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Elaine Chao Is a Stealth American Nightmare

Nearly every member of Donald Trump’s wealthy cabal of cabinet members has faced some sort of scandal in the president’s first term. Scott Pruitt, Tom Price, David Shulkin, Ryan Zinke, and Ben Carson have all dominated the news at one time or another with their corrupt spending habits. The press had a field day with…Read […]

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Mitch McConnell Fears a Massive Trump Midterm Wipeout: Report

Politico reports that while Trump’s advisers are telling him everything is going just great as Rome burns, Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan not only smell the smoke, but they can see the flames already creeping up the side of the building: Among GOP leaders, however, there is …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Republicans Just Voted to Destroy the Future of Millions of Americans

It’s hard to put a positive spin on this given how destructive every sane economist believes the GOP’s tax plan will be. Reported the New York Times on the plan that just passed in the Senate:  Republicans took a critical step toward notching their first significant legislative …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Quote of the Day: Republican Tax Cuts Can and Will Be Repealed

While the left is still reeling from the abominable tax plan just passed by the Republican Party, NY Mag’s Jonathan Chait points out that in the long term, this is about the best thing that could have ever happened to the Democrats. Why? Midterms, midterms, midterms. The policy is so unpopular, so …Continue reading Continue […]

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Trump’s Official Endorsement of Pedophile Roy Moore Proves The GOP is Beyond Salvation

Today, Donald Trump endorsed Republican Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore – religious fanatic, anti-gay marriage, Islamophobic, pedophiliac Roy Moore, the most dangerous Senate candidate since David Duke. For the past few weeks, the President has soft-pedaled around a firm endorsement. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Kid Rock is Not Running for Senate

As we contemplate what has become of our political scene in 2017, with a President who used to be a reality TV host, dubious billionaires seeking to dip their toe in the water, and a superPAC supporting a 2020 candidacy from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, we can all breathe a collective sigh …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Sniveling Senate Republicans Finally Accept Obamacare Repeal is Over

It’s finally over folks. Senate Republican leaders who have spent the past god knows how many years attempting to destroy Obamacare have officially pulled the plug on their latest ridiculous ACA replacement plan. They had planned a vote on the measure at the end of the month, but with not enough …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell’s Cold War Spells The Beginning of the End

The New York Times broke a story today revealing the shocking extent of the bad blood between the president Trump and Majority Senate Leader Mitch McConnell. If you are a Trump fan, the story makes for incredibly depressing reading given the precarious place the Trump administration is in …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Republicans are More Worried About Their F*cking Tax Cut for Billionaires Than About Trump Defending Nazis

If you were wondering why the GOP’s response to Donald Trump publicly defending Nazis has been so muted, prepare to be less than surprised:Congressional GOP leaders are hoping to recover from their failed effort to replace the Affordable Care Act and salvage their legislative agenda by unifying the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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F*ck You, Mitch McConnell: The Sequel

Seven months ago, The Daily Banter’s Chez Pazienza marveled at the astonishing hypocrisy of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:The unfathomable, breathtaking, staggering lack of even an ounce of shame you’d have to have to say, after Republicans had publicly looked for ways to not ever confirm …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Senate Just Killed #SkinnyRepeal. Thank God.

We’ll have more on this tomorrow, but great news for the millions of Americans who stood to lose their health care during the epic drama that unfolded in the Senate tonight. From CNN: The Senate has dealt a devastating setback to the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, defeating a GOP …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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Mitch McConnell Just Reminded Us What An A**hole He Is

Let’s rewind to 2009 when the Democrats were working on Obamacare. Despite having total control and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate (for a few months, at least) the Democrats insisted trying to make the bill a bipartisan one. They let Republicans stuff dozens of amendments into it and …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Paul Krugman Sums Up Senate Health Care Bill in One Devastating Chart

You really don’t need to know too much about the Senate Health Care Bill that has now been shelved until at least July 4th. Why? Because there really isn’t too much to it, as Paul Krugman pointed out on Twitter today in a very simple yet brutal chart: You can discount Trump and the Republican …Continue […]

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The Senate Health Bill Really Is as Bad as You Imagined

The Senate’s health care bill proposal would mean 22 million fewer people would have health insurance, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office delivered on Monday. That projection is just about one million fewer than an earlier version of the bill passed by the House, which the Senate initially…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Understanding the Toxic Waste Dump That is the Senate Healthcare Bill

David France’s extraordinary documentary (and book) How to Survive a Plague chronicles the history of ACT UP, the group of HIV+/AIDS-infected gay men who fought to make drugs more affordable to those suffering from a condition the government laughed off as a “gay plague.” In order to spread their …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The 7 Most Dangerous Republicans Right Now

While pretty much every Republican currently in office is awful, there are seven that stand out from the rest of the crowd. They exemplify everything that’s wrong with the modern right wing and deserve a round of applause for their extraordinary effort to destroy everything good about America with …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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It Looks Like the Senate’s Health Bill Is Almost as Vile as the House Bill

Mitch McConnell and his tiny cabal of fellow senators are finally ready to unveil their plan to take away health insurance from millions of people. The official presentation of the new bill will happen tomorrow morning but some outlets received a preview of what it contains on Wednesday. It sounds ever so slightly …Read more… […]

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The GOP’s Silent Treatment and Why Everyone Including Republican Voters Should Be Demanding Answers

The Republicans don’t want you to know what they’re doing. “The Silent Treatment” seems to be the new strategy driving the congressional GOP as well as the Trump White House. And their most loyal disciples don’t care. But they should. We’ll return to this presently.The strategy seemed to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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