The numbers don’t add up. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks amid a crush of reporters after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) The math in the Senate is not complicated. The Republicans have… (0 comment)

Unfortunately for the press secretary, it’s all on tape. CREDIT: NBC screengrab During an off-camera briefing on Monday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said then-candidate Donald Trump was “joking” when he encouraged Russian hackers to go after Hillary Clinton last summer. “He was joking at the time,” Spicer said. “We all know it.” body[data-twttr-rendered=”true”] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}… (0 comment)

When the Supreme Court shut down Congress’ attempt to define “indecency” online, it was the beginning of decades of controversy over how to govern behavior online. CREDIT: AP Images On June 26, 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that controversial portions of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which criminalized obscene or indecent web content that… (0 comment)

“The draft legislation violates that standard on many levels,” according to the American Medical Association. Doctor Leonid Basovich, left, examines Medi-Cal patient Michael Epps, at the WellSpace Clinic in Sacramento, California CREDIT: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File One of the nation’s largest medical lobbying groups has joined the opposition to the Senate health care bill, which… (0 comment)

Seriously. CREDIT: (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File Last week, the United States did something surprising, at least in the context of the Trump administration’s complete reversal on U.S. climate policy: it joined a United Nations resolution supporting the protection of human rights from the impact of climate change. For a government led by a man who has called… (0 comment)

The Republican-majority legislature won’t give up its desperate attempts at power grabs. Rep. Garland Pierce (D-Scotland) addresses protestors during a special session at the North Carolina Legislature in Raleigh, N.C., Dec. 15, 2016. CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerry Broome A North Carolina legislator shared an unusual tweet on Sunday: a plan to gerrymander the state’s districts for prosecutorial… (0 comment)

Older, lower income people will hurt the most due to the senate health bill according to the Congressional Budget Office Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks following a closed-door health care session, at the Capitol in Washington. (CREDIT: (AP… (0 comment)

Republican lawmaker also supports streamlined permitting of oil and gas pipelines. Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, speaks Monday at the EIA’s annual energy conference in Washington, D.C. CREDIT: Mark Hand/ThinkProgress The new chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is worried that certain energy sources are getting… (0 comment)

Refugees who lack “bona fide” relationships will be unable to enter the United States. A Syrian refugee holds her brother as she walks at an informal refugee camp, at Al-Marj town in Bekaa valley, east Lebanon. CREDIT: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar Numerous advocates and organizations slammed the Supreme Court’s decision to review and partially reinstate President Donald… (0 comment)
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