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How the GOP Is Trying Again to Screw Millions Out of Healthcare

During Trump’s presidential campaign, he claimed that he was going to dismantle and replace Obamacare within his first 100 days of office. He said that it was going to be easy and it needed to be destroyed. Like with the majority of the things that he says, he lied. The bill that was originally introduced was called the American Health Care Act. It was explained by Paul Ryan with a PowerPoint and was subsequently memed,

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Sessions Spoke With Russian Officials During Campaign

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, met with Russian Diplomats in Washington last year during the 2016 election and is currently under fire for not disclosing those interactions in his Senate confirmation hearing, according to a story first reported by the Washington Post. On Wednesday Night, Sessions issued a statement: “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the Campaign.” However, the Department of Justice acknowledged on Wednesday that the two instances where Sessions

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Republicans Plot to Repeal Obamacare

Following a congressional meeting on Tuesday, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) released a resolution that outlined several qualifications necessary for repealing President Obama’s eponymous healthcare-reform law. These steps include repealing legislation through a fast-track process, authorizing a budget committee and reserving funds for repealing and replacing Obamacare. Implementing a fast-track process is especially notable, since only a simple majority would be needed to repeal Obamacare, rather than a two-thirds majority in the Senate. Democrats would not

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First Amendment Defense Act Openly Allows Discrimination To People Who Are LGBTQ+

After the election of President-Elect Trump, Republican leaders have been planning the next four years with the idea of a Republican president and a Republican controlled house. With a majority and the executive branch also Republican, leaders are discussing the kinds of legislation they would have a better chance in passing that were previously denied. On June 17, 2015, Republicans introduced a bill to the House called the First Amendment Defense Act which essentially restricts

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52% of Republicans Believe Trump Won the Popular Vote

A fact that has comforted many Hillary supporters is that she won the popular vote. Some have gone as far as to cite this as the reason why the Electoral College should pick Hillary Clinton on Monday. This proposition faces many challenges, but a glaring one is that 29% of Americans think that Donald Trump won the popular vote. A recent poll by the Pew Research Center expands on this statistic. 7% of responders who identify

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