• The Impact of the AHCA on Veterans: State-by-State Breakdown

    A new analysis by the Center for American Progress finds that 441,300 veterans would lose Medicaid coverage by 2026 under the plan of President Donald Trump and House Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    Veteran patients wait for a dental exam in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, March 9, 2017.

    Veteran patients wait for a dental exam in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, March 9, 2017.

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  • Conservatives are targeting the wrong things to bring down health care costs, says hospital system CEO

    Every major hospital group has criticized the health care bill crafted by Senate Republicans, especially for deep reductions in Medicaid spending for the poor and those with disabilities. At the Spotlight Health Conference at the Aspen Institute, Judy Woodruff talked to Kenneth Davis, president and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System, to get his take on the health care bill and more.

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  • This suit is scarier than Trump’s tweets.

    This Donald Trump Swimsuit Will Scare Everyone At The Beach

    From the

    Clothing company Beloved created the eccentric swimsuit, which is pretty much guaranteed to get a rise out of democrats and republicans alike. This piece of polarizing pool wear costs $49.99, but that’s a small price to pay for starting heated conversations about politics at the pool.

    Perhaps the best part of the suit isn’t Trump’s “shocked” face ― it’s the fact that the suit is made in the United States of America, unlike some of Ivanka Trump’s products.

      

  • U.S. Supreme Court agrees NC legislative districts were illegally gerrymandered based on race

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    The U.S. Supreme Court is sending a clear message to North Carolina lawmakers: racial gerrymandering is unconstitutional.

    The nation’s highest court handed down its third decision in three weeks regarding a North Carolina racial gerrymandering case — North Carolina v. Covington. This time, justices affirmed that 28 state House and Senate districts were unconstitutionally racially gerrymandered when Republicans drew new maps in 2011 but sent back to the lower courts a remedial order for special elections to be reconsidered.

    Republicans have been put on notice that they cannot pack black voters into districts, but they won’t necessarily have to hold a special election later this year – though that decision will ultimately be in the hands of the lower court. [Read more…]

  • Trump claims ‘vindication’ from Comey testimony, calls him a ‘leaker’

    From the

    June 9 at 10:11 AM  

    President Trump broke his public silence Friday morning on former FBI director James B. Comey’s testimony to Congress in the Russia probe, accusing him in a tweet of lying under oath and calling him a “leaker.”

    A day after he had allowed surrogates to respond for him, Trump took to Twitter to attack Comey directly, writing: “Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication … and WOW, Comey is a leaker!”

    Trump’s statement came as surrogates fanned out to defend the president and his personal lawyer was preparing to file a “complaint” early next week over Comey’s testimony to the Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s Office and the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to a person close to the legal team.  Read the full article HERE

    And about that impeachment possibility …

    According to Indivisible, Impeachment is a process, and the time to begin is now.

    Impeachment Toolkit: Are your Members of Congress standing up for the integrity of our democracy, or siding with Trump and his cronies in trying to hide the truth? Here’s an explainer of the process of impeachment and the questions you should be asking your Members of Congress about where they stand on the need for impeachment hearings and an independent commission into Russia’s interference in our election.