HuffPost reported today.

Why Is the Consulting Firm Working for Cynthia Nixon's Campaign Attacking Zephyr Teachout? Why Is the Consulting Firm Working for Cynthia Nixon's Campaign Attacking Zephyr Teachout?

As was first reported Monday night, the real estate mogul Stephen Ross donated $100,000 to a PAC which then spent $100,000 on digital ads attacking Zephyr Teachout, the progressive running for New York attorney general on an anti-corruption platform. The PAC Ross donated to, Committee for Justice and Fairness PAC, is…

Big Tobacco Really Doesn't Want to Pay for Poor Residents' Healthcare in Montana Big Tobacco Really Doesn't Want to Pay for Poor Residents' Healthcare in Montana

Here’s a tough question: Would you rather have healthcare for poor people or profits for tobacco companies? This is the question facing Montana voters this November, with an initiative on the ballot to fund the continuation of their Medicaid expansion by taxing tobacco products. This seems like a slam dunk. But, and I…

It's Time to Call an End to the Omarosa Tapes Insanity It's Time to Call an End to the Omarosa Tapes Insanity

Alright, I’m calling it. No more stories, no more interviews, no more nothin’ with these Omarosa tapes. The latest one, which the former Apprentice star debuted today on The View, truly sucks. It is so boring. Major yawn. It is over: She has run out of juicy details to share with us, and is now reeeeally scraping the…

A Year After They Lost Everyone's Data, Equifax Is Doing Just Great A Year After They Lost Everyone's Data, Equifax Is Doing Just Great

Exactly one year ago on Friday, Equifax announced they had done a big whoopsie that allowed hackers to steal the personal data of 143 million Americans, a figure later revised to 148 million. This raised many questions, including: Why does a single private company hold sensitive, personal information for 147 million…

Weird!! Daily Caller Editor Used Fake Name to Write for Richard Spencer's White Nationalist Site Weird!! Daily Caller Editor Used Fake Name to Write for Richard Spencer's White Nationalist Site

Shocking news: Scott Greer, a former writer and editor at the Daily Caller, turns out to be a secret racist. Who could have imagined! As the Atlantic reported today, Greer wrote for Radix Journal, a site founded by Richard Spencer, while at the same time working for the Daily Caller.

Stephen Miller's Latest Immigration Scheme Is Already Hurting Immigrants and Their Children Stephen Miller's Latest Immigration Scheme Is Already Hurting Immigrants and Their Children

The Trump administration’s assault on the poor and on immigrants are distinct campaigns to exacerbate the suffering and cruelty already doled out by the government to marginalized groups—campaigns that often intersect. Politico reported yesterday that one policy proposal aimed at both groups—making it more difficult…

Most Undocumented Parents Whose Kids Are Still Detained Were Already Deported Most Undocumented Parents Whose Kids Are Still Detained Were Already Deported

It’s a predictable but no less shameful part of the way the news media works that the urgency and quantity of human suffering in a news story isn’t proportionate to the amount of coverage it gets and that, over time, even stories that have been covered well will slip out of dominant placement in national news. Such is…

London Has Fallen, According to This Racist Wall Street Journal Op-Ed London Has Fallen, According to This Racist Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

I always love it when Americans learn about Britain, because the more of you who realize that London is not the name of the whole country and that we do not actually all live in hobbit holes, the better.

Trump Official Who Spent His Tenure Shilling for Private Prisons Gets New Job Working for One Trump Official Who Spent His Tenure Shilling for Private Prisons Gets New Job Working for One

Private prison corporations are very happy with the investment they’ve made in President Trump: Earlier this year, the CEO of CoreCivic told investors Trump’s administration has created the “most robust kind of sales environment” they’ve seen in a decade. Business is booming, after all, with ICE arresting twice as…

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