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January 20th, 2018 - 2:34 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

SHUTDOWN

It wasn’t close. Republicans needed 60 votes to get the House-passed continuing resolution (CR) through the Senate, but reeled in only 5 Democrats (4 facing re-election in red states, plus recently-elected Doug Jones from Alabama), and 4 of their own defected; the final vote was 50-49. Read st[...]

January 8th, 2018 - 7:46 pm § in Misc., Politics, Repugnants

Gun company’s ad

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January 3rd, 2018 - 12:43 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

SC legislators propose monument to black Confederate soldiers

There’s just one little hitch: There weren’t any, at least not from their state, according to historians. Apparently recruiting slaves to fight for slavery wasn’t a slam-dunk even back in those days. Read story here. Photos: As Confederate monuments tend to be statues of white guys[...]

December 29th, 2017 - 4:28 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

We’ve lost another civil rights hero.

Recy Taylor, 97, passed away yesterday. As a black woman living in Alabama, she went #MeToo when doing so could have gotten her killed. In 1944, then a 24-year-old sharecropper’s wife with young children, she stood up against six white men who abducted her at gunpoint and gang-raped her. They [...]

December 29th, 2017 - 3:33 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Sen. Rubio slams tax law after voting for it

Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising GOP star with presidential ambitions, is now criticizing the tax bill he voted for last week. “The Florida Republican told the News-Press of Fort Myers that corporations will largely use their major tax cut to buy back shares or increase dividends to shareholders —[...]

December 27th, 2017 - 8:25 am § in Politics, Repugnants

GOP Rep calls middle-class tax cuts “socialism”

Robert Pittenger, a multimillionaire businessman, barely won a “safe” GOP seat in North Carolina in 2012, and since then has been one of the most dogmatic, closed-minded, radically rightwing — and racist — members of Congress. If you have a pre-existing condition, he says you[...]

December 24th, 2017 - 8:56 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

Why the GOP tax bill isn’t the victory they say it is.

Although President Trump and Congressional Republicans are hailing their tax bill as a great legislative victory, they failed to achieve many of their objectives and suffered significant defeats. Among them: * They failed to eliminate the estate tax. * They failed to eliminate the alternative minimu[...]

December 21st, 2017 - 1:52 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

‘Not guilty’ in first inauguration protests trial

BREAKING — A jury has acquitted all six defendants in the first trial brought by the Trump administration against inauguration protesters. There’s no question that some rioting and property damage occurred during the protests, although the demonstrations on the whole were peaceful and mo[...]

December 19th, 2017 - 8:27 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Busting the tax stimulus myth

Republicans claim their corporate tax cuts will stimulate investment to create jobs and raise wages: “Big US companies have been piling up cash for years, but they’ve spent little of it on buying equipment and raising wages and other things to grow the economy. Republicans say they know[...]

December 19th, 2017 - 3:17 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Democrats win key seat in Virginia legislature by 1 vote

The GOP’s 66-34 supermajority in Virginia’s lower legislature has evaporated in last month’s elections. With two recounts still to go, Democrats have won a 50th seat in Virginia’s 100-seat lower legislature, after a recount handed them a 16th win by a single vote. The GOP ca[...]