The House of Representatives is slated to vote Thursday on a health care repeal bill that will gut the Affordable Care Act and end Medicaid as we know it. In legislative and human terms, passage of the bill would set us back not to 2009 but to 1964.
Brennan Center's Alicia Bannon joined "Bloomberg Law Brief" to discuss the third day of Neil Gorsuch's Senate confirmation hearings.
We committed a quiet little war crime the other day. Forty-plus people are dead, taken out with hellfire missiles while they were praying.
The resistance is a huge movement—yuge! At least that’s how it feels when you are in it. And it’s true that the United States has not seen anything like this since the Vietnam war days. Still, Trump and the Republicans in Washington roll on, with some new horror every day. Maybe the resistance isn’t yuge enough yet.
It has plenty of chance to grow, though. The potential is clearly there. Let’s look at the numbers.
It is not just Donald Trump whose rhetoric is chronically bereft of reality. Politicians, reporters, commentators and academics are often similarly untethered to hard facts, albeit not for narcissistic enjoyment. There are many patterns of fact, relevant to a subject being discussed, that are off the table—either consciously or because they are deemed inconvenient. Rarely are there omissions due to the facts being hard to get or inaccessible.
That in mind, here are a few examples that warrant our scrutiny:
Have We Gone As Low As We Can Go Yet (Please)? Capitol Police Arrest Unseemly Disabled Protesters Who Seem To Think They Have A Right to Health Care
With Congress about to vote on TrumpCare - aka "Why Would Poor, Sick or Elderly People Need Health Care Anyway? - the empathy-rich GOP figured they had to silence 54 disabled activists in unsightly wheelchairs who occupied the Capitol Rotunda to argue they may die without care and to chant, "Ho ho, hey hey, my Medicaid has got to stay." Capitol police arrested the members of ADAPT under a D.C. law against "Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding," because Amurica.
The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said the "beyond irregular" behavior of the committee's Republican chairman has "underscored the imperative of an independent investigation" into Russian interference in last year's election—comments that capped off a series of explosive Capitol Hill developments surrounding a controversy that refuses to die.
A New York State judge on Wednesday ordered ExxonMobil to turn over a year's worth of emails it now admits it lost from an alias account used by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he was CEO of the company—a "bombshell" revelation, according to a lawyer for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who's investigating the oil giant's climate cover-up.
The Senate is set to vote this week whether to let broadband companies sell user information to the highest bidder—overturning rules implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and possibly banning the agency from passing similar restrictions in the future.
As a senator, Jeff Sessions had a history of falsely inflating the count of foreign nationals supposedly involved in terrorism. Now, he wants to do much more of that as attorney general.
The coal industry is in "freefall" worldwide, the latest annual survey from environmental groups Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm finds.
Surprising no one, a new report out Wednesday finds that President Donald Trump has broken his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" at every turn, and has instead turned the government over to corporate interests and enriched his bottom line.
Documentary filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore on Wednesday said it's time for the Democratic Party in Congress to "declare a National Emergency" and put a stop to all legislative activity—including the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch—until the FBI completes its investigation into possible ties between members of President Donald Trump's campaign and alleged interference by the Russian government in last year's U.S. election.
The U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State (ISIS) is being blamed for an airstrike on a school where families had sought shelter near the northern Syrian town of Raqqa.
The monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 33 people died as a result of the Tuesday strike.
If Democrats mount a futile filibuster to Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation, the result could be the end of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees. That would be a mistake.
Workers, elected officials and community supporters rallied outside Tom Cat Bakery Wednesday to protest the threatened mass firing of dozens of immigrant workers following a Department of Homeland Security investigation. As members of a non-profit organization called Brandworkers, the workers decided to stand united and call for resistance from around the country.