Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘Democratic brand is pretty bad’

June 23, 2017

… searching.” “Understand that for the last 10 years, the model that they have had really has not worked,” Sanders said. “It doesn’t work when you lose the US Senate, US House, the White House. When almost two-thirds of governors chairs are controlled by Republicans. When Democrats have lost a thousand seats and legislatures all over the country.” Sanders told Cooper what he believes the Democrats have to do to win back voters. Democrats need to “make it …

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Trump Blames Democrats For Obstructing Health Care Bill They Haven’t Seen Yet

June 22, 2017

… Trump, who described the House version of the bill as mean, said Wednesday that he hopes Republicans will surprise the public with a plan with heart. And as HuffPosts Jeffrey Young points out, the bills intent, regardless of what the Senate version looks like, is already clear. The purpose of this bill is to The president also mocked Democrats for failing to pick up seats in special elections in Georgia and South Carolina on Tuesday, singling out Jon Ossoff, the Democrat who narrowly lost in …

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Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short In Bid For U.S. House Seat

June 21, 2017

The outcome is especially painful for Democrats who viewed Ossoffs candidacy as a prime opportunity to land a blow against President . Handel, a 55-year-old former Georgia secretary of state, replaces Republican Tom Price, who left Congress to become Trumps secretary of health and human services. Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, was ultimately unable to peel away enough anti-Trump Republicans or mobilize enough new Democratic-leaning voters to …

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Democrats just went 0-4. When will they win?

June 21, 2017

Atlanta (CNN)Democrats tried an inoffensive moderate message in Georgia. They ran a banjo-strumming populist in Montana. They called in the cavalry in South Carolina and tried to catch their foe sleeping through a long-shot in Kansas. In the special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who wound up in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, Democrats went 0-for-4. …

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Psaki: Democrats, don’t lose your cool over Georgia vote

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Democrats, don’t lose your mind and your motivation over Jon Ossoff’s defeat in GA-06. In 2010, the special election to fill the seat of Democrat John Murtha, a member who had held his seat in southwestern Pennsylvania for 36 years, was seen as a major test for both parties. And when it was over many Democrats breathed a sigh of relief that the party had overcome attack ads on issues ranging from Obamacare to Nancy Pelosi. But Republicans knew the narrow victory was a good …

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Democrats Protest Senate Republican Health Care Secrecy

June 20, 2017

In a series of floor motions, inquiries and lengthy speeches, Democrats criticized the closed-door meetings that Republicans have been holding to craft a replacement for Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. They called for open committee hearings and more time to consider the bill before a Senate vote, which Republicans say could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said that the closed-door …

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Ironworker Challenges Paul Ryan In Powerful New Ad: ‘Let’s Trade Places’

June 20, 2017

Randy Bryce, a union ironworker, announced on Monday that he would seek the Democratic nomination to run against Ryan, and released a video emphasizing what has so far been the biggest issue of the year: health care. Theres no doubt in my mind that there are thousands of people like her who dont have what she has, Bryce said in the video. The system is extremely flawed. Lets trade places, Bryce said. Paul Ryan, you can come work the iron and Ill go to D.C. Republicans were quick to seize …

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5 things to watch in Georgia’s high-stakes House special election

June 20, 2017

(CNN)Democrats have been desperate to deal President Donald Trump a real setback at the ballot box for months — and all their hopes are riding on Tuesday’s House election in Georgia. A win by Democrat Jon Ossoff will give his party a crucial proof point that Trump’s unpopularity is damaging Republicans up and down the ballot — and make it much harder GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to tie their own political fortunes to Trump on health care, tax reform and more. It would …

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No one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Senate Republican leaders say they still hope to vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare before lawmakers leave town for the July 4th recess. Since House Republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare last month after much hand-wringing and drama, a “working group” of Senate Republicans have been meeting to share their preferences for a health care bill. It is now up to the Senate Budget Committee — in consultation with key senators and leadership — to draft …

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Senate Republicans Are Closer Than Ever To Repealing Obamacare

June 7, 2017

Senators still lack an actual bill, and the compromises needed to pass the Senate could imperil the legislation in the House, which will also have to back it.But Tuesday was a pivotal day for discussions in the upper chamber and seemingly a positive one as Republicans try to build a 50-vote coalition to repeal Obamacare. McConnell is working with hardly any margin for error. He can afford to lose only two of his 52 Republicans with Vice President Mike Pence then breaking the tie and it …

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Scientists Are Running For Congress Because “The Future Hangs In The Balance”

June 6, 2017

… Pruitt in charge of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), respectively groups theyve long threatened to destroy. America is poised to leave the Paris agreement. The attacks on science certainly didnt start with Trump, but he has been a powerful catalyst, Shaughnessy Naughton, a chemical scientist and entrepreneur, and 314s founder, tells IFLScience. Emboldened by their dominance of Congress, House Republicans began to author bills that would shutter the …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

For some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world, Pence said. Its long been a goal of the liberal left in this country to advance a climate change agenda. Hes also disregarding that some of his fellow Republicans have also urged action on what he describes as the climate change agenda. Recent polls also show that many Republican voters including those who sided with Trump in the 2016 election …

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Why the UK election isn’t exciting Americans – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… Netflix drama The Crown. America in a time of Trump Will intelligence leaks sink US-UK relationship? The heritage theme park view of the UK still persists here, and maybe Brexit reinforces it, because of its nostalgic overtones. It’s the period dramas that always do well here rather than gritty social realism. Masterpiece Theatre rather than Mike Leigh. I’m always intrigued, for example, by the reaction of American politicians to Boris Johnson. Senior Republicans and senior …

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Pete Souza’s most legendary Donald Trump trolls

… response to House Republicans celebrating the AHCA win that would strip healthcare from millions, it’s like, suddenly not so sweet anymore. Seven years ago today, practicing to throw out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals home opener the following week. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Mar 31, 2017 at 9:56am PDT Troll Level: 5 Is it still trolling if you’re just pointing out what great physical shape Obama was in compared to Trump, who turned down …

May 28, 2017
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Kit Harington Rips Into Donald Trump & Sean Penn!

… petulant and irrational as he was when he was thirteen in the books.” Truly apt comparison! But it’s not just Republicans who rub the 30-year-old the wrong way. He was also not a fan of Sean Penn and the liberal actor’s involvement in the Falklands, when he attacked British ownership of the islands. Kit said: “[It was] annoying when Sean Penn decided to get involved in the Falklands. I was like, ‘It has nothing to do with you, Sean Penn. Fuck off.’” …

May 25, 2017
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Trump Threatened To Let Obamacare ‘Implode.’ That’s One Promise He’s Keeping.

… those problems. And unless they start doing something different, much of what some consumers dont like about Obamacare is going to be even worse next year. Premiums will be higherpeople who buy their coverage directlyHealthCare.gov a new billmillions fewerweaken protections he took stewardshipManage it as best as he could fits a patternin 2010. Republicans have refused to expand Medicaid, leaving millions uninsured. GOP-led states put roadblocks in front of insurance enrollment counselors …

May 24, 2017
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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON It took the House months of infighting and a failed first attempt to ultimately pass a bill torepeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. More than two weeks later, Senate Republicans are nowhere near reaching an agreement on a bill of their own. As scandal after scandal piled up for the Trump administration last week, Republicans were given some cover. Rather than being flooded with questions as they exited multiple meetings about their own disagreements on how to repeal and …

May 24, 2017
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Democrats Just Flipped Seats In 2 Trump Districts

… election for a seat in the states GOP-controlled House of Representatives, WMUR reported. That seat had been held by Republican Harold Parker, who resigned to join the administration of Republican Gov.Chris Sununu. According to The Hill, in the past eight years, Republicans have gained control of 27 state legislative chambers that were once held by Democrats. Following the 2016 general election, the GOP controlled 56 percent of the nations state legislative seats. …

May 24, 2017
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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

… more than actual lives. In the name of being “pro-life,” Texas Republicans cut those women off from the care they trust. And not just them — to punish Planned Parenthood for offering a legal medical procedure (and not a dollar of Medicaid or other federal funds pays for elective abortions), Texas Republicans were happy to refuse millions of Medicaid dollars to care for the poorest women in their state. This is in a state where 27% of births are funded by Medicaid …

May 20, 2017
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Elizabeth Warren Has A Real Plan To Drain The Swamp In Washington

… they no longer worry about competition, consumers are hit with higher prices, innovators cannot make it to market and workers wages suffer, according to Warren. It is time to do what Teddy Roosevelt did: pick up the antitrust stick again. The stick has collected some dust, but the laws are still on the books, Warren said. Mary Schwalm/Reuters There is virtually no chance of Warrens proposals becoming law while Republicans control the White House and Congress. But Warren is keenly attuned …

May 17, 2017
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White House struggles to answer GOP questions on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN)As the White House rushed to contain the fallout on Capitol Hill during a head-spinning week of controversies, one senator resorted to mime to describe his reaction. He mimicked a cat, claws out, hanging on for dear life by clinging to a tree. “We’re all just like this,” the senator told CNN, shaking his head. Chaffetz: I’m ready to subpoena for Comey memo Senator: Trump’s request impeachable, if true …

May 17, 2017
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