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Everything is political. Oh what a tangled we weave when politics gets involved.

Everything is political.

  • WaPo Factcheck Attack on Sanders’ ACA Warning at Odds With Actual Facts | FAIR January 30, 2017
    The biggest and most definitive study of what happens to death rates when Medicaid coverage is expanded, published in the New Journal of Medicine, found that for every 455 people who gained coverage across several states, one life was saved per year. Applying that figure to even a conservative estimate of 20 million losing coverage in the ...
  • Ex-Breitbart Alt-Nazi promoter Steve Bannon is author of Trump’s executive orders January 28, 2017
    In one of the most comprehensive investigations of fraud, Justin Levitt of Loyola School, Los Angeles turned up 31 credible instances of voter impersonation out of more than 1 billion votes cast between 2000 and 2014. Some of those cases may have been because of clerical errors. Levitt’s investigation suggests that while voter impersonation does indeed happen, it ...
  • Trump struggles badly to pass a test of presidential maturity | MSNBC January 26, 2017
    a Trump ally, describing the new president as if he hasn’t quite reached preadolescence. As the story goes, he’s surrounded by aides who effectively serve as babysitters, distracting Trump to help him steer clear of trouble. children are spoiled and grow resentful when they don’t receive the attention they they deserve. The Washington Post ...
  • Nancy Sinatra just ‘walked all over’ Trump in response to Inauguration Ball use of ‘My Way’ January 20, 2017Nancy Sinatra just 'walked all over' Trump in response to Inauguration Ball use of 'My Way'
    Sinatra’s daughter Tina said, “He always thought that song was self-serving and self-indulgent. He didn’t like it. That song stuck and he couldn’t get it off his shoe.” “Self-serving and self-indulgent” — well, there the fuck it is. In that context, it’s a perfect choice for Trump. Source: Nancy Sinatra just ‘walked all over’ Trump in response ...
  • Jan 20, 2017: “The day the music died” January 20, 2017
    “bye, bye, Miss American Pie” “Oh, and as I watched him on the stage My hands were clenched in fists of rage No angel born in Hell Could break that Satan’s spell” “the children screamed The lovers cried and the poets dreamed But not a word was spoken The church bells all were broken” “They caught the last train for the coast The day the ...
  • “Perverted” Sex with Russian prostitutes, kickbacks, bribes and other Trump follies revealed January 15, 2017"Perverted" Sex with Russian prostitutes, kickbacks, bribes and other Trump follies revealed
    we’re all doomed. Seriously. You can’t control, let alone govern a in which the very idea of norms or standards is non-existent. In a way, it is the triumph of moral relativism. There is no right or wrong, but opinion makes it so. This, I , is the biggest challenge facing our world at this ...
  • Even now, Trump struggles to understand the basics of unemployment | MSNBC January 13, 2017
    It is unfortunately very far from the real number. There are in fact 96 million Americans age 16 and older who are not in the labor force. Of this, just 5.4 million, or 91 million fewer than the number cited by Trump, say they want a job. The rest are retired, sick, disabled, running their ...
  • Kellyanne Conway assails media for listening to what Trump says January 13, 2017
    Being a grown-ass man, a 70-year-old man in actual fact, one about to be inaugurated president, and sending your minions out to insist that what you say publicly in front of an audience should not be taken seriously? That’s one of the many things that would be pathetic if Trump’s upcoming inauguration didn’t make it ...
  • Comparing Presidential Administrations by Arrests and Convictions: A Warning for Trump Appointees January 12, 2017
    I would not be surprised if this new Administration sets records for the number of indictments, convictions, and prison sentences. Source: Comparing Presidential Administrations by Arrests and Convictions: A Warning for Trump Appointees
  • Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time | GQ January 11, 2017
    Bill Clinton will long be revered because he’s charismatic, presided over an economic revival, and changed and elevated the view of the . will long be revered because he’s charismatic, presided over an economic revival, and changed and elevated the view of the presidency. He’s simply bigger than Bill. Source: Why Obama Will ...
  • Deficits Matter Again – The New York Times January 10, 2017
    Not long ago prominent Republicans like , the speaker of the House, liked to warn in apocalyptic terms about the dangers of budget deficits, declaring that a Greek-style crisis was just around the corner. But now, suddenly, those very same politicians are perfectly happy with the prospect of deficits swollen by tax cuts; the ...
  • Look at Trump’s heart??? January 10, 2017
    It’s a remarkable approach to defending the indefensible, and it’s hard to imagine Conway seriously believing her own rhetoric. It’s the closest I’ve ever seen a political figure come to literally asking, “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?” 1. Donald Trump says a lot of things that aren’t . 2. Trump’s allies, ...
  • Trump is about to have a lesson in Civics 101. January 8, 2017
    Let’s start with the cabinet. Several of them are in for a very rough ride. Trump is going to be criticized, both inside and outside of the hearings for having nominated them. Trump’s usual reaction to criticism is to take to Twitter and criticize and insult the person or people who criticized him in the ...
  • McCain and Graham bow to McConnell’s obstruction of Russia hacking investigation January 8, 2017
    McConnell also blocked public release of information about what was happening ahead of the elections, so nothing new here. “Top Republican obstructing release of politically inconvenient information” is not exactly breaking news in this day and age. Just as “John McCain talks just big enough to be called a maverick, then backs down” is a story we’ve ...
  • We’re the popular party: Senate Democrats won over 23 million more votes than Republicans January 7, 2017
    there are more people on our side than theirs—and the votes prove it. The Democratic candidate recieved 3,000,0000 more votes than the Republican candidate in the presidential election and the 48 members of the Democratic caucus in the Senate, in their most recent respective elections , collectively earned 78.4 million votes on their way to ...

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