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I’m agnostic about Pelosi.
Dems in Congress have to make that decision and they elected her in January. At some point, she should consider stepping back, but that is her decision.
I could see her saying she will not run again to diffuse R attacks, but Rs probably will attack her two years after she retires.


Hell the Rs and Faux news constantly attack Obama’s vacations instead of reporting the Clusterf**k of Ryancare


Trump Blather Notches Another Foreign Policy Win!

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On Monday, the White House warned that Syria would “pay a heavy price” if they launched another chemical attack. So how did that go? It’s yet another victory for Donald Trump!

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis claimed Wednesday that the Syrian government backed down after the White House said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces were preparing for another possible chemical attack. “They didn’t do it,” Mattis said.

I would like to formally announce that if Russia kills my mother in a nuclear attack, there will be grave consequences. If my mother is still alive tomorrow, that will show that they’ve backed down. I’ll let you know.


There’s quite a buzz about this campaign! LOL


Want to protest the Senate Republicans’ health care bill, but don’t know how? After you call your senator and attend a local town hall meeting, you can now also send your Congressperson a vibrator.

Yep, you read that correctly: You can now send your Congressperson a vibrator to protest the health care bill that threatens to defund Planned Parenthood, make deep cuts to Medicaid and take away health care coverage from millions of people.

On Wednesday, Unbound announced a campaign called “Vibes for Congress” that allows people to send any $15 vibrator along with an educational pamphlet on women’s health to a specific representative. As an Unbound spokesperson told HuffPost, they recommend people target congresspeople who are “in favor of the GOP healthcare bill.” Seventy-five percent of the proceeds from each sale will go to Planned Parenthood.

“The initiative is meant to shed a light on the importance of women’s health in the face of changes that would threaten it, while demonstrating that women will not stay silent in the face of such dire risks,” an Unbound spokesperson said.

The educational pamphlet included with each vibrator package features facts about women’s health care and the potential repercussions of reducing access to it.


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Planned Parenthood supporters and other opponents of the Republican effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare formed a human chain around the Capitol Wednesday afternoon in a massive protest amid GOP attempts to save their healthcare bill.

Demonstrators held signs reading “Stand with Planned Parenthood” and “Don’t Take Away Our Care” while chanting “healthcare, now!” The goal of the protest was to form a continuous human chain around the entire Capitol.

The protest was organized by liberal activist group MoveOn.org, which promoted the protest on Twitter leading up to the demonstration.


41 – 27 for Pelosi! aaaaarrrrgggh!


Well it is Morning Consult (no Bernie in list of Dem 2020 candidates), so I would take any of their polls with a grain of salt.



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A day after delaying a vote on their health care bill, Senate Republicans appeared no closer to a compromise Wednesday, with GOP lawmakers digging in for a protracted negotiation that may end up going nowhere.

“We’re at an impasse,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told HuffPost Wednesday.

The plan in the mind of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was for Republicans to reach at least a tentative deal by the end of the week. That would allow senators to send off that new legislative text to the Congressional Budget Office by Friday and get the proposal scored during the July Fourth recess. Barring some miraculous movement in the next 24 hours, however, Republicans don’t look like they’ll have anything resembling an agreement before the break.

“Nothing‘s going to happen by this Friday,” Paul said. “I think Aug. 1 is the new deadline, and there’s a certain amount of optimism to believe that we find an agreement.”


If it was fully out, it would have single digit support!

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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel defended the Senate GOP’s bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare and criticized Senate Democrats for having “no interest” in helping on healthcare reform in a Fox News interview Wednesday.

When host Neil Cavuto pointed out that the Senate bill has just a 17 percent approval rating, McDaniel responded, “Well the plan’s not fully out there yet,” and stressed that “Republicans are working to make sure the patient-doctor relationship is restored.”

“Voters need to know that Republicans are working hard to solve this problem,” she added. “It’s unfortunate that Democrats have no interest in solving a problem they created.”


God help Wisconsin: To many uninformed voters at least as this recent Marquette poll goes’ Faux news reigns supreme here apparently. MU has been an fairly accurate poll over the years –unfortunately. good god another term of Walker AAAGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH

MU Law School Poll: Scott Walker job approval reaches 48% as Donald Trump holds at 41%


As a reminder, this was Stephens last April:

Bret Stephens’ First Column for the New York Times Is Classic Climate Change Denialism

He then goes on to compare the Clinton failure and the science on climate change. “Isn’t this one instance, at least, where 100 percent of the truth resides on one side of the argument?” he asks facetiously.

I will be honest, I do not know what “100 percent of the truth” means. But I do know what Stephens is doing here. He is sowing the seeds of epistemic uncertainty. He is telling readers that the experts’ wrongness during the 2016 election is a good justification for doubting other established facts. People are right to look around at the institutions we once held onto and to doubt the veracity of the information they give us. It is entirely reasonable to stop trusting expertise, Stephens subtly suggests. Remember Clinton?

This is a classic strain of climate-change denialism. Stephens does not call a single fact into question throughout his piece. Instead, he’s telling his readers that their decision not to trust the entire institution of science that supports the theory of climate change might actually be reasonable. “Ordinary citizens also have a right to be skeptical of an overweening scientism,” he writes. “They know—as all environmentalists should—that history is littered with the human wreckage of scientific errors married to political power.” Trust nothing, he urges, for nothing deserves trust.

He sounds perfect for MSNBC!


MSNBClinton continues to add conservatives. It appears to be a Fox News wannabe. I am missing it less and less.


Another arrogant bozo full of hot polluted air. Shows how bad the NYT has gotten!


Yay! I found some good news! lol


I know it’s a bit sappy, but people crave leaders who care.


Bernie for 1




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Remember that this is a parody twitter account ridiculing Peter Daou.


Quite often Jimmy Dore makes my day.

Don midwest

well done!

ends with wondering how long until Chuck Schumer will come up with an economic plan

will it be months, …. or until Wall Street owners say it is OK

meanwhile, repubs gutted Dodd Frank setting the stage for another collapse. Only in the House so far, but ….

meanwhile, Syria & Iran … start another war???

Sy Hersh to the rescue!

Exclusive: Seymour Hersh Dishes on New Exposé Upending the Official Story About Trump and Syrian Chemical Attacks
The veteran investigative reporter is turning the narrative upside down with his latest investigation.

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