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April 20th, 2019 - 5:38 pm § in Politics

Washington GOP legislator says nurses “play cards”

A Washington GOP legislator who opposes a bill that would require hospitals to give nurses uninterrupted meal and rest breaks has claimed, without evidence, that nurses in small hospitals “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” The state nursing association blasted he[...]

April 11th, 2019 - 11:42 am § in Politics

Pence bashes gays, then claims he’s a victim

He opposes gay marriage, and as Indiana governor, he signed legislation allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ people. But when South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg called him out on it, Pence complained his religion was under attack. Read story here. Look, [...]

April 10th, 2019 - 3:43 pm § in Politics

This GOP legislator wants to execute women who have abortions

His name is Tony Tinderholt, and he represents a suburban district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the Texas House of Representatives. In 2017 and 2019, he sponsored legislation that would impose the death penalty for having an abortion. Because Tinderholt is trying to kill people for engaging in l[...]

April 5th, 2019 - 3:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Privatizing Border Patrol hiring cost taxpayers $13.5 million per hire.

When Trump came into office and pledged to hire 7,500 more Border Patrol agents, Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) hired a private contractor called “Accenture” to do the recruiting and hiring. But Accenture’s performance was so bad even Republicans couldn’t stomach the poor re[...]

April 3rd, 2019 - 2:16 pm § in News Media, Politics

Georgia Republicans want to regulate journalists

Bill would penalize reporters if a “journalism ethics” board decides their reporting is “unfair” This story is so shocking it’s best told in Huffington Post’s own words: “A group of Republican state representatives in Georgia on Tuesday introduced legislatio[...]

March 31st, 2019 - 2:51 pm § in Politics

What if Republicans had to choose between guns and police lives? It’s not a hypothetical anymore.

On Dec. 31, 2017, a deranged meth user with a history of mental breakdowns ambushed and shot five sheriff’s deputies and two neighbors at a Colorado apartment complex before being killed by a SWAT team. One of the deputies, Zackari Parrish, 29, a husband and father of two young daughters, died[...]

March 22nd, 2019 - 2:40 pm § in Donald Trump

MUELLER SENDS HIS REPORT TO ATTORNEY GENERAL

The redhats have gone on an orgy .. repeating the Trump mantra ..”No collusion.”  Now the world waits. What we know so far: There are no sealed indictments, which means Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner are home free. But Mueller’s work isn’t finished; there still are pend[...]

March 22nd, 2019 - 12:03 pm § in Misc.

GOP legislators vote against tampons and pads for jail inmates

A Republican legislator in Maine complained providing female hygiene products to jail inmates will turn the state’s jails into “country clubs.” All the other Republicans on the committee joined him in voting against a bill that would require jails to do that. Read story here. Comme[...]

March 15th, 2019 - 6:58 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump’s chameleon rhetoric

There’s what Trump says for public consumption, and there’s his political rhetoric. They’re very different. What he says for public consumption: “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent [...]

March 14th, 2019 - 10:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Democrats shred Trump official’s lies on census question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must have felt like a cheeseburger after Democrats on the House Oversight Committee finished grilling him about who requested a controversial citizenship question in the proposed 2020 census. The Department of Commerce is responsible for the census, but Ross — a [...]