Using Statistical Assumptions — Amodei Attempts to Sell Nevadans on HR1

The House Republican Conference released their “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” claiming that it’s a “comprehensive plan to reform our nation’s tax system.”  NOPE.  The largest “cuts” go to corporations and the rich with the dregs being divided up across the masses.  The House Republican Conference released their “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” claiming that it’s …

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NV GOP Apparently Believes — When You Can’t Win, Stoop to Gutter Politics!

— An “ask” from Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto What Nevada Republicans are doing right now is disgusting. Truly an all-time low. The people of Nevada made their voices heard loud and clear last November. In fact, Nevada was one of the few bright spots on Election Day. Because of your hard work, you sent me …

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GOP Against Consumers Faring Better Using Class Actions—Vote to Repeal Consumer Protection Rule

News from Economic Policy Institute (EPI) Many financial institutions use forced arbitration clauses in their contracts to block consumers with disputes from banding together in court, instead requiring each consumer to argue their case separately in private arbitration proceedings. Recently, members of Congress introduced legislation to repeal a new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that …

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Trump Announces He’s Kicking Thousands of Transgender People out of the Military

During his campaign for the presidency, this is where Donald Trump claimed he stood regarding LGBTQ “rights and beliefs.” It appears he’s “lied” to the public yet again.  Without warning or explanation, President Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that he is unilaterally reversing the military’s plan to allow transgender service: While the tweets are …

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Trumpka on the GOP’s Gutting of Healthcare

— Richard Trumka — President, AFL-CIO We are—and always will be—stronger together. You’ve proved that again by standing united in opposition to the GOP health care bill. More than 400,000 working people like you signed petitions aimed at Congress. More than 26,000 people made phone calls to their senator or representative urging them to oppose …

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So — What Did It Take to Buy Rep. Mark Amodei’s Vote FOR passage of #AHCA

It’s amazing the difference a week can make.  Last week Rep. Mark Amodei was a “NO” on passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), H.R. 1628. I’m not sure what he was offered to buy is “YEA” vote, but it must have been good, for him that is, because it certainly is good for any of …

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Not Prepared to Govern

There’s an excellent piece in today’s Washington Post regarding the tracking for key appointments filled thus far by the Trump administration.  I can’t help but compare and contrast Trump with his Republican majorities in both houses with Obama’s 2008 Democrat majorities in both houses and the lackluster performance by the Trump and his Republican majorities. …

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Undermining Women’s Healthcare—RW Jihadist Pence Gleefully Breaks The Tie to Defund Planned Parenthood

Senate pushes forward with effort to allow states to slash funding for “lifeline” reproductive health clinics — by Nika Knight, staff writer at CommonDreams To widespread outcry, a procedural vote on a GOP effort to slash funding for the Title X family planning program, which funds clinics that largely serve poor women and women of color, passed …

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GOP Is In Chaos—and 2018 is just around the corner

70 days in and it’s already been pretty rough for residents of Trumpland. The “Obamacare” repeal? Couldn’t get a vote. The Muslim ban 1.0 and then 2.0? Laughed out of court. The budget? “Dead on arrival,” at least, according to Senator Lindsey Graham. “You’re fired” seems to have taken over as the mode of operation, …

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No, Paul Ryan, Your Healthcare Defeat Wasn’t Because of “Growing Pains”

— by Robert Reich House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who had failed to grasp that the GOP was now a “governing party.” “We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do,” said Ryan. “You just had to …

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