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MEMBERS ONLY: Trump and Pelosi’s Re-Enactment Of Richard III

In his latest book, Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Stephen Greenblatt analyzes the Bard’s most power-hungry characters. The book never mentions Donald Trump by name, but it is easy to see the parallels between our president and the characters Greenblatt writes …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Incoming Republican Senator Already Under Investigation

Last night, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that he has launched an investigation into outgoing Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley, claiming that Hawley hired campaign staffers to run his office while using taxpayer dollars.  Hawley ran for Attorney General in 2016 with …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Mitch McConnell’s Shameless Op-Ed Totally Backfires

No other Republican has done more damage to the United States than Mitch McConnell. In 2010, before he became Senate Majority Leader, he famously said his party’s “top political priority should be to deny President Obama a second term.” Once he became Majority Leader, he rammed through the … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Democrats Take The House In 2018 Midterms, Republicans Take Senate

It is now official, the Democrats will take control of the House in the 2018 midterms, and the Republicans will hold the Senate. We reported earlier that Fox News had called the House it for the Democrats, but now MSNBC has officially called it too.  Just minutes ago, MSNBC also called the … Continue reading

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Chuck Schumer Can No Longer Be Senate Leader

One of my least favorite traits about Democrats is that we tend to get dissatisfied with our leaders pretty quickly. In the year following Obama’s inaugural, major news outlets were already writing articles saying Obama was disappointing them, despite the fact that he hadn’t even served a full term …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Burn The Republican Party To The Ground

Today marks the one-year anniversary of The New York Times’ report that brought down Harvey Weinstein, which effectively launched the #MeToo movement. The Republicans have decided to honor that by confirming a known sexual assaulter to the Supreme Court. Despite the thousands of brave …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Music Modernization Act takes another step towards fair compensation for music curators

The Music Modernization Act (MMA) has passed unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee, taking music creators a step closer to appropriate licensing and royalty rules for the streaming era. It now has to pass a full Senate vote before hitting the president’s desk. The music copyright overhaul essentially partners Apple Music, Spotify, and publishers under a […]

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Blue Wave Update: Republicans Fall Behind In Two Senate Races They Can’t Afford To Lose

It looks like Arizona and Nevada are on the brink of becoming beachfront property. Republican Senate candidates are stumbling under the weight of the Trump albatross around their necks just as a tidal wave of highly engaged Democratic voters appears ready to crash on top of them: Democratic …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Senate to force vote on overturning recent net neutrality repeals

To the dismay of millions of Americans, 2017 ended with the repeal of net neutrality laws that were set in place by the Obama Administration in a 3-2 vote by the Federal Communications Commission. Artists and celebrities joined the droves of livid protesters, both online and in the streets to vocalize their outrage; meanwhile, the FCC […]

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Trump Administration Accidentally Appoints Qualified Person

(WARNING: SATIRE) A minor scandal erupted in the Trump White House over the recent hiring of Marcus Greene to the post of Assistant Secretary to the Department of Transportation. Greene is an unusual choice for the Trump administration.  A man of Hispanic and African-American descent Asst. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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An Open Letter to the US Senate Regarding Cassidy-Graham

I went to DC this week to take meetings, and in my free time, I decided to advocate against this travesty of a mockery of a sham of a healthcare bill, Cassidy-Graham. Having seen Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speak against it from the Senate Gallery this past Monday, I wrote this letter, …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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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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Kamala Harris is Roasting Jeff Sessions on Twitter Right Now

After beating up on Jeff Sessions at the Senate testimony today, Sen. Kamala Harris took to twitter to continue roasting him for his maddening performance that consisted of him apparently not recalling or remembering anything.Harris also took exception to senators attempting to cut her off while …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Report: Trump Tells Senators That Trumpcare Is Too ‘Mean’

When House Republicans passed a draconian healthcare plan back in May, Donald Trump rushed to the Rose Garden to celebrate this “very, very incredibly well-crafted” plan. But that was a long time ago. Today, Trump met with Senate Republicans about the new bill that they are attempting to put together, and he…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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