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Trump and Congress Just Made it Easier for Auto Lenders to Discriminate Against People of Color

You know who has it really hard these days? Banks and car dealers who want to discriminate against their customers. Luckily, the little guys (who, to be clear, are banks and car dealers, and definitely not the people they’re discriminating against) finally have politicians willing to fight for them: President Donald…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Republican Congressional Candidate Kicks Trans Woman Out of Denny’s Bathroom

This week, long shot Republican congressional candidate Jazmina Saavedra broadcast a Facebook live video from a Denny’s in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, where she stalked a trans woman into the ladies’ room and harassed her until she left. Saavedra, a Trump supporter who is running to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Senate Votes to Save Net Neutrality, Proving Shame Still Works Sometimes

In a monumental decision that will resonate through election season, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted 52-47 to reinstate the net neutrality protections the Federal Communications Commission decided to repeal last December.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Maxine Waters Shuts Down Trump Supporting Congressman Over “White Discrimination” Claim

Since the election of Donald Trump, Maxine Waters has become one of the most visible icons of the Resistance. Whether she’s “shoving” TYT correspondent Michael Tracey, appearing on t-shirts with her catchphrase “reclaiming my time,” or openly calling for impeachment following Trump’s …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Even a Republican Win in Arizona’s Special Election Can’t Stop a Blue Wave

Last night Democrats lost a special election. Republican Debbie Lesko beat Indian-American ER physician Hiral Tipirneni by roughly 6 points to represent Arizona’s 8th district after Congressman Trent Franks resigned over charges of sexual harassment. Republicans had reason to expect …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Even a Republican Win in Arizona’s Special Election Can’t Stop a Blue Wave

Last night Democrats lost a special election. Republican Debbie Lesko beat Indian-American ER physician Hiral Tipirneni by roughly 6 points to represent Arizona’s 8th district after Congressman Trent Franks resigned over charges of sexual harassment. Republicans had reason to expect …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mary Shelley Warned Us About Mark Zuckerberg

Societies have long known that when inventors don’t ask hard questions of themselves, the results can be catastrophic. Mark Zuckerberg learned this the hard way this week when he testified before Congress over two consecutive days concerning Cambridge Analytica’s breach of Facebook data in the 2016 …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Sexist Roots of the “Nancy Pelosi Problem”

When Conor Lamb won his special election in Pennsylvania last week, he distanced himself from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, calling for new leadership if the Democrats retake Congress in November. Since Lamb won by only a handful of votes, this may have been shrewd strategizing on his …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The GOP Demands Bulletproof Vests While Refusing To Pass A Single Common Sense Gun Law

A House Committee passed a resolution that allows them to get bulletproof vests with taxpayer money. Thanks, GOP! Thanks for taking more of our money to protect yourselves from the very thing you are perpetuating — gun violence. Last year, they also received an added $25,000 for security detail … …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Who’s Afraid of the Executive Branch?

The Banter Long Read: While every president chafes at the restrictions placed on his power, it’s only been in the last few administrations that that power has been grotesquely expanded thanks to the naked greed and absolute disregard for democracy of the Republican Party… To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Here’s How Many Thoughts and Prayers a Contribution From the NRA Will Buy

After the Las Vegas massacre that killed nearly 60 people and injured 600, the New York Times ran a story that spelled out exactly how much money members of Congress have taken from the NRA over their careers, and the statements they made immediately after the shooting offering their thoughts and prayers to the…Read more… […]

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With The Russia Scandal on the Edge of Taking Trump Out, Panic Splits The Republican Party

For all of its ability to twist and pervert the political process to suit its needs, it’s amazing that some members of the Republican Party never quite seem to learn that basic fact of political reality: It’s not the scandal, it’s the cover up.Politico reports that Trump’s flunkies in Congress have …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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There’s a New Obamacare Repeal Bill in Town (but Hopefully Not for Long)

Republicans in Congress have to pass their repeal of the Affordable Care Act by September 30, or else it’s not going to happen. That means Zombie Trumpcare has risen again, and at least a few lawmakers think it has a chance. Take a look at what’s in this bill, because you might want to make […]

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When to Quit a Failing Project, Like the Republican Health Care Bill, For Instance 

You will never accomplish everything you want. It’s a hard truth to deal with, but if you don’t, you’ll waste your life on unrealistic, unnecessary projects: renovating your entire home, writing a novel, repealing and replacing Obamacare. Sometimes it’s time to give up, like Mitch McConnell did last night after two…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Best Ways to Make Your Voice Heard About the New Health Care Bill

You probably haven’t heard much about the Senate’s version of the health care bill, because a small committee has been working on it in secret. They’re currently planning zero public hearings, and trying to send it to the Congressional Budget Office before making any text public to the American people. If you don’t…Read more… Continue […]

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