Short, Sad Congressional Summer

While the world has been watching the blockbuster story of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer unfold, the Senate has been working behind closed doors to salvage their mess of a health care bill. And it seems like they are far from consensus. Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the start of...

Big Something Burger

“This Russia thing with Trump" just keeps getting more and more complicated. Over the weekend, the New York Times that Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son, was promised compromising information about Hillary Clinton before he met with a Russian lawyer connected to the Kremlin. Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort also attended the...

The I Word

Integrity, that is. That’s what the Trump administration said it had in mind when it set up the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in May. The commission is tasked with studying federal registration and voting processes and investigating “vulnerabilities in voting systems” that could lead to voter fraud. One more time for the administration...

Red, White, And You

The Fourth of July is typically a cakewalk for political leaders who take the opportunity to walk in parades, shake hands, and pose for patriotic photo ops. But this year things were different. All weekend, GOP lawmakers tried to keep a low profile (some were more successful than others) to avoid the countless constituents demanding...

Make Or Break It

Nearly all Americans agree that ripping coverage from low-income people to give tax breaks to the richest Americans is not the way forward. But that hasn't stopped Senate Republicans from trying to do it. The Senate may have been forced to delay its vote on Trumpcare this week, but their efforts to repeal the Affordable...

Magic Mitch

As the Senate flounders on health care, many in Washington believe if anyone can cobble together the votes to pass a bill as bad as Trumpcare, Sen. Mitch McConnell can. Sen. McConnell was forced to delay this week’s scheduled vote but the effort to strip health care away from millions is far from dead. Majority...

It Gets Worse

p>As Senate majority leaders scramble to cobble together support for their health care bill, numbers showing just how cruel the bill actually is keep piling up. Earlier this week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office revealed that the Senate’s version of Trumpcare would cause 22 million people to become uninsured and that premiums would skyrocket—increasing by...

Just The Beginning

This afternoon, without the votes to pass their version of Trumpcare, Senate Majority Leaders delayed this week’s planned health care vote. Resistance is working but the fight is far from over. The vote may be delayed but that doesn’t mean GOP leaders are giving up their fight to strip health care away from millions of...

Seven Days

That’s how long we have to defeat Trumpcare. Senate Republicans finally released the draft of their health care bill this morning. And guess what? Just like the House version, it takes health care away from millions of Americans just to fund tax cuts for the rich. Despite promising to start from scratch writing their own...