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BREAKING: Republicans Use Dirty Trick To Overturn Historic Democratic Win In Virginia

It’s an election result that is like “nothing in history,” yet it is reminding some of the “hanging chad” controversy in Florida during the 2000 Bush-Gore election recount. After losing control of Virginia’s state legislature by exactly one vote, Republicans have somehow convinced a Circuit Court to count a weird, heavily-marked ballot in their favor, making the crucial race a tie. In the race to win the state’s 94th District, Democrat Shelly Simonds beat Republican David Yancey 11,608 votes to 11,607, according to a tally from the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project. With the win, Democrats usurped a decades-long GOP control of Virginia’s legislature. But the final tally now stands…
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John Legend Just Gave The Best Response To The Jimmy Kimmel-Trumpcare Controversy

Last night on his show, late night host Jimmy Kimmel thrust himself into the center of the healthcare debate, roasting Republicans after Trumpcare author Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) lied to his face about supporting a bill that would remove protections for children like his who are born with preexisting conditions. Kimmel has been such an effective messenger for Obamacare defenders that Republicans have begun trashing him in him in the media, arguingthat the comedian has no business discussing healthcare. Music icon John Legend knows better (tweets below). Legend saw this tweet from from Slate Chief Political Correspondent Jamelle Bouie, reminding the twitterverse how absurd it is for supporters of a reality personality president to…
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White House Leaks Just Revealed The Disturbing Truth About The Senate’s Trumpcare Bill

Even as President Trump publicly taunts those who stand in opposition to the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare and its live-saving protections, within the confines of the Oval Office, White House insiders confirm that the president and his aides are unsure about the bill itself. Just this morning, Trump called out Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and “whoever votes against Hcare Bill,” on Twitter in an ill-conceived attempt to pressure the Republicans to support the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal, which the Senate will take up next week. The move backfired immediately as Paul immediately fired off a series of tweets doubling down on his opposition. While Paul’s reaction is an embarrassment for Trump, he apparently is not…
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Trump Just Made Bizarre Collusion Accusations In This Morning’s Twitter Rant

The President of the United States, his ego stung by two successive defeats on both the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and by the defeat of his candidate “Big” Luther Strange in the Alabama primary runoff, took to Twitter this morning to begin dispensing some blame. He opened his morning tirade with some extremely unsubtle shots at Senate Republicans for failing three times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which Trump promised to do on his first day in office,  demanding that they repeal the filibuster rule even though they couldn’t even reach the necessary 50 votes before the end of the reconciliation period, meaning that it wouldn’t have…
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